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The Venetian

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Point Loma
Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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3663 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92106 (Chatsworth Blvd.)
6192238197
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call...
The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call some of San Diego’s best pizza), relaxed setting and casual atmosphere have earned generations of fans since Vince Giacalone first welcomed customers in 1965. Sons Joey and Frank proudly continue their family traditions, making sausage, soups and sauces from scratch and drawing a devoted, all-ages clientele. Highlights of the menu include bruschetta, seafood pastas, chicken and veal piccata, and thick- or thin-crust pizzas with either traditional or trendy toppings. Located in Point Loma, The Venetian’s friendly service and “Cheers” style vibe make it a favorite destination for date night, happy hour, dinner with friends or family celebrations. Seating includes the lively bar and patio (great for families and larger parties); comfy booths and banquettes; and a private wine cellar that can be reserved for parties of up to 16. Dinner nightly; lunch Monday-Friday; Sunday brunch; full bar.
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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good !!!

The service was excellent! We ordered pizza and lasagna, and it was delicious. Next time we will order sea food pasta, because the comments on this dish were excellent. Clean and cozy place, good music, nice lights etc. What we liked most was the customer care and of course the food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Maria Claudia G
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  • Special occasions
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The service was excellent! We ordered pizza and lasagna, and it was delicious. Next time we will order sea food pasta, because the comments on this dish were excellent. Clean and cozy place, good music, nice lights etc. What we liked most was the customer care and of course the food.

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Springfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This by far, is one of the best Italian restaurants I've had the pleasure of encountering! The food and the service is impeccable!

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Destin, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

In short, the greatest Italian restaurant I have EVER been to. If you are looking for a great authentic meal made from love, this is the place for you. With great staff, atmosphere, and prices, this restaurant is a must go. Leave room after your meal for the best Tiramisu you'll ever eat.

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Arizona
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Easily booked reservations online. Food excellent service as well. Meal was a little hurried and there was no need to - lots of empty tables. Seafood with pasta fabulous. Eggplant parm was average. Drinks excellent.

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San Diego, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This would have been a three circle; but the noise was so bad that we could not carry on a conversation without leaning in and almost reading lips. There were four of us at a table in the second room. We could barely hear the person next to us; we could not hear the person across from us. The food... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I dined at the Venetian with friends and co-workers on a recommendation. It was a great recommendation! The food was excellent, I had the traditional Veal Marsala. The service was impeccable. The wait staff was very accommodating as our party arrived at different times and some had young children who were hungry! I highly recommend this restaurant for Italian cuisine.... More 

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Auburn, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Found the restaurant on Open Table. A very nice evening, would return if back in the area again. Food was above average Italian fare.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hard to imagine, but it is difficult to find a classic linguine a la vongole, or pasta with white clam sauce. You can find that dish and other simple italian food at this restaurant in Point Loma. Service was a little disrupted by multiple servers who appear young and inexperienced. The room is very loud, which is puzzling since there... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I do a lot of reviews and I am usually pretty generous with my ratings and very rarely have I had to write a review such as this. We have been going here for years. We have eaten at the restaurant, gotten delivery and take out. Their food has always been excellent. We ordered our pizza and were told about... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food here is as good as it has ever been. I grew up eating Venetian pizza, and the incredible taste hasn't changed in over 30 years! Outstanding food and friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3663 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92106
    (Chatsworth Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Point Loma
  • Neighborhood: Point Loma
  • Phone Number: 6192238197

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call some of San Diego’s best pizza), relaxed setting and casual atmosphere have earned generations of fans since Vince Giacalone first welcomed customers in 1965. Sons Joey and Frank proudly continue their family traditions, making sausage, soups and sauces from scratch and drawing a devoted, all-ages clientele. Highlights of the menu include bruschetta, seafood pastas, chicken and veal piccata, and thick- or thin-crust pizzas with either traditional or trendy toppings. Located in Point Loma, The Venetian’s friendly service and “Cheers” style vibe make it a favorite destination for date night, happy hour, dinner with friends or family celebrations. Seating includes the lively bar and patio (great for families and larger parties); comfy booths and banquettes; and a private wine cellar that can be reserved for parties of up to 16. Dinner nightly; lunch Monday-Friday; Sunday brunch; full bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?