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Venezia Restaurant

134 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-5107 (Mid-City)
(504) 488-7991
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Ranked #345 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mid-City
Description: Closed due to damage sustained in Hurricane Katrina.
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51 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Let's keep it simple...just go here. Great food and you will not go wrong. Everything was great. It is right off the red (cemetery line) or the green (city park museum line). Once again...you will not be disappointed!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Probably the best example of the New Orleans local restaurant scene available for anyone local on visiting. The food is consistent and delicious and the menu caters to every diet, except those darn vegans! Of all of them the Veal Chop is probably the best available with or without a plane ticket and the pasta is superb. What ever you... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This Mid-City Institution has been serving locals and fortunate tourists for over 50 years. Our server and bartender were exceptionally friendly and made sure that we were completely satisfied. We started with baked oysters and stuffed artichoke and they didn't disappoint until our entrees arrived. They were so good and filling that the oversized plates made us wish we'd skipped... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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191 reviews 191 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Venezia's has been in business since the 50s and is a landmark. The restaurant is small and open so it can get crowded and noisy. We went on a Saturday night, with reservations, and still had to wait for a table. There is something on the menu for everyone from pizza for the kids to filet mignon for the grownups.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I took my son and three of his classmates from Tulane out to eat at Venezia last week. This is my favorite Italian place in New Orleans by far and has been so for decades. I love their pizza with a wedge salad, but the eggplant parmesan or eggplant Vatican is truly delicious. All they know is large portions and... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Don't come here expecting cutting edge. This is old school and proud of it! Service is good, but casual. Food is paced, that is they do not rush you. Try a pizza for an app if the table is four heavy eaters, or six regular eaters. Quite well done. Pasta is king, and they do it right. Home run with... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The food was fabulous. It's a typical old-fashioned New Orleans neighborhood Italian restaurant. Our server, Juan, was wonderful. We were a large group, celebrating a birthday. There were a couple of other large groups at the same time. It didn't have any affect on the service or the food. The Tuscan Cheese appetizer was so good. The Caesar salad was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time in the past year we've visited New Orleans and ate at Venezia! The lasagna is great, but we also ordered the ribeye which was fantastic - a surprise considering this is an Italian restaurant! And it's a short straight drive from downtown!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I like to go to local funky places to eat when traveling. This joint was worth the trip. Parking is a pain, area looks a little shady, nothing fancy inside to look at. Service is friendly but not fancy. Food? Home run! The pasta was cooked just right, the meat sauce was just that, meat with sauce (gravy) over the... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We ended up at Venezia because the restaurant we planned on going to had a 1 hour wait. Boy how lucky were we? This place had fabulous service and some of the best cannelloni I have had since I lived in NY! My hats off to this family owned establishment for its awesome cuisine. My only request is that they... More

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