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“Amazing, an experience everyone should enjoy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Grand Venise

Le Grand Venise
171,rue de la Convention, Paris, France
01 45 32 49 71
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Ranked #1,307 of 13,308 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Amazing, an experience everyone should enjoy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

The Italian, family owned restaurant of Le Grande Venise is the best I have been to in Paris. When you eat here, you not only have a meal, but you have an experience. This starts with warm homemade bread, fresh cheese, and full raw vegetables being brought to the table for all to enjoy (the cherry tomatoes and balsamic were amazing). After enjoying this, the owner, a small Italian woman, comes to the table to explain the menu. After hearing her passionate explanation of the pastas, fishes, and meats, you will want to eat it all. The food was all very good, we had pasta and fish. They are very accomadating in that they will do tasting portions of different pastas if someone cannot decide which they would like (it is difficult with all of the great choices!). After the main course, you can opt to have desert. Their speciality is a mountain of caramel icecream that is brought out and the server carves off pieces. This is accompanied with chocolate sauce, caramel, nuts and all kinds of dried fruits and cherries for the table to share. The tiramisu was also delicious! The service was great and everyone was very nice and accommodating. If you are in Paris, it is a restaurant you must go to, but be sure to make a reservation!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Charming and unique--a real dining experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

There is no way to describe the dining experience at this restaurant. Everything--from the extraordianry flower arrangements, to te food portions to the personalities of the servers--are over-sized! Superb Italian food, over-the-top romantic, authenic and attentive service--a real discoveryl

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“A wonderful sturant inaris, not sure why it's rated 9xx, it should be in the top 100 at least.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

A friend took us for lunch there, great place, the old lady, the owner and her daughter were making sure ha we eat everything, everything is perfect, food, service, ambiance, a great place go eat, enjoy the company of your friends...

A must visit

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2008

The food and the experience were incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's expensive but I didn't mind the large bill because the food and the atmosphere proved worth it. I want to return to Paris just to eat here again!!

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