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“Wonderful food and great atmosphere on St. Armand's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Venezia

Venezia
373 St Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-1400
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Ranked #139 of 795 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and great atmosphere on St. Armand's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stopped at Venezia while strolling around St. Armand's at lunchtime and loved this sophisticated little gem. It was a chilly day and the inside of Venezia was colorful with beautiful artwork on the walls...and the place was hoppin'. Despite being busy, we were seated immediately and could look out the large, sunny windows at the passing crowds.
Our waiter came right away. He was very friendly. The food was incredibly good. My anchovy pizza was the best I've ever had and a Venezia dinner salad was huge with dark green lettuce, artichokes and a delicious homemade dressing. One of our party said the Grouper Salad was good too, as was a calzone ordered by another. We'd highly recommend Venezia.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Clearwater, Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lunch and people watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I decided to take my Sheltie for lunch today. She loves to people watch and appreciates all the loving pats on her head she can get. What a nice place to stop for a wonderful grilled grouper salad. The Venezia was a very satisfying experience. The waiter accommodated my dog without having to mention a word. He brought over a small bowl of water with the menu and was so pleasant. To end a fabulous lunch, the espresso with milk was excellent. I love St Armand's Circle, it's a wonderful place to spend a a couple of hours and by all means please try this restaurant!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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washington DC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice place to dine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you are on St. Armand's Circle stop by this restaurant. It was charming I sat outside and watched the world go by. Stop for a drink, salad, or pizza. Just a nice place to eat and watch the people go by. My wine and salad lovely. Price good , service could be better, but it was very busy.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The food was bad...and as bad as the food was the service was worse. Talked to the manager..she said she was sorry...but she is a big part of the problem. We asked her for our bread, and instead of getting it, she looked for our waitress...which was a lost cause. I work on St, Armand's and I have sent a lot of people to this resturant when asked where is a good place to eat.
Never again!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This place is amazing, every spring and fall when visiting family I try to dine at Venezia at least twice and then sneak in a couple of to go pizzas for lunch. I have been to Venice and Italy multiple times and the food at Venezia is just as good as anything I have had in Italy. Super Authentic. Even the most basic dish “spaghetti and meatballs” is awesome. Can’t wait to come back to Florida just go to here!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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