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“Complete Disrespect.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Made In Italy

Made In Italy
117 W. Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-488-8282
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Ranked #21 of 210 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Come and Enjoy Fresh Authentic Italian Cuisine. We serve- Antipasti- Insalate- Zuppe- Pasta- Entrees, and Wood Oven Pizza. Now proudly serving fresh fruit martinis and specially crafted cocktails in our beautiful martini bar. Peppe and Alessandro are waiting for you!
Venice, Florida
1 review
“Complete Disrespect.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I had heard that the food was great from a family friend. Upon arrival, my sister, boyfriend and I had asked for a table for 3 and in response from the hostess we were told it would be a 30-45 minute wait. We mentioned that due to this, we were going to walk down the venice strip to show my sisters boyfriend the town, being that we had up to 45 minutes of waiting time. The Hostess mentioned no issue with this but upon our return we were told our name had been crossed off the list. She still sat us at a table to which we were removed after 2 minutes after being told it was for someone else. she said she was bringing us to another table though "anyways" and mentioned we were "lucky" to get another seat. I then asked why our named had been crossed off in the first place to which the response from the hostess was, "its my list and i can do what i want with it". I talked the owner/manager (who hardly speaks comprehensible english) about the situation. He brought me up to the hostess and i asked why she had said what she had said, and mentioned how i felt disrespected. She, in defence, pointed her pen in my face and was told the owner that she didn't, then the owner took me outside and said "there must be a misunderstanding, justa sita downa anda eat" and as he said that another waiter (assumed family) laughed at this. No culpability was taken on the owner/managers nor the hostess part. Shocked that I would be talked to in such a way after hearing good things. My wide range of colleagues, friends, as well as family who visit this part of florida will not be told good things about this place any longer. A very disappointing evening overall.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Like being in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

What more can you ask for? A local restaurant, run by an Italian family from Italy who are devoted to great service and fantastic food. I can't say enough good things about the quality, the service and the atmosphere. The wine list is also excellent. If you have eaten in a trattoria in Italy, you will immediately recognize Made in Italy as a similar place.
Now they have a great bar for a late-nite drink or coffee and desert. The restaurant fills up fast and you may have to wait during the season, but if you can't get in the first time you try, do come back a little earlier the next day. You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Second visit was even better than our first. High quality food, attentive and fun wait staff, and delicious specials. This was the place to be in Venice on that Saturday night -- a nice mix of younger and older folks all enjoying a great meal and drinks in a comfortable casual atmosphere.

Visited December 2014
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Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We had bad service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went to this place for dinner. Was seated at a tiny table, that was uneven. Waited 10 minutes but was never waited on. So we got up and left and went to casuarinas down the road and had 5 Star service and food. Do not waist your time at Made in Italy.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hernando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The Best of Italy in Venice, FL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

The owners here are from Italy and welcome us in a way that reminds us of the way family operated restaurants in Italy welcome their guests as part of their "familia". When we mentioned a particular dish we enjoyed in Rome, Giuseppe said he could deliver it - and he did. It was wonderful; it made our evening. And more - Andrea at the bar, makes drinks in a very artful way. We should pay for a seat at the bar to enjoy the show as he prepares cocktails. This is a one-stop-place for drinks and authentic Italian food.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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