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Bistro Venitien

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26 Rue Gras | Au Pied de la Cathedrale, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Villelongue-dels-Monts, France
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in the historic part of Clermont Ferrand the restaurant does a brisk trade offering the usual Italian staples.Pizza and Pasta form the majority of the menu and are generally good but not great. Having arrived early we were served relatively quickly, though as the evening progressed the restaurant became very busy, so much so we had to queue for... More 

Thank Andre T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food and a great location. Took good care of our family. Family of five with two vegetarians and a wonderful back drop of the cathedral... very happy!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We asked for a table of 5 which seemed a problem, after 5 minute debate, the lady, organising the tables, agreed with a table size 6. Clearly not with her approval. The pizza's were of good quality, tasefull, yet small of size. The service was friendly. And fast. Paying the bill was only done with the lady that organises the... More 

Thank BrusselsMGi
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I was new to Clermont-Ferrand and a friend and I grabbed a bite at this restaurant one night. We sat ourselves and not only did someone not come to our table for 25 minutes, but we were treated with little respect and the waiter acted like he didn't even want to speak with us, much less assist us with our... More 

Thank Lauren C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

my daughter led me to this "italian - named'' bistro for my birthday. I was chary about. But everything was nice. Good lunch very big portions, friendly staff, lots of happy-looking people eating. I will go again if i come there again.

1 Thank Eleni O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

one of the few italian restaurants in town...probably the best one..the ceasars salad is a superb choice..pizzas are authentic italian recipies and you can have a meal in a place with a great atmosphere carefully selected music and a very polite service..prices were relatively high but it worth it..

1 Thank Ιωάννης Ν
United Kingdom
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183 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We arrived in Clermont fairly late one Thursday evening to find most restaurants didn't appeal to a family with varied needs/dietary requirements, or were full, or of course were closed for the holidays - even around the touristy part of Clermont. Whilst feeling it's a bit of sacrilege to go to an Italian restaurant when you're in France, this restaurant... More 

1 Thank R S K
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I stayed in Clermont-Ferrand overnight on a journey to the South Of France. We went for a wander around the city in the evening and were drawn to the huge and imposing cathedral. The mostly pedestrianised road down from the cathedral entrance has a number of restaurants with pavement tables. We chose this one and what a... More 

1 Thank Slight-Fade
Greenville, SC
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227 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The title says it all. This was our second visit to Bistro Venitien in Clermont-Ferrand. This time we were seated upstairs in a beautifully decorated room, very Venetian and very cozy. We enjoyed a tray of excellent olives, tapenade, followed by an excellent salad of fresh greens, an enormous pizza for my husband and the excellent pasta Noix St. Jacques... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I say Little Gem because from the outside and just inside the door it looks small; but once inside there are two upper floors all with plenty of room. It is very clean and tidy,the staff are exceptionally friendly, serving a variety of Italian food all very reasonably priced. A restaurant I will certainly visit again!

2 Thank Jimgrandad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Rue Gras | Au Pied de la Cathedrale, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne  >  Puy-de-Dome  >  Clermont-Ferrand
  • Phone Number: 0473312737

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