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Old Venice

1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
+1 310-376-0242
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“gyro” (6 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (3 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not many restaurants in Manhattan Beach take reservations, but this little gem of a place sure does! Not only that, the location is amazing and the food and service were outstanding. We had a large group, so we sampled things from the Greek, Italian, and...More

Thank kgorsage
Reviewed February 28, 2016

Old Venice I thought had excellent food and service. It was very crowded and was loud. We however got a spot that was basically quiet. The staff was able to handle the large groups. I will go there againMore

Thank Theresa S
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with your group! We have been serving the South Bay for over 30 years and we take pride and enjoy serving everyone. We try to do the best we can...More

Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

I went to this place to try their Greek food, avoiding the Italian dishes on purpose as being an Italian and wanted to try a food that was from the same Country of the owner. I have tried the chicken Gyro and I liked it....More

Thank Armando A
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this nice little restaurant as I was killing some time and taking a walk along the shore. The gyro sliders on the board brought me in from curiosity. Had a great experience with good laid back service and tasty food. Greek salad...More

Thank haroldHood
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind and amazing review. We are so pleased and glad you enjoyed your meal and dining experience with us. We are family owned and operated for over 30 years and we appreciate hearing everything you said! We hope to...More

Reviewed February 16, 2016

Ate here last week on my trip from VA. This is a gem for mew. It is reasonably priced, rather than some of the "I can't believe they want that much!!!" eateries. The food is spectacular. I had the Lasagne, and it is the true,...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed February 14, 2016

We went to this restaurant because of a recommendation from my daughter's coworker. It was fabulous! The menu has a fantastic selection of different dishes. We were a party of six, every person had a different dish, and each person thoroughly enjoyed his or her...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed January 31, 2016

This restaurant offers an extensive variety of Greek and Italian foods. It pulls it off very well giving the diner a vast array of options. We had a large "Greek Salad with added Gyros Meat" and "Moussaka with Side Salad, String Beans, and Zucchini". Both...More

Thank mjh517
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2016

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We have been family owned and opperated for over 30 years and we really do appreciate hearing your compliments. We are always doing our best to please everyone that comes through our doors. From groups of adults,...More

Reviewed January 24, 2016

Great menu of Italian and Greek dishes. We had the Caprese salad (shared one and it was plenty), I had Linguine with white clam sauce (lots of clams and perfectly cooked pasta), my wife had lamb shiskabob - good size portion done to perfection. Wine...More

Thank HMitch08
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind review! As you may or may not know, we are family owned and operated and put lots of love and pride in all that we do, from our food to our staff, we want everyone to feel as...More

Reviewed January 13, 2016

I wish this place was in my neighborhood in Texas. I would probably eat there once a day at least. We sampled only a few things but each was amazing and left us wanting more. Here is what we sampled : house made hummus, spanakopita...More

Thank TexasTransplant888
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words and review! We are family owned and opperated and take pride in all that we do for our customers. Having been in the same location for 30 years, we hope to be able to serve the community...More

Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Ate at Old Venice for lunch after a stroll on the Strand. The 4* rating on Trip Advisor is excessive, this is an ok 3* place. Greek appetizer was good but greek salad was plain and pizza just ok.

Thank ze_shark
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February 28, 2016|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
I was at Old Venice last week. I do believe they have a wine list. Hope this is helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-0242
  • E-mail
Old Venice was first established in 1984 by Jimmy and Julie and their 6 month old son Andrew. A couple years later, they added a new baby girl named Natalie to the family. In 2006 the building was tragically burnt down by a neighboring business and sadly in 2008, Jimmy was lost to a tragic bicycle accident. The Family stayed together through the tuff times and in 2009, Julie along with her two children, Andrew and Natalie rebuilt Old Venice to what it is now. Andrew is now the head chef, giving all his credit to his late father Jimmy. Julie and Natalie run the front of the house operations and the family continues to keep Jimmys Memory and legacy alive in the same way that he would have done. Don't miss out on one of the few businesses that has been in Downtown Manhattan Beach for over 30 years! OPA!
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