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Reviewed September 1, 2020

We ate at Venetos tonight and where very happy we did. The restaurant is on a busy street and does have patio seating, but happily we sat inside where it is quite charming. We enjoyed a reasonably priced and great Montepulciano red wine, assortment of...house made Italian breads with olive oil/balsamic vinegar ( i could have stopped eating with the bread sooo good). My wife had the chicken marsala and i had the evening fish special of fresh sea bass over spinach and a lemon caper sauce. Both entrees were very comprised of fresh ingredients and delicious. We finished the meal with the Tiramisu. Venetos is an authentic Italian restaurant, owned and run by Pino who is a great host. We wish Venetos was in La Mesa so that we could go once a week, but will differently come back when we are in Oceanside.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Decided to get away from the fish for a nice meal and we weren't disappointed. All 4 of us had something different and were very pleased. Very Italian staff that was friendly and good. Good place to eat in Oceanside!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

Food was fantastic. The owner even came out to box up our leftovers. HE never introduced himself as the owner, but you could tell by the authority he carried. When we was leaving there was a cool article on the wall about the owner. Loved...it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

We were driving into town and felt like Italian food. We asked Google and Venetos popped up. We've lived in the area and had never heard of it but decided to give it a try. Wonderful food, great customer service, nice atmosphere. Try it....you'll like...it!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Great Lunch after the 4 of July in Oceanside California. The owner Pino was also Our Server. Lots of Old School Italian food and charm. The lady had a Great Lasagna and I had the Fresh seafood medley special in a beautiful sauce that was...served our linguine. Easily a must visit spot when in and around Oceanside and Carlsbad for me. Thank You Pino!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

Always amazing! From the ambiance, live music, homemade Italian food, wine, friendly & great service... all of it makes for a perfect night out! My pesce alla linguine had incredible flavor and generous selection of seafood. My husband had a favorite Chicken Parmesan, add the...homemade tasty garlic knots and a special Chianti from Italy... bellisimo!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

Small and friendly with seating outdoors and a real plus- parking just next door to the north along North Coast Highway, which happens to be essential because parking along Oceanside's main drag is hard to find. Now for the special part: great, authentic Italian food...that's served with music on Friday & Saturday( phone for times). Just about anything you order you are bound to like so explore the menu. Also serves Pizza. And...there's wine tasting. So chill out and enjoy one of O'sides most memorable restaurants.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

This is old school east coast style italian resturant; its not fancy but the food is good and authetic italian

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

We had to wait almost 30 minutes in a queue stretching out the door before finally being seated despite the restaurant being half empty. It seemed that the owner was the only person allowed to seat customers, which he seemed reluctant to do (possibly because...he did not have enough staff). This frustrated all of us waiting in the queue. After finally being seated we had to push to have our order taken. When the food came we found it to be very basic and not at all up to the recommendations we had read beforehand. Perhaps the restaurant was just busy but I certainly would not recommend Venetos. There are far better restaurants in Oceanside with much better food and excellent service.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

On the recommendation of a friend, we went to Venetos for dinner. It was a great experience and we will be calling this our favorite place to go when we return to California next year. From the moment we entered the restaurant , we were...made welcome, from our waitress to the owner, we were given friendly attention throughout our meal. The food was outstanding: I asked for the special which was salmon and shrimp over vegetables in a lemon olive oil sauce with angel hair. I asked for just salmon and the portion was generous with al dente zucchini, broccoli, and capers. My husband had the gnocchi in a light tomato sauce and he thought it was the best he has eaten anywhere. Perfect night with such friendly staff. You have to try it!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Venetos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4