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DeFina's Italian Restaurant

1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
+1 941-445-4755
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend recommended DeFina's (soon to be called Lucarelli's) and we are so glad that we took her suggestion. The food is delicious, the decor amazing and the service fabulous. The wait staff, hostess and owner make you feel like you're their only customer! The...More

Thank Peggy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Venice hands down my family and I try and get in at least two or three times a year to have a really great meal to look at it from the outside you wouldn't think much of...More

1  Thank Wes W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu of specials, $30,$50 or $70, dinner for two, plus a carafe of wine. My wife treated us, my birthday, I ordered the Soup, Angel Hair, bolognese, wife pasta with meatballs, her cousin had the Ravioli and his wife pasta with meatballs. Nice Chianti to...More

Thank golf076
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I looked at each other as we took a bit of the fish. Not bad, but not fresh either. The owner said she'd take care of it, and erased it from the specials board. We didn't eat it, but no discount from...More

Thank GNTinaToots
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us went to DeFina's for dinner. At best, it was just ok. Of the six meals, only one diner liked their meal, the chicken marsala. The other meals were just fair. The shrimp in the shrimp scampi were tasteless, like they were frozen...More

Thank RetiredInParadise
Reviewed June 15, 2017

My family have been going to DaFina's for several years now. This visit was the first time I was able to go with them. We traveled in from England, and this was my first meal in Venice. We had the Italian combo. Every single piece...More

1  Thank Colleen H
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Very friendly people who could not do enough to satisfy our luncheon group. When more people arrived than expected, the staff rearranged the table so that we could all sit together. We found out the the restaurant had opened at lunch time to accommodate our...More

1  Thank _ritaanne007
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't gone your missing out. This is a hidden gem here in Venice,Fl. Anywhere you land on the menu you'll be more then satisfied and the service and atmosphere is absolutely fantastic. We try to go 1 to 2 times a week. Its...More

1  Thank thomas w
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Everything about this restaurant is first class. Well trained staff -attentive, thoughtful, knowledgeable Love the decor, when you walk thru the door you will love classy, cozy ambiance. Then there is the food. Amazing quality, much more than the typical Italian menu. We had the...More

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Definas never fails to impress. The atmosphere, staff, and owners Pam and Bob are the best. The favor of everything is GREAT. Our favorite restaurant in Venice.

1  Thank Don T
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Linda G
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Kevin Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Linda G. but I cannot recall if they do or do not!! If they do you will love it there!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $40
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5005
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-445-4755
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