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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cafe on the avenue. Service and cuisine always consistent. ..nice wine selection. A great place to eat outside.

Thank fishandtee
venice fla
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We do lunch and dinner at the Cafe regularly. The room is a tad dated but who eats the room! Good servers some with time in service. Lunch and dinner always a pleasant dining experience.

Thank peter s
Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I love visiting Venice, especially in the off season with the crowds greatly diminished. We spend hours meandering through the shops and usually buy our fair share of "necessities". We usually end our excursions with a nice lunch at what used to be our favorite spot, the Venice Café. I say "used to be" because today, when... More 

Thank Jim P
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for always supporting us in the past!! :) We do appreciate your patronage. Due to the rising prices of food everywhere, we have had to join the "band wagon" on charging for extra dressings. All our salads come with a full portion of the desired homemade dressing. When our guests ask for an additional dressing, we charge .50... More 

Trussville, Alabama, United States
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176 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were leaving the popular Venice Beach when we saw this café and decided to give it a go. We were in our swimsuits and thought we had made a mistake when we saw white tablecloths. The staff were not taken aback at all. We were seated quickly. We had a very good lunch with good lunch prices. The fresh... More 

Thank Phillip H
Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner last week for the first time at Café Venice. The TA reviews were good, so we gave it a try. First of all I was a bit taken aback by their sharing policies. Not only was there a $5 plate sharing charge for entrees, which I can understand. But there was also a $5 plate sharing charge... More 

Thank kimocat
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

I do apologize if you read our split charge fee of $5 on our dinner menu and were confused. The $5 split charge only applies to our dinner entrees. It does not apply to our salads or appetizers or desserts. We do charge a $1 to share a salad, as it is more work for the kitchen staff and you... More 

Levanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Great assortment of lunch dishes, with opportunities to mix two half portions of soup and salad etc. Fixed 3-course lunch menu at $15. All courses very tasty, and friendly staff.

Thank KathinkaM
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Tasty food, complete menu, I've had lunch three times, really enjoyed it very much. Presentation drew me in to decide what to taste first. The tomatoe bisque won.. Thick, rich, creamy with melted cheese shavings. Heat was just right, fresh and tasty. Today I ordered the Rubin, to compliment the tomato bisque.. Awe, yes, piled high, GOOD! Connie, our repeat... More 

Thank kay r
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for your visits!! Connie is our "mamma bear" at Cafe Venice. We are so pleased you enjoyed her attention to details. The Rueben Sandwich is one of her favorites! Ours too! :) We cannot wait to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Menu excellent. Food delicious. Quaint sidewalk tables available. Service superior. We also enjoyed take out option (to the beach)! PS. Julie rocks! 😃

Thank Dennis B
Fort Ashby, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Café Venice is located downtown in the historic section of Venice. It is an easy walk from any of the public parking areas. We were doing the tourist shopping thing when we happened to come in for lunch during the "Taste of Sarasota" offerings. We both had the prime rib wrap with caramelized onions, which was sensational.

Thank Kam J
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Oh, how fun! We love playing the tourist role too! We are so glad you stumbled upon us! We have been here for ten years and just love that Venice is growing with new timers. The Savor Sarasota Lunch menu for $15 has been a big hit this summer. A cup of our homemade Tomato Basil Bisque with Parmesan Cheese,... More 

Venice, Florida
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with another couple at Cafe Venice a couple of nights ago and we were very pleased with both the food and service. I had the French Pot au Feu and it was delicious, moist, flavorful, and the mashed potatoes had to be homemade. My wife and I split a Grilled Romaine salad (it was more than enough... More 

Thank jerry t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $33
American, Gluten Free Options, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-484-1855
We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice. Our Menu is Continental with a French and Polynesian flair. Don't let the name fool you-this is not an Italian restaurant. Walk or Bike to local shops and beaches and parks. Outside dining is available. Reservations accepted and walk ins welcome. Separate Lunch and Dinner Menu. Casual Fine Dining and Wine Bar (we do offer a full bar). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre. We are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-3:00 (Mon - Sat),Dinner open at 5 (Mon - Sat),Sunday hours are dinner only (in season only)-call for availability. We serve a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm outside or at the bar as well.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?