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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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Eufaula, Alabama
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Julie took care of me; just had a glass of house cab and some spicy Thai soup sitting outside. Very nice. Prices are good, full menu.

Thank knox78
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Cafe Venice Restaurant the other night, great experience, excellent food, great service, nice ambiance. This place was terrific, but beware it is not inexpensive, fine dining. Would go there again. It's hard to rate anywhere a 5, but this sure is close! Try the crab stuffed shrimp as an appetizer, they were really wonderful.

Thank Paul A
Rockford, Illinois, Usa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our lunch there. I ate the quiche special with the spinach salad with an orange vinaigrette dressing. It was wonderful! One of the best dressings that I have ever had! My husband had the roast beef wrap. It was wonderful, too! We had very quick service and a wonderful waitress!

Thank Barb D
Brackney, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

How sad I was to read the infamous " Stage Deli," had closed in New York City.. it was always the best in deli... and forever I have been passionate for a pastrami on rye.. well today I had a superb sandwich.. huge, messy, moist and mouth watering.. it was served with a lovely fruit salad on the side. Had... More 

Thank carole d
Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe is a good place to come and dine. The atmosphere is elegant, the food exquisite, the service excellent. I would recommend their beef or seafood. This restaurant certainly stands out among a crowded street of restaurants, West Venice Avenue. I recommend this who is looking for a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Mike S
Severna Park, Maryland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food! I had there Quiche and Greek salad. This was the best I have ever had!! Service and presentation was also terrific.

Thank 318kendal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was cozy with white linen and plenty of help. Our waitress was personable and caring. It promised to be a romantic and satisfying Valentines Day dinner. But the food disappointed. My escargot appetizer was served in a traditional escargot serving dish, but they were drowned in a boiling liquid covered with too many sun dried tomatoes. It was... More 

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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216 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our best dining experiences ever. We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation on the patio. Unfortunately, some guests linger and linger and linger. Our table was delayed because some people don't really understand the restaurant business. It's all about turning tables. Enjoy your dining experience, but any stay beyond 1-1/2 hours is rude. Get up and get... More 

Thank James R M
Hamilton, Canada
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner and could not believe how noisy this place is. I guess the low ceiling doesn't help. Very annoying. We ordered salads that were very good. For a main course I had Shrimp Scampi. Five shrimp and some very bland linguine. My husband's filet mignon was nice, but he did not like the accompanying potatoes. Service was very... More 

Thank BBJP
Estes Park, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for Thanksgiving Day dinner. It was VERY busy. We were grateful to find a place open that day & had made reservations early. We were seated promptly & the service was good & friendly. The food was also good & we enjoyed our time here.

Thank Beth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $33
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?