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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mount Dora, Florida
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very central location and easy to get a dinner reservation. Food was excellent and the service just OK. Space filled rapidly and the booths are little tight.

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Thank Denny W
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm craving the awesome tomato bisque, full of flavor, just right thickness.. And the Best BLT.. The bacon is extra crispy, thick and tasty, usually, they have red ripe thick slided tomatoes, on thick (homebaked, style) bread, I request toasted. Best ever BLT.. Can't wait to go..

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Thank kay r
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food ,decor & staff were great,especially the best escargot ever.Nice presentation of all our dishes ,nice wine etc.Would certainly recommend this eatery

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Thank loveit617
Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had lunch with a friend at Cafe Venice. My friend had the spinach salad which filled the plate and looked so inviting. She said it was delicious. I had a cup of Italian wedding soup with the quiche of the day. Both items were hot when they came out of the kitchen, nice presentation and so delicious. I... More 

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Thank Joan513
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We truly love to make our guests happy!!! It puts a huge smile on our faces! :) More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so happy with every dish we ate! Added bonus was bringing our dog with us! Gorgeous food, awesome prices!

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Thank NLW70
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

We love our guests and their fur-babies! The city of Venice allows restaurants to apply for Doggie Dining Permits, and we thought it was a MUST HAVE! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your meal with your companion. Please, come back and see us soon. More 

Hobe Sound, Florida
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After traveling for about a year on the West Coast of Florida and being somewhat disappointed in the restaurants we stumbled into Cafe Venice. No Internet to Yelp it so we walked in and had one of the best 5 meals we have experienced on Florida's west coast. I enjoyed the special of the day Veal Shank and a delicious... More 

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

We are so grateful that you stumbled upon us!! Thank you for the kind words. We truly try our best to make everything special for our guests like you!! From homemade dishes, quality ingredients, pleasant prompt service and competitive pricing for our area; we truly try our hardest to make you happy! Thank you again. We do hope to see... More 

dartyhasam
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch destination! Very clean & friendly! I take my son often as we are locals & always enjoy the service & food!!

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

Thank you for your patronage! We just do not know what we would do with out our loyal locals!! :) More 

Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our second stop on the wine tour with friends. Had a great glass of wine and three appetizers at the bar. Loved every one of them - stuffed mushrooms, flat bread and sliders. Nice atmosphere and friendly bartender. Would definitely try again for a meal.

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Thank eastbrookcenter
kay k, Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Everything you tried is on our Happy Hour Menu. It is available at the bar Tuesday through Saturday 3:30pm to 7pm during the summer. Come try our homemade dinners or lunches! We try to always offer wine specials too! Thank you for joining us on the night of the Wine Walk! How fun was that!? More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank fishandtee
venice fla
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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.

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

During our summer vacation, we updated many of our "outdated" décor. Come see us again real soon. Thank you for enjoying our food and service! We appreciate your patronage. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $33
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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?