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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't understand why you are open for late lunch with limited menu when you act like it's such an imposition to serve people. Service & food was mediocre. Every other time I've been here has been great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went late in the day for lunch and had the place to ourselves. There was a limited menu (in between the regular lunch and dinner menus which looked very good) but there was something for everyone to choose from. We ate inside due to the heat but there are some sidewalk tables. We had a nice leisurely lunch which we... More 

Thank Tripping9900
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to have dinner, prior to attending a concert in the park. After walking along the avenue, and checking out the menus of several restaurants, we made Cafe Venice our choice. Certainly was fate, and no disappointments, considering we had no other knowledge of the place. Food was excellent (we had both our meals for leftovers--good... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy that "fate" brought you to us!! We cannot say how happy it makes us to please our guests! We always strive to please our guests with attentive friendly service, quality delicious food and welcoming atmosphere! Thank you for trying us on a hunch. We do hope you come back soon.... More 

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279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here today, beautiful interior, clean and inviting, white linens, impressive! Our lunches included a spectacular Thai soup made with coconut milk,onions, muscles, salmon and bit of curry for a spicy kick. Hubby's pastrami sandwich was delicious with 2 cheeses and Loire than adequate amount of meat, served with cole slaw. My spinach salad with candied walnuts... More 

Thank travelers966
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in for lunch! The Spicy Thai Seafood Soup is yummy if you like a little spice kick!! :) We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our food. We cannot wait to see you again! Come back and try dinner! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Venice is always a must go to for my family and I! The menu always impressive even though it's hard to say no to the chicken salad for lunch!

Thank Becca K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I choose cafe Venice to entertain a few work clients and it was absolutely perfect! We sat outside and enjoyed to Florida sun while immersing ourselves into burgers and salads. Probably the best salad I have ever eaten in my life. Margaret, our server was beyond genuine and very inviting. Her fast service, combined with delicious food and delightful atmosphere... More 

Thank Ashley W
Stuttgart, Germany
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to eating here after seeing the reviews and the awards. The interior is traditional. The wine selection is good, the menu (for lunch) was reminiscent of a diner. Our major complaint was the extremely slow service. Took them about fifteen to twenty minutes even to take our order. The food arrived forty-five minutes (!) later,... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went for lunch with a friend before attending a matinee at the Venice Theater. We sat inside, which I DO NOT recommend. it was so noisy my dinner companion and I decided to give up trying to converse.

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

We apologize that it was noisy inside. We do have sound panels up to help absorb some of the "chatter" of guests. Unfortunately, when people are enjoying themselves at lunch, they tend to get chatty. We do offer outdoor seating when weather permitting. It is usually quitter outside on the patio. We do hope to see you in the future. More 

Mount Dora, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

Thank you for dining with us for dinner! We are so glad you enjoyed the food. Our deepest apologies that our service was just okay. We always strive to please all our guests with attentive but not intrusive service. Please, try us again as everyone has an off night here and there. Also, ask for a table next time. Our... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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..

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

The tomato basil bisque is one of our signature soups. The locals always rave about it. Thank you for the compliments. We do appreciate your words and time. We cannot wait to see you again. We will have some crispy bacon and a warm cup of soup ready for you!! More 

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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, International, 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
Large groups, 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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