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Venetian Theatre & Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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253 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123-4020
(503) 693-3953
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Portland, OR
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You need to stop in here, but you might not even recognize it's a restaurant if you're just passing by. Appears to be an old world theater, which it is, but it's also a very nice unpretentious but higher end restaurant compared to the average Hillsboro options. Food quality is pretty good. There are pizzas/calzones, sandwiches, hamburgers, but they are... More 

Thank PDX-FamilyTraveler
Portland, Oregon
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215 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Venetian is a great restaurant with friendly staff, kind of a folksy place in Downtown Hillsboro Oregon. They serve comfort food with large portions, full bar, wine and the like. Last night we had dinner there and their food was again excellent.

Thank stevemarilyn2013
San Francisco Bay Area
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138 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The mushroom ravioli were fine. Not hot enough. I wasn't blown away by the flavor, but no real complaints. Should offer bread basket vs just one roll given on the side of the entree plate. Soda not refilled timely. Service not bad, but again not impressive. Overall it's an okay place with some ambiance, and might be among the better... More 

Thank ryans69
Hillsboro, Oregon
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Loved everything I've eaten at The Venetian - pizza, salad, ravioli bolognese, and lasagna. A friend said the pizza was too garlic-y, but I love garlic, so no problem here. The service can sometimes be a little slow, so don't go if you're in a rush. The food will be worth it, though. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Camille C
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner here after a break of several months and was surprised and disappointed at how the menu had deteriorated . Maybe they changed owners , or fired the cook or something, but what used to be about the only decent nice restaurant on the west side has let their quality slide to the point that it is only... More 

Thank Hawk56
Portland, OR
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great spot for families. We regularly stop in while shopping on Main Street. The salads are all good. The burgers are fantastic. The mushroom ravioli is a favorite.

Thank Snowtracks
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Randomly found myself in Hillsboro, and looked for a nice place to have lunch. Stumbled upon the Venetian -- I asked at the bead shop where to have lunch -- and had a really nice lunch in a fascinating restaurant/theater. I had the special, which was excellent but everything looked very tasty as I peered at what others were having.... More 

Thank norabora5
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

With limited options in Hillsboro, I'll be back, but it's not the perfect place. The ambiance is nice- charming brick, dim lighting. The service is ok- servers are nice, but not super attentive- but not terrible either. The food is good- the burger, Caesar salad and hummus were all good, but not great. The drinks could use fresher, house made... More 

Thank lucydebois
Poipu, Kauai
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stopped in for dinner and because there wasn't a play going on that evening we were able to get a table. I ordered the mushroom ravioli's and my husband had the meatloaf. Best mushroom ravioli's EVER! Simply perfect, and the chopped salad was also very tasty. My husband liked the meatloaf but he felt it was just a tad... More 

Thank msrpoipu
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I love this dish at the Venetian! Best I've ever had. Nice atmosphere and any dish you get is always fresh. Portions are large and I usually have to get a doggie bag. You won't be disappointed here.

Thank Linda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123-4020
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Hillsboro
  • Phone Number: (503) 693-3953

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?