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Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-7617
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (35 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“misto mare” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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1 - 10 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We love to go here for special occasions. The variety and quality of dishes is great. Intimate atmosphere with quiet attention to their customers.

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A strange name but good food. The menu is extensive, and the prices are not out of site. My wife had the veal which was excellent, and I the Pasta marinara. The sauce was great. Service was slow.

Thank MarineAustin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first time in Port Aransas and coming from Austin I'm not used to all food options disappearing at 10. I called into Venetian Hot Plate at 9:25 feeling so guilty about asking for an order to go. They receptionist was nice about...More

Thank tryingtotravel90
Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to leave a great review but I travel Italy. I make pasta. This is an ok place in an ok beach town. It's one of the better restaurants in Port Aransas. But as far as real Italian food goes....gah...Americanized with food service short...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large party of 12 and the restaurant had no problems accommodating us. Excellent service. Very friendly. My seafood pasta special w white sauce was wonderful!

Thank drwillie78
Reviewed May 25, 2017

My wife and I stopped in on our way back to our hotel around 5:30 and the first impression from the outside looked like a bar/pancake house - I know, kinda weird. Most of the buildings at the coast are eclectic with stand out colors...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed May 24, 2017

The food was good and fairly sophisticated, but on the expensive side. The cumin-crusted lamb was very well cooked and the grouper was very moist and flakey. It was served with an very un-hortodox caponata and mashed potatoes. Good wine selection available by the glass,...More

Thank Sal881
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We have been eating here for years, alway experienced fabulous food and service. Our recent visit was again pure perfection. Thank you for continuing to provide consistent excellence year round. The dedication to quality food and service is very appreciated.

Thank K W
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Make reservations. The food is the closest thing to Italy I've found in a long time. Delicious and a work of art. Worth the wait and worth the price.

Thank OmaghRose
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Had crab cakes at this restaurant in May 2017 for dinner and they were some of the worst that I have ever had. The crab if it was crab was tasteless and very stringy. I like crab cakes and usually get them whenever I can...More

Thank Herbie1958-2017
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Response from tahoequeen21 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday and Monday.
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Response from Yokum | Reviewed this property |
Don't know either but I believe he was trained by Linda's husband who was the original chef before he passed away. Same amazing food.... As long as Linda (owner from Italy) is there.. The food will always be great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7617
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