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The Venetian

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Mon, 2/18
8:00 PM

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Steamed Clams
Olive oil, butter, garlic, lemon, chili flakes, parsley, basil and tomatoes
Mediterranean Scallops
We start with caramelized scallops, butter, olive oil, tomatoes, basil, parsley and lemon juice, topped with Parmesan Cheese and bread crumbs
Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomatoes
Large slices of tomato, topped with fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of pesto
Bruschetta & Prosciutto
Fresh chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil and parsley on top of a fresh baked crouton with prosciutto
Calamari Fritti or Strips
Fried and served with house made ranch dressing and cocktail sauce
Salumi Platter
Served with Italian Hard Salami, Capicola, Marinated Ciliegene Mozzarella, Aged Provolone, Poached Garlic, Italian Marinated Olives, Pepperoncini, Roasted Tomato and Fresh Bread
Fried Zucchini
Zucchini sliced thin and fried. Served with marinara and ranch dressing
Cheese Bread
Our garlic bread with Jack and mozzarella cheese, baked and sprinkled with Romano
Garden Salad
Spring mix and romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumber, pear tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini and croutons. Your choice of dressing
Small $11.25
Large $15.95
Mediterranean Salad
Grilled chicken, spring lettuces, cucumber, calamata olives, pear tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese, caramelized pecans and garlic, with balsamic basil vinaigrette
Small $7.5
Large $12.75
Caesar Salad
Our own dressing, made daily with the finest ingredients
Small $10.75
Large $14.5
Antipasto Salad
Romaine & spring lettuces, Genoa Salami, provolone cheese, pepperoni, olives, pepperoncini, tomatoes with our own Italian dressing
Spinach Salad
Smoked Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms, Hard Boiled Egg, Pear Tomatoes, Crispy Onion with Dijon Vinaigrette
Cup $5.75
Bowl $7.75
Lentil or Minestrone Soup
Traditional recipe from our family. Served for over 40 years, and made fresh daily!
The Florentine
Alfredo sauce with roasted garlic, ricotta cheese and fresh spinach, topped with parmesan and our own blend of cheeses
The Giulia
Pesto, sliced tomatoes and feta cheese
The Genovese
Pesto, roasted garlic, caramelized scallops, prosciutto, pine nuts, and our blend of cheeses
The Sicilian
Using our famous blend of pizza sauce and cheese, we add spicy Italian sausage, tomato, onion, bits of anchovy and oregano. Baked light with all items on top
Additions - Shrimp: $9 Scallops: $9, Chicken: $5. Toppings Add ($1.50 Each Item): Pepperoni, Sausage, Meatball, Linguica, Canadian Bacon, Sundried Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, Garlic, Pesto, Jalapeno, Pinenuts, Mushrooms, Bell Pepper, Onions, Black Olives, Calamata Olives, Artichoke, Fresh Tomato, Anchovies, Pineapple, Chopped Clams And Spinach. Thick Crust Pizzas - Add $1.75
The Combination
Pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms
The Vegetarian
mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and olives
The Works
pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives and onions
Cheese Pizza
One Item
Two Items
Veal Parmigiana
Breaded veal, smothered in our meat sauce, then topped with mozzarella cheese and baked
Veal Marsala
Breaded veal, sautéed in butter, with fresh herbs, button mushrooms, garlic, Chardonnay and marsala
Veal Cacciatore
Our version of a hearty Italian stew. Breaded veal in a rich marinara sauce, with sautéed mushrooms, and bell peppers
Veal Milanese
Breaded veal, quickly fried in extra virgin olive oil
Veal Piccata
Breaded veal, sautéed in butter, lemon, capers, Italian parsley and a dash of Chardonnay
Eggplant Parmigiana
Eggplant sliced thin and breaded, fried and smothered in marinara sauce, then baked with our blend of cheeses
Eggplant Milanese
Eggplant, sliced thin, breaded and fried then topped with fresh basil
Chicken Parmigiana
Boneless breast of chicken breaded and fried, smothered in our meat sauce. Topped with mozzarella cheese and baked
Chicken Marsala
Boneless breast of chicken, breaded and fried, then sautéed with fresh herbs, button mushrooms, garlic, Chardonnay & marsala
Chicken Cacciatore
Boneless breast of chicken, breaded and fried. Prepared in the same manner as our Veal Cacciatore dish
All Dishes Served Over Linguini
Seafood Pasta
Whole clams, shrimp, scallops and calamari, sautéed in olive oil and garlic, with marinara sauce, fresh parsley and basil
Shrimp Scampi
Butterflied shrimp, dusted on one side with flour and bread crumbs then seared in olive oil. The shrimp is then added to a broth of garlic, diced tomato, butter, lemon and fresh herbs
Scampi Diavolo
Shrimp sautéed with chili flakes, tabasco, our marinara sauce, fresh parsley and basil with a dash of wine
Scallops Arrabiata
Caramelized scallops, garlic, olive oil, crushed chili flakes, a dash of tabasco, our marinara sauce, fresh parsley and basil
Shrimp Puttanesca
Butterflied shrimp, dusted with flour and bread crumbs. Tossed with calamata olives, capers, roasted tomatoes, pancetta, olive oil, garlic, chili flakes and a dash of marinara
Linguini with White Clams
Whole and minced clams, butter, garlic, diced tomato, lemon, olive oil, and a dash of wine. White Broth, Red Sauce, or Cream Sauce
Linguini With Clams & Scallops
We start with caramelized scallops, whole and minced clams and can be made with your choice of: White Broth, Red Sauce, or Cream Sauce
Ravioli Parmigiana
Baked ravioli (choice of meat or cheese) smothered in marinara or meat sauces. Topped with mozzarella and baked
Pasta Farfalle
Bowtie pasta with prosciutto, peas, diced tomato and mushrooms, in a rosé cream garlic basil sauce
Penne Scappa Via
Penne pasta, smothered in meat sauce, topped with Jack and mozzarella cheeses and baked
Fettucini Alfredo
The classic creation: ribbon noodles in butter, cream and Romano cheese sauce
Pesto Pasta
Our traditional pesto made with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, basil, Pecorino Romano cheese. You choose the pasta
Large ribbon noodles layered with ricotta cheese, our meatballs, Jack and mozzarella cheeses. Smothered with meat sauce and baked
Fresh made pasta, stuffed with ground beef, spinach and three cheeses. Baked in our meat sauce and topped with béchamel sauce
Fresh made pasta, stuffed with three types of cheeses, spinach and Italian herbs. Baked in our marinara sauce and topped with béchamel sauce
Dinner: Small $14.95
Dinner: Large $15.95
Ala Carte: Small $14.95
Ala Carte: Large $15.95
Pasta Aglio Olio
Imported spaghetti with a blend of fresh garlic, virgin olive oil, basil, roasted tomato and parsley with a dash of our marinara sauce
Penne Pasta
with meat or marinara sauce
beef or cheese
Ravioli and Spaghetti
Small $11.25
Large $13.25
Spaghetti w/Meat or Marinara Sauce
Small $13.75
Large $15.5
Spaghetti with Mushrooms, Meat Sauce or Marinara
The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call some of San Diego’s best pizza), relaxed setting and casual atmosphere have earned generations of fans since Vince Giacalone first welcomed customers in 1965. Sons Joey and Frank proudly continue their family traditions, making sausage, soups and sauces from scratch and drawing a devoted, all-ages clientele. Highlights of the menu include bruschetta, seafood pastas, chicken and veal piccata, and thick- or thin-crust pizzas with either traditional or trendy toppings. Located in Point Loma, The Venetian’s friendly service and “Cheers” style vibe make it a favorite destination for date night, happy hour, dinner with friends
$5 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Pizza
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
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All reviews manicotti pizza antipasto salad shrimp scampi tiramisu point loma authentic italian restaurant family dinner the wait staff great wine service was excellent sd servers
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Wife and have been going for over 20 years. A great family owned Italian there isn’t anything on the menu I haven’t tried. My fav is the veal wife s is manicotti Pizza s can be made to your liking

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank clarky53
Reviewed November 12, 2018

I had n`t been there in years.I used to love their calamari...a mound of golden rings with crunchy bread.Last night I thought the food was expensive and rather tasteless.We shared the seafood pasta and the men had lasagna and veal.Everything was just okey including the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimausa
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Quantity over quality here, and pricey. Old school Italian lacking real flavor. Greasy pesto dish that just wasn’t flavorful, same with the chicken cacciatore. Best thing was Cesar salad.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SacVQ
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

1st day of vacation we were looking for more than just a place to eat Italian, but also an experience. The venetian was just that! We enjoyed their great service, family atmosphere, and truly delicious authentic Italian cuisine at a fair price, a must if...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

My date and I lost touch. After 4 years of searching we finally met up. I choose Italian, he choose The Venetian. We split pizza and sea food pasta. It was delicious even in the morning.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bea w
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We went there for a casual family dinner and really enjoyed the ambiance. It is really old style Italian and excellent food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank leroyj895
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We hadn't eaten at this restaurant since 1985, while celebrating our wedding anniversary. The place had made a few changes, but thankfully, not the superb food and the atmosphere. I ordered Calamari Piccata and it was absolutely outstanding. It was way too large to consume...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sagres96
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This past weekend we held our daughter’s intimate wedding reception at The Venetian in their Wine Cellar Room. The evening could not have been more perfect! The guests were able to choose to their hearts delight among traditional Italian favorites... platters of chicken piccata, lasagne,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jacklyn R
Reviewed June 9, 2018

While hanging around in San Diego for a few days after my business reasons ended, I found this wonderful restaurant by searching "Restaurants Near Me." I am so thankful that I didn't have a car because I might have missed out on this fantastic place...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Lori M
Reviewed May 1, 2018

We always ask around to eat local when on trips, and found this family owned Italian gem! Everything was prepared fresh, and the wait staff was extremely attentive. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good, no great, old fashioned Italian dinner!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Gmoo2017
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