We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Venetian

Claimed
Reserve a Table
Mon, 2/18
8:00 PM
2

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

Menu

STARTERS
$18.95
Steamed Clams
Olive oil, butter, garlic, lemon, chili flakes, parsley, basil and tomatoes
$19.95
Mediterranean Scallops
We start with caramelized scallops, butter, olive oil, tomatoes, basil, parsley and lemon juice, topped with Parmesan Cheese and bread crumbs
$13.95
Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomatoes
Large slices of tomato, topped with fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of pesto
$10.75
Bruschetta & Prosciutto
Fresh chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil and parsley on top of a fresh baked crouton with prosciutto
$12.5
Calamari Fritti or Strips
Fried and served with house made ranch dressing and cocktail sauce
$15.95
Salumi Platter
Served with Italian Hard Salami, Capicola, Marinated Ciliegene Mozzarella, Aged Provolone, Poached Garlic, Italian Marinated Olives, Pepperoncini, Roasted Tomato and Fresh Bread
$10.75
Fried Zucchini
Zucchini sliced thin and fried. Served with marinara and ranch dressing
$8.25
Cheese Bread
Our garlic bread with Jack and mozzarella cheese, baked and sprinkled with Romano
SALADS & SOUPS
$8.5
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
$9.95
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!
PIZZAS
SIGNATURE PIZZAS
$20.0
The Florentine
Alfredo sauce with roasted garlic, ricotta cheese and fresh spinach, topped with parmesan and our own blend of cheeses
$18.45
The Giulia
Pesto, sliced tomatoes and feta cheese
$25.5
The Genovese
Pesto, roasted garlic, caramelized scallops, prosciutto, pine nuts, and our blend of cheeses
$23.0
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
TRADITIONAL PIZZAS
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
$20.5
The Combination
Pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms
$22.0
The Vegetarian
mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and olives
$25.0
The Works
pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, olives and onions
$16.0
Cheese Pizza
$17.5
One Item
$19.0
Two Items
VENETIAN CLASSICS
$25.75
Veal Parmigiana
Breaded veal, smothered in our meat sauce, then topped with mozzarella cheese and baked
$25.75
Veal Marsala
Breaded veal, sautéed in butter, with fresh herbs, button mushrooms, garlic, Chardonnay and marsala
$25.75
Veal Cacciatore
Our version of a hearty Italian stew. Breaded veal in a rich marinara sauce, with sautéed mushrooms, and bell peppers
$23.95
Veal Milanese
Breaded veal, quickly fried in extra virgin olive oil
$25.75
Veal Piccata
Breaded veal, sautéed in butter, lemon, capers, Italian parsley and a dash of Chardonnay
$19.95
Eggplant Parmigiana
Eggplant sliced thin and breaded, fried and smothered in marinara sauce, then baked with our blend of cheeses
$18.75
Eggplant Milanese
Eggplant, sliced thin, breaded and fried then topped with fresh basil
$23.5
Chicken Parmigiana
Boneless breast of chicken breaded and fried, smothered in our meat sauce. Topped with mozzarella cheese and baked
$23.5
Chicken Marsala
Boneless breast of chicken, breaded and fried, then sautéed with fresh herbs, button mushrooms, garlic, Chardonnay & marsala
$23.5
Chicken Cacciatore
Boneless breast of chicken, breaded and fried. Prepared in the same manner as our Veal Cacciatore dish
LINGUINI & SEAFOOD
All Dishes Served Over Linguini
$27.45
Seafood Pasta
Whole clams, shrimp, scallops and calamari, sautéed in olive oil and garlic, with marinara sauce, fresh parsley and basil
$25.5
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
$25.5
Scampi Diavolo
Shrimp sautéed with chili flakes, tabasco, our marinara sauce, fresh parsley and basil with a dash of wine
$26.95
Scallops Arrabiata
Caramelized scallops, garlic, olive oil, crushed chili flakes, a dash of tabasco, our marinara sauce, fresh parsley and basil
$25.5
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
$22.5
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
$25.5
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
CLASSIC PASTAS
$20.75
Ravioli Parmigiana
Baked ravioli (choice of meat or cheese) smothered in marinara or meat sauces. Topped with mozzarella and baked
$21.95
Pasta Farfalle
Bowtie pasta with prosciutto, peas, diced tomato and mushrooms, in a rosé cream garlic basil sauce
$18.95
Penne Scappa Via
Penne pasta, smothered in meat sauce, topped with Jack and mozzarella cheeses and baked
$19.95
Fettucini Alfredo
The classic creation: ribbon noodles in butter, cream and Romano cheese sauce
$19.95
Pesto Pasta
Our traditional pesto made with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, basil, Pecorino Romano cheese. You choose the pasta
$18.75
Lasagna
Large ribbon noodles layered with ricotta cheese, our meatballs, Jack and mozzarella cheeses. Smothered with meat sauce and baked
$18.75
Cannelloni
Fresh made pasta, stuffed with ground beef, spinach and three cheeses. Baked in our meat sauce and topped with béchamel sauce
$18.75
Manicotti
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
OLD STYLE PASTAS
$13.25
Penne Pasta
with meat or marinara sauce
$13.25
Ravioli
beef or cheese
$13.25
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
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
Reviews (99)
Filter reviews
97 results
Traveler rating
61
26
4
4
2
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
61
26
4
4
2
Show reviews that mention
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
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 97 reviews
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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 291 nearby hotels
The Consulate Hotel
181 reviews
.83 miles away
Hotel Aqua Mar
198 reviews
.91 miles away
Comfort Inn San Diego At The Harbor
267 reviews
.95 miles away
Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
1,251 reviews
.97 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,619 nearby restaurants
Peace Pies
40 reviews
.51 miles away
Adalberto's Mexican Food
58 reviews
.64 miles away
To The Point
34 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,366 nearby attractions
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
1,344 reviews
.92 miles away
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station
156 reviews
.84 miles away
San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery
6 reviews
.88 miles away
Women's Museum of California
8 reviews
.92 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Venetian staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing