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“A fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Grand Venise

Le Grand Venise
Ranked #3,483 of 16,854 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London
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320 reviews
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“A fantastic restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2011

It seems terrible to say that the best meal we had in Paris was Italian!! What a splendid restaurant Le Grande Venise is, it's an eating experience of a lifetime. Make sure you don't have breakfast or lunch if you go, it's like the horn of plenty, the food just keeps arriving. When we arrived they brought bread, butter, olives, italian cheese and a huge basket of fresh vegetables to the table. We all had the anti pasta to start with. 12 huge dishes arrived from which you helped yourself. The dishes included and enormous plate of cold meats with melon, salami and excellent parma ham etc, the other dishes included ratatouille, anchovies, mussels in cream, celery salad, lentils, crispy onions with aubergine, beans, red peppers etc. The main courses were also outstanding so if you can, pace yourself if you have the antipasta. We didn't, it was all too delicious. Before the dessert course they brought dishes of various stewed fruits with flavoured cream.
This is a very high quality (expensive, but worth every penny) restaurant. Great for a special occasion as it's lovely to sit in and there are beautiful fresh flower arrangements everywhere.
Highly, highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2011
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English first
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing, an experience everyone should enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

The Italian, family owned restaurant of Le Grande Venise is the best I have been to in Paris. When you eat here, you not only have a meal, but you have an experience. This starts with warm homemade bread, fresh cheese, and full raw vegetables being brought to the table for all to enjoy (the cherry tomatoes and balsamic were amazing). After enjoying this, the owner, a small Italian woman, comes to the table to explain the menu. After hearing her passionate explanation of the pastas, fishes, and meats, you will want to eat it all. The food was all very good, we had pasta and fish. They are very accomadating in that they will do tasting portions of different pastas if someone cannot decide which they would like (it is difficult with all of the great choices!). After the main course, you can opt to have desert. Their speciality is a mountain of caramel icecream that is brought out and the server carves off pieces. This is accompanied with chocolate sauce, caramel, nuts and all kinds of dried fruits and cherries for the table to share. The tiramisu was also delicious! The service was great and everyone was very nice and accommodating. If you are in Paris, it is a restaurant you must go to, but be sure to make a reservation!

  • Visited July 2011
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Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Charming and unique--a real dining experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

There is no way to describe the dining experience at this restaurant. Everything--from the extraordianry flower arrangements, to te food portions to the personalities of the servers--are over-sized! Superb Italian food, over-the-top romantic, authenic and attentive service--a real discoveryl

  • Visited June 2011
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3 Thank BrWo
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“A wonderful sturant inaris, not sure why it's rated 9xx, it should be in the top 100 at least.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2011

A friend took us for lunch there, great place, the old lady, the owner and her daughter were making sure ha we eat everything, everything is perfect, food, service, ambiance, a great place go eat, enjoy the company of your friends...

A must visit

  • Visited May 2011
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3 Thank ohashem1
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Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2008

The food and the experience were incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's expensive but I didn't mind the large bill because the food and the atmosphere proved worth it. I want to return to Paris just to eat here again!!

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