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“The best picanha steak in the city!”
Review of Restaurante Veneza - CLOSED

Restaurante Veneza
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
South Africa
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The best picanha steak in the city!”
Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Love love love the food hear! The portions are huge so don't get our off by the prices, you can easily share one portion between two or three people. The service is good although they need a "facelift". It's a good place to meet with friends or even colleagues to have good conversations over delicious meals. They're chocolate mousse it the best!

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edegem
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good service, reasonably priced, great meat dishes”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Although quite some time ago, I have fond memories of this restaurant and enjoyes at least 4-6 meals there while residing in Luanda. The steak on the hot stone is a must. The meat is of excellent quality, very tender, not too lean/not too fat. They will tell you it is sourced in Namibe in the lush, green southern part of Angola where the cows are able to feed on green meadows - and I have no doubt that is true. Do not forget or don´t be bashful in asking your waiter for a new hot stone when the one you are cooking on is cooling down. Your meat really has to sizzle! This restaurant reminded me of restaurante Casa Paco in Madrid - not in terms of appearance or atmosphere, but in terms of quality of your steak that you cook yourself.
Recommended for informal business occasions and for family/friends gatherings.

  • Visited August 2013
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Monterey, California
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great steak!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here. And let me reiterate that the portions are huge. We could have split one entree between the three of us (me, husband and child) but we got two entree's just to be safe. We had the steak on the hot stone and the steak that comes on the hanging skewer (can't think of the name of it). Both were really good but the steak on the hot stone was fantastic! The waiter cooks it up for you right at the table - adding garlic sauce and sea salt to it while it's cooking. Definitely give it a try (with at least one other person to share).

The restaurant is a lot bigger than I was expecting. It's open, clean, and well lit. Also, I saw in other reviews that the service was slow. We (being Americans) went early and had great, fast service.

One tip - they brought out a bunch of salgados to our table when we sat down. If you eat them, you pay for them ($3 each) so be aware before going. They are good but they aren't free :)

  • Visited July 2014
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Luanda, Angola
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, Big noise”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very good food (Portuguese) and very large portions!!! I'ts a fairly large open space that makes it very noisy. Don't seat near anyone eating a steak on the stone, you'll leave smelling like one.

Visited December 2013
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Twickenham
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382 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“The best steak in Luanda - consistently”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

The beef napidra is not for the faint hearted (good to share if you don't think you are up to it). There is a completely separate smoking room so no smoke in your food. Ensure you confirm the price of wine as is it not always clear.

Visited December 2013
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