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“Superb service and food”
Review of Venexia - CLOSED

Venexia
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
Dereham
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Superb service and food”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We visited on the last night of our trip to China which is probably a good thing otherwise we would have been back and a lot fatter.

We just had mains and a sweet both of which were excellently prepared and presented and the flavours were just right. None of our party could fault the food at all. The wine we had was also every good if a little expensive.

The staff were attentive and helpful without being overbearing and added to the experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Agricfox
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Must try ! And you will be back”
Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Probably the best , no, is the best Italian in shanghai . Started with a seafood platter, next with panzerotti as pasta. The main course is a smooth creamy king prawns fused with tagliata wagyu. Finished with tartufo and expresso. Fairly good collection of wine. It is an experience worth the trip

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Wlyoon
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New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Shanghai”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

The atmosphere is comfortable and quiet. It is unusual for this place to be full especially during the week. The service is attentive and friendly. The food and the quality of the ingredients are unparalleled in the city. They are particularly strong on the fish, meat, and antipasto. Venexia is not for everyone. The kitchen is small and if you are ordering for a large group, expect to wait a while. Their pricing is definitely on the high side for Shanghai. The alcohol list could be more extensive.
That said if food is your priority then this is the place to come. This is where I take my family when they come to Shanghai. This is where I take my most important customers.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank jay p
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Shanghai, China
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“Great service, excellent dining experience!”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Venetian "Palace Style" interior of the (cosy) dining room, makes you feel right at home, spacious seeting and very attentive staff only adds to the warm welcome. The menu and wine list are extensive, the food and wine tasts like it should (and thats not always the case here in Shanghai), served in an ellegant manner. What more do you want. The (must be) most extensive selection of Grappa's perhaps, together with the espresso, a fantastic end to an all together memerable evening out with (long lost) friends. Chapeaux Venexia!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Arnaud B
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Shanghai, China
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Outstanding: Food for People that Love Italian”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

There are many other, and more popular, names in the Shanghai Italian dining segment; however, you won't find better quality in the city. There is no gimmick here, just culinary excellence. The chef is from Milan, the ingredients are all of the highest quality you can get in Shanghai. I had salmon lasagna the other night that was sensational and a lobster salad that was simply fantastic. The wine list extensive and very thorough. I am a big fan and will visit time and again. I could not agree more with the previous reviewer: a "Hidden Gem".

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank t-bird2002
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