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“Italian Food... Done Wonderfully on St. Armands Circle”
Review of Venezia

Venezia
Ranked #45 of 1,071 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Ok, so we're on vacation in Lido Key, Sarasota, it's late, we're hungry, and didn't know if we'd even find something open. It was Thursday night, July 4th of all nights. Just got off the water from watching the amazing fireworks from the boat in the bay, and it was 10:15 PM.

Everyone was feeling like some Italian food and we looked up Venezia on T/A and it was highly rated. We called, they said no problem, come on down. It was busy but energetic, and since it was a beautiful night, and they offered outdoor seating, we took advantage of a table they had open.

Our server was just fantastic. He spoke with a genuine Italian accent and called us all 'baaddy'. I spelled it the way he said it, trust me. Anyway, we had a fantastic meal that consisted of:

Pepperoni Pizza, made with home made peperoni. Great crust, wood fired... awesome is what my wife said. My daughter had the Pasta Carbonara, again, bingo, done perfectly, with fresh Prosciutto, cream and pancetta. The pasta was al dente too. Her boyfriend had the Chicken Breast Stuffed with Fontina and Ham, and the dish was done very well. Lots of flavor and cooked perfectly. I had the Grouper Francaise, and it was cooked perfectly, and tasted amazing. As if the food wasn't good enough, the service was outstanding and the entire staff was friendly and eager to have us as customers.

Highly recommended, we will be back.

1  Thank Jim C
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wow!! I loved this restaurant. The service was fantastic and really good. The food was really good. I liked everything and the prices are reasonable. Will visit again...

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great food! We had the chef's salad, margarita pizza and penne pasta with arabbiata sauce all were delicious!! Busy little restaurant but felt like Italy!! We will be back on our next trip!

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1  Thank debjen321
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled on this treasure during a rain storm, and were so impressed we returned the next evening. The risotto, gnocchi, and ravioli of the day were delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Can't wait to return.

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1  Thank krisgreen1
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had a wonderful pizza in Venezia's one night after a full day of sun and fun in Longboat key. It was delicious and our server could not have been nicer. A great location on St Armand's Circle to have a snack and watch the people!!

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1  Thank lrwolf
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