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“Great Place, very cozy”

DeFina's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 244 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Venice, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Place, very cozy”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Definas is under new ownership since last season and has an expanded menu. It will open for lunch again during season. Last season they had a great lunch menu for $8. They have steak, seafood, fish and all the Italian dishes you enjoy including a handmade flatbread pizza. I personally love their fresh eggplant. Highly recommend this place.

Visited July 2013
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Venice, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Pretty good, something for all”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Some friends (who love early birds) went to see if they really had 6.99 early bird full dinners.
They did,and it came with soup or salad and was a good sized portion!! For that price. I had the Chicken marsala with green beans, very good marsala.Not on the early bird,but still very tasty. Very nice server and hostess. Very attentive. Great decor. Does;'t look like much from 41 outside, but the inside is very welcoming.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A new hidden Italian jem in Venice”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Unquestionably, the best Italian restaurant that I've ever dined at. Beautiful fat and juicy mussels sautéed in an exquisite white wine, garlic and herb sauce. Penne all Puttanesca with only fresh and wholesome ingredients. And "to-die-for-cannoli", filled with a refreshingly light ricotta cheese. All enjoyed with an exceptionally smooth, medium-bodied Montepulciano from the Abruzzi. What an amazing dinner. Defina's, a wonderful restaurant, under new management. Bob and Pam have a terrific jewel! Bravissimi!!

Visited May 2013
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Venice, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

What a gem. My wife and I strolled in for lunch. Was the best lunch wehad in months. I had ravioli and my my wife had the lasagna, bothe cam with soup and choice of a meatball or sausauge. The soup was terrific and the entree's were incredible. The atmosphere was great and service impecable. We will asolutely return.

  • Visited April 2013
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Mentor, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Doesn't look like much on the outside but a gem inside”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This place sits in a small strip mall and doesn't give a hint of the inside quality. Restaurant has a very nice decor, great food, great service, and reasonable price. Overall, it is a very pleasant dining experience. Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited March 2013
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