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“Fantabulous....Groovy Jazz night” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Valenti's Allegro Bistro

Valenti's Allegro Bistro
Ranked #132 of 240 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Placida, Florida
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fantabulous....Groovy Jazz night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Is you is.....Or is you ain't chillin' on your vacay? I think that the negative reviews are due to a lack of laid back. The owner and staff are very accommodating as long as you speak your mind about exactly what you would like; they really do want you as a customer and they have many return clientele. Go in finding waitstaff first. Order your drink immediately and say that you are very thirsty- run a tab and point to where you are seated. Tell the waitstaff to have the pizza (supreme) well done and crisp. Btw- the sausage on the pizza is one of the best I've had. Sit back and sip your drink, listen to the jazz on Thursday night or karaoke on Wednesday- it's a nice crowd. Chillax! You will get exactly what you order with a smile.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
“VERY NASTY FOOD! STAY AWAY!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Orderd a pizza, it was more like soup! Very wet! very nasty! and the food made me sick! stay away from this crap hole! the food sucks! the service is very poor, and rude.

pizza was $16 for a 10" with just cheese.

drinks sucked,

DO NOT EAT HERE! read the other bad reviews this place sucks!

aslo stay away from stuff a bully in north port, the food is even worse and has been shut down a few times for bugs and rats.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Les Martys, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Cold Food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

6 of us ate there on a Tue. The place was not our crowded. The waitress took our order and asked if we wanted bread and never returned for 20 min. After 45 min we got our salad. We could see that our food order was up under the kitchen lights. By the time we got our order the food was cold. We told her it was cold so she brought a cup of spaghetti sauce as if putting that on top of the pasta would make it hot. It was obvious she was trying to wait on too many people. We will not go back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Venice, Florida
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Martini Monday's Offer A Reason To Get Out Of The Hotel Room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

Yep, I'm a local and enjoy living in a place with a plethora of great, price performer, restaurant choices. Been visiting Valenti's Allegro Bistro for several years and the service and food seems to change with the seasons. During our snow-bird months the place suffers with poor service and mediocre food, but our "off-season" is a whole different story. Martini Monday's with an inexpensive bar burger has become a weekly habit though. Get there around 5:00 p.m., enjoy a couple of drinks, get a sandwich, then head to the beach for great sunsets.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sarasota, Florida
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Thumbs Down all the Way Around”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

First of all, the server, TOM has to be about the worst I've ever encountered in a restaurant. :(

When we arrived in the early evening, there was only one other table, so it wasn't because he was busy. He didn't greet us, but just slid the menus on the table. When he came to take our drink order, my partner ordered a glass of wine - he said all wines were half price except one in particular. When he returned with the wine, he said that wine was also not half price! We inquired about specials - he said nothing but rather pointed at the menu with his stick lighter. It went from bad to worse with him and I think, for the first time ever, I left ZERO tip.

The food was not good either, but that's a different story. We immediately returned one item that looked and after one taste was just terrible. Tom made a sarcastic comment about that he guessed we wanted it removed from our bill - that was the only comment he made. When the check arrived, we noticed that he did not remove the item - and that point is not that we paid $10 for something we didn't eat, the point was that he never mentioned to us that he wasn't going to remove it.

Very politely and quietly we attempted to tell him that the service was not great and he got belligerent, raising his voice, and talking over my partner. He said he only does this for "fun". Then I suppose he won't mind that he didn't receive a tip!

I spoke with the owner who did apologize, but I will not return to this restaurant. :(

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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