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“Lunch was Excellent”
Review of Cafe Venice

Cafe Venice
Ranked #16 of 242 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice. Our Menu is Continental with a French and Polynesian flair. Don't let the name fool you-this is not an Italian restaurant. Walk or Bike to local shops and beaches and parks. Outside dining is available. Reservations accepted and walk ins welcome. Separate Lunch and Dinner Menu. Casual Fine Dining and Wine Bar (we do offer a full bar). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre. We are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-3:00 (Mon - Sat),Dinner open at 5 (Mon - Sat),Sunday hours are dinner only (SEASONALLY)-call for availability. We serve a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm outside or at the bar as well.
Summerfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lunch was Excellent”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We happened on this restaurant after stopping in Venice on our way through. Venice Ave. has a very nice shopping area well worth visiting. This restaurant had a very welcoming and covered outdoor dining area. We sat inside at the window and decided on a home made soup each and split a chicken wrap that was one of the best I have had.

The server was very attentive and added to the visit. I highly recommend.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank NormanP862
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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Many thanks for the nice write up. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and will be looking forward to seeing you on your next trip to Venice! Bon Appetite
Michelle L-PR/Catering
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Nice place for lunch”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Friendly, efficient restaurant with mostly inside dining. Catch of the day may be ordered as a sandwich or as a salad topper.I had the crabcake sandwich with edamame salad as a side. Very tasty. Hubby had the mahi sandwich with fries which he enjoyed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Barbiemoose
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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank you for joining us for lunch! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Crab Cake. It is a local favorite! You should try dinner sometime. We have a Crab Cake entree with Brie and Butternut Squash!!! Yum! We also have local fresh fish specials available nightly. Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers,
Dee
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent place for lunch.”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

great service and wonderful food! you must eat here if you're in Venice. Turkey sandwich with Apple slices was great!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank fwrunner
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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thanks for the kind words...glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again and again.
If you haven't tried dinner yet, there are some great choices on the dinner menu as well, and a nice wine list to enhance your meal.
Cheers!,
Michelle L-PR/Catering/Events
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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We have been here as a couple and we have also taken guests here plus have been here with groups. It is always great. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful. We look forward to our next visit.

Visited August 2013
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Thank SusanFender
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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Many thanks for the review! It makes us happy to hear when the guests enjoy their meals and have a great experience....after all that's what it's all about!
Hope to see you again and again!
Michelle L-PR/Catering/Events
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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“dinner for 4”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

it was just ok. pricey for what you get. wouldn't eat there again as there alot of other places that are better for the price.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Debbie W
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kay k, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Venice, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thanks for your feedback. While we do try to offer a little bit for everyone-our menu offers someone of a more "higher-end" choice list than your typical chain restaurant. As our prices range from $18 to $33.
We also offer a more moderately priced terrace & bar menu for those that are looking for something lighter and a little more low-key. May I invite you to try out that menu sometime--some of our most popular salads topped with homemade chicken salad or homemade jumbo lump crab cakes are available.. I hope you will find something that will be better for your wallet.
Do try us again,
Michelle L-PR/Catering/Events
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