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“Nice atmosphere, food good”

Valenti's Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 241 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spring Hill, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, food good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stopped in wanting pizza and not being familiar with the area figured we would try this place. We started by ordering sangria. The sangris was a little disappointing as it had no fruit. We ordered a mozzerella caprese for an appetizer and it was a little on the bland side. We are used to having it with a little balsamic but it was OK. Tomatoes were very fresh. For our meal we ordered the rustico pizza. It had tomatoes, mozzerrella ,eggplant and ricotta cheese. It was delicious! The wait staff were friendly and attentive. Soft Italian music playing in the background. Overall, I would make a return trip.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

The combo pizza was ish..it was just OK for me. A little greasy. I wouldn't order it again. Cookies were OK. We chose based on the ratings on TripAdvisor. Nothings perfect!

  • Visited July 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice bar atmosphere but rubbish food/drink”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We have been here many times over the years, primarily for the pleasant bar/lounge atmosphere, however - never again!!

We have usually enjoyed good quality cocktails and reasonable lobster bisque and pizza.

On this occasion (a Tuesday evening) everything was poor; most galling were the poor cosmos. Despite querying the contents, and being given a 'stock answer' from the barman/waiter; I find it very difficult to believe that the drink was not made with cheap and syrupy mixer. A good cosmopolitan tastes boozy and only has the slightest pink blush and flavour from a little cranberry; this was bright pink even under the low lights and very sickly. I don't like being taken for a mug and paying $8 for the kind of drink you'd get from a cheap tiki bar.

Service was also poor - the barman/waiter was completely inattentive despite the fact there were only ourselves and one other table by 8:30. Water was not offered or then refilled; checks on food and drinks not made etc.

To add insult to injury, the bisque this time was bland and the pizza over-cooked to the point of tasting pretty burnt around the crust. It seems like there is no quality control here and what could be a consistently good lounge bar and eatery for locals; is now just ripping people off. It's hardly ever busy so I would have thought it wise to get the basics right and build up the customer-base who will be back when the snowbirds have gone.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank rachmargarita
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Massachusetts
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Never disappointed! It is a must every year when we vacation in Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have never been disappointed at Valenti'! My personal preference is to eat in the lounge, the atmosphere is much nicer. The lobster bisque is to die for, it is all I can do not to lick the bowl! It is by far the best Italian food in the area, not sure why it isn't rated #1 in all of Venice! Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Kim C
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“Great Ambiance & Decor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

After a confusing start trying to find the correct Valenti's (There are two listed on this site, one is Valenti's Ristorante and the other is about 2 miles away and is called Valenti's Allegro Bistro) we took a chance and settled on this place. The hostess immediately seated us in a very attractively done dining room. Restaurant is very big with several dining rooms and a lounge. We order right away and shortly after our dinners came. I had penne in meat sauce with a meatball and & my wife had seafood cannolini, both of which were good and very plentiful (she brought half of hers home). Restaurant was about 25% full, employees were friendly and helpful. Although I liked my dinner, there are better Italian restaurants in the area. So, probably would not return to this one.

  • Visited April 2013
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