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“Great place, great managers and awesome servers!”

Venezia Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #57 of 243 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Venezia Restaurant & Bar is located in the award winning Hotel Venezia (A Ramada Boutique Hotel). The restaurant is open from 7am - 9pm Sun- Thurs. Open 7am -10:00pm Friday and Saturday and to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy pool side dining at our outdoor pool bar area or dine inside. Venezia Restaurant & Bar offers a variety of entertainment and activities throughout the week including Trivia night and special engagements with local musical artist. The restaurant offers happy hour pricing daily from 4-6pm with drink and dining specials
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“Great place, great managers and awesome servers!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

My husband and I went in to check it out for dinner.. The dining room mgr Heather Triana had sat us down and began to go over their specials. Our server Kelsey was very nice and quick (even tho she carrying extra weight) We had mussels for an app and both decided on the steak for dinner! Everything was cook perfectly! We will be back to see some of those great bands they have playing there and also for more dinner!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Venicemom941
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James C, Manager at Venezia Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments. We try to do our best to please. Come back soon.
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English first
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great ambiance”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

we heard the band Gemini and really enjoyed their music...very
danceable and a good mix of modern and traditional music

Visited July 2013
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Thank carolyn O
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James C, Manager at Venezia Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed yourself with us. Gemini is also one of our favorite bands. Please come back again.
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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pool bar a huge disappointment!”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Wave Grill--not only do they tell you what specials they have for Happy Hour unless you ask, they have no bar menu, do you don't know the price of anything unless you ask. Turns out drinks are expensive compared to other bars.

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Thank TheDebs_10
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James C, Manager at Venezia Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Sorry to hear about your poor experience with us. I see that this happened back in July. It is now December and we have made some big changes including a new bar menu, with prices, and have a much better Happy Hour. Please come back and give us another try.
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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Difficult to find, but worth the effort”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were there July 3. We were familiar with the grounds as my husband worked there many years ago when it was a Best Western, then the Holiday Inn. There is only one roadside sign indicating the restaurant exists. The parking lot was fairly empty and we opted not to go through the lobby and entered through what we thought would be a separate entrance to the restaurant. We walked into an empty banquet room with 4-5 employees waiting at a registration table of some sort. They looked at us and we said we were looking for the restaurant. They pointed to a door and said it was through there and to turn right. We did that and found ourselves going down a hall where the restrooms were. We were head to closed doors that had an exit sign above. We went through to find a brightly lit bar/restaurant that was empty! There was an adjoining dining area with 4 people seated. No staff could be found! We walked and looked around when a staff member poked her head in the door from the outdoor bar and asked if we needed anything. I said, Yes, We need service! We want to eat and there's no one around! A server quickly appeared and we chose a far table in the corner by the window. The menu is small and a bit pricey. I ordered the seafood pot pie. It was very good. My husband had an 8 oz. Florida lobster that was also great. Good size and value for the price. We shared the chocolate cake. The server said they are still making changes and they just opened about 6 months ago. We ended up there because a local chain restaurant was too busy to give us service at the bar while we waited for our table. This is an undiscovered gem in Venice and we hope they can survive. More signage may help!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ironthis
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James C, Manager at Venezia Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for your positive comment. It has been awhile since you wrote this I am the New Food and Beverage Director and we have made quite a few changes since. Please come back and visit us again.
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Nokomis, Florida
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“Great Food And Great Jazz”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I was there on a Tuesday when there is a Jazz Band performing and if you're a musician, you'll be invited to "sit in". The Prime Rib was excellent and all of the things on the short menu,typical they told me for Tuesday performance night, was interesting. There was no cover charge and you could sit for hours listening to the music and also strolling around the beautiful grounds of The Ramada Resort just outside the door. The place was crowded for a Tuesday, so make a reservation.

Visited June 2013
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James C, Manager at Venezia Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Thank you for your review. We always try to do our best and it is always good to hear a positive one.
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