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“Average food, decor a little shabby”

Venice Pub and Pizzeria
Ranked #10 of 22 Restaurants in Ishpeming
Cuisines: Italian
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Marquette, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Average food, decor a little shabby”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

We went here for a Mother's day buffet and the food was good, but unremarkable. I was a little turned off by the owner - instead of serving yourself at the buffet table, he served it to you. I didn't care for that for some reason. The tables were set up as a cafeteria with no privacy in between and cheap table covers. An ok eating experience but nothing fancy.

  • Visited May 2011
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Beth D, Owner at Venice Pub and Pizzeria, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Under new ownership since Jan 2013. Decor has been updated and so has the food. Please stop back and give us your input.
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Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
483 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Nice Indoor Decoration”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

The place was really nice and cozy looking. The food looked better than what it tasted. Meatballs and chicken tasted like they were day old and dried out. This place would be a gem if the food quality were better. They catered to the " I always eat what is put on my plate" crowd.

  • Visited September 2011
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Negaunee, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Venice is a Hidden Gem in Ishpeming”
Reviewed September 6, 2008

Ok, "Supper Club" might sound a little "uppety", as the Venice is actually just a nice little restaurant tucked in the back of a bar, but the food and service is fabulous! Don't let the location or entering the "bar" intimidate you as , once you sit down in the dining room, you're FAMILY. Especially on Saturday night when they serve a buffet and your buffet server could be your own Italian MOM, eat, eat, eat! Expect to be fed in Italian style and abundance. It may not be gourmet, but it sure is wonderful, homecooked Italian food and you won't go away unsatisfied. Varieties of pastas, polenta, scallopinis, cacciatoris, and you must try the cudighi meatballs (a local favorite!) But that's only if you get past the salad bar which has the most delectable Italian marinated tomatoes you have ever tasted. They're absolutely to die for. And, if you're not too stuffed by the end of your meal, the complimentary fresh cinnamon donut twists will surely make you smile with a cup of coffee...or heck, a glass of milk! It's a hidden gem in Ishpeming that's a must visit.

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