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“Try the veal!”
Review of Venetian Hot Plate

Venetian Hot Plate
Ranked #4 of 82 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Always an amazing food experience with wonderful Linda at the helm. We tried both veal dishes and were delighted! The Cesar salad is a treat..whole romaine leaves with great dressing and anchovies. They have an expansive menu and everything is very fresh. I only wish they would vary the mushroom cut potatoes....maybe mash them slightly for a change??Love the garlic spinach, bread, service and Linda. Enjoy!

Thank Yokum
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Venetian Hot Plate has a good menu and good wine selection. Even on a quiet Tuesday in the off-season the service was outstanding.

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Thank josefree
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We'd heard good things about the Venetian Hot Plate from friends last year before we went to Port Aransas, but didn't make it by. This trip we moved it to the top of our list, and it was really worth it. My husband had the scallopini and I had one of the daily specials, a b-line snapper that was light and delicious. Meals came with a salad and fresh bread, and portions were generous but not overwhelming. We split the creme brulee for dessert, a fine choice. We were there on a Tuesday in October and the place was not busy, but I understand they fill up during the tourist season. It's worth a reservation!

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Thank Susan M
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Had a great meal here many years ago and still wonderful. Appetizer of clams, shrimp, mussles, scallops in a wine broth absolutely to die for. For entree had red snapper that was delicious. They have very fresh seafood and great specials depending on what's fresh. A bit pricey, but well worth it. There are some really bad tourist trap seafood places on the island, so I certainly am willing to pay a little more for a great meal.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Venetian Hot Plate was a real surprise. When we entered, we were asked if we had reservations...I did notice the parking lot was crowded at 5:45. I said no and the hostess asked us to wait and disappeared in the kitchen, popping out with 2 menus a minute later, asking us to wait a moment. The next couple had the same experience, but were told the were totally booked for the evening. Long story short...this was an excellent meal, not just for Port-A, but anywhere. The waiter was great...suggesting a fantastic red wine and handled all our questions with ease and patient advice. We had a great pastas and excellent fish, (drum & tuna), and an unhurried ambiance...even though there was a huge contingent of HMR sailing regatta crews in various stages of courses all around. I will be back!

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2  Thank Chuck C
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