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“Excellent Port Aransas dining”
Review of Venetian Hot Plate

Venetian Hot Plate
Ranked #13 of 78 Restaurants in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
austin, TX
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent Port Aransas dining”
Reviewed May 23, 2014

We ate dinner at the Venetian Hot Pot recently. Very nice ambiance and friendly service. I ordered the red snapper, which was simply prepared with a butter sauce, and it was very fresh and delicious. My fiancée had the duck breast, which was tender and medium rare, and extremely tasty. We spent five days in Port Aransas and felt this place was one of the best in town.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Metldr
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mpulich, Manager at Venetian Hot Plate, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you. Your insight is greatly appreciated.
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English first
Austin, TX
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not child friendly”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

They even have a note on the door warns about screaming children, as of any parent knowingly take an upset child to dinner. Rejected twice because of no reservation even though place was almost empty.

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2 Thank Mark S
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mpulich, Manager at Venetian Hot Plate, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Mark, the sign on the door asks for all guests to be considerate of other diners.and that screaming unattended children will not be tolerated. We understand that no parent willingly brings a child into the Venetian to have them misbehave. And we serve children and adults alike every night we are open. When parents do not attend to their children and allow them to disturb other diners they will be asked to leave.
I would suggest that if you would like to dine with us in the future that you make a reservation. We book all of our tables especially on Saturday night and have limited room for walk in guests. All the empty tables you saw when you came in where saved for other guests who made reservations. Generally we allow a particular amount of time for customers to dine (1.5-2.5 hours) and we will not seat tables if there might be a conflict with those that have been reserved. We welcome you and your family but we suggest you make a reservation well in advance.
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San Antonio
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great appetizers”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Good food with an Italian flavor. Don't miss the Crab Crostini - it is exceptional! The main courses were solid and well-prepared, but I probably would get just the crostini and a caesar salad (or grilled Romaine!) next time...

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank texastraveller_10
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mpulich, Manager at Venetian Hot Plate, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
The crab crostini is a tasty one . Since this review has been posted ive noticed an increase in its popularity. Thank you for your review and taking the time to share it on Trip Advisor..
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Mansfield, Ohio
1 review
“My favorite restaurant in South Texas”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

I have been enjoying fabulous meals at Venetian Hot Plate since the late 90's. During my annual trip to visit my brother in Corpus Christi I make sure that we eat there at least twice. My brother is a regular patron & frequents the restaurant 2-3 times a month. We have never had a bad meal. The food is fresh, beautifully prepared, & presented. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly & quick to accommodate. Linda, the owner, couldn't be more welcoming, warm & charming. The food & wine are well priced. I look forward to dining at Venetian Hot Plate next year. Reservations are a must!!!
Juderiss

  • Visited April 2014
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mpulich, Manager at Venetian Hot Plate, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you Juderiss For your review and your repeat patronage of the Ventian. One of the most important things for a business is to establish a regular clientele and strive to meet their expectations every visit. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon.
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San Antonio, Texas
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best restauant in Port Aransas”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Eating at the Venetian Hot Plate is a dinning experience. It is by far the best restaurant in Port Aransas. The food and service is excellent. Great menu, food and service. Lovely atmosphere for any special occasion. This is the kind of dinning you would expect from a high end exclusive restaurant. Reservations are recommended. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Frank T
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