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“Delicioso Italiano!”
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The Venetian
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Ranked #748 of 4,716 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Point Loma
Cross street: Chatsworth Blvd.
Description: The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call some of San Diego’s best pizza), relaxed setting and casual atmosphere have earned generations of fans since Vince Giacalone first welcomed customers in 1965. Sons Joey and Frank proudly continue their family traditions, making sausage, soups and sauces from scratch and drawing a devoted, all-ages clientele. Highlights of the menu include bruschetta, seafood pastas, chicken and veal piccata, and thick- or thin-crust pizzas with either traditional or trendy toppings. Located in Point Loma, The Venetian’s friendly service and “Cheers” style vibe make it a favorite destination for date night, happy hour, dinner with friends or family celebrations. Seating includes the lively bar and patio (great for families and larger parties); comfy booths and banquettes; and a private wine cellar that can be reserved for parties of up to 16. Dinner nightly; lunch Monday-Friday; Sunday brunch; full bar.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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32 reviews
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“Delicioso Italiano!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

Always a good choice in the heart of Point Loma! Every time we come to San Diego we go to The Venetian. We even had our son's rehearsal dinner here. The food and service is always reliable. This visit was a birthday celebration for our son. We started with the Bruschetta...fresh tomato topping with the right mix of olive oil and garlic. The salads were also a mix of fresh greens and house made dressings. Two choices for the table were the Chicken and Veal Parm. The portions could be split for two! Leftovers!! The meal ended with a complimentary Tiramisu for the birthday boy...delicioso!! The restaurant has also been recently renovated. You no longer have to go through the kitchen when entering from the back parking lot. Everything has a fresh new look! Excellent place to dine!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Good quality Italian food”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We came upon the Venetian with the help of Yelp, which guided us to the restaurant. We never ever would have found it otherwise, as it is tucked into a street in Point Loma.

Coming in, the restaurant seemed to be slow and small, but we were escorted back into the back half, where the restaurant opened up and had quite a good crowd. The restaurant is a bit dark and old fashioned style. Clearly, the management are football fans, as there is quite a bit of that hanging around.

We started with their bread and tomato-butter spread, which was good. The menu held quite a basic Italian course of options, including lasagna and many pasta options. Our family had the ravioli, lasagna, and veal parmigiana. Most of the meals were very good, but my lasagna was only average in my opinion. The portion sizes were very good, perhaps a bit large. Service was very good.

Our meal was $70, including tip, which is not too bad. We did not have any alcohol or dessert, which would have put it up even higher.

  • Visited August 2012
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Minnesota
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

We were in town for a family event and ended up having dinner with a small group of friends. We were quickly seated, but it was a weeknight. Food was just as you would expect - made of fresh ingredients, simply made and presented. Wonderful comfort food. From the chicken marsala to the shrimp scampi everyone was very pleased. We also ordered a works pizza. My husband a native new-yorker was impressed; I was too full to even sample it. Not sure how anyone could ever make it to their dessert selection.

  • Visited August 2012
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San Diego, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is a nice go to spot. You can always count on a good meal. It always seems to have lots of customers but doesn't feel over crowded. Traditional Italian American fair.

  • Visited May 2012
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River Ridge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A Good Place for Italian Food in San Diego”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

While on Vacation in San Diego (we were staying in Liberty Station) we had dinner here one evening. My husband ordered the lasagna and my daughter and I ordered a cheese pizza to share. We also enjoyed an antipasto salad. We would return!

  • Visited May 2012
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