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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Palm Beach Shores, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Solo and young in Venice, lends itself to an enjoyable view of older retired America as they dine at this popular restaurant . Eaves dropping on conversations and recognizing what perturbs our retirees was entertaining. Food and service are very good. Attentive wait staff. I had the steak, cooked perfectly, and the waitress offered an excellent dessert to compliment my... More 

Thank ramon v
Nokomis, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting downtown Venice, Florida is a fun time for the entire family and if you are hungry, the Venice Cafe is a a great place to dine. They have a great selection of wonderful prepared food and their service is excellent. We have never been disappointed and their deserters are wonderful.

Thank roglogbesser
Picton, Canada
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115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Filet Miño was delicious and prepared perfectly. Presentation was nice but accompanying vegetables were few and undercooked. Nice, warm, fresh bread. A delightful setting, but slightly overpriced, I'm afraid.

Thank ferdfish
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't find any nicer people with any better lunches. I have not had dinner yet but I'm certain it's as great as my friends tell me. Being on Venice Ave. makes it easy to find but not so easy to park. There are several near by parking lots with short walks. Weekend dinner has valet. Terrific menu and great... More 

Thank Lynn J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Don't understand why you are open for late lunch with limited menu when you act like it's such an imposition to serve people. Service & food was mediocre. Every other time I've been here has been great.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went late in the day for lunch and had the place to ourselves. There was a limited menu (in between the regular lunch and dinner menus which looked very good) but there was something for everyone to choose from. We ate inside due to the heat but there are some sidewalk tables. We had a nice leisurely lunch which we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were looking for somewhere to have dinner, prior to attending a concert in the park. After walking along the avenue, and checking out the menus of several restaurants, we made Cafe Venice our choice. Certainly was fate, and no disappointments, considering we had no other knowledge of the place. Food was excellent (we had both our meals for leftovers--good... More 

Thank Stephanie E
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We are so happy that "fate" brought you to us!! We cannot say how happy it makes us to please our guests! We always strive to please our guests with attentive friendly service, quality delicious food and welcoming atmosphere! Thank you for trying us on a hunch. We do hope you come back soon.... More 

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290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here today, beautiful interior, clean and inviting, white linens, impressive! Our lunches included a spectacular Thai soup made with coconut milk,onions, muscles, salmon and bit of curry for a spicy kick. Hubby's pastrami sandwich was delicious with 2 cheeses and Loire than adequate amount of meat, served with cole slaw. My spinach salad with candied walnuts... More 

Thank travelers966
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in for lunch! The Spicy Thai Seafood Soup is yummy if you like a little spice kick!! :) We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our food. We cannot wait to see you again! Come back and try dinner! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Cafe Venice is always a must go to for my family and I! The menu always impressive even though it's hard to say no to the chicken salad for lunch!

Thank Becca K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I choose cafe Venice to entertain a few work clients and it was absolutely perfect! We sat outside and enjoyed to Florida sun while immersing ourselves into burgers and salads. Probably the best salad I have ever eaten in my life. Margaret, our server was beyond genuine and very inviting. Her fast service, combined with delicious food and delightful atmosphere... More 

Thank Ashley W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 33
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-484-1855
We are an intimate bistro style restaurant located in the Historic District of Downtown Venice. Our Menu is Continental with a French and Polynesian flair. Don't let the name fool you-this is not an Italian restaurant. Walk or Bike to local shops and beaches and parks. Outside dining is available. Reservations accepted and walk ins welcome. Separate Lunch and Dinner Menu. Casual Fine Dining and Wine Bar (we do offer a full bar). We are very close to Venice Little Theatre now known as Venice Theatre. We are happy to accommodate all Theatre diners. Restaurant and full service catering are available. Lunch 11:30-3:00 (Mon - Sat),Dinner open at 5 (Mon - Sat),Sunday hours are dinner only (in season only)-call for availability. We serve a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm outside or at the bar as well.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?