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Cafe Venice

116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the service and food. You can see the owner very involved and checking in on patrons. Our server Rachel was very attentive and a good waitress. The food was excellent. The salmon and filet were...More

Thank national23
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is why we moved to Florida. We ate outside and had a very pleasant lunch. My chicken salad sandwich was the best sandwich I've ever had. The fries looked hand cut and very tasty. Sandwich was so big will have the rest for dinner...More

Thank jjr21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived early and our server arrived promptly. We wanted time to chat before ordering our lunch and by the time we did, the room was almost full. 2 combo salads w BLT soup and a turkey sandwich were served but both soups not hot. Back...More

Thank SRQtravelqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this little gem in the middle of Venice on several occasions. It is no secret as it is always packed. The food is outstanding and the service phenomenal. Prices are quite fair and the total package is irresistible. This is one not...More

Thank IntrepidTravele... N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best chucked salad I’ve ever had . The sand which was more then enough to share. Bartender Tom was very pleasant ! Great location great food and wonderful service !

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed when dining in Historic Downtown Venice Florida. Great dinner + attentive service. One has more choices for dining options than ever before in downtown Venice. But without a doubt for consistent quality, menu diversity and a pleasant upscale dining experience you...More

Thank traveljunkie1323
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was part of a woman’s group that had lunch at Cafe Venice. I ordered a Quiche and was DEEPLY disappointed... the crust was purchased not made by them. The filling was bland and dry. Swore that I would never go back. Well, friends of...More

Thank littlemillie2007
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I apologize that you did not enjoy our food. We never boil chicken and we hardly ever serve it with our pasta. Usually, our pasta is served with seafood. I apologize that your sauce on the pasta was runny. Please, always ask the server to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate twice at this restaurant in the heart of town. Very good salads and the scallops were delicious. Their tapas were surprisingly large and a good value. Waitresses were very friendly as well.

Thank Maribel5951
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Ate dinner at Cafe Venice with two friends on 3/12/18 and it was a very disappointing meal! The scallop appetizer only had 2 scallops for $12. The strip steak ($27) was impossible to cut or chew! It was extremely tough and we ordered it med...More

Thank 188travelbug
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

I do apologize that you did not enjoy your New York strip. Our scallop appetizer is priced at market price. Sea Scallops are not cheap. It is one of our more popular appetizers with the Edamame Succotash. Your server told me you loved this dish....More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Not understanding these good reviews here. Evidently some people have low standards when dining. Food came out barely warm. Out of eggplant? Why? Oh right.... the Sysco truck was just pulling in. Fish had stronger odor than it should have. Lack of flavor in food...More

Thank ker33993
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your meals with us. Please, address it with your server or the manager while you are at the Cafe. We can fix your unsatisfaction while you are with us, not after you leave. We are currently...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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 (SEASONALLY)-call for availability. We serve a smaller menu between 3pm and 5pm outside or at the bar as well.
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