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Venetian Hot Plate

232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-7617
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“veal” (18 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“misto mare” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood
232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
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Reviewed yesterday

I used to visit Port A every year. And every time I'd visit, I'd always have one night out for dinner at the Venetian Hot Plate. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get down to the area for quite some time due to work, other...More

Thank G-Fergs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food & pleasant , but slow, service. Everything is prepared fresh & done for the order. No pre-made foods ! That's why the wait was long. The restaurant was quite nice & I will plan on returning.

Thank alycebeard
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at Venetian Hot Plate, on our last trip to Port A. We called ahead for reservations (highly recommend), and they were able to accommodate our party of 10. Great food, great service and a fun time was had by all!

Thank yaqui316
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is unassuming from the outside and is located across from the Port Aransas High School. We had a party size of eight so we ordered a variety of entrees. The food was very, very good. The service was great. The menu has a...More

Thank tracy f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding an above average restaurant in a touristy beach town (Port Aransas) in summer isn't easy, but this place works. It's not cheap, but it's reasonable for a night out. We had two families of four, all children between 14 and 11 years old, so...More

Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Food and service both excellent. Paul our server too fantastic care of us. Had a hard time deciding on what to eat because everything sound so good. A must try when in Port A.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to go here for special occasions. The variety and quality of dishes is great. Intimate atmosphere with quiet attention to their customers.

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A strange name but good food. The menu is extensive, and the prices are not out of site. My wife had the veal which was excellent, and I the Pasta marinara. The sauce was great. Service was slow.

Thank MarineAustin
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is my first time in Port Aransas and coming from Austin I'm not used to all food options disappearing at 10. I called into Venetian Hot Plate at 9:25 feeling so guilty about asking for an order to go. They receptionist was nice about...More

Thank tryingtotravel90
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I want to leave a great review but I travel Italy. I make pasta. This is an ok place in an ok beach town. It's one of the better restaurants in Port Aransas. But as far as real Italian food goes....gah...Americanized with food service short...More

Thank Mary S
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Questions & Answers
16 June 2016|
Response from tahoequeen21 | Reviewed this property |
Sunday and Monday.
15 June 2016|
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Response from Yokum | Reviewed this property |
Don't know either but I believe he was trained by Linda's husband who was the original chef before he passed away. Same amazing food.... As long as Linda (owner from Italy) is there.. The food will always be great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7617
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