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Old Venice

1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
+1 310-376-0242
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyro” (4 reviews)
“greek salad” (5 reviews)
“saganaki” (2 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Took the entire family last summer and came back this week with my wife. On the recommendation of my grandson had the beef and sausage ravioli. I have to say it was the best I have ever had. The menu is so varied I had...More

Thank JayHermosaBeach_CA
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon this place on our walk along manhattan beach. We got the fried calamari which was prepared different than we expected or have had before but we were again pleasantly surprised- this is how fried calamari should be!...More

Thank jvannatter
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad that you stumbled upon us and loved everything! Our fried calamari is prepared using the filet steak of calamari and we tenderize it to perfection. Some parents even trick their kinds by telling them...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

While using up an afternoon before flying home my wife and I happened upon the Old Venice restaurant. After reading over priced menus at several zagat reviewed restaurants near the pier we were happy to find this one. Though very quiet on this Thursday evening...More

Thank 3Eagles
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! We are so glad you found us on your visit to Manhattan Beach. We are family owned and opperated and take lots of pride in all that we do. We have been serving downtown Manhattan Beach and the South Bay community...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you're looking for great food without spending an arm & a leg, this is a great place. We really enjoyed the food. The service was friendly and efficient. So many good choices, we had to go twice!More

Thank Lisa H
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything and have already had a return visit. Hopefully we will get to serve you again. We have been in the same location for over 30 years and take pride in all...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Visiting with friends, we found this restaurant to be excellent. Prompt seating, large menu selection, excellent food served very promptly, reasonable prices,and, one of the best waiters I have had serving us. (sorry I did not get his name....Jan.2, 2016 about 4 p.m, thanks..)More

Thank cuestaroble
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you found us and enjoyed everything on your visit. Your servers name was Mike and we really do appreciate the feed back! We are family owned and operated and train all our employees to give...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016

We used to go here a lot. Then there was a fire so when it reopened, we were thrilled. However, it wasn't the same. The waiters were rude and the quality of the food went down hill. My family LOVES Moussaka and they used to...More

Thank _jrremson
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We walked in with a group of 7 and were treated very well from all staff. We loved the atmosphere and the food was great.

Thank 186rfrost
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your experience at Old Venice! OPA!

Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were on a layover in LA and scouted close by Manhattan Beach by bus from airport hotel. The area is interesting with several neat boutiques and trendy restaurants,florist nearby suggested this restaurant and am happy she did. Doesn't look like much , but cozy...More

Thank 24lorraineS
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad that you found us while only being in LA for a short time. We have been in the same location since 1984 and we take pride in serving our customers and making them...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four shared the Big Fat Greek Feast and thoroughly enjoyed it! It starts with a bang with flambé' cheese appetizer, which was new to us, saganaki. Then a very fresh Greek salad, followed by two huge platters of meats and vegetables and...More

Thank Bob_lxl
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you had a great experience while getting to try something new as well. Our menu has been created over the 30+ years we've been serving the public to have something for everyone as well as...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner last night at Old Venice in Manhattan Beach. In walking distance from the Manhattan Beach Pier. Very extensive menu, we went with the baked feta with capers, kalamatta olives and red peppers for an appetizer which was excellent. My shrimp scampi was very...More

Thank Ronald C
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate it and are glad that you found us! We know parking can be a bit of a hit or miss situation, but thank you for be patient with it and letting others know that it helps to give...More

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Do you serve wine? I would like to see the wine list
29 February 2016|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
I was at Old Venice last week. I do believe they have a wine list. Hope this is helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-0242
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Old Venice was first established in 1984 by Jimmy and Julie and their 6 month old son Andrew. A couple years later, they added a new baby girl named Natalie to the family. In 2006 the building was tragically burnt down by a neighboring business and sadly in 2008, Jimmy was lost to a tragic bicycle accident. The Family stayed together through the tuff times and in 2009, Julie along with her two children, Andrew and Natalie rebuilt Old Venice to what it is now. Andrew is now the head chef, giving all his credit to his late father Jimmy. Julie and Natalie run the front of the house operations and the family continues to keep Jimmys Memory and legacy alive in the same way that he would have done. Don't miss out on one of the few businesses that has been in Downtown Manhattan Beach for over 30 years! OPA!