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A Taste of Italy

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Main Street, Venice, FL
+1 941-488-8282
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Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went to Taste of Italy Wed night. Salad course was fine, particularly the "Florida" salad. Things wen downhill when the main courses arrives. One person ordered the Antipasto Plate, which was two pieces of Prochutto, and a small bit of dried out cheese. Pathetic. Another asked for a serving of Meatballs, whereupon the waiter said "I don't think we serve... More 

Thank retiredandsmilin
Tampa, Florida
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The food here is excellent and the service is even better. When we first walked in, it was not what I was expecting, but more then a pleasant surprise. Will go back in a minute. A must try if you are in Venice.

Thank r k
Davenport, Florida
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Visited twice whilst staying in Venice for a few days. Super service and good food (very authentic). The only thing I would say is that the Calzone I had on the second occasion wasn't as it should have been. It was tagged onto the end of a pepperoni pizza on a wooden board as in it was a folded piece... More 

Thank JayneRutherford
Fulda, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Best Italyen Food in the area! Good Food good Cappucino good Service.Thank you so much you made our day!

Thank Josef G
Venice, Florida
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137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

good food. good pizza. if you eat outside, it's by the street. in season, which is winter, you wait a while for a table.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here and like a properly made spaghetti this was tasteless. When we gave it back they left it on the bill. Might have been Italian servers lack of language. Pizza been good but if you can't make spaghetti in an Italian restaurant are you Chinese ? Chef graham

Thank ChefGraham
Venice, FL
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A little on the pricey side, but the food is unique and tasty. Service is great. I personally recommend the Genovese Pizza. Their appetizers are wonderfull and sometimes enough for a small appetite rather than a complete dinner.

Thank Kathy M
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The smells and taste of this lovely Italian restaurant draw you in. The wood oven Pizza is delicious and the portions are large. Good service in a lovely little town.

Thank PhemeK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Derive is top notch. The food is amazing. I've been to Italy many times, but the Spaghetti ala Carbonara surpasses that made in Italy.

Thank JJelinek
Libertyville, Illinois
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We started out with the cold seafood salad and the arugula, avocado, and tomato salad. Both were amazing. The seafood salad was especially good. We then had two pizzas. My favorite was the Almafi pizza with prosciotto, arugula, and shaved parmesean. The crust was delicious and slightly charred. I will be going back .

1 Thank slumdogmillionairess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: Main Street, Venice, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-8282

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