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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Diner for 6 and all went well. The menu is a little fancy for me but the food was excellent. Prices were on the high end for the local market but not for the quality.

Thank travelermd09
Saratoga Springs, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my wife went to eat at Cafe Venice we had a great time the food was excellent as was the service

Thank andrewcN3236UD
Washington, Michigan
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Venice is a pleasant spot. I had lunch there, meeting a friend. We sat outside which was very nice. Our waitress, although quite friendly and nice, kept forgetting things like our beverages and napkins and silverware, as well as our request for separate checks. My friend enjoyed her spinach salad with chicken. I had a 1/2 sandwich and soup.... More 

Thank norma13
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had lunch here with friends. They have an outstanding menu - and you can't go wrong. I've tried many things on the menu but I always have the Chicken Salad and Grilled Romaine. Yum.

Thank Debi H
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it by accident. we were just walking the Downtown area and noticed a full restaurant. I usually trust my instincts when it comes to dining. Busy and yet relaxed and the customers seemed to be enjoying lunch. I have often walked out of a restaurant when it is slow when they should be busy. Looks like the locals... More 

Thank Floridafish
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Venice! Started with the Escargot and Dumplings which were so tasty! I had the lamb chops which were great, My daughter had the Orange duck which was perfect! My husband had grouper and was very happy with his choice. We finished with their delicious Key Lime pie & Cappuccinos! The service was impeccable!... More 

Thank Dee F
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330 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Osprey & Honolulu. So much great food here in Sarasota and Venice. We ventured here for lunch. Started with tasteless "Thai Tom Yum" no spice whatsoever and old mussels. My wife ordered "quiche special" it had no meat in description but came w Bacon/Ham. We don't eat meat or birds. Sent back for soup. Our mains took... More 

Venice, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, limited menu, can be noisy if you get the wrong table. I try to get the table to the right at the window. It is quieter than others. Food is excellent and fairly priced. Out door seating is available but you could be bothered by pets of other diners.

Thank Gary D
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of places to get food, noo need to settle for this place. The food is ok, nothing special. Salmon on salad was dry. But the worst part, is the entire staff walk around in as unfriendly a mood possible. The hostess who greeted seemed like she had a chip on her shoulder, bad attitude. Everyone else who... More 

Thank Goway
Worcester, Massachusetts
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349 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice dinner at this restaurant. The hostess was a bit of an annoyance. She wasn't overly friendly when we told her we didn't have a reservation, even though there were plenty of open tables, she acted like she was doing us a favor seating us. After we were seated things improved. Service and food were quite good.... More 

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

Our deepest apologies that your first impression with our hostess was not pleasant. We will speak to our hostess about accommodating walk in guests in a more appropriate and friendly fashion. We are so happy to hear that everything else went well! We truly try our best to give the best customer experience to each of our guests! More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
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 (SEASONALLY)-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?