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The Venice

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2242 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1435
+1 260-482-1618
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Fort Wayne, IN
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316 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food was very average. The atmosphere is fantastic (sarcasm) if you are into 60's and 70's. Literally, nothing in the building has been updated since the late 60's or early 70's and maybe older. It is very run down. The wait staff is average. With that said many locals enjoy this establishment, probably because they have been going here... More 

Thank daqattaq
Andrews, IN
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180 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stopped here on the way to a concert last week based on my step-daughters recommendation. The building leaves a lot to be desired and the interior is outdated but the food is worth the visit. I had the Italian Feast which included a meatball, ravioli and lasagne. All were covered with a very good mariana sauce that was highlighted by... More 

Thank William J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place don't look like much on the outside but the food and friendly people is what makes this place great

Thank AllenZent
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Wow!!!! I cannot believe I’ve lived in the area my whole life and have never been to this place! The food is De-Licious! To get there from Coliseum Blvd, turn left at Goshen Road and drive until you go under the via duct. The restaurant’s on the left immediately afterward. If you’re coming the other way, it’s on the right... More 

Thank rhondab659
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The best ever German food, and a buffet. I highly recommend the place. I have not been there before but heard good things. Old but very nice workers and reasonable for the buffet $19.95, does not include dessert,

Thank ManTravelingWfamily
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2016

While the atmosphere is nothing to write home about,the food is excellent. Service is superior! Warm and friendly every time!

Thank Marti S
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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291 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This place has had it's ups and downs throughout the years, but always has a local following. Today we went with 10 people (I called ahead for a table) for lunch and they had their pizza pasta salad bar for $8.95, which included a drink. The place was very busy and the waitress was not their quality lunch server. She... More 

Thank KkFiff
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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862 reviews
640 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

You would not know it from the outside. However, the food in this establishment is very good. It appears to be a favorite place for many of its customers. Will look forward to visiting again soon.

1 Thank Denny B
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618 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I would have never picked The Venice but I'm glad I came and will be back again. This is a yester year kind of local favorite. In the hay day 20 years ago kind of place. First off, don't judge a book by its cover. The service was very friendly. The menu is simple but easy to pick from. The... More 

Thank Travel46804
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This was a fluke and best decision ever. Kid free due to spring break, the husband and I wandered in to The Venice. We were greeted with stunned stares, am presuming this is a 'regulars joint' and promptly seated in the dining room where the most entertaining duo, "The Brat Pack" were performing. What an adult evening we were treated... More 

1 Thank Destinati0nTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2242 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808-1435
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Fort Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 260-482-1618

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