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Venetian Hot Plate

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232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-7617
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was good and fairly sophisticated, but on the expensive side. The cumin-crusted lamb was very well cooked and the grouper was very moist and flakey. It was served with an very un-hortodox caponata and mashed potatoes. Good wine selection available by the glass, in bottles, but also european-style in 1/2 liter carafes (3 glasses). Authentic Italian it isn't... More 

Thank Sal881
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been eating here for years, alway experienced fabulous food and service. Our recent visit was again pure perfection. Thank you for continuing to provide consistent excellence year round. The dedication to quality food and service is very appreciated.

Thank K W
San Antonio, TX
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make reservations. The food is the closest thing to Italy I've found in a long time. Delicious and a work of art. Worth the wait and worth the price.

Thank OmaghRose
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had crab cakes at this restaurant in May 2017 for dinner and they were some of the worst that I have ever had. The crab if it was crab was tasteless and very stringy. I like crab cakes and usually get them whenever I can but these were terrible. The restaurant came highly recommended to me from a friend but... More 

Thank Herbie1958-2017
Georgetown, Texas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do restaurant when in Port Aransas! Fine Dining, fine wine, great ambiance and service. European flavor. We always head here when special guests are with us at the coast!

Thank Bill C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not what they used to be! Service was really bad and the food was marginal. They were fully booked when we tried to make our reservation but we asked for a " call back" if they had a cancellation, it was for the late seating and our waiter could not handle his tables, don't know if it was poor management... More 

Thank bcup_9
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite place but the last three times we have gone the service has been terribly SLOW. There were 5 of us so we had to do 8pm and we got out of there at 10. Just not acceptable service. Food was good as usual (could have been hotter temp) but we will be skipping it next time... More 

Thank Nonnackw
San Antonio, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I dined here over the Easter Weekend. I've enjoyed amazing food in places like Vancouver, New York, Portland, Athens, etc. This was an AMAZING meal, such a gem. If you're visiting PA and want to treat yourself to a lovely meal, visit. We started with an incredible seafood sampler appetizer--can't recall the dish name, but with shrimp,... More 

Thank CNS_35
San Antonio
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We have come to appreciate taking short trips from San Antonio to Port Aransas (Port A.) on occasion to unwind and enjoy the beaches of Mustang Island. In March of 2017 we had friends in from the bay area of California. During their stay we took them to the Hill Country and then to Port A. one evening we had... More 

Thank dkmkakektk
Forest Hills, New York
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628 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

An ambiance of familial conviviality was felt as we entered this nicely decorated Venetian restaurant greeted by the amiable Aubrey. We were so happy to be seated at the bar because we made late reservations, Andy our server and bar tender for the evening was friendly and helpful as we navigated the menu. Beer, wine and soft drinks were available,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?