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A Taste of Italy

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Main Street, Venice, FL
+1 941-488-8282
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Barto, PA
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had reservations still half hour wait we called half hour ahead like they tell you too. ordered ravioli then waitress brings a different kind says sorry didn't realize we ran out. Noisy overpriced won't be back.

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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309 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For Venice this is a very good Italian restaurant. Probably one of the best in town. Major problem is that it is noisy. Service friendly and efficient. Sauces are a bit heavy for our taste, used to them being a bit fresher tasting. Excellent appetizers Good deals at happy hour Prices in line with the area

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Venice, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Tampa, Florida
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351 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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.

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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 

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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!

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Thank Josef G
Venice, Florida
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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30 reviews
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

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Venice, FL
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • 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?