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Cafe Venice

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116 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285-1929
+1 941-484-1855
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Fairborn, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch after a morning at the beach. Sat outside to enjoy the weather and people watching. Our waitress was outstanding and made great recommendations for lunch. The chicken salad sandwich was amazing, as was the crab cake sandwich. Service is quick and they are very attentive to their guests.

Thank JenE45324
Venice, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for Mother's Day dinner as guests of friends. Typically would never choose Mother's Day for eating out! And, have not been here for a few years after having had a very "fair" previous experience - food and service wise. Room was busy yet our table was ready, service was good and hubby and my dinners were quite satisfactory. Pleasantly... More 

Thank jan1227
Venice, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been living in Venice Fl for just over a year. We consider this to be one of the top restaurants in and around Venice.

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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
kay k, Owner at Cafe Venice, responded to this review

Thank you. We do hope to see you again. More 

Washington, Michigan
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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

Thank you kindly! We love our signature Chicken Salad. We offer an appetizer of it served on cucumbers topped with cranberry mousse for catering! Always a hit at any type of party. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate it! More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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 16 April 2017

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 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$33
American, Cafe, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?