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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 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Venice, Italy
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating a birthday for my niece. They took reservation for a large party and had table ready and waiting at exact time. The wait staff was personable and the food was excellent. The grilled Romaine Salad was a great blend of flavors. The pasta with mussels, scallops, and shrimp was cooked just right with a touch of red pepper to... More 

Thank Margaret L
Gladwin, Michigan
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173 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High end pricing but also fantastic food. Relatively small and personalized dining area with nice casual attire the norm. After being seated you are given some wonderful bread for dipping in the balsamic and seasoned olive oil. A little less on the balsamic would be my preference. We had a fantastic started of mussels in a cream sauce with pancetta.... More 

Thank Doug G
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very very good. This is my second time here this year. Staff was cheery and helpful. It is in the higher price range but worth it. Chefs take pride in their created dishes. Thank you for that. I usually eat here every 3rd trip down or so and look forward to it. Keep up the good work

Thank Glentower4100
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've waited a few days to get my thoughts together to review this charming little place in Port A. Having visited this area for three years and our friends for seven, we decided it was time to treat ourselves to the Venetian Hot Plate. We made an early reservation and were the only ones there. Our server was polite but... More 

Thank wornoit
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our service was exceptional, food not only was delicious, but a beautiful plating also. It is a pleasant atmosphere, easy to hear one another's conversation.

Thank cjmackey
Flint, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best restaurant in Port Aransas. Can't figure out which is better Service or Cuisine. I have dined all over the world, a very high quality dining experience. If you are in this part of the Gulf Coast, and love quality dining, do not miss the Venetian Hotplate ..

Thank James L
Bulverde tx
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 6. When ordering, the waitress casually mentioned "would you like cheese on your pasta" also gave options for salad and asked if the group would like garlic bread or regular bread -never mentioning there would be an extra charge for these items. $8 charge for 6 small pieces of garlic toast. Never saw the waitress... More 

Thank Myjuju2
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126 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Having been in Port Aransas for 2 weeks weve tried a different restaurant every evening. This has been the best so far. Arrived at the height of dinner hour on a Friday evening, without a reservation we were happy to sit at the small 4 seat bar. Dinner was great, I had a veal dish, which was ample and filling,... More 

1 Thank williamkA8024VB
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Excellent food, worth the wait. It has a very good wine selection. The dishes have an authentic northern Italian touch. It is not inexpensive, but truly worth the money you spend. It is not a very large restaurant so make a reservation.

1 Thank FVILL
South Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Wow! We have been coming to Port A for 40 years and (sadly) had never visited this place. Maybe we missed it as the location is off the main drag. That is too bad for us. We were in town for the week for Thanksgiving and wanted to also celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. So glad we found this place.... 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
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?