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“New Owner's dropped the ball - so sad. Skip this place!”
Review of A Taste of Italy

A Taste of Italy
Ranked #134 of 248 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

The origional owners built a great restaurant, but they sold out, and the new owners' have dropped the ball. We dined they the first week in April (2017), even though we saw a lot of bad reviews. We have to concur - the quality has fallen by two or three stars. The famous "Pizza by the Yard" is now a yard of soggy crusted, bland, american style Pizza (think Domino's only worse). My Pasta ":nightly special" was nothing to write home about - three meats slow cooked and marinated in a bland tomato sauce served over large pasta tubes. The beef was hard as a rock, so tough I could not cut it with a knife, or chew it - just a dried out over cooked piece of grissel trimmed off of a bad piece of beef to start with. The menue is a carry over from the previous owner, but the kitchen staff must have come from some truck-stop.
We are very sad to have lost this formerly great restaurant. It's a sad day for all of Venice. We wont go back!!!!!!

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had been coming to Made In Italy for years and typically order one of four or five "standard dishes". This time we ordered a Margarita pizza with ham and when it came out it had about a quarter inch inch of water on the tray and was very soggy and strange looking. We complained to the waiter who said that's how it is because we use fresh mozzarella and it has lots of moisture in it. This was not moisture, it was "pizza soup",
and when we spoke with a manager she indicated that she and her husband had recently purchased the restaurant and we're changing the menu and this was the new pizza with 'fresh ingredients'.

I don't think will be back...

1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Enjoyed our dinner here, very Italian bread to begin, good Parma ham, a trifle salty, but an excellent starter dish. This trip.was only pizza for main but as a consequence of the quality and ingredients, will return to try some of the Italian specials. Staff were attentive and extremely helpful. It's expensive on main st, but what was served up here was excellent for the price. We have since returned and they didn't let us down.

Thank bob b
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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Reviewed 11 February 2017 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

Thank 98999Mike
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