The shark tooth capital of the world, Venice, Florida, is known for its spectacular shoreline. Stroll down Venice Avenue with its pink, Italian Renaissance buildings, Mediterranean-style shops and "umbrella-topped" Canary Island date palms.
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4.5 based on 462 reviews
The Suncoast's finest in Italian food and wine!
We stopped for a quick bite of lunch and loved the food! We had delicious bruschetta for our a appetizer. I had the Margherita pizza and my husband had the veggie panini. Both were wonderful! The prices were very reasonable! We would def come back!Thanks for stopping in We are glad you enjoyed your visit We look forward to serving you again Best AnnaMarie
4.5 based on 403 reviews
We have had about a dozen dinners at Evergreen as it serves healthier options than most and is midway between my daughter’s home and mine. Last night convinced us that it’s time to try other (plentiful) restaurants in the area. The waitress was the rudest I’ve encountered in years. I was moved because the ‘better’ table was for a reservation. She wanted to take my order before daughter arrived and when I asked to wait, the attitude popped out. I had to flag her down for anything we wanted after that as she would not check on us at all. The food also disappointed. The salad used to be veggies and beans plus a protein on a bed of lettuce. Now it’s mostly lettuce with a bit of veggies thrown in. I could go on, but you get the idea. Won’t be returning. On a positive note, the kombucha was very good.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Great local place for always freshly cooked food. The 1/4 white chicken, fried chicken, chicken strips burgers with amazing sides. Today I tried the Smoked Meat Loaf, very good. Has a smoked bbq taste and was cooked perfectly. The bad thing it’s the Mondays special and it runs out fast, so get there early.
4.5 based on 551 reviews
Suncoast Cafe in Venice, FL offers a place where you can dine comfortably and enjoy an amazing view. Breakfast is served ALL DAY on Sunday, and until 11am every other day. Join us for a dining experience like no other!
We stopped by for lunch after seeing their ad on a board on the sidewalk just before crossing the Circus bridge. It made us wonder if they are having trouble attracting business. That was not the case as the restaurant was full. With the open kitchen, and talkative cooking staff, it is a noisy place. On the positive side, my Cuban sandwich was quite good, and my wife enjoyed her tuna fish sandwich. She was not impressed with the chips that were a side to her meal, so the waiter brought her some delicious french fries at no charge. Our waiter, Jordan, was very pleasant and provided good service. However, somehow, our bill got combined with another one, and a $26 bill became $121. They claimed they corrected the problem but the charge has showed up on my credit card account. I expect to get the problem resolved, but should have never happened, thus the reason for rating.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of Mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.
Caught this little place before the crowds on a weekday. Not your father’s breakfast. Everything has this CIA chef’s touch. Wonderful selection of different menu items like the Breakfast BLT with pecan smoked bacon, fried green tomato and arugula and avocado topped with an egg on a ciabatta roll. Incredible! Fresh strong coffee. Perky and informed service. If you haven’t been yet you’ve got to try this place.
4.5 based on 498 reviews
We are proudly serving rustic Italian food at an competitive price. We serve pizza by the slice, by the pie, pastas, subs, salads, meats and desserts for Lunch and Dinner. We are a casual tavern where patrons can have a good conversation and enjoy our food and wines! Luigi and Mino
This restaurant is actually a small cafe with a limited number of tables inside and outside. It's nicer to eat outside, weather permitting. We ate outside and had a very good pizza for lunch. We waited longer than you'd expect for a pizza, but they...MoreWe are glad you have enjoyed the pizza . Sorry to make you wait, usually our servers are very prompt. Will definitely improve that. Thank you for the feedback !
4.5 based on 963 reviews
We had lunch here last week. Everything about it was enjoyable. The restaurant was nicely laid out inside and comfortable outside on the sidewalk. Service was perfect and both our meals were great. Overall a completely enjoyable afternoon.Thanks so much for the awesome review! We love hearing from happy, satisfied customers!
4.5 based on 913 reviews
Gold Rush BBQ is a family own and operated restaurant located in Venice Florida for 15 years. Each year we have been voted best BBQ in Venice. We offer Ribs, Chicken, Steak, Sandwiches and Fresh Seafood. Dine in , Carry out and catering is available. Hope to see you soon !
The only bad part is that they don't take reservations ESPECIALLY IN SEASON.
Tonight I wanted to take my friend Leo, (visiting from Boston, his daughter Cheryl, his granddaughter Trisha and great-grand-daughter Sofia to dinner here, but unfortunately, there was a bit of a wait.
Goes to show you just how popular this place is....year round too!
Nobody (except myself) had ever tried the FRIED OKRA here, and since it's one of my favorite appetizers, I ordered it and was happy that everyone loved it!!!
Cheryl, the vegetarian ordered a large HOUSE SALAD, a side of COLE SLAW, a side of GARLIC MASHED and was happy with all her choices.
My friend Leo, who's a big RIB lover, ordered the 1/2 RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS with a side of FRENCH FRIES and SWEET CORN ON THE COB. He too liked all his choices.
Trisha wanted the CHOPPED PORK PLATTER and from my recommendation added the GARLIC MASHED POTATOES and the GREEN BEANS as her sides. She declared them all winners. Her little princess daughter Sofia wanted CHICKEN NUGGETS, and MAC & CHEESE, and ate all the nuggets, but left some of the pasta behind.
For myself, I went with the usual CHICKEN AND PULLED PORK PLATTER and again my GARLIC MASHED & GREEN BEANS as sides.
Everyone, without exception was happy with the food and service and we all declared that we would happily return here and of course.....
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT!!!!
4.5 based on 555 reviews
Voted Venice's Best Burger, Best New Restaurant and Coldest Beer Finalist Fantastic Food & Friendly Service, from our Family to Yours.
Traveled to Venice Florida for business and needed a nice burger and beer. I found the perfect place. Staff was extremely friendly, place was really quaint and for a relatively small place they had a great draft beer selection. By the way, I returned the next day for another meal :)
4.5 based on 129 reviews
Striving to serve the best quality meals by the best quality staff to the best quality customers
My husband told me he was taking me to the best hamburger EVER!. Then.....he took me here. Service was great, waiters wonderful and friendly and the food very generous portions and very tasty. Would definitely go again and again.
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