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Old Venice - Point Loma
Old Venice - Point Loma

Old Venice - Point Loma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oldvenicerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (619) 222-5888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canon between Scott and Rosecrans
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample Street Parking Available
A word from Old Venice - Point Loma
Family owned and operated for over 30 years. Old Venice is the perfect place to enjoy time with the ones you love. Tastefully decorated, with multiple dining areas including our garden patios and bar featuring live music. You will immediately be enraptured with the European ambiance of one of San Diego’s finest dining venues.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Not quite up to par. Miss the old menu. This used to be a family favorite. We'll try it again in 6 months or so, hoping it regains some of its old magic...Our recent visits have been quite disappointing - but we're not ready to write it off."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I remember this being the place to get one of the best lunches in town, after moving away from San Diego for 12 years, I went back for my honeymoon and had dinner for the first time there and was blown away with it all. The only I would change is the parking. It can be hard to find a spot near by and some times you have to go about two to three blocks away to get spot but that is more because of the area just having a lot to offer."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "i went during lunch around 1 PM on Saturday 8-9-14 and it was amazing. It was only me and my fiance, WE had the whole thing to our self it was perfect. Bobby took care of us. I asked if i could get breaded shrimp and the chef did it! taste was great. i got a mojito it was a little strong i asked bobby if he can add more juice and with out hesitation he did and came back it was legit. we came the night before and it was PACKED! alot of people in a good way. bar was full music was bumping. so if you want quiet come in the day and something fast and louder come at night."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went with our family and everyone had an amazing experience from the food to the friendly hospitality! One of our favorite restaurants!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time I have gone to Old Venice for a special occasion. Last time, I wrote that it was my best friend's 21st birthday, and I requested them to bring the Homemade Old Venice Cookie as our dessert (of course we would pay for it) so it could be a surprise for the birthday girl. Not only did they completely neglect this request, they completely ignored her birthday and didn't mention it once. Regardless, I loved the atmosphere, so I brought my boyfriend here for our 3rd anniversary 2 days ago. I wrote that it was our anniversary on the reservation, and again, no acknowledgement of that whatsoever. I am starting to wonder why this establishment even uses Open Table. I will go somewhere else for special occasions now."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Old Venice came highly recommended to us, but my dinner was just ok and my wife's ravioli was bland. Too many of the items on the menu were stated as "spicy" which isn't to our liking and didn't leave much selection for us. There was only one other table with someone eating so it was very quiet. There were a lot of pizza take-out orders so I think we should have had the pizza instead. The service was great and our server was very friendly."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We just recently found this restaurant and we have been their 3 times in 3 months. Pizzas are delicious and cooked to perfection. We order something new every time we go."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "After a 10 year absence it is still a great restaurant. The décor still provides lots of memories."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Between the loud gypsy kings cover band and the wait staff constantly breaking down tables and dragging chairs around throughout our whole dinner, I would not recommend this place. Used to come here 10 years ago. I would say good for families and boisterous groups."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My wife and I were in town for our 10th anniversary and had previously dined at Old Venice. The manager specifically went out of her way to help with my request to have a dozen roses delivered to the dinner as part of this special occasion. Additionally the food and ambiance were spectacular as we remembered it! I would highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait to go back on our next trip. Thank you again for making it a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great place to go before a concert at Humphrey's. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We went to Old Venice on the recommendation of a friend and what a great recommendation it was. This was the best Italian food that my wife and I have experienced in years. The concern by the staff for the quality of your meal was second to none. While we were just visiting San Diego I would definitely make this a must place to eat. My only regret is that we don't have one in Gainesville, Florida."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Went here for our first date 15 years ago and a couple of dates in between. Returned for our tenth wedding anniversary last week. They did make a nice attempt at our celebrating by giving us a free tiramisu with Congratulations scrawled in chocolate. The service was decent. Got cold sitting outside so we asked for the heater to be turned on. That took a while but the manager did come by and offer to drag a portable heater over to our table when the overhead heater wouldn't work. Didn't get a candle put on our table until the last couple sitting outside near us left. Then we were given theirs... Food was okay. Kind of would've expected more for $100. Baked feta app was good, although the olive flavor was a tad strong."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great restaurant near Humphrey's. First time there before concert, easy 1 minute drive to Humphrey's. Food was great as was the atmosphere on the patio. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Yes, great food. But be prepared to walk a block or two as parking is at a premium."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Old Venice in a long time, so it was good to come back. We had tickets for a show at Humphrey's, so this is a great location if you want somewhere to go to dinner before a show. The food, as always, was delicious. The shrimp stuffed with crab was to die for, as was the lasagna! I only wish I could have taken my leftover lasagna home with me (nice sized portion!), but I didn't have a way to keep it cold. :-("
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything was delicious and service was great. Plates large so consider smaller portions if you're not starved."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed the pasta special (Tues. buy one get one free) before heading over to Humphreys for a concert."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "On a recent vacation in San Diego my husband and I stopped in to Old Venice at Point Loma. It is a lovely restaurant - tucked on a neighborhood side street. While we had a pleasant experience - it was pricey and the food was not exceptional."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I recently heard from a friend to try Old Venice. It was a wonderful experience. The food was on point and tasted like my family's italian so I felt like a kid again! Great place to take friends in town or if in the mood for Italian "comfort food". Wine selection was good and delicious. I felt like was a little pricey for the some of the entrees, however, the portions are good sized. The service was great, everyone was lending a helping hand and friendly. Thanks again!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were placed in a small table for two right behind & very close to a party of 10, so it was extremely noisy! The restaurant in itself was very loud. Not the place to go for a romantic dinner. It's hard to even speak unless your shouting!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I went to Old Venice with a group of 12 people for prom. They did have a bit of trouble trying to seat all of us in the same place but it worked out in the end. The food was great and the atmosphere was greater. Every one of my party members gave it a thumbs up and thanked me for choosing that restaurant. Service wasn't anything spectacular but at the same time I can't say anything ill of them. It was a wonderful experience and I would without a doubt come back for a special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food and service was very good although I thought over priced. Very nice atmosphere and a gem to have in the neighborhood. I would find some outstanding quality bread for standard table service. Aside from sesame seeds bread was soft and tasteless - was surprised. Seafood risotto, cilantro pesto shrimp/squid ink noodles and salmon were all delicious. Good to have some parking behind restaurant otherwise along the street. Also very helpful that they accept reservations - at least at dinner."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Did not disappoint. Excellent service by Andre. We are chicago Italians and picky. This was as good as we make at home."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This is a not to be missed place when you want a charming patio with great Italian food. We come back over and over and are never disappointed."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Went for my graduation lunch. Awful service. Waitress spilled water on my mom while pouring water and didn't apologize. Pizzas were soggy and pasta was undercooked (noodles still hard). Very disappointed because I had such a great time with yummy food during restaurant week and was hoping for the same level of service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great place , staff friendly table was ready via open table resor...chic décor yet not over the top...food was superb!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Bella! Love this quaint restaurant lots of options for Italian classic or modern great lighting and ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have enjoyed previous dinning visits to old world Venice however last night was disappointing as service was slow and we had to ask for basics that the server should know . I hope th I s was a fluke and not a trend "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have been dining at Old Venice for over 16 years. Cozy neighborhood Italian restaurant with live music in the bar on the weekends. Seafood risotto is fabulous, with generous amounts of shrimp, scallops and fish. Rigatoni Bolognese is rich and tasty. Grilled salmon is done to perfection with great roasted red potatoes. Surf and turf was a real surprise - not really Italian, but absolutely delicious. Wines are reasonably priced, and the cocktails are expertly made and generous servings."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Live in San carlos and love your food! Wish you had another location in town closer, but still worth the drive!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends at Old Venice. Food is fabulous..never had a bad meal. Save room for the Choc. chip Cookie dessert. A bit crowded when restaurant is busy, but differentl dining options( inside or outside) can help. Worth traveling outside our neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant many times. The food is always wonderful. Service was really lacking this time. We had a group of 6. Mentioned in the reservation it was a gal's birthday. The waiter or busboy???? Handed us the menus and water. About 20 min later a waiter came over and asked us if we were ready to order. No mention of specials, no hello,.. We gave our food orders...He never asked us if we wanted anything to drink. After lunch was finished he asked if we wanted anything else. No mention of dessert.... We asked him to see the dessert tray. Only saying a little suggestive selling on his part would have made the check a lot larger and his tip a lot bigger.... only8 other diners in the restaurant ."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Well the menu have change, and not good. Some of the old selections have been removed or modified. The service was removing the plates before we were done. They seemed to be in a rush. The only thing that is still the same is the noise level, very high. So, no plans to return or recommend."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "There were 9 people in our party. Our table was ready when we got there, no wait. Our server was very good and also personable. The food was outstanding and serving sizes just right. The paper on the table tops kept the 6 year old in our party busy all evening. The wine that was recommended by our server was excellent. Very nice overall experience. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We have been eating at Old Venice for over 16 years, and the food is consistently great. Delicious pastas, perfect pizzas and wonderful fresh salads with their signature blue cheese vinaigrette dressing. Service is attentive but not intrusive and the managers are very "hands-on". Great neighborhood Italian restaurant"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This restaurant is divided into a festive bar, interior restaurant , and a lovely covered patio in the rear. We enjoyed terrific meals in a private atmosphere of he patio."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "After a day at Sea World we wanted something Italian. Open up my Open Table app, searched and found Old Venice. No trouble getting there, parking was easy. They seated us on the patio. Appetizers were fabulous as well as the wine. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Old Venice has been a gem of San Diego for a long time. Whether it is a romantic dinner for two or taking our 4 kids out to dinner Old Venice is perfect."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our daughter and son-in-law highly recommended the Old Venice in Point Loma when we made a recent overnight trip to San Diego--and we were delighted. It was pouring rain, yet we stayed warm and dry in a covered patio part of the restaurant. Service was excellent and the food outstanding. Luckily, we had made a reservation between 4-6 p.m. and could take advantage of their daily happy hour/early bird. All starters and salads were half priced and the bruschetta is to die for! We shared a couple starters and then also shared a generoudly-sized lasagna entree. Again, it was delicious! We would definitely return!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014