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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We went there on a Saturday night and it was a terrible choice. The noise level was so high that we could not hear each other across a table for 4. To me, this is not dining, it is punishment. Perhaps on a weeknight I could have enjoyed the food, which was good, although not great. The bread was delicious, however. I would not give this restaurant a second chance as there was nothing special about it but the unpleasant atmosphere of loud noise."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My Wife and I celebrated our 11th Year Anniversary at Old Venice and we couldn't be happier. The food is awesome, the wait staff was friendly, and the Manager came by to make sure we were doing well. He even wished us a Happy Anniversary and comped our dessert. We love this place!!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I took my wife there for our anniversary and her birthday. I made the reservation online and even had to change it. That was very easy to do. The staff was remarkable and friendly. The food was truly outstanding! The ambience was typical Italian and was definitely worth the trip. The price was much better than I expected. Highly recommended for that true Italian/romantic feel."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant. Perfect for celebrating a very picky grandmother's birthday!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "No one available to seat us. The cook said to sit anywhere.one waiter, no bus boys/ other staff.menus were stained. 20 min. to get wine. 25 min. to get bread."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We were just visiting the area and used OpenTable to find a place close to us. Made a reservation for 8pm. Got there and the place was packed! took about 10 minutes for our table to be ready. We sat down and It took a bit for our waiter to get to us, perhaps because it was so busy, they even ran out of glasses! The bus boy was funny telling us how he was sorry it took a bit to get us water, forks, etc due to the backup in the dish washing. He was very pleasant and apologetic about it -and we were fine. From our group we picked a mix of Meat Raviolis, Cheese Raviolis, Spinach Lasagna , and spaghetti. With their meat sauce, creamy pesto and marinara. It was all very good. Some folks around us had ordered Pizza's that looked delicious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Amazing food - check Amazing service - check Friendly hostess - check Noise level - loud... but we like it that way Great specials during the week! :-)"
    Dined on 2/8/2014