food was outstanding, forgot
food was outstanding, forgot how good it was, was a bit too loud, should play music, ......, otherwise loved it....
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a wonderful time. It was my Birthday and it was the perfect place. We were at the Terrace so it was more quiet. Loved it!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was a great eve, all my friends
Was a great eve, all my friends loved it.. Ambience was excellent, service was awesome. But the food was memorable.....the Mussels were the best we ever had.....Will definetly come back....
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been here before for a friend’s Bday, Awesome place for two for a romantic dinner, or cater to a group of 15-20 people. I choose to have my wife’s bday with all her friends and mine, since the food is great, there is a full bar, and a Dj plays great songs. In short a chill place that is away from the downtown club life but still able to cater to food, drinks and music under one roof that is decent on your wallet.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent! The seafood risotto was delicious, very satisfying and highly recommended. Great appetizers too! Awesome special offered every Friday: Half off all salads, starters and seafood entrees from 4-6pm!!! The quality and yumminess of Old Venice's food has remained consistently great for over 30 years... Go! You won't be disappointed.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Still love the restaurant!
Started going to your restaurant years ago when it opened. Since then have moved to Tierrasanta so do not get over there as often. I must say the prices have gone up quite a bit which is understandable but if I remember my favorite, chicken piccata almost doubled in price. Still love your restaurant and love the bar.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My colleague and I had an excellent meal here! The seafood special on Friday is excellent (1/2 off seafood entrees!), the salmon was delicious as was the La Regina. The interior to the restaurant feels comfortably formal, although I hear the back patio is very nice.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was so nice to be able to catch up, relax and not feel rushed to have a nice dinner and then be encouraged to leave.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebration made easy
I booked a table through open table and it was so easy. The restaurant confirmed right away. They set a a great table for us. Our party of ten arrived early and our table was already set to go. Great service . Amazing martinis and food. I've eaten at this restaurant before and loved the food but my experience this last time makes me want to return more often
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
yook my girlfriend there on
yook my girlfriend there on a whim in Feb and she absolutely raved about the maple glazed salmon....went there again yesterday and it was just as awesome...love the atmosphere....acoustics are a bit hard on the ears....very noisy, but food and ambiance otherwise is amazing!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were six of us for dinner and we wanted to share several appetizers and a few main entrees. No problem. Our server immediately grasped the situation, made several recommendations and served us family style. Her suggestions for appetizers and main items were spot on, everything was cooked to perfection, served in a timely manner and tasted wonderful. We will be back in town soon and Old Venice will be at the top of our list.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Old Venice and its cozy ambiance. We make it a point to eat there whenever we're in San Diego.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to beat in Point Loma
I love Old Venice. We went on my birthday, and had a marvelous time. It was a little crowded, but we were seated on-time and at a nice table.
My kids came along and really enjoyed it. Michael, the waiter, was just great. There was a little back-up in getting food out, but when it arrived, it was always hot. One small issue is that the restaurant seems to under-salt dishes. I get why they do it, but it is my only complaint.
Getting to OV is a bit of a hassle, but it is worth it. If you live in Point Loma, I don't see why you wouldn't be there as a regular. You're lucky to have such a great place in the neighborhood.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour is everyday from
Happy hour is everyday from 4-6p. The appetizers and wine selection offered at happy hour are incredible.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old Venice- Delightful little hidden spot on a short block in Pt. Loma. A real bright spot in the community.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really Great Food
Love this place. Have dined there several times, both lunch and dinner. Pizza is scrumptious--unlike anything you get elsewhere. I get the same dish every time for dinner because it is so good. Would eat here at least twice a month if I lived closer.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Good Experience
Very polite staff, good food, good happy hour specials, nice, quite place to dine
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I return to this place yearly and it never disappoints!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
High End Casual Neighborhood Gem
Forest was our server - super nice, attentive and great service. We receive our courses quickly but with a good flow for our meal. My 1/2 of the pizza was made incorrectly. Forest quickly returned to the kitchen to ask about my order - the restaurant had someone new training that night. He took half the cost of our pizza off our bill very graciously even though we hadn't asked for it. Definitely one of our neighborhood favorites.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oldie but goodie
I used to go to the OV years ago when I lived in Pt. Loma and had a sailboat at Shelter Island, then again for awhile right after the big remodel; but it's been years since then. The other night, on a whim, we ate dinner there, and you know what? It's still great! I had a Caesar salad and the La Regine (seafood in a tomato sauce over black linguini). It was very good!
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful As Always!
Old Venice has been a favorite of mine and my husband's for over 12 years. We have been here to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays over the years and have always had amazing service and wonderful food. We brought my parents in for my mother's birthday and once again they didn't disappoint. Thank you for being so fabulous time and time again!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot to go
Good spot when you are looking for a nice early dinner before a Humphreys Concert. Happy hour runs to six with half price apps. Wednesdays, they have Half price wine bottles under $40. It was a nice start to a great evening. We had the shrimp and artichoke app and caprese salad. Our party had the seafood risotto and the pasta with gorgonzola and broccoli. I had the throw in some chicken. It was rich and fabulous. Broccoli was nicely done. Seafood risotto was good. Had better. Service was pleasant but slow. took forever to get one drink and a bottle of wine
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, we had an excellent time during restaurant week
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this restaurant. Consistently delicious, clean, great atmosphere, reasonable but not inexpensive. I highly recommend making reservations on OpenTable for weekends.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely atmosphere on Point Loma... A creative menu with traditional favorites and a good sampling of Italian wines to accompany selected dishes! Always a favorite when in the Point Loma/Shelter Island area!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite San Diego Restaurant
The food is simple and made with the best ingredients, absolutely delicious! The decor and ambiance is romantic and chic at the same time.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was fantastic (we had a group of 10). My husband and I each got an entree and split them with one another. The Rigatoni Bolognese and the Cheese Ravioli. Both were excellent. Last time we dined; it was just my husband & I ... we sat outside. Next time, I would prefer to sit outside. :-)
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made reservations for restaurant week.
Trying out a new location and found a gem.
Food was great and service excellent.
Patio area is very nice.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Used to dine here frequently
Used to dine here frequently when I worked nearby in '80's and '90's... should have come back sooner. The food was excellent. Front room seemed a little noisy, but it was fine on the back patio.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Nice Surprise
Received a gift card so decided to use it on our anniversary. What a nice surprise! Wonderful ambience, good food and pleasant service. Pasta was excellent. Lamb was ok,s but not spectacular for the price. Overall excellent meal and experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Dinner Spot
Perfect spot for our anniversary dinner. The service was wonderful. Chrissy was our waitress. She was very attentive without being intrusive. Haven't had that quality of service in a long time, and we go out a lot! All staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Had the cheese board and coordinating spreads which were fabulous. Salad and main course were fresh and flavorful. Prices were high for a non-special occasion but, for a special occasion, well worth the price considering the great service and romantic setting.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM