Consistently SplendidVenezia never fails to delight my taste buds and my spirit. The atmosphere is inviting for hanging out at the bar area and just relaxing with your pal, partner, livelong love or whomever. The menu is full of delicious dishes and I a mainly go for the pasta with a side of meatballs. Every time I go to Venezia, I come away feeling like I want to spend a little more time in what seems like a world away from the daily grind. Cheers!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are heartbroken that VeneziaWe are heartbroken that Venezia is closing. We have been going there, and enjoying it immensely, for many years. We will especially miss the New Year's Eve opera performances.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMArrivederci caffe veneziaSadly, this neighborhood gem is closing at the end of May after more than 30 years of business. It has been. The place our friends and families turn to for cosy weekday dinners as well as celebrations like birthdays and graduations. The beautiful murals depicting a Venetian campo will be lost forever to us. Farewell, Inspectore Guido Brunetti, pasta puttanesca, spaghetti carbonara and paglia e fiena!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Tragedy...that this wonderful and unusual restaurant is closing! It has long been a favorite for us and will be sorely missed.
Thank you, Venezia, for all the great dinners! Last night was one of the best ever.
Good bye and good luck to all your wonderful staff, especially Maria.
Phyllis Potter5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM"The Last Supper"I am so sad that Venezia is closing at the end of May--the end of an era. The unique atmosphere, wonderful food, friendly service and neighborhood location simply can't be duplicated, and Berkeley is diminished without Venezia. If I could, I would give it a million stars--or at least 33--one for each year of wonderful dining experiences.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPlease don't go away!Loved the place. Such a diverse group of people dining (on a Sat. night)--large family gatherings with kids, sophisticated 20-somethings in fine apparel, small groups, & my friend & I who sat at a table in the bar because we had a time schedule to honor. Service was swift, helpful, & fun. Great bartender took good care of us. Can't wait to have an occasion to return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't believe that afterI can't believe that after at least 35 years in business, the food's better than ever! Our group of 6 loved everything we tried, especially the Caesar salad, malfatti w/ mushrooms (best veggie entree this omnivore's ever had,) and the puttanesca. Our waitress let me taste 3 different red wines by the glass, and all were yummy!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food wereThe service and food were both excellent! The waiter and waitress who served us were both very attentive to us and their food was one of the best! I had the malfatti and I am glad I picked it! I will definitely be coming back again!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Delicious food at a reasonable price. Wonderful, attentive yet discreet service. Canneloni was particularly excellent, but the garlic bread and meat ball appetizers, linguini bolognese (tasty but we preferred more meat so ordered extra meatballs) tiramisu, and panna cotta were all really good with ample portions. So sad that they will be closing in a couple of months as I felt I'd found a new favorite restaurant.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMManga Venezia!So sad Venezia is closing in May! Always one of my favorites, it did not disappoint on my most recent visit. Took a couple of out of town guests who loved not only their meals (the spaghetti and the ravioli), but also the charming decor. I got the malfotti and nearly licked the plate! Thank heavens for those tasty garlic rolls!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm very sad that this restaurantI'm very sad that this restaurant is closing soon! We really enjoyed our evening!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful VeneziaWe have loved dining at Cafe Venezia for years. The food is good and the decorative hanging laundry is a hoot. It is especially entertaining on Valentine's Day as the laundry shifts to lingerie.
The service is very good and the ambiance is wonderful.
I heard a rumor that Venezia will be closing soon, so check it out while you can!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery tasty food! The decorVery tasty food! The decor was excellent and whimsical and gave us the illusion that we were eating outside. Service was great and friendly.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for Excellent FoodEnjoyed our meal as always and its a great spot to enjoy great meal1/19/2013 12:00:00 AM