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Cafe Venezia

4.8
178 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
A family owned gem in Martinsville NJ, cooking up Italian favorite dishes. Reservations recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(732) 356-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
We cater in and out of the restaurant. Give us a call.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Large Parking Lot
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 178 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great meal Byob , excellent service . Fast becoming the Restaurant of choice for many .

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everytime I visit this place they have amazing special entrees. This time for me it was the chicken breast covered with crab. Amazing, simply amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND SERVICE TOO. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE EVENING DINNER.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Leo and the crew are always wonderful hosts. You feel like family when you’re dining there the food was great as always. Can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We always enjoy our meals at CV - this occasion was slightly disappointing because the food wasn't quite hot enough, but it was tasty.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was our first time there because we could never get a last minute reservation. A sure sign of a good restaurant. It was worth the wait. Wonderful Italian dishes and the tuna tartare appetizer was exceptionally good! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was our first time here. We went for Easter dinner. The menu selection and specials offered
a wide choice of options. Most of us had some combination of pasta and seafood -- all were
excellent. Calamari was fresh and tasty in a vinaigrette presentation. The staff was very friendly and did a good job good in making sure all went well. We definitely plan to return.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Best Italian meal I have had since visiting Italy. Service was great and everyone made us feel welcome and appreciated. I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good portions at a great price.
The menu is diverse with all of the traditional Italian dishes and then some.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Leo and his staff were a pleasure. They made us feel like family. Leo created a special dish for my mother in law’s birthday. My family truly enjoyed everything we ate and the entire experience at Cafe Venezia. So much so that I booked another date to come back for ladies night out with friends. Thank you Leo for such a wonderful dining experience. Our first impression was truly amazing. Cheers!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service was spectacular as was the food. We dine here every weekend.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Neighborhood gem is definitely the kind of Restaurant Cafe Venezia is. They are the best, its my go to for every occasion... thats how much I love it. The ambiance, food and service is great! my husband and I love everyone that work there, its our favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

As alway Cafe Venezia doesn’t disappoint. The service is always impeccable and the food delicious. Their veal parm is the best I’ve ever had! The staff is so friendly and accommodating they make you feel like family. Everything we’ve had is delicious from appetizers to desserts. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Over the last 2 years I am still amazed at the consistency of the food quality and for a menu so large . Actually the size of the daily specials menus is the size of most restaurant's regular menu!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food, service and ambient was wonderful. Third time there and I will be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Enthusiastic service. Willing to explain the entrees clearly.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Perfect from reservation follow-up call to dessert!!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

It's rare 5 star online reviews measure up to the actual quality of the restaurant. Well, in this case it exceeded all of my expectations. The owner/server, Leo, did an outstanding job describing each dish throughout our evening. I ordered homemade pasta with shrimp and best red snapper I have ever had. My guests were beyond thrilled with their dishes and my restaurant selection. Oh, the desserts, unbelievable! Make sure you try the bread pudding! Bravo Leo!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was excellent and service was even better. I stuck with a simple penne vodka which was awesome and my husband got an arctic char special which he also really enjoyed. Service was great, they were so friendly and gave us some excellent suggestions. We ended up being the last diners on a Sunday night but they told us to take our time and even tried to find a spare bottle of wine in the back to top off my glass (luckily they couldn't because really, I'd had enough). BYO which we love.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Delicious food and friendly, attentive staff. Wide array of specials

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Never had a bad meal. Service is great- food is even better! If you haven't tried this place yet, it's a must.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

always fabulous. Leo and staff very accommodating and make you feel like family.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food is outstanding. They made me a dish that was not on the menu. The owner Leo makes u feel like it's a Sunday dinner at Grandma's. Lots of good specials. It's BYOB which is nice. Been going there since Leo opened. You won't be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was very good and they did not rush you, but service could have been better.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Was recommended for Valentine’s Day - was pleasantly surprised! A bit of a drive and well worth it! Yummy.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for the first time the day after Valentines Day. The monk fish was a special and was very tasty, the beet special was recommended but was nothing special. My husband had the fish/scallops and it was good. The service was excellent and this is worth a return visit with our children. This is a nice neighborhood option.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I are regular customers of this restaurant because of the quality of the dinner menu. Our visit for Valentine's Day was no exception. This establishment offers a superior dining experience with their food and their individual care offered to their customers. During our most recent visit Eddie, one of the owners, extended a great welcome to us and was extremely personable. Our server also offered very good service.
Cafe Venezia has recently expanded their space which shows that customers also must enjoy the overall quality of this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome food and excellent service from Leo! We WILL be back and hopefully on a day they are making the meatball special appetizer!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We tried this restaurant for the first time and we had a nice evening with friends. The service was thoughtful and eager to please. Our water and wine glasses were always tended to and extra ice served upon request. Our appetizers and dinners were very tasty and we enjoyed a special fish entree call Zwei, a delicate flavored fish from Hawaii. There was only 1 serving left so the rest of us had to savor a forkful. The escargot appetizer was fabulous and the string bean salad was different in a texture way, tasty and crunchy. A nice dining experience.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

There is a new space that was recently opened. They put all the larger parties there. On 8ft folding long tables from Costco!!! No one in that room was happy. Need round tables for groups like this. It was not fun to sit four per side. Too bright in there as well. No ambiance. Need to get this part together ASAP. Food was very good. Service a little scattered. Will go back but need to know the back room is changed.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I love this restaurant and the owner is a lovely man who is really a foodie. This restaurant has a good vibe and the service is terrific.. I come here at least once a week with my family or a date. The food is amazing and the stuffed artichokes ate the best I have ever eaten...

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner with friends at Cafe Venezia. Food and service were both wonderful. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Our party of 6 really enjoyed the meal. The appetizers were delicious as were the main course and desserts. We have been here at least a dozen times and we have always enjoyed our meals!!! The staff and owners are very personable and very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful time. They are very attentive, accommodating and service oriented. Brought the children's dishes out first -we didi not have to ask. Excellent food. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband ate a pasta. It was really good. I ate ossobuco pork. It was so so. Dessert and service were excellent

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Great food, excellent service and just an overall enjoyable evening. Highly, highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Our first time. The food was very good and the portions very large. The server was friendly and helpful with any special orders, like a change of pasta type. The Broccoli Rapi was especially well cooked and flavorful. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

We were a group of 15. Initially res. Was made for 10, as open table does’t take more on the website. I contacted the restaurant a week in advance to increase the number.

Upon arrival (res for 12:30), no one greeted us, we were the only customers at the restaurant, our table was set, and we just took our sits. In a while a waitress showed, took some drink orders, but we had to ask for menus, non was offered.
Later Leo, our waiter ( maybe the owner?) took our orders, he was friendly, however at 1:30, an hr after our Res., we only had our salads served. Very slow service, mix up with the orders.

The food was very good, portions fine, but service was slow, despite the fact that there was only one other table occupied beside our group. There was also a mix up with the bill, 2 extra plates were charged, which we corrected.

All in all a mixed experience, wouldn’t recommend it for larger groups.

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