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Cafe Venezia

4.7
191 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 191 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Perfect - good food, just the right amount of attention from staff!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Cafe Venezia’s hosts and servers make you feel like you came to a family dinner.Everything is delivered with home pride. Freshly prepared , tasty and served hot. The food is delicious !
It can be your favorite local place, a special occasion celebration or gathering with friends. BYOB . Bravo!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Service was great and the food it’s always very very good

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We tend to choose Café Venezia whenever we want to "celebrate" and often try to introduce other people to a predictably excellent dining experience. We weren't disappointed. The prices run on the high side (they went up a few dollars since our last dinner out) but the exceptional quality of the dishes makes it worthwhile. The menu is varied and the specials are usually interesting!

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

I believe that this might be the third or fourth restaurant to inhabit this space. But look no further - this one is a keeper. Every patron is made to feel important as the owner, Leo, made sure to stop at every table to greet diners. His passion for his food is very evident in the way he delivers the specials. The food is so interesting. What you might think is an ordinary dish comes out with the most unique spices and flavoring and is presented in such a delightful way that you cannot wait to dig in. My husband had the crab cake for his appetizer and could not stop raving. His snapper dish had 3 huge scallops perched atop of it . It was marvelous. I had a special string bean appetizer with gorgonzola cheese that came highly recommended by Leo. And was he ever right. The appetizer was very different and the dressing was great! The restaurant is very tastefully decorated and charming and the service is impeccable. So my advice to everyone is don't walk to Cafe Venezia - RUN.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Leo makes sure your dining experience is perfect. Best place to eat in town.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Cafe Venezia is a great place. This is my third or fourth visit since the new owners took over several years ago and it seems like the menu has continued to improve. The staff is very helpful. We chose to split all of our menu choices three ways so we could sample the food and they were happy to oblige. From appetizer to dessert, it was delightful.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was Mother’s Day and very crowed. Not a good not to review any restaurant

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

For years 4 to 6 times a month I have patronized restaurants and from those experiences I base my opinion on Cafe Venezia . I have been to this restaurant now about 12 times in the last year and have never been disappointed. No matter what the selection the quality and the presentation has been superb. Because of this consistency and the customer interface that Eddie, Leo and Bruno bring to the table I will be increasing my visits.

Expect to pay a little more but in return receive fresh ingredients prepared as well or better as any restaurant regardless of price.

I would highly recommend this restaurant when a no fail dinner experience is a must.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Cafe venezia...is not it. Meal started with a calamari with balsamic ginger reduction in a taco shell bowl which rested on a little bit of mashed potatoes. Huh?!?! It's an Italian restaurant. It was downhill from there. I didn't feel the love in this food at all. But the restaurant was full and had great reviews. I don't think it would be so full if central Jersey had North Jersey standards, especially not for $25-30 a plate.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Good place to go

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and service. Nice ambiance. For those not familiar (which I wasn’t), they do not sell Wine and it is BYOB. So bring your favorite bottles and enjoy.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Arrived at 7pm received menus at 7::30pm
Waiter took orders at 8:02 received appetizers at 8:45 pm left the premises at 10pm.....UNACCEPTABLE!!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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

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 21, 2018

Perfect from reservation follow-up call to dessert!!

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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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