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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
10:30 PM
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Cafe Venezia

4.8
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
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 156 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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jvox (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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DanaK 
5.0  Dined 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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TheresaG 
4.0  Dined 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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vipATSCC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service.

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vipROBIN (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipJanS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipAPBurson (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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MisterOB4 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipBackdoc (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipEurogirl (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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vipnanswm (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been to Cafe Venezia at least 6 times and it never disappoints. Food is always fresh. Service is generally also great but this time it was a bit slow- took over an hour to get our entrees. I’m guessing there was a mix-up but dinner was delicious as usual.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

As usual, a great meal with great service! Everyone enjoyed their meal!

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vipFrankD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Always welcoming, consistently great food what more could you ask for? Go!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The place is amazing - Leo is the best waiter ever!! Truly an amazing experience from appetizer to dessert

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vipsp3cial (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Always fabulous from the moment we arrive. Feel like family. Amazing choices and the food can’t be beat. Leo is the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I love this restaurant! I say it everytime but it’s my favorite. The food,the service and the fact that it’s byob all of it is outstanding!

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DrKelso (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

We've gone to Café Venezia three times now and haven't been let down yet. The owners and servers are friendly and attentive, the food is magnificent. The prices run somewhat on the high side (but the food is worth it!) so it isn't a place we can frequent often - we reserve it for special occasions. All the pasta is "homemade" - we've had veal, chicken, seafood and meatless entrees and every one (so far) has been delicious. We're already planning our next dinner there with another couple.

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joeyvee99 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

What separates this one from all the others is their attention to detail and most of all-
consistency! All too often a new restuant opens to sparkling reviews and immediately starts going downhill. The restaurant has been able to maintain absolutely fabulous meals for over 2 years now and still going strong. Worth your while.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We eat at this restaurant weekly. What an amazing gem!
The owners are friendly, care about their customers and treat everyone like family.
The wait staff is excellent.
The food is a gastronomic delight. ...a unique menu with interesting sauces, ingredients and preparations.... out-of the norm....Calamari for example.... prepared with their homemade sausage, cherry peppers and an interesting sauce, then placed in an edible basket.
The daily specials really are special! My husband has yet, to order off the menu. Fish is fresh daily and these specials are delightful.
This is a must-go-to restaurant for foodies!

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vipPacman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The brothers that own Café Venezia are always involved with the entire dining experience. They greet, serve, and are genuinely concerned that every patron has a wonderful dining experience. The food is consistently well prepared and the ingredients are fresh. There is a wide variety of choices on their menu. And they always have interesting specials to offer as an option to the regular menu offerings. Eddie and Leo will always go out of their way to make Café Venezia your go to BYOB, fine dining restaurant.

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vipAlex (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and Service were Great- as always! Have been introducing our friends to this place by recommending we meet there for get together and good food. So far they have all enjoyed it! The food seems to be prepared that day and the waiter was impressively informed on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing, authentic Italian cuisine. Bolognese is may favorite, but the specials are always interesting, too.

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