Been here a few times its always been great food. The owners personally make sure everything is great and go out of their way.
Leo and Bruno are wonderful hosts. They know how to make you feel welcome. The food is always outstanding. Their specials are terrific. I have brought three different friends there in the last four weeks and all of them loved the food. I am never disappointed when I go to Cafe Venezia.
Perfect - good food, just the right amount of attention from staff!
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!
Service was great and the food it’s always very very good
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!
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.
Leo makes sure your dining experience is perfect. Best place to eat in town.
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.
It was Mother’s Day and very crowed. Not a good not to review any restaurant
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.
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.
Good place to go
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.
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!!
Great meal Byob , excellent service . Fast becoming the Restaurant of choice for many .
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.
FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND SERVICE TOO. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THE EVENING DINNER.
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.
We always enjoy our meals at CV - this occasion was slightly disappointing because the food wasn't quite hot enough, but it was tasty.
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.
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.
Fantastic food and service.
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!
Good portions at a great price.
The menu is diverse with all of the traditional Italian dishes and then some.
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!
Service was spectacular as was the food. We dine here every weekend.
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!
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!!
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!
Food, service and ambient was wonderful. Third time there and I will be going back.
Enthusiastic service. Willing to explain the entrees clearly.
Perfect from reservation follow-up call to dessert!!
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!
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.
Delicious food and friendly, attentive staff. Wide array of specials
Never had a bad meal. Service is great- food is even better! If you haven't tried this place yet, it's a must.
always fabulous. Leo and staff very accommodating and make you feel like family.
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.
The food was very good and they did not rush you, but service could have been better.