Cafe Venezia

4.7
227 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
A family owned gem in Martinsville NJ, cooking up Italian favorite dishes. Reservations recommended.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sunday
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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
Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

HAVE YOUR NEXT PARTY OR EVENT AT CAFE VENEZIA. PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS.

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What 227 People Are Saying
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SN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food a service was Great!

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DN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was once again so pleased by my dinner at Cafe Venezia. I had the mixed salad with goat cheese, pears, and raspberry vinaigrette which was delicious, Chicken Bella Vista with portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, and fontina cheese which was excellent, and the decadently yummy Tartuffo for dessert. Service was exceptional as always. Highly recommend!

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food! Lots of personal attention from the owners. A perfect place for a special occasion or every day dining.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff there is wonderful. They make you feel like family.

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JD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccably fresh and delicious. My new go to eating establishment.

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P
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Leo and Eddie are terrific hosts and really know how to make you feel special while dining with them. The food is prepared with great pride and attention to detail.

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m
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've never been disappointed with the food and service, love the family feel of the restaurant and staff. The osso bucco is not be missed.

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F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep going back because the food is just never a disappointment!

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o
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific menu! Great service Salad and ravoili were delicious
Relaxing atmosphere

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and we will definitely go back and have recommended it to friends

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TA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food; friendly staff; attentive and caring owner. Nice neighborhood spot. Not inexpensive but good value, particularly for special occasions and/or weekly night out.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Venezia has become one of our 'go to' places for special occasions. Leo, the owner, is very friendly and informative about the menu. Great place!

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CS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant. The owner Leo is passionate about his business and food and it shows with his enthusiasm and how great the food is.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent service. Great food and menu selections Good atmosphere. Owner is very involved and personable. We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner Leo is the best host. He comes to your table, explains all the dishes and recommends his favorites. The food, staff and overall experience has been excellent every time I come here. Bravo!

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GB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Cafe Venezia - the food is wonderful and the service may be the best we've gotten anywhere since we moved to NJ! Despite the fact we'd rather keep it a secret, we highly recommend Cafw Venezia for great Italian food in a non-chain, neighborhood setting - thanks Leo and team!

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O
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything about Cafe Venezia is OUTSTANDING!

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CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Italian food is absolutely amazing - the dining experience brings me back to Italy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, friendly service with delicious food and creative specials! A must-visit restaurant for family meals, work lunches or date nights.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were very good. Owners are very warm and so willing to please.

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved Cafe Venezia. We were greeted by Bruno and were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in. The wait staff was excellent, polite and attentive. The food was beyond delicious. Cafe Venezia is our new favorite restaurant in New Jersey and we can't wait to return.

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DK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dine at Café Venezia relatively frequently - we went for our anniversary and everything went ok - the food was good (but nothing special - we were slightly disappointed on this visit) (just being honest). Will certainly go back again to see if it was just an "off" night.

That being said, the owners/chef/staff are generally excellent and perhaps we're being too critical because it was a "B" instead of an "A+".

For anyone who hasn't been there yet, it's certainly worth a visit to decide for yourself. Everything is done fresh, homemade pasta, fish brought in daily from NYC, etc. We want this to be our "place to go" for special occasions - our meal for 2 was about 85 dollars including tip (no coffee/dessert).

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Great food. Great service. Everyone there makes you feel as though you are family, truly exceptional.

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f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time here and looking forward to the third. Martinsville has another gem.

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AM
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Birthday dinner for mom. Appetizers and dessert were excellent, dinner and presentation left alot to be desired.

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DK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always

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A
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always over the top in terms of food, service and hospitality. You feel like family here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dennis. S just ate there the other night another great dinner unbelievable hospitality place makes you feel like family

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O
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Again, another outstanding dinner. The staff is just amazing and make you feel at home. Food was excellent with a huge choice of selections.

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O
Atlantic City
37 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were Excellent. Staff were very welcoming and made special effort to make sure that you were satisfied.

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MH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A rare find, definitely a place to go for dinner.

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A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends wanted to try Cafe Venezia. I readily agreed even though I had just been there over the weekend to celebrate my anniversary. The menu is oh, so delicious. I always want to try at least two or three of the entrees. Tonight I had the veal, my husband had shrimp, our friends had lobster ravioli and bronzini (a white flaky fish). All of our dishes were superb.
Service was excellent and we will most definitely return. An added plus is that this restaurant is a byob.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here a few times its always been great food. The owners personally make sure everything is great and go out of their way.

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PF
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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v
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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