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About Little Venice Restaurant

Welcome to the home of Binghamton's original Italian eatery, Little Venice Restaurant. Since 1946, Little Venice has been serving authentic Italian dishes to Greater Binghamton. Little Venice prides itself on its original family recipes, specializing in homemade pasta, a variety of Italian and American entrées and most notably our famous homemade tomato sauce. The sauce recipe is a guarded family secret only known to 3 people.

111 Chenango St.
Binghamton, NY 13901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,

Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,

Cross Street:
Between Henry and Lewis

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(607) 724-2513

Website:
http://www.littlevenicerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot on the side and back of the building

Private Party Facilities:
The private room seats up to 40 people. We are more than happy to offer your guests our entire menu or work with you to setup a limited menu. We offer the private room free of charge, but do require a credit card number to hold the reservation.

Private Party Contact:
Gina Lisio: (607) 724-2513

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Little Venice Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.3

value

4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (6)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a nice table in one of the back rooms. Perfect for us to be able to visit with our friends. The waiter was friendly and served us well. Little Venice sauce is one of our favorites!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My family and I attend Little Venice Restaurant every December, we are never disappointed, great service, positive family vibes, awesome place to make memories with the family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overall food was good, large menu to pick from. Only thing I didn’t like was that we were sat by the door while the entire restaurant was available since it was early in the day. The sauce is delish.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a treat to visit. Delicious linguine and meat logs.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was outstanding and service was the best i seen in long time. My favorite was when they give the bread and butter that make the meal outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love eating here because the pasta is terrific. However, a great improvement could be made by serving warm bread and spreadable butter.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were traveling through Binghamton and stopped for the night. The hotel attendant recommended little Venice. It was exactly what we wanted -- nothing fussy, but really good pasta. It was very casual so we didn't feel out of place in our traveling clothes (blue jeans and sweaters.). The pasta was great and the sauce was also very good. Service was okay, what one would expect in a large, busy Italian place. Overall it was a good place for an everyday meal.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The family was in town for Thanksgiving weekend and we went for dinner on Friday. They were very impressed with the menu and especially the sauce! My mother-in-law bought several jars in the gift shop to bring home. Excellent service as always.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had the Shrimp Parm - great tasting an filling

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The waitress was not good. She forgot my egg rolls, gave us the wrong dessert, and forgot my friends beer. She was not that good at coming back and asking if we needed anything.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always the food was exceptional and the service very good. I will be back in a few weeks for lunch with my daughter-in-law.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

There were seven of us who dined at the Little Venice on Sunday evening. My meal, Chicken Cacciatore, was terrible! One of the guests had a veal dish which was tough with too much garlic. The other meals were mediocre at best. If was very disappointing experinece for our group.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Even with a reservation we had to wait for a table but it was well worth the wait! We enjoyed the authentic Italian cuisine. The portions were reasonable. The prices were moderate. The extensive art collection gave the impression of dining in the middle of an art gallery and added a very enjoyable twist to dining out. We plan to visit again soon.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our party of five met at Little Venice for lunch to celebrate my birthday. It was the perfect choice for our group. Service was fast and friendly and the food was delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We went to Little Venice to celebrate our daughters 25th birthday. It was the second time we have been there and we have not been disappointed either time. The food is great, the waitress was friendly and attentive and they even put a candle in our daughters dessert! Great place to go when in Binghamton.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were celebrating our 26th anniversary last weekend and we heard great things about Little Venice! I made reservations online which was very user friendly! We got there 1/2 hour early and we ordered a drink at the bar which was very cozy. It was a Saturday night and very busy. We did not have to wait more than 10 minutes for our table. The prices are very reasonable, service was wonderful and the food was authentic and delicious. We live in Marathon NY and it was definitely worth the 30 mile drive. We will be recommending this place to all our friends and family!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

As a native of the area have always enjoyed the food at Little Venice. It's a favorite of family for lunch as well. Service is very good and food is excellent. Fantastically easy to make reservations right on their website or using Open Table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Found this dining experience thanks to OpenTable, as our first visit to Binghamton (ever) as part of a weekend night away to enjoy the fall colors. Classic, classic, classic Italian restaurant with much history, great decor and atmosphere, and an outstanding menu of staple Italian American cuisine. I stayed healthy with Whole Wheat Penne in a "build your own" pasta meal with several toppings which was very good. Carol had the Chicken Cutlet Parm which she commented was very good, and a generous portion. The fried Mozzarella appetizer was very tasty, and the desserts were simple (portion) and robust (flavor). Our waitress (Meagan) was fantastic, very friendly and provided great table service.

We may make a habit of traveling north in the Fall, and if we stop in Binghamton again will most certainly return to Little Venice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our first visit here. Restaurant was clean and nicely decorated. Tables are small for the size of the dishes and bread basket, etc. Service was excellent. Bread was nothing special and not warm. Salad OK. Pasta quantity was huge for 1/2 order but good with very good sauce. Meat log also OK. I've had better meatballs elsewhere. Chicken parm was very good. Overall good meal and service.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have gone to your restrauant since a child. My father, Louis Villecco, made and delivered ricotta, provolone and moz. to your restrauant for years. You have always been my family's favorite. My son came home for a few days and his first choice was Little Venice. Great food and great service.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great table. Great service. Great food. Relative was in town from out of state and had to come for the manicotti!! She loves it and even took some home from the restaurant market

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Spaghetti noodles were over cooked in starchy water. Not good very disappointed . Second time this has happened. 🙁

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food as usual, but service was not good. It took us nearly an hour to get our entrees (very simple dishes). They must have had a big backup in the kitchen because the waitress was reasonably prompt. She stopped by a couple of times to tell us our food would be right out, but it wasn’t, and when it did come, it was delivered by one of the table busboys and not our waitress. Overall, disappointing.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went to Little Venice to celebrate my Birthday. Our waitress was EXCELLENT!!! The food was warm and tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Awesome as usual!

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always a great Italian meal. The service on this occasion was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had 8:30pm reservations over parents weekend at Binghamton University. This was the only time slot available when making them about a week prior. When we walked in and saw the place almost empty, that should have been our first clue. The hostess sat us without menus. The waiter came over to take our drink order, but did not hand us any menus, and walked away before I could ask. The manager (I'm assuming) came by a few minutes later to ask if our waiter had arrived, and I asked him for menus, which he promptly delivered.
The waiter was a college aged kid, and obviously wanted to be anywhere other than at work. We felt like we were bothering him.
For an Italian restaurant, the pasta was all overcooked and bland. My daughter's fettuccine alfredo sauce was separating. My eggplant parmesan was soggy. Nothing tasty about any of it.
Overall a complete waste of time and money. I will never go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

This was a 4-5 star rated restaurant. We were not impressed. The fried calamari (they pronounced it a CALA-MARY) when they brought to table we thought were fried onion rings. They are famous for their "meat logs" which wouldn't be bad if they were not deep fried. The sauce was more of a chunky ketchup. We should have walked out when we walked in and smelled the carpet.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our dinner was lovely. Sat right down, had reservations. Waitress was friendly and very accommodate. Great evening

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved the spaghetti, so chewy and interesting. Really good house salad too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Everything was great. Our server was very pleasant, but seemed overwhelmed and didn’t get to our table very often. The food was fantastic. I’ve been out of the state for the last three years and it was a pleasant surprise to see all the changes. Love the brighter and more open dining room. The face lift was great, but the food is the same - and I mean that in a good way!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Our experience was horrible. We got sitted at the table close to the bar our server showed up a while latter. He was not a professional at all. I asked him to bring me a sample of two wines because we wanted to order a bottle and didn't know anything about wines listed on the menu. He said that the wines are not by the glass and he can't do that and when I showed him that it was by the glass he went and got it and his comment was that the wine is to expensive to taste it like that. We ended up ordering a bottle he came back with the bottle and warm wet glasses??? He asked us if we are ready to order and he continued to tell us that before we order we need to know what the restaurant is out of... and it was eight items. Wow we were shocked because this was excactly what we wanted. We ended up ordering anyway we had eggplant , chicken with tomatoes and some kind of pasta and I just can tell that all of our dishes WERE NOT EDABLE, eggplant was undercooked, pasta had no taste and undercooked and chicken was... I can't even find a word to describe it. It was hard, felt like the chicken was boiled a couple of times before and had this brown crust on It swimming in diced tomatoes this dish had obsolutly no taste and I lost my appetite after a first bite. I bever had such an experience and decently will never come back or recommend this restaurant to anybody. I think any diner in town does a better job.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Our first trip almost two years ago was to explore SUNY Binghamton. We ate here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now as our daughter enters as a freshman, we had to visit again while we were here. And just as we remembered from our first visit, very good food and service. I just wish we bought some sauce to take home with us.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The "famous" sauce was way too sweet. The famous "meat logs" were sausage-shaped meatballs, that seem like they were boiled. My son, on his last meal before college, had the chicken cacciatore...so dry we had to return it. Best thing about this meal was the decent price for a bottle of wine.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 18, 2017

First of all. People were extremely nice. Waitress was not very good. Offered no water and delivery of glass of wine was very slow. The food was not very good and and I would have to say Way overrated.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food is fabulous as always.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our dinner at this Italian restaurant was for two adults and an 8 year-old. The children's menu had a couple of additional options to the standard fare for kids. The environment is comfortable and welcoming, although brightly lit, with virtually an entire gallery of paintings throughout the spacious dining area. Tomato sauce tasted fresh and was quite good. The Spaghetti and Meat Logs dish that our son had was quite tasty, but not overly spicy. The local version of veal marsala was somewhat lacking in the marsala area. Portion sizes were huge.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

As always, delicious food and great atmosphere. The sauce is like no other!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent value Big portions Book reservation or you may not get a table

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food and Service are always consistent , and don't disappoint!

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