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About Barrique Venice

You no longer have to go Venice to experience an authentic wine bar, as Barrique Venice is ready to serve you. The wine cellar at this place is worthy of the admiration of the most avid of collectors, and the finger foods pair well with your favorite red or white bottle.

Barrique Venice is a great place to go out with the girlfriends, enjoy some nice music and great conversation, all with impeccable service. The soft meat, vegetable and cheese platters are always a hit as well, and are expertly prepared at Barrique Venice. The next time you're out in Venice, head on over for a fantastic time.

796 Main St
Venice, CA 90291
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Abbott Kinney and Rose

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 399-9010

Website:
http://www.barriquevenice.com/

Barrique Venice Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Romantic (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional food. My favorite restaurant in the Santa Monica / Venice area. Get the red beet pasta.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Love love love

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere and were actually able to hear each other easily. the food was good as was the wine. I would go here again, for sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice, cozy restaurant on Main Street in Venice. The staff is friendly and the ambiance is lovely, set in what looks like just a small two-story house on the street. The food is great, although it came out quite slow. The pastas were flavorful and tasty – and despite that most of the ragus are from typically gamey meats the flavors are mild and approachable even if you're not used to animals like rabbit and pheasant.

Overall great meal and restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 17, 2017

If you are in Santa Monica/Venice Beach and like good quality food and overall dining experiences this restaurant is a must. Lovely atmospheric setting, attentive service, but most importantly the food is unbelievably good! It is an Italian restaurant, but not your average pizza and pasta shop - have a look at the menu online and you will see what I mean!

I have been to this place the last couple of years when visiting from the UK and will definitely be back in 2018, quite simply the best Italian food I have ever experienced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Simply fabulous Sicilian food and wine. Lovely ambience and attentive staff.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love this place! I never do reviews, but I love this place so much that I really feel like the deserve it... My only reservation in posting a review is that I don't want word to get out about what a great spot it is, because if everyone knows about it, I may not be able to get reservations in the future... :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic - I will head here every time I make it to Venice Beach!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I requested a table upstairs on the balcony when I booked the reservation, however when I arrived the hostess said she couldn’t fulfill my request. It’s the only thing I requested for this special occasion- my girlfriend arrived hours prior from a 12 hr flight from Switzerland. With that in mind, we wanted a quiet and evening and the hostess put us right next to another two-top which we were so close to and could hear the whole conversation and consistent stories with the server that they apparently knew.

Why have a ‘request’ field when they cannot fulfil the only request?

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

About the best pasta I have ever tasted.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Top quality food and service, wonderful wine list and ambience!! Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Beautiful and romantic spot. Amazing food and fabulous service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely, such a great experience. I wish I could have known the "especials" price before ordering. Amazing dish, but 90$!

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The best . Food amazing. Staff super attentive. We met the owner and he really looked after us.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Each course was amazing! Server was friendly and atmosphere was cozy and fun. A little pricey, but hey, it really is Michelin level food.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

High expectations, poor results. Went to dinner for my girlfriends birthday. After reading the above average reviews we were very excited to dine at Barrique. Our initial server stumbled right out of the gate and was repeating the nightly specials. Both entrees (bone end veal shank and the filet mignon) were very bland with absolutely no flavor at all. They tasted as if the chef forgot to season everything - including the extremely small serving of vegetable that accompanied our meal. Part of the reason we were excited to dine at Barrique in the first place was the website touting of Michelin starred chef Antonio Mure. When I asked our server if Antonio was in the kitchen, he stated he had not been there for years. You might want to put a disclaimer on the website about that. WTF?

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We've lived in LA for 11 years. We're moving out of state soon and just had to come back here one more time. The red beet pasta is to DIE for.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I'm not the only one who thought Barrique would be "good for birthdays." There were 5 other birthday celebrants enjoying the delicious Italian fare. The pastas were exceptional as was the special daily appetizer of figs and scallop crudo, all served graciously. After the food, which Barrique certainly has down, my next favorite thing in a restaurant is to get to sing "Happy Birthday" to strangers. I got to sing for my sweetheart and 4 others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We went to Barrique for my birthday. The attention to service was wonderful. We were helped by Tony and Michael. Both excellent. We were trying to decide between two entrees and Tony surprised us with the one we didn't choose as a gift from him. I whole heartedly recommend the Tagliolini Rossi con Ragù di Quaglia in Fonduta di Taleggio
Home-Made Red Beet Tagliolini Pasta in a Marsala Quail Ragú served on a bed of Taleggio Cheese Fondue. It was one of the best dishes we have had in a very long time. The rest of the meal was delicious as well. Go to Barrique you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was my first visit and was based on my sister-in-law's recommendation. I booked a table to meet an out of town friend.
The food and service were outstanding. Each dish had subtlety and uniqueness. The flavors grew as you ate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I've driven by a hundred times. Didn't look like much, but a friend recommended it. Took my wife for her birthday. Friendly hostess took us upstairs. Cozy, candlelit. Tony, the co-owner, waited on us. Truly, it was the best meal I've ever had in Los Angeles (and we love good food; ate at Otium by the Broad downtown earlier in the day). Started with the octopus. I'm Italian; I've eaten a lot of octopus, but never like this. Not chewy; incredibly flavorful. Wife had the pan seared scallops - slight crunch on the outside, soft and juicy inside. I had the beet tagliatelle on almond pesto. Indescribably delicious. Great texture and mix of flavors, none overbearing, but perfectly combined. She had halibut. Good size piece, prepared just like the scallops. They have Amarone by the glass, which is a treat. And they sang happy birthday to my wife. It's our new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Really cute spot, the food is really good and so is the service.
I guess outdoor seat would have been ideal but we were seating inside where it can get a little noisy.
The grilled octopus is excellent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This is an intimate, casual and fun restaurant in a pretty house with outdoor tables on the balcony and in the front yard. The chef, owners and even the patrons were all very friendly, helpful with the wine list and menu and full of good stories. The two pasta dishes we had (Beet Taglionlini and Pappardelle with Rabbit Ragu) were both unusual and delicious. The menu is a bit light on vegetables and appetizers, which would really make it pop.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food here is always amazing. Great service. Pricey, but well worth it.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Been there many times thru the different owners. Love beet pasta. still as good. Unfortunately there was a miscommunication about the special for the night and we thought he said t-bone steak instead came a t-bone veal chop. I didn't realize there was such a thing. NEvertheless it was good but not what i was hoping for. Next time i will pay closer attention.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

I read about Barrique on The Infatuation website and was instantly hooked. Grilled octopus and prosciutto e burrata? Sold. Not only did we enjoy the apps and three of their best pastas (Papardelle, taglialini, and raviolini), but we could not have been happier with the service, from entrance to table to departure. Best spot ever for an intimate, cool, delicious occasion. Thank you, Miguel, for your fabulous service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food was great, service was great. Atmosphere was different - very quaint. Set inside a 2 story - home like setting with absolutely delicious food and great choice of wines. We had a mix of food - Duck, Branzino, Lamb, Steak, Pasta, Octopus... very nicely done. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great Italian food in the heart of Venice (CA LOL). Try a glass of the Greco di Tufo, you'll love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Charming and authentic Italian cuisine presented in a relaxed and friendly environment. Valet parking is a must to get here but it is worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Sergio was knowledgable , outstanding service ..recommendations were above standard.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 3, 2017

It was my girlfriend birthday and it was memorable. From the moment we arrived the service, the food, the ambiance was excellent. We had a great time and the evening was magical. We are both Italian, the menu and the specials looked amazing. We ordered two specials and the main course from the menu, all delicious. Definitely a restaurant to come back to and to recommend to friends.
Nando Lauto

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Very cute, well-thought out cuisine. Tried this for DineLA and it did not disappoint! It's a small little restaurant that looks like a residential house from the outside. We dined on the balcony outside upstairs and it was great. On the pricier side, but worth it for a special occasion. Moderate amount of food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Had a wonderful meal here during DineLA week. The food was excellent and perfectly portioned, myself and my husband shared everything. The service was really good, we had a friendly and helpful server that recommended what we order and it didnt disappoint. My one complaint (there's always one!) is that we felt very rushed, it's pricey too but nice to celebrate an occasion, would definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Just a fabulous meal overall! Octopus, in particular, was outstanding and truffle pasta wonderful. Lovely intimate environment, great service - totally enjoyable evening and will definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great menu on Dine LA week. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and presentation.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Great Rib Eye and hand made pastas. Quirk about a small restaurant is the personalities that you'll get with the waitstaff. Environment is good and good is great. Just take all the personalities in stride and you'll have a good time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The food was delicious from start to finish and the service was great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Dined at Barrique for an early 30th birthday celebration with my parents and hubby. Service was great. Food was delicious and authentic. Atmosphere felt like we were dining in a family-owned osteria in Italy. Definitely recommend!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This could honestly be one of the best Italian restaurants in LA. Imagine you had a best friend who was an incredible chef and host and they invited you over for dinner at their house. That is what going to Barrique is like for me.
You will love it!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It's was nice. Nothing too special thought. But I would recommend this place: nice staff, very good octopus and panacota, other dishes was good too. Sitting outside will be a bit noisy because of the street, but it does not bother much. Candles, cosy atmosphere and great staff makes all of it much better.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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