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.
Food was delicious. Hostess was not particularly welcoming. The place was not crowded yet our party of 2 was asked to wait to be seated upstairs. After waiting about 10 minutes we were seated upstairs but outside in the cold. There were heat lamps although the wind was chilly. Perhaps the hostess could communicate seating options or offer guests a blanket if outside seating is the only offering. A little friendliness goes a long way too. Afterall, this is a neighborhood spot in a residential area.
We were celebrating a late Valentines dinner, I saw the excellent reviews on Yelp so I made reservations, the food was better than what we expected , the wine excellent, and will absolutely return. I already recommended it to my friends who are big foodies.
the only thing I would recommend is that you ask for a table outside, inside the tables are too close to each other .
Always the best date night. Incredible food and service.
Just awful. I’ve been here multiple times, and have recommended to other people. I will never go back or recommend ever again
My favorite "go to" restaurant for a romantic night out...
I had a friend that recommended this place. I pass by this place all the time but never had a chance to visit until my wife and I finally booked a last minute date dinner last Friday. At 845p, the place was happening. We were seated upstairs in a nice cozy room full of romantic ambiance. The server who also happens to be part owner was very attentive and gave us great recommendations. My wife had the beet pasta which was amazing and i had the tagliatelle with a bolognese sauce which was robust with flavor. Both of the dishes were simple but with enough complexity and sophistication. We had semi fredo for dessert which was a great way to complete our meal. For those in the SM / Venice / Westside area, I highly recommend it.
Food was outstanding. Our guest is a foodie and he was very impressed. Noise level is a bit loud but manageable. Service was fine not amazing but then again the restaurant was full.
The Wild Boar Pasta was perfectly al dente and the meat was superb. The octopus was perfectly done. Service is excellent in a very romantic, candlelit, rustic setting. Our #1 favorite westside restaurant.
The food was wonderful, and the service was great. Had a couple of the specials as well as the beet pasta (which is a must) and am sorry that they are not everyday items. The duck carpaccio was incredible.
I enjoy the ambiance and Alex and all the staff service. I enjoy the experience.
Outstanding food and service. Came here twice in a two-week stay in Venice Beach.
Great place. A little loud but it's still amazing. Food is incredible, service is awesome and the Italian wine selection is one of the best in LA.
This Venice "converted house" was off my radar until introduced by a friend. What a find! The space is a bit crazy but the service and the food is so good you forget about the layout and even about the noise - very loud and always crowded. Here, the highlight by far is the creative and well prepared food - period. Everything we had from salad to pasta to protein was wonderful. This is a food snobs delight. (Get the beet pasta...no, don't think about it, don't ask about it and don't try to figure it out....JUST GET IT!)
Nice experience but food prep was not exceptional. Fish was over cooked and pasta course with truffles was excellent but with rather small portion size. Service was terrific but as a small space there noise level was quite high.
Food was excellent. Very attentive staff. Beautiful ambience
The food was incredible!! The atmosphere was great. Service was also great!!! Going back very very soon:
Happy new year!
Highly recommended. Amazing foodie place. Had the Amarone wine with scallops, branzine, and Paccheri pasta. All were fantastic. Ambience is very romantic with single candle lighting on each table. Service is leisurely, allowing you to savor the food and experience.
Love Barrique. We go at least twice a month. Feels like family. Always a warm welcome, friendly service. Food is excellent. Good wine list.
Food was delicious. Loved the Beet pasta with Quail. There is only one salad on the menu and it's for good reason - it was so good and perfectly balanced. We had the Scallops special, salad, beet pasta and sea bass and Pinot Noir and everything was great. We'll be back.
Exceptional food. My favorite restaurant in the Santa Monica / Venice area. Get the red beet pasta.
Love love love
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.
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!
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.
Simply fabulous Sicilian food and wine. Lovely ambience and attentive staff.
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... :)
Fantastic - I will head here every time I make it to Venice Beach!
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?