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About The Venetian Restaurant

The Venetian’s award-winning Italian cuisine (including what critics call some of San Diego’s best pizza), relaxed setting and casual atmosphere have earned generations of fans since Vince Giacalone first welcomed customers in 1965. Sons Joey and Frank proudly continue their family traditions, making sausage, soups and sauces from scratch and drawing a devoted, all-ages clientele. Highlights of the menu include bruschetta, seafood pastas, chicken and veal piccata, and thick- or thin-crust pizzas with either traditional or trendy toppings. Located in Point Loma, The Venetian’s friendly service and “Cheers” style vibe make it a favorite destination for date night, happy hour, dinner with friends or family celebrations. Seating includes the lively bar and patio (great for families and larger parties); comfy booths and banquettes; and a private wine cellar that can be reserved for parties of up to 16. Dinner nightly; lunch Monday-Friday; Sunday brunch; full bar.

3663 Voltaire St.
San Diego, CA 92106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch

Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Chatsworth Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(619) 223-8197

Website:
http://www.venetian1965.com/

Parking Details:
We offer parking in front of the restaurant as well as street parking on the back side with a rear entrance for your convenience.

Executive Chef:
Frank Giacolone

Private Party Facilities:
Book our authentic cellar room for parties up to 16. Perfect for celebrating a special occassion with family and friends, a private business meeting, or just a fun family dinner.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Venetian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for a Date (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Cozy (6)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Business Meals (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

I think they might have been under staffed that night. Service is normally pretty good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

All the food was fabulous. We’ve been going to Venetian for 33 yrs.
We had scallops, antipasto, caprese and pizza. All scrumptious. Amazing how the food gets better over the years.
Service was awesome.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food and service were just fine. We had vegetarian pizza and eggplant parmesan, along with fried strip calamari....very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, super good and attentive service and great ambience

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My girlfriend and I were visiting San Diego and looking for an Italian restaurant for dinner. Found this neighborhood gem - the menu was large and lots of choices. We liked that the restaurant was family owned & operated. Wonderful service and food was excellent!! Definitely would return on our next visit to San Diego!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I were there for our 13th wedding anniversary. First time dining there since we have lived in the neighborhood for over 4 years. Last month we had ordered a pizza to go and it was delish. So that experience drove us to dine in for our special occasion. Our meal was divine. My husband had the steamed clams for starters and he was very content. I ordered the shrimp puttanesca, which was excellent and my husband had the manicotti. My husband was a little underwhelmed by his plate, he felt it needed something else to dress it up like maybe a side vegetable medley, but the steamed clams made up for it. We ordered dessert (which we never do) tiramisu. So happy we spoiled ourselves with this dessert. Yummy!! We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best Cannelonni I've ever eaten! Appetizers were amazing. All 7 of us LOVED our food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Hadn't been to The Venetian in a few years. Some how the dining room changed but the casual ambience is still there. The food and service was outstanding as I remembered it. Easy free lot parking across from the back entrance.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant - quickly becoming my favorite.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, the whole experience was excellent. We never leave this place disappointed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Amazing food and amazing service! One of my favorite Italian restaurants in all of San Diego!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Both the food and service was first rate. However, it was very noisy. I'd try it on another time than Saturday evening.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We always enjoy the food, the service and the ambience at Venetian. It has a comfortable, local feel and great food.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic dinner as always. Great food, great service, and great staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great local mom and pop Italian restaurant. Will go back again

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Perfect evening and all was great

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding service on all levels, appetizer scallops amazing, clams tough, don't order. Not a fan of the minestrone, flavorless, but the Mediterranean salad another wonderful dish. All in all I love this place. You will not beat the service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was alright. But was not kid friendly. The owner came out and told us our child was to loud and people left because of it. We have a 2 year old that was a little fussy. And we asked if it was ok before we sat down to eat. They said it was fine. We spent over 80$$for our meal to make us feel we don't belong. They need a sign on the door that reads kids not welcome. Adults only so you don't bother others. Thanks.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always reliable neighborhood favorite! The Venetian has weathered every food trend with really great food!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Best pizza ever. We have been eating at the Venetian since the eighties. Our parents before that. Quality food. Family owned since 1965.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was my first time at the Venetian and I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, our server was friendly and efficient, and our booth was perfect. I definitely will return to enjoy another outstanding meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 11, 2017

This place is my favorite Italian spot in San Diego. The food never disappoints nor does the service. A few favorites: bruschetta w prosciutto and THE SCALLOPS!!!! Lasagna with meat sauce & shrimp puttanesca. I love bringing new friends and family here and they all love it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE VENETIAN FOR SOME 30 YEARS SINCE MOVING TO SAN DIEGO. THE STAFF IS ALWAYS VERY FRIENDLY AND SERVICE EXCELLENT. WE CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON GREAT ITALIAN CUISINE AND THE COCKTAILS ARE OUTSTANDING.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always consistently outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Family owned Italian restaurant. Great food, reasonable prices and great service. Best steamed clams!!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The hostess was not willing to let us sit at a more quiet table, even though I had made a reservation. The food and server were GREAT! If you like your excellent food with an energetic crowd you would like this place.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We have been eating there for years but have to say the last three times the food has become very garlicky. We are not going to go back as much....disappointing.☹️

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Chicken parm. Was really good. For $22.50, it doesn't come with a salad anymore because of the increase in minimum wage. Really?

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Scallops were cooked to perfection! Fabulous!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food and very attentive service. Nice ambience in the classic Italian style.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very good service outstanding

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always reliable and delicious Italian food! Veal parmigiana is terrific: tender veal, delicious sauce, large portion. Shrimp Diablo is also wonderful: huge shrimp, great marinara sauce with a nice kick. Cannelloni was a treat as well. Good Caesar salad, good house salads, too. We are never disappointed here and recommend it highly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

If you love great Italian food then you will love this restaurant! We drive 30 minutes to enjoy the delicious food. We enjoy the calamari as a starter and for our main meals we can recommend their ravioli, spaghetti with sausage, manicotti and our very favorite is the linguine with clams. We've tried almost everything on the menu and have never been disappointed. The service is always top notch even on the busiest night!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 24, 2017

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants.
Excellent food and service. And there is enough parking as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great food and ambience, Great service, good beer (Sculpin)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Never disappointed! Excellent food and service. Very welcoming place! they make you feel at home.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We went on a busy Friday night and we're seated right away The service was great and our server discribed the dishes and made recommendations. The food was outstanding , full of flavor. I would recommend the Venetian for dates, families and friends Always a good time

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Vegan, Organic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Food was great, park in the back. Easier to get a spot. We had a great time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food is very tasty and comes in very large portions. There were a lot of babies which made for a loud dinner.

Would definitely go back the pizza waa very good

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