Venere Ristorante

4.6
403 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ristorante Venere, named after the goddess Venus, has been proudly serving the community for over thirty years. Chef/owner, since 1979; Angelo Graziosi, along with his three sons create a lively, warm and friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy signature Italian cuisine at a reasonable price.
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vipJoeR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

16 years after having our wedding reception at Venere, we came back and it was even more amazing that way back when. This place is better than any I have been to in little Italy! The chicken Parmesan and chicken Francese were simply amazing.

We started out with capellini cake specials and baked clams. AMAZING!!! The service was top notch, very befitting of the grit associated with Nassau County, NY!

The deconstructed cream puffs were unreal! What a night!!!! This meal will hold us over when we get back to Tampa!

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KarlH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is fantastic. Warm service, hot food, great specials, can't miss!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Looking forward to the next time we can go

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vipMarieC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Ristorante Venere did not disappoint. Our server Rosie was amazing! The food as usual was on point!! Was a wonderful birthday celebration including the delicious cannoli and the singing!!

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vipfoodie
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was very attentive, everything was lovely

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Nana
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best Veal Francese I have had in a long time and the garlic bread was to die for. Wine list kind of pricey. Lovely ambience & friendly wait staff.

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angelal
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We love Venere and on Saturday we introduced Venere to some new people that had not been there before. All was very good and our friends were quite pleased.

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vipHowieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I would like to know why I didn’t receive 100 points for my restaurant visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant ever. We love this place.

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vipKatherine
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I were visiting the area after MANY years. On my last visit - 2003? - I had a terrific dinner at Venere and decided to try it again. We had a meal beyond our expectations. The bronzino was perfectly cooked with the crisp skin I love. My sister had the eggplant parmigiana you only get in NY. Our server was so helpful and a delight to chat with. All the staff - from the host to the gentleman who delivered our meals, to the young man who checked to see if we needed this or that - were pleasant and attentive. If only we lived closer.

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NativeNYMom
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining experience

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vipMarieC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real neighborhood gem. Always welcoming and the wait staff is very accommodating. Love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Venere. We were sitting outside and it does get rather noisy. The waitstaff there is always very attentive and accommodating. It’s always a sure bet at Venere.

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vipSusieeats
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was fabulous and the service was top notch.

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vipSusanK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our new favorite italian restaurant. Food is absolutely delicious. Baked clams, eggplant parm, veal parm were just scrumptious.

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vipCathy
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always excellent. Great choices. Very homey.

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vipMarieC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely delicious dinner with out of town guests. As usual service was wonderful and Clemente was extremely knowledgeable about the menu.

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vipBarryM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and delivered to our outdoor table fresh and hot. The outdoor area was acceptable but not weather protected. Fortunately it was a beautiful evening.

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CCIA
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice, a little pricey but good food. Service is excellent, always on the button bringing what we asked for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent everything. 😊

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Nananana
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venere is an old fashioned neighborhood restaurant with top quality dishes and superb serving to enhance your meal. Rosie, our waitress greets us with a warm smile and hug, happy to see us back after the pandemic. Our meal was delicious and well served. We look forward to returning soon. We are never disappointed at ristorante Venere.

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DeniseR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing. Food so good. Desert the best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good choices food was good
Reasonable prices

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Table situated facing waiter staff traffic area a few feet away.

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vipSusanK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lobster tail oreganato was out of this world as was the penne sicilan eggplant. First time customer but will definitely be a repeat customer. So glad we went there

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vipPaul
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant. We ate outside and the service was wonderful, our waiter was great and the food was quite excellent. We will be back.

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vipKS631
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit with another couple. Easy parking; excellent, great food and service. Very accommodating re: the menu. We will be back even though it's a forty minute drive for us. Our waiter Sean (sp?) was tops. We'll ask to be seated so we get served by him next time.
Outstanding place!

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vipMichaelC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Old School Italian vibe. Calamari Arabiatta excellent. Veal Chop Valdostana special was off the charts!

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vipdinersdelight
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was delicious, however we were served our appetizer during our entree. Service was quite slow and we waited quite a while between courses. Also the tip (listed as a service charge on the check) was included, deserved or otherwise. Because service was less than expected we wouldn’t have given such a generous tip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The baked clams are to die for and the staff are highly accommodating and friendly

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Aurora
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, staff was very friendlyn

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vipkaren
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always good. Very comfortable go to for us!

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vippaml
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our waiter was a no show at our table for close to 15 minutes and when he did show he barely looked us in our eyes and I had to practically yell to get his attention to order an appetizer. The food was mediocre, lacking flavor! Chicken scarpariello was very vinegary and the mussels marinara lacked garlic!
Even though the restaurant was busy and people seemed to know each other, it wasn’t appealing to our party.

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MarieT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been dining here for over 30 years. The pizza and the food in general has always been good, it’s a reliable neighborhood Italian restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Pork bracciole was a special and it did not disappoint!! Rosie a sweetheart as always. Such a pleasant dinner and atmosphere.

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vipFoodie66
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was better than average. Tables well spaced. Was uncomfortable with the waiter for the table next to us who was wearing his mask only covering his chin. So disrespectful.

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vipCathy
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love this neighborhood gem. Food is always delicious. Our favorite waitress, Rosie is as good as they get.

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johng
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from the Bronx NY Venere's has the charm of an old time neighborhood Italian restaurant

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JamesM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been there in years, but always had a good time and the food was excellent. Our server (wish I could remember her name) was personable, friendly, knowledgeable, and checked on us a few times to see if we needed anything and if the food was ok. Couldn't have asked for more

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MarionM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always.
Service is wonderful!

FAQs

Venere Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 333-2332.

Venere Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.