Venere Ristorante

4.6
265 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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LK
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I try to go every week we love the food so much.

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MB
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dined before going to a show at NYCB Westbury. A very nice menu, always some great specials and it is all well prepared. Very nice portions and moderate prices along with excellent service make this a neighborhood gem.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was perfect. Considering it was Easter, many times people are rushed or food not up to par. You will NOT find that at Venere!! Thank you!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service at Venere. Never disappointed. We’ve been going there for years. Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my birthday dinner

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DL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service was very good as expected from this neighborhood gem.

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Thank you for coming in to dine with us!! ~Angelo

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff friendly service excellent food is made to order we bring our grandchildren regularly great Family Restaurant

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Great seeing you every week!! Thank you for coming in to dine with us!! ~Angelo

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Venere is personable and professional. The food is excellent. The atmosphere is relaxing.

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Thank you for the love and coming in to dine with us!! ~Angelo

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Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at this restaurant. We were seated almost immediately, the service was great and the food was fantastic. We were very happy with our choice and will definitely be back.

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KC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were delicious. Service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you very much! hope to see you soon!

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent! The breads too awesome!

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been numerous since fall of 2018. The food and service have always been fantastic.

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Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you very much for dinning with us!! Glad we got to meet at the end of your meal last week! Hope to see you soon!

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AI
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moved from Westbury in 1997.
Came back to one of our all time favorite restaurants and it remains Outstanding!
Outstanding service!
Outstanding food!
The last time I tasted Oysters that good I was in New Orleans!
It will be our family favorite once again!

Venere Ristorante
Responded on March 23, 2019

Thank you very much! We get our Oysters locally from Bayville. Very good oyster! Hope to see you soon! Thanks for visiting us!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We made reservations for 6 people. We were greeted st front door and brought to our table right away. Our waitress Mindy was very nice. She told us the specials, took our orders. We had appetizers and then the food came out promptly. We were not rushed. The food was excellent. We will definitely go back

Venere Ristorante
Responded on March 12, 2019

Exactly how we like to give our dining experience thank you for coming to dine with us!

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TF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite Italian restaurants. It never disappoints!

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LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service. never have been disappointed

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you hope to see you soon!

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Food never dissapoints!! Will be back DEFINATELY!

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Delicious from start to finish.

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O
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our server started out fine but quickly deteriorated. Salad and dinner requests were not followed and he was nowhere to be seen for assistance. He did however ignore us many times while attending to the very loud table adjacent to us. My dinner was swimming in watery sauce — something the waiter promised he would take care pf but didn’t—which I cannot understand how a restaurant could serve this dish anyway Pizzerias serve better presented and prepared food. Pizzeria service is also better We had to yell to get our check. Definitely will not be back

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Absolutely love the chicken meatballs over zucchini noodles! The guys shared Zuppa di Pesce for two and couldn't finish it! The sauce is outstanding and service is really nice. This has become a new favorite for us!

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B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shrimp Parmesan is so good!!

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C
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is becoming our go to place. Oysters were excellent. Branzino was nicely prepared. All three others in the party were very happy with the food. Thanks!

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DL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Venere is definitely a neighborhood gem and the food is always delicious. Our server, Rosie was wonderful as always and this is always at the top of our list for dining out.

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just an overall fabulous dining experience. Food was served at a nice leisurely pace and even after we were finished, we never felt they were trying to rush us out. Red sauce is authentic Italian; REAL ITALIAN HOMEMADE TASTE.

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TF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. The service and food were terrific. We ordered the chicken and veal specials that were phenomenal. Highly recommend this restaurant. Our waiter was attentive and excellent!

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S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been dining at Venere's for many years now, and it never disappoints. I love the penne campana! It's hard to find a neighborhood gem that is this consistently delicious!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Italian food. Great menu reasonable pricing and a place where you can have a conversation which had become difficult these days

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b
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I have been going to this restaurant many times and always raved about how tender the veal was.
This is the first time I had a chewy piece, hopefully it will be the last .This will not deter me from going back as my previous experiences were always positive

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C
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Venere Ristorante is an excellent choice. Veal Marsala very tender. Good portions. Great neighborhood find. We keep going back for more.

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal and sevice amazing

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m
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous is all i can say. The meas we had were just that good. We stopped in for dinner and have not been there in a while and realized we need to come back way more often! Thanks

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always great food great service.

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B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very nice neighborhood restaurant

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JW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but it took awhile for us to get service at the table, waiter apologized but took 15 minutes to get bread

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Great service and quality food.

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A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible in all respects. A definite good find and the service was impeccable and friendly.
Found on line and was delighted to have done so. A great experience and the dinner prices were very
and surprisingly fair for the value of food received. Will definitiely be going back again for sure.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice neighborhood restaurant... food is good service is always on point

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Responded on March 12, 2019

Thank you for coming in to dine with us!!

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, always perfect. I LOVE their scungilli! Tender and delicious. Wait staff is friendly and not overbearing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quick seating, good service and just enough food!

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