Venezia Restaurant

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Italian
Enjoy our elegant cuisine in a breathtaking setting along the Boston Harbor. Our award-winning food, attentive customer service, and glorious views have made the Venezia Restaurant a mainstay of the Boston area for over 25 years. Come dine under the stars while enjoying Chef Gianni Caruso’s authentic Italian approach to cooking. Whether it’s our homemade pasta and sauces, fresh local seafood, delicious wine from our on-site winery or other specialties, you’ll see why locals and tourists alike make Venezia their dining destination.
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KK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousins and I dined there Thanksgiving Weekend and it was a very good experience. Venezia has a well oiled front of house operation and the food was scrumptious!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review, KrisK! We are so pleased that you chose our restaurant to dine with us around the holidays. And thank you so much for the compliments! We strive to create the best experience we can for our guests, we're thrilled that was reflected in your recent experience. Until Next Time! The Venezia

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MC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully beautiful restaurant. My go to restaurant for special celebrations.

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Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the five-star review and the kind words, MinnieCat! We are so honored to be chosen to host your special occasions. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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L
New England
66 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venezia is a frequent favorite of ours for its consistent high quality food and service.
This week's visit must include special recognition of our server, Raul. He is terrific!

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Responded on November 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review Lucky7! We are honored to be listed among your favorite restaurants! And we will be sure to pass along your compliments and appreciation to Raul. He'll be so thrilled to hear that your enjoyed your visit! Can't wait to have you back soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was an unfortunate experience for us.

JD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall very good experience..the only negative was an air vent about us that was blowing down freezing air, we mentioned it to the waitress and she had the hostess turn it down immediately.. so that was good, but 30 minutes later it happened again. But we will definitely be back, perhaps not in the winter.

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Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for the four-star review JimD! Sorry about the vent, we'll try to find a way to improve that vent issue. We hope you'll come back soon to visit us again soon! Until Next Time, The Venezia

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T
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Maybe during brunch; very disappointed the acoustics haven’t been addressed. It’s impossible to converse and unfortunate that our lovely waitress had to shout. Otherwise, great food and service as usual.

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Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the four-star review, Trixie! Sorry that the restaurant was energetic during your last visit, but we are pleased that you enjoyed the service! We hope to see you again, soon. Our Best, The Venezia

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p
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The view of Boston and being on the water make this worth the trip. Food overall is excellent and service was very attentive by Janet, our waitress even though we were a large party of 9. We had the baked eggplant for an appetizer which was cooked right. I had the risotto Venezia which was quite good with plenty of scallops and shrimp. My wife had the baked haddock which was excellent. The only issue we had was the noise level. We were seated in a separate room off the dining room with 5 or 6 other large parties. The room is lacking in sound attenuation materials and as such was excessively loud. Management should do something to help this. Overall we enjoyed the evening.

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Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for the four-star review, peters! We're so pleased that you enjoyed the food on our menu and the service. The risotto is definitely one of our favorites! We will definitely pass your appreciative compliments to Janet. Sorry about the noise issue, we will be sure to work on finding a solution to the acoustic problem. Thank you again for visiting! We hope to entertain you and your friends again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked this as a anniversary dinner and everything was great. Just feel like they should have acknowledged our anniversary.

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Responded on November 2, 2019

Happy Belated Anniversary! And we're sorry that it wasn't mentioned during your visit. We want everyone to feel special and enjoy their experience at The Venezia. But we are very pleased that you enjoyed the rest of your visit, and we hope that you can come back and dine with us again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service we were seated at our allotted time of 715pm despite it being packed. Food was really nice and tasty. Only downside was it was very noisy and there was a function going on in the function room which added to it. Despite that one of the best meals I’ve had in Boston and and a nice change from standard American food.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the four-star review, AndrewH! We're honored that you consider our meals one of the best you've had in Boston and we hope to entertain you for dinner again, soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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R
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Italian food and service water and city view spectacular

SB
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The special risotto was great, we split it as an appetizer. My veal was ok, but not like it was in the past. My husband did not like the veal parmigiana, it was soggy instead of crispy and swimming in sauce

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Responded on October 28, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us StephenB! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our risotto, good call on getting that as an appetizer. We do regret that our veal entrees failed to meet your expectations. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we are always looking to improve our menu and service and any tips are very appreciated! We hope to see you again soon! Our Very Best, The Venezia

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ED
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place,
Cheers like bar !
Good food and a great ambiance, nice music on Saturday nights.

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Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you so much for the compliments and the five-star review EWARDP! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the music! We hope you come back to celebrate the weekend with us again, soon! Until Next Time! The Venezia

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary with my daughter and granddaughter. We wanted to make it special. We were seated by the windows so we could enjoy the beautiful Boston skyline. It was a wonderful evening! The food was delicious and the service excellent!

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Responded on October 25, 2019

Happy Anniversary, SheilaK! And thank you so much for the five-star review! We at Venezia are so pleased that we were able to make this occasion special for you and your family. We hope to see you again, soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am Italian and I must say food is as good as grandma made!

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Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review! And what a compliment! We are ecstatic to hear that our food is comparable to grandma's. We'll gladly welcome you back, anytime. Our Best, The Venezia

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HA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our lamb chops was rare
But they gave us another dish

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Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review, HanaA! We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your lamb chops, but we are pleased to hear that you were given a dish that you enjoyed in the end! Hope to see you again, soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very attentive and friendly. Would definitely come again.

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Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We are so pleased to hear that your service was satisfactory, and we can't wait to welcome you back! See you soon! The Venezia

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Food was beautifully presented. Had table by window overlooking the water. Waiter was attentive, very pleasant. This was a birthday dinner for my Mom. Delighted we picked the Venezia!

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Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you for the review MaryB, and happy belated birthday to your Mother! We are delighted that you chose our restaurant to dine in, as well. We are so pleased that you came to celebrate with us and that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again, soon! The Venezia

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OT
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love the view from the dining room! Service and food were great!

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Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the compliments and the four-star review! If there is any way that we could have improved your visit please don't hesitate to contact us directly. We're always striving to perfect our guests' visits! Until Next Time! The Venezia

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PP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Being in a nearby hotel, it was a great experience to have almost real Italian food in Boston. even if the restaurant is in a kind of hidden area, it should not remain a hidden secret. We had great food, a great view over the water (as it was October, no real chance for sitting outside), and overall it was a great experience the last evening before we left for New York. Our thanks go to the entire staff, from kitchen personnel to waitresses and waiters, and to the personnel welcoming us at the entrance. That the restaurant is located nearby a winery and distillery may contribute to the excellent offers in that respect :-)

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Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you so much for the four-star review, PeterP! We are so pleased that you were satisfied with your experience across the board! Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is anything from your visit that we could have improved upon. We are always looking for ways to grow and provide an excellent experience for our guests. Thank you for the kind words! Until Next Time, The Venezia

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PC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch with a wonderful view of the city....

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Responded on October 15, 2019

PatC, we are so pleased that you were able to stop by to enjoy our waterfront view! And thank you so much for the kind words and the five-star review! Sincerely, The Venezia

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PJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Service and food was excellent

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Responded on October 15, 2019

PeterJ, we are so ecstatic that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us! We hope to have the pleasure of your company again in the future! Our Best, The Venezia

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EK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had ask the server for plain baked chicken, when the meal came it looked fried, but he assured me twice that it was baked. About a quarter of the way through the meal I knew that it was fried, due to stomach issues that I have. I went and spoke to a manager and was told that it was in fact fried then baked. Needless to say I was very upset, I have crohns, barretts and acid reflux which I had explained to the server when he took my order, I told him no fried food no sauces, I would say the wait staff are clueless, he should have spoken to the chef, but obviously he did not. Will never return.

JM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and the compliment! We work hard to perfect our dishes, and we're so pleased that you enjoyed! Our Best, The Venezia

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NC
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pass on everything else and order the Shrimp Scampi. This is one of my go-to plates at any Italian restaurant and this is as good as I have ever had. Perfect blend of butter, wine, lemon and garlic. Angel hair al-dente, not mushy and mouth-watering shrimp.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5-star review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our Shrimp Scampi! It is definitely one of our favorites as well! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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MM
New England
56 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my go to’s, and they never disappoint. The staff are all lovely, and the food is always amazing. Highly recommend.

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for the complimentary review, MelM! We are so flattered that you choose us as your regular place to dine! We take so much pride in our service and food and we hope that that continues to shine through in your visits! See you soon! The Venezia

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CJ
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and a great view. Swordfish and sole. I might screw up the exact name of the dessert but I believe it was molten lava cake which was outstanding.

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, ChrisJ! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your meal from beginning to end. And we hope that we can dazzle you again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little early but were able to walk around and watch the water and take some pics. Service was amazing, waitress was knowledgeable about the menu.

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed the service and the view. At Venezia, we take pride in our service and we are so happy that was reflected in your visit! We hope to entertain you again soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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VR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was great for a date night! The service and food were wonderful!

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Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards, The Venezia

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food is very good and the location on the water facing Boston is wonderful. Our server left much to be desired. He was not particularly friendly or interested in our needs.

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Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your 4-star review, JoanG! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food during your visit but we are sorry to hear that your service was so disappointing. We value our guests' needs very much, and we feel terrible that this was not reflected in our last visit. We will plan to correct this error in the future and we hope to make it up to you during your next visit! Our Best, The Venezia

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f
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our waitress was never around and we had to keep asking other waiters to get her for us- terrible service!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat by a window with a spectacular view of the water and Boston skyline...fantastic ambience and absolutely delicious meals. We loved it!

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Responded on September 29, 2019

We are ecstatic, here at Venezia, that you enjoyed your time at our restaurant! Thank you so much for the complimentary review! Sincerely, The Venezia

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FM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food , service and views are amazing, the menu is a bit on the pricey side , but portions are generous and if you are having a celebration or business meal and want to impress, this is the spot.

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Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant, FinlayM. We are so thankful for the recommendations and we hope to see you again soon! Best, The Venezia

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L
New England
66 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venezia is our favorite place to meet for our book club.
We will be back soon. Thank you for your excellent food and service.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for our 5-star review, Lucky7! We are so pleased to host your book club. See you soon! The Venezia

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! All the people working there are so friendly, the food was excellent, and you can't beat that view!

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Responded on September 24, 2019

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit MaryM! Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. We at Venezia, are so pleased that you enjoyed your time spent here! Best, The Venezia

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating my husbands birthday

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing The Venezia to celebrate your husband's birthday. We're honored to be chosen to celebrate such a momentous occasion, and we're ecstatic to see that you had a nice time! See You Soon! The Venezia

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KM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend doing a wine tasting next door at the Boston Winery about 90 minutes before your reservation. They are both family owned and compliment each other very well. The winery tour was adorable. The staff was knowledgeable and passionate. The wines we tasted were excellent, all for theor own reasons. We bought several to take home.

There is plenty of parking and the view is lovely, particularly at sunset. The food was very well done and the service was stellar. I had Sea bass with ratatouille vegetables. It was sweet and tender, cooked perfectly, and complimented nicely with olive tempanade. He had prime rib with lobster and he liked it enough that he wanted to go back after we got all the way home because he forgot his leftovers. We will certainly be doing this Boston Winery wine tasting/dinner at Venezia date night again a few times a year.

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Responded on September 18, 2019

We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit at The Venezia! We are sorry to hear that you forgot your leftovers at the restaurant, but glad to hear that you'll be back to enjoy again for your next date night! Can't wait to welcome you back! The Venezia

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OT
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great. Noise level is too much. Dining section should be sectioned off with a door of some sort to separate from bar and karaoke section. Overflow of karaoke and bar music on addition to a dining area filled with guests just increases the volume competitively.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you for your constructive feedback of our restaurant. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your food during your visit, but we are sorry that the atmosphere was too overwhelming that evening. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guest experiences and always welcome any suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience if you’d like to discuss this in further detail. We would love to welcome you back! Sincerely, The Venezia

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This was the first time I have ever had to send a meal back. I take it they changed the lamb rib with the panko mustard coating, now it's pounded to death and swimming in some floured brown gravy
It was beyond tasteless. Not at all appealing to the eye. I heard 2 other people complain about that dish . Well we won't be returning until they change that dish back to what it was. This was always our go to restaurant if we didn't feel like going downtown. No more!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on September 4, 2019

I am so disappointed to hear about your recent experience at Venezia, Sharon. We take great pride in our ingredients and dishes and it appears we missed the mark here. Thanks for taking the time to write this, we will be sure to share this with our chef to make sure we improve this dish since it was a favorite.

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parent's 50 th. Ann. Celebrated here June 27,2003. Food great then as well as the present! 506-Carrisa,deserves a RAISE.EXCELLENT SERVICE. I live in Dorchester, glad to have such a restaurant nearby.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you very much for the great review and your loyalty to our restaurant! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected continuously in your visits. I made sure that Carrisa got the recognition she deserved. She was very happy to see your review! Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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B
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was a wonderful experience. The staff are welcoming, the service awesome and the food is delicious.
It was very busy so a bit too noisy.

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