In 2016, the family was able to make that dream a reality and opened Cafe Venezia in the heart of Northern NJ.
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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Tue - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Very friendly waiter, very friendly owner, who came by the table a couple of times and was very nice and helpful. I had the bronzino and it was delicious. My husband had the same. Our friends had the salmon and the veal scaloppini, which they really enjoyed. Great neighborhood restaurant.
Always great food
Will definitely be back soon
In town for a baseball tournament.
This place is really good, they can cook plain and simple. Very fair pricing, warm people who want you to have a great meal.
We will be back.
Delicious meal as always.
Wonderful food, great service. Feels like you are having dinner at your best friends house. Not to be missed. Cute little byob. Veal oarm, linguini and clams, branzino were all amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
Unassuming place with great food & service.
I love this place! Food is amazing and so are the people!
Fabulous place - fantastic service - great BYOB to add to our list of places to come back to.
As always, food, service outstanding! My favorite spot in Somerset County!
Great food and service. I’m very picky about Italian food and Cafe Venezia gets my vote!!!!
We are fast becoming "regulars" at this place. It is family owned and run by people who care about food, care about service and know what they are doing. The food is Italian but not the "same-old". It is varied, fresh and interesting. We like the fish specials, the veal dishes, the appetizers which recently included a kind of carpaccio that I'd never eaten before-delicious! And my wife's favorite-stuffed artichoke. The deserts are good to very good with terrific cheesecake.
Great food, great service! Never disappointed!
My wife and I came to Cafe Venezia to celebrate her birthday and we were very happy with the experience. The staff is incredibly friendly and attentive and gave us special attention when they learned it was our first time there and it was a birthday dinner. I didn't get the impression that this was anything out of ordinary so I suspect this is their normal level of service. Definitely going again.
Very good restaurant. Very nice people. Servers and owners. Food is good but pricey.
We had asked for a round table for 8 but were told there was table for 8 available , just 7 and it would be crowded. We were disappointed as this was a group that travelled far and a round table would have made it cozier .
That being said , the food , service , attentiveness to our wines was all terrific. Everyone was very happy and said they would return .
When EDDIE came in as we were leaving , he said there was a table for 8 and he was sorry we did not get it.
He was upset but we tried to tell him the food , etc made the difference !!!
Cafe Venezia continues to be a wonderful place to dine .
Fabulous food and service! Leo makes you feel at home the minute you walk in!!
As always, a great dining experience. Food and service are always great. We’ve become regulars.
I’ve eaten there several times. It does not disappoint. Great service and pleasant waitstaff. The chicken parm was a nice size and quite delicious. Both people who ordered it loved it! The veal was equally delish. The pasta con vongole required more seasoning. It was bland but a nice number of clams I recommend the calamari in balsamic. The prices are a bit high. We always enjoy ourselves there and byob is a plus also
Cafe Venezia has become our favorite place for special occasions. The owner, Leo, is always very gracious and attentive (some might say too attentive, but he grows on you). Food is excellent with a wide selection of appetizers and entrees, and if it's not on the menu, just ask. It's BYOB, which helps keep the price down, but there's a complimentary shot of samuca or home-made amaretto to top off rh3 evening.
Parking is a major issue for handicapped persons. Walking up the steep parking lot to a set of stairs is not acceptable in this day and age. The food quality for the entree was a miss. We had to add a lot of salt to give it some taste. It is obvious the chef doesn't taste the food before sending it out to the customer. This was a birthday celebration that didn't go so well.
Good food and service. Enjoyed our meal.
Everything was perfect! Owners & staff were extremely pleasant, professional & accommodating! Food was fantastic! You could cut the veal with a fork! Will definitely dine there again
Great food; very friendly service. We’ll definitely be back.
Food was spot on. Definitely one of the better Italian restaurants in the area. The appetizers were delicious (left you wanting more) and the entree specials were excellent. Homemade desserts were awesomely good and the conversation with the owner who checked in on us on a very busy Saturday night was great. We will be back!
Our reservation was 7 pm. We arrived on time. We waited 50 min for appetizer. The prosciutto was not good. Our pasta was not good. Same soup. It was the first time that we had a not good time.
Hi, we thank you for your review. We are trying to understand what exactly went wrong for your specific situation. We never allow anyone to wait for food this long, ever, forget about just appetizers! We apologize for this and we would like to possibly chat with you to understand the situation and make any changes necessary. Please reach out to Bruno if possible at 732-356-3500.
We really enjoyed our evening at Cafe Venezia. The food and service was excellent! I would highly recommend and I will definitely go back!
As always it was great! This is my "go to" restaurant.....
Excellent family restaurant!
Everything was great. They are a very consistent restaurant which always delivers a quality product. And the service was outstanding. We had Tuty as our server and she was outstanding. We are very happy with all of our experiences at Cafe Venezia.
Great first visit! In addition to the food, host Leo and staff provided an excellent dining experience.
Great place. Great food. Nice place all around. Fresh food!
Very very good!
Wonderful restaurant run by extremely hardworking guys. Never had anything but a great experience dining here.
Food was excellent and the owners made it a point to come around and discuss the menu options. Greatly enjoyed the entire experience
Awesome food and service
The chef and the owners who are always circulating in the restaurant are fabulous. The food is always fresh and outstandingly prepared. They are also extremely accommodating and will change any dish to suit your taste or dietary need. This is a gem restaurant. I hope they remain a fixture in our community.
Fantastic food and service
Fantastic service n food!
Food was excellent, friendly service . Pleasant atmosphere
I have been taking my girlfriend to Cafe Venezia for Valentine's Day and other special occasions for years and will continue to do so. The restaurant itself is cozy and tastefully decorated. The menu is unique in the best way possible. You will not be disappointed by anything you order, guaranteed. As a bonus, you'll receive a free dessert shot of a liqueur of your choosing. This is the best Italian cuisine I've had to date. I live an hour away from Cafe Venezia and it is worth the trip every time.
Six thumbs up from my wife, my daughter and me! The food at Cafe Venezia is always excellent, but it is the service that makes it unique. From the moment you walk in the door until you time you pay the check, the staff is engaging with you. They always have time to say hello, share a story and cater to your needs/requests. They are forced to be less attentive on the weekends due to the crowds, so I would suggest a visit during the week to get the "full treatment." Both the regular menu items and the specials are exquisite. We always leave here with a smile (especially our daughter, Jenna).