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Venetian Hot Plate

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232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-7617
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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South Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! We have been coming to Port A for 40 years and (sadly) had never visited this place. Maybe we missed it as the location is off the main drag. That is too bad for us. We were in town for the week for Thanksgiving and wanted to also celebrate my parents 50th anniversary. So glad we found this place.... More 

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Thank 3MPugs
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337 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just had our last night of the trip dinner at Venetian Hot Plate. One of the most delicious meals in some time--and that is saying a lot. Misto Mare--Diver Scallops, Mussels, Clams, and Shrimp in a White Wine Sauce, Caesar Salad, and Tortellini with Mushrooms and Pancetta in a Brown Cream Sauce. A really flavorful Pinot Noir.Wonderful! Aaron had... More 

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belton,tx
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127 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was very good especially the muscles in white wine sauce.The bread with olive oil dip is scrumptious. I have the homemade ravioli which was excellent. A little pricey but worth it the wine on the other hand is over priced.

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Thank berdiep
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We have never tried this place because it is always so busy. Since we were here on a weeknight in slow season, we decided to try it. Now we see why it is always so packed. They had an excellent wone selection. We had a barera from Italy that was quite good. We had the grilled romaine salad which was... More 

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Thank Robert M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous meal at the Venetian Hot Plate! The mussels in a delicious garlicky cream sauce were perfectly cooked, rich and delicious. It was so filling as an appetizer that it was difficult to eat the rest of the meal! The caprese salad with balsamic beads was outstanding, as was the tortellini in a Gorgonzola sauce. Highly recommend... More 

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New Ulm, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I have visited many times, this is a classy place and cost a little more but its authentic with excellent service awesome steak and pasta dishes a great selection on wines and friendly service if you are here on weekends or busy season make a reservation it gets busy enjoy

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Thank sailsrep
Victoria, Texas
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great meal! Love the salad, the bread and the entrees. I can't forget the dessert ! Creme brulee is divine! Must have reservations.

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a higher end place in Port A. We have been several times and have been happy with the food and the service each time. Some things to note: 1) They have beer and wine only - if you want cocktails you I believe you can take in a bottle and they will charge you a set up fee.... More 

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Thank Robin B
Elmendorf, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Best place for fine dining in Port Aransas! We didn't have reservations but got seated at a bar table which was fine for us. Dinner was delicious. We'll definitely do it again and recommend to friends and family.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We made a reservation for our large party, since it was July. The food was fabulous, and service was great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Aransas
  • Phone Number: +1 361-749-7617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?