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Venetian Hot Plate

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232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5312
+1 361-749-7617
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bulverde tx
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 6. When ordering, the waitress casually mentioned "would you like cheese on your pasta" also gave options for salad and asked if the group would like garlic bread or regular bread -never mentioning there would be an extra charge for these items. $8 charge for 6 small pieces of garlic toast. Never saw the waitress... More 

Thank Myjuju2
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94 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been in Port Aransas for 2 weeks weve tried a different restaurant every evening. This has been the best so far. Arrived at the height of dinner hour on a Friday evening, without a reservation we were happy to sit at the small 4 seat bar. Dinner was great, I had a veal dish, which was ample and filling,... More 

1 Thank williamkA8024VB
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, worth the wait. It has a very good wine selection. The dishes have an authentic northern Italian touch. It is not inexpensive, but truly worth the money you spend. It is not a very large restaurant so make a reservation.

1 Thank FVILL
South Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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 

2 Thank 3MPugs
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349 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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 

Thank albebuc
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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.

Thank berdiep
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5 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Robert M
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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 

Thank Vickie S
New Ulm, Texas
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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

Thank sailsrep
Victoria, Texas
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank Diane1437

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?