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“Unassuming Exterior, Welcoming Interior”

DeFina's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 241 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Venice, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unassuming Exterior, Welcoming Interior”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

De Fina's sits in a small strip mall parallel to the highway and one may pass it unnoticed. Once you go pass the front door you enter a warm, cozy, small restaurant, well appointed, with a nice bar and individual tables of different sizes to accommodate different size parties. Bar happy hour extends to six pm and premium draft beers go for two bucks, may also get wine. Italian food is well prepared with all ingredients freshly made in their kitchen. Service is most solicitous and helpful. It is also priced right. Simple but highly satisfactory. I recommend it.

  • Visited July 2013
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Venice, Florida
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of Venice's hidden treasures”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

We had a group of 26 gather at DeFinas for a get-together during the "early bird" time. We pre-ordered off the early bird menu, so for a very nominal cost we received our choice of 4 pastas, or lasagna, or manicotti or ravioli, a salad,beverage and cannoli. We had a delightful time; they allowed us to conduct our business at our pace,and we experienced wonderful service from 4 servers. My husband and I will definitely be back. Thanks to owners Pam and Bob for creating a comfortable and delicious experience in Venice.

Visited November 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely dinner”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Recently returned to Defina's for a birthday dinner. The nice atmosphere and excellent server, Sally, made our evening. Chicken parmesan with penne was delicious. Defina's is definitely our favorite place for Italian food in Venice.

  • Visited November 2013
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, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews
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“Yummy Italian!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Best filet ever! The egg plant parm was cooked to perfection. Beautiful romantic atmosphere! We enjoyed our dinner very much! Excellent service!

  • Visited October 2013
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Largo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

The Veal Parmesan was very tender and tasty and worth getting again. The special of Tortellini Bolognese came with tri-colored pasta and a tasty meat sauce with great flavor. The salads that came with dinner were very good. We would definitely return on our next trip to Venice, Florida.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Fran G
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