from the nice welcome at the door through to the bill at the end service was polite and perfect. Food was served hot on warm plates and really excellent taste. Portions about right too. The medallions and the scallops were faultless, Deserts of cheesecake and a custard pastry were typical italian and excellent. Overall a really good night, price is probably slightly above some italian restaurants but so was the quality.
We visited this restaurant as a family group and I have to say that this is an awesome restaurant. The food is excellent and wholesome, all traditionally cooked in a fine style.
The service is excellent and everyone is very friendly.
We had a selection of dishes, there were seven of us, and all the food was well prepared and tasty. I love Italian food and this is as good as it gets!
We will certainly re-visit and try other dishes.
When my husband suggested this restaurant I immediately said yes Italian and Seafood what was there not to like.
We were greeted on arrival and although early this was not a problem seated in a lovely waiting/bar area. Drinks and food menus brought for us to peruse. Drinks ordered and brought then our food order before being shown to our table even carrying my drink for me. Starters arrived must mention mine mushrooms in a lovely creamy sauce served in a delicious filo pastry shell. Then roasted sea bass in a lobster sauce with sautéed potatoes beautiful.
The staff were all attentive without being obtrusive,even though there was a big party of 15 clients.
I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
This is our favourite restaurant. The food was lovely last night. Service excellent - as usual. Price - great. You just have to love it.
A lovely venue
Very attentive staff especially to our children
Food was excellent - I had the goats cheese starter and chicken supreme main. Beautifully cooked and fresh produce. Well seasoned. My son had a pizza and although he couldn't finish it he asked to take the rest home. My other son had the meatballs which he was still talking about this morning.
We will definitely be back!
Went here to celebrate my brother's 30th birthday as a surprise. Booked in advance, and when asking if it would be OK if we brought a cake, was interrupted with "yes, bring whatever you like". I didnt dare ask anything else as we were given carte blanche. Arrived and the MD took the cake making a poor joke about it being for him. He seemed put out that we had some balloons and flatly refused to allow us table confetti - so not "bring what you want" then. Perhaps he could have offered us a glass to put them in? Or a plate? I mentioned we had meerkat meals which I knew would only cover 6 of the 7 of us. He made a proper deal about it saying it was for parties of 6 and less which is not what the offer says. It was so awkward as it was a celebration meal in an expensive restaurant so I told him not to worry, we'd just have to pay for it, and he then said he'd find a way to make it work, implying we were an issue. For the rest oft he evening, we felt like an inconvenience. They hadn't asked when to bring the cake, but did feel the need to bring dessert menus, leaving us with an awkward dilemma as do we spoil the surprise by mentioning people might not want dessert, or do we have to go and trigger the cake arrival. We got the cake through and after that they ignored us, so we had to go and order our own desserts and were never given a chance to order coffees. In the end I went to the bar to pay. No-one came to check up on the meal either until we'd eaten each course. Overall, felt it was an utterly awkward evening despite us having some lovely family time. The maitre d' made us feel unwelcome and an inconvenience as others have experienced. As we left, despite 3 of them standing near the door, no-one opened the door for us - even though they were very keen on open the door on the way in. The food was good but frankly pizza in Zizzis is just as good. I wouldn't go back here and would advise others to steer clear. There are plenty other great Italian restaurants where customer service is top notch and you experience the friendliness and welcome you expect from Italians. This restaurant only seems interested in pound signs rather than customer experience and we've walked away with a sour taste in our mouths.
Venezia is now our default restaurant for Christmas lunch. Yesterday was the 4th time and even better than previous visits. All of the food was superb. Well done to everyone, yesterday, for the service. Staff are friendly and the restaurant is tastefully furnished and elegant. Will be visiting again shortly.
I visited Venezia for the first time earlier this year and have been a regular visitor ever since. The service is faultless and the meals delicious - especially the pasta pescatore! I have brought a series of friends over the months and we’re all in agreement that Venezia is a little gem.
Venezia is our favourite, local, restaurant and we visited it on 14th December with our son, daughter in law and two young grandchildren.
The service was incredible, and they made the children very welcome.
The menu was fantastic, the children had spaghetti meatballs which could have fed an adult and they were delicious. The adults all had something different and non could be faulted.
Whenever we visit this restaurant it's always buzzing, staff are very friendly and attentive.
How anyone can give this restaurant 1 star is beyond me
We came here for Sunday lunch. One child had pizza and asked for chicken pieces to be included and another asked for some chips. All provided at no extra cost. For the adults we all had a different dish but the food was absolutely delicious and presented well. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a very leisurely lunch. Will go there again
We were a party of 4 for my birthday. We all eat out a lot. The ambiance and welcome were really great... relaxed and lovely surroundings (the cheesy Xmas music didn't really work for me for dinner on a Saturday night - a bit more shopping centre, but hey that's just me).
Ordered scallops (3 of us did) ... they were beautifully cooked and presented. But at £11 for 2 (small) scallops we all felt they were overpriced... I've almost invariably had 3 large scallops as a starter?
Next came fillet steak.. .ordered medium rare but was medium to well done. They offered to cook another but I didn't want to be out of sync with friends and, in fairness, it was a fantastic steak. Again, a few vegetables, or even a few cherry tomatoes or a mushroom would have helped. I was given a brilliant steak with 1 cherry tomato and 3 slices of potato?
Not sure whether they were running out of scallops and garnish but, for a couple of low cost extras, it could have been amazing rather than just really good.
I would still go back, but maybe for Pasta/pizza next time.
Lovely service, looked really Christmassy and the welcome was great.
Been past this restaurant many times on the eat to Nottingham but never visited so tonight We did and glad we came beautiful building a warm and friendly welcome no rush no pressure enjoy a drink while looking through the menu chose our food and sat down lovely dinning room the food was perfect great atmosphere great waiting staff especially Ben (lol) thanks for a great night We will return..😀
Excellent food, ambiance and service. As regular visitors to Italy for business and pleasure we are always pleased with the authenticity of the food and the warm welcome.
What a fantastic place to eat the staff and food was amazing would recommend it to everyone for a nice night out
The setting of this place is quite nice, good ambiance and lighting. Unfortunately that's about the only positives of this review. I should of walked away when the cooca-cola came out flat, which I ordered after trying to explain what a shiraz is to the waitress (it's on the menu.) The starter consisted of a meagre 4 overcooked tiger prawns, coated in grease and a baked goats cheese dish that was actually rather tasty. The mains were a disaster. Over done meatballs that you struggle to cut with a fork, very poor tomato sauce and an Al forno dish 2 minutes off being burnt. Added Seasoning could not save the tomato sauce which is a basic necessity in any Italian. I didnt risk a dessert. The only consolation was the agreement of my opinion from the waiter and the heavily reduced bill. I won't be returning.
What a wonderful venue in which to celebrate. I was taken there for my Birthday and enjoyed a delicious supper. The dessert was amazing, the starter was sublime and my main course was not up to scratch. I did let them know!
We called in yesterday, a party of four. The area and building are really nice. Good friendley staff. Steak was really good as was the lamb. The house Malbec was of a good quality too. There is also a good value early bird menu. We shall return! Thanks guys.
Was rushed from first moment of arriving, as had booked table for 2 at 7pm seating but when me and my partner arrived at restaurant 20 minutes early before booked time we were quickly seated without amy acknowledging and explanation of waiting staff as we were going to have pre dinner drinks at bar before meal, but this wasnt offered. Menu is poorly presented especially for myself who is dyslexic and poor eye sight, as menu wasnt clear, what we received as main courses was totally different to that as described in menu, also the menu is poorly written and confusing as the starters to share - anti pastime platter pricing waskt clear or positively written as it said minimum of two people - I know myself that ANTIPASTO is a sharer and is for two anyway. Pricing was per person so really this should have just the price for two (not per person)
The platter was drizzled heavily with olive oil and it looked like everything was just chucked on plate with olives just dumped all over
Mozzarella wasn't fresh, or appetising. Latte I had wasjt as I expected from.a italian restaurant. I ordered Cote de porc which again was served different to how it was advertised on menu and I had a pork chop but menu states ribery of pork which is nonsense. Manager was carrying ice bucket full of ice to table next to mine, at this moment, bucket was becoming loose so manager threw bucket across restaurant floor which many diners witnessed and it seemed all the waitering staff were thinking it was comical, thus is a health and safety breach as chef came out to clear up mess from bucket which I know from my present job is not right. Throughout evening several mistakes were noticed by ourselves, appearing to show a lack of professionalism and organisation and young waitress had to ask someone else to serve her our soft drinks which made me think possible age issues. A 3 course meal was done quicker than normal as we were in and out within 1hr 15mins, on departure of restaurant young miserable waitress just said "see ya " and no thank you or see u again soon or enjoy rest of evening. I feel I will never return and surely state ni one should witness what myself and my partner witnessed.
And this time as before we were not disappointed the food was excellent and reasonably priced the staff were welcoming. The only negative of the whole evening was I was the designated drive and as such was unable to make use of the wine list.
We had a great night with our friends last night at Venezia. The food as always was excellent, the atmosphere very good and the staff fun and very attentive. All our friends loved it and had a great time. I’m sure we will all be back. Thanks
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