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Old Venice

1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
+1 310-376-0242
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gyro” (6 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (3 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located near the beach , the menu offers, Greek, Italian fares . We had a salad as a main course , the souvlaki ...everything was fresh but average . The House drink , rose wine with hybiscus flower was excellent ...and different . The place...More

Thank cocobay
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Happened to walk by this restaurant late afternoon, and while we were checking out the menu, a staff member on a break outside invited us to come in. It was only about 4:30 but we decided to go in and eat early. We tried both...More

Thank mishyt2015
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are family owned and operated and take pride in our service, food and even atmosphere! Not only are we glad you enjoyed the food, but glad you felt like being in the Medeterranean as well! We look...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to get some coffee. They have Greek ice coffee and it was delicious. Their dinner menu looked nice but we weren't hungry but definitely needed coffee. The workers here are very nice!

Thank Tabitha A
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad you found us, even just for a quick coffee! Hope to see you again for lunch or dinner! OPA!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were hanging out at LAX on a one-day layover and decided to take a shuttle to Manhattan Beach for lunch and fresh air. As luck would have it the bus stop was across the street from Old Venice. We walked around to enjoy the...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 31 July 2017

walked in and felt the Mediterranean atmosphere and smelt the delicacies in the open kitchen ..... simple menu , but enjoyed the staff attitude and casual environment . ..... if your looking for beach sophistication don't come here ... reasonably priced and a fun night

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled upon this place cruising MB and glad we did. Greek and Italian menu. I had the gyro and our server said it was the best gyro (beef and lamb) meat anywhere. Couldn't agree more. Great gyro. My wife had the...More

Thank Tony J B
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that you stumbled upon us and enjoyed your dining expirence. We are a small family owned and operated business and we appreciate your kind words and take lots of pride in all that we do...More

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Took the entire family last summer and came back this week with my wife. On the recommendation of my grandson had the beef and sausage ravioli. I have to say it was the best I have ever had. The menu is so varied I had...More

Thank JayHermosaBeach_CA
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon this place on our walk along manhattan beach. We got the fried calamari which was prepared different than we expected or have had before but we were again pleasantly surprised- this is how fried calamari should be!...More

Thank jvannatter
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad that you stumbled upon us and loved everything! Our fried calamari is prepared using the filet steak of calamari and we tenderize it to perfection. Some parents even trick their kinds by telling them...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

While using up an afternoon before flying home my wife and I happened upon the Old Venice restaurant. After reading over priced menus at several zagat reviewed restaurants near the pier we were happy to find this one. Though very quiet on this Thursday evening...More

Thank 3Eagles
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

What a wonderful review! We are so glad you found us on your visit to Manhattan Beach. We are family owned and opperated and take lots of pride in all that we do. We have been serving downtown Manhattan Beach and the South Bay community...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you're looking for great food without spending an arm & a leg, this is a great place. We really enjoyed the food. The service was friendly and efficient. So many good choices, we had to go twice!More

Thank Lisa H
Andrew H, Owner at Old Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Thank you for a great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything and have already had a return visit. Hopefully we will get to serve you again. We have been in the same location for over 30 years and take pride in all...More

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28 February 2016|
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
I was at Old Venice last week. I do believe they have a wine list. Hope this is helpful.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5429
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-376-0242
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Old Venice was first established in 1984 by Jimmy and Julie and their 6 month old son Andrew. A couple years later, they added a new baby girl named Natalie to the family. In 2006 the building was tragically burnt down by a neighboring business and sadly in 2008, Jimmy was lost to a tragic bicycle accident. The Family stayed together through the tuff times and in 2009, Julie along with her two children, Andrew and Natalie rebuilt Old Venice to what it is now. Andrew is now the head chef, giving all his credit to his late father Jimmy. Julie and Natalie run the front of the house operations and the family continues to keep Jimmys Memory and legacy alive in the same way that he would have done. Don't miss out on one of the few businesses that has been in Downtown Manhattan Beach for over 30 years! OPA!
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