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220 Miami Ave W
Venice, FL 34285 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (941) 484-5187
Cuisine: American New, American
Neighborhood: Venice

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Credit Cards Accepted


Good for Kids


Yes - Full Bar


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$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)


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review_stars 09/21/2015 - Paula
Calamari appetizer with orange ginger sauce was a nice surprise
Pleasant lunch
My friend had the Reuben sandwich with delicious fresh french fries
Cozy atmosphere
Nice staff

review_stars 03/07/2015 - Trees wow
Wow the BS people write about a 75 year oak tree never was there a oak tree ever one food app at the all class reunion and even more about anchovies On a salad If bullshit was money you all would be rich o let's not for get the person who said some crap about tipping. She writes about 18% will be added but can't read the bill it was not added when it came to the table so cheap shit just walk out making believe just she dome ass but she post it not read a bill with no tip on it but read it was going to be added but was not so she just left not a god dame dime and left she wonderful a person. Who can write bullshit beer on the all class reunion. Was $ 5.00 for 16 oz in a ice barrel Not cold W T F

review_stars 02/16/2015 - Pat
I hosted a group of six for breakfast at Althea's last Sunday. The food was fine and our service was adequate. It states on their menu that the establishment will add an 18% gratuity to the bill for five or more. I thought this was an OK practice and have seen it in other places. So, when the bill came, I paid and we left. We were not even a few feet from the door when either the manager or the owner came out and grabbed two of my guests and told them I hadn't given a tip to our waiter. They explained that we thought they had taken care of it since it was clearly written on their menus. She got quite irate and told us that was only done at the discretion of the manager or cashier -- not what it had said anywhere.else. She got louder and started waving her arms and shouting about it. There were a few people sitting on the benches in the front of the restaurant waiting for tables and, so, witnessed this treatment. The woman, who presented herself in horrible wrinkled shorts and so did not represent that restaurant well in the first place, finally stopped yelling and went back into the restaurant. Several of the people waiting for tables got up and went to their cars. My group was appalled and I'll tell you none of them will be back. With more than 200 places to choose from to eat in Venice, I'm sure we can get treated better anywhere else.

review_stars 06/10/2013 - pierre labbe
although living in Venice for over 8 years,I have never eaten in Althea's.My wife and I and our friends were very pleased at the quality and size of our dinners.Three of us ordered the pot roast and one ordered the prime ribs.We were very satisfied and will go back again soon and recommend the restaurant to others.

review_stars 03/06/2013 - Golden beach girl
Excellent pasta and marinara. Veal piccata is also wonderfully done. Enjoy!

review_stars 04/25/2011 - Val
We always eat at Althea's when visiting Venice. The food is fantastic and service has always been good. The owner and staff are friendly. The Greek Pasta is delicious. I recommend Althea's enthusiastically.

review_stars 03/31/2011 - john
first time we went for dinner , i found a long hair in the salad, and one of the kitchen staff did not wash his hands in the restroom,
I ordered a salad with croutons, anchovies and cheese and their special dressing.according to their menu.
when the salad came , there was no anchovies , so we asked the waitress , she went to ask her manager, she said the anchovies was in the dressing !!!!! I went inside and spoke to the manager, who was rude and impolite and did not give the anchovies...which were clearly printed on the menu.
stay away from this restaurant.

review_stars 07/03/2010 - Lawnranger3
I went to the Venice Class reunion. What a joke! Beers at $4 a piece. They were not even that cold. I ate breakfast there Sunday morning and I overheard the owner bragging to people that missed the boozefest that he supplied 6 delicious appetizers that nobody ate. They had to throw them out. He is a liar!!!! My wife and I saw only one appetizer. It was tortilla chips and salsa. The salsa was presented in a gallon size plastic food prep tub with the chips scattered around the salsa. No wonder no one ate it, it was disgusting looking. Total disappointment!!!!

review_stars 03/01/2010 - cspringer
absolutely amazing food,great food at a resoniable price

review_stars 02/08/2010 - VeniceResident
The owner of this restaurant should be ashamed of himself.

Being a Venice resident, I would never step foot in this establishment. A 75+ year old oak tree was cut down because it was in the way of a vulgar expansion of the business and it was "dropping leaves" on his car.

The live(barely) parrot in a too small of a cage is ignored and left outside during open hours regardless of weather. He is shoved off to the side of the outdoor patio along with extra chairs. During rain/lightening storms, this bird is still outside (in a medal cage) with an umbrella sticking thru the cage. Little food and water is supplied throughout the day. Locals come to check on this bird and feed him daily.

A long time vendor on Miami Avenue, this owner is allowed to get away with too much.


review_stars 01/02/2010 - Alfred Aston
Great polite staff. Food is super. Veal chicken and fish dishes out of this world. . If you want a great meal at reasonable prices this is the place. Two for one drinks are a little on the small side.

review_stars 01/20/2009 - Georgia Girl
Don't bother. We were told by locals to give this place a pass, but decided to try the early bird menu. We arrived at 6, were seated at 6:20, placed our early bird orders, sent back several drinks which were made incorrectly, ate food that was average at best (overcooked seafood, tough and chewy puff pastry, tepid and overcooked baked potato) and were presented with a bill for the FULL PRICE for our entrees. When we politely protested that we should have been given the early bird prices, we were treated with rudeness and scorn, and informed that the waitress hadn't put our order in until 6:45, so we were out of luck. We will not go back and do not recommend.

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