Venezia

edited May 2008 in Reviews
Has anyone tried the new Venzia Italian resturaunt yet? I've had a couple of pizzas from there recently (takeaway) and it's pretty damn good.

I think they're struggling for custom, give them a go, they're a friendly bunch too.

Also, they have a free beer per order deal on at the moment - which is nice.
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  • edited 10:13PM
    Yes, i know, i spent restaurant incorrectly. I've always had trouble with that one!
  • edited 10:13PM
    Where the heck is Venezia?
  • edited 10:13PM
    It used to be called Le Bistro.
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    A few down from Nando's, near Petek
  • edited 10:13PM
    looks pretty bloody dodgy if you ask me. but as le bistro did a pretty decent fried breakfast, an acceptable panini and a good cup of coffee… anyone know if it's being run by the same people as before?
  • edited 10:13PM
    Lovely Pizzas!

    Try them. The pizza guy used to work in Porchettas in Muswell Hill so knows how to make pizzas. The chef used to work somewhere in Knightsbridge at some fancy restaurant so quite good. BUT the pizzas are a must and give them support if you can!!!!!
  • edited 10:13PM
    All I know is that their menu is riddled with dodgy Italian. And that makes me deeply suspicious. If you can't actually speak Italian, just write the menu up in English. Or make an effort to find out the correct spelling - it's not that hard (go to Pappagone and look at the menu...)
  • edited 10:13PM
    Just had some takeaway pizzas (and free beer) from Venezia and they were excellent.

    It was 7pm on Saturday evening and there were no other customers. I'm not surprised it's for sale. I told them about SG.org and that they were being recommended but fear it will take more than us lot to keep them in business.
  • edited 10:13PM
    I just find the layout/decor all wrong and very uninviting. Really don't know what they can do about that without spending prohibitive amounts on a refurb.
  • edited 10:13PM
    We got a couple takeaway pizzas on Sunday. They were ok. Edible, but not fantastic. The Fiorentina was too oily, and I'm not sure that the olives go with the other ingredients.

    I miss Porchetta the way it used to be. The last 3 or 4 times the pizza was too thin. It used to be perfect every time. I guess they've stopped caring.
  • edited 10:13PM
    i was happier with my pizza than r_c was with hers, and the two free bottles of peroni were appreciated… but the experience of sitting in there waiting for the pizzas to be ready was a bit sad. the two people working there were really friendly, but it seemed i was the only person they'd had to talk to all day. it smacked of desperation a little. while i was in there a couple came in, the waitress offered them a table, they looked at the menu for 30 seconds and then left. it was kind of heartbreaking.
    i agree with david, the layout of the place is a bit odd. but that's no reason for a place to be entirely empty all the damn time. there are other places on sgr that sit empty too - hummingbird for one, and mela always used to be empty except for the 19 waiters. i'm always happy when i pass by petek or jai krishna and there are loads of people.
  • edited 10:13PM
    My partner and I have been to Venezia twice -- once for pizzas, which were fine (the free Peronis helped!) and once for breakfast when we were too lazy to go to our usual up in Crouch End. The fry-up was above average I'd say but I'm still an amateur in this area.
  • edited 10:13PM
    Indeed, the decor/ambience is lacking something, anything in fact. Oh well, i will continue to wave to the cheery pizza chef when i walk past...

    I saw a few more in there this evening, good luck to 'em!
  • edited 10:13PM
    They're doing delivery now...
  • edited 10:13PM
    Oh Christ on a Bike. I wished I'd have seen your post earlier James. My other half maintained they didn't, and went to pick them up with his father in law. Which is all well and good, but they drank the sodding free beers while they were waiting!
  • edited 10:13PM
    Do they not have free wine for eat in and free beer for take away? Madness.
  • edited 10:13PM
    I've found the pizzas generally delicious. Unlike Pappagone and Porchetta, the base is always cripsy, and they have a decent wood-burning oven. Any criticism would be that they don't have the range of different meats that Porchetta have.

    More of a takeaway than an eat in though.
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  • edited 10:13PM
    Is this Medi's place....?
    Couldn't bring myself to write in capitals.
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    As i checked venezia feedback and reviews in few websites,also from PR people>>>>(as they will put their feedback in the news pappers)
    venezia is one of the few traditional ITALIAN top quality pizza in london(:
    good news for stroud green road to have this place.
  • RegReg
    edited 10:13PM
    This is getting silly Medi. If you own Venezia, just say so.
  • IanIan
    edited 10:13PM
    On the basis that all local places should be given a chance I am currently in Venezia awaiting our take away. This could be a life changing moment ...
  • IanIan
    edited 10:13PM
    I can confirm no sign of free drink though.
  • edited 10:13PM
    While we're discussing SGR pizza places, I notice that Porchetta is closed six weeks for refurbishment. Given Jai Krishna seems to be undergoing something similar, that does slightly cut down on the local eating options.
  • edited 10:13PM
    Jai Krishna's food is really greasy.
  • AliAli
    edited 10:13PM
    Apparently Veniza offer Pizza porn , at least according to this (French ?)web site. Medi is Charlotte related to you ? http://www.qype.fr/people/char-lotte/locations/uki12-london-finsbury-park
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    WOWWWW VENEZIA OPENING SECOND BRANCH SOON(;
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    I hope it's over the other side of the tracks so we can see how our deadly rivals at HarringayOnline deal with Medi's approach to viral marketing.
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