As the warm breezes of summer sweep into Venice, Florida, our beloved snowbirds begin their annual migration back north. The city settles into a quieter pace, a contrast to the bustling winter months. While we certainly miss their presence, this transition opens a new chapter of culinary adventures for those of us who call Venice home year-round.

What Are The Summer Specials For Restaurants in Venice

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Our local restaurants are more than just eateries; they’re the heartbeat of our community. They provide places for us to gather, celebrate, and savor the richness of our local cuisine. In the wake of the snowbirds’ departure, these establishments often introduce enticing summer specials, a culinary silver lining to the quieter off-season.

Savor Sarasota

For the foodies who love variety, Savor Sarasota is back from June 1-14. Select restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus. Lunches will be $25 per person and dinners will be $40. This event gives diners the chance to experience multiple local venues at friendly prices.

The summer months offer a prime opportunity to enjoy these deals while supporting our local businesses. It’s a win-win situation: we indulge in delicious meals at friendly prices, and our patronage helps keep these businesses alive during the quieter months. Let’s highlight some of these enticing specials:

Chaz 51 Steakhouse

549 US-41 BYP, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 484-6200

Chaz 51 Steakhouse summer specials

Chaz 51 Steakhouse is offering a tantalizing 2 for $49 deal available until October 15. This meal includes one salad and entree per person, with a shared dessert. Start with a grilled watermelon, toasted pecan, and goat cheese salad. For the second course, choose from mustard glazed trip-tip steak served with mac and cheese, steak and potatoes with crispy french fries and creamy horseradish sauce, Chaz Jerk Chicken served with sweet plantains, black beans, and rice, or Broiled Salmon served with jasmine rice, roasted tomatoes, broccoli, and cilantro lime butter sauce. Cap off the meal with a mouth-watering white chocolate bread pudding topped with locally made vanilla gelato and caramel. And don’t forget about Wine-Down Tuesday, with 25% off select bottles all day. Just ask your server for details.

Trattoria Da Mino

335 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 800-4466

Trattoria Da Mino is an authentic Italian spot is offering a Summer Wednesday Special until October 30th. Order a Salad and any Medium Pizza and get any bottle of wine for just $16. This is the perfect opportunity to pair your favorite pizza with a bottle of their excellent house wine.

Prime Serious Steak

133 Tamiami Trail S, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 837-8325

Prime Serious Steak

Discover the ultimate steakhouse experience at Prime Serious Steak, where their irresistible 2 for $40 menu awaits you from Sunday to Thursday throughout the summer (excluding holidays). Indulge in a memorable three-course meal featuring unlimited table-side salad accompanied by freshly baked popovers, followed by your choice of entree with a side for each person, and a shared dessert to conclude the feast. Feast on delectable options like:

  • The 12 oz NY Strip
  • “Drunken” Strip marinated in hard cider
  • Blackened NY Strip.
  • Grilled salmon with creamy dill sauce
  • Mahi-Mahi, (available grilled or blackened with a citrus beurre blanc)
  • Jumbo shrimp dinner, either fried or scampi style
  • Parmesan-crusted chicken with citrus beurre blanc
  • Maple bourbon chicken, grilled and brushed with a maple bourbon glaze, topped with cheddar, bacon, and chives.

Conclude your meal with a choice between the rich and decadent chocolate mousse cake or the refreshing limoncello cake. Please note that substitutions are not available for this special menu. Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Prime Serious Steak, where exceptional flavors and attentive service come together to create an unforgettable meal that satisfies both your cravings and your love for great food.

Ristorante San Marco

305-B W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 800-7280

Nestled on West Venice Ave, Ristorante San Marco offers a multitude of specials. On Mondays, enjoy a 3-course lunch for $20 or a 4-course dinner for $35. Thursdays bring a dinner for two with a full bottle of wine for just $60. Sundays offer 1/2 off all bottles of wine. And for any lunch, you can savor a pasta and salad combo for $9.99.

Blu Island Bistro

625 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 485-8200

Experience a fantastic breakfast deal at Blu Island Bistro with their incredible special priced at only $7.99! This amazing offer includes a satisfying breakfast featuring 2 eggs cooked to your liking, 2 delicious meats of your choice, and 2 slices of toast to complete your meal. Indulge in a hearty breakfast at a great value and start your day off right at Blu Island Bistro.

Kendo Asian Cuisine Sushi and Hibachi

1657 U S 41 Byp S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 786-9132

Craving some Japanese cuisine? Kendo Asian Cuisine Sushi and Hibachi has you covered this summer. Enjoy a free glass of house wine with your dinner – the perfect complement to their expertly crafted sushi and hibachi dishes.

Cafe Venice

101 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 484-1855

Join the Lunch Bunch at this popular spot. Until October 31st, Cafe Venice is offering a lunch deal you can’t resist. Buy 5 lunches and get your 6th free! This is a great opportunity to gather friends for a summer lunch meetup, and maybe even discover a new favorite dish.


1965 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293
(941) 445-4755

Sunday Everyday at Lucarellis in Venice

Summer Specials Galore! All offers for dine-in only and will be available until the end of June. Choose from 3 options:

  • Classic Dinner for Two – $35
    • Includes 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and a buy one get one deal on house wine and beer!
      • Appetizer: Choose either Bruschetta or Grilled Eggplant Rollatini
      • Entrees: Sunday Everyday, Lasagna Lucarelli, Rigatoni Al Fumo, Pappardelle Bolognese, Vegetable Gnocchi
      • Dessert: Large Cannoli or 2 Scoops of Gelato
  • Premium Dinner for Two – $50
    • Includes 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and a free bottle of wine
      • Appetizer: Grilled Long Stem Artichoke or Steamed Mussels
      • Entrees: Classic Italian Chicken Cutlet, Veal Parmesan, Eggplant Lucarelli, 10 oz Bone-In Pork Chop
      • Dessert: Chocolate Torte or Limoncello Mascarpone Cake
  • Deluxe Date Night for Two – $65
    • Includes 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and a free bottle of wine
      • Appetizer: Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio or Antipasto board for 2
      • Entrees: Roasted Honey-Garlic Glazed Salmon, Linguini Seafood Alla Vodka, New Zealand Lamb Chops, or 8 oz Black Angus Filet Mignon
      • Dessert: Tiramisu or Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

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Remember, these specials are more than just great deals. Each meal we enjoy contributes to the livelihood of our neighbors and friends. By dining locally, we’re ensuring the survival and success of these establishments, so they can continue to serve us – and our winter visitors – for years to come.

So, let’s embrace the slower pace of summer. Let’s explore the culinary delights that our local restaurants have to offer. Together, we can make a difference, one delicious bite at a time.

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