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Caffe Venezia being sold (Berkeley)

Robert Lauriston Jan 16, 2013 07:36 PM

Someone apparently made the owners a good offer for the place so they're selling after 33 years. No date announced yet.


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  1. Mission RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 16, 2013 09:23 PM

    Caffe Venezia was never very good.... after they moved to the larger space.

    25-30 years ago?

    They were fantastic in the late 70's and early Eighties!

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    1. re: Mission
      Robert Lauriston RE: Mission Jan 17, 2013 08:54 AM

      Yeah, I thought it was pretty good at the old space. I went to a good special Croatian wine dinner there five years ago.

    2. wolfe RE: Robert Lauriston May 5, 2013 12:44 AM

      "last night serving dinner will be June 2. ....restaurant is taking reservations for Mother’s Day and for graduations and is hosting a pop-up evening of music and dinner with well-known local musicians J. Raoul Brody and Zoltan di Bartolo, of Tango no. 9, on Wednesday, May 15, from 6-8 p.m."

      1. mariacarmen RE: Robert Lauriston May 5, 2013 01:05 AM

        we were there a couple weeks ago, and our server told us this. we've had plenty of very decent meals here. you could tell, however, that short-timer's syndrome has set in. this last visit was pretty sub-par, food and service.

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        1. re: mariacarmen
          Robert Lauriston RE: mariacarmen May 5, 2013 12:57 PM

          Yeah, I think it's a serious problem for a restaurant to announce that it's closing very far in advance. The staff will start looking for new jobs and leave as soon as they find them.

        2. Mission RE: Robert Lauriston May 5, 2013 10:18 PM

          Good Riddance.

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