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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 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 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 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 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 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 May 5, 2013 10:18 PM

          Good Riddance.

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