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Jan 16, 2013 07:36 PM

Caffe Venezia being sold (Berkeley)

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. 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

      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. "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. 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

          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.