• Veneza Restaurant

    The Restaurant

    A place to sit back and relax... At any moment... and enjoy.

    In a cosy and informal setting, our team is at your service, a “family” to welcome you. Savour the moment while you eat, drink and socialize.

    Feel at home.

  • A qualidade do Restaurante Veneza

    The Quality

    The freshness of the ingredients speaks for it self. They are exquisitely confectioned while remaining simple. Each delicate flavour can be tasted in every meal.

    The feeling of delight is inevitable.

  • Our Tradition

    The Tradition

    The flavours of our grandmothers cooking are what have guided our cooking from the beginning. To start the evening there is cheese, presunto, bread and wine. While in the pots and pans, cooks the food just as it was done years ago. Here... is where you can eat well and reminisce the flavours.

  • The Veneza Wine Cellar

    The Wine Cellar

    A new way of life can come from the encounter between wine and gastronomy. With over a thousand wine brands to choose from, the combination of sensations becomes infinite. Try something different... and move onto champagne, whiskey or port wine... Give into the moment.

Various Dishes

House Specials

With Love and Care

Every day we have different specials cooked slowly and gently for you.

À la Carte Suggestions

Crab au Naturel Served with Boiled Prawns

Accompanied with toasted bread to enjoy with the filling.

Pan Fried Pork Loin Medallions with Garlic

Accompanied with xerém (a traditional algarvian dish).

Some Desserts

Regional Sweet Platter

Almond Morgado, Fig Tart, Carob Cake, Algarve Selection.

À la Carte Suggestions

Country Bean Soup

Pork, 2 variations of chorizo, cabbage, carrots, sweet potatoes...

Pork Liver with Onions

Thinly sliced as tradition demands.
And if you like it with boiled potatoes, you will have them.

Grilled Iberian Pork "Secretos"

Finely sliced and grilled, just with love and care. It is Magic.

Pan Fried Veal Loin with Garlic

The best local meat cooked in the best Portuguese manner. Accompanied with a fried egg, if so desired.

Some Desserts

Assorted Portuguese Cheeses

Nisa, Serra da Estrela, Castelo Branco, Serpa, variable among others.

House Specials

Let us Surprise You

Our team sugests you the best of our home. We will sing the specials when you sit.

Try the Anciant Flavours

Remember grandmother cookings and meet with the savor of traditional portuguese food.

Some Desserts

Veneza Sweets

Carob, Almond and Honey cookies. Tosted almonds and figs. Algarve Flavours.

Almond Morgado

Almond paste with eggs sweet and pumpkin.

Carob Cake

Carob cake with orange. Smooth and tasty.

Fig Tart

Dessert with dry figs and almonds. A true Algarve sweet.


Avó Sabica 2004
Barca Velha 2004
Antónia Adelaide Ferreira 2009
Dow`s Vintage 2007
El Bosque 2009 Rioja
Graham`s Colheita 1952
Monte do Além P. Verdot 2009
Pêra Manca 2008
Poeira 2010
Torre do Esporão 2007
Quinta Vale Dona Maria 2010
Brandy Luis Felipe Cien Años


Monção e Melgaço Wine Tasting

The CVR Vinhos Verdes and the magazine Grandes Escolhas invite Garrafeira Veneza's friends and costumers to participate on an exclusive presentation with Alvarinho wine tasting from the sub-region of Monção and Melgaço. This presentation will be conducted in english by the magazine V Grandes Escolhas critical João Afonso (https://grandesescolhas.com). The wine tasting is free charge and subjet to previous booking.

  • Deu La Deu Premium
  • Muros de Melgaço
  • Quinta do Mascanho
  • João Portugal Ramos Espumante
  • Quinta das Pereirinhas
  • Quinta de Alderiz
  • Poema Reserva
  • Quinta do Regueiro
  • Soalheiro Clássico
  • Valados de Melgaço Reserva
Hours: 18:00 - 19:30

Book now: 289 367 129


The Confraria Enófila Nossa Senhora do Tejo and the Comissão Vitivinícola Regional do Tejo chalenge the restaurants of Portugal to a context of Food and Tejo Wines. Try our menu between 1 and 28 of February.


Ham & Smoked Sausage
Azeitão Cheese
Country Bean Soup
Pinhal da Torre 2 Worlds 2012 Red

Pan Fried Pork Loin Medallions served with “Xerém”
Quinta S. João Batista Grande Reserva 2012 Red

Almond Morgado Tart
Falcoaria 2014 Late Harvest

Price per Person

Book now: 289 367 129

Wine by the Glass

You have a new service at your disposal.
Wineplease system allows to preserve the organoleptic qualities of the wine for a month, keeping always the ideal temperature to serve.
Try the portuguese and the world best wines by the glass.

Today`s reds by the glass are:

  • Vinhas do Côa 2016
  • Casa Cadaval Trincadeira Preta 2013
  • Grainha Reserva 2016
  • Rocim Veneza by Manuel Janeiro 2015
  • 2221 Terroir 2011
  • Paulo Laureano Dolium Reserva 2014
And the whites are:
  • Quinta da Sequeira Rabigato 2016
  • Paxá 2017
Others will be open at any moment.

Book now: 289 367 129

About Us

The Veneza Restaurant opened in 1983, but it all started in 1954. It was in this year that grandfather Manel opened the grocery store, which was also a coffee shop. Dried fruit as well as building materials were sold in the same space. A typical 50’s-60’s style store.

In May 1970 the dance hall Dancing Veneza was inaugurated. In the hall where today stands our wine cellar, the Italian city was invoked with decorations of gondolas and of Mona Lisa style wall paintings. Live performances were held here on Saturdays, where bands and singers such as  Badaró, Vitor Espadinha, Joel Branco, Bric à Brac, António Variações performed.

These events took place up until the opening of the restaurant. Maria José, who had met Manel Janeiro at Dancing Veneza, took to making snacks in the kitchen. He welcomed friends... and clients alike..., who continue to be his friends today. Since Maria had no cooking skills, she would ask the older ladies for cooking tips and managed to suffice. In 1997 she won first prize at Albufeira’s 2nd Food Festival.

In the meantime, Manel, who followed in his father’s footsteps in the commerce of grocery and beverage trade, devoted himself more to these particularly in the wine trade.

It was at that moment that the initial concept acquired a new dimension. The merge between the restaurant and the cellar took place.

In 1998 he transferred all the contents from the cellar in Albufeira to the Veneza Dancing hall. 

It was at that moment that the initial concept acquired a new dimension. The merge between the restaurant and the cellar took place.

From this union the “Award for Best National Wine Cellar 2006”, attributed by Revista de Vinhos, sponsored by José Maria da Fonseca, two Gold Diplomas in 2009 and 2011 in the “Food with Port Wine Contest”, Gold Prize for European Restaurant 2012 in the 7th edition of the “Europa-Excellence-Enogastronomic” congress, awarded by the European Enogastronomic Brotherhoods Council were achieved amongst others..

When you visit us today, you will have at your disposal more than two thousand brands of wine to accompany your meal. With an air-conditioned cellar and warehouse, the wines are served in exemplary conditions. The purchase of these wines at the best prices is also possible.

The most delicious algarvian barrocal dishes are served from the kitchen. We look forward to your visit.


Should you have any questions, feedback or any message for us, please feel free to use the
form below.

Bookings only by telephone.

Kitchen: 19H00 - 22H00
Restaurant: 19H00 - 00H00

Closed: Tuesday.

Lunch Friday and Sunday
Kitchen: 12H30 - 14H30
Restaurant: 12H00 - 15H30

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