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Worth The Trip to Venice


Every year, Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) is visited by many guests from all over the globe. Whether you are a local, or came into town just to experience Blu' Island Chef Alan's award-winning cuisine, rest assured that Blu' Island is worth the Trip! But don't just take our word for it: many of our guests also find Blu' Island Bistro worth the TripAdvisor review. Here are just a few of our recent favorites:

"This restaurant has been on our bucket list for a few years..We absolutely loved it! The staff is very friendly and pleasant. The food was excellent and served very quickly. It was really nice to see how all the staff worked could tell they all really enjoyed working together....we would highly recommend this restaurant and we will be back again..many times, we hope!"

"Quick friendly service, clean and welcoming dining space, and a varied menu with gluten free and vegetarian options. Food was well presented and tasty. Will visit again!!"

"I would move to Venice to be near this restaurant. Holy crap, this place is great! The service was fantastic, the house made chips were perfection, then I ordered the grouper fish tacos and almost cried they were so good. You gotta eat here!"

If you've never experienced a meal so good you'd want to shed tears of joy, or move to be closer to it, then you haven't yet been to Blu' Island Bistro. What are you waiting for? Come on in and experience the taste sensation of Chef Alan's magic!

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Catering To Your Every Need


Blu' Island Bistro, Venice, Florida's award-winning restaurant, is happy to be your choice for your next private catered event! Whether you are planning a wedding and want a menu that will be talked about almost as much as the happy couple, or a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday or anniversary party, you're in the best hands with Blu' Island Bistro catering. Chef Alan will create a mouth-watering menu catering to whatever theme you have in mind (or help you with ideas if you need them!) and our amazing staff will cover all the details from decorations to supplies. Take the worry out of your next graduation party or family celebration. Let Blu' Island Bistro create a unique menu experience that will be talked about for years to come. Call (941)-485-8400 and book your event today!

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Summer Drinks…Quenching Your Thirst at Blu’ Island Bistro!


As the weather heats up here in sunny Venice Florida, we here at Blu’ Island Bistro are rolling out some refreshing summer drinks! New iced lattes are now available at Blu’ Island Bistro - even more delicious than before. Whether you are looking for a great decaf cappichino with real milk froth, or a vanilla iced latte, or a tasty chocolate hazelnut iced latte are ready to quench your thirst.

Looking for something…with a little more kick? Our Blu’ Island Bistro sangria might be just what you are looking for. Grab a glass, sit out on our new outdoor lounge area and enjoy some great company and the beautiful Venice Florida weather.

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New! Summer Menus at Blu’ Island


Lighter fare…summer flavor...coming to Blu’ Island Bistro! Do you love everything to summer brings and love spending time in and around Venice, Florida? So do we!

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) offers local, unique dining on the Island of Venice. With the warmer temps comes some lighter fare at Blu’ Island Bistro. We love summer salads, pastas, burgers, and more!

Summer has never tasted so good at Blu’ Island Bistro! Stop in every Friday and Saturday night for some delicious summer fare you are sure to enjoy. Friday and Saturday night dinner reservations are recommended.

"Another Terrific visit, Dinner This time" 5 of 5 starsBlueMaxx14, Rochester, NY, TripAdvisor, Reviewed April 16, 2015

"We had originally found and visited when they first opened about 2 yrs ago. We went with local friends for a terrific breakfast. This time, we were encouraged to return, as it remains one of their favorites. We booked reservations ( a must do, small place, very popular!), and that was a friendly welcoming conversation, and they followed up with a text message reminder and confirmation. We were warmly greeted upon arriving (7:05 for a 7:15 reservation) and seated promptly. Beer list is small but well thought, wine list also seemed well curated. We were given some suggestions and specials info, and had a terrific dinner. Long Island Duck, and Scallops were entrees, Caprese salad, and sausage stuffed shrimp appetizer. All were terrific. All were right sized portions. Service was warm, friendly, and attentive. The chef and his staff did excellent job, and we left very very happy.” (Source:

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Warm Up to a Specialty Blu’ Drink!


Next time you stop in Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) consider warming up to a delicious specialty drink! If you like a warm drink like we do, consider a tasty cappucino with salted caramel, an espresso (or a double!), an iced coffee, a latte or even a hot cocoa (with whipped cream of course!).

We know it’s Venice, Florida…but even the locals get cold sometimes! Since it’s winter - and the temperature can dip below our desired comfort level - now is the perfect time for a warm specialty drink at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL).

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Visit Blu’ Island Bistro at the Venice Blues Festival!


Save the Date - Saturday November 15th for the Venice Blues Festival. Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) will represent down at Maxine Barritt Park - bringing crawfish, corn on the cob, and seafood gumbo!

We know you are hungry for the BLUES, but we also want you to be hungry at the Venice Blues Festival. Make sure you swing by our booth and say hello. Chef Alan’s hot sauce WILL be available at the event for purchase! Chef Alan’s Hellacious Sauce is a spicy pepper sauce for soups, fish, meat dishes, & poultry and everything in between!

We hope to see you at the Venice Blues Festival on Saturday November 15th. Be ready for great music, great times, and great food!

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Blu’ Island Bistro Gift Cards - The Perfect Gift!


Just in time for the holiday season, Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) is excited to offer gift cards for the special someone(s) on your list! As you know, Blu’ Island Bistro gift cards make the PERFECT GIFT - great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) now offers gift cards at the restaurant. Gift cards in Blu’ Island Bistro restaurant can be charged up with any value.

If you are ordering a gift card for a friend or family member in the area, you are going to be the favorite this holiday season! You can conveniently order the gift cards online - which saves you from the horrible lines in the stores! You can print them, email them as gifts, or redeem them from your mobile phone. They look great, make great gifts, and never expire! (

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Treat Dad to a Meal at the Best Restaurant in Venice


Your dad has worked hard all year and it's time to treat him to a hearty meal and free beer at Blu' Island Bistro (Venice FL). See if dad is up to the challenge of trying Australian Kangaroo loin. This delicacy is grilled medium rare and served with a side of truffle oil mashed potatoes, broccolini and carrots. ​ If breakfast food is called for, than Blu Island's all day breakfast service is the way to go. Build your own breakfast or try the Western Classic: boars head ham with a side of green peppers and onions! Dads can stop by Blu' Island on June 15th, Father's Day, for a free beer. Call now for information on Venice, FL, Lunch Specials. Plan your Father's Day gathering today! 941-485-8200

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Trip Advisor - Your Trusted Source for Dining

Have you recently visited us at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL)? If you have a minute, please consider reviewing us here. Our patrons are constantly commenting on your reviews and how accurate they are to their own experiences at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL). It’s easy, it’s quick, and people really appreciate reading about your experience with us. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) strives to make your experience the best - every time. We love seeing and serving you at Blu’ Island Bistro - let us know the next time you are in!
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Fresh Fish in Venice Florida

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) is known for creating unique dishes with a unique flare. The fresh global cuisine created by Chef Al changes frequently based on market fresh ingredients. Read a few of our TripAdvisor reviews, talking about fresh fish dishes from Blu’ Island Bistro: This charming cozy bistro and its friendly caring staff blew me away. The menu was varied and elegant and staff offered just the right amount of attentiveness. Blu's served THE BEST FRESH GROUPER I have ever had in many decades of Florida travels. Perfectly prepared. My chatty companions and I fell silent when we tasted our beautifully plated dishes. I would travel any distance for a meal at Blu's; it was the culinary highlight of our trip.This restaurant does it all right: quality, atmosphere, size, and service: the best of old and new Florida. Be sure to make a reservation. LaVidaVoca, Boulder, Colorado“VENICE FLORIDA'S BEST !!!!” Reviewed March 19, 2014 NEW Last Saturday night, five of us were first time visitors to this charming bistro. After the dinners we had, we promised each other we would definitely return. Two of our party ordered the filet mignon, which they pronounced as the tenderest they had ever tasted. Seafood was the choice of the other three. Scallops were huge, flavorful and not overcooked. The salmon, covered with a delicious crispy potato crust and smooth lemon sauce,was delicious. The crab and lobster cake entree, filled with this delicious seafood blend (and without the usual breadcrumbs most places feature), was moist and flavorful. All dishes were accompanied by appropriate vegetables. Lest we forget, one of us had the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer, which had earned a medal for the chef and owner. Kudos to our server Tracey, who was most gracious and accommodating and who even brought out the owner-chef Alan to meet us and receive our congratulations for the delightful dinner. Yankeefans95, Niantic, ConnecticutIf you have a comments/feedback regarding your experience at Blu' Island Bistro (Venice FL), we'd love to hear from you. We want your experience to be extraordinary - just like our food.
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“Amazing Food in a Very Unique Atmosphere”

Valleri B from Venice Florida reviewed some of our popular dishes on TripAdvisor.I've had three meals here so far in the past week. I'm a pretty picky person when it comes to dining out. All three meals were amazing. I tried the BLT with fried egg that included fried green tomatoes on it. Interesting and delicious! My second meal was Eggs Benedict. I have this at most breakfast places I try and this was hands down the best version of the dish I've ever had. Yummy! Finally, I had the fish tacos for lunch. Coming from the San Diego area, I have to say I've had some great fish tacos but these were the best I've ever tasted. I can't wait to go again and keep trying more on the menu. I haven't tried the dinners yet, but they have some very interesting options. I grabbed a dinner menu on the way out. I've been trying to find a good restaurant in Venice since moving here 9 1/2 months ago. Sadly, most places were a disappointment. I have definitely found my favorite Venice restaurant. The prices are also very reasonable.Thanks Valleri B for taking the time to review all THREE of your meals in one week! We are excited you have found your favorite Venice restaurant. Chef Alan is dedicated to providing exiquite cuisine. Please let us know the next time you are visiting Blu’ Island Bistro Venice. We’d love to meet you! If you’ve been to Blu’ Island Bistro, you too can leave your review here.
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