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Catch The Wave

Venice's favorite Blu' Island Bistro invites you to catch the wave! Here's to all things seafood! We are approaching the 1st Annual Venice Seafood Festival in a few weeks, and are proud to be participating. Chef Alan will craft some delectable seafood dishes you won't soon forget! The Venice Seafood & Music Festival will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 6-7 in Centennial Park. Come for the excellent food, stay for the music, crafts, and drinks! This will be a fun one, so mark your calendars and don't miss out! Join Blu' Island Bistro for some delicious celebration at the Venice Seafood & Music Festival!

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No Party Like A Blu' Bistro Party!

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If you've ever had breakfast or lunch with us, you know what makes Blu' Island Bistro a Venice favorite! What could be better than planning your next big party with us, and treating all your guests as well? Blu' Island Bistro offers full-service catering offsite, but for smaller groups, you can rent our space for onsite catering as well! You pick the theme, and leave the decorations and delicious food to us! We love to add those special touches to make your day extra memorable. Chef Alan will craft the perfect custom menu for you and your guests, including any special dietary requests. Here is what a recent client had to say:

"What a fabulous party! Many thanks to Chef Alan for a great menu and presentation...All in all, it was an amazing evening that all guests enjoyed, and Kim's efforts made it a great affair."

Kick your next special occasion up a notch with in-house catering from Blu' Island Bistro. You'll be so glad you did!

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All-Day Breakfast

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Blu' Island Bistro, the jewel of Venice, Florida, is proud to serve mouth-watering all-day breakfast. A meal from Blu' Island is more than just food...it's an event! Our friendly staff and warm atmosphere, combined with Chef Alan's creative culinary delights using the freshest ingredients, adds up to the perfect time, every time! Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned regular, you're always welcome here at Blu' Island Bistro! Find out why some recent visitors had this to say:

"Every time I visit the food is incredible. Try the specials, they never disappoint." "We fell in love with this little café. The staff is amazing and so is the food." "Such a wonderful breakfast this morning at Blu Island Bistro by Chef Alan!"

If you haven't yet experienced the magic of Blu' Island Bistro, now is the time to remedy this! Discover the feast for the senses that are Blu' Island all-day breakfast. We can't wait to see you!

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The Ultimate Pickup Pick-Me-Up!

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Craving a meal from Venice Florida's favorite breakfast café, Blu' Island Bistro, but don't have time to stop? Want to share the magic of Chef Alan's delectable culinary creations with someone who can't make the trip to our restaurant? Not a problem! Blu' Island Bistro offers online ordering to go! It's fast, it's easy, and you won't find more mouth-watering choices from any other carryout! Simply place your order here during business hours: http://www.leapset.com/order/restaurant/bluisland34285/session/7e6b223d-59dc-4ac5-9254-44d22add861d Select the items you're craving and pickup time and hit the green checkout button. It could not be simpler! Take an amazing picnic to the beach. Take some over to a loved one in the Venice Hospital. Bring some back to the office...just remember to bring enough to share with your coworker. Treat your family to a nice surprise. You can't go wrong with Blu' Island online ordering. Place your order today for the ultimate pickup pick-me-up! We look forward to feeding you!

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What Delicious Luck!

What Delicious Luck!

Venice, Florida's favorite Blu' Island Bistro is offering St. Patrick's day food to go! What delicious luck! Our very own Chef Alan is preparing a portable feast for you and your crew. This traditional Irish fare includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and rolls. Just $12 per person plus tax and this Blu' Island St. Patrick's Day catering-to-go is all yours! Try something new and mouth-watering this year with Blu' Island festive food to go. Simply order by March 13th and pick up your order on Friday, March 17th. Make this St. Patrick's Day your most memorable yet with Blu' Island Bistro catering-to-go! Call (941) 485-8400 to place your order. We look forward to feeding you!

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Blu' Loves You Back!

Blu' Loves You Back!

Venice, Florida's gem, Blu' Island Bistro, wants you to know that as much as you love visiting us, we love you back!

That's why we are having a special promotion from February 12th through the 18th - double Blu' Rewards points! That's right, any time you come in the 12th - 18th of February, you will earn double points for each visit. Come early and come often! Points accrue and can be traded in for discounts. Members are also eligible for exclusive deals, so make sure you're signed up today!

Blu' Island Bistro is the gift that keeps on giving. Delicious, fresh meals for now and reward points for later. What could be better? Hurry in for double points while offer lasts!

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Blu' On Facebook!

Blu' On Facebook!

Blu' Island Bistro, one of the best restaurants in Venice, Florida, can also be found on Facebook! Blu' is on there, are you? Of course you are! Come visit us and like our page. If you know Blu' Island Bistro, you know we are always trying to change things up, and our Facebook page is a great way to keep up with our daily specials, upcoming events, and new services! You'll also find photos of our staff and mouthwatering selections, healthy tips, and more! Click "like" on our Blu' Island page and make us Facebook official! Don’t miss out on our Facebook exclusive specials! Like us on Facebook today, and stop in for one of our famous signature dishes at your favorite restaurant in and around Venice....Blu' Island Bistro!

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Taste of Venice

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Blu' Island Bistro invites you to come experience some fresh new taste sensations with us this Tuesday, August 30th, at the Taste of Venice! This festival always draws a big crowd, and for good reason. Your taste buds deserve a treat to celebrate the end of summer, and visiting Blu' Island Bistro's site will be sure to please! Chef Alan's mushroom ravioli with goat cheese sauce has to be tasted to be believed, and you won't want to miss this! Join us Tuesday for the Taste of Venice with Blu' Island Bistro. We can't wait to see you there!

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A Grade Above

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Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means...graduation season is in full swing! Blu' Island Bistro invites you to bring your graduation celebrations to us for the most memorable celebration yet! Of course we also offer catering offsite from start to finish, and we can bring the party to you! Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) offers only the finest, freshest ingredients, crafted into the most amazing, mouth-watering dishes made by our very own award-winning Chef Alan. Blu' Island catering takes care of all the details and adds special touches to make your celebration a grade above the rest! Whether you know a high school or college grad, grad school or military school grad, nursing school or even grade school grad, Blu' Island catering brings your party to the next level of celebration! Maybe you know a mature student taking some continuing education courses and you want to celebrate! Whatever the occasion, think Blu' Island Bistro. Think a grade above! We look forward to hosting you!

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Ho-Ho-Hope You Like Souvenirs!

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The holidays are upon us, and Blu' Island Bistro is often a favorite destination for our loyal customers year after year. Perhaps that customer is you! Either way, Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) wants to remind you that we do have a few gift items that are perfect souvenirs or gift ideas for the foodies on your list this holiday season. We've got great t-shirts, our famous unbreakable wine glasses (they stand in sand!) and even Chef Alan's well-known Hellacious Sauce, the perfect complement to so many dishes! Experience Blu' Island's award-winning menu, and pick up a few souvenirs to remember us by or surprise that special someone. We look forward to seeing you!

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May the 4th Be With You

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Thanks to you, our loyal customers, Blu' Island Bistro is very excited to be entering our 4th season of deliciousness! Blu' Island Bistro is proud to bring Chef Alan's delectable dishes to Venice, Florida, and our reputation is growing! In fact, our success story has grown so exponentially that Blu Island is going to be dedicating itself to what we do best from now on: breakfasts, lunches, catering, and private parties and groups. The Blu' Island family can't thank you enough for your continued dedication to our signature specialties, and making us the number one choice for dine-in and catering in Venice, Florida! With that in mind, Blu' Island will no longer be serving regular dinners, but make sure you get on our email list for seasonal dinners Chef Alan is going to host! We anticipate these filling up quickly, so make sure you sign up soon. Blu' Island Bistro became an award-winning hotspot thanks to you and your glowing reviews, and we want to thank you by offering you the very best of what we do best...mouth-watering breakfasts, signature lunches, and incomparable catering! Our customers are the best, and Blu' Island Bistro is here to offer you the best!

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Great Food and Great Service

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Blu' Island Bistro is a Venice, FL restaurant that has mastered the balance between gourmet food and a relaxed island ambiance. Come to the best restaurant in Venice for the best of both worlds.

Great Food and Great Service It's no surprise that Blu’ Island Bistro is all about immersing our guests in an eclectic island atmosphere. You will always be greeted at the door with a smile from one of our servers and our wait staff are always on hand, ready to answer any questions, offer recommendations, or bring any refills you might need. You’ll feel relaxed and cared for when you visit Blu’ Island Bistro. Our chefs are masters in their crafts and have years of experience concocting unusual taste combinations that fuse together perfectly. You might find it difficult to choose just one thing from the menu since all of our food is made to the highest standards of taste and quality.

Visit us today at Blu' Island Bistro and see why our guests can’t get enough of our amazing food, relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and great Venice, FL lunch specials. Everyone is sure to find something they love on our menu.

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“Great food, Great Service!!” (even for the dogs!)

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There are some great local and unique options for dining on the Island of Venice…including Blu’ Island Bistro! We love what we do - creating unique menu options with fresh ingredients. Open Tuesday - Sunday for Breakfast and Lunch, and Friday and Saturday nights for dinner. We love seeing new customers experience Blu’ for the first time.

Read a recent TripAdvisor review about what’s important - food AND service:

"Based on the reviews here took my family for lunch (dogs included) and, wow, could not have been nicer. I had the seasonal salad with blackened grouper and everything was terrific. My son got pancakes and oatmeal, he's 9 and said "they're good." But wanted to go there for breakfast the next morning (we did). Really friendly to our two small (well behaved) dogs. For breakfast I had the seasonal veggie omlet and thought it was terrific. We will go back every time we are in town. Can't say enough good things about the food or the very quick and attentive service...both times."

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The Blu’ Island Bistro team loves pets - we have a soft spot in our hearts for our furry customers. ;) If you are in the Venice Island area and are looking for unique, local dining - give us a try and let us know what you think! Blu' Island Bistro is attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel and just South of Venice Hospital - only a few blocks away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

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A taste of dinner service at Blu’ Island Bistro!

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Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) is a always a fun local option for dining in the Venice, Sarasota area. Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL aims to provide the best in service and culinary excellence!MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY! Executive Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski and staff look forward to serving you! As a Culinary Institute of America Graduate with over 30 years experience, Chef Alan is dedicated to providing exquisite cuisine. Winning "Best of Philadelphia" and featured on the Food Network for a Valentine 's Special, he caters to fresh global cuisine with a unique flare. Please note the menu changes frequently based on Chef's Choice and market availability. We look forward to seeing you at Blu Island Bistro! Dinner at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) are Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00pm - 8:30pm. If you are looking for the best dinner in Venice, FL the choice is simple - Blu’ Island Bistro! We hope to see you soon! Click here for a sample of our dinner menu.
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Venice FL Restaurant Location - Blu’ Island Bistro

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Blu' Island Bistro Venice FL is attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel and just South of Venice Hospital. A few blocks away from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Conveniently located in Venice FL and easy to find. Blu’ Island Bistro is the perfect restaurant to bring friends, families, and loved ones for that unique local dining experience. Blu’ Island Bistro is located at 625 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice.Call 941-485-8200 for dinner reservations Friday and Saturday night at Blu' Island Bistro Venice FL. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended. See you soon at Blu'!
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Catering Options Galore with Blu Island Bistro!

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Catering options galore! Our place or yours! Fine dining or Casual!Are you having a party? Is your business/organization looking for custom catering options to meet the needs of your event? Save the mess and trouble and have Blu Island Bistro take care of you! From custom designed menus, to exceptional service, to decorating - Blu Island Bistro, Venice FL takes care of every detail! And...Catering with Blu Island Bistro is affordable! If you are looking for an affordable catering option that will leave your guests talking about the food, call Blu Island Bistro in Venice, FL for details (941) 485-8200.(Photo: Right) Zesty fresh fruit salsa and perfectly grilled chicken! 
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2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner - Blu' Island Bistro

TripAdvisor has recognized Blu' Island Bistro with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places Blu' Island Bistro, Venice, FL in the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, given to Blu' Island Bistro because of consistently high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.Thank you to all of your great reviews! We sincerely appreciate your support and reviews and hope to see you back at Blu' Island Bistro in Venice, FL soon. If you do stop in, please leave your review on TripAdvisor, so other travelers can discover your insight. 

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A Cheap Eats Tour Stops at Blu' for Fish Tacos

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Read this review (Source: Herald-Tribune) from a Cheap Eats Tour for the delicious grilled Fish Tacos at Blu' Island Bistro in Venice, FL. From the house-made cilantro-lime slaw to the really zingy remoulade you'll be heading to Blu' Island Bistro (625 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice) immediately. Click Here to read the article.
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Blu' Island Bistro Video - Venice Magazine



Take a look at this video (Source: Venice Magazine) to catch a glimpse of Chef Alan and the unique menu at Blu' Island Bistro. Get a rare look into the kitchen (where the magic happens) and hear from the chef himself on how Blu' prepares the food. Be ready to make reservations, with daily specials you just never know what culinary surprise you'll experience at Blu' Island Bistro in Venice, FL.
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Cheap Eats: Blu' Island Bistro's Breakfast Brilliance

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Must Read Review - Blu' Island Bistro BreakfastRead the article found on TicketSarasota for their take on Blu' Islands deliciously sounding breakfast menu items. From Dave's Favorite Italian Eggs to the "gorgeously named Meat Omelet" to the Banana French Toast, you'll end the article with your mouth watering for breakfast served 7 days a week all day at Blu' Island Bistro. Click Here to read the article.
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