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Venetian Hot Plate



232 Beach Street . (361) 749-7617
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The Venetian Hot Plate offers quality cuisine and a quaint, yet energetic atmosphere, bringing a touch of Italy to this casual island in South Texas.



Gamberetti al ChardonnayA house specialty with 5 gulf shrimp sauteed with garlic, diced fresh tomato, chefs spices and a hint of red pepper.$12.00
Misto MareServed on a sizzling skillet, this assortment of seafood includes mussels, clams, shrimp and scallops poached in a white wine broth with fresh garlic, parsley and red pepper flakes.$15.00
Calamari alla GrigliaFlash grilled calamari served on a saldad of spring greens and diced tomato with a refreshing tomato vinaigrette.$8.00
Polenta al Pomodoro e GorgonzolaA nothern Italian staple of grill house made polenta served around a pool of rich tomoato sauce topped with crumbled gorgonzola cheese and chopped parsley.$7.00
Funghi grigliata con salcicciaGrilled Portobello mushroom stuffed with mild fennel sausage & pomodoro sauce served over roasted sweet bell peppers covered with fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.$9.00


Cesare nel GolfoAn entree portion of fresh leaf romaine lettuce tossed with Maurizio's Ceasar dressing and topped with croutons, anchovies, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, sauteed shrimp and scallops.$14.00
CesareFresh leaf romaine lettuce tossed in house made Casear dressing then topped with croutons, anchovies, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.$7.00
New YorkerMesculine greens tossed in a rasberry balsamic vinaigrette with red onion and dried cranberries then topped with gorgonzola cheese and candied walnuts on a bed of sliced apples.$8.00


Tortellini LindaRicotta cheese filled totellini and toasted walnuts swimming in rich gorgonzola cheese sauce.$14.00
Linguine nel GolfoLinguine finished with sauteed gulf shrimp and scallops in either a fresh tomato-basil or cream sauce with a hint of red pepper.$18.00
Spaghetti alla pescatoraA classic coastal Italian pasta which contains a variety of shellfish tossed with spaghetti in a white wine herb sauce witha hint of garlic and crushed red pepper.$19.00
Penne alla BolognesePenna pasta tossed in out own northern italian meat sauce made with fresh ground beef.$13.00
Fettuccine ai gamberettiSpicy sauteed gulf shrimp, smoked bacon, garlic, spinach and diced tomato tossed with fettucine pasta.$17.00
Linguine al pomodoro e capperi con polloSauteed chicken breast tossed with linguini noodles in a light sundried tomato-caper cream sauce. Finished with crsip prociutoo crumbles.$15.00
Fettucine al pesto con gamberettiWarm fettuccine noodles tossed with basil pesto and topped with sauteed shrimp, overn roasted tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.$16.00
Lasagna della MammaMom's homemade lasagna (Available Saturdays only. Limited quantities.)$17.00

Secondi - Entrees

Served with vegetables and potatoes of the day.
Scaloppine alla crema con funghi e carciofiVeal scaloppine finished with a cream sauce of artichoke hearts, button mushrooms & tomatoes.$19.00
Scaloppine all PicataLightly panned cale scaloppine in a lemon caper butter sauce with fresh diced tomatoes.$18.00
SaltimboccaPan Seared Veal scaloppine and prociutto accented with a sage Marsala mushroom sauce.$20.00
Pollo farcito agli spinaciBacked spinach and mozzarella stuffed chicken breat finished in a Portobello mushroom & white wine sauce.$17.00
Gamberetti al LimoneEight pan seared gulf shrimp finished in a lemon & parsley and res pepper butter sauce.$18.00

Pesce - Seafood

In the tradition of Chef Maurizio we strive to bring to you the freshest seafood that our oceans have to offer. For this reason we list all of our fish entrees on our nightly "Features Menu". Thus we maintain fresh, top quality seafood, and we are able to replenish out inventory frequently. This also allows us to continuously offer exciting, ever-changing and seasonally appropriate fish preparations for our guests.

Carne - Meat

Like our seafood we offer daily selections of fresh cuts of veal, lamb, beef and wild game on our nightly features menu.

Dolci - Desserts

A perfect end to a great meal! All desserts are made in-house with best ingredients available. The choices change daily and are in limited quantities, so ask your server what's in store for the end of your meal at the Venetian!

* Menu items and prices are subject to change at any time.

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