At Venice Art Cafe

our menu offers a delightful array of sandwiches, salads, soups, and desserts
all crafted with love and the finest ingredients

At Venice Art Cafe,

our salads are thoughtfully prepared to bring out the best flavors of fresh, high-quality ingredients, offering a delicious and satisfying meal.
offering a delicious and satisfying meal.

In many ways, Chef Pasquale Stallone is carrying on a local tradition

I related the art center with my personality...
...with what I am doing with food, and I say this is the best combination and I really love this place; to put together the art from the art center with my dish.

Our menu

Sandwich
Salads
Lunch Combo

House salad and house soup with any whole sandwich

$15
Milano

Indulge in the flavors of Italy with our Milano sandwich. It features fresh mozzarella, creamy mortadella, roasted bell peppers, and a drizzle of aromatic basil oil, all layered perfectly for a mouthwatering experience.

$12
Miami

Experience a spicy twist with the Miami sandwich. Packed with spicy salami, tangy goat cheese, and juicy cherry tomatoes, this sandwich delivers a vibrant and bold flavor profile.

$12
Venice

Savor the taste of Venice with this delightful combination of capocollo ham, smooth brie, grilled zucchini, and a hint of mint, finished with a touch of olive oil. A perfect blend of flavors in every bite.

$12
San Remo

Relish in the rich taste of prosciutto crudo paired with creamy brie, fresh cherry tomatoes, and fragrant basil pesto. The San Remo sandwich is a classic choice for a satisfying meal.

$12
Tampa

The Tampa sandwich offers a delightful mix of Parma ham, rich fontina cheese, grilled eggplant, and a touch of roasted shallots, all enhanced with a splash of olive oil for a deliciously unique taste.

$12
Tuscany

For a vegetarian delight, try our Tuscany sandwich. Grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted bell peppers, and tomatoes are layered together with a touch of olive oil, bringing the flavors of the Tuscan countryside to your plate.

$12
BLT

Enjoy the classic BLT with crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and juicy tomatoes, all brought together with a spread of creamy mayonnaise. Simple, yet incredibly satisfying.

$12
Grilled Cheese

Indulge in our Grilled Cheese sandwich, featuring a blend of melted fontina and brie cheeses, creating a gooey, comforting treat that's perfect for any time of the day.

$12
Octopus

A Mediterranean-inspired salad featuring tender octopus, Kalamata olives, red potatoes, French beans, sundried tomatoes, and celery, all drizzled with a watercress olive oil lemon dressing.

$19
Avocado

A delightful combination of shrimp, tomatoes, corn, and avocado, brought together with a touch of basil and an olive oil balsamic reduction.

$17
Scallops

Pan-seared fresh scallops served over a bed of cucumber, mixed greens, and tomato salad, finished with a cranberry sauce reduction for a hint of sweetness.

$19
Spinach

Fresh spinach leaves topped with goat cheese, roasted mixed bell peppers, cranberries, and walnuts, dressed in a tangy balsamic reduction.

$15
Smoked Salmon

A healthy mix of greens, cherry tomatoes, fennel, corn, and Kalamata olives, all tossed in a zesty olive oil lemon dill dressing, topped with smoked salmon.

$17
Caprese Salad

A classic Italian salad with fresh mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and basil, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic glaze.

$13
Prosciutto and Melone

A delightful combination of sweet melon and savory prosciutto, providing a refreshing and flavorful balance.

#17
Chicken Salad

Roasted chicken served on a bed of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, beets, and carrots, dressed with creamy Caesar dressing.

$15
Blue Cheese and Pear

A sophisticated blend of spinach, cucumber, walnuts, and yellow raisins, topped with blue cheese and served with a rich ranch dressing.

$15
Cheese Plate

A selection of imported cheeses, perfect as an appetizer or to complement your meal.

$20
Soups
Desserts
Small

Ask you waiter for our soup of the day

$4
Large

Ask you waiter for our soup of the day

$6
Tiramisu

Indulge in our classic Italian Tiramisu, featuring layers of delicate ladyfingers soaked in espresso and coffee liqueur, generously layered with a luscious mascarpone cheese mixture, and finished with a dusting of cocoa powder.

$8
Crema Catalana

Savor the rich and creamy texture of our Crema Catalana, a traditional Spanish dessert with a smooth custard base, infused with a hint of citrus and cinnamon, and topped with a perfectly caramelized sugar crust.

$8
Panna Cotta

Delight in our silky Panna Cotta, a quintessential Italian dessert made from sweetened cream, thickened with gelatin, and garnished with a vibrant berry compote for a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.

$8
Millefoglie

Experience the exquisite layers of our Millefoglie, a delectable pastry dessert with alternating layers of crisp puff pastry and creamy custard, elegantly finished with a dusting of powdered sugar.

$8
Chef Pasquale Stallone continues the tradition of blending arts, culture, and food in Sarasota County, inspired by the historical performances at the homes of John and Mable Ringling. Today, places like Mattison’s at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Selby House Café reflect this legacy. In Venice, Stallone's Art Caffe inside the Venice Art Center combines his culinary skills with artistic presentation. Originally from Apulia, Italy, Stallone's journey included culinary school in Milan, working in Costa Rica and Miami, and learning Asian cuisine from Robert DeNiro's personal chef. At Art Caffe, he meticulously crafts dishes, emphasizing harmony and balance, akin to a symphony or a classic painting, ensuring each dish is a work of art.
Thursday, June 27, 2024 No comments
John Mayo
John Mayo
2024-05-10
I had the scallop salad. Excellent.
Thomas Carpenter
Thomas Carpenter
2024-03-30
1. Great food and wine 2. Great service 3. Great music 4. No noise!! Please don’t ruin it.
Marina Remy
Marina Remy
2024-03-02
A year ago I gave this place a perfect score. Unfortunately, today my opinion has changed to the opposite. We arrived 1 hour before closing and the waiter told us that all the food was finished, and they have only salad and there wasn't even any bread left. We silently left this place in shock.
John Sauber
John Sauber
2024-02-29
I think they're in the middle of a remediation, but I'm not sure.
Larry B.
Larry B.
2024-02-24
Lovely spot for lunch. Will definitely eat here again!
Azul Barbero
Azul Barbero
2024-01-08
Love art caffe! I’m vegan and they always have options for me. Great spot to come for lunch and now they open at night too! Highly recommend
miriam giordano
miriam giordano
2024-01-08
Amazing fresh food, great ambience and service! Highly recommend Art Caffe
Joan McGowan
Joan McGowan
2023-12-13
Great food, pleasant place to eat.
Mary Widmer
Mary Widmer
2023-12-01
A wonderful eating experience. I had the salmon - excellent.
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