While you’re enjoying your Port Aransas beach vacation, you’ll want to spend time at local attractions. With all the fun and activity, you’re bound to hear your stomach growl. Fuel up with your favorite Italian dishes at Venetian Hot Plate. Stop by the eye-catching orange building at 232 Beach Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373 – only moments from the Gulf for a taste of Italy without leaving Port Aransas. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. There is limited capacity, so call 361-749-7617 for reservations. Takeout is also available.
Start your Italian taste journey with antipasti dishes including traditional garlic bread, along with a selection of meats or seafood. Try the Misto Mare – sauteed shrimp, diver scallops, blue lip mussels, littleneck, and chopped clams in garlic and white wine sauce with red pepper flakes, or portobello con salsiccia – grilled portobello mushrooms stuffed with fennel sausage and Pomodoro and topped with grated Parmigiano.
If you’d rather have a salad, choose from Greek, caprese, Caesar, or Domingo’s Grilled Romaine – seasoned and grilled romaine joins a balsamic reduction, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano, and crispy baked prosciutto for a delicious and refreshing taste like no other.
When you visit the Venetian Hot Plate Port Aransas, order the filetto di Manzo al Gorgonzola and savor the flavors of beef tenderloin medallions and rich Gorgonzola sauce, or veal scaloppine. If red meat isn’t on your menu, try the anatra duck – a pan-seared duck breast with honey and Dijon mustard demi-glace, or pollo marsala – a pan-seared chicken breast topped with mushroom marsala butter sauce. For a taste of the sea, choose Gamberetti al Limone – six shrimp tossed in garlic lemon butter sauce. There is also a chef’s choice vegetarian or vegan plate available upon request.
You’ll find many of your favorite pastas on the menu, including spaghetti, linguine, tortellini, fettucine, and lasagna. Take your linguine tossed with shrimp and diver scallops or fresh basil pesto, cherry tomatoes, and grilled chicken breast. Spaghetti pescatora is a delicious seafood mix of diver scallops, mussels, and other undersea delicacies. Take a taste of Northern Italy with their Bolognese dish, a penne pasta or spaghetti tossed with meat sauce made with house-ground prime cuts.
Complete your meal with a side dish like side pasta with butter or oil and garlic, a variety of sauces, mashed or roasted potatoes, spinach, or broccoli. There are also add-ons like crab meat, shrimp, diver scallop, and chicken breast.
Finish the meal by satisfying your sweet tooth. Choose from Tahitian vanilla crème brulee, their special flourless death by chocolate cake, traditional Italian tiramisu, or their Tahitian vanilla bean gelato.
Venetian Taste Vacation in Port Aransas
When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf as well as many area attractions, shopping, dining, and activities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units for a more intimate stay, up to three bedrooms for your larger group. Prepare a delicious home-cooked Italian meal, like the one you enjoyed at Venetian Hot Plate, in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.