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A tradition continues

italian classics × Crafted with Love

 

About the Vitale Family

The Early Years

The Little Venetian, owned and operated by Joe Vitale and his Daughter Lisa, has been serving up classic Italian dishes in its current location since 2002.

The tradition was started when Papa Vitale moved from Palermo, Italy to Little Canada, a small town in Minnesota near the cities and met Mama.. With a drive to succeed in America, Mama and Papa Vitale opened the first of many ventures in the food and beverage industry; a vegetable stand on the corner of Rice Street in 1928.

The Venetian Inn

After several stepping stone ventures Mama and Papa Vitale finally opened up their dream restaurant on the corner of Rice Street and Little Canada Road. The restaurant and hearty Italian dishes were a staple to the community for over 70 years before closing their doors to the public in 2001. The Venetian Inn building was torn down for new development the following year.

The Little Venetian

Fast forward to 2002: Joe Vitale and his brother Jim (Two of the five Vitale siblings) reopened the family restaurant in an effort to carry on the family tradition. Today, Joe and his daughter Lisa are serving up great classic Venetian recipes along with new dishes that will keep you coming back for more.   

 

Phone

(651) 486-7719

 

Location

2900 Rice Street, Suite 240 Little Canada, MN 55113

 

Hours

Tu-F 11a-8p
Sa 4p–8p
Su-M CLOSED

HOLIDAY HOURS

11/23 CLOSED

11/24 4p-8p

 

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the bar

FULL SERVICE CATERING

The Little Venetian offers full service catering on site and off site for all of your event needs.

Whether it is a plated meal, buffet or delivery to your home, the Little Venetian can help. On-site party rooms hold up to 120 people (minimum 20 people to reserve.) 

Full bar for any and all occasions also offered.

CONTACT LISA AT 651-486-7719 OR WITH THE CONTACT FORM BELOW TO GET A CUSTOMIZED QUOTE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

 
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On site catering

Two banquet rooms allow for ample space at your next gathering. Enjoy a more intimate gathering in the back room with seating for 50-60 people or throw a party with room for 100+ people. Get a custom quote for your next event at the Little Venetian. 

Off site catering

From Graduation parties, to weddings and funerals, the Little Venetian is here to help with all of your catering needs. Full service off site staff is available from delivery to service and clean up. Full bar also available- see below for more details. 

 
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Delivery

If you are looking for food for your next event our delivery service may be just what you need. Choose from items on our Take Out menu and be set for your next event with trays of penne, meatballs, ribs, chicken parmigiano and much more. 

FULL BAR SERVICE

The Little Venetian provides full bar service for weddings, birthday parties, holiday parties and everything in between. Pair a full service bar with our catering services and you are set for your next event! 

Looking to get more information regarding Little Venetian Catering? Please fill out the form below!

 
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take out menu

OUR LUNCH AND DINNER MENU IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR TAKE OUT - GIVE US A CALL TO PLACE YOUR ORDER

All items below are for take-out only, please call the Little Venetian and ask for Lisa to get a custom quote for your next event. 

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specials 

Check out what specials and deals we have going on at the Little Venetian.

There is always something new so check back! 

 

$6.00 spaghetti + 2 meatballs

Available Tuesday-Friday from 11am-2pm. 


All you can eat spaghetti

Wednesdays 4:00-8:00pm

Served with two meatballs and Italian bread

Not available for take out and no to-go boxes. 
 

we are hiring!

Are you looking for a job? The Little Venetian is hiring for multiple positions. If you have restaurant and customer service experience please apply below! We can't wait to welcome you onto the team. 

Positions open are:

- Cashier (Part-time)

- Cook (Part-time)

 

Please apply with the form below - Indicate which job you are applying for along with a brief description of your experience that you makes you qualified for the position.

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$5 off any large pizza

Dine in or take out - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. 

Mention this advertisement to redeem this offer! 

Groupon

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