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.
2900 Rice Street, Suite 240 Little Canada, MN 55113
LUNCH & DINNER MENU
Served during regular business hours - all items available for dine in and take out
*all prices are subject to change*
looking to make a larger take out order? check out our catering menu where family packs and party trays are available for take out
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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)