UPDATE: The Venice in Bayonne N.J. Has Closed


Like the recent shuttering of Tony’s Pizza, this is another hard hometown hit for the Pizza Snob. After a recent change in ownership, word is that the new folks running the show at the Venice Restaurant just couldn’t make things happen. The permanent closure is confirmed, but unexplained at their Facebook page.

There is some solace in that I have since learned that the fabulous bar pie at The Starting Point is actually the handy work of the most recent Venice chef. So the good news is that this wonderfully thin crusted delight of a pizza still lives on in downtown Bayonne.

However, both Tony’s and the Venice locations look fresh and ready for someone to step in and bring them back to life. We’ll see what happens.

Original Review: 11/12/13
PIZZA SNOB RATING ****1/2 Nearer Perfection

Venice Restaurant
31 Cottage Street Bayonne, NJ 07002
[no website]



  1. I hope the “Venice Chef” also adds the “Chopped Antipasto”, a Venice favorite to Starting Point’s Menu!

    1. Karen lee · · Reply

      Starting Point always had the chopped Antipasta.

  2. I LOVE pizza also, I highly recommend Tony Baloney’s in AC, although they also have a location in Hoboken (this one I have not yet been to)! Great Pizza!

    1. I’ve been to the one in AC and loved it. There’s a review if you’d like to see it.

  3. Dorada not an improvement if u like the bar pie and watching the game somewhere. All falling by the wayside.

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