Veneto Italian Grill

★★★★☆

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My family of 4 went to Veneto on Val Day. On our bill we noticed an 18% gratuity when we asked the owner/manager we were told "A LOT OF BLACKS AND MEXCANS WHO COME HERE DONT TIP SO OUR STAFF WORKS FOR NOTHING" all tables will be charged

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★★★★★

My family of 4 went to Veneto on Val Day. On our bill we noticed an 18% gratuity when we asked the owner/manager we were told "A LOT OF BLACKS AND MEXCANS WHO COME HERE DONT TIP SO OUR STAFF WORKS FOR NOTHING" all tables will be charged

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The man claiming to be the owner/manager was incredibly rude after we complained about bland, repulsive food. We also witnessed him treating his employees horribly. The entire staff was unprofessional.

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★★★★★

The man claiming to be the owner/manager was incredibly rude after we complained about bland, repulsive food. We also witnessed him treating his employees horribly. The entire staff was unprofessional.

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Veneto's has exceptional food; large portions with reasonable prices. I have been several times and I always have terrific service with a fabulous atmosphere. You will not find a better fettucini alfredo anywhere!

3
★★★★★

Veneto's has exceptional food; large portions with reasonable prices. I have been several times and I always have terrific service with a fabulous atmosphere. You will not find a better fettucini alfredo anywhere!

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Molto Bene! Magnifico! Best Italian outside of New York or Boston. Best bread and garlic and olive oil dip anywhere. Excellent gravy (sauce). Just good all the way around...also very good friendly service. You must try it! Manga!

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★★★★★

Molto Bene! Magnifico! Best Italian outside of New York or Boston. Best bread and garlic and olive oil dip anywhere. Excellent gravy (sauce). Just good all the way around...also very good friendly service. You must try it! Manga!

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I have been coming for quite some time now and am never disappointed. The food is the best Italian outside New York or Boston. Huge portions and low prices. Great service with a smile. Hank is the owner and almost always there to take

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★★★★★

I have been coming for quite some time now and am never disappointed. The food is the best Italian outside New York or Boston. Huge portions and low prices. Great service with a smile. Hank is the owner and almost always there to take

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I want to let everyone that goes here know how disappointing it is to know that this man treats his staff very unprofessionally and with very poor character. He used inappropriate language to a staff member that was only 16yrs of age and

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I want to let everyone that goes here know how disappointing it is to know that this man treats his staff very unprofessionally and with very poor character. He used inappropriate language to a staff member that was only 16yrs of age and

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Food was great! Service wonderful. Amanda was so pleasant really made the visit. This is the best, by far, Italian food I've found in Houston yet. And the tiramisu!!!!! to die for!!!

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★★★★☆

Food was great! Service wonderful. Amanda was so pleasant really made the visit. This is the best, by far, Italian food I've found in Houston yet. And the tiramisu!!!!! to die for!!!

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Love Veneto! Good food at good prices served by attentive waiters in a beautiful setting and romantic atmosphere. We highly reccomend Veneto.

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★★★★★

Love Veneto! Good food at good prices served by attentive waiters in a beautiful setting and romantic atmosphere. We highly reccomend Veneto.

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It was an awful experience.. The food can be called Italian based on the menu only. I ordered a salmon and there was a spoiled seafood in the plate which had really bad smell.. I tried a small piece and than vomited for 5 minutes in the restroom. I called a waiter and asked to return this dish explaining the reason. To my surprise, the bill included $5 for the salad which I ate (the salmon dish included the salad, so they did not charge for the salmon, but ONLY for the salad) and threw up.. I was amazed!!! Went to the manager, and he "kindly" explained that "some people order only salad and not the main course" so the salad is $5. From this explanation I understand that a food poisoning is a daily routine in this place and they try to compensate it by charging for "salad" (which barely costs $1). I'm at home now, and it is possible that I need to visit a physician since it does not get any better. Just wanted to warn you guys! I have never seen such a horrible service.. and I never complained before on a restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was an awful experience.. The food can be called Italian based on the menu only. I ordered a salmon and there was a spoiled seafood in the plate which had really bad smell.. I tried a small piece and than vomited for 5 minutes in the restroom. I called a waiter and asked to return this dish explaining the reason. To my surprise, the bill included $5 for the salad which I ate (the salmon dish included the salad, so they did not charge for the salmon, but ONLY for the salad) and threw up.. I was amazed!!! Went to the manager, and he "kindly" explained that "some people order only salad and not the main course" so the salad is $5. From this explanation I understand that a food poisoning is a daily routine in this place and they try to compensate it by charging for "salad" (which barely costs $1). I'm at home now, and it is possible that I need to visit a physician since it does not get any better. Just wanted to warn you guys! I have never seen such a horrible service.. and I never complained before on a restaurant.

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Veneto is a great restaurant. The owners are always there. They have a piano player there every time we go. Service is good and the food is also. We love the bruschetta and raviola and chicken piccata and our kids love the pizza. Every meal we have had there has been delicious. Be sure to save room for their desserts!

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★★★★★

Veneto is a great restaurant. The owners are always there. They have a piano player there every time we go. Service is good and the food is also. We love the bruschetta and raviola and chicken piccata and our kids love the pizza. Every meal we have had there has been delicious. Be sure to save room for their desserts!

Pros: The bruschetta is amazing!

Cons: None that we have ever noticed.

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Veneto Italian Grill DO NOT EAT HERE!!!! This was our 1st visit & it was horrible! 1st our waiter picked up a napkin off the table & wiped his mouth off right in front of us.GROSS!! I ordered the Manacoti & it was so tough.I asked the waiter to remove the item from the bill and when he came back he asked if taking half off was ok.I told him no so the Owner came over & told me that the dish was wonderful & that he would not take it off the bill b/c he cut into ...it & thought that it was perfect and cut like butter.The guy is an idiot.He refused to correct the matter.Read More

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★☆☆☆☆

Veneto Italian Grill DO NOT EAT HERE!!!! This was our 1st visit & it was horrible! 1st our waiter picked up a napkin off the table & wiped his mouth off right in front of us.GROSS!! I ordered the Manacoti & it was so tough.I asked the waiter to remove the item from the bill and when he came back he asked if taking half off was ok.I told him no so the Owner came over & told me that the dish was wonderful & that he would not take it off the bill b/c he cut into ...it & thought that it was perfect and cut like butter.The guy is an idiot.He refused to correct the matter.Read More

Pros: none

Cons: all

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Last time I was at Veneto's, we go all the time, I had their veneto pizza and oh my was it good. I have never had anything bad at this restaurant. We always have a wonderful experience here. The staff is great and very helpful and will help you out if you need some advice on what to get. The owners are wonderful people and they make the restaurant what it is. Great deal on food. There is an item for everyone's budget. If you are looking for a great place to eat you need to stop by Veneto's Italian Grill and get some great food. Also tell Hank, Brian and the rest of the gang we said hello.

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★★★★★

Last time I was at Veneto's, we go all the time, I had their veneto pizza and oh my was it good. I have never had anything bad at this restaurant. We always have a wonderful experience here. The staff is great and very helpful and will help you out if you need some advice on what to get. The owners are wonderful people and they make the restaurant what it is. Great deal on food. There is an item for everyone's budget. If you are looking for a great place to eat you need to stop by Veneto's Italian Grill and get some great food. Also tell Hank, Brian and the rest of the gang we said hello.

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Excellent food, good prices, romantic yet ok for families. We loved the patio, and will sit by the fountain next time. We have been there 6 times now, and it is consistently good. Bread & dip is awesome. They make it there. We got a dessert to split between us because we were so full, and it was awesome. Our waiter, Bryan said the owner's wife makes the desserts. My hats off to her, cause normally I don't like chocolate cake. I think the reason we were so comfortable and satisfied, was because the owner is always there making sure things are taken care of, and goes around talking to everyone. We highly reccommend Veneto.

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★★★★★

Excellent food, good prices, romantic yet ok for families. We loved the patio, and will sit by the fountain next time. We have been there 6 times now, and it is consistently good. Bread & dip is awesome. They make it there. We got a dessert to split between us because we were so full, and it was awesome. Our waiter, Bryan said the owner's wife makes the desserts. My hats off to her, cause normally I don't like chocolate cake. I think the reason we were so comfortable and satisfied, was because the owner is always there making sure things are taken care of, and goes around talking to everyone. We highly reccommend Veneto.

Pros: homemade bread, excellent Italian, great prices, huge portions

Cons: I eat so much I don't have much room for dessert

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We live close to Veneto's, and have dined there and had takeout many times. We like the menu, the atmosphere, and that the owners are always there. I can understand some people's comments about the service- although mine has always been good; the wait staff seems very young, kind of like they haven't been doing it that long. Anyway, back to the food. They start you off with the bread and dipping sauce, made from herbs and olive oil- sooo good! We always get the spaghetti and meatsauce, but when I've gone with family from out of town, they always enjoy their meal, too. The portions are enormous, so go when you're hungry! The atmosphere is nice, not too dressy, and on Fridays there are live musicians playing. I would also say that this place is kid friendly, even though I've never seen too many kids there. I've taken my kids, and each time there might have been one or two other families with young children in the restaurant. Also, when my kids were newborns, this was our go-to restaurant for takeout. We could order one meal and split it b/c the portions were so big! The price is right, too. You really get a lot for what you pay. As for the nay-sayers' comments, you have to understand that this is a neighborhood restaurant, not something in town. It's not that sophisticated, elegant, or expensive. All in all, I'd highly recommend Veneto's. Try it, you'll like it!

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★★★★★

We live close to Veneto's, and have dined there and had takeout many times. We like the menu, the atmosphere, and that the owners are always there. I can understand some people's comments about the service- although mine has always been good; the wait staff seems very young, kind of like they haven't been doing it that long. Anyway, back to the food. They start you off with the bread and dipping sauce, made from herbs and olive oil- sooo good! We always get the spaghetti and meatsauce, but when I've gone with family from out of town, they always enjoy their meal, too. The portions are enormous, so go when you're hungry! The atmosphere is nice, not too dressy, and on Fridays there are live musicians playing. I would also say that this place is kid friendly, even though I've never seen too many kids there. I've taken my kids, and each time there might have been one or two other families with young children in the restaurant. Also, when my kids were newborns, this was our go-to restaurant for takeout. We could order one meal and split it b/c the portions were so big! The price is right, too. You really get a lot for what you pay. As for the nay-sayers' comments, you have to understand that this is a neighborhood restaurant, not something in town. It's not that sophisticated, elegant, or expensive. All in all, I'd highly recommend Veneto's. Try it, you'll like it!

Pros: great food, great prices

Cons: can't really think of any

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I have been to two parties here: one for 10 adults, one for 60 from ages 15 to 60. The owners and staff were way way generous and accomodating. The poster person claiming illness sounds a little wierd to me as does the person who compained about all the "oil". Italian food typically has lots of olive oil, so it is hard to know if they were thinking of the place as a "greasy spoon" or they simply are not very "continental". Italy does have two culinary delights.... wine and olive oil. The bread at this place is wonderful - with the oils and herbs; I do wish they would dress it up just a tad more with table cloths, but despite it's location, it is romantic.

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★★★★★

I have been to two parties here: one for 10 adults, one for 60 from ages 15 to 60. The owners and staff were way way generous and accomodating. The poster person claiming illness sounds a little wierd to me as does the person who compained about all the "oil". Italian food typically has lots of olive oil, so it is hard to know if they were thinking of the place as a "greasy spoon" or they simply are not very "continental". Italy does have two culinary delights.... wine and olive oil. The bread at this place is wonderful - with the oils and herbs; I do wish they would dress it up just a tad more with table cloths, but despite it's location, it is romantic.

Pros: Excellent service, staff, comfort

Cons: none come to mind

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This place is terrible. My boyfriend got really SICK from the shrimp marinara. He was
throwing up for days. He has not recovered. When I
called the manager/owner about it the owner took no
responsibility at all and hung up on me. This is a
horrible place to go eat. My boyfriends stomach lining
is all messed up. I called the safety
inspector's office to go to the restaurant. Unless if
people want to be throwing up for days I would steer
clear of this place. Let everyone know not to come to
this restaurant. It's not worth getting sick for.
There are plenty of other restaurants to go to.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is terrible. My boyfriend got really SICK from the shrimp marinara. He was
throwing up for days. He has not recovered. When I
called the manager/owner about it the owner took no
responsibility at all and hung up on me. This is a
horrible place to go eat. My boyfriends stomach lining
is all messed up. I called the safety
inspector's office to go to the restaurant. Unless if
people want to be throwing up for days I would steer
clear of this place. Let everyone know not to come to
this restaurant. It's not worth getting sick for.
There are plenty of other restaurants to go to.

Pros: nothing

Cons: food making you physically sick

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Really great homemade Italian food. Comfortable ambiance, huge portions of excellent food...not hoity toity...just great. Fast and friendly service. The last few reviews sound a lot like a jealous competitor

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★★★★★

Really great homemade Italian food. Comfortable ambiance, huge portions of excellent food...not hoity toity...just great. Fast and friendly service. The last few reviews sound a lot like a jealous competitor

Pros: great food, great service, nice ambiance, reasonable prices

Cons: dark parking lot...hard to find

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This place was TERRIBLE! AWFUL!!
We tried to eat there tonight and we will never return. The service was slow and unhelpful and the food was terrible, REALLY not good at all. We specifically asked what she suggested for seafood lovers and she did not let us know about any specials (we overheard another waitress telling a neighboring table about a fresh fish special). We asked what they made best and she suggested a pasta with chicken, spinach and shrimp.

Our seafood pasta was literally swimming in oil that we poured out into a bread dish but still we couldn't eat it. If I'm paying $18 for a plate of food it should at least be edible. Nobody even checked on us to see if our food was OK and it wasn't busy in the place at all (we ate there on Friday night at around 9 PM).

Our waitress disappeared and never checked on us. We waited 30 minutes for our salad, and then we waited some more well after it was clear that we weren't eating. So I looked for a manager but couldn't find one. We had to flag down a busperson to get our waitress to bring a bill so we could pay and GET OUT. This was really as bad as it gets, we left unhappy and unsatisfied and went home to get something decent to eat.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place was TERRIBLE! AWFUL!!
We tried to eat there tonight and we will never return. The service was slow and unhelpful and the food was terrible, REALLY not good at all. We specifically asked what she suggested for seafood lovers and she did not let us know about any specials (we overheard another waitress telling a neighboring table about a fresh fish special). We asked what they made best and she suggested a pasta with chicken, spinach and shrimp.

Our seafood pasta was literally swimming in oil that we poured out into a bread dish but still we couldn't eat it. If I'm paying $18 for a plate of food it should at least be edible. Nobody even checked on us to see if our food was OK and it wasn't busy in the place at all (we ate there on Friday night at around 9 PM).

Our waitress disappeared and never checked on us. We waited 30 minutes for our salad, and then we waited some more well after it was clear that we weren't eating. So I looked for a manager but couldn't find one. We had to flag down a busperson to get our waitress to bring a bill so we could pay and GET OUT. This was really as bad as it gets, we left unhappy and unsatisfied and went home to get something decent to eat.

Pros: Live music was nice

Cons: Food was terrrible, service was poor

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My husband and I tried this restaurant for the first time last weekend. I thought my main course was good but the salads looked and tasted like they came straight from a bag at the grocery store. Service was fine. I thought the pricing was a bit high-I could have gone to Carrabba's for about the same.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I tried this restaurant for the first time last weekend. I thought my main course was good but the salads looked and tasted like they came straight from a bag at the grocery store. Service was fine. I thought the pricing was a bit high-I could have gone to Carrabba's for about the same.

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The wife and I have been here a few times and it's not too bad. We generally go because it is only a couple blocks from our house. Their food is not bad. The fried calamari is very good, as is the bread.

The martinis are good but the glasses are too small. The wine list is way too limited. The best bottle of red wine that they have is Blackstone and that's not that great. They need to offer better wines for people with more discriminating tastes.

Overall the place is pretty good and convenient.

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★★★★☆

The wife and I have been here a few times and it's not too bad. We generally go because it is only a couple blocks from our house. Their food is not bad. The fried calamari is very good, as is the bread.

The martinis are good but the glasses are too small. The wine list is way too limited. The best bottle of red wine that they have is Blackstone and that's not that great. They need to offer better wines for people with more discriminating tastes.

Overall the place is pretty good and convenient.

Pros: Close to home

Cons: Martini glasses small, Limited wine list

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After reading the great reviews about Veneto, I decided to try it myself. The restaurant wasn't bad at all, but I didn't think it was THAT spectacular and different from other Italian restaurants. I went during lunch time, and there was no one else in the restaurant, so we had the waiter's full attention. Make sure to ask what else the entree comes with because some of the dishes come with spaghetti and marinara sauce (and since I am a cream sauce lover, that was a tad bit disappointing).

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★★★★☆

After reading the great reviews about Veneto, I decided to try it myself. The restaurant wasn't bad at all, but I didn't think it was THAT spectacular and different from other Italian restaurants. I went during lunch time, and there was no one else in the restaurant, so we had the waiter's full attention. Make sure to ask what else the entree comes with because some of the dishes come with spaghetti and marinara sauce (and since I am a cream sauce lover, that was a tad bit disappointing).

Pros: good service, good sauces, bread

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I was so happy to find I did not have to drive into town to get really good Italian food...have been there 3 times now...and it keeps on getting better. The food is great...but so is the service...I read the previous review...by dinky...obviously sour grapes.

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★★★★★

I was so happy to find I did not have to drive into town to get really good Italian food...have been there 3 times now...and it keeps on getting better. The food is great...but so is the service...I read the previous review...by dinky...obviously sour grapes.

Pros: amazing food, great service, beautiful restaurant

Cons: hard to find

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My wife and I decided to try this restaurant after seeing the high rating. We went on our anniversary and were so disappointed. It's really a shame, because the atmosphere is nice. The service here is what is so bad. There was only one other table on a sat night. We could not get our waitress to take care of us, even when she knew that it was our anniversary. I could go on forever--anyway, do not go here!!

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I decided to try this restaurant after seeing the high rating. We went on our anniversary and were so disappointed. It's really a shame, because the atmosphere is nice. The service here is what is so bad. There was only one other table on a sat night. We could not get our waitress to take care of us, even when she knew that it was our anniversary. I could go on forever--anyway, do not go here!!

Cons: bad service, bad mgmt

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What a GREAT local restaurant, the food is hard to beat even if you drive into town. The service is supreme and great selection of wines.

Hard to find ... but it's worth the hunt!

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★★★★★

What a GREAT local restaurant, the food is hard to beat even if you drive into town. The service is supreme and great selection of wines.

Hard to find ... but it's worth the hunt!

Pros: Inexpensive, good parking, Not crowded

Cons: NONE

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Outstanding service, and Italian dishes by owners from the "old" country. Wonderful lighting (indoors and out), and very quiet. Children seldom observed. They begin the cuisine early in the morning. At times, they will decide to serve lunch. Itsa' real Italian

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★★★★★

Outstanding service, and Italian dishes by owners from the "old" country. Wonderful lighting (indoors and out), and very quiet. Children seldom observed. They begin the cuisine early in the morning. At times, they will decide to serve lunch. Itsa' real Italian

Pros: Outstanding cuisine, Quiet, Romantic

Cons: Few

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What a lovely place...really great food and service
Only problem is that it was hard to find..but now we know where it is...we will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

What a lovely place...really great food and service
Only problem is that it was hard to find..but now we know where it is...we will definitely be back.

Pros: best bread ever, friendly service, reasonalbe prices

Cons: hard to find, closes too early

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Not very good Italian dishes to us. The atmosphere is great though, but we didn't come here to eat the atmosphere.

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★★☆☆☆

Not very good Italian dishes to us. The atmosphere is great though, but we didn't come here to eat the atmosphere.

 

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