Canaletto
Canaletto

Canaletto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilfornaio.com/
  • Phone: 7027330070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am – 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gianpaolo Putzu
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: From wedding receptions to business luncheons and cocktail events, let our professionals handle all the details! A combination of all five private dining rooms may be reserved for a reception of 300+ guests or a sit down dinner for 175.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Canal Shops at The Venetian
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Canaletto
Located on the Canal at the Venetian Resort. Enjoy award winning authentic Italian cuisine. Breathtaking views of St. Mark's Square, the Grand Canal, and gondolas passing below. Created by the founders of Il Fornaio restaurants, Canaletto is the ultimate Venetian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2007. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Private rooms are available with an event coordinator on-site.
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Canaletto reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (48)romantic (47)special occasion (46)good for groups (32)fit for foodies (30)notable wine list (25)great for outdoor dining (22)hot spot (20)great for lunch (13)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Table 26
    Vermontfamily
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant is a gem and we were seated at Table 26. Doesn't get any better....get service, food and the best table for two in the house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    verix
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A beautiful place with an excelent food, where you can stay with good friends or the one you love.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place:)
    FaraVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Perfect place to dine... Consistently good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not as good as in previous years
    DanikaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been going to this restaurant for a few years now. Unfortunatelly the quality of food is just not the same as it was in the past. Last year I had the Sant Erasmo risotto and for the past 12 months I kept thinking about how good it was and how I was looking forward to go back to Vegas and order it again. I did come back to Vegas and ordered it and it was just not good. I am not sure if they changed the recipe.... The risotto was very dry, the artichokes were tough (I couldn't even eat half of them). On a brighter side my husband's risotto was better (he had the one with stinging nettles). We will probably give this place another try next year and hopefully the food is going to taste better.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Authentic Italian
    DavidBVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've been to Vegas at least 30 times and never found truly authentic Italian until now. Sinatra at the encore is great, but it is not authentic Italian in a real sense. Canaletto is. Even to the point of being in an eerily accurate setting that is a recreation of St. Mark's Square. Great food, great service, great scenery, wonderful operatic music echoing throughout the square. We will now make a point of visiting Canaletto whenever we return to the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely wedding dinner
    lovestotravel
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Recently had my wedding dinner at Canaletto in the outside area. The place is beautiful, very romantic with a great atmosphere. The food was amazing, would recommend for a nice romantic dinner or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    clubmac
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We sat inside the resturaunt in a back room with a round table for 11. It was perfect. The veranda area , out in the mail was way too noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location-Bad Food
    HungryItalian
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If your looking for real Italian dining Canaletto is not it. Great location in Vegas but that is it. Every coarse of our meal was not good to the salad to the Main dish. Dry Salad,overcooked Rissoto. May be good for lunch or if your looking for a good atmosphere but if you want quality Italian food look elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience
    Frolic1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I always eat here when we're in Las Vegas. We like the "outdoor patio" near the Venice Canal and we appreciate that they offer gluten free pasta. This time, we shared a mozzarella and tomato caprese salad, he had gluten free pasta with sausage and mushroom sauce, I had the gnocchi bolognese with a side order if sautéed broccolini. Both pastas were prepared well and delicious, but the vegetables were not good. The tomatoes arrived ice cold and, therefore not sweet or juicy. The broccolini were too crisp, and they were steamed, not sautéed in olive oil and garlic. An authentic Italian restaurant should know better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Edixon918
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Canaletto has long been one of my favorite restaurants at the Venetian, but this time they missed the mark...calamari was rubbery, tomatoes were frozen (or not ripe) with no flavor, our main entree took 45 minutes to come out- I think they forgot about us. I'm hoping they just had a bad night and this was a one time poor meal; it'd be a shame to have to cross this restaurant off our list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dislike service
    Dislikeservice
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The waiters would stand on the side and talk about the customers and you can hear it, if you sit close to the front. Our specific waiter was not very social and seem judgemental.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, improve service
    3ctheusa
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Of course the atmosphere is terrific. Everything in Vegas is over the top. When it comes down to it, what matters is the quality of the food and service. The food was good, not exceptional. The service was poor. Our server was not attentive or friendly, I would not recommend this restaurant. Lots of other places to try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poor hosting
    badone
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Though we had a reservation, we have been told to come back in 30-45 minutes!!!, and then when we checked back , few times, finally after one hour, we were asked to go to the bar , and wait for another 20 minutes or so. I asked to talk with the manager, who did nothing, not even offering a free drink at the bar. Poorly organized, and unfriendly hosting staff. Would not recommend to go there at all.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Cannaletto
    chefe2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    our experience was both memorable and enjoyable. our service was outstanding.though our area was full our server returned to us again and again to check if there was anything he could get for us . both of his wine suggestions were very delicious and our food was amazing.the patio sitting was romantic and estheticly pleasing. we will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay
    Foodiegal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The place itself has a beautiful ambiance. The food was pretty good. The service was pretty slow here and there. Overall I would try this place again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Last Supper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have enjoyed this restaurant on many occassions. This will be our last visit. We arrived to a being recieved by a hotess who should work in the back room of a super marker. We requested a certain type of table and without looking up she advised us they were all reserved. I mentioned we also had a reservation. No response just sent us on our way. We eventually moved with the help of the manager. The meal was well served by our waitress however she was handicapped by the quality of what came out of the kitchen. Not sure what's going on but managerment needs to find out and fast.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yikes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Horrible food and service. Period! Don't waste your money.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem near Venetian Hotel
    FranVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    If you want to dine and feel like you are in Italy , then this is the place to go for excellent food and service. ZGood place to practice your Italian!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    mangiatime
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This place is in the "outdoor" Saint Mark's Square of the Venetian ( they have indoor tables), and it's not at all noisy or people intrusive. Food was awesome. Pasta is great. Go to an Italian restaurant order pasta, and this one did not disappoint at all. This was our second time at Canaletto and there will be a third when we go back to Vegas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    Money
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My girlfriend and I really enjoyed eating here everything was amazing will be there next Vegas trip
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Dinner
    svice
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was very good! Our waiter was very nice and had a great personality! We had a nice bottle of wine with dinner based on his suggestion of Italian wines which I am not familiar with. We are from the wine country in CA so we know our wines! He did a good job suggesting a bottle of us. The inside dining room is nice but nothing to knock your socks off. If you sit on the patio just beware it has a lot of tables close by one another. But good for people watching if you want that. Inside where we were, there were people around us in shorts whereas we were dressed up. Guess I should have looked into it a bit more for proper attire. But, really this is great place to eat!! Enjoy you won't be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food & excellent service
    Kitty1970
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Canaletto was a wonderful restaurant! We had great service first at the bar from Wendy and then we had an excellent server, James for dinner. The food was outstanding and the wine and sangria were very refreshing. The service was prompt and our waiter was friendly. I will definitely recommend Canaletto to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!!!!!
    loveitalian
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was fabulous. Very authentic Italian with delicious surprises on the menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Formidable
    Patrick
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    J'avais réservé ce restaurant pour notre repas de mariage. Le cadre est vraiment très bien, et le repas a été parfait. Je le recommande à tous, que ce soit pour un mariage à 2 comme nous, pour un mariage avec des invités ou bien pour un repas sans occasion particulière. Vraiment génial.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forgotten about
    Charlie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I enjoyed my food and service until a large party arrived and then the waiter forgot about me. I sat for over 20 minutes after finishing my entree before he came back to ask if I wanted dessert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy, busy Italian restaurant
    diningoutspecialist
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Service was spotty @ best. Food above average. 2 hour, noisy dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Fiszbin
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We sat on the "patio" overlooking the canal. The drinks were well made and the food was very good. The service left a little to be desired. Overall, good ambiance, decent food, service is lacking .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Be sure to visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Cantaletto was fantastic. The food and service was great. It was the perfect choice for my wife and I to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gracious visit!
    GourmandMike1207
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Canaletto helped accomplished a tremendous evening with my girlfriend. The waiters and servers were very hospitable and carried the ambiance to perfection, especially for the gondola ride that ensued! The assortment of breads was a welcoming introduction and the entrees didn't disappoint as well. Definitely will return in the future!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good Italian
    Karen
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Traditional Italian food at good prices for being in the heart of activity at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The cured meat appetizer was delicious but thin slices for $15. The pasta servings were generous and service was attentive. I would recommend if you are looking for traditional pasta dishes and a lively atmosphere. Gelato dessert was also good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was nice & not amazing--
    goodfunVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    great for people watching food was good not great but fun environment! the service needs a lot of improvement
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    While the food and service were very good, we had a hard time reading the menu because it was so dark.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Texas
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The inside of Canaletto is beautiful but they didn't ask and sat us outside in a mass of humanity on the noisy patio. If you go there be sure to insist on the inside.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italy The New Way
    SeraCena
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Friendly service. A great way to have Alfresco dinning without the elements interfering. A menu showing many selections. Plus an enactment of Italian street entertainment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Ordered Red Snapper special. Literally could not cut through with fork or knife; half cooked but also just a very bad, fatty type section of fish. NEVER send anything back but this was inedible. Offered salmon instead, but took over half an hour and we had all eaten and they had even cleared our table it had been so long. Obviously no communication among staff. Looked for mgr young guy in suit running around checking his phone not interacting/aware of guests later identified as such. Salmon arrived as we had credit card out to pay /exit- just all off. Salmon fair at best - had a few bites.They could see that, said nothing, presented bill w the $27 salmon on it. I paid/asked for mgr on way out and politely explained but minimal response.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Tinadb
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We make it a point to always eat at Canaletto whenever we are in Vegas. The food is great. We have never been disappointed We like like sitting out and listening to the music playing and people watch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JayCee
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We took some out of town guests there for lunch. The service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was delicious and the ambience wonderful. We sat in the outside patio area and were able to see the entertainers do their singing act for part of our meal, it was very enjoyable. We've had dinner there in the past and loved it. We will certainly be going back again soon. Not an inexpensive place for lunch, but well worth it for the experience and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    WebGuyFLTX
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I dined alone and sat "outside" on a Thursday evening. Outside is actually the courtyard with cloud painted ceilings and surroundings to simulate sitting outside on St. Mark's square in Italy. It was very nice and they had live music playing. The food and service were outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Party
    LuvFineDining
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was a little slower at times, but we had a large party of 9 with children. They were accommodating with making a dish my 10 yr old son would like. Very nice restaurant with great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canaletto
    PJPJ
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Italian food was fantastic and the presentation was exquisite. The dishes had special touches that made them different from what is usually seen. We were very pleased with the service, food, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.