Amazing restaurant on the water
Makes Boston proud with this amazing italian restaurant right on the water. Loved the food and the view only made it better.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
an old favorite renewed
We have enjoyed Venezia many times in past years and this year we went there for a birthday celebration and enjoyed it so much that we renewed our determination to go more often. Most menu items are very well prepared and presented, portion sizes are appropriate for lunch, waiters are attentive but not intrusive, and the view is not to be missed. Even though the restaurant seems to be located directly beneath a flight path to Logan, we heard no air traffic noises at all. We will return and spread the word.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
NOTE TO RESTAURANT
my family and I had Dinner there recently and the food was very good, but the ambience very very noisy. I couldn't hear the waiter telling us the add'l specials of the night. W had previously ate in the banquet room in February,during your remodel and had plenty of room between other tables. Its too bad , But I feel the restaurant is too crowded between tables.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The reception staff was wonderful. My daughter's graduation ceremony was shorter than I had anticipated. I called the Venezia and asked if they could seat us early. They told us to come in and they would give us the next available table. We were seated immediately. The staff who greeted us when we checked in were wonderful. The food and ambience was great. There were six in our party and every one of us enjoyed our meal. Coffee and dessert were also excellent. Waiter was okay. Did not come back until we were done to ask if we needed anything or if everything was okay. But, overall, the experience was wonderful. My family and I enjoyed it very much and will definitely be repeat diners.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleased to have our group of 17 seated in a private area with a view of the water. Service was great. Food was good. Everyone was happy. And we could hear each other's toasts as we celebrated a milestone.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View, Use Your GPS In & Out
Venezia is a "hidden" restaurant located in the Neponset section of Dorchester. Use a GPS to find your way in and out (there are two ways to get in, but only one way out.) There is a terrific view of the Boston skyline. A nice place for a business lunch or a special occasion. There is also a banquet room for receptions or larger parties.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently brought my friend to Venezia's for his birthday and we had the most wonderful and memorable time. Everything was perfect from our waitress to every last morsel of food. Thank you for a great evening.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Only problem was ecoustics
The restaurant is great foodwise and atmosphere wise.They have updated the decor and it is very nice. We had a large round table overseeing the water. We did have a large group of 10. The ecoustics were the only problem. It is very difficult to converse as the restaurant is very noisy and loud. Perhaps it was because it was a busy Saturday night. Probably better for a smaller group to interact.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good and service superb. Free parking and a water view. Nice!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I cant wait to go again
i cant wait to go again food great service great nice atmosphere
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food & great view
Friday afternoon on Boston Harbor was sunny and clear. 6 of us had a beautiful view of the harbor through the new windows at Venezia. Food was very good except for the onion in the lobster salad. Regular french fries would have been preferred to shoe string. The portabella mushroom appetizer was to die for. 2 people raved over the shrimp. We all had different entrees and enjoyed them. The server was a little hard to understand. Perhaps the specials should have been included in the menu. Overall, an enjoyable afternoon!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best of Boston
From the view of Boston Harbor to the tastiest food this place has it all going on. An A++++ on the must experience list of Boston.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome all around. Fantastic food!
Great dining experience all around...food is fantastic; menu variety is great; cocktails, wine, all awesome.
Can't wait to go back.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place with a view
Food and Service were great. The view of the Boston Skyline was sensational. There was an event going on the was a little loud which took away from what was an otherwise enjoyable setting and meal.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderfu, relaxing atmosphere. Table was ready, service and food great!!! Definitely go back.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant and was finally able to share this experience with my family. Requested a table with a view since we were entertaining family from out of town. They honored the request and the view was awesome, you can see dowtown Boston! The food as always was delicious and the service was great! If entetaining guest from out of town definitely a good choice. A nice restaurant for adults don't recall a children's menu. Prices are a little expensive but worth the cost for a special night. A great place to eat no matter the time of day! Put this place on your list.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is excellent, Large portions.
Food is excellent, Large portions. Geat ocean view
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome dining experience
The food was so fresh and came out quickly and the waiter was very good .we had a superb evening .we will be back
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined on a Sunday evening. Pretty quiet in restaurant. Nice view even though it was a cloudy drizzly evening. Although I have lived in the Boston area for years, this was my first visit to Venezia. For starters, I ordered a wedge salad. Very good and would highly recommend. For an entree, I chose one of the evening's specials which was a pasta dish with scallops and shrimp in a vodka type sauce. Found this dish bland and overpriced at $28.00. Scant amount of shrimp and scallop in the dish. Very disappointing considering the price. My dining partner selected a chicken dish from the main menu. I believe it was chicken valdostano or similar name. He rated it as very good. Not sure I would hurry back as there are so many options in Boston.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This spot is peaceful and as scenic as the Seaport district, without all the hassle. Food was superb, excellent value, We ordered 3 different dishes, and were all very happy with our lunches. Renovation has really spruced the place up.Service was attentive and competent. A pleasant surprise.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Venezia has done an outstanding
Venezia has done an outstanding job remodeling the interior. With larger windows offering an expansive view of the Boston skyline, and the lovely decor, you automatically take it all in with just one look upon entering the restaurant. the service and food are excellent, and you can never go wrong ordering any of the specials of the evening. I was undecided between two specials of the evening and asked the waiter for his recommendation. He described in detail the two of choice and after some discussion he suggested the halibut special. I am so glad I listened to his advise as the entree was absolutely delicious. I plan on requesting it again on my next visit. I highly recommend a visit to the Venezia Restaurant-you will not be disappointed.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service & Scenery
An added bonus to the great food and generous portions, is the service & scenery. The staff compliments the meal experience, and the scenery makes you want to sit back & enjoy it all while looking across the water at Boston.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Venezia is always a pleasure
Venezia is always a pleasure to visit. Beautiful view and wonderful food. Very reasonable prices for lunch. I love the newly renovated bar area.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Birthday Lunch!
Venezia is great waterfront dining with free parking and better prices. The scallops and the roasted tomato scampi were both exceptional. We'll be back.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and food
My husband and I were there our anniversary. It was a very appropriate place for it. We loved the waterfront scene. And the food was excellent. Will go again. Loved it!!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had never been to the Venezia before but had heard wonderful things. We were entertaining out of town guests who were staying in Quincy. It was so nice to have a restaurant that was outside of Boston that had an upscale feel. The food and service was great, not too fussy, but very tasty. The waitstaff also had a good sense of when to approach, unlike the new style in town of pulling the plates away just as you are finishing your last bite. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the new decor!! Food,
Loved the new decor!! Food, Staff (waiter Luis) was all great.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience! The
Wonderful experience! The food was cooked to perfection. Our server was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Would highly recommend Venezia's.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter Victor was wonderful.
Our waiter Victor was wonderful. Very patient with our undeciders. The restaurant decor is beautiful. Fantastic food, so many choices.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a great night
Great food. Great atmosphere. ..love this restaurant
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
beautiful restaurant in a
beautiful restaurant in a hidden spot in Dorchester. Right on the water! Food was excellent, as was service. Perfect to celebrate a special occasion or get together with family and friends.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner and a show
Stopped at Venezia on the way to see a show in Boston for my in-laws anniversary. Easy on and off the expressway. Food and ambiance were fantastic. Had not been in a while but I will return soon
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food wonderful ambience
good food wonderful ambience great service and fantastic ocean view of Boston
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my family, 9 of us after being told by a friend that it had been done over and the food and service was very good. It was all he said t was ,we will be back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had family in from New York City and wanted to bring to a special restaurant. They positively loved it. When they first arrived and saw the view of Boston it was all ooo's and ahh"s. They were thrilled our table was right by the window and one of the guests said this is the most peaceful and wonderful place I have been in a long time. After dinner we enjoyed the great band and danced a good time was had by all. Thank you.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luv luv luv luv this restaurant.
Luv luv luv luv this restaurant. Would love To go there weekly.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to everything and what a gem! Clever preparation and presentation. The blackened swordfish and spinach salad was wonderful.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here for a Birthday Celebration. Reservations were made. Upon arrival, we did have to wait about ten minutes for a table to be set up. It was worth the wait when they seated us at the window with a beautiful view if the water. The main entree was delicious. We ordered the creme brûlée, and was a bit disappointed that the topping was not hard. The staff was great. We would recommend to anyone looking for great ambience and food.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding view of Boston.
Outstanding view of Boston. The food and service was great. Would highly recommend.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed with Venezia
We go to Venezia for special occaions. We had a large group this time and our waiter was very informative and attentive. Everyone was delighted with their meal. Soup to nuts, we were pleased with our experience.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and the food compete for the best ratings. Our server was attentive and readily available without "hovering".
Most of us had a
steak/shrimp special which was enough food for the largest of appetites. One of us had a fish dish which was light but yet also generous in portion. Quite often when portions are generous, the quality of the food is sacrificed but this is not at all the case here.
I have been going to this restaurant for better than a decade, about once a year and have never been disappointed.
If one is fortunate to have a front window seat then the ambiance rating goes up another star for an over all couldn't get much better rating!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff, great food and great view, highly recommended.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, service,and
Very good food, service,and view. A nice experience for a group of 6 out for a get together.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual the food is GREAT.....the Service is EXCELLANT......and the view is to die for.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the relaxed feel
We enjoyed the relaxed feel of this place. We will return to try more dishes. From the salads to the entries , especially the lamb chops were wonderful and of course the desserts were fabulous! Other dishes enjoyed at the table were the lobster and chicken dishes were all awesome. Service was well-timed and friendly.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good choice
We have now been to Venizia several times and have not been disappointed. The food is very good, the service is excellent, and the view of Boston is terrific.
A very convenient choice when coming from just south of Boston.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious food, attentive
delicious food, attentive service, beautiful view of Boston, a real keeper, where have i been all these years!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to the Venezia many times. Never had a disappointing experience. The food is always very good although this time I ordered a salad ($9) and added shrimp $(14). The shrimp was a little disappointing-only 3 of them, medium size and not very succulent. The black fig dressing was excellent. The white wine, from their own Boston Winery, was excellent. Went to the lounge after diner to enjoy the Tom Pitman Duo. So glad he is back. I like the recent renovations and was happy to see 'mature' people out. There are many places around for the 25-35 age bracket but very few for the over 45.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely night with daughter
My daughter ordered a special which was meat stuffed Raviolis. The were ENORMOUS. I did find them a tad under seasoned but it was not enough to make me complain about them.
I ordered a FABULOUS special. It was some yummy crab meat atop a white fish atop a spinach risotto. OH MYYYYY! I practically licked the plate clean. Perfectly seasoned and DELICIOUS! A very generous portion as well.
My Cannoli for dessert was excellent and my daughter had a very pretty chocolate layered cake that she devoured!
Our server was excellent, very attentive (not overly so) and courteous.
The ambiance was lovely. It did not feel stuffy - felt comfortable in my jeans and blouse.
I would definitely return and recommend to others.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding
My husband and I ordered the special. Scallops and shrimp in a vodka sauce over pappardelle pasta. So good, should be added to the permanent menu. The other 3 couples enjoyed their dinners as well. Can be a little pricey and my husband was by the window and thought it was very cold.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM