Venezia Restaurant
Venezia Restaurant

Venezia Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.veneziaboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 436-3120
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Peter Palumbo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Featuring entertainment in our lounge every Friday and Saturday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Neponset Circle
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Full Parking lot with Complimentary valet available on Friday and Saturday
A word from Venezia Restaurant
Venezia tucked away from city life, and tucked into the memory of every guest we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming to our waterfront restaurant and ballroom.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Venezia Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (54)special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (29)good for groups (25)fit for foodies (21)great for lunch (16)great for outdoor dining (9)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Nine of us dined for restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2011
    Nine of us dined for restaurant week. The menu selections offered a wide variety of Italian cuisine that met everyones preferences. The plating was attractive and appetizing. Everything was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. The service was excellent and the view is wonderful. We were seated at a large round table in a corner surrounded by the great ocean view. We met in the bar which is inviting and comfortable. Thanks, Venezia! Pat Ferry
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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  • Waiter just was not very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/7/2011
    Waiter just was not very good at all, also very slow.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/23/2011
    We had a great experience at Venezia Restaurant, we had a great time, very authentic food,great wine selection, very friendly staff. A+ quality. Would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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  • The location is a bit tricky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    The location is a bit tricky to get to if you are unfamiliar with the area. The restaurant's directions are too vague once you get to the traffic circle...especially with the construction on the bridge. The restaurant is in great condition and the view gorgeous even in the winter. We were seated at window and the view was perfect but there was a draft and it was down-right cold! Not a great spot for kids...no kids menu. My daughter who is 7 was fine as I ordered a side-order of pasta but is not really kid-oriented (which is fine...but a need-to-know) All our food (6 of us) was absolutely great. It is perfect for a special occasion. We were on our way to see Mary Poppins at the Opera House. Great to stop before getting into the city!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Service was awful! Kept getting
    JLEEB
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Service was awful! Kept getting our order wrong, brought wrong foods, added 20% to the bill automatically.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • North End quality in Dorchester
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    This place had all of your Italian cuisine basics, and the dishes we enjoyed were very well done. It didn't seem like they had any inventive or creative menu items, but again, they do the basics very well. If you are looking for good Italian food in this area of the city, Venezia is the place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and i went on a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    My husband and i went on a sunday for dinner. Bread and antipasto dish were great! I got the stuffed calamari, which unfortunately was very spicy. No where did it state spicy on the menu, so i unfortunately didn't enjoy my meal. My husband got the prime rib and said it was excellent. I would go again and ask the waiter to specify whether something is spicy or not.
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  • I ordered the short rib for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    I ordered the short rib for dinner and was very pleased with it .
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The service was exceptional
    jv53
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    The service was exceptional and the food was good. The last time we dined there (several years ago) the service was slow but the food was excellant. They improved quite a bit on the service end. Our waiter was attentive, polite, and his timing was perfect (sometimes a waiter can be over-bearing with "can I get you anthing else").
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bring your earplugs
    LouiseKu
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    When we arrived they claimed we didn't have a reservation, even though one of our party members saw our name on the computer screen. We were seated right away, so it wasn't a problem. The noise level on a Saturday night made it difficult to converse with out party of five. The waitress was abrupt, never smiled, and practically dropped our plates on the table. She was, however, efficient. I wouldn't be in a rush to go back. The noise level ruined the night for me, despite a very good Cioppino.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A special treat -- food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    A special treat -- food was delish and plentiful!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Venezia was a wonderful place
    Lucky7VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    Venezia was a wonderful place to celebrate a family birthday. Everything was great! Hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was spectacular, will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Food was spectacular, will definately go there again, but it was really loud as there was a wedding in the next room.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have been coming here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Have been coming here for New Year's Eve dinner for the past 6 years or so and would do so again. Good consistent food with a nice wine list within walking distance of the neighborhood. This year had the veal dish with homemade pasta - found the veal to be a bit uneven as some slices were excellent while others tough. Delicious appetizer salad and fine desserts. Next year, please bring back the old band or equivalent as this year's band was limited to mostly disco.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although my Rack of Lamb was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/12/2010
    Although my Rack of Lamb was outstanding, those who chose Prime Rib were disappointed. Amoung the three who ordered Prime Rib they agreed it was a generous portion, but lacked taste.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I walk in the told the host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    I walk in the told the host I had a reservation, she said Scott I said yes , she said walk this way. She gave me a great table, looking over the harbor. The wine was fabulous and the food was superb. I was looking for a very romantic spot and I would recommend to and one as a must go. I am going to have a hard time not going back. Relatively inexpensive, wish I had the time, to sit in the lounge after dinner, nice music and would have been fun. Maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2010
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Venezia. We had a quiet table for 8 in the corner so everyone had a view of the water. The service was good and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great location on the waterfront,
    QuincyDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    Great location on the waterfront, with lovely views of downtown Boston. The food is reliable old-fashioned Italian-American fare--no surprises. This was my first time during prime-time on a Saturday night, and it was very noisy.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very scenic spot, with good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/22/2010
    Very scenic spot, with good food and service. Convenient parking.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating here was a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2010
    Eating here was a great experience. I would recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The lunch special was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    The lunch special was very good. The dessert was not very good I ordered creme brulee I guess I won't make that mistake again but will probably go back again.
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  • We had never been to Venezia,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2010
    We had never been to Venezia, though it's only down the road from us. We were very pleased to be greeted by a lovely view, attentive staff, and delicious food that was prepared very quickly. It was the perfect place for our six month anniversary!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I can't comment on the other
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    I can't comment on the other special features as this is a restaurant I only frequent occasionally, not because it's not a good restaurant, but because it's a distance from where I live. This is a restaurant that has been in business for many years and always delivers, even despite the fact that it's not easy to find, in fact quite hidden in a residential neighborhood. It has the added benefit of good dancing after dinner, and another great benefit if you're originally from the area...you always run into old friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was pretty good and the
    StefanoVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2010
    Food was pretty good and the view was great if you can get a seat near the window. I think our reservation was an afterthought as we were setup at a temporary table in a primary walkway near the kitchen. Our 6:30PM reservation didn't get us seated until 6:50PM, a peeve of mine. Still, the food was good and they even took back an iffy bottle of wine with no argument when I pointed it out to them. The bruschetta appetizer was unusual as it was a soup of sauce and cheese that has us wondering what we got into. It was tasty! The dessert and coffee were unusually good for a restaurant. I've had some sub-par stuff, but their cappuccino and molten cake was above average. I'd try them again before I made my final decision.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice atmosphere a long as
    gavinsmimi
    Dined on 8/21/2010
    nice atmosphere a long as you are seated near a window--otherwise it can feel hectic- extensive menu- delicious entrees- decent pricing for a la carte entrees desserts are on the small side- not enough to share but at average of $8 each- that is surprising- we ordered 5 choices to split between 8 people and they were presented on one plate- very small servings.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I celebrated her
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2010
    My wife and I celebrated her 67th birthday at Venezia on August 13th - the food and service were excellent. You will see us soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have been there many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2010
    I have been there many times lately; twice last week. Your restaurant is special. The ambiance is outstanding and the food is delicious. There is no other veal cutlet parm. around that matches yours and your scallops are perfection. We were lucky enough to see a wedding party taking pictures on the water. What beautiful scenery they had. Your restaurant is fantastic. I can fault only one thing; The waiters and waitresses do a great job, but they do not smile and it is not just one of them. As I said, they all do a wonderful job, but they could make people more comfortable with a smile. Thank you
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • would suggest to friends as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2010
    would suggest to friends as a place to take loved ones for dates or functions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the restaurant was, clean,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/23/2010
    the restaurant was, clean, well amintained. the hostess was very pleasant to try to get us a window seat( which she did). they took our reservation pretty much on time, The waiter was very pleasant and effecient. Food was presented nicely and was very good as well. Alittle on the pricey side but not too bad. we would definitly go back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been a few times coming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2010
    We've been a few times coming via our boat. Great location, great food and always great service. I wish they were open for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is one my favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2010
    This is one my favorite restaurants in Boston. Hidden away, excellent food and spectacular views of the city at night. It's full of real Italians or at least people who are pretending to be Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - generous portions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2010
    Great food - generous portions. Good service and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Beautiful views. Somewhat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2010
    Beautiful views. Somewhat staid and old-fashioned decor. Food off the regular menu wasn't very good; onion soup and bolognese were very poor. A special entree was quite good, but it was a surprise to get the bill to find that it was priced at twice what the regular entrees cost.
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  • What a disappointment; we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2010
    What a disappointment; we have been coning to Venezia for over 20 years. Venezia was once a delightful experience. Service was spotty, food an embarrassment. Their once signature swordfish bland and served barely warm. The nightly special "dry aged porterhouse" was a mediocre piece of steak charred on the fillet Mignon side. Wonderful views though.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic