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20 Ericsson Street
Boston, MA 02122
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Venezia Restaurant Details
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
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Featuring entertainment in our lounge every Friday and Saturday
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 Winner
Only minutes away from Boston
Venenzia is a waterfront gem. Lovely dining room, professional service And excellent food at reasonable prices. Venenzia hits all the bases for a great experience."
Dined on 3/3/2014
The Venezia Restaurant is a long
time gem in Dorchester, MA. While the entrees are pricey, the portions are good sized, The shrimp scampi appetizer is among the best my wife and I have ever had. The water view and view of the City of Boston skyline at night is excellent and adds great ambiance. I had the veal picata and my wife had the veal marsala and daughter the chicken parmagiana. I highly recommend all 3. The bread served was outstanding, some focacia bread and some regular italian bread. We had no room for coffee or dessert, sadly. Overall the food is excellent. The service was good and solid and quick - however not very personable but I will chalk that up to it being a slow Monday night during the February - very LONG WINTER."
Dined on 2/24/2014
This place never disappoints. Food
is fresh, service is always decent. Stay with the reasonably prices items on the menus Specials are great but very pricey compared to the main menu."
Dined on 2/22/2014
I took my girlfriend here for
Valentine's day and everything was phenomenal. The waitress was very friendly and did not rush us at all. After dinner we went to the bar and had just as good of an experience with the barstaff. The food was delicious and I highly recommend their molten chocolate cake with homemade cinnamon ice cream for dessert."
Dined on 2/14/2014
First time dining at Venezia this
past Valentine's Day. Chose this spot based on its view of the Boston skyline, its website pics and descriptions, as well as a few good reviews. The online menu showed a few items I was interested in as well. My first hint that something might be amok was a different menu than I saw online. The waiter explained that it was the Valentine's Day specials, hmmm.... OK, so my fiance' ordered a chicken dish along with a salad. I ordered a New York sirloin - medium (pink in the middle). What I got was a tasteless steak with a flavorless sauce (for $32). I should have told the waiter to take it back, but I didn't want to make a scene. I will not risk coming here again. Poor first impression."
Dined on 2/14/2014
ValentinesDay Special menu (I was
looking forward to this pasta I had during my first visit) but the food options were still very good. I got the sirloin-fiance got the surf and turf. I enjoyed my dish. My fiance was not a fan of the crab cake-like side that came with his dish. He claimed it tasted like old seafood but I told him it was a spice that had a very distinct and overbearing flavor. I had their special cocktail and didn't like it because it was too sweet. I'm not a fan of sweet drinks but thought I would try given the description. It just tasted like syrup and medicine. All and all though I loved my experience. Perfect setup and backdrop for a romantic valentines day dinner. Go on a reg night for a full menu with great options!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Although we were there in the
winter, the location on the water was very nice. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was excellent. Can't believe I have not eaten there before. Will definitely go back."
Dined on 2/3/2014
On Tuesday afternoon we had the
dining room all to ourselves for most of our meal. We enjoyed the undivided attention of our waiter and an exceptionally good meal. It was a birthday celebration and we appreciate that our waiter served the cake that we brought with us. Venezia never disappoints us. Our latest visit was one of many wonderful dining experiences there!"
Dined on 1/28/2014
Our group of 9 women was very
pleased as always with the food, Victor's gracious service and the setting."
Dined on 1/20/2014
From easy reservations, great
parking, excellent service and great food; this is truly a masterpiece."
Dined on 1/16/2014
Had a reservation for a large
party on New Years Eve. The server was outstanding, the limited menu was excellent with good variety, and our late night dinner was surprisingly relaxed and un-rushed. I expected there to be a sense of urgency about the staff to turn the table over because of how busy they were and that there were very limited reservations remaining when I made mine, but this was not the case, they saw to it that we enjoyed out appetizers, meals and dessert with the highest level of service."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Food was wonderful, we all ordered
an array of things and everyone was very pleased. Our waitress was friendly and attentive but not overbearing (even as we stayed long after dessert). Highly recommended."
Dined on 1/4/2014
I have dined at this restaurant
many times. It is a great location- water view and free parking. A good option to downtown Boston spots. Since it was New Years Eve there was a special menu that was a bit limited in offerings. Also the pasta that accompanied my veal chop was crunchy and not prepared as I expected. Noise level is fine when dining with 4 or less. With large groups on a busy night it is difficult to converse due to the ecoustics."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We felt management should have
asked the large party of men to keep their loud yelling and laughing to minimum, it was not fair to the other diners, I do not care that they have been coming there 20 years. It made us very uncomfortable."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Very disappointing! The venue was
beautiful, however, my swordfish and lobster special was drowning in a white sauce and had no flavor. I think the lobster may have been frozen as it was very wet. One of my guests had the pan fried pasta with her entrée, which was so hard she couldn't cut it. When she asked the waiter about it he said, "it says right on the menu that it is pan fried" He was sarcastic, ended up bringing over fresh pasta, but pan fried should be cutable not like a brick. Interestingly, when we told friends that we were going they said it has always been beautiful but the food is terrible. They haven't been in 3 years!, so the same chefs are there If they get new chefs we may try again"
Dined on 12/11/2013
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."
Dined on 12/7/2013
We enjoyed the service and the
waterfront view, but disappointed on the food. The onion soup was salty, scallop didn't taste good, doesn't worth for $27, mussles were not good too. Steaks were better. I missed their years ago old menu, esp the lamb rack and tiramisu."
Dined on 12/4/2013
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."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Food and drinks were overpriced
for what we got. We were sat near a table that was already dining with a woman that was extremely loud and annoying"
Dined on 11/20/2013
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."
Dined on 11/15/2013
delicious food, attentive service,
beautiful view of Boston, a real keeper, where have i been all these years!"
Dined on 11/14/2013
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."
Dined on 11/10/2013
As usual the food is GREAT.....the
Service is EXCELLANT......and the view is to die for."
Dined on 11/6/2013
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."
Dined on 11/6/2013
If you like the combination of
loud restaurants and indifferent waiters, Venezia's the place to go. Our table of six could not hear each other speak without yelling and our ears rang well after leaving. The Boston sole and a chicken dish, and cioppini were good. The evening special of a scallop and shrimp dish contained zero shrimp. The restaurant has a good location which attracts diners who fall prey to a churn and burn table turnover at Logan level decibels. On the upside, Venezia has a great bar area where dining is possible and the noise level mitigated with better architecture."
Dined on 11/3/2013
Very good food, service,and view.
A nice experience for a group of 6 out for a get together."
Dined on 10/25/2013
Great staff, great food and great
view, highly recommended."
Dined on 10/17/2013
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!"
Dined on 10/5/2013
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."
Dined on 10/2/2013
The food was just awful!! It was
loud and the waiter could Harding speak or understand English, although he was very nice!! We were there to celebrate our friends getting married on 10/5. I specified that on my reservation and no one asked me how we wanted to celebrate or toast the occasion. Waited 20 minutes for drinks!!!"
Dined on 9/30/2013
Outstanding view of Boston. The
food and service was great. Would highly recommend."
Dined on 9/27/2013
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."
Dined on 9/19/2013
Luv luv luv luv this restaurant.
Would love To go there weekly."
Dined on 9/11/2013
Close to everything and what a
gem! Clever preparation and presentation. The blackened swordfish and spinach salad was wonderful."
Dined on 9/12/2013
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."
Dined on 9/8/2013
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."
Dined on 9/8/2013
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"
Dined on 9/4/2013
good food wonderful ambience great
service and fantastic ocean view of Boston"
Dined on 9/6/2013
The food here was nothing special.
I thought of it as more of mass-production banquet food, not something elegant that has any sort of special touch. I went here for dinner during restaurant week and the experience fell quite below my expectations. There are a lot of better places in greater Boston area. The atmosphere was nicely quiet though, but it was strange to see a lot of elderly people there only. The view of the water was quite scenic, but not overly spectacular. Over all, would I come back to this restaurant? It would be a No."
Dined on 8/26/2013
Great food. Great atmosphere.
..love this restaurant"
Dined on 9/1/2013
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