Venezia Restaurant
Venezia Restaurant

Venezia Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.veneziaboston.com/
  • Phone: 6174363120x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Venezia Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (63)special occasion (42)neighborhood gem (39)romantic (29)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (23)great for lunch (15)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Romantic Local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I reserved a table here to celebrate my 7 year university. The service was great, food was excellent, and the atmosphere made the night. this a great place for a romantic diner with your loved one. Also has a great water view and Boston skyline in the evening. i will definitely go back again real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dancing and dining
    artist
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We love Venezia for the great food and dining... always a fun time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent and GREAT VIEWS
    Sully
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Not many restaurants have a view of Boston and the water - Charlene is the best waitress, pleasant service. Food is always consistent and good- at 6:30 on a Friday we sat at a window which was great and it was quiet but by 7 or 7:30 the place was a little too noisy for me with a couple of large groups- Also great for lunch!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good service Great drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our waiter was great! The food is just ok here. I go for the blueberry bread pudding
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KsNana
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We went on a week night and it was very quiet. Had a great table by the window looking out at the harbor and part of the city. Food was absolutely fabulous. There were four of us, each had a different meal and everyone was more than pleased. Service was very good. Dessert was so big that we all had some. Was a great night and we plan to return soon. Prices were reasonable for the location and type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it
    Shanlo85
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Venezia never disappoints! It is my go to for any special occasion.. Or anytime I just want some great food and wine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Venezia still a good option
    JAZARK
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I asked for and received a nice table with a great view. Our waitperson was attentive and personable. Menu has plenty to offer - no one should complain about amount of selection in appetizers or entrees. Price is appropriate for menu, ambience and location. Overall, a good selection if you want good view, food, ambience without going into Boston.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Lunch
    mrsbee49
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had a lovely lunch with a great view. The service was great and everyone enjoyed their lunch. Great place to sit and enjoy good food and good friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still great after all these years
    likegreatfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had lunch with two friends, one of whom had not know of Venzia or knew that Dorchester has a waterfront gem like this. The service was excellent, and the food was well prepared, beautifully served, and very tasty. Within the past couple of years, Venezia has updated its decor, making it a modern and attractive venue for lunch or dinner; and they continue to have well appointed function rooms. I've gone there occasionally over the past two decades or so, and Venezia remains a hidden gem. It is well worth finding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DJOWJO
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a lovely evening.Food, service , and atmosphere. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    love2dineout
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was excellent. Service also excellent. Food served timely. The wait staff very informative about food. The view from this restaurant was one of the reasons we booked it. Very romantic, although not at this particular time for me. My son and daughter in law thought it was. Even though the day was cloudy, the Boston skyline was fairly prominent. A great dinner and conversation. Will revisit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    Familyvisit
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a very special dinner before my brother and his wife headed back to Florida. We knew this location for 25-35 years, even before it was Venezia. The evening was beautiful, the view spectacular and the food was outstanding. We had dined here last year for the same occasion and it was even better this year. The bar looked pretty active as well, of course it was a summer Friday evening. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First visit, great views
    JBPW
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A little difficult to find but on a clear day excellent view. Went for restaurant week so food was good for a first visit. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely experience
    May10
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Dined here with 2 others people during Dine Around week. Their $20 lunch menu was exceptional. One person had the swordfish and it was wonderful. Two others opted for the regular menu and both selections were excellent/ salad with blackened swordfish and a shrimp/pasta dish. Nice attentive service and very relaxing and not rushed at all. Have recommended to others and would return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enticing ~
    luvgr8serviceandfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I reserved a dinner reservation in celebration of a Birthday dinner and Venezia did not fall short of service & food. We were seated promptly and the food was spectacular ! Our ENTIRE party was satisfied with all aspects of our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • donzi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First visit... good food ,service and view. Very noisey on a Sat nite. Might return on a week-nite or for lunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Venezia
    Lpast
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great lunch! View is wonderful and food is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner on the Water!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a beautiful resataurant on the water, albeit a little difficult to get to, well worth the trip from Boston. The service is 5-star and the food is fresh and elegant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant experience
    Karine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This a wonderful place where you eat a great food while your eyes are enjoying the ocean...This was our second time and will visit again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal at Venezia!
    luvlocaldining
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been going to Venezia for special occasions over the last 15 years and it's always amazing regardless of the time of day or year. Great regular menu and great specials. My only complaint is it was very noisy this time with the live band that I don't recall being there before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • temiVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Sensational evening. Fun at the bar. Delicious dinner. Wonderful service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night birthday party
    Matt
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a great evening for twelve celebrating two birthdays. The service was outstanding. Everyone raved about the food. My favorite is the halibut with tomato purée and asparagus. They offered it as a special for a while and I'm happy to see it on the menu.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Tina
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Enjoyed the food but the noise level was entirely too high. Had to talk extremely loud in order to hear my dinner companions.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Linniebraunstein
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had been to Venezia for business luncheons and thought it may be a great for our anniversary! I was right as we had a superb dinner and the setting was spectacular! Even a special dessert for our celebration!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My friend and I were not rushed. Very relaxing and the view was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellant food , filthy dining room
    patty
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have eaten here many times and have always loved the food. It'sdelicious and the view is amazing. Today is the first time I have been disappointed. The food was still great but the dining room was filthy. The place opens at 400 on Sunday and we got there at 430. The dining area was very dirty. There was random paper, French fries and toothpicks on the floor. The table next to us had a crushed takeout coffee cup under a chair and several tables had silverware on the floor. How can a place be so dirty a half hour after opening,clearly there was an earlier private function or the trash was from last night. I asked to speak to a manger(who never came) and was quizzed about why ,as a p customer I don't need to tell staff my reasoning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mike
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The view is great, food is good, not great, service was tense, happy birthdays abounded and that was nice, but the acoustics are awful. I have treated my family several times at your restaurant but I never can never hear what family members are saying. And we were thrust in the middle so we heard everybody else but not ourselves. I don't think the problem can be fixed but an intimate dinner is not possible there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of our new favs
    2lblobsterandwine
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I have only 3 regular favorites we like to go to for our special nights out. I like to use openTable for our reservations so when when the screen loaded with all the local restaurants I saw this one and and clicked on it because it said outside dining and I was just curious. I read the reviews and decided to go completely against our norm. I'm glad we did. I reserved outside dining but it was overcast when we arrived. The hostess asked us if we still wanted outside, my husband did. We were the only ones outside but they still allowed us to sit there. The service was impressive and by far better than any other place we had been. The food was delicious and memorable, 2 lb lobster and lobster scampi...delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening at Venezia
    weloveitalia
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I booked a reservation for 8 people the night before our dinne with a requested view of the water. Venezia met all of our needs as we had a corner table overlooking the water and the city. Staff was pleasant and the ambiance was perfect for a nice chat with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer delight...
    Kels
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The weather was beautiful and the view of Boston great! We had a table by the window while enjoying scrumptious food. Venezia is a favorite of mine as well as my guest. Your notice of double points for 29th came to me after I had booked and dined. Since I dined on the 29th, do I get the double points???? That would be really nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Monday night. 7.28.14-poor service
    ArtVee
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Not enough waitstaff...only 2 and we waited 15 minutes BEFORE asking a non-waitstaff person to get ssomeone to take our order for a bottle of wine. Then we waited ANOTHER 10 minutes before anyone stopped at the table. Then we got our bread. Finally got the wine.....no apologies for the lack of service. Would have walked out had it not been a special date at Venezia. Rest of evening was good. Management needs to figure out how to provide superior customer service....because their entree prices are on the expensive side. You can accept higher prices if you get great service!! Have eaten here for years....and, if we were first tine diners we would never return...this is a wake up call for Management
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Venezia
    Lpast
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    There were 3 of us and it was a mini reunion of friends who worked together years ago. All of us loved the food, the view and atmosphere. Parking was easy. Great lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor seating on water
    GNOFan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We picked Venezia because it had the option of outdoor dining on the water. We were taking our 85 year old father out for his birthday. We thought we'd try some place new; turns out he goes there every so often and especially likes the bar. Our food was good, not great. It was a lovely summer evening to eat outdoors. Venezia is off the beaten path, but between google maps and all the restaurant's directional signs, it was very easy to find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and food to match
    BabyBack2BillVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Group of us met for dinner and had a great time. We enjoyed the great food, wonderful view and a great waiter. Highly recommend this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On the water
    Matt
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is one of our favorite places to dine on the water. Great food, service, and ambience. Their halibut specials are excellent and so is the cioppino. Great lunch specials too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 317 reviews are from the Venezia Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Beautiful View
    TimN
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Venezia has a beautiful view, but that is about it. The food was good but great. Worst of all, our server did not pay attention to us except when it was time to pay. Perhaps we'll give it another shot, but I'd request a different server.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MikeD
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Quiet dining room. Great view of Boston Harbor…Calamari with hot peppers was lightly breaded and very flavorful although somewhat smaller portion than past experience. Never got a Caesar salad that was ordered with dinner and other than an embarrassed “sorry” no mention or substitute was offered. Swordfish special was excellent, short ribs, scallop dinner very good and chicken cutlets were a huge portion. Tiramisu and sorbet were also very good. Made 5PM reservations as we were heading into Boston for a 7:30 show which avoided traffic and from restaurant we were 20 minutes from our show seats in Boston. Make reservations as there was a wait on our way out. We ordered house wine and purchased several bottles next door at the Boston Winery.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view of Boston
    ElpesoteVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Restaurant was completely renovated back in January of this year. Best view of Boston skyline. Lobster Venizia was delicious! Chunks of 2lbs of lobster grilled and shelled then mixed with pesto angel hair pasta. Wife had nightly special pasta dish of lobster, peas, tomatoes in a white wine sauce. Shrimp cocktail was served old school in a parfait glass with 4 poached large fresh shrimp. Wife had a tuna avocado salad with a soy and mustard mix. Service was excellent. Reservations are a must any day of the week and when made make sure a table with a view of the Boston skyline is requested. At night the view is fantastic. Very romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    tjd56
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    excellent service great food & above average staff all lead to a great night!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food! Love the remodel
    calidiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for Father's Day. It was busy so I'll try to give our server a pass - he was fairly abrupt and a bit rude. The food was amazing. We were a party of five and everybody was incredibly happy with their food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.