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Venice Italian Steakhouse
Venice Italian Steakhouse

Venice Italian Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://veniceitaliansteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (219) 322-8565
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Venice Italian Steakhouse's catering menu is becoming more and more popular, simply mix and match menu options to customize your perfect off-site event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Your event deserves a warm environment, a touch of something special and, of course, the best Italian food in Northwest Indiana! Venice Italian Steakhouse is available for all of life's celebrations! Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, engagements, corporate events, we're here for you.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly (866) 637-1214
  • Entertainment: Entertainment starring local singers and musicians along with special wine tastings, beer dinners and other events are scheduled regularly.If you want to experience the sweet life, then definitely pay a visit to Venice Italian Steakhouse.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Joliet & Hart St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located in the back of Venice Italian Steakhouse.
A word from Venice Italian Steakhouse
Venice Italian Steakhouse was once a hidden jewel of Northwest Indiana's thriving restaurant scene. Transporting their customers to Italy via their authentic Italian cuisine is a lineup of some of the most talented culinary staff assembled in the Midwest.
Venice Italian Steakhouse features a succulent menu of steaks, chops and fresh seafood along with a range of classic Northern Italian infused specialties. Served in an elegant yet comfortable surroundings, dinner can become a truly memorable experience by enjoying one of the steakhouse's specialties such as Prime Rib Eye or Seared Scallops with Buccatini Pasta.
No matter the meal make sure to try one of the steakhouse's selections of fine wines by the glass, with over 60 wines from all over the world available. Make the meal even more special by dining in the restaurants beautiful atrium,or on their outdoor patio, perfect for summertime dining.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were a party of five. Menu is extensive but not over-the-top with too many choices. Food was delicious, noise level was quiet where we were sitting. Also like there is a room with a flowing waterfall, which we did not sit in on this occasion. We did have dinner on a Tuesday evening, so this could be why it wasn't crowded, which would have made the noise level higher. Brought a wonderfully delicious tiramisu to me since it was my birthday."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I took my wife to this restaurant for our seventh anniversary. I heard everything was great and when I walked in the atmosphere felt very romantic. Upon our arrival there was confusion between two servers on who will serve us. Our eventual server was horrible!! It was probably the worst server I have ever had! He forgot to put our order in and we had to ask for everything twice; bread, butter, our actual entrées. The food was amazing but the service was horrible. This was probably one of the top five restaurants I've ever been to in terms of the food but I will never return to this place because of the service we received. Eventually our server left and the manager and other server did damage control. Smh"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Not the greatest seat across from the kitchen door and tucked between the windows when many other nice seats were available. Chairs were comfortable though. Booths looked very low and deep. Server was ok but not fantastic. Food was excellent! Loved the old movie idea on the screens. Music atmosphere was nice."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Second time we ate here and the second time was much better than the first. Waiter not very good but food was great!! We'll be back"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I really enjoy this restaurant-when we want to go to a nicer place in the Dyer area this is it. The food is spot on, they have outdoor seating which is pleasant on a nice summer evening, and service is always solid."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to try this place on a whim. We were so pleased. He had pasta with shrimp and I had steak and were both completely satisfied with our meal. Highly recommend the the pineapple upside down tini."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "A group of 10 of us went this past Saturday to celebrate mine and my friends birthdays. Everything was amazing! We ordered the bruschetta for an appetizer... Amazing! I got the eggplant Parmesan and my husband got the pork chops. Both were out of this world good not to mention the ambiance! They brought tiramisu out for desert with a candle for both of us! All 10 of us agreed we will be back! Thanks for a memorable birthday dinner!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "For a first time visit I was pleased with the whole experience. This is one place I will recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nice choice of seating options. Courteous and attentive staff. Menu had a good variety of options. I love grilled salmon when it is fresh and not over cooked and they got it right. We were a party of 4 and everyone was well satisfied with their meals. One of our party was celebrating their birthday. Our Server picked up on that and gave that person a complimentry desert complete with candle without being asked. The wine list is small and we sampled 2 bottles of their private label wines. The Red Zinfandel was a little old and was beginning to taste like raisins. The Sangiovese was more than acceptable. Not a lot of people appreciate Red Zin which may account for it being beyond its drinkability point."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "First off, let me say that our server and the manager were really great, but the positive aspects of our visit end there. We were seated at 6:30 and left without dinner at 8 pm because a different server took our meal to another table. The kitchen was extremely slow and we had to compete with a big party for service. We ordered the shrimp cocktail as an appetizer, and while the homemade cocktail sauce was good, it came with only three shrimp! We decided to come here because we wanted to try something new and have a nice night out for our anniversary, but left highly disappointed. This place had potential, but the slow kitchen and inability to prioritize with large parties present makes this a no-go in our book. We can not recommend."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Venice is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is amazing! I love the filet and salmon and there is always a special that includes one of them. I have never been disappointed. They now include sides with their steaks for the same price. I do wish they would bring back the flatbread in the bread basket but the bread that is there is really good. Their wine list has something for everyone, even the snobbiest of wine snobs. Their bar is row upon row of top shelf liquors. While dining, the chef always comes out to greet and ask how you're enjoying the food. And then there are the desserts. The best Tiramisu ever! It's always hard to choose because the chocolate cake has the best ganache and the creme brûlée is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We brought my mother here for her birthday based on the positive reviews. The food was excellent but most impressive was the service. Our server (I believe his name was Raynaldo) was incredibly knowledgeable, charming and truly helped make my mother's birthday memorable. A wonderful surprise in Dyer! We plan to return soon!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our server was friendly and nice. The staff seemed unorganized Love the outside seating!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Everything that we have every ordered off the menu has been excellent. The wait staff is helpful and courteous. The ambience is upscale and trendy. Any there is always a "gangster" movie showing on multiple screens (although without sound or subtitles :-( The menu is a bit pricey for our budget, but we like to dine here for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Reservations were for our 15th wedding anniversary. It didn't feel like they had our reservation since I had specifically asked for one of the best tables. The young hostess kept picking places that were near the kitchen or server's station and didn't seem to care if we got a good table. She finally said to just pick a place. That was disappointing. The waiter was pleasant and attentive but toward the end a large table was seated and the bill paying took a while. We asked the waiter if they were known for their steaks or pasta. He highly recommended the pasta and it was outstanding. We had to tell him it was our anniversary and was in no hurry ordering our meals. Would not recommend this place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great steaks and Italian dishes, large portions. I recommend for date night or anice quiet dinner. Price is comparable for a steakhouse."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I recommended Venice as a gathering spot with friends. We sat in the atrium which is lovely. All entrees were delicious, and my friends were pleased. We ordered veal, steak, and seafood. All of our special requests were cheerfully honored by our congenial waiter. Venice Italian Steakhouse is an excellent restaurant that combines a pleasant ambiance with a friendly atmosphere. Try it...you'll love it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wow.....really good food and it not in Chicago. I was very impressed. The steak was great and service very good. I will be going back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Venice was excellent in all ways - food prepared so well, attentive and responsive service, a fun ambiance. And, I ate my leftovers the next day."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food is delicious, however I feel they are understaffed. Our server was spread to thin and wasn't able to give us the attention we deserved, we had time sit for alot of things. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My husband is very hard to please and he is still talking about the great service, tasty food and the outstanding service we received. We will be coming back again and bringing friends. Excellent wait staff, very detailed in their service. We can't say enough great things about this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The ambiance is appropriate for business negations."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "accomodating chef and staff. Had a wonderful meal and great time with friends"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We took my dad here for his birthday. From the minute we walked in the door until the moment we left the staff was very courteous. Our waiter was great. He recommended a few options in which we were very pleased with. Overall the food is excellent. We had one small mishap. We ordered a cheese pizza for a child and they brought out a pizza meat. The waiter was apologetic and returned the food to the kitchen. However, when he returned with the pizza again, there was still a few small pieces of meat. This makes me believe they attempted to remove the meat instead of starting for scratch. Not a very good idea when some people may be allergic to pork or avoid it for religious reasons. Other than that, everything was good. I would return again. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I picked this place for my anniversary/b-day a surprise for my husband. I heard from a friend how good the food was & she was right!! Everything was just awesome & we enjoyed everything about it."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were impressed with the style and decor of the restaurant the moment we walked in. We had dinner but this would also be a very nice place to have a drink at the bar. The tables are close together but it wasn't too loud. Our food was served quickly and was good, not great. I was personally rubbed the wrong way by the waiter but no one else seemed to be. Overall it was worth trying for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We celebrated my moms 75th birthday there and it was absolutely fantastic. My mom said she will never forget this wonderful celebration. The server, Rinaldo,was awesome! The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. Thank you for making this a very memorable birthday! :)"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Atmosphere was interesting. They are not cheap, but the value is there. Lamb chops were outstanding Music was a bit loud but since it was 60s pop, I didn't mind much. The Bar seemed to be classy and friendly, but not cheap. Lots of business dress people there."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Every time we eat there we are more impressed. Food and service are great. Haven't had anything that was disappointing. The dinners have been very good and brunch was excellent. We will come back for more."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I love this restaurant and brought four family first timers with me. They loved it too! Please keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "dinner was slow coming out. warm not hot. wait staff's shirt was a mess, not clean"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Steak over done & burned.Lobster was Tough and cold."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I attended Venice Italian Steakhouse on 2/15/014 with hopes of a romantic dining outing. Even though the restaurant exuded romance with it's low lit black & white take on 20's film the seating was a bit too close for comfort. We were placed at a two-top with one of the two seats on a common long bench. One can understand how a smaller size restaurant needs to maximize space in order to avoid long wait times, however, it felt as if we were dining WITH the table of 2 next to us. Overall we will go back but will request a corner table or booth."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Day after Valentines Day we had an extremely romantic dinner. The food was fantastic, and the service was excellent as well. My wife had the petit filet with Gorgonzola. It was perfectly cooked. I had the bone-in ribeye, it was delicious. We both had martinis. I highly recommend their pomegranate. Overall, ambiance and food make it well worth the trip. We will definitely be going back soon to try some of the pasta dishes."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Chicken Vesuvio and Bone-in Ribeye were both fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Given all of the good reviews I've read online, I really don't think we'll be coming back. We ordered calamari that was salty and extremely chewy, and the oysters rockefeller wasn't that warm, as if both dishes were sitting out for a while. Both of our dishes were way too salty. The tables were too close together, instead of having a nice date-night, it felt like we were dining with strangers, and could overhear practically every conversation, we would have been better off dining at the bar. Our sever gave us the wrong check, we could have easily paid it and walked out, (it was significantly cheaper than what ours should have been), but we are honest people, and told her of her mistake."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Cory was a fantastic server. Food was extremely good. I am regular customer and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Staff is very attentive. Food was great. Nice quiet atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "City quality in Dyer! Couldn't believe it myself, food was great, wines were good, nice ambience, twas shocking...........VERY pleasant surprise."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Wonderful ambience, classic music, classic movie pix, very classy decor and even the bussers were gracious and accommodating. Scallops and stuffed salmon were outstanding but surpassed by the melt in your mouth veal. Menu done right by giving 4 or 5 choices in each category and making for a very difficult decision. Service was indeed exceptional. First rate dining experience..."
    Dined on 1/3/2014