Venice Italian Steakhouse
Venice Italian Steakhouse

Venice Italian Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://veniceitaliansteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2193228565x
  • 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
  • Executive Chef: Vic Perdue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, 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 8666371214
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Venice Italian Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (23)romantic (20)neighborhood gem (19)great for outdoor dining (14)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (8)good for groups (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Sit in the atrium
    CstacyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When we go there we like to ask to sit in the atrium!! It's pretty and you don't feel so crowded!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Venice Itialian Steakhouse
    Moka
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our second time there. We went Sweetest Day and it definitely improved from the first time being there. The first time was when they first opened back in 2010! The ambiance has improved dramatically! Much better seating arrangements and more dining friendly! Service and food were both awesome! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to all that want a nice dining out experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Times
    Souptaster
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This is a fabulous restaurant I haven't found a restaurant in this area with so much going for it as this place. It feels like downtown as well as fun and the staff is very welcoming and friendly. The decor is beautiful as well as very romantic, I liked the different dining areas that were offered we chose the main dining room for our evening. Even the chairs are so comfortable I couldn't believe I was still in Dyer IN. The best food I've had in a long long time! I'm craving the 8 Finger Cavatelli already! ThNk goodness I have left overs, if you walk in to this place not hungry you will be shortly because just the smells coming from the kitchen were so amazing we couldn't wait to get started. Great experience will recommend again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food and great service
    panfilfamilyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had great quick service The food and cocktails were delicious. We sat in the atrium which was quiet and intimate
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoSo
    Maynottryagain
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very nice, However they need a lesson on how to cook a steak. New York strip Medium sent back Three times to get to medium, while potatoe and veggies get cold, Not impressed. Party of four. One Filet under cooked also. Only other complaint was a fly and a gnat that would not leave the table area, waiter was very good but made no attempt to help with the problems.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top of the line restaurant
    MikeandTammy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Venice is a top of the line restaurant. The service is very good. Their food is hard to beat anywhere. We have gone a few times now and the service has been the same over different servers. This is one restaurant where you will always please your dinner guests. We can't wait to go again. Won't you try Venice soon?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise
    dine6out5
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I had heard both good and bad reviews for this restaurant so was unsure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the atmosphere and wished it was a little warmer because I enjoy outdoor eating and we were unable to take advantage of this that night. There was four of us for dinner and everyone enjoyed their respective entrees, which included steaks, chicken and seafood. Will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The dinner was amazing, starting with the fresh bread and roast peppers. The rack of lamb was cooked Vesuvio style and now I won't be able to eat it any other way. My husband had a New York strip that could have passed for a filet. If you have a special occasion don't past up going to this amazing restaurant that could easily be located in downtown Chicago !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as the last time!
    CstacyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate here about 2 weeks ago after staying away for. While. The first time we went was when they first opened and we weren't impressed! But decided to give it another try and we were pleasantly surprised! Since it was good we decided to go back since we were in the neighborhood. Not S good S the last time but still much better than our first visit! It may have been a bit dissappointing since it was the holiday weekend! We will try again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Mmmmmfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Filet was excellent. Service was great also. It would have been nice though if the entrees came with a soup or a salad!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, nice ambience
    Fiontar
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service!
    DavidN
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CstacyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    LilBit
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Frisssky
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Meghan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reynaldo was great and food too.
    Smoothcritic
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    For a first time visit I was pleased with the whole experience. This is one place I will recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will come back.
    Mike49
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointed
    JessicaD
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed
    legsa
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise
    thatfoodguyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our server was friendly and nice. The staff seemed unorganized Love the outside seating!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 43 reviews are from the Venice Italian Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Maahvelous !!!
    pickygourmand
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diners
    Love2celebrate
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale, neighborhood steak house.
    eatouteveryday
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great steaks and Italian dishes, large portions. I recommend for date night or anice quiet dinner. Price is comparable for a steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gathering of friends
    Jmteach
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eata7otVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food! needs more servers!
    dinclub5398
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Husband was very Impressed
    ginn
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BusinessandPleasureVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The ambiance is appropriate for business negations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    accomodating chef and staff. Had a wonderful meal and great time with friends
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere
    NoPork2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!!!
    snowmoon
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful decor
    Local
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT!!
    Laura
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Top notch steak and Italian in Dyer
    Carl
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steady and consistent
    foodluver
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four Thumbs Up from First Timers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I love this restaurant and brought four family first timers with me. They loved it too! Please keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.