Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.veniceristorante.com/
  • Phone: 3035342222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:30 pm. Dinner: Daily, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Christian Delle Fave
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering from 30 to 1000
  • Special Events: Join us for our special six course wine dinner on Tuesday February 22 at 6:30pm. $75 per person.

    We will also be participating in the 5280 restaurant week from February 26-March 11.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street
  • Public Transit: Union Station bus terminal
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking,only dinner
A word from Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar provides first class Italian cuisine! Facilitating all of your event needs, from private receptions, corporate events, anniversaries and birthdays. Our amazing wine list showcases 800 Italian wines and 300 worldwide wines.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)notable wine list (57)fit for foodies (47)romantic (43)good for groups (35)neighborhood gem (34)great for lunch (15)great for outdoor dining (15)vibrant bar scene (9)hot spot (8)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Wonderful end to Disastrous start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Watched as three parties were seated before me in spite of having arrived before them. Finally, after 15 minutes, a manager informed me that my other guests had arrived before I did and had been seated waiting for me. Hostess in front was never informed my guests had already arrived. After fuming and then receiving numerous apologies from manager to hostess to bus boy, etc. etc. manager waited on us and he and his wait staff could not have been more professional and accommodating. Spinach and Caesar salads, chicken marsala, pasta vongole (shrimp and clams), Brunello Montepulciano, and capaccinos were all excellent. Manager reduced our bill substantially because of the initial snafus. A wonderful end to a disastrous start!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    javiVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Horrible!!!,,,,,,,,,',,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,'
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great service delightful menu !
    Jason
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Just the service alone had me wanting to come back and try the entire menu. Great selection of wine that can have you a bit caught up looking at all the different variety. Staff was very friendly and especially warm not only showed there personality but highly professional. Beautiful atmosphere and for that special date you will find each plate to be just enough that it made you feel satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Bad Night For Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The presentation and taste of the salad and entrees were very good. The service on the patio was neither prompt nor consistent for our or the adjoining table. First time here so do not know if it is normally that way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like you are in Italy!
    LuvFineDining
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. In all ways. Ambiance, service, and food. It is a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ReataVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent as always. Great food, beautiful presentation and good service. What more could you want?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Great
    RPMGO
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I enjoy eating at Venice. The food is tasty, beautiful and always satisfies. The service is excellent- attentive, but not hovering. I would recommend this restauant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Venice - Simply the Best!
    FrequentFlyerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Venice consistently provides delicious food and attentive service in a beautiful setting. It's the best place for a business lunch in LoDo! They also have the best happy hour in metro-Denver. Dinners are exquisite! We've taken many guests from out-of-town for happy hours and dinners at Venice. Our guests loved the experience as much as my husband and I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Chris80205
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Venice turned out to be a wonderful spot to celebrate Jeffrey's birthday dinner. The menu had excellent selections, the veal was delicious. Nice clientele and wait staff. Great location. Would definitely come back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We eat regularly at the Venice in Greenwood Village and occasionally in LODO. The food quality is always high and the servers are knowledgeable but not annoyingly so. Their recommendations are always good. It was nice sitting on the patio and seeing all the activity at the New Union Station. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Italian
    Jenifer
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Incredible Food and a Great Wine list! Our server Dominic went above and beyond to accommodate us, and showed outstanding customer service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ab21
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The ravioli was outstanding and the service was great! We were celebrating our anniversary and were greeted with two glasses of prosecco. Very impressed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Falcon
    Falcon
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    this restaurant has always been very enjoyable to visit I love all of the waiters and the food is exceptional the wine is out of this world and very very very notable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    great night. food was excellent, wine was good. the service was attentive, but not overbearing. the only draw back was that the room was very cold, we should have brought sweaters.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Unfortunately, the food at this Italian restaurant was fair at best. The antipasto was sloppily arranged, the meat was slightly stale and lacked flavor, and the marinated artichokes were sour. The pasta dishes were okay, but honestly Macaroni Grill could have put out the same dish. The bread was completely stale, and even after dipping it into the olive oil it was still very tough to eat.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll be back!
    lbreflo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were looking for a nice place to take some friends for dinner and Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar did not disappoint. The atmosphere was energetic but elegant, the food was amazing and our service was top notch. We will definitely be back!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was there with a party of six, who were all in town from various states for a convention in Denver. I found the restaurant on OpenTable and the reviews seemed good so I booked it. Everyone had a good time - Michael (?) was our waiter and he was fantastic - very attentive and friendly. I had made a last minute change from a party of 8 at 8:00 to a party of 6 at 7:00 and Ari, the hostess graciously accommodated us. The only negative was the A/C had apparently gone out earlier, and it was in the mid 90s that day and still quite warm. They did provide some fans and we were somewhat close to the open windows so it wasn't too unbearable although we initially thought we might have to leave. Food was delicious and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tracey22
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    As always, the food was scrumptious! Always impreses my clients with the elegant presentation in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Venice is the place to be...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Venice Restaurants in Downtown Denver and Greenwood Village are excellent places for great food and outstanding service. If your'e looking for a great evening of service and fine food, don't go anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    Teacher
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We went as a large group of 20. The good was wonderful, wine list extensive, and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    cagerVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and upon being seated we were greeted with a complimentary glass of bubbly wine. This was a great way to start the evening. The meal was fantastic and while I would equate this restaurant as a 5 star in all categories the price point is very affordable. The general manager of the restaurant was very engaging and chatted with us during our meal and helped make our dinner that much more special. I would highly recommend this restaurant while in Denver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food, Great Service!
    MLZ1
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We made reservations for a group of friends at Venice Restorante for my fiance's birthday. The food delicious and the service was fantastic. They allowed me to bring in my own cake, treated the birthday boy like royalty, and helped serve sing, slice and serve the cake following dinner. They even gifted the entire group with a specialty birthday drink. It was a wonderful experience. I'd go back for date night, dinner with family and/or friends (in a heartbeat!) Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great night,great food
    Emcl
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I found this restaurant through urban spoon, and boy am I glad I did. We got there early, but had no problem seating us. I asked the server to suggest a white wine for me. He did a great job. The food was a cut above. I had the lobster and shrimp ravioli. I haven't had a meal that was this good in a long time. Great time and I will return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great restaurant, excellent food and service, modern style, we enjoy everything. Friend recommended he was right.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ReataVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent as always. Food delicious and excellent presentation of each dish. Really enjoyed restaurant & excellent menu choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    Willie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We took some out of town guests there to welcome them to Denver. A great call. We had a an overall great dining experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend the Venice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SherwoodVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This is the second time at this location. Both nights the service was extremely slow. We were unable to have dessert this last expereience because we ran out of time. I ordered one of the veal dishes. The flavor was good but it seemed that they were using a lesser grade meat possible to save costs. I don't think I would go back tot he downtown location..
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  • Overpriced and Not Good!
    LODODENVER
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I made our reservation through Open Table and even confirmed it by calling restaurant. When we got there, they couldn't find our reservation. The manager kept telling me I must have made the reservation for their other location. I even showed him the email from OpenTable that confirmed their address, but still had to wait 30 minutes for a table. THE WAIT WAS NOT WORTH IT!!!!!Their prices are outrageous for the quality and the amount of food you receive. This restaurant is not a good choice!! I am a chef myself, and trust me, save your money and go somewhere else!!!!!
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  • Witzaf
    WitzafVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Thank you again for a wonderful experience. Great food, great wine, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed menu
    SuzbeckVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Best items removed from menu and service was a mess. My favorite place disappointed us at every turn
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were treated wonderful, our waiter was outstanding. The lamb, veal and ravioli and chicken meals were so wonderful. It was a birthday and Father's Day celebration and the service was great. We have been here three times and have not been disappointed once. I would strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Wine
    jrichard
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went here for my wife's 21st birthday. The Italian food was to die for - the best we have had in a long time. The wine list was on an iPad (since it was so exhaustive). The wine we chose was delicious. You can't go wrong with choosing this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicest team you could ever meet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It is one thing to have great food and great wines. But when you combine that with outstanding service that makes you feel like family, it creates an experience that you hope for every time you dine but rarely experience. Thank you Paco. Your team is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    Marble63
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    From the moment that you walk in, you know it is going to be an awesome experience. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and very attentive. The food is absolutely incredible from the appetizer to the dessert...perfection! Go for a special meal and you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dineout
    DineoutVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This was a pleasant surprise in Lodo downtown - the cuisine is Italian, but there are many different choices and they all seem to have a special twist to them that makes them unique - I expect this restaurant will become one of the favorites in downtown Denver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great girls night out
    Kaitlin
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I am a junior in college, and my roommates from freshman year just met up for dinner at Venice last night, and we had a blast! The food was not too pricey considering how great it was, and the overall ambience of the restaurant was second to none. I would recommend this restaurant to just about anyone, it seemed appropriate for a girl's night, a dinner date, etc. Very accommodating to specific needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super busstling retaurant
    DaveC
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Everyone on the team made our visit special from the welcome at the front door until we practically closed the place down. Very extensive wine list with people who knew the wines to help. Great food and excellent deserts. On my list for another visit with family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What an incredible resturant for Dinner...the wine list is second to none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I visit Venice Ristorante at least a few times every year. We have been going for years now and have never been disappointed with the food or service. The Manager, Paco, does an outstanding job and always makes us feel welcome. We absolutely love the pasta at Venice. They serve the best ravioli in the Denver area. We will continue to return to this wonderful restaurant. Can't say enough about the great food and people at Venice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Saturday night was much, much too noisy!! I would not go back again unless it was during the week. The food and service are always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic