Venti
Venti

Venti

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.osteriaventi.com/
  • Phone: 5142840445
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday-Wednesday from 5:30pm-10:00pm / Thursday-Saturday from 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it's a corporate function, private family event, birthday party, or anniversary, Venti can make your event unique and special.
  • Private Party Contact: Jonathan 5142840445

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McGill
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Several parking lots are situated on St-Paul street and on McGill street within proximity of the restaurant
A word from Venti
Venti brings Italian regional cuisine to trendy old montreal serving familiar favourites with a twist for lunch, dinner and late night, creating a friendly neighbourhood vibe.

With its innovative twist on Italian regional cuisine, friendly vibe, and modern yet inviting design, Venti is sure to become a welcome addition to old montreal’s vibrant financial district.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Venti reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (23)fit for foodies (22)neighborhood gem (21)special occasion (18)romantic (15)great for lunch (11)hot spot (11)notable wine list (9)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Dining
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great meal, great service and was reasonable considering the amazing quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Merely average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We opted to give the restaurant a try based on the largely positive reviews and were underwhelmed. The bright spot was the service, very friendly and attentive. The food itself was average and overpriced. The eggplant cake appetizer was overwhelmed by an herb I could not recognize (coriander?) and the wild boar pasta, which I expected to be full of deep flavours, merely tasted like shredded meat in a tomato sauce. Nice décor, lively atmosphere and good service cannot compensate for "just ok" food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun
    Timbo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great lively time. Went for my son's birthday and visit to Montreal
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent in every way!
    drjankovic
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Second visit to Venti, the first one was few years ago and could be qualified as a pleasant but not memorable, this time around everything was so good: food, service and ambiance. Menu is simplified but with a lot of choices in every section, antipasti, primi, secondi, wine list very good and fairly priced, service professional and friendly at the same time, ambiance vibrant but not too loud, restaurant was almost full all evening - our party of four started at 6 and ended after 10… The best dish of the night was a pan seared cod, one of the best cod dishes I ever tried, including many visits to Portuguese places specialized in cod, other outstanding dishes were porchetta and gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming place and nice wine cellar
    Yanopski
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place, nice food and service. A wow on the wine cellar! Slightly overpriced, and very noisy (don't expect anything else, it is so small!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/service, but very noisy
    BastienG
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and the service are good, price is reasonable and the decor is nice, but the restaurant is very noisy. At some point, the noise can become difficult to support. However, if the noise is not a problem for you, I strongly recommand. However, they have a big table for group in the middle of the room. It is a very friendly place for group and event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced menu, very noisy
    Desire
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Noise level is very high that you even do not hear yourself, pastas are very small porsion, all dishes are simple italian dishes just very over priced , not recommend at all...
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food!
    val1763
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I went to Venti for my 25th birthday. The food was amazing and the waiters were really nice. I recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but small portions for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had lunch. Food was good, but the pasta portions for lunch were very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second visit
    PDXviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    So many restaurants in Montreal, but the last visit was so good that we had to come back for on our follow on trip. Great food, good environment, and excellent location in Old Montreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Again!!
    Chinky
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Venti is a great place to go with friends for a memorable evening. Get the tasting menu and be prepared to be wowed. Great service and knowledgable staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow it was LOUD
    mcfromYQB
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    So I read other reviews and must have missed the ITS LOUD part. Seriously I've been at many restaurants but to have my wife text me because I couldn't hear her? This was not enjoyable! Food was adequate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just Amazing
    William39
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nice little place, with amazing food….not sure if the word amazing is even enough. I have ate the breaded veal, was one of the best I had in my life, tender tasty great presentation serve with a great salad. Also tried ham and cheese plate, I felt like I was in Italy….fresh and refine. The Staff is casual, but knowledgeable, friendly, making you feel at home….the decor is very unique, Stone wall, wood table….warm atmosphere. Definitely a jewel.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is not up to par!
    ChicoVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Service was great..food is not up to speed with pricing. Execution on food is not good. Grilled octopus was overcooked.. rubber like.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First night in Montreal
    Kate
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Overall nice dinner, but very pricey. Food was well prepared but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    carolyn
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great home made pastas, delicious antipasti, entrees and desert. The torta di melanzane, agnolotti and cornish hen were very good as was the sea bream (special). Very friendly and efficient staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very loud!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I reserved a table for 6 for dinner on a Saturday night…. I knew it would be busy…. but I didn't think it would be so loud! There is nothing in the room to absorb any of the noise form the other tables. At multiple times I couldn't even hear my friend directly across the table from me, let alone any of the others seated with me. I realize Saturday night is a busy night but They really should invest in a few sound absorbing elements in the dining room… 3 of my party left with dull headaches. An trust me…. WE TOO know how to have a good time!! On a positive note…. the food was delicious!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grand Prix weekend
    NewMommaWhoLovesToEat
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Loved the food and the service, however there were some rather loud Americans in big groups that significantly raised the noise level. Very yummy Italian. The dishes were simple, just like Italian should be. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Venti Does It Right
    STMCF
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Venti offers an excellent Italian alternative to the steakhouses and tourist traps in Old Montreal. We go to Venti regularly for specific dishes. Their octopus starter is well-known by locals. Ate their fiddlehead appetizer last night and it was delicious. Their best mains are the cod, Arctic char and Cornish hen. Surprisingly, their pastas are average. So too are their cheese and charcouterie plates. Wash down the local favourites with a fun wine list and enjoy the excellent service. Can get noisy when large groups are dining, but it is Old Montreal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Marie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food was very disappointing and we ask what was happening .... We have been many times to that restaurant. Answer: they have a new chef :(
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent for pre-opera dining
    Operafan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was in Montreal to attend the opera. Venti is one of the few restaurants that takes early seatings. We told our waiter that we had to be out by 7 and he made sure that we were not late. The seasonal specials made with local produce were excellent. Highly recommended dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, wonderful food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was great overall, from the fresh breads to the delicious pasta. Stand out favorite was the braised octopus salad, don't miss out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good restaurant !
    eblanc
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Always a pleasure ! Very good service and great ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Giancarlo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Good food, but not outstanding. Absolutely overpriced and terribly noisy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Evening Out
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was very good. Took a little long to order. Reasonably priced wine list. Had a nice porchetta and a nice nutella semi-freddofor for dessert. Limited menu choices. No table d hote or specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Très bonne bouffe
    Jo2steph
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Très bonne bouffe mais le service laisse à désirer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud and overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We are definitely 'foodies' always looking for an interesting and delicious dinning experience. Unfortunately we did not find it here. Although food was very good, it was far from outstanding, and most definitely overpriced. Our waiter seemed rather distracted, and kept spilling water all over our table every time he filled our glasses, perhaps after the third or fourth time, he could have picked up the glass to fill it?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The octopus salad is a classic with a fresh and energetic taste that opens up the meal for everything else that follows. The Eggplant is wonderful if you like something a bit more traditional. I was with an old university friend and we let the restaurant know that we were going to take our time. The pace of the meal was perfect and the ambiance is not too loud allowing for good conversation. My wife and I usually love Venti in the winter months, but a visit in the spring was most enjoyable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Octopus salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This was a first time visit. Had read some reviews that the service was poor so was a little concerned when we arrived and the place was full with some large parties. We were given a run down of the special and the menu right away. It did take a while for the first dish (octopus salad) to arrive. the filled up our wine glasses gratis while we waited. The wait was worth it. Great flavours and tender octopus.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian eats!
    nchine
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The lunch menu at Venti has yet to disappoint. Extremely affordable and delicious all around, not to mention a constant originality as they change their menu weekly. Will definitely return, however the noise level is slightly high if one is looking for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 360 reviews are from the Venti reviews archive.
  • Brilliant Gnocchi!
    APL29
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent meal and service. We had a great time & would highly recommend. Try the gnocchi - simply outstanding!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The food is excellent. The decor is relax and warm. The service was very professional. I will return to try other dishes. Perfect for business diners. Excellent advice on the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Goût exquis et service attentionné
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Les plats sont succulents et très bien présentés. Le service n'est pas en reste, avec un accueil chaleureux et une prestation professionnelle et très attentive. Maxime et son équipe en salle créent un expérience client fort agréable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for client meetings
    KateBijoux
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    A sure bet for a business meeting. Welcoming, accommodating (the host recharged my lunch companion's phone for her!), great menu, efficient service. Beautifully prepared 3-course meal. I reserved my table online. Glad I did because the house was packed - and we were still in and out in about an hour. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Nicholas
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The food, service and ambience are outstanding. The pastas are all made in house and it makes a difference. The service was excellent, they helped make recommendations from the food and wine menus. A gem in old montreal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian in Montreal??
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Absolutely delightful and delicious dining in the heart of the Old City. Don't know how many times we've walked by without noticing Venti - won't happen any longer!! All food made on premises, unfailingly kind staff and very reasonable prices combine to produce an exceptional experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great bet
    marcopolo
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    My fifth lunch there; great Italian regional food, good (private imports) wine selection, but reds could be served cooler. Smart, knowledgable staff. Perfect size portions (not humungus), good easy pricing, very good espresso; what's not to like ? Noise. Acustics of a pretty room with all surfaces hard make the sound bounce off all of them. This time it was actually decent; they said they were working on it. When they fix it the very good restaurant will become great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Venti in Old Montreal
    Patty
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Had a half portion of the gnocchi, it was delicious and quite enough. Had the squid salad to start which was fresh, lots of shaved fennel and lots of grilled squid. Unfortunately it was quite rubbery. Nice glass of wine, good service. Nothing spectacular though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sans faille
    Bruno
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Expérience qui a comblée nos attentes. Service attentionné. Bouffe A1. Nous allons y retourner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!! It's
    Foodie2014VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Love this restaurant!! It's always a pleasure!! The food is always outstanding and the staff very friendly!! Can't wait to go back!! Very romantic spot!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.