Ventuno
Ventuno

Ventuno

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ventunorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5082284242
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gabriel Frasca & Amanda Lydon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ventuno
Ventuno is an island restaurant inspired by the frascas of Italy, small farmhouses which opened themselves up to friends and neighbors with wine and homemade food.
Executive Chefs Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon, with Chef De Cuisine Andrea Solimeo, delight in imagining Nantucket shellfish, fish and produce in Italian hands. House-cut pasta and simple takes on the bounty of sea and land are complemented by a carefully curated Italian wine list.
Drink and eat our entire menu on either dining room floor or bar, or the open-air back bar, with comfortable service and the inviting breeze of the ocean.




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Ventuno reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (50)special occasion (39)romantic (34)neighborhood gem (25)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (16)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (7)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Finally!
    kathleengp
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It is wonderful to finally see a restaurant in Nantucket that gives you a dining experience that is worth what you pay for! ACK is filled with high-end priced restaurants - the problem is that very few actually give you the service AND ambiance AND food that you would expect for that price anymore. Ventuno delivers on all 3! We dined there twice this season and it is definitely a new favorite for a night when we feel like spending a bit more for dinner. Lovely wine, fabulous friendly bartender (Johnny) make us feel welcome and gave personal attention at his busy bar to help us choose just the right pre-dinner drink. Great, professional wait staff and fabulous food! Thanks! We'll be back :-)
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    ACKfan
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Everyone loves this place - we don't. The service was simply awful. We think the waiter (waitress) may have had too many tables/groups assigned to her. She was also the bus person! She was a charming girl, but it was an impossible evening. The food is unoriginal in terms of creativity. Neither is the menu "classical Italian". We weren't impressed with our dinner. Too bad, the location of the restaurant is in the heart of Nantucket and it should be a fabulous place to dine as well.
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  • Great as always!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great as always - food and service were outstanding. Hard to believe the season is coming to an end.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Spot on as always
    SarahOK
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food and really exceptional service. Highly reccommend the pasta.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    AmazingVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From start to finsih- great experience. The food was delicious, service was perfect and the drinks were tasty. I woke up the next morning wishing that we were eating there again that night!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • TinajaneVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    From the moment we were seated our experience was superb. Service incredible, food fit for a foodie, and great little spaces both downstairs and up. Highly recommend. Gluten free pasta was one of the best my husband has had in a long time.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Night in ACK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Quaint Nantucket home gone restaurant with dining on multiple levels. We went with our 2 teens who can be a fickle bunch and they had something for each if us including my veggie 17 year old. By the time we left bar was packed and a line was formed waiting for tables. Highly recommended place in the town of some many notable restaurants.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best on the Island
    NantucketNights
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ventuno is our favorite Nantucket restaurant, hands down. The pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage was ridiculous, best I've ever had. Definitely include this place on your island visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was very mediocre especially for Nantucket. Do not bother
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  • expensive but very good
    Gingy
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    There were 4 of us for dinner. My husband was disappointed in his meatball appetizer..marjoram or some spice he didn't like, the flam was great The bass was excellant, the steaks very good, Kale salad yummy, pasta dish with Barlett tomatoes did not have enough tomatoes, corner table in bar area too confining for the men in our party, the service was perfect 500$ price point was high.. not everyone was totally happy with their meal, which for 500$ one wish that wasn't so
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dining here is a must!
    Nantucketescape22
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Lovely corner table with a lovely atmosphere. Great service & excellent food!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Horrific service
    MaryB
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The ambiance delightful. The food was good...service was aweful. Had to ask for water and bread. Two dinners were served the other two almost 10 min later. We had to ask , twice, for the other meals. Then when we were done, we sat with dirty plates for a long time. The staff was not that busy as we had an 8:45 res. and the night was winding down.
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  • Always a good time
    Lillian
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Ive been vacationing on Nantucket for over 20 years and there are those restaurants which I will always frequent during my stays - Ventuno is one of them. Both my parents are off the boat Italians so for me to say the food is good means the food is really good. The pasta dishes, meatballs - all of that is decadent and delicious. They also offer items on the menu for people that may want something other than pasta - I love their scallop dish. Out of this world. Visit, dine and hit the back bar afterwards. You wont regret it.
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    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as years past
    ATLmomVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We've been eating at Ventuno each summer since it's opened and have always enjoyed it. This summer was the first year we were disappointed. The dishes were either over seasoned or tasteless. We were supposed to eat there next week too and canceled the reservation.
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  • Run, don't walk!!!
    Nancianna22VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This gem was recommended to us by an "On Islander" & are we glad! The kale salad was beautifly split in the kitchen for us. Our entrees, Sea Bass for Rich & Organic chicken for myself were perfectly prepared. The wine list has wonderful selections from very high end to moderately priced. The waitstaff is attentive without being overbearing. The Host came to our table and chatted with us for a bit asking if it was our first time & how did you hear about us. We will defiantly return next visit to Nantucket!!!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food
    miamispiceVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Not sure which was worse the dishwater over rated pappardelle with pork or the dreadful chicken liver burnt crostini's. New chef me thinks....
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  • inthebusiness
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The best dinner we have had on the island, great service, cool old building and most importantly awesome food-highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Top service and food
    PamYVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went here with a 2 1/2 yo well behaved toddler. The chef even came out to make sure that my toddler's food was put on a cold plate so that he wouldn't burn himself. Everyone went out of their way to ensure the best dining experience possible. The service was impeccable and when my usual well-behaved toddler wasn't so, everyone was accommodating. The food was just beautiful. We had the pork and beep meatballs (the best we've ever had), ricotta and honey crostini (amazing) and kale salad (barely could tell it was kale). Parpadelle with duck and Sea Scallops and shrimp were stunning and tortellini was delicious. We are foodies from NYC and we can't rave enough about this place. We hope to visit again this time, with a more rested child!
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Mollyaub
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a great meal from start to finish. We didn't like an appetizer we ordered but our server immediately traded it out for something different with no issue! Would go back in a second!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ililiVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been to Ventuno many times and it is always wonderful. Food and service was outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants on Nantucket.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Not quite what I thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Had an excellent meal of duck with lentils and cherry sauce. It was delicious. I was looking for something a bit more Italian though
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fromme2you
    fromme2you
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The atmosphere at Ventuno is welcoming and friendly. We were greeted immediately upon arrival and shown to a quaint table in a smaller room off of a larger one on the second floor. At no time were we in need of our waitress. Our glasses were always full, the table was promptly cleared for the next course, and we never felt rushed. Choosing my selection for dinner was a challenge! The chicken parmesian arancini and polpette antipasti were delicious! I can also recommend the fritelle de ceci. I chose spaghette alle vongole for my main course to leave room for dessert. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the garlic was just enough to flavor and not over power the dish. The wine list is extensive. It was a wonderful experience!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Always reliable (as was its ancestor 21 Federal). Excellent food, top notch service. Best bang for the buck for high end dining on Nantucket. So glad the new proprietors did not mess with the layout/decor too much. 21 Federal was a Nantucket institution and its new incarnation has not strayed too far from its venerable past in vibe and overall quality.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Thought the menu was a little difficult . Kale must be the new salad. Friends have been talking about it. What happened to the old fashion Ceasaar salad? Kale is a definite taste. But the desserts were fabulous. Trisha
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    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss the strozzapretti!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Loved the strozzapretti w chx sausage & broccoli rabe. Also had a special of raw oysters w shaved ice & lemon...to die for! Cool, small outdoor dining space.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food...no service
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food, once it arrives is really delicious. The service is non existentent. The servers do not suffer from bad attitude but just need training. Our server was completely in that the dark about the wine list and the when asked about gluten free options, we were told that they had gluten free pasta then the person with the gluten allergy was given bread by the same person. It was actually funny. Go for the food, bring patience for the service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Meal!
    CinderellaSusanVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Had a delicious meal with our three teenagers. Every course was terrific. Would highly recommend for a special night out. Updated Italian menu.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Johnny B, the bartender, makes this place. He is one of a kind, has a great personality and makes everyone feel special.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • huge mistake going here for dinner
    Bigcashsteve
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    If you're looking for traditional Italian, this is not the right place. There is hardly anything traditional on the very PRICEY menu, which in itself is very odd. The waitress was very far off in here estimate of portion size, so instead of ordering half portions, we ordered full, and ended up having far too much leftover food and paying an extra $36 for it... As for the food, there was far too many flavors going on, and a serious over usage of garlic in the spaghetti with clams. Other weird notes about this place..one small slice of bread is served person, fried lemons in the calamari, a very uncharming atmosphere. If you like hoity toity dining, this is your spot, otherwise, don't expect to enjoy it for the price.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    So many choices, all awesome! We had the scallops and cod entrees, my daughter had the oysters, I had a salad. Everything was great. The portions were a little bigger than usual for Nantucket. Our server was very knowledgable and paced the meal perfectly.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Excellent Food Experience
    Wantgreatfood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    So many wonderful menu choices but the deep fried sausage stuffed starter is a given every time I am there. I try to make different selections each time and just when I think I've decided the server offers the specials!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • 'comme ci, comme ça'
    juds18VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Waitress didn't seem to care for changes being made to any of the orders! I am a vegetarian and most of the pasta dishes had meat. My changes werent major. The dish was really good but the amount of the full portion was like a half portion at any other restaurant. Felt the price was ridiculous.... Otherwise it was good....
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  • Fabulous!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A fabulous start to the season! Great food, great service, great ambiance!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DG123
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Service could have been better. Have eaten here in the past and enjoyed it more in previous visits.
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    romantic, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    JfabVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Best meal I have had all year. Pricey, but worth every penny! I'd be back in a heartbeat.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Wait staff needs etiquette training
    boodaloo
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our server, although pleasant, continually interrupted our table conversation instead of waiting for a break in the conversation. It happened so much it was noticed by everyone at the table. If you want to be a high class restaurant, be respectful of the people talking. The bus person also tried to clear individual plates b4 others were finished - several times - our guest finally had to say - cant you see, not all of us are finished!!!! Other than that, the meal was delish! Thanks.
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  • Great ambience
    brewsie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Fabulous old historic building in downtown Nantucket retains its old flavor. Italian menu very interesting & was unusual & outstanding. Our appetizers & entries were beyond our expectations. We will definitely return. House wine by the glass is expensive.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Service was bad
    TheDudeVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Service was terrible. Food was good. Our orders were rushed and over lapped courses. When we complained we were ignored for the rest of the evening. Bill took forever to come. Never again. Oran Mor much finer restaurant
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  • Nantucket Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We enjoyed our dining experience & our service was excellent! :)
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Ate upstairs with Holly and stayed til close. 5 great hours of eating and drinking (her famous Espresso Martini's!)
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