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Il Venetian, Cleveland, OH

Il Venetian

4.8
4.8
706 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Venetian Born Chef Alberto Leandri prepares flavors from home for Clevelanders at this upscale, modern Italian restaurant. The menu will feature handmade pastas, fresh fish and seafood, fine meats, and artisan pastries and gelato.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 241-4800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Leandri
  • Private party facilities
    Elegant private ballroom and boardroom centrally located at Key Tower. Floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows with panoramic views of the downtown Cleveland cityscape and Lake Erie.
  • Private party contact
    arusnak@stclairballroom.com: (216) 241-4300
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Cleveland
  • Parking details
    Valet, Street Parking, Hotel Parking, Surrounding Parking Garages and Lots
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Eclipse at Il Venetian

    Apr 7, 2024 only
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  • Easter at Il Venetian

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Join us for Easter on March 31st at Il Venetian

What 706 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Italian

  • Cleveland

    Romantic

  • Cleveland

    Italian

706 Reviews
  1. Seriousaboutfood

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Venetian has become our go to spot before an evening at Playhouse Square. Five minutes from the restaurant to park at the theater. Great food! Great entertainment! Great evening!!!

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  2. DonG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     it was my first time, and I'll definitely come back. Service was fantastic and the food was excellent. Grade vibe, upscale, and sophisticated.

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  3. lovetoeatout

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was beautiful. Food was great. Service could have been better. We sat down and waitress took around 5 min to greet us. It seemed she had too many tables and could have used some help.

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  4. RWM1906

    Cleveland

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had an absolutely delightful dinner Saturday, February 18, 2024 at II Venetian. Our server, Adelina, took excellent care of us and made us feel welcome and was attentive and professional. The ambiance of II Venetian is upscale, elegant and relaxing. We started out with delicious bread and an herb-infused olive oil for dipping the bread that we enjoyed with our cocktails. Adelina did a fine job summarizing the menu and specials and gave us plenty of time to decide what entrees to order. She also advised us that the salads are large and recommended we split one Caesar salad, which we did, and half a salad each was perfect. Our eggplant and wild mushroom pasta dinners were delicious, served piping hot and nicely presented. For dessert, my partner enjoyed the spumoni while I enjoyed the tiramisu, both beautifully presented. Dinner tonight was one of my partner's Christmas present to me and I can't think of a better present! This was our first time to dine at II Venetian and we will be back with friends in the near future. II Venetian is another "true gem" in Cleveland and we will be spreading the word to all our friends. We also appreciated the manager stopping by to visit and make sure our meals were meeting/exceeding our expectations (yes to both!). Upon leaving, he gave us his card with phone number to call to make future reservations, which we will do. Thank you for a lovely evening and we look forward to experiencing many more fabulous dinners!

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  5. WilliamJ

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurant in Cleveland hands down... 5 stars across the board, from the valet to the host to the wait staff not to mention the Manger being very hospitable... Truly a great experiences, we'll be returning real soon...

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  6. StevenG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a quiet, romantic dinner. The food was great and the service was spot on.

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  7. MikeG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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  8. JimD

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food here is always outstanding, with a great variety of real Italian dishes. The service is professional and attentive, not intrusive. The Murano chandeliers help create an ambiance that feels like Venice in Cleveland.

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  9. JackieT

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the BEST Valentine's dinner here! The service, food and wine were incredible. We will definitely be returning!

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  10. AllersK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a GREAT choice for dinner! the food was aaaahhhhmazing...taste/presentation/freshness.... Dessert was so good too! Our server was super sweet and knowledgeable about the menu and cocktails. The hostesses were great and so pleasant too! I can't wait to come back for another great night out experience!

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  11. JenniferG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Venetian because they were recently trained in food allergies by the Allison Rose Foundation. My daughter safely ate gluten free pasta with a mushroom and herb sauce, sauteed spinach and vanilla gelato. She has severe allergies to egg, peanut, tree nut, sesame, shellfish and fish. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about food preparation. She had a fabulous meal - thank you!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Loved it. Every time the food is delicious been here 3 times. Will be back

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  13. patw

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous selections of pastas. Wine was outstanding. We will definitely be back

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  14. JamesC

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was all perfectly on point and the level of service was truly next level. We appreciated that the server picked up on my partner's pronouns and used them throughout the night.

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  15. CharlesR

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service! plan to return soon.

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  16. jenx

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeted warmly at the door, escorted to our table by a friendly hostess, our sever was outstanding, and the food was delicious. Every staff member provided excellent service and the ambiance is perfect.

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  17. TommasoM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Semplicemente Fantastico! Nient’altro da dire al riguardo.

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  18. Danny

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a lovely evening due the professionalism of all involved at the restaurant to make that happen

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  19. GaryG

    Cleveland

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. From the initial greeting at the door through the entire drinks, apps and meal, everything was perfect. Jameal (sorry if I misspelled) was an excellent waiter. He recommended our wine selections which were perfect. And also our meals. Met the manager Robert and he was so gracious and helpful. We cannot wait to come back and share the experience with our friends!

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  20. Eaterofworlds

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best service and food for the money. Highly recommend rack of lamb

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  21. beckym

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Cleveland! We had an outstanding dinner-homemade pasta and lamb chops that were out of this world. Very knowledgeable sommelier helped us pick a wine that paired perfectly with our meals. We are going back soon and often.

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  22. LisaK

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meatballs are a must. I never liked polenta until I had this dish

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  23. FouadA

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply excellent. Extensive wine list, delicious food, superior service. My steak was perfectly cooked medium rare. The burgundy Chablis was perfect and treat to find on a wine list. Our waiter, Parker, took care of our every need.

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  24. BrianB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great service! I will go back. The salmon was excellent.

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  25. marianag

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, very stylish , great location. Service was outstanding and the food was great. Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant!

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  26. TedH

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wine, service. Treated like family. Great gem of Cleveland!,

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent. Portions were small for the price.

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  28. ShannonB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and good were wonderful! We will definitely be back.

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  29. EricaM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely night out. great martinis. good wine. beet salad delicious. tuna perfect. chicken moist and tasty. friendly service. one of our favorite places.

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  30. KeithR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good spot for a business lunch. Pleasant and open. Staff appropriately attentive yet respectful of conversation.

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  31. Zippy

    Oklahoma City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reliable excellent food and service. Would easily cost 50% more for this quality in NYC.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a pleasant surprise. We would say 10/10!!!

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  33. KimberlyS

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time having dinner there. Food and service was exceptional.

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  34. Barbara

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Some large portions. Disappointed in the beet salad - a few chunks of beets around the plate but mostly a big pile of argula in the middle. Music was excellent.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and sexy dining room, excellent food and perfect service. We had the calamari, pistachio crusted Ahi Tuna and Veal Parmesan. Thank you for a great evening.

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  36. BchwdFoodie

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a special place with outstanding food. The Caesar salad is the best I've ever had. Great cocktails - the White Russian!. Excellent service. If you have questions they will be answered. If you know what you're doing, they leave you to it.

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  37. svasil

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been there several times and have never been disappointed with the food or drinks. It’s delicious.

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  38. MaryV

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love every aspect of our dinning experience, the food, service and ambiance was all wonderful! It was a true delight!

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  39. JeannieV

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences my Fiancé and I have ever had! We were thoroughly impressed by everything including the ambiance, wine list, the customer service and some of the best Italian food we have ever had. We tried one of the evening's specials, the ravioli carbonara, thank you Bob, and it was phenomenal! Unlike anything I have ever tried, it was truly delightful and I could eat that every morning for breakfast! We also shared the veal chop parmesan which was delicious and the chef's special agnolotti recipe passed down to him by his mother, which was also amazing. If you are in town and able to snag a reservation, do yourself a favor and book a table!

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  40. JayS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just outstanding food and service. We will be returning and spreading the word!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Il Venetian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 241-4800.

Il Venetian is rated 4.8 stars by 706 OpenTable diners.

Il Venetian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Venetian

100 East St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Cleveland
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet, Street Parking, Hotel Parking, Surrounding Parking Garages and Lots
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alberto Leandri
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (216) 241-4800
  • Private party facilities
    Elegant private ballroom and boardroom centrally located at Key Tower. Floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows with panoramic views of the downtown Cleveland cityscape and Lake Erie.
  • Private party contact
    arusnak@stclairballroom.com: (216) 241-4300
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