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Il Venetian, Cleveland, OH

Il Venetian

4.7
4.7
380 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

9:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Romantic

  • Cleveland

    Great for fine wines

  • Cleveland

    Romantic

  • Cleveland

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant! Food was impressive and delicious! The live music was great. Staff was very welcoming. Our server, Anna, was amazing. We will definitely come back.
  2. EH

    EricaH

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! This was our second time dining here and it was incredible from start to finish!
  3. GB

    GregB

    Cleveland

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was the first time dining here and the food was superb along with the restaurant’s opulent decor and atmosphere.
  4. CB

    CierraB

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husbands Birthday and had a wonderful time, thank you!
  5. B

    Billybudd

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Slow checkin as they played with 2 laptops Waitress talk really fast and was hard to understand. Drink service very slow and one drink delayed because out of vermouth Food was pretty good for 2 and so so for two Ambiance seemed more bar like than elegant dining. No real warmth It was high priced but not super expensive…nice red wine list by glass but not real good for white. We were really anticipating the evening and were disappointed. Fortunately we were with good friends and enjoyed our evening. Doubt we would ever return They did deduct a round of drinks because of the delays. We did not ask for it and never complained about anything
  6. S

    Seriousaboutfood

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta we have had in Cleveland! Great atmosphere, service and food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! What an experience! The ambience, the service and the food were magnificent!
  8. BH

    BrandonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely good food and service. Girlfriends birthday celebration was fantastic and this is now our favorite restaurant since moving to Cleveland a few months ago! Will definitely be back!!
  9. TM

    TimM

    Cleveland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good dining experience
  10. ND

    NiecyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bob the manager and Sarah the server was excellent! Thank youuuu guys again.
  11. P

    Pskk

    Cleveland

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection and presentation. Excellent daily specials. Service prompt.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was fair. My sons steak was good and the gnocchi with the vodka sauce was good. The martinis where terrible.
  13. EZ

    EldarZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, thank you. It was anniversary dinner
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Venetian had an amazing ambiance, from the decor to my place setting everything was as you’d expect it to be. The menu was filled with a lot of options to choose from. I ate the seafood pasta. The dish had a really good spice and all the seafood was well prepared. I will say the staff was prompt and very polite. This place is definitely on the return list. I don’t remember my waitresses but she was probably one of the best I have had. The only thing that I will say that wasn’t appropriate there was a tall male manager a very slender gentleman. This man walked the floor checking and observing the floor. Well I found it odd he spoke to the customers at the surrounding tables then made it past my table with no greeting. Although his actions were unsettling the restaurant is still a worth while experience.
  15. TH

    TedH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great Dining experience with world class food and service.
  16. E

    Eincle

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    went for second annual birthday dinner. had exact same thing; roasted beet salad and long bone veal chop parmesan. DELICIOUS! Service was excellent; water glasses refilled often, drinks orders taken when needed and food just really quite good. This is not a complaint but a small suggestion; the music was just a touch loud. There was a flutist there and he was excellent. Just needed to speaker volume turned down a notice. For a thursday the bar and lounge were crowded and the dining area maybe 40%. Guess people are out and about compared to a year ago. :) The place isn't inexpensive but portions are large and very good. A great place. Parking at hotel entry was $15.00. Not expensive for a downtown venue but did hope there would be some sort of parking validation; there wasnt. Definitely going back and have to force myself try something different
  17. N

    Nattyj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here to celebrate a birthday, and have a romantic evening out. Our server, Aiden, was attentive without being intrusive. The service he provided was absolutely phenomenal. Our meal was well presented and delicious! This was my second trip to Il Venetian, and it will remain on my list for future visits.
  18. h

    hroh

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Delicious, generous portions.
  19. AC

    AutumnC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Aiden was a wonderful server. All of the food was excellent. Atmosphere was nice, tables were perhaps a bit close together.
  20. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nick gave us outstanding service. He was very friendly and kind. He helped make our experience wonderful
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service at Il Venetian are excellent. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and could not be more pleased. The fresh pasta, grilled octopus, and chicken parmigiana were stand outs. The cocktails were top of the heap. Our waitress, Gina, was fantastic. I am not crazy about the restaurant’s layout. Tables are a too close to the bar so when you’re eating you look at the backs of folks at the bar. Jazz music in the background worked. Overall a great place for a special dinner.
  22. C

    Chele

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful meal and gorgeous setting.
  23. AK

    AnnK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    you can’t find better food or staff in all of Cleveland!
  24. K

    Kathleen

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We continue to find it disappointing that valet parking is the only option for parking when dining, and the charge is $15.00, plus gratuity.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really nice, the space itself was really mind blowing and very comfortable. Specially in this freezing weather, it was the best place to be. The food was amazing, service top notch. Overall it was a good anniversary date night, I’ll definitely come back sometimes.
  26. DH

    DinaH

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend in from out of town and wanted to take her somewhere special for her 50th birthday. We had a delicious meal and a fantastic time. Aiden, our server, was incredible and perfectly attentive. The sommelier, Mark, selected fantastic wines for us and the manager, Robert, made sure the celebration was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!
  27. CS

    CathyS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, elegant restaurant. Everything was perfect-from the first sip of wine to getting the last few bites of our fantastic meals boxed up in order to get to Playhouse Square in time for a performance. Everyone was very courteous and attentive. Great spot for downtown dining and cocktails.
  28. L

    janelleL

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was excellent! The ambiance is elegant and the food was incredible.
  29. JC

    JoeCPA

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best meatballs on the planet. I would recommend Il Venetian to everyone that doesn't mind spending around $100 per person. Outstanding!
  30. DV

    DennisV

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Portion sizes were on point and left very happy.
  31. A

    Antonio

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, outstanding service and ambiance. Live musician was great. Highly recommended
  32. MC

    MitchC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space for a business lunch.
  33. EM

    EricaM

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came before the theater. We were served quickly. The beet salad we shared was huge and delicious. My steak melted in my mouth. My husbands shrimp pasta cooked perfectly. Everyone makes us feel very welcome. Love the back room. Quiet, warm and romantic.
  34. t

    tracy

    Cleveland

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    We were put in the back corner near the kitchen when other tables were available. Did not move us when I asked for a different table. There were many tables open, and still open when we left. Will not go back after being treated like that.
  35. BE

    BeckyE

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Carpaccio was just ok but the meatballs, steak and drinks were perfect. Very enjoyable! Would go back
  36. e

    elisabethh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Went for an anniversary dinner, our server brought us over complimentary glasses of champagne to celebrate. It was a little pricey but you definitely got what you paid for. Would return.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hamilton show. The
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional, and the food was to die for. I had the bolognese and my husband had the chicken parmigiana. We will be back!
  39. C

    Cindy421

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I have to give this restaurant A for effort but a C+ for execution. The service was wonderful and very attentive. The fresh pasta is very good. My Venetian salad was overdressed, and my partner's Cesear was too heavy on the mayonnaise with not enough garlic and anchovies. My partner absolutely loved his veal agnolotti and would highly recommend, while the seafood pasta the seafood was a little overcooked. The lemon cheesecake dessert was superb. We will definitely try this restaurant again because they are striving to have a better dining experience than the majority of restaurants in Cleveland.
  40. AM

    AndyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I've dined here multiple times and the most recent wasn't great. We had drinks, apps and caesar salads - all which took a longer than normal time to get. The Calamari was subpar and so were the salads, however the grilled Octopus was great. I'll give it another shot but service needs to step up their speed.

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 4.7 stars by 380 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 26 times today
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

  • 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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