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Il Venetian, Cleveland, OH

Il Venetian

4.8
4.8
212 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 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 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FA

    FoodAppreciation

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Our first - and last - dining experience at Il Venetian. After hearing rave reviews, we were excited to dine at this restaurant. We had an early evening reservation and seated in the aisle way of main traffic, also near the bar, which was disturbing by guests and constant flow of servers. Although the decor was gorgeous, we were not in a pleasing area. Our appetizer and salad were very tasty, but unfortunately the server didn't time the entrees appropriately and they were given to us before we finished our starters. The $68 CAB Ribeye was not worth it; I make better quality steaks at home and serving it with beans was a turn off.
  2. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening. Our server, Christine, was very fun, and the food was fantastic!
  3. JZ

    JenniferZ

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great for a date night. Wonderful attentive service. Good food and delicious drinks.
  4. 2

    2dine4

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pre-playhouse early dinner. What a perfect setting with a very attentive server and staff and food prepared very timely with no rushing. Christine kept the dinner lively and efficient. The food was delicious, especially the burrata salad and lasagna, and the Italian wine pairings were perfect. Our first time dining here and it definitely rises to the top of our list for downtown fine Cleveland dining.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    165 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect
  6. B

    Bethhuff59

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Seemed understaffed. Waited a long time for drinks and bill. Beautiful inside. Amazing glasswork.
  7. MS

    MeaghanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great one thing was we were there for a birthday and not even a desert for the birthday boy was given to him.
  8. B

    Blecherj

    Miami

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I expect wait times at high end restaurants in Miami, though I shouldn't have to wait at all in Cleveland, Ohio. 20 minute wait for an 8:30 reservation in a busy-ish (but not full) restaurant. Bartender competently made two cocktails during the wait, but wasn't at all personable or welcoming. Once seated, they use a version of a "hype man" to greet you at your table. He sort of fluffs you about the positive aspects of the restaurant to get you in the mood, but that was a bit odd. Food well-prepared, flavorful, and temp ok. Not remarkable by any means. Shared salad split in kitchen, which is appreciated. Wine glass had lipstick smudge on rim, which I addressed directly with management (because if the waiter brings me that glass to drink from, he's not the one who needs to know about it). Glass replaced by manager with regrets. I didn't ask for it, but they comped the $20 glass of wine. Waiter was a bit clumsy and inexperienced (slopplily fumbled replacement cutlery during course changes). Food eaten: Rigatoni with Sunday gravy (meatball, sausage and short rib) very good, gnocchi (light and a bit bland), beet salad (fresh), sorbetto very good (lemon basil and mango).
  9. JL

    JasonL

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Great service, of course. An expensive restaurant always has great service. My wife and I had the waygu, antipasto, beet salad, Venetian salad, ny strip and filet. The experience is great. The service is great. I feel like my rating is low because we didn’t get the pasta. It an Italian restaurant l, we really wanted steak. With that being said, it was ok. I give it 3.9 out of 5. Unfortunately I don’t think we’ll return because it’s expensive and was nothing extraordinary. It was very good and please try it but it just wasn’t for us.
  10. C

    Cox1

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for a serene dining experience, look no further. Service prompt and friendly. Food cultivated with care and attention to detail. Cocktails are truly crafted.
  11. DC

    DevonC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere and food, drinks are delicious. Worth every penny, will be back!
  12. MC

    MarieC

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Very knowledgeable wait staff, including deep knowledge of the cocktail menu and wines. From the moment we were greeted until we left it was evident each of the staff was engaged in making our evening extra special.The food was above the usual "hotel fare" and comparably priced to other restaurants in the area.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mama’s Lasagna was amazing!
  14. MR

    MatthewR

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special evening with a special person was enhanced by delicious food, excellent service, wonderful recommendations, and a friendly knowledgeable group that made a delightful evening. Tony, Brianna and Jack are delightful people who made for a great evening. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
  15. PF

    PeterF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak I’ve ever had. Amazing venue, service, and people! Highly recommend!!
  16. J

    Jenn

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. We have been here twice in the last week and have tried multiple dishes. Everything has been great. The pastas are all homemade and delicious. Service is top notch. I recommend this restaurant.
  17. JM

    JonathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, quiet place, great service from waitress
  18. r

    rdjg

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best waitresses we’ve ever had anywhere and when we complimented her she said it was only her second day on this job! AMAZING! Also exceptional sommelier; very personable and helpful. And a fabulous meal, too. Very highly recommended!!
  19. c

    cq44

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and outstanding service. Thank you.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely return!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place, always a great experience. Thank you Christy.
  22. FK

    FoodKing

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food. Staff could be a little more interactive.
  23. M

    Mary

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Harrison, was outstanding. The I loved the gnocchi with the ricotta.
  24. MG

    MarkG

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and value!
  25. AF

    AlfredF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant experience from the valet to the servers. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menus. The food preparation and presentation were top notch. Only complaint is the jazz is played in a loop and is to loud for dinner conversation.
  26. KM

    KibasMom

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was okay and it was kinda expensive. It took the waiter 15-20 minutes to take our drink order. The assistant manager was great because he explained the menu in detail. I wouldn’t eat here if you were in a rush.
  27. D

    Diane

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the prices fair. Our server was polite, not overly friendly and served us efficiently. I especially enjoyed the blueberry risotto and the pistachio crusted tuna. I look forward to returning to try other dishes.
  28. RM

    RickM

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went on a Thursday night before a show at Playhouse Square. It was not packed like so many of the restaurants closer to the theater district. The service was great. Joy was friendly but not too familiar. She got each order correct and split some dishes for us. All of the food (appetizers, salads and main courses) had great presentation and were well prepared. The restaurant itself is truly beautiful. We arrived early and they would have seated us right away but we went to the bar and had a cocktail. Good service and a very good Manhattan. I had the lamb shank and it was excellent. They had a very nice wine selection and it was easy to find a nice compliment to each of our meals. We have had the Broadway Series tickets at Playhouse Square for three years now and have been going to dinner before the show each time. This is a great choice and we will be returning soon.
  29. J

    Joe1

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants. Cleveland has many good restaurants but only a few great ones. Il Venetian is a great restaurant. The steak is great. The pasta is great. The dining room is beautiful. Worth every penny.
  30. CL

    CLEDiner

    Cleveland

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was outstanding with menu offerings unique to most Italian restaurants. Dinner was enjoyed in a well done remodel of a tired old venue in the Downtown Cleveland Marriott. The space now has its own cozy bar and seating that is primarily away from the lounge. The wine selection is ample both by the glass and bottle. The attention by all the staff was excellent and very professional, and our waiter was conversant in all the details of the menu preparation. Finally, the assortment of house made sweets including a wide selection of sorbets and gelatos completed an exceptional meal.
  31. J

    Jms966

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 5th time dining. We went for a business lunch. The food and service was amazing. My colleagues meatballs were undercooked. Took her 1.5 meatballs to figure it out but when she did the waiter was notified. The next series of events is what sets this place above an beyond others. The waiter immediately apologized and offered to replace the meal in full. Since the portion of food was larger she declined stating that we was full anyway. Next the manager comes over, had her his card and says "this meal is on us, we apologize and hope you will give us another chance". First class all the way. I have recommended this place often and it never disappoints. That level of service and commitment to their product will have me coming back over and over. Kudos to you for understanding customer service.
  32. SF

    StephanieF

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food, beautiful venue... Amateur service. Really incredible food and presentation. Gorgeous atmosphere. However, a bunch of little things added up to make the service stick out (and not in a good way). Hostess didn't have the authority to decide where to seat us without her manager's permission so we waited a few minutes at the entrance. We were seated but only given food menus. Had to ask for the drink menu, and then we were only given a cocktail list and not the wine list. We ended up deciding on cocktails, and when we ordered them and even after we received them, the huge wine glasses that we were not going to use sat on the table taking up space. Had to keep asking for water refills otherwise it wasn't going to happen. Our plates sat on the table long after we were done eating, and were not cleared until after we got the check. The staff was very polite and friendly, but clearly inexperienced for the caliber of restaurant Il Venetian aims to be.
  33. DS

    DavidS

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I visited II Venetian this weekend. I am not one to write restaurant reviews, but this was a impressionable visit. We were promptly greeted by the host who introduced our waitress Joy upon being seated. Even though this is a restaurant in a hotel the decor and initial ambiance were representative of the high quality local Millennia Hospitality Group. It certainly does not have that stigma often associated with a "hotel" location. The wine list and menu offers a wide variety of impressive choices appropriate for an Italian themed restaurant. Our waitress was well educated on the menu and promptly answered any questions. Both the presentation and preparation of our choices were above our expectation. From the initial bite of the Primi wild mushroom ragu over polenta to the house made lobster ravioli, the explosive flavors left an permanent impression on mental taste-buds. We look forward to returning to try the other mouth watering options on the menu. In our opinion II Venetian has put itself at the top of the Millennia Hospitality Group restaurants. Lastly the personal service from the host, waitress Joy, and Symone put our experience over the top.
  34. f

    fishprincess

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food, the ambiance and service. Never had a bad meal here. Noah, our server, was professional, efficient and personable. We had calamari, beet salad, beef carpaccio and the polenta/mushroom apps. All were exceptional! Had the veal agnolotti (not to be missed!), branzino (delicious preparation with skin on), chicken saltimbocca was not as expected based on viewing pictures online it looked completely different with more of a tomato type sauce in fact we thought they may have given us the veal parmigiana accidentally, had the mushroom mafaldine pasta which is one of my favorites. Excellent cocktails! I reserved on OpenTable and noted that it was my sister's birthday. To my surprise, they brought out a dessert with a candle! How nice that they noted it and followed through. Much appreciated! My favorite restaurant in Cleveland!!
  35. WL

    WallaceL

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food is consistently good and the atmosphere/decorations is one of the best in the city!
  36. J

    Jhor

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    My party of 4 enjoyed our meals. The server and manager were attentive and the food was great. Portion sizes were good so you shouldn’t leave hungry. It was pretty dead on a Friday evening which is surprising based on our experience.
  37. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place. Very accommodating and knowledgeable staff. Excellent food from start to finish.
  38. p

    pkalus

    Cleveland

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besides the food it is a great place because you can actually hold a conversation without yelling at each other.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was apparent that there is a miscommunication in the kitchen and difficulty transitioning between chefs.
  40. JG

    JohnG

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner! Only input I have is you need to lower all those Gorgeous Murano/Venetian Chandeliers!! They are too beautiful to be crammed up against the ceiling!! You can’t appreciate their beauty with out getting a sore neck!

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 212 OpenTable diners.

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 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 Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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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