Venetian Moon

4.8
88 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Venetian Moon, located in Reading, Massachusetts, serves a variety of authentic Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. The rustic décor and freshly made meals make dining at Venetian Moon a treat. Try one of the restaurant’s many appetizers such as the bruschetta or the stuffed mushrooms to start out your meal.

Whether you’re in the mood for something hearty and want to try the veal marsala or the chicken parmigiana or if you’re craving something lighter like the vodka chicken, Venetian Moon has a menu option for every appetite. The restaurant also offers a space for your next private event or party. Top off your experience with an order of homemade tiramisu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 88 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was quick, attentive and offered great suggestions. The food was amazing and well portioned. Will recommend to everyone!!

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Teddy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary with friends. We sat downstairs and it was beautiful. Our waitress was very helpful when we ordered our drinks because Venetian Moon has an extensive drink menu. Our food was delicious, from the appetizers to dessert. Great place to celebrate a special occasion!

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JosephF
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Should've eaten downstairs, which was quieter and classier. (tables with tablecloths) We ate upstairs in a booth next to the bar. Felt like waitress was 'rushing us'. I want a relaxed pace. Coconut martini tasted 'spicy', no flavor of coconut.

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DuaneW
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive wait staff. Seated immediately and as always high quality delicious food. Fruitti DiMare was hot spicy and loaded with fresh seafood and the wife’s chicken saltimbocca was delicious.

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ErinT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was delicious. Martinis were great and staff was friendly.

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vipdorcy
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service and great environment.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was great, but the service was not. We had to constantly flag down our waitress to get service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time visiting Venetian Moon and we were not disappointed. We had a 6:15 reservation and were seated promptly in the downstairs dining room. The waitress came and took our drink orders and they were excellent, I had the Venetian Mai-Tai and my wife the Aqua martini. We passed on apps, but enjoyed the yummy loaf of bread and dipping oil. My wife ordered the Lobster Pie with a side of sautéed broccoli, loaded with lobster chunks and delicious stuffing, which she thoroughly enjoyed. I opted for the Veal Cacciatore with homemade fusilli pasta in plum tomato sauce, it was truly as good as it gets. Finished with a cup of coffee to diminish the “glow” of the Mai-Tai. I would consider the pricing moderate for the times we live in, most entrees $20-30 and solid drinks around $15. We will be back, highly recommended!

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KimW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was fair service was horrible. Will not be going back

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tarad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservation was on time. No waiting. Food came out and was great! Will definitely be back

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AndreaD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard the martinis were amazing, but had no idea how outstanding the food and service is. Can’t wait to go back❤️

JA
JenniferA
New England
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent. Our a server Jim was great, very attentive.

JB
vipJB14
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were excellent and the ambiance was nice and quiet for a relaxed and intimate dining experience. We will be back!

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RobertW
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service that went above and beyond expectations. Great selection of dishes well prepared.

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vipbrendam
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can I give the Venetian Moon 6 stars?
Fantastic service, fantastic martinis, fantastic food!

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vipXygris
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louis was amazing! The food was so good, and the Martini’s were heavenly.

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vipWoody
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good as usual. Missed Paul at the bar but Jason was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience! Host was very friendly and showed us different seating options, we chose to sit upstairs which had more of a bar/lounge vibe. Our server was great and gave us a few menu recommendations as we couldn’t decide what to get. We ended up getting the arancini, eggplant, chicken pesto, and chicken vodka which were all great! I also tried the sangria which was very good. They also have a great martini menu, can’t wait to go back and try one!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fruite de Mare was excellent! Extensive martini menu. Highly recommend the dark espresso and chocolate cream martini.

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vipblcahoon
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time and wonderful food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was amazing!!! He took such great care of our large party. He made our experience fantastic! Will return for him!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect experience for my mom’s birthday. The food was perfect, the drinks were unbelievable, and Jim took amazing care of us!

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KrisT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, Great service. Keith was fantastic with our large party. Get the mussels fra diavolo - we ALWAYS get then, so so good.

PR
vipPaulineR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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KelleyC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was OUTSTANDING!! Our server Jim was such a pleasure to talk with. My only recommendation is maybe turn down the music a little. We will be back!

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CindyF
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here quite a few times, it wasn’t as busy as they usually are which was nice. They did not have enough servers on the floor our waiter had to many tables that he forgot about us a few times but understandable. Food was delicious as usual

JD
JessicaD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Venetian Moon! The food is amazing and the drinks are delicious. I was happy they still have dividers up separating tables, not only for safety but I enjoyed the privacy they provided. We were able to converse at a normal level.

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Brandy
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local gem with nice atmosphere, a very good bar menu, and delicious Italian offerings. We tried veal Marsala, chicken parmigiana and a salmon entree, and we all left with to go boxes! Caprese salad was a good appetizer but it was better last time, tiramisu dessert was great. Definitely recommend reservations if you’re going on a weekend night and you won’t be disappointed

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vipMegs
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the area! Food and drinks are always amazing.

MM
MaryannM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is fantastic here, a lot of fresh made options and choices. You will not find a better drink menu.
Would prefer a paper menu again, but that's reality now.

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Cheryl
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and food were excellent! We had a great server, and we loved the atmosphere

MG
vipMarciaG
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, very good service. From Arizona we thought it was a bit pricey.

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vipSam11
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was excellent, food was fantastic and martinis were perfect. Great night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service!

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food choices and the martinis are excellent! Our new favorite restaurant

CC
CCSC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great drinks good food
Just took longer than expected for food
On a whole will recommend to friends

CC
vipCindyC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding variety of menu choices, all of which are prepared with perfection and are gastronomic/culinary artistry . The service was excellent as usual. The decor & ambiance have a NYC “feel” with a chillaxing experience that you don’t get in the city. Five stars all around. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Excellent cocktails as well!

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mmoulton
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, it's a favorite for mr and my husband. We love their food and of course, their martinis. They are all so delicious! Try the strawberry coconut or mai thai ones, oh-me-oh-my!

Also, Keith is an excellent server. He's genuinely polite and doesn't pretend or try to be extra. Our drinks and food got to us quickly, and he even accommodated us to a different table after we were freezing by the A/C vent.

Overall, a solid place!

FAQs

Venetian Moon is rated 4.8 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.