VENETO

4.8
411 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
VENETO is a dining experience that brings to life the history, culture, and traditions of a region in Northeastern Italy. It's a warm, enlightening setting that leaves bodies, minds, and spirits nourished through quality, handmade cuisine — best shared in good company, with love.

Our menu honors year-round classical favorites and seasonal specialties from the region of Veneto, with ingredients coming from Italy and the finest local purveyors. But it's the experience around those elements that you won't forget.

Being at VENETO is like being in Amy & Marco's home. It's a warm, inviting environment curated with one-of-a-kind antique European furniture and accessories, from the hundreds-year old Italian sofa in the dining room to the Italian marble in the restrooms. We want you comfortable, relaxed, and immersed in Italian culture as you ponder the menu, soak up new knowledge, and enjoy inspired conversation along the way.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing for our anniversary - it was one of the best meals we’ve ever had!

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TuttoBene21
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Veneto is a lovely, intimate establishment. We had the risotto (creamily outstanding), and the filet of angus (which was also outstanding and cooked perfectly). The crostata albicocca was the best I’ve ever eaten...and I lived in Northern Italy for two years and ate my share there. The noise level got a bit loud by the end of the evening - there are lots of hard surfaces - but it was still enjoyable. Might have been a challenge if dining with anyone with impaired hearing.

The only l thing that was a bit odd was a comment Marco made about the risotto: he made sure to tell us it was real Italian risotto (which was exactly why we were there). I think it was an attempt to make sure we understood - perhaps other diners have had an issue - but it we are not neophytes to risotto or to Veneto. It was all fine. I also appreciated Marco choosing a wonderful wine in our price range to suit our menu choices.

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vipMagician
Salt Lake City
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy and Marco are the most gracious hosts. They offer an exceptional dining experience with excellent food and an unparalleled wine cellar. We always enjoy our time in their care.

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vipGrant
Salt Lake City
89 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my retirement with my bride, we could go nowhere else but the Veneto. A perfect spring evening on the patio was just the ticket. Amy showed us to one of our favorite tables. For this special occasion (I plan to retire just once) we had reviewed the menu online and had decided what to have before we arrived. After having a glass of white wine each (Friulano for her, Prosecco for me) and our diverse beginnings, we shared the dry aged t-bone Piemontese beef. While a little pricier than some menu items, she said I was probably worth it. We asked Marco to choose a Barolo that would compliment the beef, match our starters and celebrate the occasion. The Conterno Cascina Francia 2004 Barolo, was perfect. Now, this beef may have the most lovely flavors of any on Earth, along with a tenderness not easily found. If you are not certain, ask how to slice it before you begin. I had learned the wrong direction and until recently not understood what the term tender beef meant. We both had the panna cotta with balsamic vinegar for our dolce followed, as always, by a cup of espresso. This was a meal we shall not soon forget.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience with fabulous service and good food.

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vipFrequentDiner
Salt Lake City
39 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto has not skipped a beat during the recent craziness - food is still the best, as is the service and ambiance - this restaurant is truly a gift that everyone should enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipGrant
Salt Lake City
90 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring time and outdoor dining have arrived. We had a wonderful experience on the Veneto's back patio. This evening the temperature was just a little cool, so our jackets made us very comfy. The food as always was absolutely scrumptious . After a shared starter of the burrata and prosciutto, my bride had the poached egg with asparagus while I ate the beef tartar. For our primi, she had the ever so creamy spaghetti with zucchini, and I had the tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce. For the secondi, she had the branzino, while I ate the marvelous Lombata Wagu. Marco suggested for our very diverse selections, that we share a bottle of Nervi Conterno Gattinara, a wine made from the Nebbiolo grape, as is Barolo and Barbaresco. It was a perfect solution. She then had the panna cotta with balsamic and I had the semifreddo followed by espresso for each. The informality of the patio makes it fun to have conversations with other tables. We have met many people from other states and regions, and everyone is always pleasant.

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BBeer
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great value.
Marco is incredible!
Extra mile service.
Will be back soon.

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Jere
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto never disappoints. Marco and Amy do a wonderful job. Veneto is one of our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and amazing service and food

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kat13smith
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our meal. We had the Spring Tasting Menu with the wine pairing. I believe it is the most money I have spent on a meal - and it was worth every single penny. The food was beautiful and delicious - excellently paired with wine throughout the evening. The server was passionate about the food, region, and pairings which elevated our experience. The owners came out a couple of times to deliver food and check on the table, and they sent us home with the most delicious handmade Italian cookies. We already have 2 upcoming dates with friends and family to introduce them to this Salt Lake gem. Do not hesitate - book your experience ASAP!

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pauls
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all around perfect Italian experience! Service was extremely professional, attentive but not swarming. fantastic recommendation given to be by a SLC local.

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DianaR
Mobile
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! I feel like I’m in Italy (or at least a big city in the US)! It’s my favorite restaurant in SLC! Great ambiance, great food, great owner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
32 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Salt Lake City Food is amazing , service is outstanding and the wine list is exceptional. Have Marco, the owner tell you about each dish and have him recommend a wine to pare it with

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vipFoodFinder
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening and the food is perfection! Feels like eating In Italy or the North End (of Boston) in Salt Lake City. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

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MichaelD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality from start to finish. Walking out after a great meal only to handed an anniversary gift!

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vipJasonB
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service, and a nice, intimate environment. The wine list is huge, and we started with what we were told was the "traditional" serving of Prosecco as an apéritif. I mean, who wouldn't want to enjoy some chilled sparkling wine while looking over the menus? We shared a salad for our appetizer, which was unlike anything we'd had elsewhere - it was a simple radicchio salad with fried polenta, but it was amazing, as was the brown butter gnocci we shared for our second course. Our mains left a little to be desired - there was nothing wrong with them, other than we felt the proteins were lacking seasoning. Perhaps in Italy it's not customary to season a beef filet much, and that's fine - same with the salmon. Regardless, it was a great experience, and our server was very attentive and humorous, and we'd visit again to try other aspects of the menu. If you're looking for a quiet, yet elegant experience, Veneto fits well.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to have a nice dinner with a very impressive wine list.

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vipYosA
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with exceptional service! Definitely a place to go for a special occasion.

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vipStephanieM
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in town. Spring menu is out. Marco and Amy and their staff always provide genuinely friendly and impeccable service.

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MarianW
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday and loved this place! So cute and intimate. Great for date night

MB
vipMarkB
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in town.

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vipAprilG
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This place was good. We enjoyed the food. The only comment was they were pretty strict about the courses. We ordered an appetizer to share, a salad and pasta to share, an entree and then I wanted a second appetizer (eggplant parmigiana) for my entree. It was a ton of food but the waiter said the eggplant was meant to be served as an appetizer not an entree. I asked if I could please have it when my husband was served his entree - after our appetizer, salad and pasta. He brought both appetizers at the same time. I just politely put it to the side of the table and didn’t touch it until my husbands entree was served.

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Eat4kicks
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing overall experience. The food was fantastic. They have a world class wine list and the service was excellent. The restaurant is small and inviting. I will definitely be back the next time I am on town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative and delicious! The 7 course tasting menu was superb and the wine selection was extensive. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Horrible. Average ticket for 2 people is about 150$+ and I feel like I could have gotten better food at olive garden. Food wasn't seasoned at all. Tasted completely bland and flavorless.

Will not be going back.

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vipSLC1989
Salt Lake City
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening to celebrate two of my children's birthdays. The tasting menu was fantastic again. We also enjoyed the wine pairings. At times it was hard to hear each other due to the music, which I feel, was too loud as the speaker was just above us. We will go back for very special occasions but will ask for a quiet table. We love Veneto.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an almost native Italian who has worked in Italian restaurants and traveled throughout Italy, I can say that Veneto stands head and shoulders above any other Italian restaurant in Salt Lake. For that matter, every meal I have had at Veneto rivals the best meals I have eaten, in the US and abroad. Simple, well thought out and immaculately prepared, with an amazing wine list.

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John
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto was a wonderful experience, great food and service in a nice and comfortable environment!

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ClintG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Best food in Utah..
Alcohol is extremely expensive and not worth the money.

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MasonN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Under-seasoned but far over-priced. 2.5 hr dining experience went over 3 hours because time between courses was sometimes 35 minutes. Loud, obnoxious Italian Pop Ballads playing over the speakers made it hard to converse.

Would I pay $100? Yes. $300+? Never again

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MorganR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we’ve ever had! The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed, their is no pressure to be quick and turn tables. It was pricy and worthwhile. My husband and I enjoyed our date night and look forward to visiting Veneto again.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This was our first time dining at Veneto and there were two things that stood out as the reasons we did not rate the experience higher. The first was the odd type and loudness of the piped in music which detracted from our enjoyment of the dinner. The second was the preparation of the Branzino which had a fishy smell. I admit the rolled style is not the way we are used to (prefer baked in salt or served flat) and we do not like to eat the skin of the fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Italian food and great friendly knowledgeable staff. Best selection of Italian wine in Utah.

JB
JoanneB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

They do not serve alcohol, only wine, so had I known I may not have gone. I like to have a cocktail before my meal or an after dinner drink. The menu is limited and the portions are very small for the price. I did not realize I was paying for my water based on how they described the water selections-- so I paid $15 for water, not happy. That said, the staff was very nice, our waitress was extremely well versed on the menu, but I didn't really love the menu options. I'm not sure if it was exactly what I saw when I made the reservation, it seemed much more limited.

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ToriH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday dinner with family. Food and service was impeccable.

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vipFabredsocks
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very critical when I go to and Italian restaurant having grown up in a first generation Italian home. The food here was fantastic just like my parents made. This restaurant is a must to try you will love it.

Michael

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vipPattyY
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco and the team are amazing! The whole experience is wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
32 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place needs another star beyond ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ How many owners are actually your waiter ? Intimate and truly a special place with fantastico food . Marco, the owner enjoyed sharing the special ingredients that made this the best Italian meal we have ever had . Worth the little extra investment over other Italian restaurants . This is a no tipping eatery so in the long run it’s a real value . Enjoy

FAQs

VENETO offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (801) 359-0708.

VENETO is rated 4.8 stars by 411 OpenTable diners.

VENETO does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://venetoslc.com.

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.