VENETO

4.7
425 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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrynL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's something to be said for finding a perfect restaurant that has great ambiance, delicious food, and isn't overly crowded. Veneto is a wonderful place to eat at for a birthday, anniversary, or even just a date night. The food and wine are exquisite and Amy + Marco (as well as the other hosts/hostesses) will go out of their way to give you a perfect dining experience. They provided wonderful recommendations for wine and what pairs well with what. I was lucky enough to go back in November for my birthday and it was absolutely marvelous! It was easily the best Italian food and birthday dinner experience I've had. This year, I was able to have my parents go as a special Father's Day dinner. My parents had nothing but glowing reviews. They were so attentive and friendly to them-it made for a very special evening even though I wasn't able to be there. If you are looking for an authentic Italian dining experience, look nowhere else but Veneto.

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GPTC
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Did not have full menu available but did not let us know until after we were seated. Salad was good, pasta OK and one main dish OK and the other one bad. The temperature was over 100 outside and the restaurant felt rather warm. Not an enjoyable experience overall.

VENETO
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We strive to exceed every guest's expectations. At times things are out of our control. The current record breaking heat is taking it's toll on everyone, incl. our small building. We do our best to keep the space cool for our team & guests. There are also current challenges w/the global supply chain that you experienced first hand. Having fresh fish on the menu means we're vulnerable to issues when they arise. We hope you understand and will consider another visit.

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vipGrant
Salt Lake City
91 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first taste of the new summer menu. The patio was sparsely populated because of the heat, but we actually enjoy the warmth. We each began with a glass of chilled wine, she the Friulano and the rosatto for me and then began the progression of food, starting with a plate of burrata and prosciutto and a radicchio salad to share. We each then ordered the bigoli with basil pesto and lavender flowers, followed by the branzino. The sun had disappeared behind the Oquirrh mountain range, as we finished in the night's darkness (although under a well lit patio) with the panna cotta with kiwi for her and the strawberry crostata for me. Marco recommended a nice chardonnay to accompany the meal. We so enjoy the changing menu each quarter, trying out new creations, and then back to the standard menu or the special tasting menu a few times before the next turn of the calendar. I wonder what we will have next time.

VENETO
Responded 5 days ago

The details you provide for others to enjoy are beautiful! Thank you for your constant support!

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vipMarkB
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu - wonderful as always.
Terrific and interesting wine pairings.

VENETO
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and share details about your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again to one of our tables soon!

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MelissaM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was salty, oily, and over spiced. The Gnocchi we had only tasted like liquid smoke, the ravioli was so salty we couldn't taste anything else, and the service was sub-par. We're up for giving it one more shot sometime, because the ambiance was nice outside and the wine selection is fantastic. Hopefully they figure the rest out.

VENETO
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. Respectfully, we'd like to address your concerns: The gnocchi you selected has a smokey flavor from the cheese (Gnocchi Sbatui di Malga-mountain gnocchi w/butter, sage, monte veronese & smoked ricotta cheese). The cheese inside & on top of the ravioli is pecorino, a salty cheese (Ravioli Cacio e Pere-ravioli filled w/pecorino & bartlett pears). We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again & leave you satisfied.

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vipMarkB
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a NY or LV quality restaurant hidden in Salt lake City. The tasting menu is awesome, the pairings wonderful, and the food exquisite. Prices are also NY or LV style!

VENETO
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and share details about your experience. We sincerely appreciate the compliments and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipGrant
Salt Lake City
92 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Summertime is here and the patio beckoned us to have our first go at Veneto's summer tasting menu with wine pairings. This season it's all seafood based and what a delight it is. Starting with small portions of raw Pacific fish, through large grilled prawns, two extraordinary seafood pastas and finally delectable sea bass. Both white and red wines from Italy enhanced the tastes of the courses perfectly, as is customary for Marco and Veneto. I'm looking forward to our next meal at Veneto!

VENETO
Responded 5 days ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the new summer tasting menu. It's always a pleasure to serve you both!

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Donnie
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive to my dietary restrictions with regards to garlic and onions.

VENETO
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to earning the 5th star from you on your next visit. Please call us with any specific feedback you may have that will help us better understand where we fell short, 801-359-0708

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jason
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Incredible wine list and the expertise to back up recommendations and create a wonderful meal. Can’t wait to go back

4/5 on value because it’s not a “value” place. It’s a place where you pay for what you get and what you get is worth it.

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CJPeden
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal from beginning to end. We sat outside and there were other diners but overall the ambiance was relaxed. We were cautioned that the meal would and is meant to take some time. However, we never found ourselves waiting.

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vipDWtravel
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco and Amy are two of the most innovative and hospitality driven couples I have ever met. A special occasion or best clients in town deserve a night at Veneto.

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Karenski
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We visited on Mother's Day 2021. It was our 1st time to dine at this restaurant. A very large party of at least 20 people with children were in the main dining room. They were very noisy for a fine dining restaurant, and did not leave until after 8pm. We like their "no tipping" policy but, of course, it is built into the price. We found the corkage fee to be high at $35 per bottle. My asparagus was way too thin, and not enough of it. The meat dishes were way too large 2-2 1/2 lbs. minimum! The desserts were delicious!

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TuckerMax
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto is one of the 5 best Italian restaurants...IN AMERICA. Not SLC. America. It’s that good. I’m not exaggerating. Go and you’ll see.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
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
50 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
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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Iredalejandra
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Food was amazing as service. Would definitely come back to try out the rest of their menu.

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vipGrant
Salt Lake City
92 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
92 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
3 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
33 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
39 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
4 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
2 reviews
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
16 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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StephanieM
Salt Lake City
5 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

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vipMarkB
Salt Lake City
7 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
5 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
4 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.

FAQs

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

VENETO is rated 4.7 stars by 425 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.