VENETO

4.6
140 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
VENETO is an experience that brings to life the history, culture, and traditions of a region in Northern 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 Veneto region, and our ingredients come from the finest local purveyors. But it's the experience around those elements that really sets the scene.

Being at VENETO is like being a guest 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 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday; 5:30pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(801) 359-0708
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Marco Stevanoni
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harvey Milk Boulevard
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Parking details
Small private parking lot, plus plentiful street parking options and adjacent businesses parking lots.
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Special events & promotions
VENETO winemaker dinners are a unique and memorable experience for anyone who appreciates fine food and wine. The experience will surely leave your stomach full with high-quality food and wine, but more than that, it’s an exclusive opportunity that fills your heart, mind, and soul as well. You will be seated with equally passionate food and wine lovers, and by the end of the evening, you will have increased your wine repertoire, with the knowledge shared by some the top professionals in the industry. To find out about our winemaker dinners and other special events before anyone else, subscribe to our monthly newsletter at www.venetoslc.com.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 140 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. I highly recommend

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We had an amazing dinner. A member of the staff met us before we entered the restaurant welcoming us in. The hostess was very polite and informative. Our table was perfect. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Excellent service and food. Amazing wine list. Great value for the price. Highly recommended!!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Authentic Italian restaurant , quite and relaxing outdoor dining , great food ! great wine list ! excellent service! ...looking forward to my next dinner !

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I love this restaurant. Excellent wine selection, food and service. We go there for special occasions and it never lets us down.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Absolutely perfect evening. Food and wine were superb. Marco (owner) visited our table and was a fantastic host.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Sorry .....made a reservation at the wrong veneto restaurant!!!!
Wanted Scottsdale am.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Was noisy and tight with other diners. Food was great and so was the service.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Delicious and authentic Italian food. Service was impeccable.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We had great hopes for this restaurant, but the service was slow, the entree was not prepared properly and so the chef had to redo it, the salad (tricolor) was just okay and like a trattoria in Italy. No special "signature" bread offered. Ravioli was just average. Sorry, but we won't be back very soon if at all

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

After seating us, the waitress gave us a brief description of what Veneto strives to be: an authentic Italian restaurant, with good and simple food; it also has the largest wine selection in town. It was a Monday night, which is the night the chef lets his creativity take over (as the waitress put it), and offers limited options from a set menu. We were aware of this and did not mind at all.

We brought our own bottle of wine, but were informed upon arrival that there was a $35 corkage fee. This seemed really pricey, but at the same time we could understand that the restaurant makes a large portion of its profit on its wine. The issue here is that the cheapest wine bottle (either white or red) that Veneto offers is around $50. And worse, there are only a few bottles that are below $65...

We had 6 dishes to share between 2. Two of them were pasta dishes, with freshly made pasta, and were good and flavorful. The other 4 were forgettable. We had two meat dishes, one of them chicken and the other one pork. The chicken was perfectly cooked, but very bland and mediocre. The pork dish contained a balsamic vinegar reduction, which overpowered any other flavors. The tiramisu was pretty terrible.

I have been to many up-market Italian restaurants, including in Italy, and Veneto does not compare at all. Neither in term of taste, or overall experience. So Veneto fails at what it tries to be. The food is very overpriced, and I have eaten much better Italian for much cheaper including in Salt Lake City. So overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Wanted a nice Italian meal at a memorable location to celebrate my girlfriends golden birthday and Veneto did not disappoint! Everything was comfortable, ambiance was perfect, pasta was al dente, and they even provided a special treat for her to take home! Grazié Veneto

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We have never been disappointed going to Veneto. When you do not get a lot of date nights and you need to choose where to go wisely, this is the place. The service is fantastic and the food is amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The restaurant is absolutely one of kind in Salt Lake. From the welcome we received upon entering it to receiving the check, the staff makes every effort to make your time the best it can be. I would run out of adjectives on praising the food, they are able to take ingredients and transform them into dishes that look and taste magical. The relaxed pace lets your time become a memorable experience that one wants to repeat again and again. I know I will.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our first time dining at Veneto, we will be back. Extensive wine menu with fantastic value (doubly so due to a no tipping policy)! The food was a little hit/miss. Peppers appetizer was fantastic as well as the gnocchi and beets. The pork chop was under seasoned and the duck ragú was over salted, together they were awesome, lol.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Had a lovely dinner for two at a pretty table in the corner for my husbands birthday. We ordered two antipasti and two primi courses and a side of roasted peppers, followed by a cheese course. The starters were very generous in size (we thought) and delicious - beet and burrata and the tartar, bigoli with duck Ragu and the seasonal special with peas. My only complaint was the snow peas were past prime and not destringed, but the food was delicious. We tried two bottles of red from the staff suggestions and they paired excellent with the food. And bonus surprise was a take home box of birthday treats. Would def dine again. Smaller, more intimate, authentic and affordable experience than Walter’s.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We loved our experience at Veneto! We’ve eaten here once before and this time was just as good. The wait staff was attentive, the food was amazing and the ambiance was super cozy. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Best restaurant in Utah. I almost want to keep it a secret. Amazing good, amazing staff, amazing experience... every time.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Wanted to love this place. Good, not great, especially for the high price tag. I love, love, love good Italian food, but being from the Northeast I'm used to it. Not trying to sound obnoxious -
its just fact that ridiculous homemade Italian at reasonable prices is everywhere back home. My issue with Veneto that the food just didn't stand out as better than other Utah Italian restaurants. The main difference between your typical kid/family friendly casual places in Utah is that you're getting a much more upscale, slow food vibe at Veneto. Fair enough, just pricy for the experience.

Service was great, friendly and on top of it. Kept our glasses - wine and water - filled. It's a pet peeve when places don't give you enough water so that was much appreciated. Our server checked in on us but was low key and not hover-y. Had suggestions when asked but never tried to sell us on anything.

The cheesy, slightly too loud music and uncomfortable chairs (I'm 5' on a good day and its rare I find a comfortable chair, but my almost 6' husband wasn't comfortable either) were drawbacks and why I gave the ambiance a lower rating.

My husband had a wild game stew polenta dish, I had a red sauce pasta with burrata (both dishes were tasty). We shared a salad (radicchio with walnuts and asiago - just meh) and brought our own bottle of wine for a $35 corkage fee. Given the Utah sized wine pourings (ie: teeny tiny) and that the wine list started at around $50 a bottle, it made the most sense for us. Portions are small. If you have a big appetite and expect a big fat bowl of pasta you're going to want to order a extra course. I literally always have some leftover when eating out but not this time.

Would I go back? Yes. But, as my husband said, he'd like to go when his company wants to take him to dinner on their dime.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The owner took special consideration for our table and really catered to us. There was some disappointment in how small the portions were for the price, but overall it was worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary with Veneto's to relive some of our favorite times and meals from our trips to Italy. The food and ambiance were straight out of Italy and the staff is excellent. They were very helpful in the selection of our meals and wine. The whole evening was everything we were looking for to our celebrate our anniversary. We would highly recommend Veneto's to anyone looking for that authentic Italian meal and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Wow! One of the best meals we’ve ever had. The staff made us feel like family from the moment we walked in the door. Our server, Seth, took excellent care of us and made perfect recommendations. Superb wine list. Not only the best Italian in SLC, as good or better than anywhere we’ve eaten in Italy.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Another amazing dinner at Veneto. As well as the wonderful food especially the monthly menu which on this dinner yielded a pasta dish that I have never had the like of before. Unique ingredients put together with real creativity. It is also the details such as an older white wine by the glass from 2012 that just add that extra something. So much care is taken here on all fronts. This is a special experience that combines neighborhood friendliness with gourmet food and wine.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. The food is fantastic and the wine selection is too. We go a couple of times a month!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a party of seven for a birthday, and everyone had a marvelous time. The food was absolutely delicious, the wine was perfect, and the service was outstanding. The desserts were gone in minutes. Everyone was so friendly, the ambiance is intimate and feels really authentic. The conversation was lively throughout the restaurant which just felt joyful. Everyone at Veneto made my birthday feel truly special. We can't wait to have another special occasion to go back.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Everyone was so nice, but the food was mediocre and the timing was off -- we waited a LONG time to eat.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Charming with warm service. High end Italian cuisine. Would be a pleasant place for a slow paced romantic evening.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

VENETO always provides an excellent dining experience. The Northern Italian cuisine, the exquisite and award winning Italian wine list, the professional and welcoming service are the ingredients for a perfect evening. Outside dining on the porch was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

What a great dinner! Order everything! The service was fantastic, the staff was very knowledgeable on every item on the menu. The portions are just the right size and displayed beautifully on the plate.

We’ll be back again...

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent food. Loved the homemade ravioli with pecorini and pear. What a wonderful combination. Tagliata de Manzo was my main course choice. I thought I had eaten great beef before. This was the best I've ever tasted. Gave my friend two slices to try. Wish I could get them back. (Sorry Marty!). Very friendly staff. Made us feel at home. What more could you ask for?

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My girlfriend was in town and we decided to have a dinner date at Veneto. I dine at Veneto about once a month. The food and the service are exceptional. Stefano was our waiter and he has waited on me before. He knows the menu well and always makes great wine recommendations. We shared all our food since Veneto portions are generous. For the appetizer, we had the Tartar of Piemontese beef with toasted bread which melted in your mouth with its delicate seasoning. The entrée was the Ravioli filled with pecorino and Bartlett pears. Pasta was perfectly cooked and the pecorino/pear combo is just sublime. Dessert was the Semifreddo con Amaretti. The mousse tasted like air. Simply well done. We had a bottle of white which complimented the meal. All this was made better by the careful attentiveness of our waiter.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant! Exceptional service and authentic and delicious Northern Italian cuisine. The owners, Amy and Marco are delightful and make you feel like one of the family!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Love it all!!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Charming restaurant with good service...perhaps a bit pretentious. Food offerings were unique for Salt Lake market, but portions were on the small side. There are better places to spend your money on a nice meal.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I have eaten at Veneto several times. This last time, I thought that the offerings were rather bland and not very special with the exception of the quiche and chocolate crepe, which were exceptional. Hopefully this was just an off night.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Have to say we thought we were having dinner to discuss our business! So laughing now at ourselves as this took us back to Italy and was most likely the best food , service and ambiance that we have enjoyed since our travels to Italy three years ago. We feel so fortunate that we dined here on our last night in Salt Lake. Marco and Amy have a true Italian gem. Wow. Great wine, traditional Italian food and most of all great heart. We were honored and joyed to feel as though we had traveled to Italy again even though we are in the States. Thank you so much Marco and staff!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Freaky good. Can’t believe I have not heard about it yet. Eatin great Italian food all over the world and I would say this was top five, seriously.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

No bread? An Italian restaurant that doesn't offer bread has never before been encountered in the US or abroad.
Food was good.
Service was good.
Six days after my visit they still had not awarded Open Table dining points.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Veneto is a favorite SLC restaurant with offerings that change monthly so each return is like coming to a different place. Joel has been our regular waiter and he makes us feel so welcome, as does Amy a co-owner with Marco. Marco knows wine as few people in SLC do. Always a pleasure to dine at Veneto!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good Italian food and vine. Perfect service.

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