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Veneto Tapa Lounge - Hotel Rialto

4.6
463 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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A stylish sophisticated urban lounge (19years+ no minors) in the heart of downtown Victoria, Veneto is the ideal place to unwind with co-workers and friends. Adorned in exotic wood, leather and Italian marble, Veneto seduces patrons with its extensive cocktail menu and its savoury offerings from our chef.
Every entrée is presented tapas style. Our executive chef Tod Bosence has designed flavours that are unique yet complimentary, and that provide an engaging taste experience, ideal for sharing.

Veneto's bartenders, led by Simon Ogden, display their knowledge and passion with a classically inspired cocktail list. Fresh squeezed citrus, only top shelf spirits and exacting techniques.

Veneto offers its patrons a small but significant wine selection, both by bottle and by the glass. We specialize in North American Craft beer as well as boast the largest selection of bourbons in the city.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (dinner menu until 9:00), Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am (dinner menu until 10:00)
(no minors)
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Phone number
(250) 383-7310
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tod Bosence
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Catering
Email mlucas@hotelrialto.ca for our catering menu and information on our private dining room great for events from 10-50 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pandora
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Parking details
Street parking is plentiful and free after 6pm. A public parking lot is just across the street.
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Public transit
One block in any direction.
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Entertainment
Live DJ every Friday and Saturday starting at 9pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 463 People Are Saying
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Snowman (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The staff at this restaurant were really excellent. They all knew their products and all seemed to be multi-functional (the waiters repaired tables, cleaned them, and also did cash - seamlessly). Add to this some of the finest tapas I have had, and it was a really great experience. My wife and I will return on our next travels to Victoria.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great drinks, nibbles and super staff. Service is amazing, cocktails are creative. Good price on nibbles during happy hour.

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vipLauraF (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

The food at Veneto has always been consistently delicious and getting happy hour prices makes it even better. I love the mac and cheese and the curried garbonzas.
I did find it a little drafty where we were sitting. Sometimes the room can be chilly.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Food is excellent. Service was very good. Really appreciate that they wait for everyone to finish their meal before clearing the table.

Definitely recommend it for the ambiance especially if you are celebrating an occasion.

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Fluffy (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

A great evening of creative cocktails and sharing appies. Excellent service from Rachael.

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Phyl2A (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Our Bookclub meets here for special occasions and have never been disappointed with the food nor the service from the knowledgable friendly staff. Veneto is convenient as it is a short walk from the Songhees.

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LNHu (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Went to Veneto for happy hour and the service was excellent. The place was quite busy but our server was friendly, attentive and professional. The drinks and appies were a great price and the food was quite tasty. Loved those wings. Would definitely return!

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tsv902 (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We really love going here for food and drinks. The small plates and charcuterie boards are always amazing and exactly how we like to dine. We always sit at the bar and enjoy the service from the bartenders. They are very creative, knowledgeable talented. We’ve tried other similar spots around downtown and we always end up coming back here!

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SeafoodLover (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Best service ever! Great food, interesting. Wonderful drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

They have amazing cocktails. The best in town. Spin the wheel is always exciting and the drinks are always fabulous.

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Champagne (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

We love it Here! Always a great experience ;)

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Went back a second time with a friend, and loved it! Great food, great service! Will definitely be back soon!

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MicW (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a great visit. Amazing cocktails! Spin the wheel or do the monthly trio taster to add some adventure to your dining experience. Ambiance is great for date night. Best deal in town on the dessert taster!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Enjoyed the unwind menu and the drinks! Food and service are excellent! I am going back with friends in a week time.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Always wonderful. Great food and service. Convenient location. Try daily happy hour tapas and you’ll be back for more

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Champagne (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

My friends and I always enjoy our cocktail and appy nights at Veneto. The staff are always friendly and the food and drinks are delicious. We rarely choose to go anywhere else as Veneto is always consistent with their food, drinks, service and creativity! My only critique is their dessert menu, not at par with the rest of the menu

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vipDine (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and cocktail list. Wonderful atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent meal

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Candacem (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Went prior to a show at the theatre. Unfortunately it took almost 25 minutes to gets our cocktails after ordering. The tapas were good once they came. The second round of drinks took long as well. This was my fourth time to Venetos and it has noticeably slipped. Overall getting drinks very slow, limited wine selection food still good but less to choose from. It's a convenient location to the theatre which is good and still a good spot of an afterwork cocktail but not somewhere I'd go for a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Great experience, delicious food! Need more vegan options.

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