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Venezia Restaurant

4.5
740 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Venezia tucked away from city life, and tucked into the memory of every guest we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming to our waterfront restaurant and ballroom.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 436-3120
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gianni Caruso
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Neponset Circle
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Parking details
Full Parking lot with Complimentary valet available on Friday and Saturday
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Entertainment
Featuring entertainment in our lounge every Friday and Saturday until Midnight
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 740 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I had not been to Venetia for about a year ago and was very impressed with the upgrade to food and presentation. We had a server I had in the past who I always felt was very professional and continues in that style. I always forget to take pictures of the food and we all wanted to begin enjoying what had been delivered to the table. The appetizers all were very good and gorgeous. Two of us had the veal osso boca (great), two had the balsamic short ribs (the meat had already fallen off the bone) and received great reviews and one person had the veal saltamboca which she was very happy with. The deserts were also great. We enjoyed our water view and the opportunity to dine with my niece from California and her sister, her cousin and my husband. We will be back soon (I wish they were open for lunch on weekends but that may interfere with there function hall business).

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was quite delicious but the service was very poor. The waitstaff couldn’t be more rude. No water refills, didn’t ask if I wanted another drink after mine was empty, said there wasn’t any more bread when asked, gave the check but never came over to the table to collect the cards. We had to call a waiter to come and get the cards. To end the night in a high note they gave a large party one check and rudely stated that they don’t split checks for big parties. Great location, beautiful restaurant, but I won’t be going back to a place that your treated like crap.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great! We had a wonderful time!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We had a group of 8. I requested a round table by the window and they were able to honor that request. The service was very good. The only complaint I have is that 3 out of the 8 meals were sent back because they were cold. Three others had cold meals but just ate them anyway. We were given a complimentary plate of assorted desserts as a consolation. I would try this restaurant one more time to see if it was just because they were extremely busy.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner. I had fish and my husband had the scallops. Both were the best we had had in New England. Our waiter, David, was friendly, and interesting to talk to.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Venezia's is like a hidden jewel in the city.
I am at Venezia at least once a month for lunch. I like to hold club meetings there because it is well-lit, in addition to the ambiance, the vista (even on a rainy day it's beautiful, just different), the meal is always delicious, as are the deserts.

I have been a patron for many years, (my husband I met there for lunch)long before Brenda was married), and have never had a problem with the waitstaff, or any meal.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had dinner at Venezia for Mother's Day, so understandably, it was packed. The staff was definitely exhausted after a long day of seatings, but the service was still pretty good. The food was standard American-style Italian fare, and overall good quality. The best part about this place is the views - looking out on the water with views of Boston. I'd recommend dining here for the views alone! If you're looking for an outstanding Italian meal, I'm not sure this is the place. Everything is good quality, but stay for the views!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The ambiance was great the food was not so good love the drinks and hors d'oeuvres could have skipped the meal.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Dined with 9 on Mother’s Day. Quite loud, to be expected, in spite of a full restaurant service was good and food was delicious. Of the 9, all thouroughly enjoyed their meal. Will go back for a quiet dinner soon.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was quite busy because it was Mother's Day but the food was great as always and you can't beat the view!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was very good, the only downside for us; was that we went on Mother's day; so there was a very limited menu. I think we will need to try it when the full menu is available.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was so noisy we could barely hear each other speak. The tables were so close, the wait staff had difficulty serving. The food quality was mixed. The pasta and Italian traditional items were good, but the seafood was terribly lacking: over cooked pan seared scallops; cold baked stuffed haddock that was smothered in too much lobster sauce. The haddock was sent back three times and still not palatable.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took my mother for Mother’s Day Brunch. The staff was super attentive and friendly. The food was great the room was full a life. My mother loved it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service was great, friendly and fast! Food was delicious!
A bit overpriced but it was a special occasion and the view was beautiful!

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very crowded waited 20min in line for food. Never do brunch again here

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My family celebrated Mother’s Day at Venezia. The ballroom was beautiful and there was a good view of Boston even though it was a cloudy day. The food was excellent. It was a brunch and included many choices and everything we had was great. Dessert table was amazing! We would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Phenomenal menu, quick and polite service with a beautiful view. Very reasonably priced. Hidden gem, we will certainly be back!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Such a lovely experience from start to finish! The wine was amazing, and every dish was even better than the last. Best part was the view!! Absolutely stunning.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Group lunch for 12. Was a quiet Thursday but service was superb. Excellent celebration with family and friends. Fantastic food at a fair price. Nice view of the harbor on a nice sunny day.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I have dined at dine at Venezia for several years now. I love the device, the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The food is very fresh and tasty, love the view.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Food was good, restaurant rather noisy

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I made a reservation for 14 people and the staff was very kind about accommodating such a large group. They did though arrange the tables where it was not conducive for conversation at all and the seating was very awkward.

The food was generic (lots of butter in every sauce) and not worth the price of 24 to 30 dollars a plate. If I came back it would be to sit outside for the view and get some appetizers and maybe a drink (the cocktails were lame also).

For the price, not worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Water view seat. Great service. Meal was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Boston marathon friends getting together

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The experience was great, the people are amazing... the food was delicious...

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always an enjoyable meal at Venezia. We've been dining here since the 80's and are never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My wife and I had lunch here on a Friday after walking some Dorchester neighborhoods, including Port Norfolk. We were greeted warmly and shown to a table along the windows overlooking the Neponset and Dorchester Bay with views back into the Boston skyline. Service was old school, which is to say it was pleasant, efficient and unobtrusive. And the food was great. The salmon and tuna tatare was plentiful and fresh with a restrained sesame ginger dressing that allowed he flavor of the fish to shine. The Misticanza Con Noci e Formaggio salad was superb. The star of the meal was the Orecchiette Pugliesi. Really nicely done. So great location, great service and great food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic evening with great views and delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was excellent and the service - Isaac, I think our waiter’s name was attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was outstanding! Fresh mozzarella, lightly battered calamari and the lightest gnocchi with the perfect sauce!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was horrible ..noise was very loud. Went for Easter . We won't return.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

lovely views of the harbor; friendly staff and service, good food.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were the 1st ones there at 11am, in the worst possible seat against a wall, serving table and another table. I was very impressed with the food quality was excellent. But seating, and layout needs severe improvements. It was like herding cattle with lines everywhere, which the lines were out the door and long.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We showed up for Easter Brunch at noon. We were seated immediately in the dining room as opposed to the buffet. Service was great, even though the restaurant was very busy. Our food came out hot, and in a timely manner. Best service for a holiday meal in a long time. My mom, who is elderly, enjoyed seeing the young families, as well as ,the elderly like herself. It was a perfect choice for us.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to Easter brunch in the banquet hall. Really nice buffet.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good ! The view the food the live music everything though I recommend going in early as me and my date went around 9 o’clock not knowing they close at 10 and felt rushed by the servers to leave but other then that would go again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place was recommended to us and I'm glad we went. It's right on the waterfront with a nice view of Boston. The food was very delicious and well presented. This is an upscale place so the food is a bit pricey. The music from the bar was great.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Went during Restaurant Week for lunch. Not too busy but we did a late reservation. Service was fine- checked on meals but not obtrusive. Portions for lunch were very large. Most tables taking leftovers. Really nice setting-harbor views and quiet. For the Restaurant Week special it can’t be beat. Plenty of FREE parking. Staff very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I've been going there for many years and I always enjoy it.. The service is always excellent, the staff always friendly .. also you get a nice view of city of Boston

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Good experience. Short ribs were a little dry. Mashed potatoes were amazing. Bread pudding was really good as well. The falling maple drink was nice and strong. I would go again but would definitely try other food options.

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