Venezia Restaurant

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Enjoy our elegant cuisine in a breathtaking setting along the Boston Harbor. Our award-winning food, attentive customer service, and glorious views have made the Venezia Restaurant a mainstay of the Boston area for over 25 years. Come dine under the stars while enjoying Chef Gianni Caruso’s authentic Italian approach to cooking. Whether it’s our homemade pasta and sauces, fresh local seafood, delicious wine from our on-site winery or other specialties, you’ll see why locals and tourists alike make Venezia their dining destination.

Complimentary specials

Valentines Day Special

💖The romance that is between pasta and fresh seafood is real! Come save your table for Valentine's Day at The Venezia where you can enjoy this great love affair in person!💖

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipwiily
New England
55 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went during Boston Restaurant week. Rather quiet due to late lunch. Always wonderful food. I ordered off R.W. menu,wife off standard lunch. This way we split app and dessert. Had shrimp scampi- excellent- too much pasta to finish. Wife had haddock which also was excellent- baby potatoes/ fresh green beans. Eggplant app was fantastic and easily split for two. Lava cake dessert was also a hit. Between the Boston / water views you can’t go wrong. Service as always was great. Visit quite often mostly for lunch. You have to be familiar with the area- could be a tough find for out of towners. Lounge and live music is great.

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vipSandraS
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and exceptional service!

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JudyK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS AND DELICIOUS!
Setting gorgeous!!
Loved it..had a delicious time!!

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DarleneF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent views of the south Boston harbor, elegant dining room and superb menu options. We enjoyed fantastic food and service.

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vipNadia
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Went for my birthday celebration. This place reminded me of being on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship where everyone is over 65! What water views?! Waiting staff was overwhelmed and took forever to take our order. Complimentary bread was cold and stale. Food was sub par and wine list was quite mediocre. Way overpriced for below average food & service. Would not return.

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vipSJShirer
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Venezia is such beautiful restaurant. I definitely need to visit during the warmer months to really get the waterfront experience.

The service was great. My water glass stayed full. The bread basket had delicious seasoned bread served with olive oil, garlic cloves and vinegar.

We ate from the Dine Out Boston menu. We both had the meatballs for our appetizer. There were 3 large meatballs per order. They were delicious.

I ordered the shrimp with pasta entrée. I enjoyed it. My husband had the pork tenderloin. He loved the cabbage with raisins. I tasted it and it was delicious. His pork needed some sort of sauce. So he ended up asking for some A-1.

We both ordered the chocolate lava cake for dessert. It came with a scoop of ice cream. It tasted good. But isn't a lava cake supposed to have a chocolatey liquid center? That's my only complaint about the dessert.

Overall I enjoyed my meal. I love the restaurant. And I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience

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LisaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale yet comfortable, fabulous authentic Italian food, impeccable service with lovely views. Will definitely return!!

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SharonC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the staff to the meal everything was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from Edwing.
Great food
I really enjoyed coming here everybody is very friendly

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RogerO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, top notch service and very reasonable prices. We love this place

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CherylC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Beautiful views of Boston and the harbor. Food was very good but noise level was a bit too much!

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deborahr
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, great good, nice atmosphere. Noisy and hard to have a conversation even at a small 4 person table but other than that it was a perfect evening.

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salsim
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We were a party of six and everyone thought the food quality was 5 stars as was the service. The table we sat at was round and a bit small for six people. The restaurant was busy which is always a good sign but with the tables clustered close together the ambient noise was at a level such that conversation around the table was difficult. Still, we would definitely go back again.

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I did not like having a small round table connected to a rectangular table crammed against a textured glass wall for a party off 7. Once you were seated you couldn't move. Also had to walk around another patron's table to get to the round table. Makes me wonder if the closeness of the tables to each other is up to fire code and capacity limits. Food was great per usual

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TomO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waiter seemed to have trouble understanding English. Very frustrating.

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vipJake
New England
35 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant- hadn’t been in a long time. Stopped by the winery first for a fund raiser which was a lot of fun. Great seats and view, quality food, Dave was a wonderful server and prices are reasonable. Worth the funky ride in!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not dined here in many years and now wonder what took us so long to return. Great food, superb service and a wonderful view over the water. Will plan to go back soon.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When my husband and I plan a "Date night," we choose the Venezia. The location overlooks the water and the view of the city, especially at dusk and evening, is beautiful.

The service is always excellent and so is the food!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 27, 2020

MaryC, we are so honored to be chosen as your first choice for your date night! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, and for making the drive to dine with us. We hope we can welcome you both back again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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JeffO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. It is a bit expensive but par for the course when comparing Boston area restaurants. Will definitely go back.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you for the review, JeffO! We appreciate that you took the time to review us, and we're glad to hear that we'll be welcoming you back to dine with us again. If there was anything we could have done to improve your visit, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're always looking to improve! Our Best, Venezia

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was Ok, nice selection, but somewhat lacking in execution. Nice setting, but very noisy. Service was fine.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate you sharing your experience with us, especially if it wasn't the best that it could be. We are constantly trying to improve, and your constructive feedback is very helpful to us. If you would like to talk about this further, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'd love to hear from you, and we hope that we can welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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vipCharnelleB
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere!
Beautiful view of Boston.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review, CharnelleB! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and we hope we can welcome you back again soon! Our Best, Venezia

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vipRickyD
New England
62 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a friend there for her birthday. I had lobster Alfredo. It was delicious and they are not stingy with the lobster. Also got eggplant lasagna and I would get it again.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 24, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, RickyD! And Happy Belated Birthday to your friend! We're honored to hear that you chose to celebrate at our restaurant. Good choice with the Lobster Alfredo, it's one of our favorites. Hope to see you again soon! Our Best, Venezia

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vipCharnelleB
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve lived here for 3 years and just discovered this restaurant what a diamond in the rough.
Service was excellent!!!! Drinks were divine. The food was delicious. In thinking this will be my new once a week place to go.
Love the ambiance ❤️
I’m dining there tonight can’t wait.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 22, 2020

Thank you so much for the lovely review, CharnelleB! We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us so much! We really try to make sure that our guests enjoy themselves when they come to dine with us and it seems like you did. We would be honored to have you for dinner once a week! Sincerely, Venezia

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Md781
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to check out the wedding venue, which we loved. Had dinner with friends and was sent out a dessert by the wedding coordinator. It was a tremendous meal. This was my second time eating here and I was highly impressed both times. A+

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review, Md781! We're so pleased that you were able to dine with us after your tour of our wedding venue. It's an honor to be considered for your upcoming event. We hope to have you back again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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TomP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining with a beautiful view of the Boston skyline, excellent service, and the food is top-notch. Phenomenal value for the price! We’ll be back soon.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for the excellent review and compliments, TomP! We try to give the best experience we can for our guests, so we're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and i really enjoyed our valentine's day Dinner . Everything was wonderful

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, DonnaF! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Valentine's dinner with us. It's such a special holiday, and we're thrilled to hear that you chose to celebrate with us. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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Fitzy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were seated around a corner near the bathroom with no water view. The waiter was ok. When we told him our daughter was married there 10 years ago he didn’t seem to care

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, Fitzy! We're sorry to hear that you didn't fully enjoy your recent visit. We try to make all of our guests' experiences special and it doesn't seem like that was reflected during your visit. If you would like to speak about this further we would love to hear from you! Sincerely, The Venezia

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BigFood
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Person seating didn’t seem to know about reservations. Probably filling in for someone.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, BigFood. We really appreciate the recommendations, and we thank you for your patience during this very busy holiday weekend. Thank you for coming in to dine with us, we hope we can welcome you back again soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is always friendly.
The food is very good.
My server "gato" is amazing .
Great view overlooking the Boston Harbor

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you very much for the five-star review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to Venezia. We strive to give the best service and provide the best experiences so we're thrilled that you were satisfied with your server. We'll be sure to pass along the compliments to your server. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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MissV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, the steaks were huge portions and the shoreline view was nice. Nice restaurant tucked away. I would recommend going there for dinner.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 13, 2020

MissV, we are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. We try to make our guests' experiences the best they can be, we're thrilled that you enjoyed your meal and your visit. We hope to have you back again soon. Our Best, The Venezia

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mare
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and svc superb

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, mare. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit at Venezia, and we hope that we can welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had not been to Venezia in ages and while on a recent visit to Boston decided to celebrate family birthdays there. The clams casino was not as good as it use to be but the rest of the meal was delicious! Service was prompt and accurate.

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amyc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was perfect. Food was amazing and service was impeccable. Cant wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience with great food and service

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything during your visit. We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Our Best, The Venezia

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vipmvgirl
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our experience, Venezia is consistently excellent. Last night my husband and I happened to be celebrating our mutual birthday. As frequent guests, however, we do not need a special reason to enjoy the atmosphere and delicious food. It was our good fortune to be served by Dave last night. He knows our likes and dislikes and never misses on a recommendation from the menu or specials we might enjoy. You do not have to be a familiar face to warrant special treatment. As you watch Dave move from table to table, you realize he serves everyone with the same excellence.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 4, 2020

mvgirl, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this evening with us and that you consistently enjoy coming to the Venezia to dine. It's so nice to hear that Dave gave you exceptional service as well as his other tables, we will be sure to relay your compliments to him. Thank you for the kind words, and Happy Birthday to you and your husband! Until Next Time, The Venezia

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vipAnon
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a slow night at the restaurant but the few tables that were there, conversation was fairly loud. I think it is because they sat all the tables close together by the windows so everyone can have a "view". The food was okay but not great. I had the risotto which was bland but my husband's dish was too salty. Perhaps it was just an off night for the chef. The service was excellent though. The staff were very attentive. We may give this place another try but likely not in the immediate future.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Anon, thank you very much for taking the time to review your evening. We are happy to hear that the service was attentive but we are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your entrees. We appreciate your feedback and we will use it to make ourselves better in the future. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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MeghanM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was a pretty good location in terms of waterfront real estate but not much else was great about it. The food was okay. The service was okay. We were seated at a table with nearly no lighting. Honestly, it was a little over priced.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, MeghanM. We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit with us. We want all of our guests to have an excellent experience when they come to dine with us and it seems we missed the mark. If there was anything else we could have done to improve your experience, please don't hesitate to contact us. Hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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Mbo333
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Everything was perfect!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review, Mbo333. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed everything during your recent visit! We hope we can welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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Venezia Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 436-3120.

Venezia Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1115 OpenTable diners.

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