Venezia Restaurant

4.7
1349 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

Chef's creating a tantalizing Menu just for Valentine's Day. Risotto Alla Venezia - Shrimp, Scallops, and Wild Mushrooms, or how about Lobster Fra Diavolo? Maine Lobster meat poached in butter and tossed with a spicy tomato sauce over fettuccine, and much more! Don't miss out on this romantic meal!

What 1349 people are saying
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PatriciaO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Venezia! Food is always wonderful service is impeccable, can't wait to go back dancing in the lounge!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We're so happy that you continue to enjoy our service continues. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. We hope that will include live entertainment and dancing again too! Our Best, The Venezia

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vipKNoMiddleInitialW
New England
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very predictable - great service, food, and drinks.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. We know predictability isn't typically a compliment but in this case we'll take it! Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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viprosec
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great! Wonderful cocktails. Great wine list. By far the best in the city!!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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vipjoannan
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was pleasant, knowledgeable and absolutely fantastic! Wonderful food, clean, quiet, and well spaced tables especially during Covid. Great experience !

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience especially during these trying times, so we're very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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TomB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, my wife got the shrimp scampi and thought it was heavenly, I got the filet mignon with the mashed potatoes it was absolutely wonderful!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. We’ll make sure that your compliments about your Shrimp Scampi and Filet Mignon get passed along to Chef Gianni and all the staff. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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SandraM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’ve always enjoyed going there. Food and all. Atmosphere was just ok. But I would still go back because I love the restaurant. I just prayed the atmosphere gets more fun.

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Jami
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and drinks around right by the water! Such a beautiful place!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Would like to see more options or separate menu for Gluten free options. I have Celiac disease and options are limited.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. As well as offering gluten free pasta we are able to tweak many menu items to accommodate your dietary needs. Next time you're in mention your needs to your server and they'll be able to speak with Chef to give you a list of offerings. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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KAJ24
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Venezia never disappoints ... the views and food were delicious.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 18, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! Thank you so much for always coming back to us. It means more than ever during these times, we truly appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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vipLynneG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place. Always a great experience.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you very much for your great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I'm happy to see that we've become your "go-to"! Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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Nick
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great Ambiance, and Service. I will be going again if any special occasions happen In the future

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating both our birthdays

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We're honored we were chosen to be a part of your birthday celebrations. Happy belated birthday to you both, we look forward to welcoming you back! Our Best, The Venezia

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BREIGEK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

overall , a very nice experience.
Food has become a bit pricy .

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you for your great review and feedback - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We appreciate you taking the time to review Venezia and we hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, Venezia

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you very much for the 5-Star review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. We’ll make sure that your compliments along to the staff. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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Marianne
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and food.Highly recommend!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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BarbE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was done wonderfully. All Covid restrictions were adhere to. We felt very safe and secure. Venezia is one of our favorite places to dine. We have been there often. It is truly a hidden gem in the Boston area. The food and service is outstanding. You always feel welcome and special there.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, and more importantly felt safe, here at Venezia. Your business is appreciated even more during these difficult times. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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Vanity
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender/waiter was very knowledgeable. He was pleasant and very attentive to our needs . The food and drinks were excellent.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. We’ll make sure that your compliments get passed along. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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viprosec
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nowhere in the city if Boston where you can have parking right outside the door. Enjoy a first class meal. Wonderful food and drinks. The best service and the safest atmosphere.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is appreciated just as much as you appreciate the parking! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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vipLovesDiningOut
New England
25 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere- outdoor dining in November! Heaters kept us toasty. Waitstaff informative - never rushed. Food delish!!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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vippartyoftwo
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always great never disappointed.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your continued support is very much appreciated! Our Best, The Venezia

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vipBecky
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a hightop in the bar area. Very quiet and very clean. The service and food was outstanding!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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PaulaC
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect meal and excellent service! I had the pan seared scallops and my husband had the chicken piccata. Both meals were delicious and service was on point.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. You can never go wrong with a classic chicken piccata! Your continued support is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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SamG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average at bed, service was ok, the view of Boston was great. Value was average as well. Overall I was a bit disappointed with the experience.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you for your constructive feedback of our restaurant. We appreciate your comments and thorough review. We do regret we did not meet your expectations. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guest experiences and always welcome any suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience if you’d like to discuss this in further detail. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, ambiance and cleanliness were all excellent

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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KalyaratT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had a good time amd enjoy the food at the restaurant. They do a great job with keep social distancing and everyone is wearing the mask while they walk around the restaurant.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! We have been working really hard to offer the safest dining experience to our guests, so I'm happy that your experience reflected that. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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vipLynneG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an awesome experience!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your continued patronage is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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Catchumley
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I enjoyed a lovely meal out.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 27, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. We hope to see you and your mother again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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beva
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is quite good, but expensive. The outside heater was not working (missing propane tank) which ended up to be OK since the evening was extraordinarily warm. But it would have been a problem if the weather was normal for November. The solution would have been to sit closer to another table. The service was good, not extraordinary, but nothing to complain about. I have had better meals there, but I've noticed that food at many restaurants in these COVID times is not quite as good as it used to be.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your constructive feedback of our restaurant. We appreciate your comments and thorough review. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guest experiences and always welcome any suggestions. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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Luv2dineout
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning everything was wonderful

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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KateM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food beautiful evening looking out over Boston skyline.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service with a beautiful view. Food was good.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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vipDeborahM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit, we hope it won't be your last! Our Best, The Venezia

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vipLovesDiningOut
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining on the harbor in November- doesn’t get better than this. All 4 meals were great - wait staff : efficient, knowledgeable and never once rushed us. Can’t wait to return

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Venezia. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside waterfront dining. Play the weather and get an early reservation.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. We're happy that you enjoy our view and got to take advantage of this wonderful weather! Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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vipLynneG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Venezia. Delicious food and drinks in a very safe but welcoming setting. My go-to place!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We're so happy to hear that we gave you a safe & pleasant night out. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Our Best, The Venezia

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TimothyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal- never an issue with quality!!

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SteveQ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great view, good restaurant, large parking lot, above average food.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the stellar review and the compliments, SteveQ! We hope we can welcome you for dinner again soon. Sincerely, Venezia

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vipFrankB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, the drinks were good too!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for the terrific review, FrankB! We hope that we can welcome you back for dinner again soon! Sincerely, Venezia

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JohnK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate an anniversary. Service was outstanding!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on October 27, 2020

We're so thrilled that you enjoyed your celebration with us, JohnK! We hope that we can welcome you back to our restaurant again soon. Sincerely, Venezia

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JessicaHP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent view, great service. Food was ok, had the salmon with seasonal veggies. Veggies were over-cooked and unrecognizable,? Squash, zucchini and mushrooms. Delmonico steak was unimpressive. Good wine/spirits selection. Would definitely go back simply for the view and excellent service.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We're always striving to improve so we will be sure to take your comments and improve upon them. We hope we can welcome you back for dinner again soon! Sincerely, 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 4.7 stars by 1349 OpenTable diners.

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.

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