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Venezia Restaurant

4.6
1498 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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What 1498 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhilF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant I thought I was going to was a quaint exquisite out of way place. the restaurant I ate with my family last night was a modern brick construction (looked like a super market). the acoustics were terrible and to get to the deck must have been an after thought. the food was excellent I could detect a shortage of qualified help. the staff that poured the water her mind was not on the job and the waiter had too many tables

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vipbill
New England
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stehani was our server and she was spot on. Everything was timed perfectly. Will definitely be returning for this incredible outdoor dining experience. Bravo Venezia!!

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Dotntom
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father's day dinner was more than I'd hoped it would be. A beautiful day weather-wise was ended with a waterfront view that was spectacular. The prime rib special was enjoyed by my husband, and the filet mignon was perfection! We consider this our "secret" dining place, as we only come here for a romantic night out. This is truly a special place to enjoy food perfectly prepared, beautiful views and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is really nice and the food is amazing(especially the short ribs),I will recommend this restaurant at 100%.

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Gette
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tucked away in Boston close to the harbour, wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful indoor dining currently.

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vipLisa
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. First time there. Will definitely be back again!!!

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LeonisaA
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very elegant in the inside and outside. The outside has an amazing water view

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Venezia was beautiful 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous night and service was great

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vipDelicious
New England
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was very nice. Inside was a bit noisy. I wish the restaurant would add or change the menu. Im not a big fish person and their was not a lit that appealed to me. It seems like the menu has been the same for years. The prices are a bit high for Dorchester but it is close and the food is pretty good but I wouldn’t travel from a long distance to go here.

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Patrice
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always experience excellent service and food that is presented beautifully and is always delicious. So happy to have Venezia close by. Thank

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MaryM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Venezia! Outdoor dining was perfect -weather was beautiful, spectacular views of Boston skyline! Food was good, service was awesome. I didn't give food five stars because the Sicilian Seafood Salad had canned tuna. Not exactly what my guest was hoping for sitting on the waterfront. The wait staff was very attentive and service was never delayed. My party came in a little late, after 2pm for lunch. We were treated so kind, with no concerns of time.
Looking forward to coming again soon!

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karync
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Couldn’t haven’t enjoyed the view and food more. Will be back

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vipsunicorns15
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chicken Francese was tremendous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Went there to celebrate a birthday but no acknowledgement nor candle during dessert. 😞

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DonnaE
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We sat outside which was very nice. The food was good as usual. We were so happy to be back after such a long covid time.
I realize it may be hard to get qualified help, but our server was not up to your high standards, although with some training she could be.

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was non intrusive but attentive. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and never felt rushed. The food was delicious
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JohnC
New England
31 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was excellent, the food was wonderful and an amazing view. I have always had wonderful experiences here and I would recommend it.

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vipJGMJGM
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service is good. Noise level is very loud.

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viplovelife723
New England
27 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time tonight celebrating our friend's birthday!

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MiriamD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venezia NEVER disappoints. My favorite place. Seated immediately at very busy time. Inside not near window but still a nice view. After 10 minutes with bread and olive oil a man walked over and said a window seat opened up and wanted to know if we would like it. NEVER has that happened before. OF COURSE awe did. They make our calamari the way we like it without batter. We both had the specials, his was prime rib and blackened shrimp and I the lobster shrimp white wine sauce over homemade noodles was to die for. We both had no left overs and still managed to share the triple. Hi plate cake my favorite over the molten cake….service was wonderful. The only complaint and I hate mentioning it but I wish they would do something about the noise level. When it is busy it is always like that an disturbing which is why we like outside but it was raining. I think it’s the acoustics in the room but we can hear every laughter at every table like they were screaming especially from the corners. Oh and let me comment about the view…the best of Boston without having to go to Boston. Love that sunset over the gas tanks…very nostalgic…love it there.❤️❤️❤️💐

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DianeR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Venezia used to be our favorite restaurant. My husband and I went for years before and after we were married. We were disappointed that the menu had changed my husbands favorite veal dish was taken off the menu. Also it was extremely loud they kept making room for more tables. This is just after reopening we were packed like sardines. Anyway, it has changed and it’s not the place to go for a nice, quiet dinner for two. My opinion.

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Susabella
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Noise level was particularly high on this day, as there was a baby shower and another party on either side of our dining area. Even so, food was good, and both service and the view were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sooo good! Definitely will be going again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Luv2dineout
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, food and views of Boston. It was our anniversary and they couldn’t have been nicer. Gerald was an excellent waiter!
Very unique experience. Definitely recommend Venezia, it a hidden gem! ❤️

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TP29
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The food here leaves a lot to be desired. For the price, the flavor and the quality of the meal was not up to what I thought it should be. Seafood risotto was poorly seasoned and poorly presented. The indoor seating was not well spaced nor well ventilated, and the noise was ridiculous especially from the large party that was seated in the main dining area.

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JasonF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience2

We made a reservation for outside to celebrate a special occasion. When we checked in they told us that “open table had over reserved outside” and we could either wait an undetermined amount of time or sit inside. While the whole reason we chose this spot was to sit outside by the water, we ended up inside in the air conditioning and my partner had goosebumps. The food was alright. The waiter that we had was very good. On the whole, one negative review will have no effect on Venezia - they were busy the entire time. That said, if you’re looking to celebrate something and want it to be special, choose somewhere else. These folks don’t care.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

It was my Dads birthday and I heard such good things about your restaurant. So I wanted to give it a try. I was very disappointed. My husband ordered the restaurant special and the steak was tasteless and the vegetables was not cooked, my Dad ordered the Shrimp Scampi it is ridiculous what you charge for a plate to only get 2 pieces of shrimp and I ordered the steak with the twice baked potato and the spinach, there was nothing in my baked potato and no flavoring on the steak, it tasted gamey.

I was truly disappointed!!!!

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JosephD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venezia is a beautiful picturesque spot for great food. The menu is smaller and has nice variety. Food is delicious and view is wonderful. Can be a bit noisy when full but not something that bothered our table of six. Great wait staff. Fabulous scallops and short ribs - swordfish special WAS special. Always a great meal with great service.

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RobertL
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time. Fantastic food. All around top notch.

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JoeM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside on fantastic evening. Staff were very accommodating, great location, great food, great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good and very conducive for business meal/special occasions.

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vipDeborahS
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darrio was a fabulous waiter. The food was outstanding.

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Duke
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my wife ate INDOORS since pandemic. She was a little nervous.
The professionalism of the Venezia staff made the dinner a wonderful experience.
Earl

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great, food was delicious,if not pricey! Ambiance very nice. We had a table by a window on the water. But, noise level was pretty loud.

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vipStephenB
Miami
127 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our favorites, but disappointed to see the veal dishes absent from the limited menu. Hope they are brought back now things are returning to pre pandemic levels.

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JudithA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diverse and delicious menu with excellent service.

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KathleenB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful family birthday dinner. Ordered a cake and it was perfect! Server was fantastic!!!

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful setting and the food was delicious! I highly recommend the Venezia.

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You can order delivery directly from Venezia Restaurant using the Order Online button. Venezia Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 436-3120.

Venezia Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1498 OpenTable diners.

Venezia Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.veneziaboston.com/product/gift-card.

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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