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.

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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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 14, 2020

Ends: February 15, 2119

Availability: Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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+

TP
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

DF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

F
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

BF
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

Venezia Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

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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MV
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 5 days ago

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

Food and svc superb

Venezia Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

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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OT
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.

a
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!

OT
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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m
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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A
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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MM
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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M
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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FO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hello: Just one critic - One of our parties had the steak tips and indicated that were just ok. I thought too for the value that is paid for this entree, the portion of the steak tips could have been more. The risotto filled the plate to the rim, however, there was a small portion of steak tips in the middle. Other than that, everything was terrific as usual. Thanks!!!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review FOODIE123! We are so pleased to welcome you back to our restaurant and we appreciate your constructive feedback. Thank you for continuing to dine with us! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Until Next Time, The Venezia

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CC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The appetizers were good. The drinks were good. The entree’s were ok. The service was good.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 24, 2020

CoCo, thank you so much for taking the time to review us, we greatly appreciate your constructive feedback. While we are thrilled to hear that your enjoyed your service, drinks, and the first part of your meal, we are very sorry to hear that you weren't as thrilled with your main course. We would love to hear a bit more from you about your entree and what you were displeased with, as we are always looking to improve ourselves. We hope to hear from you soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding wait staff, menu and value.
Have been many times and never been disappointed nor have my guests been .

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We are so pleased that you enjoy your times here at the Venezia, and we're so happy to welcome you back. We work so hard to know that our guests' visits are excellent, it's so nice to know that we have a loyal guest in you. See you soon! The Venezia

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costas always goes above and beyond for excellent service!!!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We will be sure to let Costas know that you were pleased with his service. We hope to see you again soon. Until Next Time, The Venezia

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AY
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 9 for a birthday celebration. Nice seating arrangement, very attentive service from the moment we walked in. Waiter excellent, food excellent. Venezia is our celebration place.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you very much for the five-star review, AnneY! We are so pleased to be your regular setting for your special occasions. Thank you for making us a part of your important memories. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Overall pretty good, the service, the drinks, cleanliness, presentation, excellent, steak... don’t order steaks here, at least not when they are busy, my NY sirloin was overcooked, chewy, bad... I had to give it back, our server did apologize and offer free deserts for our trouble, I still got charged for the steak even when I only ate a little less than a quarter of it...
Overall, pretty good drinks, great service, great drinks, just don’t order steak when they’re busy...

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review, we are so happy that enjoyed your visit. But we are very sorry to hear that your steak didn't meet your expectations. Even if we are busy, we strive to make our guests' visits excellent in every way, and that includes the entrees, especially! We hope to welcome you back, soon and that we can make you a perfectly cooked steak when you do come back. Our Best, The Venezia

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TK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 14, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review TomK and loyalty to our restaurant! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our waiter spent more time talking to the diners next to our table and completely ignore us ,until it was time to present the bill . He took the diner up to the bar to watch a football game on tv , with the diners wife sitting at the table alone. Never once inquired how our meal was or did we need another drink .

With this we left him a very small tip , but not to punish the 2 young girls that bused our table I quietly gave each one a 20.00 bill .

We will definitely be back to eat but if we get this waiter we will ask for someone elses or leave .

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a group of 14 and it was great. The food was good and drinks we great. Very pretty location and updated decor. Bring your wallet though, it’s pricey.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed everything during your visit, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service, we took my mother for her birthday and we had a great time. 14 of us !! I will come back. Thank you again for the great service.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We're so glad that your mother and your guests enjoyed their time with us. Happy belated birthday to your mother! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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KN
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second year we spent New Year's Eve at Venezia. Never disappointed. We were immediately seated, server was very attentive, ordered the pistachio martini, appetizer and entree. All were delivered in a timely manner. Great way to bring in the New Year.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for celebrating the upcoming year at Venezia and thank you so much for the five-star review! We aim to give the best experience we can to our guests and we're thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Our Best, The Venezia

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RS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. My family loved their dinner choices. Wish there were a few more options for diary and gluten allergies such as bread.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review, RitaS! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for providing feedback, as well. We try to improve based off of recommendations from our guests and we will take yours into account as we move forward in growing Venezia! Our Best, The Venezia

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j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review Joannan! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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KR
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service coupled with a lovely view of the bay. Combine that with nicely prepared entrees and desserts, and our family was quite pleased with our choice of Venezia for our post-Christmas dinner. Can be a little tricky to find for the uninitiated, but you can follow the signs they have posted along the streets coming from Neponset Circle.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you so much for the four-star review, KennethR! We're so glad you were able to find us and we were able to entertain you once you got here! Thank you so much for the compliments. We hope your holiday was delightful and that we get to host you again soon! If there is anything we could have done to make your experience more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, The Venezia

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RC
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and service. The view is amazing. Plenty of free parking, but they also have valet service. Highly recommend

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review, RobC! Thank you for the compliments! We try really hard to provide a stellar experience and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! Sincerely, The Venezia

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F
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit to Venezia ‘s this year and each time the food and service were outstanding. For a special occasion, Date night, or to meet and eat with friends or family I highly recommend Venezia you will not be disappointed. Everything we have ever ordered from drinks to desert never disappointed anyone in our party.
I hope you will enjoy this restaurant as much as we do.

Ciao

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review Fams! We are thrilled that you choose Venezia as your destination for good service and food, as we strive to achieve the best for our guests. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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J
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our favorites, we always enjoy it. The service is spot on and the food is always 5 stars!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review, Joey! We're honored to be one of your favorite spots. Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Venezia

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MA
New England
54 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Venezia has always been a go to for a birthday or celebratory dinner. The service is wonderful. The food is too usually but not so much anymore. Not sure if it’s a new chef or what but the menu changes just seem like they are trying to put some fancy ingredients or sides with items. The four of us at our table all thought the same thing. We all had something different and they were okay, good but not great like they had been. The music in the lounge was different too. Usually a duo or DJ type to dance to they had a duo but they were playing older rock and roll type music. They were very talented but just an odd music selection for this venue. Not sure what direction Venezia is trying to go with the changes in menu to pricier and a lot of fluff – to a lounge that’s playing more bar or concert type music. Lost its classic feel.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 31, 2019

Thank you so much for the review, MaryAnn. We are sorry that your most recent visit didn't live up to your previous experiences. We are always striving to improve our guests' experiences and it's only made possible if we receive feedback, so we really appreciate you sharing your experience! We will take your constructive criticism into account while we continue to grow as a business. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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PL
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We were there at night and what a stunning view.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review and the kind compliments, PatriciaL! We hope to have you back again, soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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SH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! My request for seating was accommodating. Chicken piccata was awesome!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review, SandyH! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our chicken piccata - it's one of our favorites too! Hope to welcome you back, soon! Our Best, The Venezia

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L
New England
68 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Venezia continues to be a favorite among family and friends.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the four-star review, Lucky7! We are so pleased to hear that we are a tradition for your friends and family. If there was anything we could have done to improve your last visit, please don't hesitate to contact us! Until Next TIme, The Venezia

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LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant and lounge were beautifully decorated for the holidays. We had a nice table with a lovely water view. The service and food were excellent although a bit pricey. A glass of Sauvignon Blanc from California was $12.00! I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or a holiday lunch or dinner.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the four-star review, LovesFineDining! And thank you for the compliments on our holiday decorations! We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the service and food, as we're always striving for excellence. Please let us know if there was anything we could have improved upon your visit! Hope to see you again, soon! The Venezia

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j
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This isn't my first Open Table review of Venezia's. It is one of my favorite restaurants and I often eat here. Whether it's lunch or dinner, it is always good and a great place to meet up with friends. Some of my favorites are the crab cakes, the scallops and the Bolognese is the best I have ever had. Save room for dessert! I'll recommend the blueberry bread pudding but all of the desserts are great.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 8, 2019

Welcome back, jmcman01! Thank you so much for the five-star review and your continued patronage. We're so pleased that you enjoy the Bolognese - it's one of our favorites too! Hope to have you back soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My cousins and I dined there Thanksgiving Weekend and it was a very good experience. Venezia has a well oiled front of house operation and the food was scrumptious!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review, KrisK! We are so pleased that you chose our restaurant to dine with us around the holidays. And thank you so much for the compliments! We strive to create the best experience we can for our guests, we're thrilled that was reflected in your recent experience. Until Next Time! The Venezia

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MC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully beautiful restaurant. My go to restaurant for special celebrations.

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review and the kind words, MinnieCat! We are so honored to be chosen to host your special occasions. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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L
New England
68 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venezia is a frequent favorite of ours for its consistent high quality food and service.
This week's visit must include special recognition of our server, Raul. He is terrific!

Venezia Restaurant
Responded on November 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review Lucky7! We are honored to be listed among your favorite restaurants! And we will be sure to pass along your compliments and appreciation to Raul. He'll be so thrilled to hear that your enjoyed your visit! Can't wait to have you back soon! Sincerely, The Venezia

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