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Venezia Restaurant

4.6
1603 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We reserved a week in advance for outdoor seating since we were dining with elder folks. Outdoor dining was a bit chilly around 6:30pm. They try their best to accommodate with heat lamps but can only move them to certain distance due to fire regs. The ambiance/view was nice. service was nice. The food was tasty. The food came at reasonable time even though the restaurant was full due to special event. The price was a bit steep for the quality, but we enjoyed the overall experience. Thank you!

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vipCheryl
New England
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Beautiful views but wayyyy too noisy. It was hard for our party of 6 to hear anything across the table

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vipBillie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner outside - right on the water with a view of the city. Drinks and service outstanding. Food very good.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food is great and also atmosphere.

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JeanA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Loved the old restaurant visited every weekend I fi d the menus priced high with not enough choices. Salad was wilted disappointed

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Joeconti131
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good they should expand the menu a little bit

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NewGuest
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The view of the city is beautiful, the food and service was very good, plenty of parking. Only down side is that it is very hard to hear b/c it is very loud and the acoustics are hard. A beautiful location with delicious food and worth overlooking the noise level.

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shmill
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The view is lovely. We were hoping to use our reserved outdoor table, but the weather became chilly. They were able to seat us inside by the window instead. Dinner was pricy & good- not excellent. The tiramisu was! Will go back again for the view & drinks.

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vipLucky7
New England
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venezia is a favorite dining destination for many reasons. Excellent food and service and a million dollar view. Although the gentlemen are great, we were pleased this time to have a woman server. Thank you again for a great experience.

MJ
MaryJo
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Venezia. We were celebrating our 40th anniversary. Everything was great! Service & food were exceptional. We will definitely be back.

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Rachel
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, service, and views all exceeded our expectations!

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PamB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view for outdoor dining, excellent service and an outstanding dinner!

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vipReese
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service…..noise level a bit high though. All in all, a nice place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is a neighborhood gem, generous portions, good cocktails and the waterfront view!

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vipLisa
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food. Our waiter was outstanding, friendly and attentive.

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Jami
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to Venezia’s especially when we are in the mood for some delicious Italian food! The chicken picatta is our favorite go too.

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BarbaraT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a glorious day, had a wonderful meal.
Felt like being away on a fabulous vacation.
Perfect.

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BillW
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four meals were delicious!

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Britt
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here and will certainly be back. We didn’t feel rushed and the outside (and inside) seating area is beautiful. All the staff were so kind.

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Mariel
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Kudos for reservation system, outdoor dining area, friendliness of hostess. Found the pricing a bit more than quality of food deserved when comparing to other restaurants with same ambience. Our service was good, if the servers were new to restaurant service. A bit more training for 'not your average' requests for tweaking items ordered and for menu clarification will lead to higher rating. You need a 'maybe' in addition for 'would I recommend this restaurant?'. It depends on the friend and the parameters for choosing the restaurant. For now, I'm exploring others in the area that offer outdoor dining on the waterfront.

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Regina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

my family of 5 sat outside on the deck overlooking the water. The tables were set a nice distant apart from each other. The wait staff were friendly, professional and very attentive. The food was very good. We started off with great appetizers: arroncini and calamari, hot fresh bread and cocktails. We all ordered individual meals and all agreed they were delicious. I would recommend Venezia to anyone wanting an upscale dining experience.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very nice. The Venezia Sangria is my favorite. The mussels had just the right bite. And the seafood risotto was so delicious. Tender seafood creamy risotto. Was crowded but understandable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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sheri
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Calamari was delicious! Unfortunately the bread was stale. I would’ve loved a nice warm loaf of crusty bread! That was my only disappointing thing of the entire meal. My crabcakes were delicious my cappellini with marinara sauce was delicious! And our waiter was awesome!

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Lisa
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening

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LLou
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding.

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SusieM142
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely sitting out on the deck. Appt and dessert were nicely presented. Main course was good, just not 5 stars. But you can’t beat the view and the ambience. Haven’t gone for years and have been having dinner once a week weather permitting due to that deck. Server was very nice, a little aggressive with pushing another cocktail or wine. Overall will be back again soon.

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AllisonC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for my graduation lunch with my family. We sat outdoors and it was private. The music was alittle loud for my 90-year old grandfather, but other than that, it was perfect.

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CLVlop
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

it's a good place to eat, nice views on harbor and city

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RayU
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambience. Liked the appetizers and deserts. Main entree was bland and had no flavor. Portions were reasonable.

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maryk
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful views, delicious food, friendly service.

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KathyL
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband enjoyed eating at your restaurant. Loved your braised short rib dinner, sauce was excellent and the meat so tender you didn't need a knife. I had the shrimp & angel hair pasta the was perfectly cooked. We sat outside with an amazing sunset over the water. Service was outstanding and we will be back

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Dietcook
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

If you only want to impress your party with eh venue, yes! But if you are looking for great food, I would go somewhere else. Even thoughbit was a Dine out Boston lunch, if they want to impress their customers, they wouldnt have served such food 8n that quantity and quality. So that makes me think that THAT must be their normal. Overall, it's a overrated 3 stars and I will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was only average which was very disappointing

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vipElaina
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Came here for the Dine Out Boston special. 3 course for $20 was a very good deal. Can’t beat the view. Too bad the food was just okay.

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Becca
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great, especially for Restaurant Week!

Nothing too "out there" on the menu, but a classy return to some well-loved classics!

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IdaD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Luv eating outside at Venizia, but the food is a crap shoot. The quality is inconsistent.

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VayuReviews
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Boston. The food, the view, the service, spectacular. If you go(which you definitely should) try the Bourbon glazed Short Ribs! To die for ☠️

JM
JerryM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Costas was a great server.

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CamilleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I must say, the service there was phenomenal. My daughter and I took my mother there for lunch to celebrate here birthday. I had a reservation for dinner but called a few hours ahead to see if I could switch my reservation over to lunch instead. The lady on the phone was very sweet and accommodating. We were greeted upon arrival, was seated at a table with great water views of Boston and had a very wonderful server.

We ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu, which was a three course meal. We all ordered the same entree, Salmon with a Pea Risotto. My mother loved it and gave it 5 stars. My palettes a little different, so I gave it a 4 stars. If truffle butter or a garlic lemon butter sauce could have been added, then I'd give it 5 stars. However, the melted chocolate cake's worth 5 stars. My mother and daughter gave the restuarant 4 stars for the cannoli. They said the creme filling was not as sweet as they were expecting and more traditional. By the way, I submitted a special request on my reservation, to make my mother's birthday special. My server did just that by singing to her when he brought out her dessert. Happy Birthday was decorated around her plate and people at other tables also sang along. Thank you to those lunch guests as well...

Overall for our experience, we give the restaurant 5 stars for service, ambiance, friendliness, cleanliness and for making my mother's birthday special. We will be going back for another great experience. THANK YOU

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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 1603 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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