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Venezia Restaurant

4.6
718 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront

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About

Venezia tucked away from city life, and tucked into the memory of every guest we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming to our waterfront restaurant and ballroom.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 436-3120
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gianni Caruso
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Neponset Circle
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Parking details
Full Parking lot with Complimentary valet available on Friday and Saturday
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Entertainment
Featuring entertainment in our lounge every Friday and Saturday until Midnight
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 718 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Water view seat. Great service. Meal was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Boston marathon friends getting together

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The experience was great, the people are amazing... the food was delicious...

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always an enjoyable meal at Venezia. We've been dining here since the 80's and are never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My wife and I had lunch here on a Friday after walking some Dorchester neighborhoods, including Port Norfolk. We were greeted warmly and shown to a table along the windows overlooking the Neponset and Dorchester Bay with views back into the Boston skyline. Service was old school, which is to say it was pleasant, efficient and unobtrusive. And the food was great. The salmon and tuna tatare was plentiful and fresh with a restrained sesame ginger dressing that allowed he flavor of the fish to shine. The Misticanza Con Noci e Formaggio salad was superb. The star of the meal was the Orecchiette Pugliesi. Really nicely done. So great location, great service and great food.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic evening with great views and delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was excellent and the service - Isaac, I think our waiter’s name was attentive and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was outstanding! Fresh mozzarella, lightly battered calamari and the lightest gnocchi with the perfect sauce!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was horrible ..noise was very loud. Went for Easter . We won't return.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

lovely views of the harbor; friendly staff and service, good food.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were the 1st ones there at 11am, in the worst possible seat against a wall, serving table and another table. I was very impressed with the food quality was excellent. But seating, and layout needs severe improvements. It was like herding cattle with lines everywhere, which the lines were out the door and long.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We showed up for Easter Brunch at noon. We were seated immediately in the dining room as opposed to the buffet. Service was great, even though the restaurant was very busy. Our food came out hot, and in a timely manner. Best service for a holiday meal in a long time. My mom, who is elderly, enjoyed seeing the young families, as well as ,the elderly like herself. It was a perfect choice for us.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to Easter brunch in the banquet hall. Really nice buffet.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good ! The view the food the live music everything though I recommend going in early as me and my date went around 9 o’clock not knowing they close at 10 and felt rushed by the servers to leave but other then that would go again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place was recommended to us and I'm glad we went. It's right on the waterfront with a nice view of Boston. The food was very delicious and well presented. This is an upscale place so the food is a bit pricey. The music from the bar was great.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Went during Restaurant Week for lunch. Not too busy but we did a late reservation. Service was fine- checked on meals but not obtrusive. Portions for lunch were very large. Most tables taking leftovers. Really nice setting-harbor views and quiet. For the Restaurant Week special it can’t be beat. Plenty of FREE parking. Staff very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I've been going there for many years and I always enjoy it.. The service is always excellent, the staff always friendly .. also you get a nice view of city of Boston

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Good experience. Short ribs were a little dry. Mashed potatoes were amazing. Bread pudding was really good as well. The falling maple drink was nice and strong. I would go again but would definitely try other food options.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and good service!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was not that good, not sure if there are new chefs. We were very disappointed in the food as well as the prices, definitely went up as far as price point. The bar and lounge area was good, live music was fun. the bartenders were very friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent service and menu, relaxing atmosphere, it was very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was very good, nice view of the water, would recommend Venezia for everyday or special occasion!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Amazing meatballs, swordfish and house made desserts.. excellent server as well!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

It was great, the whole table was happy with their food and drinks. The view is beautiful!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Good food, great location and priced right. Great for large parties.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

So, all in all, it was a good evening until they brought out the birthday cake we had brought with us for our friend. When we arrived we gave it to the front desk and they said they'd bring it out after our meal... "not a problem at all".
Well, the problem is when they brought it out the frosting was melted on one side. The server then pretended to act confused, like he wasn't sure what was wrong "oh... what's this...". The cake was CLEARLY melted and the possibility of him not noticing it was about zero (I noticed it immediately from probably 10 feet away as he approached).
Then he tried to say something to the effect of "maybe it shifted on the drive over?". No, no, it's not "shifted", it's MELTED. Obviously, they had put it next to something hot at some point but didn't want to own up to it. I had taken a picture of it (it was a nice/expensive cake with an image on it) literally seconds before leaving for the restaurant, so there is no doubt it was totally fine when we left.
He proceeds to go and get the box, saying something about the box is fine so it must have happened before. Uh... so I'm not sure how the box proves anything other than it happened THERE after they took it out of the box, or there'd be melting icing on the box.
The net result was they did nothing for us. Nothing comp'd, not even an apology. The closest we got to an apology was "sorry, I'm not sure what happened."
Accidents happen, and I can forgive that, but totally unreasonable and borderline insulting attempts to cover up an accident and blame it on the guests... I'm not so forgiving.
Fortunately, our friend took it in stride and managed to laugh at her mess of a cake.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We enjoyed the nite but it was way too noisy for us to have a really good time. Hard to hear each other talk.

But dancing must be fun for later on.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

My son & I had lunch at Venezia on this unseasonably warm winter day in Boston, today. The food was very good. Simply prepared, but delicious. I had the linguine fruit de Mari, fresh homemade pasta with lots of clams, scallops, calamari & mussels. It had a nice kick.
My 11 year old son ordered the lobster ravioli with clams. He devoured it all.
We split the warm chocolate molten cake for dessert. It was good, but had better.
Pleasant experience & waitstaff.
I would go back again with a large group.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great Food. Excellent Service. Great find. Lots of night time energy

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

A lovely view of Boston skyline, Assume food, What more caould you ask for.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Friendly staff, prompt service and good food made for a great special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Can not wait for another special occasion to return.The food was excellent, tasty fresh. Enjoyed the view & the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Exceptional! Absolutely delicious meals and warm ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was amazing! Little on pricier side but definitely worth it. You will not be disappointed. Service was great as well

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Celebrated a birthday dinner and loved the huge round table.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Found the ambience nice. Found the waitstaff a little pretentious. I found the food to be average Italian in taste and the presentation was terrible - the Chicken Parm was a slab of chicken with a big square of cheese melted on it (not really mouthwatering).

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Waiter offered great recommendations. He approached at the right times. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The staff was courteous and friendly. The food was superb! Our waitstaff was very attentive. I sorry I don't recall his name but he was great!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food here is excellent as is the service. One member of our group ordered her stesk medium and recieved it very well done. Not a seconds hesitation on the part of the waiter to pick her plate right up when he saw her cut into it, announcing thats not medium ! The manager came right over to her apoligized with a ceaser salad for her to have while waiting for a new steak. She had already taken a bite of her sides but was quickly brought a whole new plate including fresh sides. To top it off we asked for a desert menu and we were given a complimentary sampling plate of all different deserts enough for all 6 of us!
We were all very impressed with the food and the service.

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