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About Venezia Restaurant

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.

20 Ericsson Street
Boston, MA 02122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Neponset Circle

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 436-3120

Website:
http://www.veneziaboston.com/

Entertainment:
Featuring entertainment in our lounge every Friday and Saturday

Parking Details:
Full Parking lot with Complimentary valet available on Friday and Saturday

Executive Chef:
Peter Palumbo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Venezia Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (51)
Scenic View (49)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
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Special Occasion (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Romantic (25)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Business Meals (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and amazing service

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome meal, beautiful view, great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very nice experience

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service was great! We went there for my husbands birthday. This is one of our favorite places.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We really enjoyed Venezia restaurant. Our server did a great job, helping us choose specials that fit what we were looking for and recommending a great wine from the winery that is connected to the restaurant and paired well with our meal. The food was excellent and came in generous portions. There was a beautiful view of the city across the harbor. We came on a chilly autumn night, but we plan to return when the weather is warm again and enjoy the waterfront area near the restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Absolutely wonderful dining place. Staff is extremely friendly, informative and all seem to enjoy attending customer needs. Food is always exceptional, plated nicely, fresh and always enjoyed!
Sat at front window by bar area and enjoyed the live music and entertainment...still able to carry on dinner conversation with no problem at all.
Kudos to all, keep up the good work!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I love this restaurant ! I have been going there for many years and it’s still great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very disappointed. Hadn’t been to Venezia in quite some time, as soon as we entered we remembered why. Not the Venezia we used to love.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food with a nice view and the service was very good. A little pricey. We were in the bigger dining room on a Saturday night so it was loud.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I really enjoyed the restaraunt. It was for my daughters birthday dinner..the food and the staff was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants; we always have a delicious meal. My only concern is sometimes it is a bite loud when you are with a group of friends trying to talk.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was great, view was spectacular of Boston skyline in the distance. Staff was attentive but not intrusive and loved it!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a very special choice for me, always a good experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

36th wedding anniversary. Hadn't been there in about 20 years. Hostess and waiter were prompt and courteous. We ordered a chianti and pinot grigio. Chianti was stale and pinot was tepid. Ordered calamari for an appetizer. Food appeared to have been sitting under a warmer lamp. Mainly small pieces. Entrée was lobster ravioli with clams and zucchini. Clams were the size of my baby fingernail. Ravioli was slightly under cooked. Not much lobster and not very tasty.

Very disappointed

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Raoul our waiter was great at recommending food for wife since she had food allergies and he knew the menu and ingredients. But took him 3 times to bring extra cheese for Caesar salad but worse to come, wife's meal was fine . I ordered steak special $36.00 was rare and wanted medium but was pure grizzle, couldn't eat and when Raoul came back asked to wrap up un eaten steak except for chewed grizzles on the side, I said " one of the worst steaks ever never had". He took it away and came back with our bill $107.00

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

A great experience! Amazing views!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Being a Saturday night; the restaurant was quite crowded and the noise level very high. For a restaurant in Dorchester, with many main courses priced at more than $30; the quality and presentation is no longer there. Honestly; I have become very wary of the many restaurants in the area that are apparently charging high prices for supposed "ambiance" while providing mediocre food for their dining customers.... I will not be back.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

When we first arrived there was spillover from a function at the adjacent bar. The noise level at that time was very loud and the dining room we were seated in adjacent. Once the partygoers fizziled out the noise level was fine for conversation. I have been there many times as a favorite "lunch" spot, but hubbie's first as well as our out of town friends. They all loved it, Masala the best. Only veal on the menu but If you don't eat veal (poor baby) just ask for chicken.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was fine and staff was friendly. Very nice water front view. However there was a lot of loud chatter and the lobster ravioli and crab cakes were just fair. The tiramisu was very good however. We had a 45 minutes drive into Boston. Not worth the distance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Noise level was over the top. Could not even carry on a conversation with the person sitting next to me. Had to return my meal (chicken piccata - the chicken was cold - seem to come right out of the refrigerator).

Our waiter was EXCELLENT.

Might not be a good place to dine on a Saturday evening.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH VIEW AND THE CLEANINESS, BUT WASN'T IMPRESS WITH THE FOOD.
THE SHRIMP SCAMPI, YOUR CHEF SHOULD TASTE HIS FOOD. NO GARLIC TASTE AT ALL. GREAT SIZE SHRIMP BUT NO TASTE.
THE CHICKEN PARM. WAS EXCELLENT , BUT NOT ENOUGH PASTE WITH IT.
THE VEAL MARSALA , WAS VERY GOOD, MY DATE NEVER FINISHES HIS MEAL, AND HE DID. HE ORDERED COFFEE AND BREAD PUDDING. HE DIDN'T LIKE THE BREAD PUDDING HE SAID NO TASTE TO IT. COFFEE WAS GOOD.
WE LOVED THE VIEW AND THE RESTAURANT, SO CLEAN. BUT YOU DIDN'T WOW US AT ALL!!!!
YOU HAVE A GOLDMINE THERE, PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO YOUR FOOD. THERE IS SO MUCH POTENTIAL THERE IF THE FOOD WAS BETTER. WE GO OUT TO DINNER ALOT. HAVE YOUR CHEF GO TO RINO'S IN EAST BOSTON. IF YOUR FOOD WAS LIKE THAT! YOU WOULD HAVE MORE BUSINESS. FRIENDS ASK US HOW WE LIKED VENEZIA. WE WILL NOT BE BACK. IF YOU MAKE A CHANGE THERE PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Venezia never disappoints. Waiter was very accommodating and friendly. Menu items were creative and food was delicious. The view of Boston and the water is terrific!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our table very comfortably sat the 5 of us with a wonderful view of the water. The service was friendly and professional. The food was tasty and filling.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was surprised by the upscale feel to a water view restaurant in a quiet, secluded neighborhood with outside dining to boot.

Definitely will return. My zucchini flowers and bronzini were wonderful - my husband loved his soup and veal.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As always- great food, service, and views!! We love it here and will keep coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I had a good time. The seafood chowder wasn't that great, it had the consistency of a soup . Our meals were good, my wife had the scallops and I had the Venezia Lobster ( not worth the market price of $50) - the dessert was the winner here - a bread pudding number. Our waitress Taryn was great as was the lady pouring our water. The water view are always good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

It was a very pleasant experience, however, my and my boyfriends food came out warm instead of hot (the way it should have been) other than that we had a wonderful time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We often gather at Venezia because we can always be certain of excellent food and service at reasonable prices. The magnificent views of Boston and the waterfront make it an exceptional experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I ordered swordfish on a salad. the piece of swordfish was great however the amount of salad was minimal. My friend ordered scallops on a salad there were 6 small scallops on minimal salad greens. for the price not good value. The drinks were so so. we asked for extra dry martini and they put way to much vermouth. the waiter was rushing us. we found out why he was leaving at 10 and made us pay before we were even finished( yes we could order more liquor at bar) but no coffee or dessert. too bad the water view and skyline of boston was very nice

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Haven't been here in years and it was just as good as I remembered. Went to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious and service was great. Nice table by the windows - too bad it was cloudy rainy day. Really nice place to go for celebration or a great meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent service & food! Highly suggest Hugo in restaurant & Gerry at bar!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

We felt rushed by the wait staff. The view was pretty but we couldn't enjoy it because we felt so rushed. The food was adequate, not great and not worth the price. I had to send back angel hair pasta because it was undercooked and hard. I ordered chicken picatta that was bland.
Would never recommend it to anyone and would never go there again.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love this place for special occasions. Tables are not on top of each other. Phenominal Food. Very nice view. Have dined here about a dozen times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Venezia was awesome. Took our aunt for her 90th birthday and we all(6) loved it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Got a sitter & went on a date with my spouse. Host put us at a table covered with salt or sugar with a wet chair. It took the waitress a long time to take our order. Ordered Caesar salad and iceberg wedge salad. Portions are really small, but salad was ok. I ordered the short ribs & polenta. The short ribs were too salty to eat. They were also tough. It seemed as though they were previously frozen & cooked in a pressure cooker. They didn't have that fall off the bone texture you'd expect. The polenta was flavorless. I only ate a few bites & still felt hungry when we left. My husband ordered the bacon wrapped filet mignon. It tasted like a big piece of bacon masking the taste of the filet. The waitress would drop food off and leave right away. It had a banquet type of feeling. The noise level, families video taping each other and taking pictures made it feel like we were at a wedding. We felt rushed to finish up and pay because there were other families waiting to be seated. If you enjoy a high end restaurant with great service, I wouldn't recommend. We've been to the Mother's Day brunch which is great, but really dissatisfied with our restaurant experience.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had the Venezia rizzotto and it was just delicious! Its right on the water so the view is amazing. Can't go wrong here with exception of price but then you get what you pay for!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Delicious food, great service, upscale ambience, beautiful view!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Went for lunch for Boston Restaurant Week. Value for food served was very good. Excellent Seafood Chowder. Could've been a little thicker, but overall very good. Boneless short ribs were excellent. Very good sized portion. Molten Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream was excellent.

However, ordered iced tea. Was served in a flute glass, rather small portion. Asked for " a little more tea" and was served another glass of the same and was charged for the second glass. This has to be the only restaurant that doesn't refill iced tea but instead elects to charge for the refill.
Not a good way to bring back customers.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

DINE BOSTON - Excellent value, delicious food ,service could have been more attentive It was a birthday celebration.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I was very disappointed with the food. The bread was hard and our meals were not good either. We sat outside on the water which was nice but that was the only thing that was good about the experience. The waiter was nice as well. I would not recommend it.

Tags: Waterfront
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