Venezia Restaurant

4.5
880 reviews
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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.
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New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great view, good food. We were seated next to a group that was a boisterous. But otherwise nice place. Been there a long time ago - still great place to go.

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d
New England
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bar was lively, drinks were good. It’s an older crowd..late 30s & up. No complaints about the food...delicious and creative enough to be interesting but not too “ducky”- as my daughter would say. Our server was outstanding with delivering drinks and food. Lovely view of skyline across the water. The 2pc band in the bar was not great but people still got up to dance.

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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We had reservations for 7 but didn't get seated until after 730. Our server was very nice but slow. However, when we did order the food came out fast and was delicious and reasonably priced. There was a baby crying almost the whole dinner. I will go again but if I have some of the same issues it will be my last time

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JH
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First time was phenomenal. This time was a little disappointed. Really loud. Also felt a little rushed. Food is ok but for the price I would expect a little more. The marinara was just ok and the marsala was just ok. Definitely expected a little higher quality.

Don't get me wrong it is a nice place but if we are being honest, I think they can do a lot better to provide a better quality and value.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive but good.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Great atmosphere, Great experience

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KG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent, a great value for your money.

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PD
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was over priced.

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LP
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Recommend - only maybe. We liked it much better on previous occasions. While the veal was delicious, it was just too salty. The service was only okay. When asked for a wine pairing the waiter seemed nervous, hemmed and hawed and came up with what turned out to be a perfectly good choice. I think overall the wait staff needs to be less obvious. But it was Valentines Day. Perhaps we were all a little nervous.

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FB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great,as usual.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Venezia has been our go to place for family and friends celebration. The service is excellent and the food is the best. We would definitely recommend Venezia to friends and especially visitors from out of town.

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C
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food...great views, excellent, attentive staff!

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LW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Boston restaurants. Outstanding staff, beautiful view and delicious food.

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CM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 6 month anniversary and our evening was perfect
Thank you

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l
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

They disregard specific request that you put down when making reservations. When my boyfriend and I went there for a birthday celebration we had three different waiters and felt rushed out.

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s
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent and the service is always very good.

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RM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time there for a date night/birthday event. Food was nicely presented and very good tasting. Views of Boston skyline from across the river/harbor were outstanding, especially after dusk...a bit hard to get to as it is in the rear of a warehouse area. but with plenty of parking. overall, a good dining and visual experience.

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n
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant a little out of the way., but perfect location. Excellent service and great food. Couldn't ask for better

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J
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time but it definitely won’t be my last.

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TB
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted warmly and ushered to our table with breathtaking views of the Boston skyline. Our server was enjoyable and engaging, and very knowledgeable about the menu.

The food was some of the best Italian cuisine we’ve had anywhere.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and we’ll surely be back again!

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BB
New England
129 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good italian dishes. We had chicken parm, veal parm and the caprese salad, all of which were great. We also had the antipasto, which was also good. The only negatives on the food were the two non italian entrees we ordered, sea bass and lamb chops. Both were very overcooked. The lamb chops were big and still tasty but were cooked through to a dark brown color, despite our medium rare order. The waitress was great, offering to replace them but it was so busy and late that my wife didn’t bother. Still were good, just not great.

Desserts were all good, but the 7 Layer chocolate cake is more like a Ding Dong, not what you’d expect. Decent, but not what anyone would expect a 7-layer cake to be.

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KR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

However I would not suggest going when there's a band. It was very difficult to hear and the music base was aggressive to say the least.

The food and service was excellent however.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement celebration

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JC
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I brought my brother here for lunch. the service was excellent and the food very fresh and tasty.

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CC
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday. The food was terrific, and the service was as well. My son had the special, lobster ravioli, and is still raving about it three days later. My husband says they make a great Manhattan, too!

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g
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a cute little spot. The food is overpriced but decent. Service is exceptional. Vibe is good! Lobster in scampi sauce is $50. Not recommended at all. Wasn’t near good enough to cost that much. Go with baked stuffed or diavolo.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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B
New England
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for NYE and it did not disappoint! Great food, drinks, and service plus you can’t beat the view!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They did a good job for NYE

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KL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

While our waitress, Tarin, was great -- especially since she had several large tables, the food was nothing to write home about. One of the guests in our party sent her meal back because it was actually tasteless. This particular person is not picky at all and would not send something back unless it was truly inedible. The 2 1/2 baked stuffed lobsters were ok but skimpy on the stuffing and not exactly hot. The stuffed chicken was well received. The table ordered 3 desserts to share and the creme brulle was actually a dish of scrambled eggs!
Maybe we should try this restaurant on a regular weekend, instead of on New Years

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f
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

it was new years eve and the food was good, but I felt rushed.

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I
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great atmosphere, wonderfully view, not enough words to describe the guisene

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JB
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

There were 10 of us having dinner on Fri night. Had a great round table with a view. The food was excellent for everyone but the service was not. Granted it was busy that night but that’s no excuse. Sever was not that attentive meaning he should of made sure everyone seated had all the cocktail orders placed at the same time instead of running to bar after a few orders. Also he never asked anyone if interested in apps. Just took the dinner orders. Well, the food came out nice and hot and no one complained. Probably go back again ,hopefully not with that server!

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been to Venezia in years as I moved. Special family dinner, fantastic menu. Many of us had difficulty deciding what to have. High quality, found was delicious. Our waitress Megan was wonderful. Great drinks ! We will be back.

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DQ
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner on 12/26 with our family of five. The restaurant placed us at a round table with a nice view. Our waiter was very good. Definitely going back.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family dinner celebrating a birthday it was outstanding

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R
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is excellent.

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, definitely recommend Venezia.

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J
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The server wasn’t as great as usual for this restaurant. And I can not believe they no longer make the lobster ravioli (main reason I made reservations on my birthday!)

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SC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good overall.
Add to list of “will return”

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