Venezia Restaurant

4.6
917 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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

ELEGANT BRUNCH BUFFET IN BALLROOM: SEATING TIMES 10:30, 11:00, 1:00, 1:30 OR DINING ROOM (A LA CARTE): SEATING TIMES 12:00, 12:30, 2:00, 2:30, 4:30, 5:00

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

ELEGANT BRUNCH BUFFET IN BALLROOM: SEATING TIMES 10:30, 11:00, 1:00, 1:30 OR DINING ROOM (A LA CARTE): SEATING TIMES 12:00, 12:30, 2:00, 2:30, 4:30, 5:00

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 917 People Are Saying
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KK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

it is now a $$ not $ but food was outstanding. their chocolate cake was one of the best desserts we have ever had.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Karl, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. We appreciate your candid feedback and hope you will join us again soon. Best regards, The Venezia

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was as noisy as 3rd lunch duty in a middle school cafeteria!

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal at the Venezia. We appreciate your candid feedback about your experience and hope you will join us again soon. Best regards, The Venezia

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Venezia never fails my expectations for service that is always excellent. The waitress was very accommodating and knowledgeable regarding the specials. The fishermans platter that I ordered wasn't as good as I expected it to be, but I would not hesitate to return to Venezia in the near future.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Shirls, Thank you for taking the time to review the Venezia. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards. The Venezia

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is authentic and delicious. We were a party of 7 for a bday dinner. We had an excellent table with a terrific view. The only critique I have is the noise level. It was quite busy, therefore quite loud which made it difficult to chat (not their fault). I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or special dinner date.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Marisa, Thank you for taking the time to review The Venezia. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, The Venezia

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LJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very busy night there but everything was perfect nonetheless!

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lynne, Thank you so much for your five-star review of the Venezia. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Venezia

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Our reservation was Sunday at %15PM . The dinning room was very noisy and the staff was preoccupied with several large groups leaving service marginal for our foursome.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Michael, Thank you for your constructive feedback of our restaurant. We appreciate your comments. I’m sorry to hear your experience wasn’t a positive one. We do regret not meeting your expectations. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guest experiences and always welcome any suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss this in further detail. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards, The Venezia

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BF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love eating at Venezia, the food is amazing and so worth it. The only complaint I have is that when it's busy, it is VERY loud. They need some sound panels so that you are not having to yell at everyone at your table.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Brandon, We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. We also appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great water views. The food was excellent. The birthday cake from the restaurant was superb- I highly recommend the chocolate mousse cake! Service was fine. It was very noisy and difficult to talk across a 10-person round table, but the overall dinner was great.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and feedback. It’s great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. Your business is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, The Venezia

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BA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed the dining experience. The food was good, clam chowder was ok, Salmon entree was very good. We were seated right near the window with a gorgeous view of the city. It was a bit noisy for my liking but I think that was more related to the parties seated around us than the establishment itself.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hi Bill, Thank you for your feedback - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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P
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per usual, everything about the evening was perfect. From our cocktails to the apps to the main course - we could not have had better. I highly recommend Venenzia to anyone looking for a superb meal in a relaxing and sophisticated atmosphere.

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Responded on March 31, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the amazing 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope to see you again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked on Open Table a group of nine for an adult birthday dinner. Reservation was easy to get, and they called and confirmed. Perfect seating with wonderful view of the ocean and away from others. Great service with delicious food. We tried the antipasto,mussels and calamari for starters which were served hot and tasty. Entree’s were from every section of the menu and all were excellent. Worth the slightly higher price but worth it with the view meal and service.

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Responded on March 30, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the great rating and thorough review. We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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PC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Food is always good.
Staff always welcomeing.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The view was amazing. The restaurant was clean and had a nice tone for the afternoon.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the 4 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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LJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I greatly appreciated that my advance requests for seating location and a birthday dessert were fulfilled. Each of the six members of our party were delighted with the food and it was lovely to be able to talk over dinner, something I don't take for granted with most restaurants being very loud.

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We're happy you enjoyed the birthday dessert! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner with outstanding service. We loved our dining experience!

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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PM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Venezia. Beautiful view. Delicious food. Friendly people. ❤️

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Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great date date location and a party reception

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Responded on March 25, 2019

Hi Donna, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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B
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Been here 30 times over the years. Service was fantastic. Food not as good as I remembered it from the last time.

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Responded on March 20, 2019

Hi, Thank you very much for your rating. We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, what could we have done to make your visit a 5 Star experience? Best regards, The Venezia

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous hidden gem in Dorchester. Stunning views at sunset, kind wait staff, and quality italian food. Make sure to hit Boston Winery for some drinks beforehand.

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Responded on March 20, 2019

Hi Aiden, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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New England
53 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during Boston Restaurant Week for lunch. Great menu and value. Great harbor / marina view. A hidden gem but worth the effort to find.

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Responded on March 20, 2019

Hi Wiily, Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate you taking the time to rate your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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LM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Generous portion and great flavors, however; my seabass was very over cooked and the roasted potatoes seemed like they had been left in the warming tray too long.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi LauM, Thank you for your constructive feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food,service and drinks were
Great and nice view of the city

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi Tricia, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and the view! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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V
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We visited during Dine Out Boston week which we usually do not do. The waiter was probably rushed but made us feel rushed also. It wasn’t the usual 5 star review I might have given.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your feedback about your Dine Out Boston experience. We appreciate you taking the time to review, and we hope you’ll come back again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, Raul is a phenomenal server.

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Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we made sure to show Raul your comments! Best regards, The Venezia

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was great. Service was excellent and timely and the food was amazing. We will be back!

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Hi Marc M, Happy Anniversary and thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service in very lovely dining room with water views. What more could you ask for!!

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Hi Suzanne, Thank you for the 5 star rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back to enjoy the view again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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d
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great visit during Boston restaurant week with added value of the 3 course special! atmosphere, view, service and of course the food was top notch.

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Hi Donna B, Thank you for the 5 star review and for joining us during Restaurant Week! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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B
New England
46 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view!

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Responded on March 15, 2019

Hi Brittany, Thank you for the great rating! We're happy you enjoyed the view and appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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PP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very loud at times . My steak wasn't cooked the way I ordered it. They took it back but still wasn't right. I kept it but was disappointed.

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Responded on March 13, 2019

Hi Peggy, We appreciate your comments and thorough review. I’m sorry to hear your experience wasn’t a positive one. We do regret your steak did not meet your expectations. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guest experiences and always welcome any suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience if you’d like to discuss this in further detail. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards, The Venezia

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a get together with my son. This is a great restaurant we enjoyed it very much.

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Responded on March 11, 2019

Hello, Thank you for the rating! We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you and your son will come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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LV
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Venezia before and always enjoyed it. I have not been for a couple of years and was extremely disappointed with the quality of the food. The fired calamari appetizer was lousy - no dipping sauce and left your mouth with a oil fried taste. Sent back to kitchen and got the Italian meats and cheese plate. That was good. My son ordered a steak and sent that back as it was tasteless. He ordered a pasta ravioli which tasted dry. Sent it back. We have never sent back so much food in a lifetime. I ordered Osso Bucco, which I ate. None of the food was to die for. The Meritage wine made on the premises was delicious. Service was fabulous as was the ambience. But the food is one of the most important reasons to go to a certain restaurant. Will we be back? No. I noticed the restaurant was not very busy at all for a Saturday night, plenty of open tables. Perhaps others feel the same as we do.

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AP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, beautiful view!
You can never go wrong with Venezia!

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Responded on March 6, 2019

Hi Anna P, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It’s great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. Your business is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best regards, The Venezia

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wait staff was great . Front desk was aware of my earlier requests and hade everything ready . Have been there several times with similar results . Food is excellent.

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Responded on March 4, 2019

Hi, Thank you for your feedback - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia and are pleased to know that everything you requested was taken care of. We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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S
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday day celebration in our group and we were not disappointed! Thank you for a lovely evening!

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Responded on February 27, 2019

Hi Susan, Thank you for your feedback - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and birthday celebration at the Venezia. We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience, and we hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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D
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, beautiful skyline view and outstanding service. From appetizers to dessert, everything was incredible. Aside from a group of diners a couple tables away who were rather loud, there was nothing to compare our special occasion to other than the wedding day. Wonderful hidden treasure!

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Responded on February 25, 2019

Hi Dotntom, Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. I made sure that your server got the recognition they deserved. They were happy to see your review! Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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DM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, superb food, terrific service.

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Responded on February 25, 2019

Hi David, Thank you very much for the great review! We work really hard to offer the best dining experience, so I am very happy to see that reflected in your last visit. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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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Responded on February 20, 2019

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It’s great to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. Your business is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, The Venezia

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d
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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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Responded on February 20, 2019

Hi Doob, Thank you for your feedback - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at the Venezia. We appreciate your candid feedback about your experience and appreciate you taking the time to review. We hope you’ll come back soon! Best regards, The Venezia

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J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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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Responded on February 20, 2019

Hi JBoogie, Thank you for your constructive feedback of our restaurant We appreciate your comments and thorough review. I’m sorry to hear your experience wasn’t a positive one. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guest experiences and always welcome any suggestions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience if you’d like to discuss this in further detail. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards, The Venezia

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JH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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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Responded on February 20, 2019

Hi Josh H, I am so disappointed to hear about your recent experience at Venezia. We take great pride in our ingredients and dishes and it appears we missed the mark here. We have just hired a new chef so perhaps you will find something you like in the future. Thanks for the review, we will be sure to share this with our staff to make sure we improve. Thank you, The Venezia

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