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Venice Italian Steakhouse

125 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Soul food
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  • Romantic (115)
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Treat your taste buds to an explosion of flavor at the Venice Italian Steakhouse. This casual dining restaurant serves up classic Italian staples in an elegant space. The dining menu features tasty appetizers and salads alongside house specials like grilled salmon fillet, baby back ribs and chicken parmesan. Venice Italian Steakhouse also offers a savory collection of pasta dishes and gluten-free dishes for guests with unique dietary needs.

Venice Italian Steakhouse's roomy dining area makes it a good pick for large groups. It is also a nice pick for family outings. Enjoy your meal indoors or in the restaurant's scenic, rooftop atrium. The restaurant has a friendly small-pet policy, so pooches are allowed. Venice Italian Steakhouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Dining Style
Home Style
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Soul food, Steakhouse, South African
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(219) 322-8556
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Lou Ser
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Cross street
Joliet & Hart St
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Parking details
Parking is located in the back of Venice Italian Steakhouse.
Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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vipjjs2013 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Most of the food was good; 1 in our group of 4 said it was just ok. Service was fantastic. Granted, we were the only ones in there, but waitress was fantastic.

diner1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

We've come here several times and we have never been disappointed

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 12, 2016

This is my 3rd time coming to Venice, the food was really great the first too times. Was a little disappointing with the food, the steak was okay, but was not seasoned well, had to send my dish back because it was too salty.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Friend from Michigan always wants to go to Venice. Daughter from Tennessee also want to go to Venice when she is home. Easter Buffet has a chance of becoming an Easter tradition. Got a chance to try some desserts. Usually too full to try them when we have eaten there in the past.

Love Lemon Veal Picatta, Gnocchi and Steak.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Normally a quiet place to dine in nice atmosphere ... Good food nice staff

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

My husband and I dined at Venice Steakhouse for the first time on the Saturday of Valentine's Day weekend. The service was pretty slow. We received oil and cheese for bread but we didn't get bread until about 10 minutes later. I ordered calamari, which I received without dipping sauce. I had to ask 3 different people for it before I received it. The food was good but our waitress wasn't very attentive, which made our overall dining experience subpar. I would recommend Venice, but I'd say be ready to wait.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

We brought out of state friends to the restaurant because we've ridden by it a lot and wanted to check it out. The food was okay, quite salty though and had to pay for every side, service was okay, but we felt like they were a little in a hurry to get us out, even though it wasn't that busy and we had a 6 PM reservation. Overall we had a good times in a beautiful setting with our dear friends.

murph393 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

We had a great meal before heading to the theater. The only complaint was that we were sort of forgotten about after our meals came. We really wanted dessert but our server did not check back with us until it was too late since we had tickets for a play.

tomandgin (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The uncussioned metal chairs are probably good for a picnic but not for 'fine' dinning.

Anonymous1 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

The steak was good...the issue was the service. All of the staff seemed unhappy. Sat at the bar and heard rumblings from staff. Seems the restaurant was not stocked well. I would think on an expected busy night, you would have enough glassware and mixers. Overall disappointed with "feeling" of the place.

bucko (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

The Veal Picatta was terrible along with the well done asparagus. The veal had too much lemon flavor, which made the flavor bitter. My husband had Veal Marsala which was decent. My food was so bad, that I do not intend to ever go back. I guess this explained why the dining room was almost empty on Christmas Eve.
Also the bread serving was ridiculously small. We got 4 small pieces in each basket.
Overall, very disappointed.

Fiontar (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on November 24, 2015

Main meals, chicken parmesan, were very good. However, the appetizer, fried zucchini with tomato and mozzarella had no flavor. I make my own caprese, and the tomatoes are market flavorful. The mozzarella is creamy white and has flavor. Venice's tomato and mozzarella had no flavor, and the zucchini's flavor was that of grease in the fried crust around the zucchinis--very surprisingly disappointing.

The salad was supposed to be balsamic vinaigrette--it was very tart, and there was no reddish color depicting that the dressing had any balsamic in it. I expected a nice reduction of balsamic dressing for this type of restaurant. Again, the tomato wedge had no flavor. Finally, the lettuce was simply iceberg. I realize this was a side salad, but for such a restaurant, I would have thought mixed baby lettuce with romaine would be served.

Finally, again the salmon was very good, and my husband's chicken parmesan was good; however, my garlic parmesan potatoes were lukewarm, and the mushrooms with onions were loaded more with onions than the mushrooms.

There are too many restaurants in the area that serve an entire meal that is flavorful to pay for a lovely atmosphere that Venice does have but for a meal that is not delightful from beginning to end.

CJ2014 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 21, 2015

The food was nothing spectacular. Our server was nice but was missing in action often. It took awhile for us to get the bill and the restaurant was not packed. The bruschetta was not great. They used the same bread for the bruschetta as they used for the appetizer bread. I had the crab ravioli which was good but the creamed spinach was subpar. I probably would not go back to this restaurant for Italian food.

Unimpressed (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on November 7, 2015

Service was poor. The food wasn't worth what they were charging for it. We even had to question if there was pruscitto put on our fried cheese dish. Won't be back.

Enjoythemeal (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on October 29, 2015

This has been our go to for years; I'm not so sure we will be going back. The quality of the food has gone down.. And our server, who has been there from day one of there opening kinda has an he's better than the people that he is waiting on🤔🤔.. I'm not happy writing this review!!

excellent (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

First time there. Will definitely go back. The
Atrium was very relaxing & romantic.
the food was very satisfying.
Our server jon was excellent.
Nice atmosphere & friendly staff.

tusk (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

The food was delicious! The service even better, led by Reynaldo.

MamaNae (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 20, 2015

The service was good, the food was subpar, some was undercooked or overcooked. The manager did come out to the table and apologized for the food. As a thank you to us they took a deduction from the bill and offered a dessert treat for our inconvenience

Maggie (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

The food was not good enough for the money that I was spending. Also I thought that the pasta would be fresh, but it isn't. Total let down, not returning.

NWIN (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 10, 2015

Three tables were occupied in atrium and one other in the restaurant on a Thursday night. Once they left, we were utterly alone. Service-wise then can't complain at all. The weekday specials were a good value - food was decent for the special price.