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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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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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.