Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.7
2648 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar provides first class Italian cuisine! Facilitating all of your event needs, from private receptions, corporate events, anniversaries and birthdays. Our amazing wine list showcases 800 Italian wines and 300 worldwide wines.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2648 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sh51
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Music was too loud in the bar, but both the food and service were outstanding!

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TimC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to get great food and attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful! Tables were safely distanced and food was wonderful. The calamari was tasty and I got a fettuccine w pink sauce on special. Reminded me of my Italian grandmothers recipe and fell in love.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining here since 2005. The food is superb. Some of our favorites are the lasagna, Burrata and prosciutto, Caesar salad, just to name a few. Dining is elegant and service superb. The outdoor patio has a fantastic view of Union Station and all the people watching ( from a distance) that goes with that.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for date night. It’s romantic and the food is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for an all around 5 star experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food varied from very good to below average.

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JulietP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The experience was a little underwhelming. Service was fine. Appetizer (carpaccio) was delicious but main dishes (filet mignon and parmesan ravioli) were disappointing.

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KBishop
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I was disappointed in the quality of the food for the price. The chicken was overcooked and dry and the veggies were also overcooked and too soft. I expected more from an upscale resturant. We also had a salmon dish that was ok but it wasn't anything different from the salmon I purchase at Costco. The seating was disappointing too because we were placed in the back of the resturant with views of cluttered chairs and other trashy items by a wait station (could have been covered up by a curtain). Our server seemed knowledgeable and on his game. Overall, I took my best friend their for his birthday and left felling disappointed it wasn't more special. We could have just stayed at home.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was very good - chicken piccata and sea bass were both excellent. Service was very good. The molten choc dessert tasted good but wasn’t heated as it should have been.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely wonderful!

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RolfA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and attentive service make this place a winner!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venice is always amazing and exceeds our expectations every time. John is a great server !

NJ
vipNJoW
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 5 ate on the covered front patio of the restaurant. We had a overhead heater as well as a foot heater so everyone was comfortable even though it was a little windy and cold. Our waitress was very attentive during the entire meal. Our food was excellent with good size proportions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I had made a reservation for my boyfriends birthday and talked to our server and someone else reminding them that we were celebrating his birthday. Never once was it mentioned. Our server seemed very uninterested in serving or helping us as well. When we were more than halfway done with our food, our server finally came and offered us a spoon for our cioppino and Parmesan for the ravioli. The service, or lack there-of, ruined the quality of the food and birthday dinner seeing as though we expected more from a nice restaurant.

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WyattO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, food was amazing. Would recommend it to anybody. Looking forward to stopping next time we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was fantastic, however, the back waiter and others in other sections were not wearing their masks properly. Had I been in a different section I might not have stayed.

CS
CarolS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service good. They need to service the heaters as they wouldn’t stay on so it was really cold. Might want to wait until you can eat inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at Venice! The food is great, we were served large portions, the location is awesome, and the service was great.

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vipFrequentFlyer
Denver
121 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best New Year's Eve Celebration! We knew Venice would be busy, so we made an early reservation. The table on their patio facing Union Station was a great place to enjoy our dinner, while watching all the activity and lights along Wynkoop. Dennis delivered our drinks and wine pronto! The heaters were great throughout our dinner. It's not always on the menu, but order the cioppino when available. The clams, mussels, shrimp, fish, calamari, etc. Delicious! It's better than we've had in San Francisco or Monterrey! It's Italy without the plane ticket. Others chose the Polletto Piccata -- divine with the capers and artichokes. Venice is the best any time for dinner -- the food, service, and wine/cocktails. Every meal is special. Enjoy!

GC
GinaC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg!! Very delicious and the patio is warm!! Service is really nice

AL
vipALVG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Considering we had to sit outside in the cold winter air, all was good. Food was delicious!! Beef carpaccio and chicken marsala were spectacular! Service was ok, but running in and out of the restaurant to serve tables is not ideal for an upscale restaurant. Or any one for that matter. Can't wait to go back and sit inside for dining. Hopefully sooner than later.

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Cathy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance and food were all awesome! In these trying times they went above and beyond to make sure our dining experience was exceptional! We are looking forward to going back.

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douglasg
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outdoors but they had plenty of heaters so it was fine. The meal and service more than made up for it, and it's not like the pandemic hasn't done this to all restaurants. Had a wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary dinner. Everything was absolutely perfect. From the moment we walked into their beautiful restaurant we were greeted with a very kind young woman. Then we were seated immediately to the outdoor patio which was cold until our wonderful server turned the heat lamp on. We enjoyed every single bite and everyone on the staff we came in contact with was flawless. Thank you for having us as your guests!

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vipMaria
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great food and service when it comes to Venice Ristorante!!!!! Despite what all the staff has to do to make it during the pandemic,I could say they’ve elevated even more, providing excellent food, service and ambiance!
Thank you Alessandro for everything you do!!!!

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vipFrequentFlyer
Denver
121 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas dinner on the patio was wonderful. Though there were plenty of heaters, they were not needed in the well-ventilated tent on the warm, sunny day. Dennis and his team provided his usual excellent service -- the perfect cocktails and wine, etc. The food was delicious. Some enjoyed traditional favorites, while I loved the cioppino. The cioppino with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, etc. was as good as any in San Francisco, Monterrey, or Italy! Simply the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Denver for the holidays and i picked Venice Ristorante because it was one of the few restaurants offering outdoor dining. The food was delicious and our server was extremely friendly. It exceeded my expectations. Can’t wait to visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herman our waiter was excellent as was our hostess and manager Rachel!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was our first time at Venice. Food was good but not exceptional. We were lucky to get a seat in the covered patio near a heater but it’s so small and narrow, making it impossible to walk through or feel like you have any space. The service was great but overall it was just okay.

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JustinH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outside dining was not to bad the space heaters worked very well I actually recall my self getting hot which was nice it being 30 degrees out ! Food was great & fresh !

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vipAnLDes
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always do a great job at Venice. This time, we sat outside, with the warmers and plastic tent dividers. It was cozy, warm, and safe. Thanks, Rachel!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was excellent. We had outdoor seating in rather cold conditions but staff made sure we had multiple propane heaters to keep us nice and warm. Enjoyable location to view Christmas lighting on Union Station.

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aer1284
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My family had not been out in months so this was a treat. Overall it was an amazing experience; from food to service and everything in better. Note for anyone that is a party of 2+, you will be seated on the street which is very cool (but could be chilly this winter!). Would 10/10 go back, even under circumstances.

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KathrynK
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Mauricio and the heated patio made my bf’s bday fantastic! I’ve been enjoying this restaurant for the past 15 years, and today was nothing but wonderful! Props to our server, he was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and food was amazing. Our table was in the outdoor heated patio with a view of Union Station. We got to enjoy a phenomenal view with the holiday lights while enjoying our meal. They had enough heaters placed so that it felt comfortable and cozy. This allowed us to truly focus and enjoy our food and have a good time! If we ever go back to non-COVID restrictions we will definitely come back!

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Andrew
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff was really hustling. Re Filling propane tanks & running from inside to out & friendly with the covid craziness. Our dish was just okay - linguine mare. But many other things on the menu looked great. Definitely recommend for a nice dinner experience with warm as it can be outdoor seating & tented outdoor seating during covid.

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MaryH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere sitting under the patio tent with heaters and overlooking Union Station while it snowed. The food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat lodo denver

FAQs

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 534-2222.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 2648 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.