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Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar Denver Downtown - Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar, Denver, CO

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.7
4.7
4056 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar in Downtown Denver 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. We offer valet parking by the restaurant main entrance, starting at $10 with Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar validation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 534-2222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christian Delle Fave
  • Catering
    Italian catering from Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar can handle catering orders for parties from 30 to 1000. We offer catering for corporate functions, weddings, holidays, and a number of functions. Reach out today to learn more about the exquisite options provided by our chef and staff.
  • Private party facilities
    Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar is the perfect place to hold your next large party. We offer elegant dining paired with professional service and one of the top rated wine lists in the country. 3 course private dining menus starting at $49 dollars per person. Contact us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Skaja: (303) 534-2222
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Union Station bus terminal
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,056 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Great for fine wines

  • Denver

    Italian

4,056 Reviews
  1. CindyV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience last night! We celebrated my birthday and they brought us a dessert with a candle on the house. Our waiter was Alex and he was excellent!!! We will definitely be going back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopover for the evening in Denver. Venice was great. Seafood,Veal and Pasta dishes were wonderful.

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  3. HeyEddie

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and friendly service. Great presentation and flavors. Not a great selection of wines imho, but came for the food.

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  4. SamanthaB

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second experience at Venice. Wonderful staff great food. We ordered carpaccio both times. This time the polenta tasted freezer burned under the carpaccio. We can’t really complain though (we ate it anyway) since the appetizer was comped and everything else was divine from dinner to dessert. We will bring out of town guests and family from Italy!

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  5. RobinR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great find, fabulous food and quality service Apparently, it's a hot spot, because it was packed on a Tuesday evening.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience for a large group of people. 20 people in total and the service was excellent and the food was greatly enjoyed by everyone.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nope. Average at best. This place must survive on tourists alone. No one who lives in denver would make this mistake twice

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy and beautiful food! We look forward to going again to try even more delicious foods. We didn’t have room for dessert so we want to try those next time. Highly recommend!

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  9. FrequentFlyer

    Denver

    191 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Happy Hour in Denver -- period! Venice's Happy Hour menu includes a variety of authentic, Italian dishes. As regulars, we've sampled the entire menu of delicious small plates! This afternoon, we chose the Ravioli di Salsiccia (the house-made ravioli filled with spicy Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, etc. in a porcini mushroom, tomato and sausage wine sauce), Scaloppine Marsala (the sauce is the BEST Marsala sauce ever with such tender veal), and the Charcuterie & Fromage ( an amazing assortment of Mozarella Caprese, Parma proscuitto, mortadella, cacciatorini salami, imported parmesan cheese, grilled chiabatta bread, walnuts, and fig jam. Of course the specially priced wines and special cocktails served by Dennis and team are excellent. The bar is has a fun vibe, in a casual, but yet upscale setting. Venice is our happy place! Buon Appetito!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Delicious food. Perfect service. And interior is good. Good music.

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  11. KurtR

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding staff and amazing authentic food! I highly recommend this place!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal at Venice while we were visiting. Denver! We loved the food, decor, wines and everything. Our server, Solomon, was perhaps the highlight- he had such good suggestions for us and really made our meal special. Wish we had a restaurant like this at home!

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  13. StephenA

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Restaurant was nice. Service was good. Valet parking costs $40!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Italian food I’ve had in Denver! Service was great they were busy and the servers worked very hard to make sure we were taken care of! The wine was delicious and there were many options to choose from and the food and presentation was outstanding

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Great selection of wines. I will be back!

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  16. BarryJ

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great Italian restaurant with an outstanding wine selection !! We had Alex as our waiter as we've had many times as he continues to be very helpful, attentive and very engaging !!! This is one of our regular spots to eat and we love getting Alex as our waiter !! we will be back soon !!

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  17. theatrediner

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been many times and have always had exceptional service. Waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly and very on top of everything. One of our favorite spots!

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  18. Diners

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall nice dining experience. Dining room was busy and had a good vibe, staff all nice, not overly fussy. Osso Buco was good and presented nicely - huge portion (price charged was more than Special Menu listed) - lobster bisque good, but salty - small amount of lobster on it was delicate and delicious. Bread is what you want in a rustic italian loaf, crusty with lots of air bubbles - fantastic. Risotto dish was good, even though the risotto was a tiny bit too dente/toothful and almost too salty - all the flavors were good. We ordered Tiramisu to go with us, huge mistake - the Tiramisu was HORRID, seriously it tasted like it was made with cleaning solution. I almost called the restaurant it was so awful. Tasted like someone made the coffee for the dish with windex.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place. Great food. I had the lasagna which was very, very good. My husband thought it was the best he’d ever had anywhere. Also had the meatballs appetizer. This was also very good. We would definitely return. Restaurant was directly across the street from The Crawford Hotel. We will stay there next time so we can walk to it.

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  20. Gerson

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time in Denver and I had to find a lovely place for dinner for some very special visitors from Ukraine. We were not disappointed. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. Being from northern New Jersey and living in Washington, DC, I'm not a novice to good Italian food. This restaurant's dishes and choices were exceptional and would be anywhere. Great ravioli selection, perfect al dente pasta, and my friend said her gluten-free pasta was the best she's ever had. Too bad we couldn't stay for dessert!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Slower kitchen but nice vibe. Would go again!

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  22. AlrjandroV

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In a cozy place, yesterday it was very nice and the waiter was very attentive to us. A special person. The food as always divine. We will always repeat.

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  23. AMAra

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, very good Italian food - delicious and variety!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The wine prices are 6 to 7 times more than a liquor store. They really take advantage of their customers on their wines prices.

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  25. LizZ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the chicken marsala, it was bland and tasteless. $24 for a dish that looked no better than hospital food. My child's chicken strips had more flavor.

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  26. FrequentFlyer

    Denver

    191 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Valentine's dinner was amazing from start to finish! Beautiful red roses were included for guests. The tables were decorated with rose petals. My husband's martini, served by Dennis and team, was perfect. I love the tremendous variety of wines! Our entrees included the family favorite, Ravioli di Salsiccia, and Polletto ai Carciofi ( chicken breast with capers and artichoke hearts in a lemon chardonnay wine sauce, with seasonal vegetables -- divine!) Our desserts for Valentine's Day were works of art and so delicious! For any special occasion, or an evening dinner, Venice is our choice for an elegant and warm ambiance, with impeccable service!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and service was great! I wished I lived here so that I can take my family to enjoy dinner.

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  28. RipM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You know how our memory tends to glorify things and the reality never lives up to the expectations? I’ve never had that at Venice, I always look forward to an evening there, and it’s always superlative. I walk out with a great meal in me, thinking ‘I love this place’, every time.

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  29. FoodieJan

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were offered bread but weren’t told it wasn’t complimentary. It wasn’t listed on the menu so imagine our surprise when we received our bill! We were seated at a tiny table right next to other tiny tables so everyone could hear everyone elses’s conversations. The food was good, portions seemed large. Wine was expensive.

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  30. Janet

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My vegetable was not come with my diner . The price for the food was to exspensive , and vino glass was not even 4 oz, for price 15$.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful except for the large party table they hosted which was ridiculously loud and they refused to tell them to keep it down 🤷🏻‍♂️

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  32. Sundanceliving

    Denver

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best restaurant in Denver. I’ve been coming here for years and the quality and the food and the service is always bar none. It is great to see Paco back at this location. It is my go to restaurant.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. The ambiance was unique and enjoyable. The food: delightful. We will definitely be returning.

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  34. Gordo

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food and value! Very accommodating with our large party.

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  35. kyleh

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service, I would definitely go back

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to drink and have delicious food. The service was fantastic!

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  37. Kentucky

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service is an understatement. Highly recommend Venice

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  38. MichaelM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and wonderful dining. Only issue was the confusion on ordering wine and drinks from the Ipad, as we weren't certain whether these were the wine list or an actual order process. Otherwise, great evening.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was recommended as it was the most similar to authentic Italian food. Being Italian and having just moved from Italy to the U.S. I can’t say this is a true statement. The Bolognese was good could have used less sauce or more noodle, the mussels tasted like old fish, and were inedible. My sisters salad was extremely salty to the point she could not eat it. I wouldn’t go back, I will say our drinks were fantastic the facility was nice and our waiter was amazing, just the food was mediocre.

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  40. TerriM

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fabulous but it’s difficult to hear your friends across the table on a busy night. Parking is also very challenging in this area and the valet is pricey.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4056 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

1700 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    17th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Union Station bus terminal
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christian Delle Fave
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 534-2222
  • Catering
    Italian catering from Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar can handle catering orders for parties from 30 to 1000. We offer catering for corporate functions, weddings, holidays, and a number of functions. Reach out today to learn more about the exquisite options provided by our chef and staff.
  • Private party facilities
    Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar is the perfect place to hold your next large party. We offer elegant dining paired with professional service and one of the top rated wine lists in the country. 3 course private dining menus starting at $49 dollars per person. Contact us for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Ashley Skaja: (303) 534-2222
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