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

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
3503 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 77 times today
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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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: (888) 641-9753

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    17th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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

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What 3,503 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Great for fine wines

  • Denver

    Italian

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  1. JC

    JackC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch. Food was amazing. Could not have asked for more on a special birthday dinner.
  2. 1

    1969paul

    Atlanta

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good classic Italian. Service was good, but maybe a little too quick. Main dishes were delivered before we finished our appetizer plates. Not really enough time for a second glass of wine, which I probably would have gotten. Very good main portions (too good for my waist).
  3. MN

    MNM135

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went in for late lunch early dinner to celebrate my Mom’s birthday - we had a wonderful time! Service was top-notch, above and beyond. I want to go back and try more things on the menu. Thank you for making it such a great time for my Mom!
  4. AQ

    AimeeQ

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection as we met the Manager and he seated the 3 of us. He was fun, passionate and I can tell the employees highly respect him. Our food was delicious and Im Italian so thumbs up! We had drinks, unique appetizers, beautiful salad to the amazing Main entrees of Sage Ravioli's, Gorgonzola cheese sauce pasta and Sea bass etc. WOW it was top notch and fun even at 9pm. Hats off to the chef!
  5. F

    Familytime28

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous delicious meal with excellent service (like in the good OL’ days). Wonderful place for my dad’s birthday dinner, complete with birthday dessert tray and a glass of Prosecco on the house! We felt special and everyone in the family kept saying how wonderful this restaurant is! Many thanks for a wonderful celebration. My only criticism/suggestion is to have environmentally-friendly to-go boxes (like cardboard).
  6. WB

    WarrenB

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable, helped us with a great bottle of wine.
  7. AR

    AshleighR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here and everything was absolutely amazing.
  8. S

    Sophie

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Venice is a wonderful restaurant, and the staff is incredibly attentive. The prices are a little high, but the food is good. It's very noisy, however. My waiter and I had a difficult time hearing each other and it was also hard to carry on a conversation at our table of four. I would recommend Venice. A good time to go might be before or after the dinner rush for a quieter evening of dining.
  9. EJ

    ElanaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This is a lovely place but we happened to be there during a busy time, and it seemed a bit understaffed as we there were many, many lulls in our meal in which we were waiting for water, drinks, the check, etc.
  10. LO

    LaurenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Accommodating owners. Food was impeccable Definitely will be back
  11. CR

    CindyR

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, as was the service. Our waiter was very attentive to us and made very good suggestions for our food choices. We were not rushed through dinner. The ambience is elegant yet casual. Definitely will return here.
  12. SP

    StevenP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and adult daughter share a birthday, which we celebrated at Venice. The melanzana (eggplant) appetizer was a bit underwhelming, but our entrees were splendid. In particular, the wild boar ragu, which you don't see much in the US, was outstanding. Service was brisk and congenial. Despite having reservations in the bar, the hostess was able to seat us us in the dining room. All in all, highly recommended!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & great service. The capacious & polenta appetizer was delicious and huge - I'll get it as my meal next time.
  14. CH

    ColleenH

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a night! Love this vibrant and delicious Italian restaurant extraordinaire!!! Everything was exquisite!!! XO
  15. TC

    TomC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice dinner my grandchildren with us everyone made us welcome.
  16. DH

    DionneH

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good but the service was very slow. Friendly staff and accommodating just slow. The wine was very good. The ambiance was fair. Very clean just felt dated.
  17. TC

    TomC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    As usual restaurant Venice does not disappoint. Received a warm welcome from Nunzio and felt right at home. Menu is varied and the food was terrific. Glad there is also a Venice restaurant out in Greenwood Village as that is close to our home. Go without hesitation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience all around. Accommodated a large group last minute. Great food and even better service. Will definitely be back!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food I’ve had since visiting Rome in 2019. Highly recommend the lasagna bolognese. Magnificent!
  20. KL

    KellieL

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian with amazing service!
  21. PM

    PattiM

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    This restaurant has great food, and our crowd (of 8) have eaten there a few times. The food is always excellent, and usually the service is too. Last night our experience was terrible. We ordered a couple of cocktails, a bottle of wine, and appetizers. The appetizers came before the wine, then we didn't even get the cocktails until the appetizer was almost finished...and we had to ask the waiter for them; he didn't even notice that they hadn't been served. THEN, the dinners arrived before staff cleared our appetizer and bread plates, so it was a major scramble to find places to pile up dishes and trays in order to fit our dinner plates on the table. It was ridiculous.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was wonderful as was Mathew our server! Owners and managers came by several times to check in on us and it was appreciated.
  23. JL

    JenniferL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST dinner experience! From a warm welcome from the owner and GM to amazing service for dining, my guests and I were happy with it all! Best wine, dinner was delicious, dessert was so yummy, and the finish at the bar was perfect! Couldn't have asked for a better, more fun experience! Thank you!!
  24. IA

    IleneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The calamari wasn’t that great but other than that delicious food, drinks and dessert amazing! Service on top!! Definitely coming back. The GM or owner was amazing
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We never had a waiter come and greet our table. Waited 30 mins before grabbing a waiter and he picked up our table. He was clearly overwhelmed with the extra table
  26. CD

    ChristianoD

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely impeccable food, service, and attention to detail. They knew my second cousin that is a frequent diner and welcomed me with open arms. Fantastic evening with my aunt who was in town visiting. I will be back soon.
  27. KP

    KellyP

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Made a reservation on Open Table for 7 waited in the lobby for 20 minutes to be placed at a seat by the outside door between two large loud parties. Horrible seat that was available when we walked in but they eventually just put us there after 25 minutes because nothing else became available, despite our reservation on the app. Servers could barely get through the tables, the door opened and closed all night, cold and loud! Not a fan of this app based on the seating situation. Not a great experience
  28. EA

    ErinA

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant downtown. I found Venice R. On Google Maps when the restaurants my friend recommended were full. The ratings were good and the restaurant was a complete 5 Star experience. The staff was welcoming, not too loud and had a great evening with a girlfriend. Matt, our server was AMAZING! The food made me want to come back and try a dozen other meals. Definitely want to come back on a date night with my husband or anyone visiting. Thank you.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Venice is our favorite authentic Italian restaurant in Denver. Great spot for a date, a night with friends, a special occasion or just a wonderful dinner. Luis was our server and he is absolutely amazing! This one is on repeat for us.
  30. AS

    AdamS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dining experience. The food was incredible. Our server was fantastic, she was very familiar with the menu and made some excellent reccomendations. The manager on duty stopped by our table on a few occasions and was very personable and entertaining. This was not my first time here and it will not be my last.
  31. RO

    RandallO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food hot when served. Server very helpful in choosing the right wines. Will come again next time in town.
  32. FF

    FrequentFlyer

    Denver

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Venice is our favorite restaurant for visiting family members! We started with exquisite Tuscan wine and the perfect martini. The appetizer was the veal meatballs covered with gorgonzola and parmesan cheese in spicy Arrabiata sauce -- so delicious! Entrees included Scampi Pomodoro E Menta: linguine tossed with jumbo prawns, cherry tomatoes, mint, and chardonnay wine sauce -- my favorite. My husband chose Ravioli Salsiccia E Porcini: Homemade ravioli filled with spicy Italian sausage, ricotta, porcini mushrooms, parmesan, served in a porcini mushroom and wine sauce including tomatoes and sausage. My husband's daughter chose her favorite Rigatoni Pollo e Funghi; the sauce is divine. My visiting sister chose the Linguine con Frutti di Mare -- such a variety of delicious seafood! For dessert, we enjoyed the beautifully presented Canollis. Venice always provides warm, welcoming service in an elegant setting. It's simply the best!
  33. ST

    ScottT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the best Italian restaurants in Denver. Service was exceptional, our meals arrived in a timely manner and presentation was beautiful I love this place and it is my go to for out of town business associates
  34. BC

    BC6710

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brought friends here for the first time to share the experience we have had in the past.
  35. DB

    DeborahB

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Wonderful salads. Great service and enjoyable ambience. The main dishes were good but not outstanding or memorable. Wine selection was vast bit on the pricey side.
  36. FO

    FOoOdie

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as usual!
  37. D

    Dora

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very busy evening at the Venice restaurant but they were on point! Our food was delicious! Our servers were friendly and there when you needed them. I am from Boston and I always eat here when I’m in town. It never disappoints.
  38. RB

    RuthieB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good however my tortellini di zucca was a touch bland and my date’s risotto was undercooked. It is also extremely loud which makes conversation very difficult. I would recommend and Olán to go again though.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best time for my 30th birthday! Service was fantastic and our group was well taken care of. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend Venice and plan to go back. Thank you for a great dinner!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food5service4ambience5
    Overall we enjoyed things, but we had a relatively bad experience. We were sat for our 8:00 reservation around 8:50, and this was only after asking the host for an update and the host realized I was no longer on the list. The host did not even acknowledge the delay, any mistakes, etc. but merely said “I got you”. We then we’re quickly sat at a makeshift table that was clearly pulled from a larger table—our table was pushed against cabinets in the server side of the room, so everything was very awkward and our table was crooked throughout as the edges were against cabinet handles. Food, wine, and our server Sean were all great. But overall it was disappointing as the Manager never came to our table to acknowledge things, even after making direct eye contact with him 5 feet away from our table as he comped an upgraded wine bottle for the large party next to us. He would clearly know we were out of place—other servers had funny looks throughout as they were surprised to see a table where we were placed. To take it a step further, the Manager was offering free Prosecco glasses to another waiting party in the lobby who had been there for 5-10 minutes, but did not even look at us. What’s the point of a reservation if we still have to wait 50 minutes to be sat? We received entrees almost 2 hours from our original reservation time and this we were out much later than anticipated. This was disappointing for a Friday night at a restaurant we were excited to try, so we will be eating elsewhere before considering coming back.

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 4.6 stars by 3503 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 77 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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: (888) 641-9753

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