Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.5
2898 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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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candcdiners
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun to be outside in the heart of the city on a beautiful summer evening. Food was delicious, service very polite and professional; slight slowdown between first courses and main, which is why rating 4 stars instead of 5. We wanted outdoor seating for the city vibe right across from Union Station; other diners may not enjoy the occasional traffic noise.

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Brooksbabe
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a beautiful atmosphere, the best wine I have ever had, excellent food, (delicious cake), just an overall wonderful experience. We had guests from out of town, and they loved it. Thank you for surviving the last horrible year.

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Sally
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Special occasion. The gentleman who refilled our glasses, cleared the table and assisted our waitress was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was our anniversary last night and we honestly just didn’t have a great experience. Our waiter seemed very distracted and when he was available didn’t express cost or value of the things we ordered so we wound up with a much higher alcohol tab then expected on accident which wasn’t optimal. We asked for ten year old scotch originally to celebrate our 20th anniversary together, and was brought out a VERY scant last pour then offered another older scotch instead. We accepted but when it arrived the glass was hot from the dishwasher, smelled bad, and even had a gnat in the bottom of it. At this point, I ordered a glass of white wine, but wasn’t informed about the wine at all or the price, so I was shocked when I received my bill that my singular glass of wine was $28. I’m a chef and expect to pay a certain amount etc but I also asked repeatedly how much it was and wasn’t either heard or acknowledged. The food was decent but not as described by our waiter as well. Overall was a let down for such an important evening between my wife and I. You honestly can’t redo anniversaries so just disappointed as we had been jazzed about celebrating our lgbt milestone at your establishment due to its reputation of being very swanky and accommodating

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RonR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was good in beginning, but dropped off considerably after that. No request for a 2nd drink or dessert. No one asked if our food was satisfactory. Empty plates not cleared for quite a while, and we waited too long for the bill.

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New2Den
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic Italian food. Everyone loved their entrees and the vegetarian said it was the best pasta dish he had ever eaten! The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable fir the quality of the food.

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Stureview
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

A good restaurant with good food and great location. Service was less than good.
Total inattention is as bad as over the top attention. Our server never checked to see if we needed anything and we saw him only ONCE from the time our food was served until we requested our check. Not the way it should be in a restaurant of this caliber.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for your review and we are sorry that we did not meet your expectations! We will review this with our team member and continue improving on the service! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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RobertM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our experience was wonderful! Wolfgang was great. Excellent place for our anniversary

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Robert! We are incredibly happy that Wolf made your experience delightful! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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Arleen
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I am unable to eat spicy food. I ordered a shrimp scampi entree because the ingredients listed made no mention of anything spicy. It was very spicy and I was unable to eat it. In restaurants that add spicy ingredients to their dishes, I look for indications of spice level on the menu and often am told that the dish is spicy and am given the option of selecting the level of spice I want in the dish I order. I saw nothing on the menu to guide me as to the spice level of different selections nor was anything in the list of ingredients that would have suggested a spicy dish. I have had previous good experiences at Venice. I will hope to return and would look for more clarity and information on your menu. A diner should not have to guess about whether or not a dish will meet their dietary needs. I would recommend the restaurant with caution.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear arleen, Thank you for your review! I am sorry that you found the shrimp scampi to be spicy. We don't have any spicy dishes on the menu and neither do we add any hot spices to our dishes. Should you come back again, please let us know, we will love to make your dining experience better! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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BillL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and venue. Service was good but missing some basic things like proper utensils and extra bowl for shellfish discards shouldn’t be missed at this price point. Overall worth it for the food and venue though.

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JeffW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and terrific meal. We were seated by the glass that looked on to all the glass wine vuult.

However I received a notice that we did not show up for our reservation - and we did check in. Please fix this with open table.

Thank you,
Jeff
303,475.8083

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely poor service and this place was super crowded and loud. We weren’t invited to order food until about 45 mins after sitting down. My date and I ended up just getting a glass of wine and left. Ended up going to foco de chao down the street which saved the night. Wanted to like this place but can’t recommend.

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vipmichelleb
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dennis was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never saw a wait staff person for over 15 minutes, despite being seated with a reservation, and walked out.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi there, We are very sorry that we fell short on our service. Feel free to reach out to us directly if you would give us a chance again! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipInTheKnow
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here for dinner every time that I am in town. Great restaurant in every way. Excellent food, professional and friendly service and great wine collection.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your review! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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RalphR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The space if very nice, the wait staff exceptional, nice Sommelier who was able to solidify our wine selection. Food was very good as well.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Ralph! Thank you very much for your review! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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AliciaD
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gabby was delightful. The wine selection excellent and the food outstanding. We enjoyed our entire experience.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Alicia, Thank you for your review! I will share this with Gabby! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so delicious the first night we went back for dinner the very next night. Great service and amazing food! And amazing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Shrimp were old. The lasagna was tiny. Spinach salad was delicious. Wine was overpriced. All around not a great Italian spot.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for the feedback! We will review this with our team members! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipJeff
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We wanted to enjoy a nice dinner on our last night in Denver and selected Venice due to the lively atmosphere, the restaurant location, and the choices on the menu. However, based on our experience, we should have gone somewhere else.

As soon as we walked in the door for our 7:30 reservation, we were greeted by a strange gentleman who asked us if we belonged with the group that entered before us. We said "no" and he walked away and approached the next guest. We quickly realized that the gentleman did not work at the restaurant due to continued odd behavior (talking to himself, shouting at guests outside, fidgeting, etc.) and were confused because the host and other restaurant employees were allowing this behavior to continue. Every guest was being harassed by this man as soon as they walked in the door. It made us feel uneasy and we were concerned about our safety, so we walked to the far side of the waiting area.

We finally made our way to the actual host stand and asked if we could be seated outside on their front patio since there were several open tables. She said she should be able to accommodate our request as soon as someone sets the table, and she quickly walked away. We waited for about 10 minutes and then asked the hostess again if our table was ready. She once again said that the table had to be set, so we continued to wait.

While we were waiting, we noticed the strange man pick up a serving tray and start to walk around the restaurant. Someone else walked in and the man asked him how many were in his party. The guest replied and told the man that he wanted to ask a question. Then the man said "Oh, I don't work here". The poor patron was so confused. How can this restaurant allow someone who doesn't work there to harass their patrons? Is there not a concern for guest safety?

After 20 minutes, we had enough of waiting so we found the manager and asked her when our table outside would be ready. She talked to the hostess and they finally were abl

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi Jeff, I am so sorry about your experience! If you are in the area again, please feel free to drop us a message! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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LeonardO
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I did not like the table I was offered and asked for another. I was treated with utmost displicense and total disregard for my feelings and needs (notice I am a senior and obviously well-educated person but have an accent) and politely expressed my disappointment. I end up leaving in frustration and annoyance, never to go back to that place.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi Leonard I am so sorry about your experience! If you are in the area again, please feel free to drop us a message! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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Kitkat99
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! The food was delicious! I will definitely return!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you kitkat99! Do join us again soon for Happy Hour in the lounge or dinner! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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Callum6
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal, but some of the dishes (not all) were a little underwhelming considering the price.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 3, 2021

Thank you Callum! We look forward to welcoming you back in for dinner or happy hour in the lounge! Best, Jianwei

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vipFrequentFlyer
Denver
133 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Happy Hour in Denver! Wide variety of delicious small plates, and a wonderful selection of wine. Excellently prepared cocktails and beer are available as well. Dennis and his team provide stellar service.

Venice is a perfect stop for after work, before a game, etc. Happy hour is a sampling of the nightly dinner menu.

Dinner each each day also includes a number of superb specials. Dine is the beautiful restaurant or al fresco. It's the best!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 9, 2021

Thank you FrequentFlyer! Look forward to have you in again for happy hour! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipShmuzy
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Pasta Bolognese and the Veal Marsala! Salad presentation beautiful and delicious. Great wine menus. Excellent service Daniel. Highly recommend.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi Shmuzy, Thank you for your review! We will share this with Daniel! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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klreagan
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was awesome and the food was great. Can't wait to come back!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on July 1, 2021

Dear klreagan, Thank you for your kind review! The team at Venice strives to deliver a fun, vibrant and delicious Italian experience with a spectacular wine list! We look forward to welcoming you back in for dinner and happy hour at the bar! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Table was dirty upon being seated. Wasn't able to inform them, as no one came to the table to greet us for a good 8-10 minutes. The beef carpaccio was good and my chicken marsala had great flavor. My husband's lasagna not so great. Bland and a small portion for the price. Service was very slow. Seemed our guy was running around crazy. Was very sweaty. 😣. We were here on 12/30/20 and sat outside in 20° weather for our first date. That experience, despite the weather conditions, was 10x better! Won't be returning sadly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Last time we were at Venice we had extremely bad service and left after waiting for a half hour without our table ever being served. We decided to try it again and it was even worse. Our main meal arrived while we were just halfway through our appetizer and the waiter didn’t send it back. The sommelier also started to pour A glass of red wine into my champagne glass and my champagne glass wasn’t even empty. It would be impossible for the service to be any worse and we will never come back to Venice again. I really don’t know how this restaurant stays in business if the service we got is typical.

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vipPatrick
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent and beautifully presented. It is a bit noisy, but less so than many popular restaurants. The service was quite slow at first, but improved a bit. Importantly, the food did arrive hot.

Typical challenges of post-COVID word I presume.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you Patrick! Indeed, there are some challenges of post-COVID and we try our best to take on the challenges! The team at Venice strives to deliver a fun, vibrant and delicious Italian experience with a spectacular wine list! We look forward to welcoming you back in for dinner and happy hour at the bar! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The sommelier is top notch, great service, enticing specials, would go back to try more of the menu soon!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you JackieW! We are thrilled that James and the team was able to provide a top notch experience! We look forward to welcoming you back in for dinner and happy hour at the bar! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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LawrenceL
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great
Good portion was just above samall for this llinguingi
Was small but the rest of the food was great

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you LawrenceL! The team at Venice strives to deliver a fun, vibrant and delicious Italian experience with a spectacular wine list! We look forward to welcoming you back in for dinner and happy hour at the bar! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I was looking forward to this restaurant and being out in downtown. The girls at the front desk were nice but didn’t try hard to get us a table with a reservation I had made in advance. We waited 30 min past our slot and I had to speak with a manager to finally get a table. Other than that our waiter was awesome and the food was great!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Hi there, We are incredibly sorry about the wait that evening and I'll review that with the associates at the door. I am glad that your server and food was awesome! Please do give us another chance and come by to visit us again next time you are around in the area. Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed a lively atmosphere and delicious dinner. Thank you to our server Tyler and thank you to Justin too!!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Hi there! Justin and Tyler sends their well wishes to you! We are glad you enjoy your dinner with us! The team at Venice strives to deliver a fun, vibrant and delicious Italian experience with a spectacular wine list! Do come by to join us again for dinner or at the bar for happy hour! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We come here often, food was ok, not to impress, service was great though. The restaurant was super crowded though..overall good experience food needs to be improved

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for your review! We will relay your feedback to the kitchen team! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipnunleylaw
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daniel was a great server. Wonderful food.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Hi Nunley! We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with Daniel! The team at Venice strives to deliver a fun, vibrant and delicious Italian experience with a spectacular wine list! Do come by to join us again for dinner or at the bar for happy hour! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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CynthiaF
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you Cynthia! The team at Venice strives to deliver a fun, vibrant and delicious Italian experience with a spectacular wine list! Do come by to join us again for dinner or at the bar for happy hour! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipFrequentFlyer
Denver
133 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner to celebrate with our family guest from out of town was great! We enjoyed our favorite wine and cocktails prior to our dinner, accompanied by delicious Veal Meatballs in a arrabiata sauce -- so full of flavor! Our entrees included the Salmon ai Carciofi, Cioppino, Rigatoni Salsiccia, and Pollo al Marsala. (The wild mushrooms were spectacular!) The Cioppino is my favorite dish -- the clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari, sea bass, scallops, etc. in a divine, zesty tomato broth -- fabulous! We were all delighted with our selections. Cory led the excellent service team. Such a fine dinner in a beautiful restaurant.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you FrequentFlyer for your kind words! Alessandro and the team is very proud to know that you enjoyed your experience here with us! Look forward to meeting you all again in the restaurant soon! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipJeffreyA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We didn’t actually get to eat, or a menu. Did get a glass of water but after ten minutes we ordered take out from sliceworks and walked over there. We had a proper reservation but no one attended to us and didn’t care when we mentioned it as we walked out. We used to love this place, especially the lasagna so we’ll give it another go someday.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Hi Jeffrey! Thank you for your feedback and we are so sorry about your experience! I will review this with the team that was on duty that evening! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and good was delish

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on June 27, 2021

Hi there! We are very happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! The team at Venice strives to deliver a fun, vibrant and delicious Italian experience with a spectacular wine list! Do come by to join us again for dinner or at the bar for happy hour! Best, Jianwei Restaurant Manager

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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 4.5 stars by 2898 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.