Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.5
2961 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
What 2961 people are saying
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Hannah
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were excellent! We requested the patio and the tables were a bit small so I would eat inside next time. Highly recommend!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the menu, the food is authentic Italian. Not our first time enjoying Venice. Our friends from out of town thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well. It was also quite nice to meet the Proprietor Alessandro.

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bridgets
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

The food was fantastic but the service lacked. It took a very long time and for expensive food it took very long.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went before the game sat outside was really good

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here on the night of 9/23/21 and had the best time from start to finish. Our server German, as well as the sommelier working that evening. Really took the time to go above and beyond and seemed to genuinely take an interest in us and our experience. Will 100% be back and highly recommend.

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Cropover90
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating and service was just right. All dishes served from apps to desert were spot on. Would definitely recommend.

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PresEmeriti
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the nicest eating experiences in America ever.

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DLRM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Though they were short staffed and it was obvious our waiter was handling extra tables, he was excellent and didn’t miss a beat. Environment a little noisy and a little too closely seated for my taste.

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BeccaO
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic dining experience! Great wine list, food was absolutely perfect! Great service and ambiance. Would go back again next time I'm traveling through Denver.

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SpencerS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive, polite, and kind. Food was outstanding

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I HIGHLY recommend this place for a great dinner. It was my Birthday celebration and I picked this place for its dinner choices and the location, because we took the light rail down from North area. It had outstanding service, we had Malcolm serve our table and he was fantastic! I even received a call confirming my reservation (never had that) also they could accommodate one more person into my reservation. Food was delicious, the setting was very nice (little too dark) but I really enjoyed myself. Malcolm the server did such a great job of making my family feel special. I will definitely recommend this place to others and be back.

Only feedback I would give is updating/cleaning the bathroom, also not having staff area packed right by the bathroom. But other than that everything was great!

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AmyL720
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Never felt rushed. German was our waiter. Outstanding! Also saw Luis who we knew from Chianti. So nice to talk with him.

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ShelleySG
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is authentic and good. The wine is incredible. The service is perfect. I highly recommend it.

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TatianaP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food runner was excellent, friendly and uplifting! Server was ok and food was delicious as always.

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nickname
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was OK, Service was good. Not an overall good value compared to the many options in the area.

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, service was great, and the restaurant was beautiful.

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vipRickC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis, our server, and James the sommelier were beyond fantastic. They made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Absolute attention to detail, friendly, and professional. Can’t say enough about them. It was our anniversary and they offered us a wine paired chef’s table that was exquisite. First class service and outstanding food. Truly made our night out an experience to remember.

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AdamF
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable in most every aspect and we will be back soon!

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vipMikey
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Venice has become our go to restaurant before concerts at Ball Arena. Dennis is a fantastic bartender/waiter who goes out of his way to accommodate us with a time sensitive evening. The food is quite good, the staff efficient and the overall experience is wonderful.

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JimH
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another especially good dining experience! Great food, excellent wine list. German was a thoroughly professional, knowledgeable, and friendly server. We look forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we found this gem! The staff are attentive, never had to wait on anything. But didn't feel rushed at all. Ask for Wolfgang, he's a great server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and made sure to attend to every one of our wants and needs. Thank you!

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vipboxsterr
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening with wonderful food, excellent service and perfect ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great and had a diverse yet solid menu to choose from. Restaurant was crazy busy so our reservation was at 8:15 and we probably weren’t sat until 15-20 minutes after we arrived. Beginning of service took a while but overall food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It took us 30 minutes to get a waiter and then an hour just to get drinks. The whole dinner took 3 hours and there was nothing we could do about it. I understand lots of restaurants are understaffed, but there was no communication to our party plus it was a special occasion where we had a reservation so we felt neglected.

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vipIkey
San Antonio
80 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh. Food was predictable far from authentic. Pasta sticky. Won't be back. Ok for the Olive Garden crew or the Denver hipsters. Far far from true Italian.

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vipChristopher
Denver
61 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I thought that that did a great job. The restaurant was crowded and a little warm and stuffy. The servers were very friendly and accommodating. Food and wine was amazing.

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vipkathie
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food & Service is always good. Really like the location

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vipBriD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Our favorite so far in Denver!!

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vipDavidC
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a terrific experience and the wine selection is endless!

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Edel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and services was really great. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

1: food was AMAZING!!!!
2: don't expect the front of house to give you any attention or care.

I learned quickly we are there for the food not for the experience.

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Brenden
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went there for my birthday with about 17 people and they were very accommodating. The food was great, only a few mistakes which is understandable for the amount of people we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a bachelor party dinner. Had a blast, servers were outstanding and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I sat at the bar at got a few appetizers to share. They were all delicious!! We got the charcuterie, meatballs, and calimari. All were so tasty, but the meatballs were definitely our favorite 😍 So tender and flavorful and the sauce was 💯. Also the bread and crackers with olive oil were on point!

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vipJohnE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience at Venice! The food, the service and the wine were all wonderful! I think the sommelier told us they had over 1400 bottles of wine....Salute!

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JasonS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our visit to Venice before a concert. We had the Lasagne Bolognese and Caprese Chicken with a bottle of wine. Our server Kari and busser Radolfo greeted with energy and were great. The sommelier came over as he saw us going through the large wine list with enthusiasm. He was great and offered us 2 choices that were exactly what we were looking for. The runner Joel was energetic and always asked how everything was, like he's been there forever. We had the tiramisu for dessert and were very happy with the service and experience in general, will look to return.

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ADMR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find. My first time there. I will definitely go back. Great service, excellent food, great selection of wines. The manager came by several times to say hello and check on things. Great location. We had asked to sit outside. They were thoroughly cooperative and well set up for that. Great in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I made reservations for my sisters 40th Birthday dinner as she wanted Italian and this restaurant is in walking distance of her downtown loft. I indicated when booking here on Opentable that it was her 40th birthday as well as by phone when the host called me to confirm. Our waiter was not very attentive with O personality he never acknowledged her birthday. As far as the food two of us ordered salads and they where great, the the wine was good, bruschetta appetizer was okay, however out of the 5 dishes ordered only one of the dinners the Risotto was good. One friend chose to send her food back the other three dinners should have been sent back but I didn’t want to make too much of fuss and ruin my poor sisters birthday more then it already had been due to that fact that I unfortunately made such a poor restaurant choice for her special day. They do not serve bread with olive oil and herbs which is customary in all Italian restaurants. While we where still eating an hour before closing there was a waiter walking around us turning out all the candles while we where still eating. Also the bathrooms where discussing. I will not return!!!

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Responded on August 31, 2021

We're sorry that your evening turned out like this. It's always our goal to provide the very best in service and cuisine. It sounds like an off night for your visit and we want the opportunity to make it up to you! Please reach out at your next earliest convenience and offer us the opportunity to show you how a night out at Venice truly is. We've been winning awards for years because of the elite quality standard we maintain and we never want to see a client go away disappointed.

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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 2961 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.