Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.5
3053 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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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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DretselJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good spot for Italian food. The location is fantastic. The menu is good but not fantastic that's why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. You have to try the pear salad it's fantastic and the restaurant is good but I would change the menu a bit to reflect more pasta dishes as its main attraction with the typical seafoods, beef and pork etc etc

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vipyucuta
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great time, food was excellent and our server was very attentive.

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vipEllenT
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat at a table in the bar area. It was a busy night after the tree lighting. Veal meatball appetizer is worth it. Delish. Skip the zucchini blossoms which were more like mozzarella sticks. The penne pasta with sausage was perfect and the chicken milanese was very generous. Great location and vibe.

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pauloton
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good all around!

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ADMR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This visit was a big disappointment. I had a great experience last time and I was very anxious to go again. This time was the opposite. The service was lacking; my salad and gnocchi were too oily. The waiter did nothing about it even though I mentioned it. I don’t expect to go back. However, to be fair, my guests both enjoyed their meal. Unfortunately my experience was a great disappointment. Unfortunate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Among my regular culinary preferences in the awesome LoDo district.

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JoeyV
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great place to people watch and socialize. The food is good too. Awesome happy hour!

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SheilaD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Butternut squash ravioli dish was outstanding, lasagna was not good at all. Surprised that a classic Italian dish like lasagna tasted like it had off the shelf oven ready noodles, very flour and grainy tasting. I've always loved this restaurant in the past. I'll continue to go for special nights out, but hope they can improve the lasagna.

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DavidC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We decided to try Venice for the first time for date night. It was a memorable experience! Our waiter, Luis, was cordial and knowledgeable about the wine menu and tonight’s specials. The ambience was right out of a movie, the veal and chicken Marsala dishes superb! Overall a memorable night, we can’t wait to go back to Venice Ristorante!

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LisaF
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

One of our two dinner selections was really over cooked and tasted like sawdust. Our server offered us a free dessert but declined to remove or reduce the price of a truly terrible dinner

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ab0715
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 recommend the bolognese. The wine we ordered, unfortunately, they didn’t have but our server recommended something similar and we were very satisfied.

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vipRoger
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

In a word, disappointed.

Seated promptly. Restaurant was loud. The kitchen was backed up so service was slow (nearly 3 hours for dinner at 7 pm).

The bruschetta was lacking something. The main course was fair on average. Ravioli Salsiccia e Porcini used regular white mushrooms. Not a porcini to be found. Fair at best.

Tortelloni alla Parmigiana was good not great. Tortellini tasted frozen not hand made.

Ordered Crema Bruciata for dessert. No vanilla beans were harmed (or used) in the making of the dessert. Coffee was served lukewarm. When 'new' coffee was brought to the table it had a foam indicative of being heated with steam from the espresso machine.

Not what we expected to celebrate a special evening (birthday).

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BillB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was not great!

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KayLee
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was dreadfully hot in the restaurant as soon as you walked in. We waited for about 10 minutes before someone greeted the people waiting in front of us. We sat down at a tiny table for two that you had to squeeze (genitals to face) to sit at the booth. The menu was tiny and not much of anything worth the price they sold it for. We walked out after waiting 15 minutes after sitting to get water or someone to acknowledge us. We had a reservation.

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vipMusakil1
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently moved to Denver and have found many of the highly-rated restaurants to be lacking in flavor, quality, and service. Most of my experiences have been mediocre food at high prices. Such is not the case with this gem of a restaurant. They have an extremely diverse menu at reasonable prices in a more "upscale" ambiance. The servers are all helpful and attentive. The food is great as well. I have eaten here four times and every time has been wonderful. From pasta dishes to seafood, you can not go wrong here. I highly recommend the Cioppino! Cheers to you Venice for rising above 99% of the restaurants in Denver while keeping your prices reasonable.

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Acayo
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We were there from 715pm until 930pm and when we got our food it was mediocre at best. Calamari and shrimp over cooked. Veal was tough. Service was terrible.

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vipLaurieG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went there for my birthday dinner. Always a great experience - great food, great vibe, great service!

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MRHunt
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was very good. For the cost, I would have expected better and more refined service. Our water glasses were refilled with water from our other table mates glasses (they arrived a little late). Wine recommendations weren’t clear or pairings with meal options.

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JulieS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The tables were too close together which took away the ambiance. We heard our neighbors conversation all night, which was not very romantic on our Anniversary. The food was average. The best part of experience was Daniel. He was awesome!

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DebW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was very busy as it was Saturday night. It was also very loud and we were seated next to a boisterous group. The salad order had a beautiful presentation and was very large. We ordered risotto and a zucca ravioli type thing and both portions were generous and were very, very good. The prices were not expensive but we did not have any wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Third time here and the food never disappoints!!! Wine list is amazing and varied. Servers are engaging and knowledgeable about the menu.

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vipou812
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with the bartender and the food was good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my boyfriend to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, food and drinks were amazing, convenient location, lively atmosphere, and our server was excellent and even brought us dessert on the house to celebrate! Highly recommend and will be back!

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WandaD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My drink order wasn't correct - but I didn't complain. My entree wasn't quite what I thought I ordered but I may have not explained my order correctly

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Classy place with granite countertop tables, curtains, and a sizeable wine display. Skip drinks and order desert instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service incredible!! Food fast and AMAZING for absolutely affordable prices in the center of downtown Denver! Would recommend to anyone!

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vipwendym
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Venice staff took such good care of our team for our meeting. They were very attentive with the drink orders, appetizers and the many "to go" food orders. Our team had a great event!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever! Owie— is the best and you have to chat with him when you visit. Amazing drinks and amazing food. Would definitely recommend for a date night!

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JamesqH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fine Dining Denver style. Superb food (the Carpaccio starter was enough for a main course), beautiful ambiance,
yet unpretentious and inviting. The manager stopped by to ask after us. It was a birthday celebration and they brought us a Tiramisu that was light as a feather and not overly sweet as is too often the case. For one lovely evening we were back in Italy!

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ChanningH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic! The staff were very friendly, accommodating, and helpful for our party of 15. They took great care of us to make sure orders were correct, drinks were topped off, and even provided complimentary desert. 100% recommend if you’re in the area and looking for delicious Italian food.

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Live2EatCook2Live
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere is beautiful and the presentation of the food was incredible. We enjoyed our experience here.

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HowardS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals. Great service. Easy parking. Valet right across the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was delicious and our server was great but when I made the reservation I added that we were celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and they sat us all the way back in a corner facing a wall. The wine we got was $110 and upon looking it up after, we found it it was a $30 bottle of wine - like I said, delicious but the wine markup is a bit ridiculous. The food was more reasonably priced but for a birthday, I would expect to be sat somewhere with a bit more ambiance.

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vipKara
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the menu, the vibe, all of it! Everything was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was impeccable!! Our server OUTSTANDING! Food….. OUTSTANDING!!!! I’ve eaten out a lot and I’m in The industry and this had to have been the best overall experience I’ve ever had.

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PegM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice to dine at Venice when in town. Enjoyed talking with Owie the Assistant Sommelier this visit. Love the wine room view!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing
Sitting was way to tight
Servers appeared overworked; frustrated

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vipAlecS
Salt Lake City
37 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Goof pasta, nice wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and so was the food, especially the risotto. I’ll definitely be back in a few weeks I’m sure.

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MarkM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way less expensive that I would have thought. Great visual presentation too. Incredible wine list

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 3053 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.