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About Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar 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.

1700 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:30 pm. Dinner: Daily, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
17th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 534-2222

Catering:
Catering from 30 to 1000

Parking Details:
Valet parking,only dinner

Public Transit:
Union Station bus terminal

Executive Chef:
Christian Delle Fave

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for our special six course wine dinner on Tuesday February 22 at 6:30pm. $75 per person.

We will also be participating in the 5280 restaurant week from February 26-March 11.

Private Dining

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. Five course private dining menus starting at $49 dollars per person. Contact us for more details.

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Fun (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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Bar Seating (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

We dined at Venice Ristorante on a Sunday evening for my birthday. We had a big party, most with separate checks and the wait staff was more than accommodating. Friendly service, impeccable menu, and extensive wine list. Couldn't have been any better. I highly recommend the calamari to start, and the cannolies for dessert!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food and service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was outstanding. Waiter as fantastic. Other tables of 10+ drunk elders wearing blue jeans and t shirts yelling

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awful experience. Spent about $1000 on dinner and our entrees were not even delivered at the same time. Over and undercooked seafood and steak. Empty wine glasses all the time after we bought multiple bottles. Dark dining. Awful service!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was superb, waiter most helpful and gracious., the atmosphere is attractive and chic, my friends said their cocktail was ‘best ever”.

The food expediter who brought our plates was mixed up about which plates went to which diner, and looked irritated at us when we politely clarified (as if we’d inconvenienced him). This was the only ‘off’ note.

Will continue to come to Venice for enjoyable get-together with friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Out of town friends celebrating a birthday. Great time great food fantastic service. Went the extra mile! They raved about the food as they feel there are no good Italian restaurants in Austin Texas. Girls insisted on going back Sunday night for happy hour and were thrilled again with service and food. Boys were at the game. Thank you!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great spot near Union Station. Nice wine list, especially for Italian wines. Very cool wine room. Very nice ambience. The patio is great for outdoor seating if the weather is right.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, great drinks, great service!! Really enjoyed our dinner tonight. They took great care of our party of 9!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Pacing was off tonight; service usually excellent. Water server had to ask if we’d been greeted after seating. Entree orders taken after appetizer arrived, leaving large menus taking up precious table space. Took awhile to get credit card back at end of meal.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was good but nothing was special, except maybe the spinach salad. Our server was constantly running, but she was responsive. It seemed like they needed more servers. It was very noisy; at times we had to shout across the table to be heard.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great location and atmosphere. Food and service was good but not excellent for the price.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

service was slow but the dinner was very good. Nice warm evening so sitting outside was great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

What a lovely experience! I was looking to celebrate my graduation as if I was in my hometown of NY, NY eating at one of my favorite Italian restaurants.... After eating at Venice I can say this is my favorite Italian restaurant in Denver since I've come from NY a year ago. Waiters were friendly, knowledgeable about the food/wines, and sweet. Great service! Amazing fresh and flavorful food. Thanks for completing my special day with such a special dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Beautiful place but tight and crowded. Had 8pm Réservation but weren’t seated until almost 8:25. Service was extremely, extremely slow. Very slow. Food came out but was one dish short. Side dishes did not come out until almost the end of the meal. Waiter was very apologetic and offered free dessert which was very nice but that too took forever.

Would be willing to give it a second chance but cautiously.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful food and the wait staff was top notch. Really made the birthday dinner special.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

One of the few places where food has been the closest to authentic. The seating is a bit tight but the atmosphere and the service is at the top of the charts. I took my granddaughter there for her birthday day. The staff was on top of things and bought out the most gorgeous and delicious desert. Absolutely fabulous!!!! Thanks to the staff who made our dinner that more special.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was one of the worst experiences we have had at a restaurant and we eat out very often. The service was deplorable. The waiter dropped water on me, the chair when we got seated was full of crumbs, then the waiter dropped a knife and later he spilled wine. The food was really greasy and we kept getting bumped by staff and customers at our table. They never asked us if our meal was good . All in all of we did not have a sense of humor and some optimism we would have left after the Ppitizers. It did not get better. Too bad because I used to enjoy this restaurant in the past.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Hostess seemed unable to find our reservation, which had requested a table in a quiet location for an anniversary celebration. Although we were quickly seated, we had to request to be reseated to a quitter, but still noisy, location. We were there quite early, and few other diners were present, but we were still seated in a location with little ambiance. Food was excellent, service very good, but we will not plan to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

WE LIKED VENICE ALOT, BEAUTIFUL PLACE, EXCELLENT SERVICE. WE DID HAVE A PROBLEM WIYH THE FOOD ON ONE OCCASION, BUT THE STAFF HANDLED IT EXCELLENTLY. would RETUN

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed the dinner but the noise level was so high we had to shout to each other to be heard

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Venice made it special, on so many levels.
The occasion was dinner with a dear friend and everyone at Venice made it special for her. I let them know ahead of time it was a special occasion and they reserved the perfect table.
Even though they were busy Angelica, Tawny, and Alexis all took a moment to greet her and say hello. Dennis, the bartender, selected a wonderful wine. Cassandra, our waitress, was the perfect hostess. Always available without hovering. The lamb was perfect. The fish fantastic. A big thank you to everyone at Venice

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is my must go to restaurant when I travel to Denver. Food, service, wine selection and value keep me coming back year after year!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The wine list was excellent and the sommelier was very knowledgeable. The service was slow, but professional. The restaurant was loud and we had to listen to a drunk at the table next to us for the entire evening.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Delicious!!! Everything was amazing. Service was perfect. I love good food and amazing service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

What happened to Venice? The menus were tattered, the table hard and cold, the service like a chain and the food just ok.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

yummy Italian, delicious pomodoro sauce and delicious chicken dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food, service was prompt and welcoming. Nice choice on the menu for all courses .

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food and service were excellent. The host was a little confused--restautrant was very busy.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I have been to Venice at least 6 times and have some of the best Italian food in Denver. The service has always been top notch and the wine list is amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We chose Venice because we have always had great food and great service. This visit was no exception. There were six of us and every one of us thought everything we had was superb. we also enjoyed a couple of bottles of excellent wine.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We came to Denver for a destination wedding with many friends. We had an evening to go and explore some dining in Denver. There were 9 of us. Because of the Holiday, it was quite. We enjoyed our dinner here. The food was excellent, wine list fantastic! Our server Mario was so attentive and knowledgeable. The decor in the restaurant made me feel I was in Italy. Artistic and very comfortable. We had such a special evening with friends. Thank you, Mario and your team for making it such an enjoyable evening. We highly recommend this spot for a feeling of being in a place in Italy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Service was not that great. Server spilled water at the table which got on us as well and the waiter didn't even bother to wipe that off. Food was ok, definitely not what it used to be.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I didn't like the Veal Milanese. It had a lot of breading and not much taste. I couldn't taste the veal at all. I liked the arugula that was on top of the entree. My date had a lobster & seafood over pasta and it was good. They have space for private parties.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent dinner! Love their lasagna bolognese! Will definitely be back.!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Michael, the waiter, is not up to the restaurant level. Everything would be perfect if that issue is fixed. My previous dinner was excellent thanks to outstanding service by a "Russian-American" waitress.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Very good service by Mario.The bread had to be sent back . It was so hard you could not tear it to dip in the olive oil.The second order of bread was very good and fresh. The eggplant appetizer was sent back because it as not even warm.After sending it back to the kitchen it was returned slightly warmer but a notably smaller portion. The entr'ees were good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 14, 2017

My son and I went to Venice on a trip to Denver to see baseball. We expected a good meal but had a GREAT meal. Salad, entree,s and drinks were all top notch. My son's lasagna was so good, I wanted to lick his plate. We will definitely return.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was really good, but tables for 2 segregated and very close together, making the dining experience less than one would hope for.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Can't complain about the food. Delicious. And the desserts were as good as it gets. Orange reme brulee was perfect. The tartufo thingy was perfect. The pastas were cooked perfectly al dente and seasoned properly. The portions were tiny, however. A little too small and that's not necessary when you're ordering pasta. Could easily have been 2x as large and we'd have been more satisfied.

If anything, I didn't care for the bread. Cell structure was about expected but not a great crust and really, rather bland. Needed sea salt on the table. When we asked for salt, we got typical, morton's table salt and it's nasty for a fine restaurant.

Wine list was GREAT> Had a couple of bottles of a Spanish wine and a 2010 West coast meritage that were affordable (under $50) and quite good. As good as the Sassicacia had the last time at 4x the price.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

It was my sister's birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed everything.
We will frequent your establishment.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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