Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar

4.6
2804 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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2804 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Andy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was one of the best meals I have had in recent memory. The food was scrumptious and our server was attentive and very pleasant. I’ve already recommended this restaurant to a friend who has made a reservation for next month when she and her family will be visiting Denver.

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CarlosU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Table was not ready until 540 pm. Restaurant smelled like sewer. asked to sit outside a few time and they were rude.

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WilliamD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Delicious food that is perfectly cooked. Wine list that is complete $h1t and so crazy overpriced. Get drunk somewhere else and go here to eat. But the wine list is lame and insanely overpriced. 30 dollar glasses of wine for crummy wine that is insulting.

Service was solid and location is awesome!

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vipsteves
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, service was awful!

We told the hostess we would be sitting at the bar until our table was ready. She forgot we were there and gave away our table. Finally got another table and had to ask if we can at least have our drinks and water while waiting for the food. Food came eventually and was good. Would have been better if they didn't start removing plates before we were actually finished.

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vipHowardB
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Food was superb, excellent wine list for all price levels, attentive service, great ambiance across from Union Station. A fun evening.

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BrucdE
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant. Just all around great!

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CharticeH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I’m from out of state and it was my first time visiting here. The food was so good I wanted to eat there everyday. I would highly recommend eating here.

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vipmkist
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Venice had great food! A nice date spot. We loved the manager and enjoyed a great time!

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abesfood
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night. Order the Grappa de Moscato ..... to accompany your desert.

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JeremyS
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to great pitching by the Rockies, we got to the restaurant almost an hour before our reservation. They greeted and seated us right away. From the bread to the chicken Marsala to the tiramisu, the food was delicious. Grazie!

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Melissa
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was great; however it was SO LOUD in this restaurant I couldn’t hear my date or our waiter just other people’s conversations radiating throughout the room. It was a Saturday night but it seemed the restaurant was overly crowded and not really the quiet romantic Italian spot I was expecting. Charcuterie board was excellent, tortellini was very good, wine choice was also excellent.

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vipShelby
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We have eaten here before and the service was amazing - this time it was so bad I am writing a review about it. We weren't greeted by a server until we told the gentleman who brought our waters out that it had been 20 mins and no one had even stopped by yet. Ugh.

We ordered two appetizers, the veal meatballs - outstanding - came out quickly and were soooo good! The second, a bruschetta board took so long to get to us we sent it back because we were about to get our meals.

All of our meals were delicious - the best being the seasonal pasta, a fantastic carbonara!

I hope this most recent visit was a fluke and the restaurant takes this review to heart to help their staff serve their clientele better next time.

Last point - we were seated in an outside area with a large commercial heater. We got chilly around 9 and asked for it to be turned on, we were informed it doesn't work and never has. If you are going to seat guests outside you should be prepared to keep them warm when its very chilly outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I was so uncomfortable dining here during covid. There was no social distancing whatsoever. Tables, and people, were packed in so close I could reach out and touch the table next to me. I don’t know how they are allowed to pack so many people in and have them so close together.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Worst service my wife and I have ever received at a restaurant. After 20 minutes of waiting after we were sat, we had to ask around for a waiter. Every time we needed something, we had to ask for our server. Tables around us were served and received there food before we did even though they arrived after us and had larger parties. The food was amazing but the service was so bad, it ruined the entire experience.

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Rockiesfan
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought an out of town guest to celebrate. Had a great time. Food as always was wonderful and service great. Always a fun evening.

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DaleS
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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RandallP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Pass on this restaurant. Costs are through the roof compared with a sub-par experience at best in food, service, and ambiance. I ordered a martini and they said they were out of olives then came with olives in the server’s hand. Loud as a nightclub, and the food was at-best average. It is not fine dining or even good dining. An empty and disappointing dinner experience at every level.

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vipSteveK
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Venice Ristorante. The mozzarella cheese was extremely fresh. Also recommend the sausage and chicken cacciatore.

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FridaN
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have reservations at 6 pm, when we get there the Receptionist she was nice wanted us to wait for awhile it took about few minutes they came took us to our table. And we have two people where Attending to us I don’t remember theirs names but we really enjoyed very much, food was great. I would love to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We brought our son for his 13th birthday, as he requested a fancy dinner. Alessandro and his staff delivered in every aspect. The welcoming was warm and inviting, our table was set for our reservation and immediately acknowledged our son and had him feeling as special as we hoped the experience would be. The appetizers, drinks and dinner were great! The icing was the Italian style Tres Leches cake and singing him happy birthday 🎂! I cannot say enough great things about this establishment. A big shout out to our waiter, it's true that employees are a direct reflection of their leadership, Alessandro is doing great! Thank you again!

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Excellent
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation last night. Food was fantastic! Ambience even in bar area was wonderful and service was top notch. Highly recommend!!

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viphayleyhodges
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was astounding as always, but service was very poor. Our server barely came by and we mentioned we came for my mothers 60th birthday and she completely forgot my moms drink for 30 minutes. She did not even walk back into our corner for 45 minutes at a time. She did have a strong accent so it was hard for her to understand us, possibly.

She also gave us two wrong orders after we already waited an hour for our food to come out. My mothers order was a completely different order, (she ordered the bolognese and received ravioli) and my brother ordered the regular salmon and received the seabass. After telling her she apologized but did not offer to fix anything or comp our bill. Disappointed in the service but will always come back because the food is so good. Hopefully this can be taken as constructive feedback to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The waiter forgot to put in our appetizer order and also forgot both sides. We never received either but weren’t charged

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ValoreeL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service. An excellent way to spend our anniversary and we will definitely be back.

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vipJanetP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant downtown Denver. Their food is delicious and everyone is so nice.

JM
JimM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitperson was helpful and attentive and made us feel special. It was both of our birthdays and he helped make it feel like a special occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The outside dining area had poor heating and was cold. In fairness, the make shift heating system was supposed to serve temporarily while they waited for the fire department to approve the new system.

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DavidH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a return patron and plan on going again and again! Everything about this place is a homerun. Service is impeccable. Food is made with love and incredible. Great value and experience. Highly recommend.

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Maria
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Just thought it was a little too packed for Covid times.

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KeppenL
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here and it was SOOOO nice to be at a great energetic downtown restaurant again. The food and vibe were really good. My wife and I will be back for sure.

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vipInTheKnow
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice and professional staff that is also very attentive. Excellent food variety and quality and a nice wine list (although a bit pricy). Overall you will not be disappointed.

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PoppieDog
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful server, great food, and great atmosphere. Nice and quiet. will be back

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MariaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and fantastic food and wine! Great spot for a special occasion!

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AlexandriaG
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! Great staff, very clean, the food was impeccable. I can't rave about this place enough.

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BillL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food in a nice setting with great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was delicious!!! Our waiters and waitresses were phenomenal. There were about 4 different people helping us which made it amazing bc there was always someone there. Thanks guys! Will definitely be back again!

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AndreiB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Service was rushed and food quality was ok. The place was packed and quite loud. Not what I expected.

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Ayanna
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always they exceed my expectations. I NEVER write reviews, let alone two, but this place has amazed me at every point I just had too. Alessandro and Justin are two of my favorite people in Denver. I'm about to spend 3 saturdays in a row with them. <3

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Markw
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was lovely. They helped with recommendations and were on top of all of our needs. The food was prepared extremely well with all four of us very happy with our selections. It was nice to get back out and enjoy a dinner in a restaurant. Well done team.

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 2804 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.