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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.
Denver, CO 80202
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:30 pm. Dinner: Daily, 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering from 30 to 1000
Valet parking,only dinner
Union Station bus terminal
Christian Delle Fave
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.
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
great food and ambiance, but really slow service. We were dressed casually and had young women with us, many for whom this was a big deal, but it seems staff didn't take us seriously and provide the care and attention we deserved. My money is just as green as the next guy's, so that was a mistake.
The food was delicious and the service fantastic! We are definitely going to do this again for another date night. Neither one of us could stop raving about how great it was. We were pleasantly surprised that the bill came in under what we thought it would be. Haven't had this great of a date night in awhile. Thank you.
Great food as always. Love the warm spinach salad and anything salsicca. Looking forward to trying the lasagna. One of the best places for happy hour, late night HH too. You won't find their happy hour times anywhere online nor their website. Just call and ask.
We typically frequent the Venice restaurant in the Tech Center. I has been a while since we dined downtown. The staff are not as friendly as we are accustom to out south. The new GM did not stop by any of the tables that we noticed (and this was a Saturday night). The wait staff seemed pre-occupied. Food was good. Service was definitely lacking.
NYE dinner at Venice that was a bit overwhelmed by its patrons. Sat after an hour past reservation time. Lobster bisque was the highlight. No spoon to eat it with though, or napkins given with silverware. Main entrees were bland, no Parmesan offered for pasta or cracked pepper for salad. Waitress was nice and accommodated for the downfalls by finding the missing items or having them brought quickly but other than repeated apologies, no true attempt at guest service recovery. Overall, full from dinner but not fully content with the service or food. At that point it was just sustenance. Not the restaurants fault completely for the delay in seating, many patrons lingered and backed up reservations but some diners could easily be seen playing games on their phones long after their dinner plates were cleared. In summary: great idea and concept for a NYE dinner with a wonderful ambiance with the glass enclosed wine cellar — poor execution.
Went for New Years Eve and made reservation well in advance. They way overbooked the night. We waited 45 minutes for our table. They were very busy but they should have expected and been more prepared. Waitress was friendly but very inattentive. Had to ask for water refills, entrée came out well before we were done our appetizers. No check on if we needed anything in a timely manner, missed salt and pepper on table and/or fresh ground pepper on salad. Waitress was no where to be found when we needed her although we noticed a table of four young men were getting plenty of her attention. Saw other diners being seated at tables still full of previous diners dirty dishes. Was a good meal but not the "nice" evening for NYE that we envisioned. We felt hurried, rushed and unimportant and it was a special evening for all diners. However, the food was excellent. We enjoyed our evening but they should have been more prepared for the night.
Our reservation was at 7:30pm. We arrived at 7:20 and checked in with the host. It was packed and you could tell they overbooked themselves. We waited...and waited. We checked back in every 10-15 minutes for updates while we watched the woman seat some people that checked in after we did for the same time reservation! We didn't get seated until 8:30! I will say our waitress, Crystal, was great. The wait time, hostess (who was clearly annoyed and overworked) and the packed waiting area made our overpriced meal even less worth it.
We had a 7:15 reservation and we were not seated until almost 8:00! I can’t be certain but it appeared that at least one walk-in party of two was seated in front of us. The 45 minute delay caused us to miss an event that we were planning to attend. When we checked in we were told it would be 5 or 10 minutes before we would be seated. We will give the restaurant one more chance as the food and service was good.
So -- we had a 7 p.m. reservation for New Year's Eve made weeks in advance but were informed they were "running a little behind" upon checking in at the host/hostess stand at 6:45 - we grabbed a drink at the bar - then a second drink - and waited and waited and waited. After checking in with the host/hostess two more times we were finally sat at our table at 8:15 p.m. - one hour and fifteen minutes after our scheduled reservation. If it hadn't been NYE (a tough night to leave and get a table anywhere else last minute) we would have left. Once we had our table the food and service was good but I would think a restaurant that's been around as long as Venice in the lodo area would have figured NYE (and reservations) out by now!
We went to Venice for New Years Eve. We had a party of 16 people. They would not split the bill for us. Two people in our party paid with cash. The waiter pocketed the cash and didn’t take it off the bill total. When confronted about it he acted confused and then ran the bill anyway. We will not be returning.
Venice had a fun atmosphere and tremendous food. The hosts and wait staff seemed overwhelmed and stressed, probably because they overbooked their restaurant for New Years Eve. I think most nights, it would be a great restaurant without the constraint of over promising to their customers.
Lucile’s Palozzio and Kevin made this a memorable fine dining experience. Celebrating our anniversary we were seated in a quieter table by the wine cellar. We had the filet and also half lobster dinner. Both were excellent, our bottle of Piedmont wine was great and the New Year’s Eve experience was priced reasonably and very enjoyable.
Mike and Pam
It was hard to read our waiter. He was neither in a good or bad mood but definitely seemed less than thrilled to be waiting on us. Was he disappointed that our table of 2 adults and tall underage teenagers did not order wine? Perhaps he thought they were of age. He set the mood for the evening and we felt uneasy. The waitress who cleared plates also seemed put out. I can't get into too many details but needless to say the only staff that was grateful to us was the front desk and hostess. The steak with gorgonzola cheese sauce got rave reviews and looked like it was cooked to perfection. The asparagus was delicious. The pear salad needs to be deconstructed. It stood up on the plate to look promising but severley lacked flavor. Nothing exciting about it at all. Where were all the greens? The bolognese was one of the best I've ever had. The calamari appetizer was a bit greasy and the least favorite and unfinished dish. The lobster pasta was good but the lobster tail itself was way too salty. Too much salt, in fact, to pursue to the last bite. The bread was fresh and very authentic Italian tasting. The olive oil and vinegar dip was also good but the inattentive wait staff had to be reminded that we had a large party and needed one refill. We were not being gluttons. Asking for water without ice is apparently a sin. We skipped dessert and coffee because we wanted to go somewhere where joy prevailed or at least to another place that made us feel more welcomed. It was afterall, New Years eve. I would recommend someone there just for the bolognese but I myself would not return.
This is a fantastic Italian restaurant. They have an excellent selection of authentic Italian dishes along with wonderfully selected wines. What is truly extraordinary about this restaurant is the pricing is so reasonable. You can get an excellent bottle of wine for under $50 with many selections at that level and with no pressure at all to sell you on a more expensive bottle. Additionally the entrees are almost always under $30 most right around $20 a excellent example of Italian cuisine pastas that are freshly made on site paired with fantastic service. I live two blocks away and I am making Venice my place to go.
We ate at Venice after driving in from a ski vacation and before leaving out of DIA. We were recommended to Venice from a friend in South Florida and he was on the mark! The service was fantastic and the food was even better. The menu has so many wonderful choices but we all decided on the homemade pasta with wild boar ragu special-it was just like I remembered from Italy. I would definitely recommend this place-it is delicious!
We normally love Venice but made a reservation for Christmas Eve at 6:15 pm and didn’t get seated till around 8:30. It was horrible. Something went terribly wrong. We were shoved around in the bar area and the hostesses did t seem to know what was going on. The food was not Venice’s normal standard. We didn’t get our entrees till 45 Minutes after we were finished with our salads. Our waiter was practically yelling at us and we were seated with 5 people at a four top. It was embarrassing because I told my parents it was a wonderful restaurant. On Christmas Eve- it was not!
The ambience and location is very good, but just about everything else was okay. The food was good, but not excellent; the prices were okay though the wine by the glass was pricey; the service professional, but not memorable. We probably will not go back since there are a lot of other restaurants to try. But if you do go, expect a "good" experience.
Venice is our favorite restaurant for all occasions and celebrations. It's also excellent for business lunches and dinners, or special business events in the bar area. Their happy hour is the best in Denver -- the quality of the food and the wine are the best!
Our holiday dinner was the best yet. Christian, Executive Chef/Partner, and his team continue their tradition of innovative interpretations of favorite dishes and new creations. The wine selection is amazing. Our appetizers and entrees were beautifully presented and delicious. The desserts are over the top. Our service team, led by Jemala, was attentive and provided stellar service.
It was a wonderful holiday dinner for our family!
We dined here to celebrate my graduation and were originally sat in the back by the security room, bathroom, and coffee machine. We asked to be moved and we're moved to a dirty booth (crumbs). Oh, and the hostess was not friendly at all. They were out of 3 wines we requested. My dad's dinner had a sticky barcode in it. The waitress was sweet and apologetic. We were given free dessert but we were all so full and would have rather had something from the meal comp'd. It was an upsetting experience because the South location is always so good. I don't recommend this place
Food was good and up to expectations, service was awful.
We made reservations, arrived a couple minutes early but were seated. We waited 15 minutes before anyone came to the table to offer water. Ordered drinks & salads and waited again. It took 30 minutes to get salads, 2 of the 4 were correct other two were not.
If this was at 7PM at the height of the dinner rush I would be OK, it was at 4:45Pm and we were the second family seated in the restaurant. If you are not ready to serve at that time then do not accept reservations.
The food, one we got it was good as we had been told it would be. Too bad the service is what we remembered, not the food
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