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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Notable Wine List (32)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Romantic (27)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Business Meals (19)
Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

They got me and boyfriend a comp dessert for our anniversary. That was very nice of them. Joe is awesome and nice! will come visit soon!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service!

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been to this restaurant many times and it's always been fantastic. However, we went on Valentine's day and it wasn't up to par with our past visits. Service was slow, due to it being very busy but still....They had a "special" menu and many of us enjoyed our meals but those that ordered the seafood lasagna said it was so dry that it was almost inedible. I like this restaurant but probably won't go back on a holiday.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

I had another great meal at Venice Ristorante. We made the right choice for Valentine's Day.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

Always love Venice! Downtown location near Union Square is really fun!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Venice Ristorante, across the street from Union Station in Denver, was a true find. An interesting menu, a great wine selection, delicious food, and excellent and friendly service made this a memorable dining experience. The Saltimboca alla Romana was perfect, and the special dessert, profiteroles, the perfect ending to wonderful meal. An excellent wine selection and inventive cocktails complement the food. I plan to return on my next trip to Denver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2018

It took over one hour to receive our food. This is the first time something like this happened, but the restaurant was empty and it took far too long to bring us our meals.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

From the moment we arrived, we were treated kindly. The wait staff was excellent. Our waitress assisted in wine and food selections, and she was spot on. The food was home made and so delicious prepared with fresh ingredients. the wine selection was wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Denver.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was under pressure to find a restaurant that would accommodate the various dietary needs of my sales team but also impress the President of the company. On top of that I needed to find a restaurant who's menu was moderately priced. Not an easy task. I came across Venice on Opentable and the reviews intrigued me. The one worry I had was about the reviews I saw with regard to their service. I went ahead and booked a reservation. I don't normally write reviews but I wanted other's to know the food was amazing and Corey or server (spelling not sure) was outstanding!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great, ambiance was nice, wine list was special good, and the service was prompt. Server had an awkward personality but he was professional

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was very good as usual. We were very disappointed in the service. Our server was consistently poor throughout the evening mixing up our orders from cocktails through deserts. It was though he wasn’t even listening to us.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The polenta appetizer and ravioli with gorgonzola sauce were divine!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Both of us agree that it was the Best Italian Food we Ever had!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This is the 2nd time we have been here since NYE. We have never disappointed. Had the lasagna this time and it was delicious. Also tried the Tiramisu for dessert. It is the best that I have tasted in a long time. We will definitely be back. Next time I plan to try the dessert cannoli. Very impressed as usual and satisfied.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We gathered with friends this time and it was very nice. In several weeks we are doing a business dinner there. Great wines too!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of our favorite regular spots. Food is always great and service is consistently solid. Perfect location downtown, great wine list and well executed across the board.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our niece was visiting from out of town with a friend and after a day of exploring Denver, this was a great place to go. We had a party of 5 and was sat at a round table, perfect for catching up. We had a bottle of red and our niece and her friend had a bottle of white, both delicious!

Get the Caesar salad. Not only delicious, but presentation is stunning. The parmesan bowl is not only beautiful but a must taste. My cioppino had a rich, deep, flavor with the fish and seafood perfectly cooked.

Go on a date, Go for a business meeting, Go to catch up with family and friends, just Go!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

fantastic date restaurant! Attentive but not overbearing waitstaff! The food was top notch as always and the wine list is fabulous with lots of choices. I highly recommend Venice to anyone wanting a romantic setting and a great meal!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed my husband's birthday celebration dinner at Venice! Venice is our favorite restaurant for special occasions, and many dinners in between! Dennis mixed his usual superb martinis. My Super Tuscan wine was outstanding. Chef Christian prepared elegant appetizers of Northern Italian, paper-thin, sliced dried beef for us. That was followed by our entrees of Rigatoni Salsiccia and Scampi Limone. All food is beautifully presented, and tastes so delicious. In addition to our favorite dishes, there are new, innovative creations as well. The tiramisu is the best in Denver, and better than the tiramisu we've enjoyed in San Francisco's North Beach! Our service team, led by Angelica, anticipated our every need. The team was top-notch! In addition to the wonderful dinners, Venice has the best Happy Hour in Denver! Enjoy!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We love Venice-incredible menu, wonderful staff and absolutely delicious food. Love the ambiance too!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful server. Ravioli was terrific. Loved the cioppino

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was great. The servers were very accommodating. The service was very slow. And despite asking in advance for a relatively quiet table, it was very loud.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Have had two wonderful lunches here recently. The wait staff was excellent and the wine program , as well . Veal was wonderful , as was the calamari , and mussels . The Feudi wines paired beautifully . Eric Carter was a most personable and effecient Manager and Sommelier. I heartily reommend the Wynkoop/ Union Station location .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Only improvement would be dessert - chocolate truffles, good coffee in individual French presses, with brown sugar cubes...perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant never fails to deliver. The good is exceptionally delicious Italian recipes.
Tonight rather energetic sound levels, but can be overlooked because service a d food sooo good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My friends and I were very impressed with Venice. The service was superb and all of our meals were amazing. We were visiting from out of state, but this is a place that you can go to ten times and get a different meal every time. The pasta, chicken, salad, etc. were all fantastic.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My wife and I went for our second anniversary. They were very nice and made sure we enjoyed our time there. Great experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not a great experience. The waiter and busman were rude. The food was mediocre.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was amazing. Menu was awesome. Our server was not very customer friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My wife enjoy Venice as often as we can. Excellent food, great pricing for a downtown location. Service is timely and on point. Excellent wine selection.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Every thing was great except table was against a column with curtains which crowded 2 of the 5 people at our table.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a great time. Service was great and the food was amazing . Will definitely be back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My Anniversary, food was good, service was good but was too noisy and the restaurant didn’t do much to let people from next table to lower their noise.
Also nothing was offered for the special occasion

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New years traffic and took a while for food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner on New Years and while it was a busy night, the food was mediocre at best, service was ok and the atmosphere was busy. We won't return and not happy with the money we spent on food that really wasn't good at all. Go somewhere else.

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