About Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
Denver, CO 80202
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.
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
Been to this restaurant a number of time ...
Been to this restaurant a number of times and have always found it to be wonderful. The food is delicious, the service is top notch and the ambiance is very nice. I love the fact that is has a low noise level so you can actually have a conversation.
My husband and I arrived 10 minutes earl ...
My husband and I arrived 10 minutes early for our 9:45pm dinner reservation on New Year's Eve, but were not seated until 10:15pm. Others were seated before us, even some without reservations. The food was ok - nothing special, but the way we were treated and the poor service we received ruined our New Year's Eve dinner and ensured that our first visit to this restaurant will be our only visit there.
We decided to visit Venice on New Year's ...
We decided to visit Venice on New Year's Eve. We had reservations at 9:30, and despite the craziness downtown that night, we were seated pretty close to that. It gave us time to have a drink at the bar, and the bartenders did a great job mixing. Dinner and the service were wonderful. Classy, friendly and relaxed, as opposed to stuffy. The food was delicious, and was delivered exactly as ordered. Nice work Venice!
Went there with a reservation on New Yea ...
Went there with a reservation on New Year's Eve, so it was understandably very, very busy. Service was quite slow, even given the occasion, so food wasn't hot by the time it was served, although it was OK. Quality of food was decent, but this place can and does do better on a daily basis. Shouldn't have disappointed on this special night.
The food was great! Service could have b ...
The food was great! Service could have been better, I understand NYE is a busy night for most restaurants but we had a party for about 40 people and only had one server taking our drink/food order. Our reservation was at 7:45 we didn't get seated till 45 mins after our reservation and drinks didn't come till an hour later. Overall a great restaurant with great food/ambiance and will go back but will not be making a big reservation again.
I went here with my father who is from N ...
I went here with my father who is from Northern Italy. He and I both agree this is the most authentic and delicious Italian restaurant we have eaten at in America. Some of the pasta dishes are made with handmade noodles, which is always a plus! I ordered the Bolognese which is one of the more traditional Italian dishes and it was out of this world! I can't stop thinking about it. The meat and cheese selection on the Charcuterie and Cheese board was delicious, as well as the handmade sausage ravioli.
Food and atmosphere were great! Waiter ...
Food and atmosphere were great! Waiter was not accommodating or very friendly. I felt like he was annoyed with me when I asked several questions. Just seemed like he didn't want to be there. I have always had good service in the past. It was New Year's Eve.
It was our first time to visit this rest ...
It was our first time to visit this restaurant, as we were celebrating a big anniversary. While the food was outstanding, the restaurant was significantly understaffed, so wait time for all services was quite long. As a result, the manager/owner expressed obvious concern for our well-being, which we certainly appreciated. We will go back again and hope that the waitstaff is all on duty as scheduled!
Very enjoyable dinning experience. The ...
Very enjoyable dinning experience. The menu and food preparation reminds us of our dinners out while in Italy. Chef uses locally grown ingredients when available ...
Wine list is extensive however few of the good value Italian wines were available at this time.
The waitstaff was exceptional and very h ...
The waitstaff was exceptional and very helpful. They were very helpful when it came to a wine choice and food pairing. The food was very good and the value was great. I want to go back soon to try some other items and some more of the wines.
We were a little skeptical when we arriv ...
We were a little skeptical when we arrived as the bar area had been transformed into a dining room due to a large Christmas party taking over the majority of the restaurant. However the service and the meal made up for any concerns we had.
Venice Ristorante seemed like a great ch ...
Venice Ristorante seemed like a great choice at the beginning of our dining experience; however, it went downhill from there. Perhaps it was because our head waiter had a large table right next to ours. Whatever the reason, it took quite some time to get our first drinks and then I had to ask for a second...one was not offered. The food was good but not great for the price and everything was a la carte - making for an expensive outing for a family of five. I would not go back as there are many other dining options in Denver these days.
The food was touted as "authentic" and " ...
The food was touted as "authentic" and "modern". The reason for modern was that the serving sizes were smaller. We ordered a meat and cheese tray, which while exotic w/ tongue and snout, was a bit weird as it didn't match the rest of the menu. It was also not explained beyond "chef's choice" until it had hit the table.
I ordered a roasted beet/ beet salad. The "salad" was 3 small half beets, and 1 raw uncooked beet that resembled a baby carrot. It had some kind of dressing, a herb in the cilantro family, and some kind of salt on it. While tasty, the whole thing was 5 bites.
For entrees: I had the Carbonara, and my wife had the special of the day, Lasagne. The carbonara came only with very tiny bits of some kind of bacon. The sauce was uninspiring, and had already set on the plate when they brought it out. I was halfway done w/ it before someone offered grated parm. The only upside was the pasta was homemade, but it felt and tasted like something I could've got at the local food court at the mall for 1/4 the price.
My wife had the lasagne. The only redeeming parts of it were the size of the portion huge, and that it was basically like molten lava it was so hot. Again, other than the basic ingredients you'd expect, nothing was amazing about it.
Our table was next to some heavy drapes that the dining room was cut in half by, like 2 inches away from it. The table on the other side was 2 feet from the drapes. 5 or 6 times our entire table was shaken by servers or other customers walking on the other side. We didn't partake of the wine menu, but if we had, it would've been all over the floor or us.
The noise level was over the top(at 730pm). I'd assume the drapes were supposed to help w/ that, but I'd hate to hear it w/o them if so.
Overall, they restaurant didn't live up to they hype of the reviews I had read. While not hungry when we left, we won't be returning. We were in, seated, fed, and out the door in 40 mins. Rushed.
Loved this restaurant! Warm, romantic am ...
Loved this restaurant! Warm, romantic ambience with candlelight and sheer draperies. Delicious Italian fare with unbelievably reasonable prices and extensive wine list. The table service was above par. Chef/owner, Alessandro, greeted our table and upon finding out it was mine & my husband's anniversary he promptly had a complimentary small bottle of prosecco sent to our a table! What a special way to finish the evening. Couldn't wait to tell our friends and family about this amazing restaurant. We will definitely return.
Went on the recommendation of a friend- ...
Went on the recommendation of a friend- we were pleased, but not excited. My wife started with the calamari and followed up with the Branzino? The calamari was "great." She was, however, very disappointed in the Branzino. She said it was bland and had very little flavor. She said if she hadn't been stuffed from the calamari (huge portion), she would have sent it back. I started with an excellent carpaccio, a very delicious beet/carrot salad and a fantastic acorn squash ravioli. We were both too stuffed for dessert so no comment there. Overall we had a nice meal and excellent service
From the moment we walked in the door, w ...
From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like good friends. Sicily was a great advisor for all things food and wine. Sometimes you just want delicious chicken parmigiana or veal scaloppini without any tricks. You can even afford to have an appetizer and dessert! This is your place!
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