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Venice Ristorante Italiano

#77 of 2,350 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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1700 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202 (17th Street)
Union Station bus terminal
(303) 534-2222
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing just shy of over-the-top

We visited Venice twice within the past month. Our experience ranged from awesome to a bit more mixed. The first time, was on a Saturday night. The service was personable and attentive. The bottled red wine was pricey but fabulous. The tomatoes in the mozzarella caprice were ripe and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Cynthia A
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited Venice twice within the past month. Our experience ranged from awesome to a bit more mixed. The first time, was on a Saturday night. The service was personable and attentive. The bottled red wine was pricey but fabulous. The tomatoes in the mozzarella caprice were ripe and flavorful. The carpaccio and zucchini fritte served on a bed of... More 

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Giessen, Germany
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I visited for dinner, in May 2015, as a party of four. The service was great, and the decor really nice! I liked the glass-enacsed wine cellar that you could look into. This restaurant has an outstanding menu: I went for the Ravioli d'Aragosta (Lobster Ravioli) which lived up to expectations. Colleagues who went for the gnocchi and the veal... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were visiting an Italian friend while in Denver. Venice was a breath of fresh air. Veal Marsala was to die for and the chef prepared an exquisite vegan dish for my daughter. The waiter, Rene' was fabulous. Highly recommend the cheesecake!! ( which we took to go since we were so full.) Awesome dinner.

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Denver, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place for very good Italian food. It is upscale so expect a more expensive meal. We started with the Insalate di Mele which was beautifully presented and delicious. The Fettuccine al Pollo was also very good. We were disappointed with the ravioli which seemed undercooked. I tried a cocktail made with Limoncello which was perfect with... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and I met our son and new bride at Union Station first and they suggested going across the street to the Venice. We had not been there before but they highly recommended it. The atmosphere on that snowy evening was perfect to walk into a warm and inviting beautiful Italian restaurant. It was rather late so not very... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Met our neice and partner( in town for a conference) for dinner - first time here, but have been to sister restaurant Chianti's several times. Great meal, wine a little expensive but we had two bottles, so must have hit the spot! Service was attentive, but not intrusive. As good as Chianti's!!

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have enjoyed this Denver Venice experience many times in the past couple of years. The food is clearly unique and the atmosphere is very sociable. But when you combine a terrible waiter, it can ruin your business dining experience. The waiter was rude, interrupted all discussions, listened to the discussions and tried to interfere regularly. Having a server like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

White tablecloths; intimate atmosphere; good wine list; eggplant parmesan appetizer was sizable and very tasty; tortelloni was outstanding!!!!!

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my solo dinner at Venice. The wine list is quite extensive and my $11 Tuscan glass was excellent. I started with the Caesar salad and if I had stopped there it would have been perfect. The salad was served in a bowl formed out of Parmesan cheese, a very elegant and tasty choice. My main course was... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were told about Venice Ristorante Italiano by a local person attending the same conference I attended in Denver. We went there for Happy Hour on a very busy Friday evening and were seated at the more casual, Happy hour lounge next to the bar. Upon ordering our two drinks and a couple of appetizers from the bar menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
    (17th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station bus terminal
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (303) 534-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?