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Venice Ristorante Italiano

#69 of 2,582 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
11:00 am - 11:00 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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Delicious

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jen2114
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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

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Boulder, Cororado, USA
Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
Senior Contributor
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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Denver
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is my favorite spot for a nice happy hour. You are able to try smaller portions of their menu items at a fraction of the cost. My friends and I typically order a bunch of different items to share. Some of my favorites are the Cappellacci di Zucca, Gnocchi, and Melanzane alla Parmigiana. And, of course, a glass of... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stumbled into the restaurant on "date night" and were so pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was amazing and the food delicious. A perfect evening. A bit pricey for everyday but definitely has atmosphere. A perfect place for an anniversary celebration. They have a HUGE wine selection. We will definitely be back!

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a real authentic Italian restaurant, but with a nouvelle approach, and a solid wine list. If you speak a bit of Italian you will have a fantastic reception. A bit cool on the outside, but a warm and inviting professional staff, valet parking, and super location.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is an excellent dining experience in Denver and at their other place, Chianti, located in DTC. Everything fresh, high quality, and beautiful. Service is old school professional.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We've dined at Venice several times in the past and had excellent experiences. From top notch food to outstanding service. However our recent visit to Venice was disappointing. We had made reservations for 9:15pm on NYE, thinking this would be late enough to avoid the typical 6-8pm rush period. Sadly, the restaurant had several people waiting when we arrived at... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited on New Year's Eve, so any lapses in service can be forgiven. It was busy and the crew was hustling. The prices were surprisingly fair, but the food. Just not good. Served up haphazardly (a table of 9, brought out over a lengthy period) and cold. Lobster ravioli was just not flavorful, attractive or ... well, I have... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

First visit, but not my last! The wonderful lamb ragu had me savoring each wonderful bite. I think that my obvious enthusiasm encouraged others at a neighboring table to follow suit! The waitstaff was knowledgeable and efficient and my conversation with management absolutely cemented my resolve to return.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?