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Venice Ristorante Italiano

#81 of 2,595 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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 44
    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
Salads are Amazing

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
DaydreaminginDenver
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Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
217 reviews 217 reviews
112 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
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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