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The Venetian Restaurant

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52 E Main St, Torrington, CT 06790
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: White Tablecloth - Traditional Regional Italian Cuisine.

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Superior Itallian Hospitality

The Venetian was a study in old world style service and fine cuisine, my experience was not unlike dining in Amalfi, Italy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grace K
Torrington, Connecticut
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Torrington, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Venetian was a study in old world style service and fine cuisine, my experience was not unlike dining in Amalfi, Italy.

Thank Grace K
Goshen CT
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael and Fiorita have owned this restaurant for many years and have a huge devoted following. The menu is much the same each time you go and that is not a bad thing. Quaint atmosphere and very relaxing. Great pre-show menus before local theatre events.

Thank jefflal
Fairfield, Connecticut
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently needed to meet a colleague for a business lunch and settled on Torrington as a meeting point. The Venetian was a logical choice since many friends from the area had so highly recommended it...and they were all right! The food was simply excellent...and the atmosphere was old world charming. The waitress was friendly and didn't try to rush us... More 

Thank Ellverswee
Torrington, Connecticut
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My husband and I, along with another couple, ate here last winter - bad decision!!! It was snowing out and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. The waitress had no personality whatsoever. Our service was absolutely terrible. Our food was mediocre to say the least. There are too many good restaurants around - I doubt we will ever go... More 

Thank Linette2
Torrington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great atmosphere with murals depicting Venetian life. Truly great Italian Cuisine and a very friendly staff.

Thank Joseph A
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The bad first since it is short. The meal took 2 hours for one shared salad and two entries. That being said. The food is excellent. The table side made Caeser Salad was delicious. I had Rigatoni Bolognese and my wife had Chick Parm. Both were prepared well and the portions were average sized. Overall, the service was terrible. You... More 

1 Thank Charlie W
Litchfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Went here last night and was rather disappointed. Food was okay I guess, my gnocchi was so dry I asked for more sauce. Our server was like a robot, never smiled & only brought you something after you asked for it. The booth was so uncomfortable, we couldn't wait to leave. Besides that, the people in the booth behind us... More 

Thank styx-stones
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Italian cooking at its best is ALL ABOUT respecting fresh ingredients. Everything we ate--from the salad to the meat to the pasta--was fresh and delicious. This is not nouvelle, cutting-edge cuisine. But the most charming element of this place is its timelessness. (Such is the American Dream that) family-run, Italian restaurants like this are becoming anachronisms...and how much poorer we... More 

1 Thank Zeemumbai
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This place came highly recommended and it was certainly good but not outstanding. Service was on the slow side and the waitress was not knowledgeable about the menu. The table side prepared Caesar salad was excellent.

Thank Larry H
Waterbury, Connecticut
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Al dente - never heard about it! Overcooked pastas, vegetables. Service - nothing to complain about. Nothing to rave about either. Overall - nothing special - overpriced, boring Italian-American food.

Thank iv20152015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 E Main St, Torrington, CT 06790
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Torrington
  • Phone Number: 8604898592

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian


White Tablecloth - Traditional Regional Italian Cuisine.
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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