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21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572 (Formerly 21 Federal) (Main)
+1 508-228-4242
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Great, different offerings, incredible service, very special experience. Food was delivered by a team of wait staff, all dinners and apts arrived at the same time.

1 Thank Bill A
Hays, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

By far the best restaurant I have ever eaten at. We ordered several things off of the menu to taste a little bit of everything! The mascarpone dessert is the best dessert I have ever had! Amazing service, food, and ambiance. Highly recommend!

1 Thank kdle1982
Lighthouse Point, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Chef Andrea Solimeo creations will impress you from start to finish.

1 Thank Joel P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Dined at Ventuno on a beautiful summer evening and sat outside. Great food, service and ambience. I ordered the scallop and shrimp dish which was excellent! My friend ordered the lamb and loved it. Enjoyed a wonderful glass of Italian wine, which btw, was a good size pour unlike some of the other places on the island where you pay... More 

1 Thank cozyharbor
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The service is beyond excellent! We had a very large party and we had several people making sure everything was perfect and it was! The meals were so beautiful to look at and the taste left us all dreaming of our next meal there! I am a strict vegan (the only one in our large party) and they were more... More 

1 Thank vacationauthority
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Dinner at Ventuno was excellent. The Italian inspired menu covered a couple of regions. My wife went with the pasta with chicken sausage while I jumped on the pork shank. Neither of us could finish the portion. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Denis S
Fayetteville, NC, United States
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

I had intended to have one dinner here during my visit in May but ended up dining there twice when another restaurant took my reservation but wasn't open yet. The food and service were good but the portions were too large (somewhat wasteful.) I liked the atmosphere and will probably return next year if I attend the Nantucket Wine Festival.

Thank Jane C
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Dined at Ventuno on the lovely outdoor patio and had a wonderful meal. The lamb steak with polenta was perfectly prepared - the best lamb dish I have had in a long time. My friend had the scallops & shrimp & raved about it. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

Thank havaneserule
Bakersfield, California
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159 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant 3 times in three years. I have celiac disease and am sensitive. They have delicious food and I trust the chef completely! One time after ordering the chef asked if I could eat food fried with gluten containing food. I said no so he made my order separately. Every time I am on the... More 

Thank CinAndy
Media, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We had not been to Ventuno before. Discovered it while trying to find 21 Federal which used to be in the same location. The food and service were great. It is excellent dining. The only issue was a group if diners with uncontrolled children which should have been at some family style restaurant.

Thank durhamjw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572 (Formerly 21 Federal)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4242
Ventuno is an island restaurant inspired by the frascas of Italy, small farmhouses which opened themselves up to friends and neighbors with wine and homemade food. Executive Chefs Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon, with Chef De Cuisine Andrea Solimeo, delight in imagining Nantucket shellfish, fish and produce in Italian hands. House-cut pasta and simple takes on the bounty of sea and land are complemented by a carefully curated Italian wine list. Drink and eat our entire menu on either dining room floor or bar, or the open-air back bar, with comfortable service and the inviting breeze of the ocean.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?