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“Simply amazing!”

Venice Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #96 of 3,039 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 17th Street
Transit: Union Station bus terminal
Description: Founded in 2003 by Alessandro Carollo Venice Ristorante has brought authentic Italian Cuisine right here to Denver Colorado. Along with his business partner and friend Christian Dellefave they have created a culinary masterpiece that has enticed so many of our guest. We have a beautiful spacious bar and in the center of our dining area we have clear glass wine room that gives our restaurant a unique and artistic feel. We also have two patios and two private dining spaces.
Northern, NY
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Simply amazing!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We tried this restaurant at the recommendation of our concierge at the Marriott City Center. Thank you so much to Evan for the idea, you were right! Venice is a wonderful choice! Our group selected the Sea Bass, halibut and pasta with filet mignon. No one was disappointed. Our server, Adil, was wonderful knowledgeable. The restaurant was packed to the gills, but we felt like we were Adil's only table. Thanks for a memorable meal in Denver!

  • Visited October 2012
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Denver, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Leasurely and Lavish Dinner”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Anniversary dinner at Venice, it was amazing! The waiter was very friendly and helpful, and the wine (that was in our budget) and food that he recommended was fantastic. Not being able to decide between two entrees, our waiter recommended the sea bass and brought a complimentary side of pasta with it. Pear salad was the best salad ever, and their seafood is excellent. It's a restaurant that does not rush you out the door but instead wants you to enjoy your stay, we were there a good two 1/2 hours, all of which we enjoyed! Though next time I will order a different desert, the tiramisu was okay but paled in comparison to everything else that was great. The tab can be pricey at the end of the night, but the food prices seem comparable to other nicer restaurants, nothing seemed outlandish. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank CONewlywed
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Billings, MT
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful management and fine dining at a reasonable price”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We tried this restaurant because it was highly rated on Tripadvisor. We called ahead and made sure that it was appropriate that we brought our two-year old. They said that was fine. They certainly made our family feel welcome, and if you have a well-behaved child, you will be fine, but this is a pretty fancy place. The glassware covers the table when you arrive. The management was friendly and the service was impeccable. What struck me most was that it looked as if we were surrounded by real Italian families enjoying real Italian cooking in the Italian manner (three hour meals with multiple bottle of wine.) I am not much of a wine person, but their list was impressive. The food was great at a good price. Best value in Denver, if you ask me.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank jtmedia84
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McLean, VA
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not much in any category.”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Reading all those glowing reviews makes me wonder about the rest of Denver's restaurants. We didn't have a bad experience, but absolutely nothing special about this overrated restaurant. Poor and slow service. Waiter just couldn't have cared less. Long delays between courses. Food was unimaginative and poorly presented. Incredibly noisy and crowded. Not a note of elegance anywhere. Our group ordered desserts to share and we asked for extra spoons. When we didn't get them and asked again, the waiter finally came up with some forks and said they were out of spoons. Forks were fine, but he should have brought them in the first place.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank oyster_afficionado
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Real Italian Quality; Real Italian Staff”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is just a great place! Great Italian staff who always make you feel welcome. Service is always excellent (take heed the rest of you poor service Colorado restaurants!!!!). Nice wine selection; great place for a date.
You will really enjoy the menu options. I lived in Northern Italy for 4 years and this food is great.
Have fun!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank SteamboatBob53
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