The Venetian Restaurant

4.7
75 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Partners, Eric Papachristos, Chef Paul King, and George Athanasopoulous, have brought The Venetian back to its glory days. Chef Paul focuses on the classics of Italian American cuisine, homemade pasta, steaks & chops straight from the butcher, Craft cocktails, and an impressive Italian & American wine list. A fresh renovation has brought 1950’s elegance of black tin-ceilings, red leather tufted booths, and chandeliers to the South Shore.The Venetian – A Weymouth Tradition, Reimagined.

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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Summer
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my mothers birthday dinner, it was amazing! I’ve lived in Quincy my whole life and for some reason have never come here. Can’t wait to come back! Food was great, service was phenomenal, in the vibe inside is really nice. We had short ribs, spaghetti and meatballs, strip steak, chicken scampi, two appetizers, a few drinks and a bottle of red wine and our tab was under $200! Great value for great food.

MJ
MicheleJ
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices on the menu - Food was fantastic

Great service- Hostess, Waitress and busboy were very attentive and pleasant

Very clean and felt safe...

MF
MarkF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all the way around.

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vipAliG
New England
35 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night. Meals were outstanding. Service was great. Even met the chef! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipClaybo
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The wine selection is very good and I highly recommend the garlic knots as an appetizer. Also, the chicken Parmesan was delicious. It is a very warm,comforting atmosphere and I will definitely return. It is a great spot for a special occasion as well.

KB
KatherineB
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back! Great menu, service and atmosphere.

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markP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new restaurant on the south shore. The deserts are huge

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LSep
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Karen was amazing and attentive, food was delicious!! can't wait to return!!

SD
SusanD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the re-do of dining room! New chef is awesome!

J
vipJane
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Craft cocktails on point! Bolognese is ground beef in Sunday sauce. Good but not Bolognese. Chicken Marsala - chicken not breaded or pounded thin, sauce was chicken broth with a hint of marsala. Meatballs and bread were great. Chopped salad was soft. The waitress only checked on us once. Love the vibe, hope they can step it up.

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Hinghamite
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the service. The bartender was very attentive and informative. We really liked him. This was a Tuesday night. The food prices are on the higher side, but it was the price of wine that we objected to A LOT. They charge $10 for Chardonnay...6 oz and $15 for 9 oz. That is their “house” wine. The bartender had worked at Nantasket Flatts where they had Oxford Landing as a house wine for $7 a glass and $22 for a bottle. We LOVED it and appreciated that they took the time and interest to locate this wine and sell it reasonably. It costs under $8 a bottle retail, as opposed to La Crema, their house wine, which retails for double this. The bartender said he would bring up our objections. He knew about NF’s Oxford Landing price and understood how theirs was popular. He got why theirs was at a price where people will complain.

I had pan seared scallops. It was a good meal. They don’t serve in abundance. I never eat my whole meal. I did here. I think there were about 7 scallops. My meal was very good. My BF got the short ribs. He thought they were dry and chewy.

We had a good time at the friendly bar and would try it again. Until they change the wine prices, we won’t make it a regular place. We eat out a min. of 3x’s a week.

I would recommend it with the wine price caveat.

BF
BillF
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, George did an unbelievable job, very outgoing and quite the host. Homemade pasta was delicious I will definitely going back to try other meals.

KP
KathleenP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fresh bread, good wine, delicious food (chicken and veal parm with fabulous pasta!) capped off with homemade tiramisu....great night! Worth the increase in prices!

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hinghamfoodbeerguy
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really good menu. The renovation makes the place look great. It is a great night out for a couple or family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to the original Venetian since I was a kid! I’d be lying if I said I was extremely disappointed when I heard it was under new ownership and that nothing would be the same. My family )
Pro tip - always save room for dessert because not only are their cake slices the biggest I’d ever seen, weighing in at a hefty 3 lbs, they were heaven to eat as the carrot cake was the best I’d ever had!! ❤️😋

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. The place is small but really cozy with wonderful music. The service was great and the food is amazing. We had the antipasto platter, chicken Marsala and pasta carbonara which was so, so good. So pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. We will definitely dine here again.

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vipStefano
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great visit to the Venetian. We had server Deb and she was excellent in taking care of us and doing so in a very friendly way. She ensured our meals were what we expected and made sure that when mine came out a little tepid, she got a replacement right away. The food was tasty. No complaints!

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TwoTruckie
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Establishment was clean and servers were exceptional

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Ayla
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a special on the menu today that was
Homemade rigatoni
Italian sausage
Spinach
In a sage cream sauce.

It was the best dish I’ve ever had and I hope they put it on the menu full time!

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markP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is one of the best places on the south shore

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance

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vipStefano
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Third visit in a few months. The service was a bit slower than it has been in the past and it took awhile before our server came over to take our initial drink order. The wine service has been great in the past, but this the bottle showed up already opened and quite a bit ended up on the table and glasses. The food was still very good and the value is hard to beat. We'll still go back because the previous service levels have been as good as you get in downtown Boston! Everyone has an off night.

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hinghamfoodbeerguy
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new Venetian! The new updates are great. Much more inviting than the old Venetian. Portions are good size. Owner/chef came out to check on how our meal was. Good tap assortment as well.

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vipmaureenw
New England
52 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. New interior very comfortable and inviting

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ChefPierre62
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice inside and clean. Service was awesome , drinks were also upscale .
They have the best meatballs and chicken soup around, better than in North end.
Felt very secure as the staff was very careful in their handlings of drinks, plates and the booth was separated by plexiglass that also helped keep the noise level way down.

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Lfavoriterestaurantlllll
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is very friendly and accomating to your needs. Food is delicious and the music is delightful!

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Rick
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see The Venetian reopened. The service, food (menu selections) are excellent, as well as the adult beverage selections. I would highly recommend The Venetian.

MR
MarieR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love what the new owners have done with the place. While I think the prices are reasonable and are comparable to their competitors, I think the portions on the pasta entrees could be a bit more substantial. We are a repeat customer under the new ownership and want to keep coming back which is why we offer this feedback.

Thanks,

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Ayla
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, especially at the bar! The newly renovated restaurant is a great vibe for any occasion!

SD
ShelleyD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the presentation was outstanding, not too high priced.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for dinner on NYE and the food was delicious . I ordered the salmon filet and he ordered the NY strip and we can’t wait to go back again!

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Marci
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and appearance, food very good, staff are warm, friendly and helpful. Covid protections show commitments to customers. Great treat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta meal I’ve had south of Boston. Friendly staff, great value, and again, THE BEST PASTA SOUTH OF BOSTON. Honestly the carbonara was incredible.

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vipBobsnd
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa and I made a Christmas Eve reservation but we decided we’d go by a couple of days before to check out the restaurant. We met the hostess Liz and the bartender Jimmy. We sat at the bar and talked with Jimmy.... Jimmy was very welcoming.

We returned Christmas Eve and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

PC
PaulaC
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always!! The food is great and the staff are lovely. We really appreciate being able to go there. :-)

ZM
ZacharyM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here to celebrate our friends 31st birthday dinner on a Tuesday night. The ambiance was relaxing and had a great vibe. Our food was phenomenal and amazingly priced. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. We each got different entrees and (Chix Broc Alfredo, Shrimp Scampi, Sunday Gravy, and Filet Mignone) they were all top notch. Next time I’ll be getting the filet and mashed potatoes I could believe the portion sizes for the price. Had the cannoli dessert which was delicious and the whipped cream that came with it. They even sang Happy Birthday to our friend because we mentioned it was her birthday and gave us a 4th cannoli for dessert since there were four of us. Great place. Definitely will be back.

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VickiK
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative ,nicely presented Delicous food, service oriented staff very clean, felt safe distanced from other patrons a taste of the north end without venturing into the city..
We will be back

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markP
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are fantastic. Save room for dessert

JA
vipJoeA
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new go to place for Italian food. Service is always top notch. The food is tasteful prepared and always good.

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vipStefano
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My first time there in a number of years. If you been before when it was just the local spot where folks go to get the early bird special on white bread...this isn't it. This...is better. Great food selection, wine choices are reasonable, and the service was attentive. The vibe is upscale. You need to try this again. I will.

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You can order delivery directly from The Venetian Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Venetian Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 337-4363.

The Venetian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

The Venetian Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/venetian/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.