FEATURING $7 COCKTAILS, WINE & DELICIOUS BITES
Last night I dined at Il Venetian with three friends to celebrate birthdays for two of them. We could not have picked a better restaurant. The food was spectacular and the service from everyone from the front desk to the server to the manager could not have been friendlier or more welcoming. The restaurant is beautifully designed and comfortable...with a nice but not deafening buzz. It's some of the best Most sophisticated Italian cuisine this side of New York. We will definitely be back and will rave about it to friends and family.
We visited this restaurant a year ago and loved it. Strangely, it took us another year to return. It is probably because it feels like a special occasion restaurant and it was my birthday, again. Amazingly, the Maître d'hôtel remembered us. Our server, Timothy was attentive and very professional. He sold us on their happy hour, so we will be checking that out. The Wine list is extensive. Both dishes were fabulous. I had the prosciutto as a starter. Other than being too much of a good thing for a starter, it was delicious.
The inside is absolutely gorgeous, providing a romantic aesthetic... The staff was incredibly warm and welcoming, handing out compliments to my date and I, and most important, providing superb service. We tried many dishes, from the Calamari, to the Eggplant Rollatini, their amazing Housemade Casoncelli, and Veal Agnolotti, all the way down to the Lemon Sorbet, AND Spumoni "Spaghetti". Everything was delightful... We will be back very soon.
I’d go here just for drinks and their fresh bread! Romantic atmosphere · Large wine list · Great food
Literally just left Il Venetian and could not have been more impressed! The food was outstanding! The menu choices were eclectic and the service was impeccable! Our waiter, Tim, was polite, kind and extremely helpful! He treated us so well and we will certainly request him in the future. The glass chandeliers throughout the restaurant were gorgeous! Happy to say my husband and I will certainly be back!
"We were told that the Il Venetian was a great place for dinner. WHAT AN UNDERSTATEMENT!... The service was fabulous, especially our server Jacob. The manager stopped by after each course to check on us. Our meals were off the charts. Best veal chop I have ever had. But what made the experience truly special was that when were were finished, they packed the leftovers in ice so the food won't spoil while we were at the show. I have eaten in some great restaurant in over thirty countries and Il Venetian is in the top five."
"Our service was great. This is a definite must when in Cleveland. We had dinner prior to seeing a show. We started with the calamari and it was delicious. I had the mushroom pasta-- outstanding. My friend enjoyed a chicken dish and it was so plentiful she enjoyed for lunch the next day."
"Wow! Don't let the whole hotel lobby restaurant thing scare you. It may be that the food and drink was a little sweeter due to the good company, but everything was great. From the flatbread that was interestingly grilled and baked to the delicious Gnocchi! The only negative was that I was stuffed with yummy food too fast and couldn't order more. What a pleasant surprise!"
We requested and were fortunate to have Katie be our server again yesterday evening. Again, warm and efficient service. The food remains consistently excellent: eggplant rollatini (melts in your mouth good), beet salad (last evening's formulation was the best yet, of our 4 meals here), octopus, branzini and veal parmagiana. The Branzini also was the best among our 4 meals here. We tried the veal for the first time since it has been given good write ups on this site. The diners are not wrong: it was fantastic. I commented to Katie that the food seems even better and that the chef was lifting the dishes up. To that, she responded there was a new chef. Well, he/she is certainly outstanding.
"We had a relaxing yet delicious experience. We started with the calamari-- yum. I had the mushroom pasta--amazing. My friend had the Chicken Saltimboca--she loved it. We will be back!"
"This is one of the best restaurants I've been to in Cleveland! Service was excellent. Nice, open atmosphere. Everything we tried was delicious, from the bread starter to the desserts. We got the filet mignon and it was perfectly cooked. Their calamari was excellent. Make sure to try their gelato "spaghetti." Don't hesitate to go here, it's great! I'll definitely be back."
"This was our first time at this restaurant! It did not disappoint. Absolutely delicious! And our server Lynne as very accommodating! She was very helpful and willing to answer any questions! Wonderful atmosphere! We will be back."
"Great food and amazing atmosphere. I couldn’t stop looking at the decor while I was there. We tried many appetizers including our dinner. We left nothing on our plates. Went there with my family who is from Italy and they said it was some of the best authentic Italian food they have had."
"This restaurant is AMAZING! The atmosphere and decor are on point! The service was stellar and the food was ridiculous!... loved the eggplant rollatini! Drinks were awesome - the Siracusa will be in my dreams for days! Scallops were so gooood! And the rest of the party loved their meals as well - blueberry Risotto and the rigatoni and meatballs! Will most certainly return!"
"I had two business lunches here, both of which were great. On the first occasion I think the restaurant was closing but we were not disturbed and continued our meeting a long time after coffee. I had the salmon and the branzino, both delicious... Service was impeccable both times and i would definitely recommend the restaurant."
"The food is amazing and the service is awesome! Even better....the prices were so reasonable. I felt like a VIP without paying VIP prices. Wonderful place for dates or anniversary dinners!"
"Oh my!! Il Venetian!! Where do I even begin with this beautiful place! Not only is the atmosphere beautiful & elegant, the staff is absolutely amazing, and the food is to die for! I am so so happy I found this place! I took my friend here for her birthday and fell in love with the place! I loved it so much I decided to have my own birthday dinner here!"
"Not only was the food amazing, but so was the service. They asked if we were going to the concert and gave us time updates to be sure that we got there on time. Everything tasted amazing.I would highly recommend this restaurant and will visit again."
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100 St. Clair NE, Cleveland, OH 44114