Denver, CO – Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar is one of the best Italian restaurants in Denver, CO, and has maintained its status since opening its doors in 2002. The Italian restaurant offers a fine dining experience to guests and visitors, pairing the wide selection of Italian menu with some of the finest selections of wines to improve the overall dining experience of each customer. With an exclusive wine list available to its customers, the Italian restaurant has announced an update to its wine list. The latest update has seen the addition of some premium wines to the restaurant’s exclusive list.
Customers who visit the Italian restaurant will enjoy a fine-dining experience paired with some of the finest selection of wines including white wines like Morgan, Chardonnay – St. Lucia Highlands, CA 2016, Edi Simcic, Sauvignonasse – Slovenia, 2013; Merry Edwards, Sauvignon Blanc – Sonoma Coast, CA 2019; Poggio al Tesoro, Solosole Vermentino – Tuscany, Italy 2019, and Domaine Leflaive, Chardonnay – Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy, France 2018.
The restaurant also carries an amazing selection of Red wines including Col Dei Venti, Nebbiolo – Barbaresco, Italy 2015, Vincent Girardin, Pinot Noir – Volnay, France 2017, Vidal Fleury, Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre – Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, France 2015, Elio Altare, Nebbiolo – Barolo, Italy 2017, Poggio Antico Riserva, Brunnelo – Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 1999, Felsina, Fontalloro, Sangiovese – Tuscany Italy 1997, Gaja “Ca’marcanda”, Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc – Tuscany, Italy 2010, and Nickel & Nickel, Cabernet Sauvignon – Copper Streak Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA 2012.
As one of the best wine bars downtown Denver has to offer, it has recently released its updated “Sommelier Selection” of wines. Customers can also enjoy a fine dining experience by browsing through the menu offered by the restaurant. Those interested in elite Italian food can explore the dinner menu with options like Gli Antipasti, Le Insalate, I Ravioli Fatti In Casa, Gli Gnocchi Fatti In Casa & Il Risotto, Le Paste Fatte in Casa, Il Vitello, Le Carne Bianca, Le Carne Rossa, and Pesce. The restaurant also offers a Tapa menu for customers to choose from. All cuisine is cooked on the premises by select chefs with years of cooking experience. All food items are also cooked using freshly sourced ingredients that are supplied by tested and trusted sources to ensure the highest level of dining experience.
About Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar’s Sommelier’s
James Leonard grew up in Gloucester, VA where he was lucky to hang around his mother and grandmother’s wine shop and restaurant, Red White & Bordeaux. After attending Full Sail University and obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Digital Art; he followed his passion for wine and great food and immediately went back into fine dining. Landing in Richmond VA, he began to create wonderful dining experiences for restaurants such as Max’s on Broad, Morton’s Steakhouse, and eventually the Jefferson Hotel. Along the way James became a Certified Sommelier by the court of master sommeliers of America, and led some very well known bar programs such as “Pasture” by Jason alley and select wine lists for “The Lemaire”. Moving to Denver simply for a change of scenery after the 2020 pandemic, James has settled in nicely at Venice restaurant with Justin Mueller and Alessandro Carollo, and plans to bring smiles and memorable dining experiences to downtown Denver.
Originally from Philadelphia, Justin Mueller began his professional career as a high school English teacher. After a three year stint teaching, he decided to pursue hospitality full-time, a field he had always worked in throughout his college and graduate school years. He spent the last six years working in top fine-dining restaurants in New York and San Francisco, most notably Atelier Crenn and Spruce. While working for the Bacchus Group (Spruce, The Village Pub), Justin obtained his Advanced certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, and sat for the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination. He and his wife moved to Denver in December 2020 to bring their fine-dining and wine knowledge to a new market where they can continue to grow as professionals and foster excitement about wine and beverage.
Enjoy the fine selection of Sommerlier’s wines as well as a healthy selection of Italian food from Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar. Get started by ordering via their website or call 303-534-2222. The Italian restaurant is located at 1700 Wynkoop St, Denver CO 80202 US.
Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar
1700 Wynkoop St