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Venetian Moon

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680 Main St, Reading, MA 01867-3009
+1 781-944-3633
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Mon - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to dinner here because the place we had intended to go had too long a wait. Well I'm glad they did! The dinners we had - the Vodka Ckicken, and the Tortellini Al Forno - were outstanding! Our waiter was excellent. There are several very good Italian restaurants closer to our house, but we'll definitely drive past them... More 

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Thank joereiss
Boston, Massachusetts
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446 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Got to get used to the basement and funky decor and the drinks and food will definitely do that! All food from aps to dessert was delicious, well prepared and good quality. Love their homemade pastas. Extensive martini menu.

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Thank plastx2
READING
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place rules as a martini bar. The food is good, but I believe the quality has dropped off slightly since i started going here ten years ago. The drinks are always wonderful and the bartending staff is usually quite friendly. It can get a little hectic some nights but it is a fun place to go to.

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Thank PETER B
Venetian M, Owner at Venetian Moon, responded to this review

That's a bummer :( When your in business for 15 years, you never downgrade when it comes to the quality of products you order, nor do you change the recipes...ever. I am sorry if the food was not consistent. Inconsistent preparation may be to blame when any dish does not meet the expectaions of our customers past experiences. I am... More 

Rocky Point, New York
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a northern Italian-American, my husband believes he is an expert on their food so we tried the Venetian Moon. Great in all ways! Ample portions of food, seafood cooked properly, great salad and drinks at a reasonable price for what you receive. Will return here whenever we go to Boston. This is a RAVE REVIEW!!!

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Thank Barbara d
Venetian M, Owner at Venetian Moon, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, I am honored that you took the time to write after your visit. I am assuming you live out of state, so we look forward to your return. I love Trip Advisor, and use it often myself when traveling, so I do very much appreciate it this review! Sincerely - Lisa Venetian Moon Thank you! More 

Malden, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Venetian Moon is a great restaurant. Great food, great staff, great bartender by the name of Paul. The atmosphere is wonderful. Hard to beat the quality of food and service.

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Thank Paulsylma
Venetian M, Owner at Venetian Moon, responded to this review

Thanks! My staff and I try our best. Paul had been there for 15 years and surely is a one of the customers' all time favorites. Thanks for taking the time to post; it is very much appreciated in this business! Lisa More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great service amazing food, a very long list of martinis to choose from ( I think they have a 3 martini limit.) I've eaten there a few times and I can't wait to go again.

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Thank James B
Venetian M, Owner at Venetian Moon, responded to this review

Hi James, Yes, we do unfortunately have a 3 martinis limit...its just a safeguard since our drinks are primarily liquor, but you can switch to something else. I am so grateful for the 5 star review. I am glad you liked the food and service too. Thanks again! Lisa More 

Saugus, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Pub feel upstairs, cozy downstairs. Very pretty restaurant. Super nice wait staff. Nice wine and beer list w my favorite sav blanc on it. Raspeberry lime martini was really good. The braised ragu was definitely one of the best and so savory. Mussels fra fia Diavolo app was unreal. Boyfriend filet rivals any high end steak house. Parking a bit... More 

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Thank abby c
Venetian M, Owner at Venetian Moon, responded to this review

Hi Abby, Thanks! Ragu is one of my Favorite dishes. I am glad you both enjoyed it. lisa More 

Lawrence, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We were celebrating a friend's birthday and Venetian Moon was a great choice. We sat upstairs in the bar area and our waitress Amy, was the best! We each had a martini to start the celebration and we each loved our selection (Cosmo, Limoncello & Black Raspberry Ice Cream). Our dinners were delicious. The comment on the Veal Marsala was... More 

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Thank anamcara2011
Venetian M, Owner at Venetian Moon, responded to this review

Hi, Sorry for the delayed response. I just started replying on Trip Advisor, which I love. Yes, we try to offer a big selection, for all different pallets. There are so many great, new liqueurs and spirits that come out, so we try to introduce new martinis often. It is hard to find a good marsala in restaurants, so I... More 

Reading, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great food and martini's/ Love Paul the bartender They have a tapas menu so if you do not want the big meal go with that. My favorites are the Chicken Marsala, Artichoke hearts appetizer and of course the martini"s

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Thank ds1972
Reading, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Martini's are good as well and the atmosphere down below is a little 70's, it fun and entertaining. Upstairs is more normal restaurant dining.

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Thank Nate W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Bar, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 680 Main St, Reading, MA 01867-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 781-944-3633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?