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21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572 (Formerly 21 Federal) (Main)
+1 508-228-4242
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Ventuno this summer and went back in the fall! The food is delicious! It's the best meals my husband and I have had this year on the island. The pastas are great and so is the chicken and meat.... and the donut dessert is fantastic! Highly recommend it. Make a reservation ahead of time. Will be back... More 

Thank Bethberrie
Southbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are off islanders, and we went to Ventuno for our 15 year wedding anniversary. Everything was great, the food, the service, and it's such a warm cozy romantic place for dinner. Our server Damon, was exceptional. When I made the reservations, I mentioned it was our anniversary in the notes, and they seated us in a... More 

Thank Ed D
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh farm to table food,portions are small but tasty, service was great I would go back in a heart beat

Thank jdg00
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ventuno is billed as an Italian restaurant, but it really is fine dining with a Mediterranean flair. The pasta is fresh and we had porcini mushroom, excellent. The duck is a very generous portion, honey glazed and it was tasty. The bride had a shrimp and scallop grilled mix with a cauliflower cream sauce. The tables were pretty close, and... More 

Thank bluewaterk330
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Sat at the bar for the dinner at Ventuno as the restaurant was booked for the Labor Day holiday. The staff was very friendly and attentive; they make you feel welcome and comfortable right away. We got recommendations from the bartender. The food was delicious and arrived quickly. Good portions. They also have a nice wine list and will make... More 

Thank mazzie077
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've been dining here since back when it was 21 Federal, which was a great restaurant. When Ventuno took over, it took me a while to warm up to it. Now, it is one of my very top places for dinner. The location is a large gorgeous house. Inside it is candlelit, with tables spread out in many smaller romantic... More 

1 Thank BillGibson1
Danbury, Connecticut
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Spent a wonderful evening at this downtown Italian themed restaurant. Had delicious crostini to start the meal. Grilled Nantucket scallops and wild shrimp dinner was perfectly prepared and very tasty.

1 Thank Bud v
Westport, Connecticut
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great environment and tremendous menu. I had a chicken breast like never before with each flavor layered so nicely I wish I had 2. We all enjoyed a variety of apps and salads ) all split at the table) and not a single one of us was disappointed. We went during the Columbus Day weekend so it was a very... More 

Thank Kevin M
South Florida
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went here with the boss and his wife. Walking upstairs to our table I was a bit unnerved. It's an odd place. Fairly sizeable, the tables are scattered on different levels of an old wood frame house. The steps up are a bit tight, the floors uneven and the decor... Well let's just say unusual, certainly for a place that... More 

1 Thank Jupitom
Mansfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We came to Ventunos this past weekend and it was incredible! The service was good and the food was excellent!!! My husband said "best meal ever". Everything was brought out in a timely manner and presented beautifully!! It was amazing and I would highly recommend it!

Thank JessicaaCrowleyy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572 (Formerly 21 Federal)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4242
Ventuno is an island restaurant inspired by the frascas of Italy, small farmhouses which opened themselves up to friends and neighbors with wine and homemade food. Executive Chefs Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon, with Chef De Cuisine Andrea Solimeo, delight in imagining Nantucket shellfish, fish and produce in Italian hands. House-cut pasta and simple takes on the bounty of sea and land are complemented by a carefully curated Italian wine list. Drink and eat our entire menu on either dining room floor or bar, or the open-air back bar, with comfortable service and the inviting breeze of the ocean.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?