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21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572 (Formerly 21 Federal) (Main)
+1 508-228-4242
17:30 - 22:00
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Stamford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with ricotta crostini and panzanella. That was ok. But, the parpadelle with lamb ragu was off the charts! So succulent. We also had a perfectly seasoned ribeye and excellent wine to wash it all down. Very professional knowledgeable staff.

Thank tropiclady27
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant on Thursday night of Christmas Stroll Weekend. We both had the seasonal Nantucket bay scallops and they were delicious and cooked perfectly! The service was great. There is a fun and busy bar at this restaurant along with an outdoor bar (covered by a tent with "see-through" walls) at the back of the restaurant.... More 

Thank Susan A
Boston, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very good and solid choice for classic - with an inventive spin - dining on Nantucket. We were there with a big group and we had great service. The restaurant was packed even though we were there in the off-season. The restaurant has a very nice wine list with a wide-range of price points. I would definitely dine here again.

Thank SunSeekerMA
Branford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Dined at Ventuno with another couple. Our first time at this restaurant. Will make it a regular occurrence when on Nantucket. Fantastic food and service

Thank Bob P
Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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 5 November 2016

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 59 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 

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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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?