The Restaurant

Antica Venezia is an authentic Italian restaurant tucked away in a secluded corner of Ranelagh. It is one of the longest established Italian restaurants in Dublin, opening it’s doors in April 1998 and has established an excellent reputation for the finest Italian cuisine.

It is run by Benedetto Iannelli who is a native of the ancient province of Frosinone, in the Lazio region of Italy, and his wife Lisa and their son Daniel. The Iannelli’s have been in the restaurant business for over 40 years and are passionate about sourcing the highest quality local and Italian produce to serve in their restaurant.
Customers can enjoy the beautiful venetian surroundings, excellent food paired with the finest of regional Italian wines delivered with a personal touch. The menu is designed to suit all tastes, from seafood and meat lovers to vegetarian options. Specialising in fresh seafood dishes, beautiful homemade pasta and a variety of meat options, sourcing the best ingredients both locally and authentically from Italy.

At Antica Venezia we also offer a private dining room which can cater for up to 30 guests. In this beautifully decorated room we can host your group in complete privacy. Whether it’s a special birthday, family event, wedding or pre-wedding party, corporate dining etc we will be here to serve you and make it both memorable and special!

At present it feels like it will be quite a while before we can travel so why not join us for a true taste of Italy at Antica Venezia. You’re sure to have a fabulous evening in this beautiful setting in one of Ranelagh’s best kept secrets. Whatever occasion may bring you to Antica Venezia, we hope you leave feeling part of the family.

“A hidden gem in the heart of Ranelagh”