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21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572
+1 508-228-4242
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572
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Reviewed yesterday

While this restaurant is more expensive than most in town, it is worth it. The chef improved on nature's delicious oysters by adding grapefruit ice, just a touch. Excellent idea. The striped bass was superbly prepared and presented. Perfectly cooked. I was particularly impressed by...More

Thank Beaune
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I were fortunate enough to visit Nantucket during Restaurant Week. We took advantage of the $48 dinner meal deal. I enjoyed my salad, ribeye steak, and pistachio cake with a nice bottle of wine. Our server Katie was friendly and helpful. Be...More

Thank jandc8491
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great meal at Ventuno. Food was inventive and really good. Lots of fresh seafood. We went during Fall Restaurant week -- what a steal. Loved it. Romantic atmosphere.

Thank Naomi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to this location for 30 years---from the days of 21 Federal to now Ventuno (21 in Italian) to celebrate a birthday every year. 21 Federal was truly special, but Ventuno fills in fairly well, predictably (a very similar menu every year), if...More

Thank CarTRVLR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and atmosphere were wonderful but our server Abber was the best. Her recommendations were all excellent. She was very knowledgable about the menu and specials. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

Thank CTTraveler203
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a very lovely dinner here in August. The service was attentive and impeccable. The manager also stopped by our table to make sure our experience was wonderful. We had a romantic table for two upstairs, adjacent to the wine room....More

Thank NEgirl16
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This is not authentic Italian or even good Italian american! 21 federal used to be in this location for years and with the lack of Italian restaurants on Nantucket, this place can trap you! Slow, arrogant service average wine list, expensive.The up front guy, Scott...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We were given a table for four which consisted of a banquette on one side and two chairs on the other. I sat on the banquette side, where an air conditioner vent near the floor was literally blowing at my feet. It eventually got so...More

Thank HonestEvaluator
Reviewed August 15, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Nantucket. Food is great and the service is impeccable. Their menu has excellent choices and the ribeye was better than any NY Resturant. The wine list as well as the prices is perfect.

Thank jpfjed
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We had a wonderful meal here. The food was excellent, atmosphere was perfect and staff was very friendly and attentive!!

Thank RCP138
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Donald D
August 25, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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