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21 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3572
+1 508-228-4242
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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • 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 4 days ago

Ventumo has become our favorite restaurant on Nantucket. Nice atmosphere, excellent wait staff and superb food.We have been doing the Stroll for 25 years and for the past 3 yrs in a row we have dined at Ventuno. Would not miss it for the world.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been wanting to eat at Ventuno for a long time. Finally did it. Left really wondering what everyone likes about the place. Had Agnello lamb that was cooked for 24 hours. Assumed that was to make it tender. The lamb tasted like shoe leather cooked...More

Thank Jim-ACK
Reviewed October 17, 2018

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 October 16, 2018

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 October 13, 2018

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 October 2, 2018

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 September 24, 2018

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 September 18, 2018

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

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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