I love Italian food but it really can be hard to find a good Italian restaurant in Oklahoma City. A few years ago we found one right near our house. Located in the strip mall on the northwest corner of Northwest Highway and Council is Venezia Italian Ristorante. We had been hearing good things about it from friends and finally had a chance to stop in one night when we didn’t have a child with us.
It was a busy Saturday night but we were seated quickly. We started with the fried calamari, delivered on a huge plate, this was some of the best calamari I’ve had in a long time. It’s really hard to get calamari fried just right but they had pulled it off, so now I had high hopes for the rest of dinner. I wasn’t disappointed. After a small dinner salad, my fettuccine carbonara was brought out. Once again the serving was huge. The Alfredo sauce was perfect- creamy and buttery with ham and peas mixed in. My husband had the lasagna, also a huge serving, he enjoyed it as did I when I had a small bite. For dessert we had cannoli, a treat that was almost unheard of years ago when my grandmother introduced it to me. For a long time the only way to get it was to order it from back east, but now it’s getting to be more common in Oklahoma.
Everything was really good, like I said it’s hard to find good Italian food in Oklahoma so I’m happy to have Venezia close by. We’ve been back several times and everything is always good- food and service. I know there is a second location in Del City but I haven’t been there yet, so this review is only for the NW Expressway location. I give it 5 strips of bacon.
Address: 8109 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City; 201 S. Sooner Rd., Del City.