Two Dot eateries in Dine Out promotion

Two Dorchester restaurants will be offering the same good food at a discounted price through Dine Out Boston this year, happening from August 5th - 10th, and August 12th - 17th. Both dbar (1236 Dorchester Ave.) and Venezia (20 Ericsson St.) will be offering dinner meals for $38, with Venezia also offering lunch for $20.

Through Dine Out, participating restaurants design prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus and select one of three pricing options, lunch for $15, $20, or $25 and dinner for $28, $33, or $38. The prices are per person and exclude beverages (unless otherwise stated), tips, and taxes. Customers simply show up at a participating restaurant and choose their dishes from the Dine Out Boston menu. A full list of participating restaurants is available online at; customers can also make reservations at this site, which is highly encouraged due to the popularity of this bi-annual event.

Dbar and Venezia are just two of around 140 participating restaurants this year. The event will benefit a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King that will be located in Roxbury, the mayor announced on July 26 during a kick-off celebration at Union Oyster House.

Both Dorchester restaurants will offer three courses with each ticket, and Venezia will offer the same menu, with dishes at the same portion, at both lunch and dinner.

Of participating in Dine Out, Venezia general manager Riccardo Coluzzi said that it’s beneficial on all levels. “[Through Dine Out] we offer a great menu at a good value, and it’s good exposure for future business,” said Coluzzi. “It absolutely brings an uptick in business and it’s great for the community.”