Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

4.5
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta is Rochester's Original Wood Fired Pizza located in the heart of the historic East End! Come enjoy our rustic charm and open kitchen. Featuring Appetizers, Salads, Wood Fired Pizza, Pasta, Chicken Dishes, CAB Steak and Nightly Specials including homemade Desserts.

Proudly serving a large selection of moderately priced Italian Wines in addition to favorites from the Finger Lakes and California. Many beer choices as well including Peroni on tap.

Specials

Tues/Wed/Thurs Happy Hour

$4.00 Beers: Labatt Blue & Blue Light; $6.00 a glass Wines: Pinot Grigio & Palladio Chianti; $2 OFF ALL PIZZAS

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 28, 2019

Ends: May 29, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 4:30PM-6:00PM

What 84 People Are Saying
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four different entrees, done to perfection. Outstanding wine list. Fresh strawberry shortcake. The biscuits were still warm.

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CP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It was far too noisy. So noisy, in fact, that we left as soon as we could finish our food and decided to go elsewhere for an after-dinner drink and desert. As we left, we noticed that the busy street outside the restaurant, did not have as much objectionable noise as inside the restaurant.

Your survey question re: noise level is flawed because it uses a positive term, "energetic" instead of "too much noise" to describe an overly loud environment.

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BH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and non-attentive. Water was never refilled and long wait for food while there were plenty of open tables. Food was a bit pricey considering the serving size.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good all around I tasted my friends pizza which had red sauce ...sauce was way to sweet beware if you don’t like sweet red sauce. My pollo pizza was excellent greens and beans
were delicious i tasted my friends chicken parm,it was ok he liked it tho. All in all i would certainly go back. Please stop putting to much sugar in the red sauce :)

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish this was a wonderful experience. Service was welcoming, food was delicious, and the drinks were fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent, make sure to get a cannoli

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MB
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service was good and the food was just ok. I am gluten free, so finding a pizza restaurant that has gluten free options is exciting. The downside was they do not make their own GF crust, which is kind of lame. Also, you have to pay extra for the GF crust, which would be fine if it was the same size (2” smaller) and quality. Probably won’t go back, Napa Wood Fired Pizza does it way better and they make their own crust from scratch!! Step it up Veneto!!

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The place is nice .The service was very good . The food this night for me was below average. I ordered
the greens and beans and asked if I could have it for a dinner over pasta,she said yes and do you want sausage with it. I said yes.There was hardly and greens and beans in it and the sausage were like crumbs and it was sitting a bowl of liquid. The worst part was when I saw the bill the next day $11 greens and beans,$2 for the sausage and $9 for the pasta. everyone else said there meals were good.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here during the Rochester jazz festival. Had Arancini and margarita pizza both were excellent!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nate was our server and he was wonderful. We tried two of the specials and they were terrific. We are repeat customers and love it here.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best little restaurant around. Always a favorite if we are in the city. Never a bad choice.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn’t eaten here in years. Food was excellent, reasonable portion size for the price and server Alex was the best!! Will definitely go back.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food there and the ambiance of the restaurant. We had the ariancci balls and calimari. The calimari was a small order in comparison to other places. Then we all had salads. My wedge salad was delicious!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was very late and with 2 young children it was frustrating. Plus we had to be seated each on one end of the table so that the waiters can pass through

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Veneto is one of my favorite places. I go there often and always enjoy it.

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n
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Veneto before RBTL performance. The food was amazing. We ordered arancini, pasta with proscuitto and peas, and a bianca pizza. We all tried a little of everything. One thing was better than the next. The waitress was very pleasant, and on top of things. It was a great location because it was just minutes from the theatre. I would definitely return.

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great service and the food was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food staff are just fantastic. Clean and they are always improving. Just love this place. East end close to everything👍

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veneto is our “go to” place in the city. The chefs produce consistently good food, and the wait staff is always friendly yet efficient. The menu changes slightly with the seasons and always offers a lot to choose from. There are always interesting specials as well. My favorites are the pasta specials! We’ve never had a bad meal there.

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GE
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were greeted by such friendly people upon arrival. We were having dinner before a show at Eastman Theatre. Dinner was timely and delicious. Would absolutely recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We eat here about once a month and always enjoy coming here

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MF
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we enjoyed our dinner. We were celebrating my son’s graduation from ESM. The service was fantastic. Our server was very good and kept our glasses filled and fresh bread on the table. We all really enjoyed our meal. The only down side was that some of the items on their menu were unavailable. Apparently they were switching from their winter to their summer menu. It was disappointing to be told that what you wanted was not available. That said the food we did receive was fantastic.

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TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Veneto. The menu is fantastic and the quality of the food is high. We've never been disappointed. It can get noisy! And there are times when service is a little slower than it could be. They may need to hire more staff for busy nights. But overall, it's one of our favorite spots.

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Love Venito! The only downside to this visit was our waitress, who did not live up to the normal incredible service we have come to expect after many years of patronage.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service from Nate! Restaurant was a little loud but that is expected on a busy night.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite new places to go! The Shrimp dish is amazing and they have a great wine menu.
The ambiance is very comfortable and the staff is very friendly and helpful!

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small place with great ambiance. The service was great and the pizza was delicious.

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l
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was awesome! We celebrated our 15 th anniversary and everything was yummy.
We will be back!

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DE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit,and I was very impressed. The service was excellent and the food was even better. We had the mediterranean pizza,the arancini and the grilled prosciutto. All were delicious! I will definitely make a return visit.

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VL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my 26th birthday at Veneto. Upon arrival we needed to make last minute changes. Our server made the entire night unforgettable

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Happy Birthday! Thank you for choosing Veneto to celebrate! Hope to see you again soon.

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RJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad meal here!!! Staff is always friendly.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thanks for your repeat business. Our staff works hard.

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r
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had in the past an Olive oil and garlic over pasta dish. It wasn't on the menu this time around but they made it for me anyway. Very classy.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Glad we were able to accommodate. Our summer menu is coming soon and will have a few new dishes.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed their great wood-fired pizza

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thanks for stopping in - glad you enjoyed the pizza

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D
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My date's Pasta Rustico (? the one with marinara, bits of sausage, peppers) was too acidic for her taste, to the point that she couldn't eat it as a full meal, and she ordered something else.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thanks for the feedback. Glad the staff was able to get your date another meal.

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BW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious & well portioned. Prices were fair.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thanks for coming in!

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been coming here for years and has continued to be a favorite place

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Thanks for being a regular!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, very professional! Best chicken Milanese I have had! And, they had fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert which was fabulous!

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Glad you enjoyed! Chicken Milanese and Strawberry Shortcake are some of my family's favorites too!

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and it will not be our last, the atmosphere was very open and bright, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed the beet salad and the pollo pizza, both were very good.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on May 2, 2019

Look forward to seeing you again!

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great , nice cozy atmosphere . Will be back

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was really good, hot temperature and tasty. My friends who we invited enjoyed it. The server I think his name was Nate was excellent. It was a very busy Saturday night so it was really loud in the restaurant. I used Open table to make my reservations which worked out great. Had to wait a bit for a table to open up but the good food made up for that.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thanks for the positive review. Hope to see you again soon. Sorry about having to wait - sometimes the tables don't turn over as quickly as we anticipate!

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