Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

4.8
323 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 323 people are saying
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RobM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint Italian restaurant and wood fired pizza shop. The food was excellent. We were seated at a four top at the front window and watched the world go by outside

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HeatherL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken french, my husband had a wood fired pizza and my sister had the ravioli. It was great all around. The host was funny and entertaining and our waitress was super attentive and yet brought a great balance of checking in without being annoying. PRO TIP: There is a parking lot next door. It belongs to the church across the street. Veneto owns the spaces on the right as you pull in (up against their building). DO NOT PAY FOR PARKING. It will cost you over $10. Instead, after parking in one of the spaces on the right/against the building, walk into Veneto and ask for a parking voucher. They'll give you a free parking pass to display on your window, otherwise park on Anton.

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SueL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Didn't think I could finish, the prosciutto wrapped cheese, but despite being a little salty, I finished it. My friend's mushroom pasta was good also.

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Chris-TammyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Veneto! Great place to eat, food is great and service is fabulous!

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Amelie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, so noise level was mostly due to traffic not the restaurant.
Fabulous food and service

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Bruce
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent establishment with great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere... just seemed like the $$ was a little high. Overall positive.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Always a great, homemade meal with super service!

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photocoach
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Miranda our server (5 people) was outstanding. Very attentive, helped with choices, checked us regularly. I had the veggie cauliflower salad, others wedge salad, Rissoto and 2 pizzas. We were finished with plenty of time to get to Kodak hall for the Rpo concert.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, service and entrees were exceptional. Our family ordered the ribeye, fettuccine rustico and gnocchi with creamy pesto sauce with steak. Everything was amazing. We will definitely be returning.

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MikeD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alia was an amazing server. Isiah was very welcoming. Thanks for a great anniversary dinner.

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Lovetodineout
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For years Veneto was on my "go to" list. The last few years it fell off for no reason. Went back last night and will be back often. Everything was fantastic. Food, service, ambiance. It was so nice to be a part of a busy restaurant with so much energy going on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, in a nice space. We both had the rib-eye special, I intend to try one of the pizzas next time. It was definitely loud but not excessively so. Our server was polite, attentive and quick. Will definitely return.

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Robin123
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinners were great. Staff was amazing and accommodating. I had to change our reservations at the last minute and they were able to fit us in. The one thing that was difficult was the noise level. Oh well, when it's that crowded I guess you should expect that.

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Persephone
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside due to COVID. Our waiter, despite having indoor and outdoor tables, was attentive and super pleasant. Food was really excellent-I’ve never had such a delicious wood-fired pizza. Their crust is amazing-yeasty, salty and slightly chewy in a fabulous way. Excellent quality toppings. We also had the wedge salad(splint one) and the yummy pasta rustica.
East Ave is a bit busy and occasionally noisy but an interesting spot to watch the world go by on a early fall evening.
Highly recommend

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Andrea
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both excellent! Couldn’t have asked for a better night.

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CindyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We arrived at 5:30 with a reservation. We ordered an appetizer right away which came in a timely fashion. We ordered our entrees when the server brought the appetizer.
We were not served our entrees until 6:50, after asking 3 times what the hold up was with the food, and told all three times “it will be just a minute”. What we are assuming was a manager came over and said sometimes a “special” takes longer. We let her know we had theater tickets for a performance that begins at 7:30. We then asked for “to go” boxes and the check, inhaled a few bites of our dinner and rushed out to get to the show. We left without a word from any of the staff!!! Not even a simple apology!!! We also watched as three other tables were seated, served and left before we got our dinners!!

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food is top notch. Highly recommend!

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JackD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding place to have an authentic Italian Dinner in Rochester.

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vipBobS
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greens with sausage are the best in the city. Don’t miss them.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite restaurants of all time!

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KellyandChuck
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal with wonderful service. We arrived early for our reservation but they were able to accommodate us with no issue!

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DonnaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're at Veneto at least once a week. The food and service are always excellent. Staff is both friendly and professional.

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LauraD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very warm and loud but the food and service was Excellent!!

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RonaldF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Nice variety and all is great!

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PhilipS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We have been here before and my gf picked it for her birthday dinner. We all got different foods in the group and everyone was happy with their selection. I got the steak which was cooked to a perfect medium. The homemade white sangria was very enjoyable

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Pete
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

yum - yum - yum!!! Had a most enjoyable evening. Friendly and efficient host - very good waitress. Thank you.

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KellyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was great, very attentive and gave great recommendations.

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Allie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at Veneto’s. It is our go to place to eat. The food is exceptional, the staff professional and friendly and very helpful. Since Covid, it has been remodeled and looks great. It was good to see it so busy when we were there…a sign of a good restaurant, great servers, and great food. They also can accommodate for gluten free….necessary for some of our family members.

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for my mother-in-law’s 85 birthday! She loved it - our waiter was very attentive and put up with all of our requests! Food was very good, especially the dessert!

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DavidK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three different pizza types, all were delicious and had quality ingredients, including the sauce. Service was excellent with a nice personal touch. Ambience is quiet and low-key with a well-decorated interior.

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Alvin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, excellent service!
That's why it's our favorite!

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LauraD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tables were so close together, I couldn’t pull chair out without hitting diner at next tables chair

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vipDebD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Rochester and came to Veneto Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta because it was conveniently located near our hotel. We are so glad we did as our meal was fantastic, the service and atmosphere was excellent too. I would highly recommend Veneto to anyone looking for a great place to dine.

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AnthonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly stall, great food. All great. Would recommend and visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! I won’t ever stop coming back… unless of course I get banned from too much laughing. 😁

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JohnC
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service! James, our server, even remembered the wine we had last time we were in! Obviously, we’ll be going back!

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Sashi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed coming to Veneto's. It's our favorite "downtown" dining experience that feels special every time we have dinner there. The food is so incredibly good, the wait staff are all friendly and happy to be of service. And we love the ambiance - it's just alive with people have a great time. Go! You'll See!!

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NeilG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Italian food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Good service.

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SheilaA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta special was unusual and creative and absolutely delicious. We chatted with several staff and everyone was relaxed, friendly and made us want to go back.

FAQs

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 454-5444.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.