Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

4.8
291 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 291 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alvin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LauraD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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AnthonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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ReginaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I most always have some type of pasta. Mozzarella with perccuttio is amazzing.

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TomS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High hard ceiling needs some sound abatement. Pretty noisy.

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vipdrsmartbuy
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have dined here several times. The food is very good and consistent. The service is excellent. Be forewarned (we are fussy about our Italian food) - this is Italian-American fare - cheesy Chicken Parm, loaded pizzas, Utica greens, with steak and seafood specials. But it is done well and resonably priced.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place to eat! The vodka sauce is the best I have had in Rochester. Great service, yummy food. Definitely going back!

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Prexpert
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! The atmosphere was delightful!
Highly recommended!

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vipsamros
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Reliable, neighborhood eatery. Reasonable prices and generous servings.

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MarilynS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose the pasta con fungi in brodo and was not disappointed. The both was light with a delicate flavor that went well with the fungi and pasta. The service was great and our server was attentive but not intrusive. Probably my favorite restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Service was excellent! The chefs make a fantastic meal!

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vipPamW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our dinner!! Can’t wait to go back…

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Martin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizzas were delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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RyanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal. Staff and food are both great.

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vipDonnaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto’s is a regular spot for us. Food and service is consistently good, and staff is both friendly and efficient.

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Jules
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Went with my husband for dinner on Friday night and we had the burrata, chicken marsala, and the mushroom pizza. All the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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CDME
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service and atmosphere were nice but the food was mediocre. We had the bruschetta and the cauliflower salad to start, along with the complimentary bread. The bread was somewhat stale and seemed store bought rather than made in house. The bruschetta used that same bread as its base, with a bland tomato-basil mix topping it. The cauliflower salad wasn't any fresher and tasted like it had been sitting in the fridge for a few days. We also had the mushroom pizza, which was actually pretty good, although outside of the goat cheese it didn't have much flavor to it.

Overall, it's not somewhere I'd go back to. There are a lot of wood fired pizza places in Rochester, and this one is not worth recommending.

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Suz1966
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great dinner and the service was excellent. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came in at 8:45 for my 8:45 reservation. Was called before coming in asking if we were going to show up because they close at 9pm. Service was good but felt a little rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food and drinks

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HeatherG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic!! Super great service overall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. I can’t get enough of the arancinis. The Chicken Marsala in incredible. Usually get cannolis for dessert, but opted for the Chocolate Cake. Best cake ever!

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bobu
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food never disappoints. High quality and fresh. We could have stopped at the antipasto with wine and been perfectly content.

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MegM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto is quickly becoming a favorite restaurant. The service is great and the waitstaff are very attentive. The food is excellent and consistent from visit to visit, which makes it all the more amazing.

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RachaelL
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great and service was friendly. Tables were a little close together. I had trouble getting in and out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast

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Lock
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Overall very nice meal, service was a little slow.

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EricS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Mother’s Day Dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and SERVICE!

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JanG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great location, great food!! Was a little chilly sitting by the window but otherwise great.

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AndieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. I can't wait to come back!

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Elena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We had a phenomenal time. The seafood special was excellent — scallops and Brussels sprout succotash.

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JoeC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was extremely friendly! Would definitely return.

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Shannon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto’s is my favorite date night spot! It’s super romantic and fun! The food is to die for and the overall experience is incredible! I would go very night if I could!!

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LinTom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner with my husband and 2 grown grandchildren.

Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The waitress was very personable. We had a table by the window.

Great spot for casual city dining.

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 291 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.