Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta - Westside

4.6
119 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta's 2nd location in Gates, NY opened in 2020. 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.

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LizD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Pizza was a little burned but may have been the oven - overall goid

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BobCa
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This last visit there was for a business lunch and as usual they do not disappoint. Food is always delicious, service was on point .. just enough attention without hovering. This is a great find on the west side and a welcomed treat on Buffalo Road!

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RenaissanceMan
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Wood fired pizza was great! Other dishes being served looked appetizing. Resturant was very busy and lead time (walk in) reservation time to table was 30-min. Getting drinks at bar while waiting took 15-20 min. Waitress forgot to bring bread (had to ask) and overall was unattentive & had to get another waitresses attention for a few things like bread and leftover pizza box to take home.

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JasonF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place!! Food and drinks are always good and a good atmosphere.

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Meda
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great pizza and salads. Nice outdoor seating.

Rude hostess that did eventually apologize. We booked online. We called after making the reservations for outdoor seating the day before and were told no problem. When we arrived the hostess told us unfortunately they could not accommodate us as they were expecting 3 bigger parties (all tables were empty at this point). we requested to see a manager and were eventually ‘allowed’ to dine with our meager party of 4. She became rude and then stormed us to the table. Later after a party no showed she apologized to us appropriately. However our salads came out after the pizza despite us requesting the salads first and one of the orders didn’t come through. She then mixed up the two credit cards we provided her with.

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Suszy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at this location and will not be our last!! The service was outstanding! Our server was warm and welcoming, alert to our needs, had a great sense of humor and personality galore. She, plus the excellent food, is the reason we’ll be returning often. Plus they had a piano player and vocalist! Great experience! Acoustics are a bit loud, but then we’re old! Also, love that they take reservations so no waiting.

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JulieV
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a decidedly local joint. Friendly and casual but the food is surprisingly sophisticated. We'll be back.

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Chris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza, generous toppings.
Live music. Good wine selection & a full bar.

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Garcia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal at Veneto West! Sicilian cauliflower salad is out of this world and the chicken Milanese is excellent! We have already made reservations for another visit!

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Julie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here frequently. Food is always excellent and their specials are very creative and delicious. We always look forward to eating here.

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WestsideFoodLover
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with a partially open view of the coking area; outstanding food with many, many more options than just brick oven pizza - but the pizza is really good! Plentiful portions. Attentive staff. Surprised with live music on a Saturday evening.
Will definitely be returning soon. Excellent value.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we were not disappointed. Delicious food and delightful server was attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely return and bring the family.

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KyleJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried this restaurant last night for the first time. What a delightful surprise! The service was friendly and attentive, menu had a lot of interesting choices along with some nightly specials, the drinks and the food were outstanding. We didn't realize there would be live music, but the combo playing last night was superb. We didn't want to leave! Happily there will be live music there on Wednesdays and on weekends. We can't wait to come back! So great to have a wonderful place on the west side.

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NYYGirl03
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizza was excellent! Loved the live music, was an enjoyable night!
Only recommendation would to suggest putting wings on the menu. But overall had a great night!

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Loved the live music, wasn't too loud. Happy to have a nice place to eat and relax on the Westside again.

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foodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends get together! Outside too many mosquitoes, inside great 2 piece band. A little loud for conversation but great music! Food delicious and attentive service.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love Veneto’s. The food is delicious every single time. We find ourselves going back frequently because we know it will always be good.

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GailM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated quickly. The food was excellent and served quickly. Tables were distanced

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Sharon
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality food from pizza to steak and everything in the middle.

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Tracy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Service was very prompt and friendly. Food reasonable priced. Pizzas were very good. Steak was cooked perfect. Will go back.

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LorettaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good once we got it, but it took a very long time before we were served. My Chicken Marsala needed more flavor but everyone else said their food was very good. My glass of red wine, the Primitivo, was ample and served at the right temperature, which not many restaurants do correctly. We were sitting right by the musicians, which made conversation difficult, so we left to have after dinner drinks elsewhere; but we had a good time overall.

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Cony
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood Fired pizza outstanding! Chicken French delicious!
Gnocchi out of this world!

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Anne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

First time at the Gates location. Definitely not the ambiance of East Ave. The front entrance and outside is really sorely lacking. Front door and entrance is not welcoming. I had the chicken bruschetta pizza. It was mediocre. Thin crust was good, but the chicken was dry and tastes like it might have been reheated in the microwave. The pizza itself, had little flavor. My friend had the pasta special and she said it was delicious. They were out of sparkling water, and no club soda is not the same. The service was fantastic. I was overall disappointed, and will not be returning to the Gates location.

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StevenN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to Veneto's on the westside for the first time this evening. I had the chicken riggies and it was FANTASTIC! Portions were huge, the wait staff was excellent, and prices quite modest. We also enjoyed the live music as well. We'll be back again soon.

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Sm25
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time here. Madi is a great server, food delicious, cool music, great ambiance.

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ElvaM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening here...great food & great service in a very nice setting. Don't let the outside dissuade you from going in. Decor inside is a cross between industrial and glam - very nice.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent waitress was a bit flighty one of the four of us had to wait an extra 7 minutes for the entre to be delivered waitress refreshed his glass of wine but then charged him for two glasses second class should have been free for half the sitting there waiting and watching us eat second time there will go again give it a 7 out of 10

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CathyC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good; recommended by friend. Pizzas were creative. I had the Pollo but plan on trying the Rustica. My friend took one of those as takeout.

Parking lot could be challenging if they were really busy as it’s a shared parking area with a couple other businesses.

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Chris
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always quality food & service.
New items on the menu in time for the summer season.

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KoriL
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The piano man was a great hit - so nice to hear live music!

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Nick
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server. Maddie was great. The food was very good and it was so nice to hear live music again.

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BobT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service.
Never disappointed going to Veneto.

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Staceygirl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We chose Veneto for dinner to celebrate after my daughter’s college graduation. It was a cute little restaurant, our waitress Maria was fantastic! She had a fun personality and was very accommodating. I have to say the noise level was extremely loud, and when we arrived the chef was making steak, which should not be an option on the menu in that small restaurant. They clearly did not have the proper ventilation for that option. The dining room was filled with smoke from it. Honestly I was surprised that the fire alarms were not set off due to the smoke, it was pretty thick. We ordered a couple pizzas and chicken parm. All of the food and drinks were great.

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JeffJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Our waitress was outstanding. The owner is Anti Cuomo, we will definitely be back

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AnnH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked the food and the casual atmosphere and would go there again

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Madi, was awesome, food was great and overall the staff was very pleasant. We’ll be back.

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PaulS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food Excellent food and service would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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AllysonD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always incredible at Veneto's. Highly recommend arancini appetizer.

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nancys
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! Our waitress Was a joy. Would go back in a heartbeat!!

FAQs

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta - Westside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (585) 622-9000.

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta - Westside is rated 4.6 stars by 119 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.