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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta, Rochester, NY

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

4.7
4.7
531 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (585) 454-5444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Off-site Catering Menu is available. Pick up or Delivery. Call Donald 585-414-8777 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Donald 585-414-8777 for Private Parties

  • Neighborhood

    Rochester

  • Cross street

    Union

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 531 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western New York

    Best Value

  • Western New York

    Fit for Foodies

  • Western New York

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Western New York

    Italian

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  1. ML

    MargaretL

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waiter could not have been nicer. The food is fresh, fine, and this is basically a-red sauce Italian American restaurant, so don’t expect Lydia’s dishes . The Margarita was exceptional!
  2. RM

    RobM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to share a couple wood fired pizzas with friends. Start out with a salad and drinks. I had the Wedge salad. We live in the neighborhood walked over for another great meal
  3. m

    marko

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We have eaten here several times over the last 10 years. Always pleasant employees. Great tasting food. Enjoyable ambiance. I always leave feeling I have had an enjoyable time and a good meal for the price.
  4. JM

    JaredM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Veneto’s is an excellent Italian restaurant with very friendly staff! It is somewhat crowded, and naturally a bit loud but personally I don’t mind it too much. Prices are a bit high for their portion sizes but the quality is very high and definitely worth it overall, especially with how friendly the waiters and waitresses are. Would definitely recommend Veneto!
  5. KF

    KurtF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ian was our waiter and did an awesome job. Everything was perfectly timed and we never felt rushed. We asked for an extra piece of Brushetta because there were five in our party. He made that happen. The food was very enjoyable and the atmosphere was lively and fun. Can’t wait to go back.
  6. EW

    EricaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here! It was a perfect delight for our anniversary!!
  7. g

    guest

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Our Pasta was severely undercooked. Preferably we would have had our pasta come out Al dente. Unfortunately, there were noodles that were still crunchy. The waitress was great and rushed it back to the kitchen, unfortunately when it came back, it was "Warmer" but not cooked thoroughly.
  8. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great good and great service! Brian us the best!
  9. d

    deidreh

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was wonderful except the food took a long time and we couldn’t finish it as we had a concert.
  10. DS

    DarleneS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from start to finish. Very helpful and accommodating for a large group. Food was fantastic and the service was very good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice couple experience. Fun to sit at counter and watch pizzas being made in the oven!
  12. KP

    KiraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our first time there! It was wonderful and the staff was awesome! Will definitely go back!!
  13. LS

    LoriS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Seats were very tight -food was excellent . Took a a super long time to get our dinners but with the wait. Appetizers were awesome!
  14. TB

    TomB

    New York Area

    194 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I enjoyed the Veneto Salad and the Rustica Pizza. Adair W. was helpful with his beer recommendation for a draft beer. Reasonable prices and tasty food will bring me back the next time I am in Rochester.
  15. DY

    DeniseY

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service and food.
  16. C

    Chrisb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had counter seats, which were just fine - the food was great, we will definitely go back!
  17. RB

    RogerB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday Sauce! Service was professional and friendly. Highly recommend Veneto.
  18. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The pizza was very good. The Butternut Squash Ravioli special had way too much garlic, for both my companion and me, and too little squash. Service was good
  19. JM

    JoeM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6pm table for two followed by Shakespeare at the Temple Theater. Reservation and parking convenient. Selections and ambiance ample. Sicilian Salad and Pasta Rustico to dish. Prosecco and Chardonay to settle it all. Will be back when downtown bound.
  20. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    First off: FABULOUS food and excellent service!! :) Yes, you pay for it - but worth every penny, 100%. The only thing that was tough on us oldsters was that it was Loud (well, duh, 6:00pm on Friday night?! What did you expect, oh silly person? ;). It just made conversation difficult. Oh well! Frankly, the joint was jumping and I’m glad- I want this place to stick around! Looking forward to another visit- on a weeknight! ;)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and food, waitress was phenomenal.
  22. DM

    DavidM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    The Sweet and Spicy Shrimp was excellent. Highly recommend. However, the Wood fired pizza was blackened. Bummer. Have not experienced this before. Very good selections of wine by the bottle, however, the selection of wine by the glass (particularly reds) is quite limited. The service was outstanding. Be sure to ask for a free parking pass for the lot next door or use the metered parking on the street vs. paying $10 to park in the lot. Definitely recommend Venetos. A great place for a meal before movies at Little or a play at GEVA>
  23. MG

    MarybethG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chicken Marsala I've ever had! Great service, great atmosphere. Will definitely be going back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and wine were fantastic! Went with the server/bartender recommended entree and was not disappointed! Friendly staff, comfortable seating and ambiance was great.
  25. ZL

    ZinaL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aliyah is an excellent server, she made the evening perfect! Our meal was spectacular, as always. We recommend Veneto for a classy evening out.
  26. MA

    MaryA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was top notch - very accommodating for my sons birthday party. Food was great. Will definitely return.
  27. DC

    DonnaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Outside dining was our choice at the end of summer but were seated directly under the speakers that were apparently playing music for the neighborhood they were so loud. We asked it be turned down as we couldn’t hear each other speak. They did not turn it down until we asked for our check. Food was mediocre at best. Pre-pandemic o e of my favorite places. Now will not return. Too many other better restaurants in the area with friendlier hosts.
  28. MS

    MarvS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent great service bar tender was great makes a great drink
  29. t

    tzariza

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is a very nice pizza place with authentic atmosphere
  30. SJ

    StacyJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was very friendly & efficient, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing.
  31. DS

    DennisS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time there with friends. We all enjoyed the whole experience, food, ambiance, and service. We will be back.
  32. NC

    NoahC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, beer list isn't great, fantastic desert, food took a little long to come out.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall pleasant experience, server was friendly and attentive, noise level a bit high but a good vibe
  34. VM

    VinceM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was great. Def will be back again
  35. KG

    KimG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food as always! Fresh squeezed margaritas were amazing!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come from an large Italian baking family and eat out at least once per week. I think Veneto is outstanding! Food is delicious! Service is outstanding! Ambiance is perfect! I strongly recommend to everyone!
  37. SB

    StaceyB

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service only topped by the great food. Love the ambiance. Utica Greens are the fav! Pizzas are amazing and so were the pasta and meat dishes.
  38. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Veneto’s! The food is great and the staff are wonderful!
  39. K

    K2tno

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Venetos! Whether sitting at the bar for an app and glass of wine before heading to a movie at The Little Theatre or meeting friends for dinner - the food is always amazing. The wedge salad is to die for! The waitstaff is attentive, and the host is always so nice, friendly, and accommodating.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Definitely a gem in Rochester!

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

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 4.7 stars by 531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

318 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Union

  • Neighborhood

    Rochester

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (585) 454-5444

  • Catering

    Off-site Catering Menu is available. Pick up or Delivery. Call Donald 585-414-8777 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Donald 585-414-8777 for Private Parties

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