Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

4.7
205 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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viptpmedia
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Sauce at Veneto has become a regular high note for us nearly weekly. The Veneto recipe is simply superb. And the meatballs are to die for.

The ambiance and service at Veneto are always top notch. We feel welcomed and deeply appreciated.

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Jill
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us came from hours away to visit our girls at college and went to Veneto's for dinner. They accommodated all 7 of us and even let us be seated early since we had nothing else to do to kill time. Food was amazing - service was quick and pleasant and next time I am back up there, I will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, server was knowledgeable and very friendly. Salads and pizzas were delicious! Ambience is very welcoming. Definitely will return. Very enjoyable

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JerryP
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. I love the sauce on the Margherita pizza and our server, Aaliyah was awesome! Love Veneto!

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KimJ
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arancini was amazing! Also enjoyed the margherita pizza.

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Vincea
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every employee was courteous and respectful. Made it a very comfortable night talking with everybody that was involved with Veneto. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy sitting at the bar and watching the cooks do their thing !!

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ThomasM
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Veneto has consistently great food and service. It’s a great little spot downtown.

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jen263
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arancini's are a must!

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EileenS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We would highly recommend Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta. We ate outdoors so there was some noise from cars and motorcycles passing by, but other than that our dining experience was excellent. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and very professional. Our waitress made a meal suggestion and we thoroughly enjoyed her choice. If we lived nearby, we would definitely make this restaurant one of our "go to" places!

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JanieBird
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The comprehensive yet brief menu is just right, featuring pasta, pizza, and salads with a small variety of entrees - great choices but not overwhelming. A clearly experienced server offered just the right amount of attention, and didn't hesitate to entertain my request to modify a certain pizza with a flavored olive oil base vs pesto.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband had a shrimp and scallop pasta meal and he said it was much too peppery. The other three of us had meals that were great

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Mason
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. This restaurant has a great vibe and is one of Rochester’s stable’s. Good for a date night or business meeting

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vipPetrI
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian restaurant not far from Neighborhood of the Arts. Recommended after visiting MAG and/or George Eastman museum.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto's was absolutely amazing. The best date I've ever been on. We got the bruschetta and Pollo pizza with a Finger Lakes reisling and it was perfect. Would be regulars if we lived in the area!

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Venetto is always amazing. Our server was great and gave us plenty of time as we were in no rush to eat. We were enjoying the beautiful weather.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was fantastic.

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VinceD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our server Aleah (?) Was excellent. Thanks! Vince

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vipKimC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal while visiting Rochester dropping my son off @ RIT . Ambiance , service and Safety protocols were all great. The only issue I had was a $25 parking ticket from the lot next to the restaurant. Who charges that on a Saturday night. Not very friendly for restaurant trying to survive during COVID .

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justinh
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, we sat at the bar and couldn't have asked for more the food came out quick. We had key lime pie for dessert and it was exceptionally good maybe one of the best I've ever had! Would 100% go again

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MickD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the bread I believe is made in house. It arrived hot with a very crispy crust and a soft, chewy center. The entrees arrived fairly quickly. The portions are large. We were able to get 2 meals out of both. I wish we had room to try the dessert. Maybe next time because we will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto was fantastic. The pasta was authentic Italian and the pizza was incredible. All around amazing experience. Our service was top notch!

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Guido
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Portions very small nothing to write home about service was kind of slow for the amount of people

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SammyP
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Rochester, seriously! The atmosphere was so cute and our waitress was SO nice. She labeled all of our left-over boxes. I wish I remembered her name because she was just so sweet. They had a special for 2 side salads, 2 entrees, dessert, and a bottle of wine for $65. We asked to take one of the salads home and same with the wine if we didn’t finish it. I got the pasta with vodka sauce and my boyfriend got the chicken parm. The chicken was amazing. You could tell it was a homemade breadcrumb recipe, it was delicious. It came with 1 1/2 pieces of chicken and a ton of spaghetti! The vodka sauce was amazing and the portion was huge. We had enough food for dinner the next day. The dessert was 2 cannolis and we had 1 there and took the other to go. The cream was so good. If you are looking for a nice Italian restaurant, I would 10/10 recommend going here. We will definitely be going back!

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Althefoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Delicious red sauce, but a little too much sauce on my wife’s Margarita. My white pizza was outstanding.

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The server was great. My daughter wanted something more simple to eat and she made sure that we got the dish made to order.

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Paulyd
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Each dish was better than the next. There was a steady stream of take out pizzas so I think we’ll have to try that next. Service was outstanding. Prices reasonable.

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TomZ
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server was outstanding. Have been there in the past but our experience this time was the best we ever had.

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Sharon
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Bruschetta appetizer was to die for as well as our dinners. My husband had the Pasta con Funghi and I had the Black Angus Steak Salad. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was decadent. Our waitress, Susie, was very friendly and efficient. We love that place.

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! I’ve never had a bad meal . I’m coming back soon ! Great service as always !!

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BrendaV
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to eat since March, very happy it was Veneto. Our first time there and it was a Birthday Dinner. Everything was Wonderful from the time we walked in the door We ordered Traditional Margarita wood fired Pizza, GF Primavera Pizza which was out of this world with flavors, Pasta Rustica and Home made Ricotta Gnocchi with the Pesto Cream ... You can see into the pizza kitchen area and it was fun to see them create our pizzas... EVERYTHING was AWESOME! Caring service... Will be going back to try more!

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KathleenA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The bread is fantastic. The pasta rustica was very good as was the chicken parm. Once the waitress came the service was very good. There seemed to be some confusion as to who our waitress was supposed to be. Venetos has been a favorite restaurant of ours for many years.

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KLynn
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veneto is always such a welcoming spot, with very good food. I think they've even kicked it up a notch now! The chicken french may have been the best I've had in a restaurant.

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great place! I would highly recommend Veneto

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PFWBUB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have eaten here many times over the years. It is still as good as ever. We ate inside and were pretty isolated from everyone except our waitress, who wore a mask. The food and service were quite good. We'll be back again.

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RachelJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal at Veneto. My daughter and I always go before RBTL shows. This time we went with the whole family for her 20th bday. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The service was excellent, and for 6 people the bill was under $150. I thought that was pretty good!!

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JeffO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wood fired pizza is to die for, pasta dishes are also amazing... Great ambiance and great Service every time we go!

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ROBERTK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. No real complaints to speak of

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Chuck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first experience and it won't be the last!!! Great relaxing ambiance!

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CatS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken parm and amazing pizzas! Bruschetta and greens were a great appetizer !

FAQs

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

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 205 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 bookings at the moment.