Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

4.7
232 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 232 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Manderline
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arancini, formaggio pizza, pasta con fungi was amazing!! The waiter was wonderful as well!

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ReginaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome all around! We will be going back ...

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CatheM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lunch on a Thursday - COVID indoor guidelines are in place and felt very safe. The food was good, and plentiful.

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was and service was great! Took longer than anticipated to get food, but we had great company! Overall great place!

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MarvS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner 🥘 was great chicken 🐔 Marcelo was delicious 🤤 wine 🍷 was great service and food were number one love ❤️ veneto

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joannef
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time eating in their outdoor ‘igloo’. Very comfortable. Service was fantastic and food was just as good!

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MikeA
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Good interior design. Very nice staff. A bit too high as for prices if you ask me. (but judge yourself - there is a menu here to check)

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LucyC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day and the food was good and service was wonderful. A fun night

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DonnaP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After several months of avoiding indoor dining, we went back to Veneto and felt perfectly safe eating indoors. They practice social distancing, masking, and repetitive cleaning to maximize safety. It’s a favorite restaurant of ours, and we were happy to get back to to their friendly and efficient service and spectacular food.

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Darcy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the wood fired pizza & my bf loves the steak..really great food & atmosphere that wont break the bank.

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KatieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be able to go to dinner again at Venetos!! Once of our favorite restaurants in Rochester. The food is excellent and the wait staff are always friendly and so fun to watch. LOVE this place

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TomM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very friendly server but the kitchen was very slow. We waited 30-40 mins for our food. The waitress only came over once or twice during that time. The pasta dish was finished earlier than the pizza and we saw it waiting in the counter. It was a bit cold when it got to the table. Taste of both were good.

The atmosphere is very nice but we kept getting blasted with cold air every time the door was opened. Perhaps a divider of some sort would be helpful.

Parking was very convenient.

Overall a good evening. Not sure I would make an extra effort to go again.

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Nikkidikki
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent. Service is great. Love Veneto!!

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MarvS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good 😌 service good food and great 👍 wine love this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just in Rochester for the evening from Buffalo and decided to stop here for dinner. I am so glad we did! The service was wonderful and the brick oven pizza is delicious! We will definitely be back the next time we find ourselves in Rochester!

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MeaghanB
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with a salad, and got a pizza and a pasta dish to share for our entree. It was delicious but we couldn’t even finish it all because we were so full! Will definitely be back :)

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David
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good! We were in from out of Town, and chose it because it looks like there was enough variety on the menu that everyone would be happy. We were right! All around win!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Never have had a bad experience and the menu prices
are very reasonable!!!

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StaceyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and even better food.

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vipAnthony
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Veneto offers well made Mediterranean dishes, a great ambiance, and good service. We having coming here for years.

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MaryL
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious! The staff was friendly, courteous & professional. Felt very safe (considering these times). I hope we will be able to go back soon, but if we can't we will definitely order take-out.

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Italy
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the last night of dining on the sidewalk. What a beautiful night! What yummy food!

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vipMice
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sever and delish meal!

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vipKLynn
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Warm, gracious and professional service as always. Food predictably tasty. Feels safe to eat there, even inside, which is saying a lot. Only wish is to have more discernible steak taste on the prime rib pizza, but it was delicious nonetheless.

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MarvS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great 😊 service was great 👍 love ❤️ to have dinner at Veneto with my friends and family

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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal at Veneto. Pizzas were excellent. Service could not have been better. Great to see them sanitizing other tables and chairs in between customers and taking all the precautions. Felt very safe. Highly recommended.

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viptpmedia
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
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 on 24 October 2020
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
31 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!

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 232 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.