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Veneto Woodfired Pizza & Pasta

318 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604-2610
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Ranked #37 of 1,096 restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Veneto is a casual dining restaurant located in downtown Rochester's East End district. For 13 years, we've specialized in from-scratch, light Italian food in an old world atmosphere. Our atmosphere is upscale, yet casual. The kitchen is our centerpiece, as it should be, and set up so that you may watch your meals being prepared right in front of you. The exposed brick in our 150+ year old building and wood furniture provides a warmth and if that's not enough, the wood fired pizza oven reaches 600 degrees. We'd be honored if you would dine with us and let the food, service, and ambiance speak for itself.Our Signature offerings include wood-fired pizzas and hand-made pastas.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Veneto is a casual dining restaurant located in downtown Rochester's East End district. For 13 years, we've specialized in from-scratch, light Italian food in an old world atmosphere. Our atmosphere is upscale, yet casual. The kitchen is our centerpiece, as it should be, and set up so that you may watch your meals being prepared right in front of you. The exposed brick in our 150+ year old building and wood furniture provides a warmth and if that's not enough, the wood fired pizza oven reaches 600 degrees. We'd be honored if you would dine with us and let the food, service, and ambiance speak for itself.Our Signature offerings include wood-fired pizzas and hand-made pastas.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Push beyond the outside of the building and go into Vento's. Was there for a work trip and met old friends who just moved to the city and hadn't been. We all enjoyed some good wine, great service and a full range of menu options. The specials were especially enticing. Great to have a gluten free option (pasta) as well!

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Rochester, New York
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252 reviews 252 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We enjoyed a light dinner there last evening during the Jazz Fest, sitting at the food bar watching the activity in the open kitchen. The mushroom pizza was excellent and the spinach salad was fresh with nice crunchy and sweet/tart touches. The wine selection is above average, but perhaps a little overpriced. Service was prompt, professional and personable. Overall a... More

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Rochester, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our friends asked us to join them at Venetos after they had dined there a couple of times. I had wanted to try it so this was a good excuse. I always had the feeling that it was crowded and hard to get a table. False. Yes, our reservations were at 5:30 on Friday evening but it was during the... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Great wood fired pizza. Passable everything else. Good location downtown. Street parking which I can usually find nearby otherwise there's a paid parking lot right next to it. Outdoor seating which is a good plus when the weather is good. The place isn't too big but I've never had difficulty finding seating even without a reservation. The kitchen area is... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was traveling alone so it's a nice restaurant where easy to sit at the bar and enjoy your meal with a glass of wine. The pizza and salad very good, pastas looked worth trying.

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great Food. Friendly Service. Fair prices. We always enjoy our dining experience at Veneto's. It is one of our favorites.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with friends prior to going to the Little Theater. Everyone enjoyed theirs meals. Two of us had the specials which were very good. The menu is a little limited but they always have three or four interesting specials.

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Henrietta, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Veneto is our favorite restaurant in Rochester. We love the friendly staff, the charming brick decor, the roaring wood-fired oven. On this evening we had a local Finger Lakes Riesling paired with the Rustica pizza for my husband, and the Bianca pizza for me. The crust was, as usual, perfectly cooked--crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Super fresh... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is an intimate up-scale restaurant. It is casual, cozy and good. It has a varied menu but a allow a little bit of time. Perfect for dinner when going out for a movie at the Little Theatre! I have never been disappointed!

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Rochester, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is one of my go to spots in Rochester. I love to sit at the bar and eat. I get to watch the chefs prepare meals and chat with the friendly staff. I especially love the pizzas. But never turn down a special they have.

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