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Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe

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Neighborhood:
East Village
Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian
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342 E 11th St, New York City, NY 10003
(212) 674-7070
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Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Italian Pastry Shop in THE WORLD

I was born and raised 5 minutes from Venieros, and my parents still live in my childhood apartment, so I have understandably been a loyal lifelong customer (30+ years). I have also had the opportunity to try pastries from all over Europe, and let me tell you that you will not find anything better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
delphi927
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I was born and raised 5 minutes from Venieros, and my parents still live in my childhood apartment, so I have understandably been a loyal lifelong customer (30+ years). I have also had the opportunity to try pastries from all over Europe, and let me tell you that you will not find anything better than Veniero's. I know that's a... More 

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seattle WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went with family for a birthday party, and the cake was to die for. OMG, it was the best cake I've ever had. They also sell bisque tortoni, a simply wonderful ice cream-like delight. It has a soft almond and nutmeg flavor and is served in small paper cups for the outrageous price of $3.75...but worth every cent. These two... More 

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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is the best Italian Pasticceria in NYC. I go there every year and get frozen Sfogliatelle's for my parents and bring them home to them every XMas. My dad just passed away this year, but he used to make them and I would bring them frozen so he could smell them during baking. This year I continuned the traditon... More 

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New York City, New York
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156 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can make a complete meal out of all the pastries :-) It's a staple for late night, post-dinner desserts in the East Village. Save room after dinner and walk here so you can feel comfortable wolfing down the sweets.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have been coming here for almost 30 years, both to take out (cookies, Cheese Cake, etc.) or to stop for a coffee (maybe with a pastry or some sorbetto). During an 8 year absence from NY (we lived in Holland) we still craved this cheese cake so much, so whenever we visited NYC we always picked up one or... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Despite living in NJ, we come here a lot and have been for years. Try everything. You may have to wait a bit on line. Gives you time to think about buying more than you may need!! I love the gelato, Italian cheese cake, St Joseph's pastries and pignoli cookies.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The takeout line was incredibly long and we were able to get a full service table. Coffee selection was great and then the decision about what to try was not an easy one. Their Neapolitan was not a tradition flaky pastry. It was more cake like. The flavor was off and tasted like they used saccharin.

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fort lee , new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Tasted this cake which was really beautifully made; not just the design. Be prepared to wait as this bakery may be NYC's oldest and highly regarded.

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Ogunquit
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28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My dad grew up around the block from Venieros so it's been our tradition to drive in at Christmas time to buy some of their fabulous cookies and pastry. We got there super early on the Saturday before Christmas and they weren't due to open until 8 am. It was 7:45, so we decided to huddle by the doorway until... More 

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NJ
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We enjoyed a late dessert here last night. Very crowded but we were seated very quickly. Gelato very good, I had the chocolate windmill - tasty chocolate concoction. Canoli are very good. All the desserts we tasted were delicioius. Coffees were wonderful too. Service is very slow and if I were waiting for a table I wouldn't be happy. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 342 E 11th St, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 674-7070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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