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“Simple, fresh, well made pizza and pasta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Veneto Woodfired Pizza & Pasta

Veneto Woodfired Pizza & Pasta
318 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604-2610
5854545444
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Ranked #130 of 1,011 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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.
Denton, Texas
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Simple, fresh, well made pizza and pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I travel to Rochester regularly but this is my first visit to Veneto. One of my friends suggested it and I'm happy that he did. The menu is simple: appetizers, salads, pizzas and pastas. (There was a steak on the menu that also sounded appealing but I had pasta on my mind) The restaurant is easy to find with lots of parking. We were quickly greeted and seated and the waitress gave us a thorough reveiew of the specials: I opted for prosciutto wraps ($10.00)
caesar salad, and fettucine with a vodka sauce. The prosciutto wraps would easily have been enough for four but the two of us enjoyed them all. The caesar salad was fresh and well seasoned. The vodka sauce was very rich and delicious. The wines by the glass were good simple selections. In summary: simple selections, well executed, excellent service at a very reasonable price. Its a formula for success and Veneto does it VERY WELL. I hope to go back on my next visit to Rochester.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Consistently great service and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We go to Veneto about once a month. It is a great go-to restaurant to get a simple pasta or pizza dinner. The Caesar salad is fresh and comes with real anchovies. The pasta is made to order. All the pastas can have chicken added. The vodka sauce pasta is our favorite. The pizzas are thin crusted with great ingredients -- chicken, mushrooms, cheeses,etc.
The servers are great and usually remember what we have ordered in the past. Dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine is less than $70. Highly recommend

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Casual, good pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

One of the very few places in Rochester that offers thin crust brick oven pizza. Small restaurant with small tables close to each other.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Highly recommend the mushroom pizza!!! absolutely delicious! ....craving it now! :)
A popular restaurant so be prepared to wait on the weekends or be sure you call ahead! You can sit at the bar, but I've found that the service is not that great at the bar as they are usually waiting on tables as well.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, New York
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“a treasure in the heart of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great location, free parking on Union Street, good menu, great service, good value. My wife and my favorite restaurant in Rochester

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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