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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.9 km from Union Square
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Somehow we'd missed this place, has been around since 1890 or so. Very good cheesecake, had Irish coffees with it. Atmosphere reminds of Ferrera's in Little Italy.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

Go to Ferraras instead! I’m Italian American and my family has come here for generations. It seems like every time I come here, the service is worse and worse! I give my order st the counter and someone always says I’ll meet you at the...front if you have cash. I go to the counter and they are nowhere to be found. Confusion all around. I ask another customer if she’s waiting to pay as I am and she says no, she’s waiting to order. They used to take numbers here like a deli. There is usually a large crowd and it’s always chaotic. All I wanted was a coffee and two pastries. The guy that took my order disappeared and I never got what so asked for. I will go to other bakeries.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

Veniero's has been an East Village staple for almost 130 years. You walk in and you almost feel transported to another time. The place is full of brightly lit glass cases, filled to the brim with delightful Italian treats made fresh in-house daily. They serve...cheesecakes, cannolis, Italian butter cookies, and the most beautiful, elaborate cakes. Many of their pastries and cakes are topped with fresh fruit. My husband had the rich, moist tiramisu (flavors of cocoa, coffee, and mascarpone). He found it so delightful and dug in so deeply that his face was covered with chocolate afterward, like a kid! We also had the macaroons, which were chocolaty, just the right kind of chewy, and full of tasty coconut. I had the mini New York cheesecake with fruit on top. It was creamy and tangy. I don't think I've ever had REAL New York cheesecake until now. The employees are so helpful and nice! They wrapped all our goods up in paper and neat little branded boxes. They have a dining area with warm stained-glass windows and pressed tin that I would love to check out later. It would be a great low-maintenance, casual first date. Or stop by for a treat anytime.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Over many years we have eaten here or done take out from the bakery. These are the best cannoli's, and are the gold standard for us. All the bakery items are a treat

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

My sister Bought some pastries. 1 lb cookies, a cannoli and baba rum. They really rushed her, charged her $42 and pocketed the $20 without a receipt. Then claimed she gave her the change and the receipt. Don't use cash there!!!! Pastries were okay, nothing...special and certainly not like what you get in Italy.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

On our last evening visiting Manhattan, our daughter who has resided in the East Village for the past five years, treated my wife and I to an absolutely divine experience at Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe. When we first entered the café, we were overwhelmed by...the wonderful types of cakes, cookies and pastries that were on full display. I felt like a 5-year-old entering a huge candy store, overwhelmed by too much choice. The ambience in the café definitely had a wonderful 1930’s feel to it. We were graciously greeted and promptly given a table. It took the three of us a while to determine what we wanted as there were many great selections. Although I absolutely love Tiramisu; I chose the Coconut cake which was one of my other favourites. My wife chose the New York Cheesecake 6 inch with strawberries; while my daughter ordered the Dark Chocolate Layer Cake slide. We each shared a part of our own dessert with each other which was nice. Each dessert was absolutely delicious. Overall, I would give the highest marks to the quality of the desserts, to the wonderful ambience and definitely for the prompt, courteous, and efficient staff.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023

My, oh, my! So many choices! And each one is better than the next. How wonderful it was to sit in a cafe that is about 130 years old. Great service, wonderful selection and each bite was better than the next. I highly recommend this...spot, but be sure to go with an appetite. You're in for some decadence; the pastries are rich and delicous!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2022 via mobile

Waiting in line to get in always makes it more worth it. The pastries, cheese cakes and cookies are among the best in NYC. I can never stop coming here.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

On a recent vist to NYC, my husband was looking for Baba Rum and we were having trouble finding it. This bakery has them, large and small. We preferred the small ones because they were less boozy. We also got the chocolate covered cannolis with...vanilla creme and chocolate creme cannolis. The amazing selection of items in the case reminded us of my father's 1970 era bakery; yes, he was from New York. Don't miss this opportunity if you are in the area!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 14 September 2022

Cheesecake - Sicilian R × 1 $7.50 Made with sweet creamy ricotta cheese, chocolate chips & glazed cherries in a yellow sponge infused wuth rum flavoring. Millefoglie - Strawberry R × 1 $6.00 Fresh strawberries accent this flakey pastry filled with bavarian cream and topped...with powdered sugar. Italian Cheesecake R ($12.50/lb) × 0.52 lb $6.50 Made with the finest ricotta cheese. Per Lb Zuppa Inglese R ($13.00/lb) × 0.61 lb $7.93 Layers of golden sponge cake soaked in a rum flavoring, filled with layers of vanilla & chocolate custard, covered with fresh butter cream... Espresso C × 1 $5.50 Double Regular $0.00 Papatelle Regular R ($11.00/lb) × 0.51 lb $5.61 Df. Loaded with almonds & flavored with hioneyMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

We walked and walked to find this pastry shop. It is so worth the trek. We devoured the cannolis and the fruit tarts. There are no tables/chairs to sit and eat so we found the closest park.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 January 2022

Fantastic pastries at this institution in East Village. The NY cheesecake is very tasty and don’t get me started on the cannoli. A must try while in NYC.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2021

Just got a lobster tail from a kind soul that thought if he. Been here a few tines and am always in awe of their selection. Lobster Tail cream so freshhhhhhhh. Exciting.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2021

I did a search on "Best Cheesecake in NYC" and this place came up. We were nearby and thought we'd give it a try. All of the desserts in the cases looked amazing. They brought several cakes out and they all looked wonderful. I was...anticipating a great cheesecake. I was disappointed. It was ok, but not great. I should have tried something different.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 25 October 2021

Veniero's has been around for 5 generations, and we understand why. We had never heard of it but found it while walking neighborhoods in NYC, and decided to test our loyalty to other Little Italy pastry shops. We bought several mini-pastries, cannolis, and a Napoleon...pastry to give Veniero's a fair shot. We found the pastries to be delicious -- lots of variety and almost too many choices, making me very slow to order. We sampled them during our 4 hr. drive back to Virginia. Eager to sample more!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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VENIERO'S PASTICCERIA & CAFFE, New York City - East Village - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4