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Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2006
Veniero's is great. i've gone there numerous times and the desserts are great. I especially love their mousse cakes - a must try!
Posted by zorgclyde on 09/09/2006
This place does not deserve the hype: yes, it's got the 'old nostalgic' Italian-American bakery air going for it. Yes, it has probably a hundred or so dessert items. Still, this place was a disappointment when I went with my friends. First of all the dessert does not taste fresh at all - they say they make it every morning, but it taste like it's been sitting around forever. Besides freshness, pastries themselves don't even taste that great. Ok, but not that good. Service is spotty - our waiter never came around to check us or to get us our check. Atmosphere is touristy. I doubt I would come back here again except to show out-of-towners.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/17/2006
Every time I come here, I am never disappointed. The food is amazing and the cakes for any occasion would please anyone, they have some many choices. A cake that can feed 18 people, costs the most $40, which in New York is amaxing, other bakeries charge $150 to feed that many people. Also, when you sit down and have a slice there, the slices are huge, the size of two pieces at most restuarants. I love this place
Posted by Mary on 08/02/2006
I must agree with the first review that the cannolis may be the best in all of NY. The traditional Italian cookies are wonderful and the cakes are to die for. Great place to sit and have a pastery and espresso or to stop in and grab a dessert to go. Love it!
Posted by looloopoopie on 07/19/2006
I can't believe no one has taken the time to review Veniero's. Simply put, their pastries are absolutely divine. Their cannoli are, in my humble opinion, the best in the city; the shell is just thick and crunchy enough, and the filling is balanced across the board in regards to its density, sweetness, and mouthfeel. None of that overly dense, sickeningly sweet stuff with a hard-as-a-rock shell that Rocco's on Bleecker sells. You can't go wrong with the cookies either. Veniero's has every type of Italian baked good down to an art. Take a number: the line can get pretty long during those hours that beckon for an Italian pastry fix. The cafe proper, which at times can get a little rambunctious, still has a great, relaxed atmosphere, and chatting away with friends for a couple of hours at a time isn't uncommon. If I'm giving away one of New York's best kept secrets, shoot away. But I can't sing enough of the praises of the best Italian pastries around.