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Lento

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American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111 (University Ave.)
585-271-3470
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 14
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine meal at Lento

Three of us in Rochester on business enjoyed a nice meal at Lento. Service was a bit slow--even though the restaurant was not busy. Not a problem, but I really don't like to have to wait to pay the bill. Food was very good. Indulged in vegetarian poutine as an appetizer--really nice. Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Im_with_Bobo
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Upstate, NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An interesting restaurant with a commitment to farm to table food, Lento does a good job of sourcing local goods that are sustainably farmed. The wine list is adventurous and the dinner menu well balanced. The bad news is the restaurant's name seems to refer to the service rather than the style of preparing food. Slow service is one thing,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Honestly, some very incredible and delicious food. I order the duck special with bread pudding which was amazing and my boyfriend ordered the pork chops which he referred to as "the best pork chops he had ever had in his life." I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone! You can truly taste the difference in the food and I... More 

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Upstate, NY
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Three of us in Rochester on business enjoyed a nice meal at Lento. Service was a bit slow--even though the restaurant was not busy. Not a problem, but I really don't like to have to wait to pay the bill. Food was very good. Indulged in vegetarian poutine as an appetizer--really nice. Also excellent calamari. Salads were excellent. Companion enjoyed... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Wow, what a great place. Lento specializes in local farm-to-table cuisine, so not only is the food fabulous, you’re patronizing local growers and being good to the environment! I had the duck paté with a sprinkling of rough salt, which came with sweet pickled onions and slices of good French bread. I also had by the lobster salad, and both... More 

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Victor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If I'm going to spend nearly $400 for dinner with 3 kids and 3 adults with minimal drinks, I'm going to expect a bit higher level of presence from the waitstaff. Water glasses unfilled, large blocks of absences after food was served...simple things that a high end restaurant shouldn't miss. And though 2.5 hours is fine by me, my kids... More 

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staten island, ny
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Food was excellent - all locally sourced, so very fresh. Wine and Cider from the Finger Lakes as well. Service was a little slow, and they were late with one of six appetizers. Creative menu and portions were well-sized

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Grantsville, Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

For the prices, I expected better service. The food almost made-up for the service -- it was exceptional. I don't think the service was wait-staff but she could have done a better job of explaining the delays.

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Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I guess farm-to-table equals more expensive thus making this a difficult review to write. While in general the food was very tasty the portions for the price were very small. For example: We ordered their poutine which was quite good, though it could have used a bit more gravy. The price for it was reasonable for gourmet poutine... BUT I... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here was 5 star. Although the menu changes seasonally, the Mezzalunas stuffed with goat cheese were light but filling. Don't miss the olives on the appetizer menu. If you have a little room at the end, order the local cheese plate. The portion sizes at this restaurant are perfect for ladies. The Hosmer unoaked Chardonnay was special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I had a big date night: movie and a dinner! We had been to Lento previously, but had forgotten how perfect the food & service was! We started with the Beet salad and the gnocchi with spring vegetables! Perfection! For entrees we had a mild fish over seafood & pea risotto and pork shoulder pasta. Again, perfection!... More 

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Additional Information about Lento

Address: 274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
Phone Number: 585-271-3470
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
    (University Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-3470

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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