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Lento

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American, International, Contemporary
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274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111 (University Ave.)
585-271-3470
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific, tasty meal!

Recently went here for a casual business dinner with 4 colleagues. Staff was very accommodating when we wanted to move inside. We each had fried olive stuffed with hazelnut paste appetizer which is a must try for olive fans I ordered the Casear salad with anchovies and shared gnocchi appetizer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Rochester, NY
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Upstate New York
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our server Julie was very attentive and helpful. Good wine list including Finger Lakes wines [more whites than reds], markup less than many other places. Salads and entrees were delicious - only quibble was that food was over salted. Back room was relatively quiet for conversation. Very good dinner - will return!

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Chester, Connecticut
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

I had heard so many great things about Lento. Upon arrival, it is very cute and the location is very chic. The farm to table idea is fantastic, but the food was just ok. It was a Monday evening and the menu had only a couple of entrees and one was sold out. A bit disappointing. Not sure we wi... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Had high expectations for this Rochester NY local upscale dining place. Building, decor and atmosphere excellent. Waitstaff excellent. Menu certainly looked promising, so we tried several things, making a meal of apps, salad and entree. Cheese plate was excellent. We're a bit Wisconsin cheese picky, so an excellent rating for non-Wisconsin cheese is a good start. The pork belly sliders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Amazing food all made fresh and all local grown. Prepared beautifully by a very talented group a wonderful new chef.

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Rochester, NY
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Recently went here for a casual business dinner with 4 colleagues. Staff was very accommodating when we wanted to move inside. We each had fried olive stuffed with hazelnut paste appetizer which is a must try for olive fans I ordered the Casear salad with anchovies and shared gnocchi appetizer and fried calamari. The salad was fresh and the gnocchi... More 

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Grand Island, NY
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We recently went to Lento for a special family celebration, and had a table of 7 for dinner. Our experience could not have been better - especially considering 3 in our group are carnivores, and 3 are strict vegetarians. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly, and delicious. The best part was our server, Julie - she was incredibly nice, friendly,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was my first time at the restaurant. A friend had mentioned earlier in the day that her & her husband didn't really like it there so I was skeptical. I'm happy to say that I was very happy that I kept an open mind. The food was absolutely fantastic & the cocktails were awesome. There were 4 of us... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a gift certificate and reluctantly went to Lento, prepared not to like it. Luckily, we were surprised. While there was some sticker shock we managed to enjoy a nice meal for under $50. We shared a huge bowl of Vegetarian Poutine which was heaven. Then we again shared a delicious salad and veggie burger. (what is happening to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We recently returned to Lento - one of our very favorite restaurants - with out of town family and, yet again, we were treated to impeccable service, the freshest of ingredients, prepared and served with finesse and skill. The raw bar featured a wide variety of oysters (The Beau Soliel were delectable!), plus shrimp, lobster tails, etc. The Grilled Sardine... More 

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Rochester, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was our first visit here after hearing about Lento for a while now. I think the concept of farm to table and locally sources ingredients is great and places that practice these should be supported, so I was happy to try Lento. We were there on a Saturday night with another couple and the place was not very busy,... More 

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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, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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?