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Lento

274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
585-271-3470
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Ranked #32 of 1,097 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University Ave.
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77% Recommend
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English first
Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We made reservations for 5:30pm because happy hour is between 4-6pm. Decided to show up a bit early because I haven't driven in the area before. There's a parking lot across the restaurant so there's no need to park on the side of the road. Once we've entered the doors at 5:10pm, we met Mitch who we've made reservations with.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lento's menu changes regularly to reflect their local roots, and there is a nice variety of selections ranging from sausage to seafood, sure to please everyone. Save room for dessert - our cherry pie was divine.

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Brockport, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent food, well served. Not "lento" at all - at least not for us. The calamari appetizer was perfectly done, and huge. The two of us shared it and it could have easily been our main course. Everything fresh.

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Kingston, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The place was packed, and I was so happy I made reservations for the 8 of us! Parking was plentiful, but a bit of a walk as the restaurant is within a labyrinth of shops and eateries. The decor was eclectic and fun; it has unusual spaces and platforms to separate tables. The food was fun and unusual. They pride... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a graduation dinner for 7. For some of us, it was a first time visit but for others Lento is a tried and true return to Rochester venue. We elected to wait in the bar area and the bartender hit the mark with several specialties and customized orders. Once seated our server was very OK with our idea... More

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Bloomfield, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband, sister, and brother-in-law stopped at Lento before going to a concert at the Main Street Armory. The restuarant was only a short walk away. I was first exposed to the restaurant a few years ago at Rochester's Festival of Food- best chocolate milkshake and french fries I ever had! I have wanted to go ever since. I am... More

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Stratford, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were a party of 12 for graduation--their service was impeccable, as was our food. The chicken dish was perfect comfort food for one of us. Then the lobster salad did not disappoint, nor did the duck--crispy skin and moist inside. Worth the time for a "slow food" meal.

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Rochester, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lento is one of the best restaurants in Rochester. I've been here five or six times in the past two years. Their unpretentious (but upscale) menu is seasonal and always changing, although there are few constants, like the duck fat poutine. Ingredients are always fresh, many are locally sourced (if that sort of thing is important to you), and they're... More

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Fairport, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went to Lento for dinner before going to see Phantom. We always see the sign for the place as we go to the auditorium regularly. We went with friends, Bob and Barb. I checked the menu online and noticed that it changed daily. When I called to make a reservation I mentioned that we had a picky eater in... More

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Brockport, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I recently had my bridal shower here and it was fantastic! They were very accomidating to our party of 8, even when it came down to a few separate checks. The food is fantastic, the drinks are great, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming! They have great specials throughout the week as well. We will, without a doubt, be... More

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