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Lento

274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111
585-271-3470
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Ranked #41 of 1,096 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
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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English first
New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Very nice atmosphere and outstanding host and waiter staff. The reviews that say they run out of menu items are right but that should be expected at a nice restaurant that isn't a food factory. Many delightful items to choose from nonetheless. Good wine list and the waiter had an excellent bottle rec. Great dessert too.

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New York City, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We came in with a reservation at 8pm with a party of five, waited almost twenty minutes to be seated, fine. It was SO LOUD I could hardly hear my party members (remember there were only five of us). No specials offered from the server so we guessed there were none. (VERY LOUD AND NOISY JUST REMEMBER!) It seemed as... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Service at this long-time favorite has fallen off. What used to be a reliable evening is now consistently less than expected. We had a reservation and when we arrived were told that there were others (whose reservation times were 30 min before ours) were still waiting to be seated. We were not invited to find a seat at the bar,... More

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Rochester Ny Area
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323 reviews 323 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

the village gate building itself contains many small shops; several restaurants; and isn't very pretty in its neighborhood....but, Lento is really cool inside, decor wise....nice entrees and appetizers too..beer menu and wines too, were adequate....cant' say that the foods were all that great in taste-their corn soup that night, was not creamy at all; and very little taste to it...my... More

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
465 helpful votes 465 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
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137 reviews 137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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