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274 Goodman St N, Ste A101, Rochester, NY 14607-4111 (University Ave.)
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect for special occasion (great pricey food)

Went there twice for dinner. Great restaurant with excellent food (a couple of vegetarian options) and good service. The place is trendy and the prices high. Would recommend it anyway...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stuttgart, Germany
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lentos seems to have been overrated. It was loud, tables were bare wood, no placemat or tablecloth. Entrees were in the thirties. Appetizers and salad were very mediocre, we wondered if salad just had olive oil on it, tasteless. I had a white fish over risotto swimming in fish stock, my husband had stuffed rabbit which was good. Our server... More 

Thank PippaPam
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food good service & very decent prices! But they badly need sound insulation ... No way to have a conversation !!! Also good location.

Thank Pickledwalnuts
Stuttgart, Germany
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there twice for dinner. Great restaurant with excellent food (a couple of vegetarian options) and good service. The place is trendy and the prices high. Would recommend it anyway...

Thank solenec19
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From its delicious venison burger to its elegant saddle of rabbit to a wine list selected with care - and with special attention to better New York wines, Lento is a culinary delight. Several members of our family, from Virginia to New England, had gathered in Rochester, for what turned out to be an evening of exclamations over our different... More 

Thank Richard R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is amazing! We went on $1 oyster night and were not disappointed. The flow, service, timing, everything was perfect. I am the general manager of an upscale restaurant and this was one of, if not the best dining experiences of my life. Local, seasonal, true farm to table, this is how food should be. Well done Lento.

3 Thank Mbabcock16
Lambertville, New Jersey
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were greeted by a great staff. They tried everything you should to accommodate the Customer. The kitchen however was not on there game?? Not sure why the choose to heavy sear my Mahi Mahi ? I could just about cut through it lol it was like tough pork? I sent it back it came out with a 1/2 inch.... More 

Thank 3chances
Northport, New York
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

REALLY, really enjoyed an early December 2015 dinner at LENTO in Rochester. The restaurant is located in a small enclave of restaurants in a tony area of Rochester. The interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting with separate dining areas. Now, we know that LENTO in Italian means s-l-o-w, that being said, the service at LENTO is engaging, professional... More 

1 Thank TomGNorthport_Ny
Greenwich, Connecticut
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217 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a hipster place attracting more than hipsters. We started with oysters and salads with a veggie burger and swordfish for entrees. All was very good with the swordfish being one of the best fish dishes we ever had. How they got it so moist and flavorful is a credit to the fish they are sourcing and the kitchen... More 

Thank Ron T
Maplewood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I went with my family - two daughters. Our service was excellent and the food we ordered was excellent - cheese plate, rabbit, NY strip steak (12 oz, I think), quiche, branzino. Portions were moderate except for the branzino which was enough for two. It is expensive - about $60/person. The service is not fast-paced. You have time to enjoy... More 

Thank t4rj0hn
Rochester, New York
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312 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

All locally grown foods or brought in by local folks. High end, very good quality, well prepared and neat ambiance. Entrees were pricey but prepared to perfection! My wife had the flounder and I had the swordfish--both done perfectly! A bevy of beers and robust wine list. All good, especially for special occasion. Service was exceptional.

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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
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?