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Osteria Rocco

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165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-454-3510
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:22 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome meal and service!

Came here for the first time with the family and was blown away by the food and service. Our server Michelle was the best one we've had in a long time. Very informative and capable as far as servers go. The food was delicious and we'll prepared. I suggest going early....well first calling for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Barbra H
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Rochester, New York
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Irondequoit, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Went for lunch on Friday - quite busy for 11:30, but the seating & bar area is intimate (some might say tight). Reservations HIGHLY recommended. You must get the Pancetta if available - it melts in your mouth and the pork skin is as crispy as a kettle chip! Simply delicious.

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Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I made a reservation to celebrate a birthday..they offered 5:00 or 7:30 I took 7:30, only to have them call later that day and say they made a mistake, someone already had that time reserved. They then offered 8:30 which was too late. Disappointing first impression.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went there on Saturday evening to celebrate my wife's birthday weekend and have to say the restaurant never disappoints, is priced very well for the value you get, and the food is incredibly fresh and well prepared. Our table passed multiple appetizers and salads to include the grilled calimari salad as well as the special seafood meatballs which were delicious.... More 

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Rochester, NY
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Rocco on Monroe Avenue does an Italian dinner as well as any place I have ever been. Everything about the meal is top shelf and the atmosphere is just vibrant. If you have not been, you are missing out on a remarkably fine RaChaCha dining experience. Buon appetito. Bravo!

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Rochester, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Came here for the first time with the family and was blown away by the food and service. Our server Michelle was the best one we've had in a long time. Very informative and capable as far as servers go. The food was delicious and we'll prepared. I suggest going early....well first calling for reservations...then going early as parking is... More 

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Penfield, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Based on a friends recommendation we had dinner at Rocco. This was a weeknight and it seems this is one tough place to score a table at - luckily there were two seats available at the bar. Chris was where my friend preferred to enjoy dinner, so it worked out perfect. We started with drinks, I ordered the blood orange... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

First time at Rocco's, having lunch. Packed house. Great Caesar salad, great tomato basil soup and great pizza. SO disappointed after all the excellent reviews as this being the BEST Italian restaurant in Rochester. Not so. The room and tables are so tiny that a table with more than 2 peopl would not even be able to move. The neighborhood... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The server brought our pizza and nearly threw it on the table wi a grunt - awful service. He did not bring plates or anything to serve it on. The pizza was not charred on the underside but burnt black. When I summoned the waitress she argued with us that that is how they are served. She took it away... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The dining room is dark (difficult to read the menu ) and very noisy; staff is indifferent - from greeter to waitress to server. Inconsistent quality in menu items: dinner for 3; pork chop-excellent; seafood ragu-overcooked pasta & dried out ragu; gnocchi-overheated/charred. This is my 2nd time( and last) there with same conclusions. Spend your hard earned money somewhere else.

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Rochester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Rocco was my favorite restaurant in Rochester until recently. I talked it up every time I had the chance. However, my last two experiences have been disappointing to the extent that I simply will not never go there again. The first experience was a problem with an arrogant server but last night was the worst dining experience of my life.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-454-3510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:22 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?