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Osteria Rocco

#102 of 1,118 Restaurants in Rochester
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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: Reservations, Takeout

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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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Rochester, NY
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107 reviews 107 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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Rochester, NY
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457 reviews 457 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had been meaning to eat here for years but it always slipped under our radar. You definitely need a reservation and you need to do so more than a few days before. The small nicely decorated and lit dining room is warm and inviting. The service was efficient though not that friendly. As others have mentioned the octopus appetizer... More 

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Rochester, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We've been here twice our meals were superb. The menu offers some creative options, including the arancini (fried risotto fritters) appetizer which was amazing (and which I will look forward to having again). Last time, I had the gnocchi, deliciously seasoned and prepared in a manner I hadn't seen before. My wife had duck and fried polenta, both were excellent.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is our 5th visit here and it is still fabulous. But....weekends are a mess. We went on a Saturday night. There is no waiting area, it is noisy, but the food is still fantastic. The pasta special was great, the salmon special was fabulous and the slow cooked pork with great rapini and the best polenta ever is still... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?