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165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-454-3510
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Ranked #106 of 1,109 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Penfield, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
405 reviews 405 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

I just finished an absolutely awesome dinner at Rocco's! The grilled octopus is to die for. The swordfish with the fava beans was unlike anything I've had before. OMG-the steak with the deep fried cauliflower was delicious! You need to try the selection of wine here. The owner, Mark Cupulo, sources wine by region- all Italian. You will find exceptional... More 

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Very good food. We all had the linguine and clam sauce - delicious. All appetizers were excellent. The bartender was wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable. The host staff were cold and uncaring. We did not have reservations so they would not seat us even though they had available tables the whole time we sat at the bar. They even had a... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Rocco

Address: 165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: +1 585-454-3510
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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