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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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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Great food, loud, would go back again!

Nice appetizer, lamb chops and egg plant caponata, mucho Sicilian table wine for the female side. I had Caesar salad with 'chovies, duck leg, duck sausage and polenta, along with linguine with peppers. Washed it down with Belvedere vodka and that same Sicilian table wine. Wonderful meal, place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Fairport, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A++ for Food, Atmosphere, and Service!!!! This is our favorite restaurant to go to. We have been there a few times now and have really enjoy it. The food is wonderful.

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Mississippi
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fabulous wine selection! If we hadn't driven I would have ordered a bottle. Their house salad is divine. I ordered the gnocchi that was perfectly fried/baked little ricotta ball in a house made sauce. yummy. husband had pork chops and cleaned his plate. Price was great.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Nice appetizer, lamb chops and egg plant caponata, mucho Sicilian table wine for the female side. I had Caesar salad with 'chovies, duck leg, duck sausage and polenta, along with linguine with peppers. Washed it down with Belvedere vodka and that same Sicilian table wine. Wonderful meal, place is loud, didn't like our table location, c'est la vie. Would recommend,... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Not many better restaurants in Rochester than Rocco! I've never had a bad meal. Sadly, I've had a couple of disappointing visits due to their inconsistent reservation policy. One visit left us standing at the bar for a good 45 minutes past our reserved time. On another visit, a friend arrived late after getting lost on the way to the... More 

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Boston, MA
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have eaten here several times over the last few years. They make excellent pizza. The antipasto and entrees are also quite good. I love their octopus. The entree selection is a bit limited and a bit conventional. Branca probably has more creative entrees, but their pizza is not as good. The dining room is small, but the service is... More 

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Irondequoit, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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43 restaurant reviews
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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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?