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Osteria Rocco

165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
585-454-3510
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Ranked #64 of 1,078 restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Victor, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went for our fourth time, last night and were not disappointed. Had a friend, who also loved it. Excellent salads, great main courses. One person had the broiled fish special and it was terrific. The other had the slow cooked pork which was outstanding. Had the pizza for the first time and it was wonderful. It's nice that they... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

When you are in the mood for great Italian food Rocco is the place to go. The food is very flavorful, and the drinks are amazing. It is a very romantic place to go for dinner, and I always feel so cozy and comfortable in the dining room. You can tell they really care about all the details of the... More

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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great flavorful food, wide range of delicious wines, wonderful waitstaff, friendly bartender, good vibe from our fellow diners makes for an enjoyable experience every time we have gone to Rocco. Would specifically recommend the ricotta appetizer, any of the pizza's, the fennel salad and the boudino. In the summer a great little outdoor space for dining and if we don't... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Besides waiting a long time to get a drink, everything else was excellent. We were not mad as it is a little bar area and it was busy but we were thirsty! The service after that was top notch and the food was very good.

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Made reservations for Monday Night Dinner for 4 (my Beautiful Daughters 25th birthday). Ate here when they first opened and enjoyed it . Monday the Food was superb, Service excepitional and the Owner the perfect host. As I travel on business(Foodservice Equipment and Supplies) all over the country and seek-out the best dining options, I can attest to how blessed... More

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Rochester, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Rocco's is one of my faves in Rochester. Solid crowds, tightly packed in, and food that is rich and perfectly prepared every time. I will say though, a trend I'm seeing is that the service has been a little sub par the last few outings. I'm not sure if it is a training issue, or what, but the servers are... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

I do a lot of client entertaining in many of Rochester's best restaurants, but I have never encountered what happened at my first visit to Rocco. Because our reservation was made only a day or so before, the only time slot open was the very first of the evening, 5:00 p.m. We were told that we are allowed 90 minutes... More

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Fairport, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner last fri with some friends. What a surprise. It's been years since I've there. The blood orange martinis were fab. Ricotta, meatballs, fungi pizza, and lasagna were excellent. Definitely the best home style italian I've had in Rochester. Looking to go back soon

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Rochester, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This small, on-the-city-sidewalk restaurant feels like a NYC experience. During the summer months, a small, tucked-away patio is available for dining as well. The menu is fun, but even with changing specials, does not feel changeable, so over time, one tends to default to ones' favorites, which don't include many low-carb options. Ours include spaghetti with clams and a parsley-wine-butter... More

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Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions and it never disappoints. Our most recent visit was last Friday evening. The restaurant was very busy with a number of people waiting to be seated. We had a reservation and our party of four was seated within ten minutes of our arrival. The menu is excellent and the... More

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