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Osteria Rocco

165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
+1 585-454-3510
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Ranked #99 of 1,108 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Rochester, New York
1 review
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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399 reviews 399 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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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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Victor, New York
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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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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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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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Erie, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We had reservations at 8 for five people. We were seated at 8:30. The food was wonderful: we had the pizza if the day with chicken sausage, a cheese and pepperoni pizza, and several pasta dinners. The fried mozzarella was a Tate starter. The Negroni was top notch. Our server was uninterested anti very helpful. The restaurant was very loud.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you want Italian - this is the place to go!! This restaurant is in an interesting neighborhood but it is the destination for amazing food.The restaurant is VERY small... Make reservations! When we went it filled up quickly. There is a great menu to choose from, but the chef had some amazing creations for that evening that our server... More 

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Rochester, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Date night and my wife and I along with another couple were eager to attend.. Arrived on the and was immediately seated. We liked the ambiance of the place with only 13 tables.. We ordered appetizers, a risotto like item and I (the guy) had Cesar salad which consisted of lots of romaine lettuce and dressing and croutons for $9.... 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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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