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Osteria Rocco

165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
585-454-3510
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Ranked #90 of 1,093 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Rochester, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I have eaten dinner here twice and it was excellent both times. I got a delicious Caesar salad as my appetizer and the slow cooked pork both times. The pork is delicious with a slightly tangy sauce. It came with rapini cooked in garlic. My favorite part of the dish is the deep fried polenta. It is... More

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We tried Rocco’s for the first time for a small family celebration. Started by visiting their website where it provides information on reservations and parking. Rocco's is a small place (13 tables) and small bar area. Even though it is small I did not feel cramped and overall with most of the tables occupied the chatter was quiet. My husband... More

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Rochester, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Rochester. What else is there to say? It's hard to make a reservation, but you can, and you should. It's great food, with a rotating cast of specials, and a phenomenal list of basics. The charred bread is to die for, as is the dessert budino. The salads are always out of the world,... More

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Victor, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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3 restaurant 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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9 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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