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232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608 (Parkway)
RTS
(585) 458-3090
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worst meal I ever spent money on

Worst meal I have ever spent money on. Ate on Friday night. This place seriously reminded us of a restaurant that would be on Chef Ramsey's Kitchen nightmares- he undoubtedly would have thrown a FIT over this meal. That might all the review you need. But for more details, keep reading. I... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
mavpixy
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Newport News, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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English first
Newport News, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Worst meal I have ever spent money on. Ate on Friday night. This place seriously reminded us of a restaurant that would be on Chef Ramsey's Kitchen nightmares- he undoubtedly would have thrown a FIT over this meal. That might all the review you need. But for more details, keep reading. I should have known this was a mistake when... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited the restaurant on a Saturday night while in town for a conference. First and foremost, the food was great. Everything was delicious and the restaurant had a nice family-style atmosphere. The courses were well timed and the drinks were prompt. This isn't the best part of the story. Seeing as it wasn't a long walk from our hotel,... More 

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Fairport, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The food is good here. The atmosphere is basic,nothing fancy. The neighborhood is a bit rough but ok to visit for lunch in the day time.the folks there are pleasant and the service is good. Try take out if you prefer .good sauce.

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San Diego
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

On my first visit last year, I have the chicken parmesan, which was delicious. The other day, I returned for the fish, haddock I believe. This time, I wasn't as impressed. The fish was a little mushy and should have been more flaky. The pasta is outstanding, as is the sauce and meatballs. A solid Italian restaurant in a bad... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was pretty disappointed. After driving into the city I was expecting a hidden gem based on it's long reputation. The food was average Italian fare - nothing special. The dining room was pretty worn out. The service was excellent - you could tell they were well trained. They can't do anything about the neighborhood except maybe think about relocating.... More 

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rochester, ny
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you're craving good Italian food, at a great price, Roncone's is your place. Joe and his staff will make you feel right at home. For me, this is my go-to place now. It used to be Mr. Dominic's (we all know what happened there...) and Romeo's. I can honestly say that there's heart in this place. You can feel... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant was amazing! The prices were low, serving size was large, and everything tasted wonderful! Our waitress was really nice, and the drink refills were spot on with timing! Also loved the more family feel this restaurant had, and part way through our dinner a musician came in and was finger picking on his guitar, and it was so... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I eat here at least once a month. We LOVE it. Food is excellent as is the service. Joe and staff are fabulous! Also, if you are worried about safety, I've never been here when there weren't a few police officers enjoying dinner. Finest Italian establishment in Rochester! Best part about it, the food is affordable! 2... More 

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New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I last visiting Roncone's back in the day, probably the late 1980's and early 90's. My understanding is that the place has gone through one or more changes of ownership during that time span to today. We used our Groupon for $40 to have dinner and were very disappointed. It may be that my daughter is a chef and graduated... More 

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Rochester, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was our first visit. I had italian wedding soup which was very tasty, and chicken parmesan. The food was absolutely piping hot, which my husband loved. Service was super quick. The best part for us was the acoustic guitar player which entertained....so talented! would go back just to hear him

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608
    (Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: RTS
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 458-3090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?