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232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608 (Parkway)
RTS
(585) 458-3090
Website
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    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
Bye Bye to an Institution

I had a delicious lunch - pasta, meatball, and sauce with veggie flat bread appetizer. Everything was just the way I remember it...this was tty heir last day serving daily lunch as they prepare to close up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Wonderful-Joy
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Upstate, New York
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English first
Upstate, New York
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had a delicious lunch - pasta, meatball, and sauce with veggie flat bread appetizer. Everything was just the way I remember it...this was tty heir last day serving daily lunch as they prepare to close up.

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rochester
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food and the prices at this rochester mainstay italian restaurant. It is located in an "iffy" neighborhood so I would recommend lunch or a close parking spot where you can see your car. The chicken and veal parm are excellent as are the eggplant and meatballs too. You just can't beat the prices and value. It is NOT fancy... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Its as close to Grandma's cooking as I can find. We have only tried 3 items Chicken French, Chicken Parm and linguine w/White Clam Sauce. It's hard (for us) to try something else when these 3 items taste SO GREAT

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Macedon, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I went out to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and we both were in the mood for Italian - so we went to Trip Advisor to find someplace new to try and ended up at Roncone's. We had read in a previous review that the neighborhood wasn't in the nicest area downtown, but fortunately that did not... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I (again) had the lasagna. Just reminds me of my Italian aunt's cooking. The waitstaff and Jamie are wonderful. The salad with crumbly bleu cheese and the warmed dipping sauces for the bread are delicious. I should try other foods here (although I have had the Chicken Parm and their Greens & Beans. A nice place and great food.

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Rochester, New York
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It was our first time at Roncone's on Lyell Ave to meet friends to catch up we hadn't seen in awhile! The neighborhood was a little sketchy but no one bothered us and walked in to a comfortable and friendly setting. Mary was our wait staff and could not be nicer! She went along with all our chatter, laughing and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had a hankering for Italian and haven't been to Roncone's in a while. Lots of regulars come here as evidenced by the overly friendly greeting many patrons got. We were here to eat. I was prepared to get my usual linguine with white clam sauce. That was until I dipped my bread into the red sauce, Mmmmm. Angel hair pasta... More 

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Newport News, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Additional Information about Roncone's

Address: 232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608
Phone Number: (585) 458-3090
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, American

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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: Italian, American

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?