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232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608 (Parkway)
RTS
(585) 458-3090
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 16
    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
Wonderful food, service and great setting to catch up with friends!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
BonnieLL
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
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 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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67 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?