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Ristorante Lucano

1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Ranked #8 of 1,093 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Shared dinner with 3 friends at Ristorante Lucano this week. It's located in a small, older plaza nearby a busy intersection. Agreeing with other reviews, first looks can be deceiving. Once inside, we were greeted by very courteous and friendly staff who made our visit lovely. Décor is warm tones, opening to several larger eating areas. Hard wooden chairs (sadly),... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation in advance for a family celebration with our college freshman for a Friday night at seven. The restaurant is in a small shopping plaza flanked by dry cleaners and similar businesses, which is sort of a strange setting, but the interior is nicely decorated. We arrived early but they were able to seat us immediately even... More

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Oneonta, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The food was great! We had 4 entrees, 3 salads/appetizers and 3 desserts. All but one were excellent. Wines by the glass above average. The waiter was very good, very friendly. The kitchen was VERY slow and the room is small so there is no private conversation possible. We'll be back!

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I have dinner here regularly, it's one of our favorite restaurants in town. We have visits Italy a few times and find the food here to be very close to what we've had in the southern part of the country. Joanne and Chuck are wonderful hosts, and dinner here always feels like visiting friends.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visiting the area and this restaurant was suggested by a friend. Location was not what I expected, and then once inside, it was much more. Had a good server and people were very pleasant. Food is very good. Enjoyable evening.

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had reservations at 7:00pm on a Tuesday evening and were seated immediately. The service and attentiveness of our server was nothing short of fantastic. We ordered wine, appetizers cream of tomatoe bisque, & grilled shrimp, main course lagsana & veal medallions in a wine sauce, coffee and desert cream puffs & chocolate cake. The food was very good though... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It took one month to get reservations to this restaurant on a weekend. We thought the food would be great because of TripAdvisor and Friends... Boy O Boy this food was AMAZING!!! The best in Rochester

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Fairport, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had driven past this place over a hundred times before I actually dined there. This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend that was born and raised in Italy. A small restaurant in a tiny nondescript shopping plaza in a transitional city neighborhood, it's not much to look at from the outside. But once you enter you will... More

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place has gotten a lot of rave reviews, but our party of 4 found the place nothing special. Ambience was very good (we were seated in a small room) and the lighting was just right. I found the menu selections to be very limited, and the prices way out of line for the area. We could have had a... More

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Rochester NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We moved to Rochester NY a few years ago and set about trying all the restaurants we could visit in the area. Our favorite is clearly Ristorante Lucano. Located in a nondescript mall, Ristorante Lucano looks like nothing special on the outside. But, once inside a feast of wonderful Italian food is at your fingertips. You will be greeted warmly... More

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