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Ristorante Lucano

1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Ranked #5 of 1,097 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rochester NY
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Middlebury, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went for a special birthday dinner--and it was special! We sat in the Wine Room and although the tables were close together, we were not bothered by noise at all. The service was wonderful; the waiter chose a terrific wine for us and answered all our questions about the food. He was very helpful and willingly told us what... More

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I can only guess that the high marks are from friends or family. My experience began with being seated in one of the loudest dining rooms I have ever been in. We mentioned this to the waiter who said, "Nah, it's like this all the time". I cannot recall this ever having been an issue anywhere in the past, but... More

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is our favorite Italian Restaurant. The food is nothing but amazing and the service always makes us feel welcomed! I would highly recommend anyone to eat here.

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New York
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I had been taken by my brother here for lunch a few years ago. It was a superb Italian meal. We are of full-blooded Italian ancestry. I took my wife here recently and she had the Pollo Piccata and absolutely loved every bite. I had the Penne marinara and that was also excellent. The little bread balls for appetizers are... More

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Rochester, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Great Italian with the freshest ingredients. Just like Italy. We found many specials on top of an excellent menu. We were 4 in our party and everything we ordered was excellent.

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Rochester, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It's in a terrible location at the corner of East and Winton, with a tiny parking lot that is difficult to get in and out of if there's lot of traffic, but, it is so worth it! We also learned of a bizarre NY State regulation regarding the prohibition of serving alcohol (they do serve beer and wine) within close... More

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rochester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband and I just got back from Italy and had some of the best food of our lives. I friend reminded me of Ristorante Lucano how good it was and I actually did not believe them, until we ate there this Saturday. The food is probably better then Italy. The fish and meat selections and the regular menu is... More

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Saranac Lake, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The food here is way to expensive for its quality. I was expecting the food the be to die for and turned out to be pretty simple food. I was disappointed to say the least

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Rochester, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
459 helpful votes 459 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I can easily see why this is the top restaurant in Rochester. We went here on Valentine's Day and made reservations a couple weeks before. The atmosphere was dim and romantic. The food, was amazing. I recommend the Rack of Lamb or the Salmon but do listen to the specials because they are delicious as well. The homemade cheesecake was... More

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