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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Ranked #11 of 1,110 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I have been a few times in the past year and it never ceases to amaze us. We love Italian and have tried most Italian restaurants in the city but none compare to Lucano. You would never guess it was so good given the decor and location, but we consider it the best kept secret in Rochester.... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had dinner at Ristorante Lucano on December 3, 2014 with a large party. The restaurant can be missed at first because it is in a small strip mall with no large external marking to tell you that it is even there. Once inside, it is a warm, cozy atmosphere with plenty of table room. First the good: the staff is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1,587 reviews 1,587 reviews
1,044 restaurant reviews
489 helpful votes 489 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our family went to Ristorante Lucano for the first time this weekend, and I was thrilled with every bit of this local Italian eatery. From the front, it looks like a typical strip mall dining joint, but please don't be fooled by the initial appearance. As soon as you enter you quickly see the design, which is Provençale wood and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Additional Information about Ristorante Lucano

Address: 1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
Phone Number: 585-244-3460
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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