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Ristorante Lucano

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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This restaurant never ceases to impress.

We went with two friends, and all of us were incredibly pleased. JoAnn seated us in the smaller room as she remembered I have hearing problems. This was amazing as we are only at the restaurant twice a year as we live in Mexico for 6 1/2 months. The appetizers were wonderful; our dinners were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
edward03
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Rochester, NY
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Rochester, NY
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went with two friends, and all of us were incredibly pleased. JoAnn seated us in the smaller room as she remembered I have hearing problems. This was amazing as we are only at the restaurant twice a year as we live in Mexico for 6 1/2 months. The appetizers were wonderful; our dinners were fantastic. I broke out of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Probably because after reading the Tripadvisor reviews I had great expectations, I felt a bit disappointed with my dinning experience in Lucano. The service was friendly but inefficient at times (a lot of people around serving but nobody would pour your wine, for example), , the seafood spaguetti was OK but I have had them better many times and the... More 

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Fairport, New York
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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Rochester is blessed with many very good family owned Italian restaurants. Ristorante Lucano is good but not worth the prices. The ala carte salad takes a pasta dish to $25 ++. Server was very good and it was enjoyable talking to the owner. My brother in law loves the place. I am going to try it again since I have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Good friends took us there the first time. We have now taken friends there. The food is extraordinary. The service matches the food. This kind of food and service does not come cheap though. That's all that keeps us from going there more often. Reservations are also a must, because it's a small restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It was our anniversary last weekend so we wanted to celebrate it in a special way. Lucano's is a very romantic restaurant and the staff is wonderful!!! They make you feel like you've come to their home for dinner. The hostess put us at a quiet table away from any larger tables and the food!!! WOW!! Just amazing! I had... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

With the stranglehold Wegman's has on Rochester (for many good reasons!), it was surprising to learn Lucano's has just expanded particularly when it is literally across the street from the 'Super Wegman's' that features Italian food for half the price. That said, there really isn't any comparison. Lucano's is the real deal. Excellent homemade Italian food, cloth table clothes, knowledgeable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have heard about this little place from other friends, but finally got around to visiting it myself (with my wife). What a pleasure! Absolutely authentic, completely home made Italian food. Fresh seafood specials are all heavenly. Even the wine list is good, and not restaurant-overpriced. It's a mixture of Northern Italian and Sicilian recipies, with some of Mama's individual... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a reservation at 5:30 PM, but we did not get our entries until 7:00 PM. The food was good, but pricey. $10 for a glass of wine. The hour and half wait on little, hard chairs was too much. Don't think we will return.

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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We frequent Italian restaurants wherever we go and there have been a lot in my years. None compares to the meal my family enjoyed here! Meal was paced perfectly, portions just right, too. Party enjoyed baby octopus salad, clams with an amazing red sauce, osso bucco, buccatini with pancetta, the most delicious sorbets (I loved the lemon and son enjoyed... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. The ambiance is restful and feels like you are on vacation. It is very conducive to conversation and a romantic time. The service is spot on and friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The food-- tastes wonderful- and the presentation invites you to enjoy. As I remember the prices range. For a special occasion or not I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-244-3460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?