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Ristorante Lucano

1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Ranked #9 of 1,095 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
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
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
97 reviews 97 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
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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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
141 reviews 141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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