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Ristorante Lucano

1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Ranked #1 of 1,078 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $25
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
  • Italian first
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English first
Rochester, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We were a little disappointed. We have heard so much about it and reservations weeks ahead and found it wasn't any better then an average Italian meal. The bread I thought was over baked and not a very satisfying. The service was very good and the atmosphere was cozy but the food was just ok. They do have a lot... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I figured we try this place out because of the great reviews on trip advisor. We were seated for only about 15 seconds before we are offered drinks, The staff was very attentive. A+ for Bob our waiter!! The appetizers were great, dinner was amazing. I ordered The seafood pasta, my wife ordered one of the fish... More

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Greece, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I have our favorite restaurants in Rochester, but figured we should branch out and start trying some of the highest rated places in case we were missing out. Here's the problem: we like bold flavors, and eating food we wouldn't be able to make at home (or want to). We like a really great experience with great... More

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Watertown, New York, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

In Rochester for a conference and decided on dinner and a movie. Not being very familiar with the locations, we inquired immediately if we would be able to dine and be out in time for a movie. It was clear from the beginning that our waiter made it a priority to get us on time to the movies. With that... More

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upstate ny
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I almost hesitate to write a review because it is hard enough getting in here! Make your reservations well in advance. This italian food is outstanding! Wonderful attention to detail. Cozy atmosphere. Attentive, intelligent hosts and service. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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Rochester, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

In advance of taking a special friend out to dinner, I asked yet another friend, a Sicilian, which restaurant in Rochester she'd recommend for the best southern Italian food in town. Her spontaneous reply was "Ristorante Lucano" and right she was. After a meal there, I am in total agreement. Our waiter was delightful and full of good advice, without... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

personal and attentive service, great food. wine list(if you consult the owner) superb as there are sleepers.

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chuck and Joann make sure their guests feel their warmth. The atmosphere is intimate and warm. The staff makes you feel like you are the most important people in The restaurant. The appetizers and salads are all unbelievable. It is their fish dishes that make us go back often. Unique fresh fish excellently prepared. I love their codina fish in... More

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Rochester, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Being a foodie, I'm both ashamed and delighted after visiting Ristorante Lucano right here in my own home town or Rochester NY. It is our friends favorite restaurant and I was ashamed, when they asked us to join them for dinner, to tell them I had never been there before. On the other hand, we were delighted with the entire... More

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