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Ristorante Lucano

1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Ranked #2 of 1,096 restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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
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124 reviews 124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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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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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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