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Ristorante Lucano

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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
15852443460
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 103
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  • 26
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  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always delicious

Lucano is one of my favorite restaurants in Rochester. Each dish is thoughtfully put together and very delicious. There have been some recent renovations making the experience that much better. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. Save room for the cheesecake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Christine G
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Lucano is one of my favorite restaurants in Rochester. Each dish is thoughtfully put together and very delicious. There have been some recent renovations making the experience that much better. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. Save room for the cheesecake.

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Thank Christine G
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Amazing dining experience - service was wonderful & the food was amazing! They don't rush you & really let you enjoy your meal. We can't wait to go back.

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Thank Barb V
Rochester, New York, United States
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The best Italian restaurant in the city, a wonderful staff that all works together, run and owned by a family. They have wonderful fresh fish, the preparation is spot on, you can tell that by the way every dish is presented. The portions are generous and it's presentation is done with precision. The gnocchi's with lamb ragu is to die... More 

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Thank Edward F
New York
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Rochester is blessed with many fine restaurants. Lucano used to be one of our Rochester favorites until we had a a couple of disappointing meals and one terribly salty meal. For fine dining ($$$$), we found other places we liked much better. So this was our first time back after a few years. Four of us dined at a table... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This family owned and operated Italian resaurant offers excellent fare coupled with attentive and efficient service at a very fair price point. Highly recommend the veal chop entree for those so inclined. I believe the owners are always present overseeing operations and they will greet you and come around and check that all is to your liking. Reservations recommended -... More 

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Thank Mike F
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic Italian/Sicilian food you have to come here !!! Fresh fish all the time! Great service !!! They make you feel at home !!

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Thank Joey1125
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were guests this time.....a multi course meal with wines selected by the proprietor....it was a 10 app to dessert and every stage in between. Every thing was as fresh as could be. Excellent seafood prep and presentation. Meat course was over the top. I could go on but you should try it for yourself...can't miss!

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Thank RocKibitzer
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Lucano's is a hidden gem in a mini plaza on East Avenue. It has expanded it's dining room since I last visited, so the ambiance had a less crowded feel to it. The food was superb...I had a beet salad with cheese, followed by one of the specials, swordfish, done with a panko covering. Another in our party also had... More 

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Thank Slpret
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We made the mistake of trying to go to Ristorante Lucano without a reservation. Even thought they were packed full the staff set up a table for us as we were there before the dinner rush. We shared the poached pear salad, zuppa de clams and a Burrata with a balsamic glaze and candied walnuts all of which were excellent.... More 

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Thank Aaron S
Rochester, New York, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We've eaten at Lucano for many years. It's a relatively small restaurant in a small shopping mall but don't let that put you off. First the food is superb. And it's real Italian--not Americanized. Although the standard menu is quite good, you should order from the nightly specials. Fresh fish galore to chose from. And Wednesday night is my favorite--rabbit... 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: 15852443460

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?