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Ristorante Lucano

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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best restaurant in Rochester

My husband and I went to Ristorante Lucano last night and were,once again, blown away by the food and staff. Their roasted fresh beet salad is one of my favorite dishes ever. Every course was superb and the staff was warm, attentive and welcoming. Do not judge this restaurant by it's location. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Kadeda
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Fairport, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Fairport, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I went to Ristorante Lucano last night and were,once again, blown away by the food and staff. Their roasted fresh beet salad is one of my favorite dishes ever. Every course was superb and the staff was warm, attentive and welcoming. Do not judge this restaurant by it's location. The outside doesn't at all reflect the meal... More 

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Rochester, New York
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had eaten at Ristorante Lucano before but had forgotten how wonderful it is. Our children had given us a gift certificate and we dined there last weekend. The food selection was just amazing,the service incredible, the owners stopping by to check on how things were and the waiters were attentive, courteous and we were greeted with such a welcome... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I have been a few times in the past year and it never ceases to amaze us. We love Italian and have tried most Italian restaurants in the city but none compare to Lucano. You would never guess it was so good given the decor and location, but we consider it the best kept secret in Rochester.... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had dinner at Ristorante Lucano on December 3, 2014 with a large party. The restaurant can be missed at first because it is in a small strip mall with no large external marking to tell you that it is even there. Once inside, it is a warm, cozy atmosphere with plenty of table room. First the good: the staff is... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1,628 reviews 1,628 reviews
1,077 restaurant reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our family went to Ristorante Lucano for the first time this weekend, and I was thrilled with every bit of this local Italian eatery. From the front, it looks like a typical strip mall dining joint, but please don't be fooled by the initial appearance. As soon as you enter you quickly see the design, which is Provençale wood and... More 

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Shared dinner with 3 friends at Ristorante Lucano this week. It's located in a small, older plaza nearby a busy intersection. Agreeing with other reviews, first looks can be deceiving. Once inside, we were greeted by very courteous and friendly staff who made our visit lovely. Décor is warm tones, opening to several larger eating areas. Hard wooden chairs (sadly),... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We made a reservation in advance for a family celebration with our college freshman for a Friday night at seven. The restaurant is in a small shopping plaza flanked by dry cleaners and similar businesses, which is sort of a strange setting, but the interior is nicely decorated. We arrived early but they were able to seat us immediately even... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The food was great! We had 4 entrees, 3 salads/appetizers and 3 desserts. All but one were excellent. Wines by the glass above average. The waiter was very good, very friendly. The kitchen was VERY slow and the room is small so there is no private conversation possible. We'll be back!

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I have dinner here regularly, it's one of our favorite restaurants in town. We have visits Italy a few times and find the food here to be very close to what we've had in the southern part of the country. Joanne and Chuck are wonderful hosts, and dinner here always feels like visiting friends.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visiting the area and this restaurant was suggested by a friend. Location was not what I expected, and then once inside, it was much more. Had a good server and people were very pleasant. Food is very good. Enjoyable evening.

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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: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?