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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
11:30 am - 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

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian Ever

I have heard about this little place from other friends, but finally got around to visiting it myself (with my wife). What a pleasure! Absolutely authentic, completely home made Italian food. Fresh seafood specials are all heavenly. Even the wine list is good, and not restaurant-overpriced. It's a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I have heard about this little place from other friends, but finally got around to visiting it myself (with my wife). What a pleasure! Absolutely authentic, completely home made Italian food. Fresh seafood specials are all heavenly. Even the wine list is good, and not restaurant-overpriced. It's a mixture of Northern Italian and Sicilian recipies, with some of Mama's individual... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a reservation at 5:30 PM, but we did not get our entries until 7:00 PM. The food was good, but pricey. $10 for a glass of wine. The hour and half wait on little, hard chairs was too much. Don't think we will return.

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Burnt Hills, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We frequent Italian restaurants wherever we go and there have been a lot in my years. None compares to the meal my family enjoyed here! Meal was paced perfectly, portions just right, too. Party enjoyed baby octopus salad, clams with an amazing red sauce, osso bucco, buccatini with pancetta, the most delicious sorbets (I loved the lemon and son enjoyed... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. The ambiance is restful and feels like you are on vacation. It is very conducive to conversation and a romantic time. The service is spot on and friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The food-- tastes wonderful- and the presentation invites you to enjoy. As I remember the prices range. For a special occasion or not I... More 

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ROCHESTER,NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Everything is right from Italy. we had veal dishes that were fantastic, as was the house soup. We were a party of 10 and the service and care we received was fantastic. Looking forward to a return visit !!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had an exceptionally good dinner at this hidden jewel in a small shopping mall. As my partner is a Sicilian professional chef, we/he can report that the food was excellent, as was the service. Highly recommended in Rochester, a city with many good, but few great restaurants. This was is - great!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You wouldn't expect that this little place would be such a gem, but it is. Small and charming restaurant inside a nondescript plaza. The huge number of specials on the night I was there doubled the dinner menu selections and they all sounded delicious. Food was carefully prepared and my server was terrific. The only downside was that the gnocchi,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wonderful authentic Italian/Sicilian restuarant! Located in a strip mall at corner of busy intersection, would never know it was there. Tonight's special of striped bass with calamata olives and shaved artichokes was perfect - done to perfection with a wonderful wine sauce. (There were 4 seafood specials the night we came!) The carrots and asparagus with the meal were so... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Truly a uniquely authentic Italian Restauante! The food is amazing , the staff tremendous, and the place is beautiful...give the owners a hug. This is truly a great I Italian Restaurants!!

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Rochester, New York
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32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ristorante Lucano is in a small, hidden strip mall in the shadow and across the street from the gigantic Wegman's grocery and Italian Restaurant. It is a cut far far above the big box store. No comparison with the Ristorante Lucano's home made sauces and excellent service! We love it and encourage Rochesterians to try it.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
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?