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411 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-8220
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Italian

My wife and I have eaten at Rizzis several times. The food has always been very well prepared and the service is informal, friendly and very responsive. Prices are very reasonable and the entire dining experience is very pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2013
martyperinton
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Fairport, NY
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time at Rizzi's last night. We started with the most delicious seafood bisque. Chunks of crab and lobster in a savory cream base. Truly heavenly! Next, an order of crispy fried and flavorful calamari. Always cooked to perfection. For the main course I had the special of a seafood stuffed filet of beef. It featured blue crab... More 

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Greece, New York, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Love it here. We have never been disappointed in all the times we have visited. The restaurant is small and has great atmosphere. Our favorite parts is during the summer, the have outdoor eating!!! Also, they always have great weekly specials that haven't been the same since we have gone. Would highly recommend!!

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rochester, ny
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We live about 1/2 mile away and finally tried Rizzi's just before Christmas. We have been back three times since. We will certainly be regulars. It is small, so go on an off night or have a reservation if a weekend. All four visits were excellent. Appetizers we have had include bacon wrapped scallops, clams casino (excellent), shrimp stuffed with... More 

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Romulus, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Rizzi's is the neighborhood Italian restaurant about which you always hear people talk. It's the kind of place that people discover once and become regulars thereafter. In a time when so many restaurants seem to be more focused on style over substance, Rizzi's delivers. The staff is friendly and treats you more like family than customers. The menu is varied... More 

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Fairport, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

My wife and I have eaten at Rizzis several times. The food has always been very well prepared and the service is informal, friendly and very responsive. Prices are very reasonable and the entire dining experience is very pleasant.

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Rochester, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My husband and I went to dinner here on a Thursday evening. Our waitress, Marty, was friendly and efficient without being hovering or ignoring. Because of the extensive menu choices, plus the evening specials, it took us a while to decide what to eat but Marty was very patient. The dipping oil for our bread was very good with just... More 

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Fairport, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My husband took me here when we were getting to know eachother. The place is quaint, cozy, and oh so Italian. We shared a bottle of Chardonnay and came back again and again. We always have Marty, the same waitress, and she's amazing. We went back to announce our Engagement, went back to share the wedding news, and now that... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We went a few weeks ago, and while it wasn't horrible, for the price, it was a big disappointment! Our butter had previously been used by another client, which was rather disgusting, but no one seemed to care. Everything else was drenched in oil, or tasteless. I would not recommend going there.

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Honeoye Falls, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Found this restaurant many years ago using a coupon. It's our favorite! We have yet to be disappointed. Chefs honor special requests too. Menu is extensive and specials are always creative and delicious. Rizzis has a loyal following. Ihad Shrimp French (made for me) and my husband had Shrimp Rizzi. We love the oil dip for bread too. I just... More 

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Martinez, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

My fiancee and I went for dinner last week because we had a groupon. When we pulled into the parking lot we almost changed our mind and started to leave but decided to be adventurous and try it. The place looks like crap from the outside but the interior is nicely laid out. We were seated promptly and the wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 288-8220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?