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“Best Italian in Rochester” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Lucano

Ristorante Lucano
1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
585-244-3460
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Ranked #5 of 1,126 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Rochester, NY
2 reviews
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“Best Italian in Rochester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2008

We are FREQUENT diners at Lucano's and for good reason. Chuck and JoAnn are wonderful hosts, Christina and Stephanie are like best friends and the food - the best Italian in Rochester by far. The menu is diverse enough to give you plenty of choices but not so overwhelming that you can't decide! From the filet to the daily seafood specials, the amazing Osso buco and the homemade Tiramesù that is made by JoAnn's mom, you can't go wrong. When you dine here you will feel like you are in Italy staying with family.

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“best gnocchi I've had in...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

best gnocchi I've had in my life!!

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“At the risk of uncovering this hidden, hard-to-find gem, here is my review... Small, intimate restaurant with...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

At the risk of uncovering this hidden, hard-to-find gem, here is my review...

Small, intimate restaurant with FABULOUS italian food. The "Gnocchi alla panna" were light as a cloud, and the sauce was perfect. The specials are creative and tasty. If you like seafood, my advice if one of the specials is "Cioppino" (sp?), order it!! This consisted of a bowl filled with a lobster tail, jumbo shrimp, clams and mussels in a red, garlicky, ever so slightly spicy broth served with toasted italian bread to sop every bit of this incredible dish. (it really is good to the last drop) It was one of the best dishes I've ever had.
For dessert try the "chocolate cube". It's a perfect cube of 2 flavored mousses, lighted covered in a chocolate "glaze". with a raspberry ring on the plate. It's so light and so delicious, it's worth a trip, just for this dessert. We're already planning our second visit to this hidden treasure. (Notice I dont give directions)

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“Fabulous Fine Italian Dining. A little pricey but worth it. Very nice service and cozy and small. Great food. not...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2007

Fabulous Fine Italian Dining. A little pricey but worth it. Very nice service and cozy and small. Great food. not cheap but worth the price

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“Excellent Chicken Marsala. it's in a random plaza and doesn't look like much from the outside so I didn't expect it to...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2007

Excellent Chicken Marsala. it's in a random plaza and doesn't look like much from the outside so I didn't expect it to be as good as it was.

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