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Three tender beef, pork & veal meatballs topped with homemade tomato sauce & asiago
Add an Extra Polpetta USD 3
Toasted ciabatta with ricotta spread, cherry tomatoes & basil, drizzled with olive oil
USD 11
Artichoke French
Rochester's very own creation, artichokes sautéed in a lemon & sherry sauce then sprinkled with cheese & fresh parsley
USD 12
Sauteéd Greens & Beans
Escarole with cannellini beans, Italian sausage & parmigiano
USD 12
Three lightly breaded rice balls stuffed with peas & ground beef
USD 12
Add an Extra Arancini USD 4
Drunken Shellfish
Clams, mussels, shallots, garlic & herbs sautéed in white wine
USD 13
Calamari Fritti
Fried squid tossed with banana peppers, kalamata olives & asiago cheese, served with fresh tomato sauce
USD 13
Antipasto Board
Burrata cheese, olive blend, roasted peppers & garlic, pesto rolled goat cheese, accompanied with crostini & prosciutto, drizzled with balsamic glaze
USD 17
Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce tossed in a classic anchovie based Caesar dressing, asiago & parmesan cheese with croutons
USD 13
Add Chicken USD 5
Chicken Spinach Salad
Grilled chicken, fried goat cheese & tomatoes over spinach with our slightly sweet & tangy lemoncello dressing
USD 18
Romaine & Shrimp Salad
Sautéed shrimp, mushrooms, pancetta & diced tomatoes over grilled romaine with balsamic dressing
USD 18
Add: sausage $3, chicken $5, meatballs $6, jumbo shrimp $9, scallops $9; Substitute gluten free pasta $4. Pasta & entrées served with a complimentary mixed greens side salad; Add: romaine $2, Caesar $3, soup $4. Choice of house lemoncello dressing, balsamic, Italian, or oil & vinegar; Add crumbly bleu $2
Manicotti con Ricotta
Delicate homemade pasta crêpes filled with cheese & topped with our homemade tomato sauce
USD 18
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Handmade spaghetti with two veal, pork & beef meatballs tossed in marinara sauce
USD 19
Borsetti alla Mamma
Cheese filled purses with aglio e olio, white wine, artichokes, arugula & grape tomatoes
USD 19
Greens & Beans Pappardelle
Escarole, cannellini beans, Italian sausage & parmigiano over pappardelle
USD 19
Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi
Served with a choice of marinara, pesto cream or vodka sauce with peas and pancetta
USD 19
Penne or Gluten Free Penne
Served with a choice of marinara, pesto cream or vodka sauce with peas and pancetta
USD 19
Lasagna Campagnola
Layered pasta with three cheese & a light meat ragù sauce made daily
USD 20
Linguine Vongole
Handmade linguine with a healthy portion of red or white clam sauce
USD 21
Handmade pappardelle with mushrooms, true oil, arugula, ricotta salata & grape tomatoes sautéed in a light cream sauce
USD 21
Pappardelle Bolognese
Wide long pasta with our bolognese sauce
USD 21
With artichokes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes & spinach with a lemon & cream sauce over homemade linguine
Chicken USD 21
Veal USD 23
Shrimp USD 26
Linguine with a spicy tomato sauce, garlic, red peppers & caramelized onions
Chicken USD 21
Veal USD 23
Shrimp USD 26
Breaded, pan-fried & topped with a homemade tomato sauce & mozzarella, accompanied with handmade spaghetti
Chicken USD 21
Veal USD 23
Layered Eggplant USD 19
Delicately battered with lemon & sherry sauce over handmade linguine
Chicken USD 21
Veal USD 23
Sautéed with mushrooms in a marsala sauce & served with potatoes & vegetables of the day
Chicken USD 21
Veal USD 23
Shrimp French Pappardelle
Jumbo shrimp, hand-battered & butterflied, then tossed with garlic & spinach, in a lemon white wine sauce over pappardelle pasta
USD 28
A deep dish of scallops, shrimp, mussels & clams with fresh herbs & garlic in a tomato broth
USD 31
Pork Osso Buco
Braised pork accompanied with vegetables over creamy risotto
USD 31
New Zealand Rack of Lamb
Rubbed with roasted garlic & herbs over potatoes & vegetable & drizzled with balsamic reduction
USD 31
Lobster Florentine
6oz. de-shelled Aragosta Tail with pappardelle pasta, spinach, a creamy lemon wine sauce & crowned with a jumbo hand-battered and butterflied shrimp
USD 32
Grilled Delmonico Steak
20 oz. steak served over creamy portobello mushroom risotto with a balsamic reduction drizzle
USD 32
Fish of the Day
Please allow the server to describe it for you
Price Varies
Risotto Feature
Please allow the server to describe it for you
Price Varies
Penne with Butter
Kid's Portion Sub Gluten Free USD 2
Italian Mac & Cheese
Penne with Red Sauce & One Meatball
Cheese Focaccia Pizza
Sunday & Monday
$5 off pasta selections
Tuesday & Thursday
B.Y.O.B. night, no corkage fee
$20 select wine bottles
Friday & Saturday
$5 off all entrées until 5:30pm
Every Night
Happy hour menu at the bar 4pm - 7pm
OPEN FOR PATIO DINING AND PARTIAL INDOOR DINING PLUS TAKEOUT & DELIVERY: Considered one of the few more authentic Italian restaurants in Monroe county. A place where visiting Italians are referred to for a meal most resembling home. Summer Hours: Dinner Monday-Sunday starting at 4pm. Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 4pm-7pm in Bar Room only. Beautiful Patio in the warmer months as wellLive Music. See Website
$15 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, BYOB
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Reviewed May 10, 2020

I would love to say wonderful things about their food. But we never got the chance. They canceled our order 45 minutes after it was supposed to be delivered. I know that this is a difficult time but couldn’t they have known earlier that they...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2020

I already explained on Facebook. WE DID NOT CANCEL YOUR ORDER. Grubhub CANCELLED YOUR ORDER ALONG WITH 22 other GrubHub orders because of an issue they were having with drivers. Why would you give us 1 star during this time when GRUBHUB cancelled your order...More

Reviewed April 12, 2020

We ordered takeout from Lemoncello on 3/28 and had a fantastic experience as always with this establishment. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the normal times. In these trying times when a treat is needed look to Lemoncello for takeout. (Their food travels...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Came for my birthday again this year and enjoyed the shrimp French again and it was so good. Always pleased with the food and service. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 20, 2020

recently went here with company upper management as they requested exceptional Italian cusine. this site did not diappoint. wait time without a reservation on a Thursday was not long at all. server was great and the meal earned 2 exceptional votes and 1 very good...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Thank you for the review and we appreciate the kind words. Glad you and your team left happy and satisfied. I know that has a hint of pressure in it. Come see us again. Ciao e a presto.

Reviewed January 13, 2020

We had reservations for eight people at 6:30. unfortunately I had to change the reservation to just two people since the rest of our party became ill. And even though we downsized from 8 to 2 people,it still was at least 45 minutes before we...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

Thank you for your review and we appreciate you coming in. We do apologize for the wait even though you went down by 6 seats. As a host we try to accommodate changes in the “now” while thinking about “2 hours” reservations from now. I...More

Reviewed January 11, 2020

We had a reservation at 7:30pm. We arrived at 7:20pm. There was a line of people, also with reservations waiting in a makeshift line. The line went from the "Host" podium along the bar. We waited full 30 minutes without any restaurant employee acknowledging us....More

Date of visit: January 2020
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2020

Greetings, sincerely apologize for how your evening transpired Friday. We had an unexpectedly HUGE Friday for being so early in the New Year. We had very large parties reserved and we also had to accommodate folks that made reservations to the wrong Lemoncello but meant...More

Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

What a great special event experience! Service was outstanding, from the hosts to the bartender, to our server and bussers. The food was top notch - excellent!! Great bread, appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts. Everything! Can’t wait to go back!!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019

I have eaten there several times with my Dad. Every meal has been amazing and the service is always very professional and right on the ball.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019

This is a very quaint restaurant and the ambiance is great. Menu selection is fantastic. 6 of us ordered different items and we ALL loved our meal. I ordered lasagna and t was very good. Portion was very large, I took half home with me....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Greetings. Thank you for the review. It sounded very fair and definitely easy fixes and pretty isolated. The staff is small and works very efficiently but sometimes they takes mixes of large tables and smaller tables and the support service staff such as bussers, runners...More

Reviewed December 9, 2019

A group of our neighbors (14) of us, got together for a holiday dinner. We all agreed by the end of the night that, that everything at Lemoncello’s was perfect! The food was delicious, and our waitress Carolyn, was an ANGEL —so patient and helpful...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Thats was so nice of you to write. Yes Carolyn is an awesome server and as far as sincere, she is VERY sincere. Glad that the service food and entire experience was stellar even if the group was fairly large in the busy season. Thanks...More

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Sheila B
September 16, 2016|
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Response from Mass1974 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. It's a casual place where folks feel comfortable in jeans, slacks, shorts or suits. We just ask, no tank tops on gentlemen.
April 7, 2015|
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Response from Edward2020 | Property representative |
Yes. TUESDAY is no corkage fee. The other nights we charge $10 a bottle. Massimo
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