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Perlo's Restaurant

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202 N Washington St, East Rochester, NY 14445-1310 (Formerly Perlo's Restaurant)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like visiting an old friend or breaking bread with a best friend. There's something for everyone on this menu. Last visit, my wife had pasta carbonara.....terrific; I had pasta aglio olio with anchovies....excellent! Every meal is like a family gathering. The greeting from Donna Perlo will make you feel at home immediately. Pacing the meal is your choice: Need a... More 

Thank RocKibitzer
Okeechobee, Florida
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading all the great reviews we thought we were in the wrong restaurant. First we arrived early to have a drink at the bar. Three empty stools great we were told that two of the stools were taken the patrons were outside. OK!! The bartenders were not friendly not even a good evening. The drinks were fine but those... More 

Thank garmac60
East Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Great food and service, and a family atmosphere. Home made sauces and fresh food. Good selection of wine and the server was very polite.

Thank tomring
East Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Unusual menu items (very Italian), delicious meals like a grandmother might make for Sunday dinner. Uniquely named items. Attentive service. Everyone was pleased with their food.

Thank sunnie16214
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a business meeting with a client who had never been to Perlos. They were completely amazed at the food, service and drinks!! The Ciippiono was spectacular and I suggested the chicken French since they were from out of town and had never experienced this local dish....needless to say there was nothing left on their plate! Always a fantastic experience... More 

Thank Russell A
Columbia, South Carolina
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The menu was the typical Rochester Italian fare, which I really like because I live in the south and you can't get good quality Italian food there. The salad was a little anemic but the bread and entree were great. Great service too. I would go there again.

Thank Yankinthesouth
Irondequoit, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

A must stop......atmosphere, old time service, great people, great food! I would get the sautéed calamari appetizer and anything that they offer "blackened" as it was amazing on swordfish. The pork chop and anything Italian are also cant miss!

Thank Bernie L
Youngstown, New York
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I made a reservation for a large group of 40 people for dinner after a soccer tournament and Perlos was extremely accommodating. The waitresses were excellent and were able to split checks for our large group. It's a nice casual restaurant, the food was delicious, and it was an overall good experience. I would definitely come back to Perlos the... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Penfield, New York
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great menu selections. Love the pasta dishes, Chicken French, etc. etc. Food is consistently good. Great location with parking.

Thank cath27x
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was there just the other night....and it's the same as always. This is THE restaurant Yogi Berra talked about....."that place is so busy, NOBODY goes there anymore!". Fabulous food...always consistent, the bartenders are the best in the county, the service - the best. Donna greets everyone with a smile...and why not - she has the best restaurant around. What... More 

Thank John W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 N Washington St, East Rochester, NY 14445-1310 (Formerly Perlo's Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  East Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-248-5060
Perlo's offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere with a true feeling of being part of the family. You’ll find great food and a full bar in our upscale yet casual atmosphere. Wonderful home cooked meals including seafood, steaks, chops, Italian specialties and wonderful wood-fired pizzas are what have made Perlo’s a Rochester tradition for over 12 years.In the warmer months, we invite you onto our outdoor patio. Owner Donna Perlo is delighted to host your private event or provide you with catering options. And remember, no one leaves Perlo’s a stranger—Donna guarantees it!

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