We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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!
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Steakhouse, Pizza, Italian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (232)
Filter reviews
232 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews salad bread chicken french shrimp scampi arancini a busy friday night across the street the wait staff warm atmosphere an appetizer dining room donna entrees rochester sauce homemade
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed March 21, 2021

Great dinner as always at Perlo’s. So glad to dine In again. Great food at great price with excellent service. Try the Chicken Parm!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

If you don’t have an Italian Mama, or if you do and she doesn’t feel like cooking and you NEED homemade Italian, go to Perlo’s. The food is delicious, comforting homemade Italian- and I gauge the quality of my Italian restaurants by their meatballs- that’s...just me- and the meatball appetizer is the BEST!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 15, 2021

Last night I wanted to treat myself to a birthday meal of lasagna. I’ve b heard good to great reviews of Perlos so I thought I would start a new tradition. Ordering over the phone went well with a pleasant exchange. Pick up was easy....The meal was warm, the salad was a bit brown, perhaps made earlier in the day. The bread was tough. The lasagna did not have any Italian seasoning so I added my own red pepper, oregano and basil. I couldn’t detect any meat. The menu stated it is “smothered with our homemade classic red sauce.” It came far short of that. I’ve had better lasagna across the street. Looks like next year I’ll have to come up with a new tradition or go across the street for a real Italian lasagna.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 10, 2021 via mobile

Great Spot for Dinner. We found Perlo’s while traveling through the area and we were not disappointed. Food was fresh and tasted homemade. The meatball app, Cesar salad, beef Marsala and gnocchi with bolognese all were delicious. Service was a little inattentive - glasses were...empty more than once, one drink was never delivered from bar and our takeout box took forever to arrive. This is a trying time for restaurants so I’m sure that service routines have been altered by COVID. It was the service hiccups that prevented a 5 star rating but we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 21, 2020 via mobile

Met 3 friends for dinner. We wore masks & tables were social distanced.the food and 🍷 wine were a nice treat from our normal cook at 🏠 home.waiteess seemed very pleased we were there & gave good service.portion of veal parmesan was so large I...took it I took home enough for two more meals. Arancini appetizer good too.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 4, 2020

From the moment you walk in you're greeted with a friendly face and a warm atmosphere. The drinks are a heavy pour and well worth it. The menu is extensive and has something for everybody. Portions are good size and the meals are delicious ....Always a hard choice because everything on the menu is appealing. I've been going here for years and am never disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed November 26, 2020

I highly recommend Perlos Restaurant we ordered our Thanksgiving meal to go it was absolutely fantastic. The Turkey was moist and delicious the stuffing was really good the mashed potatoes were to die for it even included bread salad and green beans. I will be...ordering the chicken French family meal this week. The curbside pickup was very well organized in and out quick I did not even leave my car.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2020

Just another crappy Italian-American (NOT to be confused with real Italian) restaurant. Lame iceberg lettuce salad (damn, even Wendy's serves a better lettuce mix).....tasteless chicken French on way undercooked pasta....eggplant parm, mediocre at best (could you spare the cheese?). I'm done with the Rochester cookie...cutter "Italian" restaurants. From now on, I'm sticking with Mama G's---the only REAL Italian restaurant in Rochester. (I only went to Perlo's because I was invited.)More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed June 3, 2020 via mobile

I can't tell you how grateful I am to be able to order take out from my favorite restaurant during this time. Their system for ordering and pick up is literally flawless! The food tasted as though I was eating right in their dining room,...hot, fresh, and amazing! Thank you to the entire Perlo's crew for making sure I can continue to get my favorite food in Rochester! ❤More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 30, 2020

Fish fry to go. 1st and last time. The fish was very good but,, missing bread and fries were too soggy to eat (they were underneath the fish) and salad was a joke, 2 large tablespoons worth. fish fry container, which they charge $1 for...was collapsed. All in all they will not get my business for take out again. Will return when they open. By the way 20% gratuity is very very steep, almost $7 to bring me a bag and put in trunk. I feel like they were nickel and diming me.More

Date of visit: May 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hampton Inn Rochester Penfield
237 reviews
.46 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott Rochester East/Penfield
162 reviews
.80 miles away
The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa
385 reviews
2.19 miles away
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Rochester-Pittsford/Brighton, NY
302 reviews
3.15 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar
307 reviews
.31 miles away
Signatures at the Humphrey House
117 reviews
.87 miles away
Leo's Elite Bakery
148 reviews
.08 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Corbett's Glen Nature Park
48 reviews
2.28 miles away
Big oak Driving Range
5 reviews
.32 miles away
Harris Whalen Park
17 reviews
2.18 miles away
Flower City Food Tours
57 reviews
2.22 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
August 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 60avac | Reviewed this property |
See my review titled “Thanksgiving disappointment “ and move on . I seldom choose Italian, because I have lived in Italy, and had a large family of good cooks growing up , so I am often disappointed. I hear Lucano in the... More
December 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from FWoW2 | Property representative |
Hi -- Perlo's doesn't sell gift certificates online, but it you call 585-248-5060 you may be able to purchase one over the phone and have it mailed.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Perlo's Restaurant

  • Yes, Perlo's Restaurant offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Perlo's Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Perlo's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4