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Osteria Rocco

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165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3526
+1 585-454-3510
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:22 pm - 11:00 pm
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was quite attractive however the noise level was very high. Being such a small place they needed to be efficient and manage their tables and time. This resulted in a number of surprises such as their request to order all at once, they did not offer a cocktail before taking our order, a limited menu and instructions on... More 

Thank Alex M
Rochester, New York, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! I've eaten here 3 times now and each time has been flawless! Cute ambiance, makes for a perfect treat or cozy date night. Staff are always friendly and accommodating. The food is outstanding and I always leave thinking that was some of the best food I've ever eaten! Make a reservation as they fill up... More 

Thank Kate P
Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed our date night at this restaurant. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious.

Thank vacagirl23
Rochester, New York
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We took out of town guests to Rocco's on July 18 and had a wonderful meal. It was very busy and they were short staffed but it all worked out fine. The waitress recommended an excellent wine to accompany our meal. It was so good we ended up ordering a second bottle. We split an order of the homemade ricotta... More 

Thank Mary M
New York
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife and I have been dining at Rocco on and off for many years. I'm wiring this review at this time because we've been frequenting here more ofter, about once every couple of weeks. As you get older you realize that if you're able to afford the luxury of dining out, there's no time to waste at poorly run... More 

2 Thank NewYorkDon67
Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Still one of the very best in Rochester. Friendly, impeccable service. Entire staff knowledgeable about their incredibly delicious food and their ambitious Italian wine list. Inventive craft cocktails. Dining room has a warm glow; you will leave with one too. Can't miss on food choices. Share as many appetizers as you can. You will return to try others. I usually... More 

Thank Stuart L
Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We really like this place... It's has a nice NY city vibe too it. Intimate with only 12 tables. Definitely get reservations. We split the baked ricotta, a salad with Gorgonzola and a pizza with sweet peppers, basil and cup and char pepperoni. All were delicious. Baked ricotta is drizzled with olive oil (or maybe truffle oil??) and served with... More 

Thank Mark H
Rochester, New York
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115 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Not sure why, but we haven't been here for some time, but our next visit will be sooner. I had a glass of very nice Sangiovese, and my wife had a Negroni--both to our satisfaction. She ordered the Caesar Cardini salad and an order of meatballs, both of which she enjoyed. But she enjoyed my dinner more! I had the... More 

Thank KenMaher
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Having tickets for Blackfriars Theater tonight, my friend and I decided on Rocco. A long time favorite and we were not disappointed. We were seated immediately for our early reservation. We began with Bellinis- refreshing on our first 80 degree day. Starters were Arancini with sauce for Debby and Insalata Italiano Rocco for me - which we shared and was... More 

Thank MargaretNY
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Stumbled in here on accident on a Saturday night. We were so lucky to get a seat! Definitely a place you need to make a reservation. The food was amazing! Would go back!

Thank Madi B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:22 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3526
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-454-3510

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?