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232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608 (Parkway)
RTS
(585) 458-3090
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quintesstial Neighborhood Italian Restaurant

My dining companion was in the mood for Italian cuisine and I hadn't been to Roncone's in over 30 years, so what else does one need for motivation!? Roncone's has been the "go to" neighborhood restaurant for Italian food since 1937. I was amazed at how the restaurant has changed over the years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
chinajack88
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dining companion was in the mood for Italian cuisine and I hadn't been to Roncone's in over 30 years, so what else does one need for motivation!? Roncone's has been the "go to" neighborhood restaurant for Italian food since 1937. I was amazed at how the restaurant has changed over the years. What I remember as a somewhat tired... More 

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Thank chinajack88
ROCHESTER
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a Saturday for lunch after driving by it for years. It was worth the wait. The calamari appetizer was excellent. I had the rigatoni with pork & sauce. Huge bowl and perfectly cooked. Sauce is closest to my wife's homemade version that I've ever had. Nice old school Italian mom & pop joint for a great change... More 

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Thank BigDawgMAF
Rochester, New York
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch with friends to celebrate some birthdays and the holidays. Long time place but food was excellent. All had a great time and we will get back soon.

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Thank B1jamie
Fairport
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Yes, we had heard it closed, but that was short lived. We had a great meal last night and the service stood out for several reasons. Chicken Zingara was the meal of choice for both of us. I was sitting at a seat where i could see the cook in the kitchen and he knew what he was doing. Our... More 

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Thank damico27
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We have ate here several times, the food is always fantastic, I am glad to hear they have reopened..

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Thank mariba24
Upstate, New York
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I had a delicious lunch - pasta, meatball, and sauce with veggie flat bread appetizer. Everything was just the way I remember it...this was tty heir last day serving daily lunch as they prepare to close up.

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Thank Wonderful-Joy
rochester
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food and the prices at this rochester mainstay italian restaurant. It is located in an "iffy" neighborhood so I would recommend lunch or a close parking spot where you can see your car. The chicken and veal parm are excellent as are the eggplant and meatballs too. You just can't beat the prices and value. It is NOT fancy... More 

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Thank jimsalone
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Its as close to Grandma's cooking as I can find. We have only tried 3 items Chicken French, Chicken Parm and linguine w/White Clam Sauce. It's hard (for us) to try something else when these 3 items taste SO GREAT

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Thank G C
Macedon, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I went out to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and we both were in the mood for Italian - so we went to Trip Advisor to find someplace new to try and ended up at Roncone's. We had read in a previous review that the neighborhood wasn't in the nicest area downtown, but fortunately that did not... More 

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Thank Heather P
Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I (again) had the lasagna. Just reminds me of my Italian aunt's cooking. The waitstaff and Jamie are wonderful. The salad with crumbly bleu cheese and the warmed dipping sauces for the bread are delicious. I should try other foods here (although I have had the Chicken Parm and their Greens & Beans. A nice place and great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608
    (Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: RTS
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: (585) 458-3090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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