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Pomodoro Grill

$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub, Wine Bar
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1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674 (Culver Rd.)
+1 585-271-5000
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rochester, NY
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I both had a Thursday night special with scallops, shrimp artichokes on spinach linguini. We never agree on restaurant meals, so I usually give an average rating to balance out the good meal/bad meal experience. This time we agreed. That never happens. Our meal was rather tasteless. The pasta was overdone and there was too much sauce.... More 

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1 Thank Bobbin_Oreo_Daisey
Rochester, New York
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195 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great waitress who was very friendly and helpful with my gluten allergy. They offer gluten free pasta, which was very good. Salmon was cooked to perfection. Busy and a little loud, but once you get past that, it's a nice place to eat.

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1 Thank Smmills1981
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2015

I used to be a regular at Pomodoro's years ago and recently had dinner there. It was good "back in the day" and is still just as good today! The bartender was helpful in choosing the wine and was also very friendly. Good choice, by the way. My friend and I both had salads for dinner and mine was excellent.... More 

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Thank Joeyfletch
Upstate N.Y.
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256 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2015

I thought the service was pretty good, which I mention because a number of reviewers did not find it overwhelming, but the food was nothing special. I had a mediocre lobster dip as an app, and the Norwegian Salmon as an entre. The salmon was nicely prepared, and the dill cucumber salad was good tho really small. The roasted potatoes/vegetables... More 

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Thank swampknot
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

There were some things that were very good,but timely service was not on that list. The wine selection was good,and the pricing was more than reasonable. The crap cake were tasty but a bit mushy, but the sauce was excellent. The Tuscan white bean soup was good and would recommend it. The Tuscan paella however was a dish that featured... More 

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1 Thank Leigh H
Rochester, New York
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2014

went for special dinner, had excellent food and service was fast, friendly would recommend, bit pricy but not for special occasion.

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Thank pappy335
Henrietta, New York
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2014

Everything from soup to nuts is sooo good at Pomodoro Grill on University Ave. My husband and I always wind up sharing because we each have more than one favorite dish. When you visit please leave room for dessert. If you can't put your fork down and you have a full belly take your dessert home. The salmon is oh... More 

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Thank Ma and Pa B
Tustin, California
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2014

Came here for a business lunch with my work colleague and one of our vendors. The restaurant is located on University Ave. The restaurant is next to what I think is a factory, and the area can only be described as rustic industrial. A lot of brick building and manufacturing companies line the street, with a random Volvo dealership right... More 

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Thank Bo W
webster, United States
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Joined two special ladies for a fun lunch. Flat bread was great. Service was good. weather was NY perfect.

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Thank Diane V
Vernon, New Jersey
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240 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had the roast beef which was good but very fatty. Mashed potatoes were excellent. The veggies were good. The flat bread pizza was ok but kinda greasy. The banquet room was set up very nice and all the staff were personal.

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Thank Brie V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
    (Culver Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-5000

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