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Ristorante Lucano

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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This reminds us of the Ma and Pa family run Italian restaurants we love to visit here. Service was excellent and attentive. Food was very good. Soup and veal medallions were delicious. Lamb gnocchi was ok. We enjoyed our meal and might return of visiting the area.

Thank nisker7
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$160 (before tip) for 2 ppl - 1 bottle of $45 wine, 1 app, 1 salad, 2 entrees and no dessert. Over priced doesn't begin to describe this place. "Fresh" bread was at least 1 day old if not 2. Wasn't even warmed to try to cover it up. Oysters were $3 a piece - which wasn't told to us... More 

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Fairport, New York
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155 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service from I think his name is Robert. Very good food. Had the veal medallions with a brown mushroom gravy. Delish. Wife had chicken which was large with eggplant and cheese. Also very good. Skip the salads $7-$8 and nothing special. I would do an appetizer to share next time which might be a better value.

Thank Arab S
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderfully friendly welcome led to a delicious beautifully prepared dishes. Great experience lovely atmosphere. We enjoyed every dish that was served !

Thank ikroll
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

A wonderfully friendly congenial and warm welcome led to a delicious beautifully plated fresh and perfectly cooked meal starting with a meat lasagna followed by gorgeous huge loin lamb chops, accompanied by a perfectly chosen Sicillian Red wine that complemented the entire meal as well as the berry loaded chantilly cream imported pastry. The owners Joanne and Chuck Formosa circulate... More 

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My husband and I went for dinner for our Anniversary last night and had some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten in a restaurant. The restaurant is in a small strip plaza with a very nondescript front, but once inside, it is very intimate with small dining rooms and a bar. The wait staff is friendly and... More 

1 Thank Mary Catherine J
Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We went here based on the wonderful reviews. Those reviews were not wrong. From the minute you come in to the moment you leave, the experience is just wonderful. It's like eating in a friend's home who just happens to be a great chef. We each had a different entree and they were all excellent. The attention to detail was... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Don't be put off by the mini-mall storefront. Ristorante Lucano is a top notch restaurant which sets a luxurious mood inside with several rooms providing intimacy and personal service. The service was as excellent as the food, with knowledgeable wait staff and just the right amount of attentiveness. Our party of five had a variety of meats (chicken, lamb and... More 

2 Thank Howard K
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We went to Lucano for the first time and were very pleasantly treated to a great dinner. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive to our party of 6. Food was excellent and just right portions. Lots of choices for roasted veggies. I had the sword fish special and it was done just right and very tasty. Everyone in our... More 

Thank Allyn
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic experience all the way around. The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was fantastic, and the food was spectacular. I had the little neck clams in a spicy tomato broth appetizer (one of the specials) and the veal medallions with wild mushrooms in a cognac cream sauce, both of which were out of this world. My friends tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 15852443460

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