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Ristorante Lucano

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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
+1 585-244-3460
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We were a little disappointed. We have heard so much about it and reservations weeks ahead and found it wasn't any better then an average Italian meal. The bread I thought was over baked and not a very satisfying. The service was very good and the atmosphere was cozy but the food was just ok. They do have a lot... More 

1 Thank AmyROC
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I figured we try this place out because of the great reviews on trip advisor. We were seated for only about 15 seconds before we are offered drinks, The staff was very attentive. A+ for Bob our waiter!! The appetizers were great, dinner was amazing. I ordered The seafood pasta, my wife ordered one of the fish... More 

2 Thank Joe10977
Greece, New York, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I have our favorite restaurants in Rochester, but figured we should branch out and start trying some of the highest rated places in case we were missing out. Here's the problem: we like bold flavors, and eating food we wouldn't be able to make at home (or want to). We like a really great experience with great... More 

Thank Meg H
Watertown, New York, USA
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

In Rochester for a conference and decided on dinner and a movie. Not being very familiar with the locations, we inquired immediately if we would be able to dine and be out in time for a movie. It was clear from the beginning that our waiter made it a priority to get us on time to the movies. With that... More 

Thank sue9254
upstate ny
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2014

I almost hesitate to write a review because it is hard enough getting in here! Make your reservations well in advance. This italian food is outstanding! Wonderful attention to detail. Cozy atmosphere. Attentive, intelligent hosts and service. Thank you for a memorable evening.

Thank momwifesq
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2013

In advance of taking a special friend out to dinner, I asked yet another friend, a Sicilian, which restaurant in Rochester she'd recommend for the best southern Italian food in town. Her spontaneous reply was "Ristorante Lucano" and right she was. After a meal there, I am in total agreement. Our waiter was delightful and full of good advice, without... More 

1 Thank israellite
Rochester, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

personal and attentive service, great food. wine list(if you consult the owner) superb as there are sleepers.

Thank hans b
Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chuck and Joann make sure their guests feel their warmth. The atmosphere is intimate and warm. The staff makes you feel like you are the most important people in The restaurant. The appetizers and salads are all unbelievable. It is their fish dishes that make us go back often. Unique fresh fish excellently prepared. I love their codina fish in... More 

Thank James D
Rochester, NY
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Being a foodie, I'm both ashamed and delighted after visiting Ristorante Lucano right here in my own home town or Rochester NY. It is our friends favorite restaurant and I was ashamed, when they asked us to join them for dinner, to tell them I had never been there before. On the other hand, we were delighted with the entire... More 

Thank TheWallWalker
New York
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Had a business lunch here. Was pleasantly surprised by awesome food, great service and a very nice atmosphere. There were only 3-4 tables seated for lunch, so it was quiet. Felt like we had the place to ourselves.

Thank Tom_Realtor_CIPS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +1 585-244-3460

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