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“Neighborhood special”

Guido's Pasta Villa
Ranked #25 of 1,294 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Pasta Villa is a family owned Italian-American restaurant with the emphasis on family. We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2012 & are looking forward to 20 more! From homemade pastas to handcut steaks, we offer something for everyone. We pride ourselves on outstanding food, drink, service & our biggest source of pride, our outstanding customers!Things of note:Reservations are accepted for parties of 5 or more, only. All others are first come first serve.Take out Delivery is available to The Hampton Inn located next door to Pasta Villa.
Glenburnie
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Neighborhood special”
Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

Huge portions had enough to take home for a couple more meals! Good small restaurant atmosphere. Not fancy Reasonable price. Pastas are tasty and you can create your own. Very good service. I will return

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Denton, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian in a town with lots of Italian choices”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

I eat here often when I come to Rochester. Its excellent food, a slightly too crowded dining room, very good service and always a good time. Sure, the pasta dishes are terrific but be sure to try the pork chops!

There are lots of reviews that talk about "authentic Italian" and I get a little skeptical of those because there are so many styles of cooking in Italy that those comments don't make much sense to me. The deal at Pasta Villa is this: Its great food. To some it may be "authentic." To others it may be "like Mama used to make." Whatever you want to call it, it is very good, prepared in the kitchen, fresh and perfectly seasoned. Enjoy it and don't over think it.

  • Visited March 2012
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Rochester, New York
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Always a great meal and great service”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

We have enjoyed Pasta Villa for many years. It is consistent in both great food and great service. Sure, the smokers by the entrance doesn't make this the most-welcoming place and it is on the small side, but the gravy ("tomato sauce" to the uninitiated) is worth the trip alone - thick and delicious. I wish I went more often so I would try more dishes, but the chicken and veal parm are my favorites. Lunch is a tremendous value with salad (or soup), bread and the parm! Keep it up paisans!

  • Visited February 2012
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Rochester, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Italian food anywhere - and that's not an exaggeration”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

You're not going to find better Italian anywhere. Absolutely amazing food. It is a small place so make reservations or be prepared to wait - but it is VERY worth it.

  • Visited March 2011
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Rochester, New York
Level 6 Contributor
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123 restaurant reviews
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“Food was delicious!”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

It is a small cozy restaurant ... make sure you have reservations! It is a limited menu yet there is quite a variety. I thought there would be more "pasta" choices but there were more "meat/fish" choices.

  • Visited January 2012
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