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Rocco's Restaurant

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203 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
+1 949-388-7766
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:30
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entrees are very sophisticated Italian dishes. White tablecloths and linens but servers are easy going and friendly. Restaurant is cozy, made up of several small rooms that can be very noisy when busy

Thank Steve V
San Juan Capistrano, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great small place. Intimate. Great staff and excellent food. You can watch the chef making your dinner. Found it by accident and now Rocco's is one of my fav's

Thank Geoffrey M
San Clemente, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an interesting and small dining experience. some tables are high tops, so if you don't like sitting that way, as for a regular table. You can see most of the chef prep area from part of the restaurant, which also has some charm. I most recently had the pork chop there and it was a very nice meal.... More 

Thank emcguirk2017
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I just love this place. Great service, awesome food & drink. I live in San Clemente & this is one of our favorite places!

Thank Nur E
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food is always good and interesting. The ambiance is pleasant. I like the romantic table for two at the back of the main room. The service is courteous. Went without a reservation a couple of times, and there was no wait.

Thank Daniel H
Ladera Ranch, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a good restaurant with reliable dishes. The specials are a step up for sure. Priced right, good food for families and great location.

Thank Rick B
San Clemente, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Intimate restaurant where the food is wonderful. Great service and you can watch the chef owner perform his culinary magic.

Thank Lee192672
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at Rocco's several times and have never been disappointed. Menu is an interesting mix of entrees and we've always been pleased with our choices (pasta, fish...). We split a salad during the last visit and they brought it out nicely divided (plenty for two). Service is always prompt and friendly. A nice choice for fine dining in SC.

Thank GraceM100
San Clemente, California
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Cosy restaurant very clean and as a bonus you can watch the chef prepare your food. they are also open for lunch. The Risotto is excellent.

Thank Lee192672
Dana Point,
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent Italian Restaurant. Cook is from Southern Italy, so I enjoy his touch in spices. We have dined a few times, and it is always delicious.

Thank johnsanDanaPoint_

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-388-7766

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