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Rocco's Italian Grille

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400 S Orlando Ave, 2 Blks. North of Fairbanks Ave. On Hwy. 17-92, Which Is Also Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-3684
+1 407-644-7770
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Miami
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a nice spot where having Italian dinner and a nice bottle of wine and we got to this gem in the middle of winter park. Rocco the owner and Walter the chef were outstanding, food was great. We had the mushroom apps, then we have shared a tortelli pasta and a veal chop which was outstanding.... More 

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Thank Usa F
Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for the first time, for dinner with my family. Good surprise for the casual atmosphere, with live music. We were quickly attended to and sat down, near the bar count the music was played softly. Our waitress took care of us professionally and quickly. Delicious food, our orders were not delayed, and came out as we... More 

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Thank Ramiro S
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Truly enjoy visit to Rocco's, food was very good, variety met everyone's tastes. We were group of 6 and reviews from all at our table were more than happy. Bar has nice setting and great stop for pre-dinner cocktail. Piano/singer were a bit retro but it did not negatively impact dining/dinner experience. Entrees were very good and I will definitely... More 

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Thank Chris T
The Villages, Florida
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Recently had dinner at Rocco's Italian Grille in Winter Park, Florida. Situated on S. Orlando Ave. Busy street, especially at rush hour. Better if you are travelling north on S. Orlando Ave. Sign is on front of building. Turn in on south side of bldg. to parking lot, entrance on side of bldg. Pleasant atmosphere on entering restaurant, clean, not... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our first time here with a coupon from Travelzoo. The restaurant is clean, the ambience is high end, sparkling white tablecloths. The staff is very friendly. Our waiter Scott was charming and polite and attentive. We started with the stuffed mushrooms. Very interesting. We shared the lasagna bolognese and the veal all rocco- tThe lasagna was rich and tasty- the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have been frequenting this establishment for several years. Never a disappointment. I had dinner only on Friday the 14th. Absolutely wonderful. All the food is made from scratched, no artificial here. The servers are wonderful and these servers certainly know their product as well as to properly serve it. Rocco and his staff treat everyone like they are family,... More 

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Thank Frank D
miro34786 ., Public Relations Manager at Rocco's Italian Grille, responded to this review

Hello Frank, On behalf of Rocco, Silvana and the entire staff....Thanks for your great comments. We strive to make every guest feel the way you obviously feel about Rocco's. The review you referred to has us all scratching our heads, wondering where we could have done more to satisfy this individual. We never like to disappoint. Again, thanks for your... More 

Winter Park, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Things have changed since the owner sent took over, The business seems to be doing pretty poorly. We came in somewhat late, about one hour prior to closing time but yet within the allotted time, we were met with huffs and puffs. The food was mediocre at best which is a pity as previously I considered being one of the... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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260 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Ambiance and food is superb. Will accommodate food allergies. I eat here 6-10x a year. Rocco is a talented chef. I wish they would tweak a few things: give the waitstaff the price of specials so they don't have to find out. And add more wines by the glass. It is very limited with inexpensive house wines that are fair... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Five women, around 6 PM on a Tuesday. Our waiter did a magnificent job and the white table cloth atmosphere was excellent. we all enjoyed a glass of house wine with the crusty bread. That said, my chicken with artichokes and capers left something to be desired. The chicken filet tasted a little off...almost as if it had been boiled... More 

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Thank Oldcitygirl
miro34786 ., Public Relations Manager at Rocco's Italian Grille, responded to this review

We appreciate your freedback, First, let me say that we encourage our waitstaff to take immediate feedback from our guests. If a dish is not what you expected, we want to know so we can address any issues in the kitchen. We will also bring you another menu item when your order does not meet expectations. We hope you will... More 

Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Rocco's is owned, by well, Rocco and his wife. It's great when a restaurant is owned by a chef. And they are Italian. Absolutely excellent food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Orlando Ave, 2 Blks. North of Fairbanks Ave. On Hwy. 17-92, Which Is Also Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-3684
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-644-7770
Description
Proprietor Rocco Potami has opened a casual yet sophisticated dining spot as warm and personal as a family-run trattoria, with marble floors, golden-hued walls, warm woods, white linens. There's a cozy wood-paneled bar, intimate al fresco dining on a courtyard terrace and private space for special events.

Rocco's uses the freshest meats, produce, breads, special sauces and imported pastas that are the heart of fine Italian cooking.
The result is a diverse culinary experience, offering a taste of favorite dishes selected from each region of Italy.

The cozy bar features seats at the bar, as well as banquette seating and high-top tables. Live music enlivens the scene Wed-Sat evenings from 8-11 PM.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?