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Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar

137 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
+1 585-385-8565
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
137 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food and atmosphere! The two owners are so friendly and accommodating...always make you feel so welcomed! Service is always great...

Thank Sedonaroxy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to check out Lemoncello for quite some time so we visited the bar and ordered drinks and appetizers to see what we thought. It is a popular place, even on a Monday. Each appetizer was totally delicious and the staff were friendly. We will...More

Thank Luckyfindiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted to treat our grown-up daughter to dinner; it was late Tuesday night and we made last-minute reservations at Lemoncello, which had a good TripAdvisor restaurant rating, and were seated promptly once we arrived. Our waitress was efficient and helpful. Since...More

Thank JohnVic_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lemoncello's is an attractive Italian restaurant very conveniently located for us. The interior features cozy nooks, various lighting effects, and some antique-looking decor; it definitely is a fun place to visit. However, my two most recent visits were mixed, one for dessert on a Sunday...More

Thank btobey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated two birthdays here on a Sunday afternoon. Food was very tasty, service was perfect. Started out with fried calamari and an appetizer pizza. The calamari were so tender with a light breading. Tentacles were included so we felt it was not from a frozen...More

Thank Bluesie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner Saturday night for a friend's birthday celebration, party of 8. They let us bring our own wine and took care of the corkage fee because it was a birthday party. Very cool of them to do. Chicken Fra Diavolo was amazing, not too...More

Thank Clarkvara
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for that review. Very descriptive. Glad you liked the food, service and ambiance and even more happy that my (brother/partner) was able to that for you. Yes, weekends and most nights in warmer weather get pretty full. We can’t wait to open the...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We ate as a family of 5 and were lucky to get in with a short wait on a Tuesday night so booking would be a good idea. We shared 2 starters which proved adequate and had a mixture of main courses from pasta to...More

Thank Smaske1
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks for the review. We appreciate your comments and are very happy you enjoyed your dinner experience. Your comment about the noise level is fair. In the winter months we only have 120 seats in two rooms so when it’s busy, tables are close even...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I can’t believe we’ve never been to this gem near us. We had an awesome server who had perfect timing. The Lemoncello salad dressing was delicious, the kitchen accommodated our dietary requests no problems and our meals were delicious. We even took...More

Thank Catherine T
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your stay, but even happier you found us. Love that called us a gem because we think of ourself sad such. We do our best to bring a good balance of food and service techniques from Italy and combine with expectations locally....More

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

I dined at Lemoncello for the first time with my husband and 3 children. Our server was prompt and attentive even with it being a Saturday evening. I had the raspberry tart martini and loved it. The bread came out right away and was warm...More

Thank Melanie S
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Melanie, sorry for the late response. I thought I did but I was mistaken. Anyhow, we appreciate you taking the time to review our little gem. Glad you like everything from the drinks, service, food and ambiance. We poured a lot of love transforming...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

This evening I dined at this establishment along with a friend. We were a party of two arriving around 5 pm. We were initially seated on top of a party of four, at a table for two. The seating was SO tight we asked to...More

Thank ilikegolf65
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Good afternoon, thank you so much for the review. As the other owner, I do have to do some due diligence so I did look at he video feed to get a good idea of the overall picture. I will apologize for being so busy...More

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Questions & Answers
Sheila B
17 September 2016|
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Response from Mass1974 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. It's a casual place where folks feel comfortable in jeans, slacks, shorts or suits. We just ask, no tank tops on gentlemen.
8 April 2015|
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Response from Edward2020 | Property representative |
Yes. TUESDAY is no corkage fee. The other nights we charge $10 a bottle. Massimo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  East Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-385-8565
  • E-mail
Considered one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Monroe county. A place where visiting Italians are referred to for a meal most resembling home.Dinner Monday-Sunday starting at 4pm. Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 4pm-7pm in Bar Room only. Beautiful Patio in the warmer months as wellLive Music. See Website
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