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Osteria Rocco

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165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3526
+1 585-454-3510
17:22 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:22 - 23:00
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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the food is consistently good and our waiter was nice and knowledgeable the bartender has always been so rude every time my husband and I have been here... My husband went to the bar to ask him about a wine we had there before and he said I'm sure your waiter can help you with that...and he turned his... More 

1 Thank sfoxnyc
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Rocco for our anniversary. We had a 5pm reservation and the place was packed within a half an hour. It's not very big, so it was good that we had an early reservation. There isn't a lot of waiting room. The food was delicious. The arancini and pizza was really good. I got the... More 

Thank Akira S
Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I come here when I want to reminisce about my travels to Italy, particularly in the Tuscan region. Great selection of Italian wines. The fresh fish specials are always good. The tomato sauce is excellent--not typical Italian-American fare. The gnocchis are light and fluffy--made with semolina--Romano Style. I love the small and quaint atmosphere, especially when seated at the bar.... More 

Thank anniemacbetty2017
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Cramped but the great wait staff helped with clearing plates etc. Went with another couple and we shared apps which were all good. The drinks were good, the entrees were good, the desserts were good. I'd get reservations well in advance and I'd try to get a table near a wall or window. I'd give it a 5 but for... More 

Thank shall22016
Rochester, New York
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Good reviews encouraged me to try this place out, and it was, overall, a pleasant experience. My group was seated in a charming booth alcove that was private & comfortable. I was less enthusiastic about being served pizza with a charred, leathery crust that required use of the provided kitchen scissors to cut. But for dessert, the coffee panna cotta... More 

Thank Freespirit134
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was my second time there. Had a great experience the first time so decided to bring in clients. Our time there was just as good. The service was a bit slow, but once we got our drinks and appetizers we were set. Recommends the octopus and rabbit pate for appetizers. The Risotto was excellent. Beware, the gnocchi was not... More 

Thank Ludosauvage
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was quite attractive however the noise level was very high. Being such a small place they needed to be efficient and manage their tables and time. This resulted in a number of surprises such as their request to order all at once, they did not offer a cocktail before taking our order, a limited menu and instructions on... More 

Thank Alex M
Rochester, New York, United States
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place! I've eaten here 3 times now and each time has been flawless! Cute ambiance, makes for a perfect treat or cozy date night. Staff are always friendly and accommodating. The food is outstanding and I always leave thinking that was some of the best food I've ever eaten! Make a reservation as they fill up... More 

Thank Kate P
Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed our date night at this restaurant. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious.

Thank vacagirl23
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We took out of town guests to Rocco's on July 18 and had a wonderful meal. It was very busy and they were short staffed but it all worked out fine. The waitress recommended an excellent wine to accompany our meal. It was so good we ended up ordering a second bottle. We split an order of the homemade ricotta... More 

1 Thank Mary M

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:22 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3526
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-454-3510

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