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Merchants Wood Fire Pizza & Bistro

564 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-6507
+1 585-288-0067
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“house salad” (3 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Italian
$$ - $$$
564 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-6507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us had tried pizza, soup, salad, wine & beer. The pizza was good, with the salad it was enough for 2. I'm used to seeing the oven in "wood-fire" restaurants, it's usually showcased, but not here. The dining room is a little austere,...More

Thank HandsomeHoward
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Great specials and service. Hayley did awesome job and ability to sit and relax and enjoy great pasta special is nice. Always changing specials and now 2 trips 2 great dinners. Thanks.

Thank PJI_NY
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Awesome city restaurant. I had the gnocchi and it was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly and our meal came out quickly. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion

1  Thank bobbyjoeny
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here since it opened under the new name. I have never had a bad meal. The first time I went, they had a soup that was so good, I came back the next day to get the soup again. I've had all...More

Thank OP-Critic
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We thought we would try a place we had never tried before, sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Many times when you try new places you can be sorry you did, but not this time. This is a cozy, friendly restaurant in the city....More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I happen to be passing through Rochester on my way to Canada and the owner of the Airbnb I am staying at recommended Merchant's Wood-fired Pizza & Bistro. I had driven quite a lot this day and walked on down to this restaurant, located in...More

Thank HanSoloTraveler
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We enjoyed this restaurant when visiting my husband's sister. She lives within walking distance of the restaurant, and it's one of her local favorites. This was the best meal I had all weekend. I had the Shrimp Bucatini pasta with caper white wine sauce, and...More

Thank Figpox
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Merchant's Pasta House was highly recommended by friends, so we took a group of about 10 for dinner. Food was good, but not particularly exciting. We had a wide variety as a group, but all of us had similar reactions that you can find more...More

1  Thank L F
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Hoped since there was a new ownrer the food and service would have improved. Boy was I wrong. Server gave attitude and rolled her eyes when we asked for more bread. Burger was raw, tried sending it back, they would not fire it longer. Pizza...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 28 February 2015

This restaurant was renamed from the "Merchants Pasta House" and is a small, very friendly place to have very good Italian food. The owner greets you with a hug or handshake like a long lost friend. The chef came out to check on whether we...More

Thank Mike L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 AM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 564 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-6507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-288-0067
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