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Pomodoro Grill

$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub, Wine Bar
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1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674 (Culver Rd.)
+1 585-271-5000
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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279 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I was last there (quite a while ago), the University Ave location of Pomodoro has had a complete facelift/update, as has its menu. Yesterday's lunch with a friend was delightful - the "Trio" featured house made New England Clam Chowder PLUS their special house Caesar PLUS a generous half of their special wrap -- all delicious and portions so... More 

Thank Cedar880
Penfield, New York
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A group of us had lunch here a week ago. The service is very good (nothing like the comments from 2015). I really enjoyed my lunch. The Cioppino is shrimp, scallops, clams, fresh fish & mussels in a light saffron/tomato sauce. I had a glass of red wine ($8). With tip, the total came to $28. I can't do this... More 

Thank Jackie777777
Rochester, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went with a girlfriend the other night for the first time since the layout/space change & was very disappointed. Had a Groupon for a discount on $50 towards a dinner for 2. It was a busy Saturday night, but once seated we realized our server also has a table of 8-10 that was taking majority of his attention. He greeted... More 

Thank Shannon V
Fairport, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My pasta dish was ok, nothing special. Wife's pizza was burned black. It was sent back and replaced ok. 1st visit, didn't know draft beer was $8.00, a bit out of line. 2nd visit I ordered a soda, server never asked if I wanted a soda refill. Great view on outdoor deck when open but food and service really just... More 

Thank rdepasq1
Rochester, New York
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384 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had a Groupon for this place and had a wonderful lunch experience. My Turkey Club and my wife's Italian Steak were fantastic! And their desserts could be meals by themselves! We were especially pleased with our server Alaina, who provided us with absolutely first-class, outstanding service. She was attentive, professional and courteous, and her service was crisp and polished.... More 

Thank BiffBiffman
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Pomodoro is a nice place to relax and get a drink and/or dinner. The prices are very reasonable and they have specials, including no corkage fee Wednesdays, that make it an even better deal. Artisan pizza, seafood, and steak are all excellent. Would recommend.

Thank Eastender472
rochester,new york
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222 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friend and I went for dinner around 6 on a weekday. Newly remodeled. Awesome! Tables not crowded together like in some places. They have a specials menu every day. I ordered a special- crab cakes on bed of mixed greens. Excellent! My friend had something similar with shrimp. Good wine selection. Our server was very efficient. We planned to... More 

Thank bicyclelady
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

As always the food is great. The atmosphere is upscale. The service is always a step above most restaurants.

Thank Kathleen A
Farmington, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just visited for a light second dinner while waiting for a class attended by my daughter to run its course. Located right on University Ave with easy plentiful parking. Big room with a lot of seating and a good length and depth of bar. The appetizer and pizza were both really delicious. Free WiFi was nice too. Professional and attentive... More 

Thank Jason R
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Expensive for what you get, 23 dollars for 4 shrimps on a salad. Wine was $9 / glass. Long wait for food to arrive with no explanation. How long does it take to grill 4 shrimp and yet we waiting one hour.

Thank micromom21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
    (Culver Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-5000

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