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Panzari's Italian Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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321 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14608-2708
+1 585-546-7990
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 6 and our waitress Nikki was very knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant is small but very good. We all had more than we could eat. One person ordered a dinner that he was told would be spicy and when it came, he ate most but did say that it was more spicy than he thought... More 

Thank Allyn
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Being from out of town, we had to get a hard to find cab to make our reservation on time. I called ahead to let them know we would be late and to add two additional people to the reservation. The staff could not have been nicer and accommodating. Upon arrival, we were seated promptly and chairs were added to... More 

Thank Lori B
Penfield, New York
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126 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very relaxing atmosphere. We decided to try a new restaurant and were not disappointed. Our lunch featured the daily special which was excellent. We will definitely return for dinner.

Thank cath27x
Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Haddock French was wonderful and the rest of our group enjoyed their meals as well. The room is not too noisy even though busy, and we were comfortable. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating but there were many oversights and omissions. One persons drink was forgotten, there was no bread offered, there were no spoons on the table and we... More 

Thank tommyshots
Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Small, quaint, clean, with nicely decorated interior with large open area bar. Very comfortable padded booths as well as tables and padded chairs inside. Decent sized outdoor dining patio with wrought iron tables and chairs (not padded). Pretty landscaping with trees, etc. around patio. We did not have a reservation (big mistake) but the server "squeezed" us in between her... More 

Thank Laura O
Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great food but the service was not great. We never had our water glass field it took the stage a long time (20 minutes) to come and take the order. When we requested the check it was also delayed. The state was to busy talking small talk to each other. The food was great! spicily the green and beens. I... More 

Thank ikroll
Rochester, New York, United States
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Having been to several comparable restaurants in the Rochester area, this one undoubtedly compares food-wise. However, price wise...it's a lot more expensive for what you get. I still go here from time to time...but try to choose less expensive restaurants more often.

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Yucaipa, CA
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184 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The service was outstanding, but as I was the only diner in the middle of a Thursday afternoon, that wasn't too surprising. The food was great as expected. The interior of the restaurant is nicely appointed. The other time I ate here, it was packed. There was no parking, we sat on the patio and service was slower. So, try... More 

Thank Dan_Yucaipa_CA
Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A quaint cozy restaurant with great food, historic surroundings, all at reasonable prices. The staff were very friendly and responsive to all our requests. The food is excellent! We each enjoyed a different dish and we all praised our meals. The pastas are all homemade and cooked to perfection. A good selection of wines and spirits are available to your... More 

Thank Vettejim1
Rochester, New York
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I made my first visit to Panzari's for a business lunch and it turned out to be the perfect spot for tasty food and good conversation. My colleague and I sat outside on a beautiful late-summer afternoon. The service was very good and unobtrusive. The menu offered a number of tasty choices - from light to heavy. I had the... More 

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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$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14608-2708
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-546-7990

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