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Food & Drink > Italian

Agatina’s Restaurant & Party House
2967 Buffalo Road Gates, NY
426-0510; http://agatinas.com/
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Family-run Italian restaurant which uses the freshest ingredients.
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Alfano's
1245 Lee Road Rochester, NY 14606
585 254 4947
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Amore
East Ave Wegmans, 1750 East Ave. Rochester, NY 14610
585-452-8780; http://wegmansamore.com
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Italian restaurant and wine bar in Wegmans.
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Antonetta's Restaurant
1160 Jay Street Rochester, NY 14611
585 328 1830
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Aunt Rosie's
350 East Main Street Rochester, NY 14606
713-1470; http://auntrosies.com/
Italian cuisine featuring brick oven pizza, pasta and deli.
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Avanti Pizza
500 Main Street Medina, NY 14103
585 798 1100; http://iloveavanti.com/
Pizza and subs.
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Avanti Pizza
310 West Avenue Albion, NY 14441
585 589 8888; http://iloveavanti.com/
Pizza and subs.
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Bacco's Ristorante
263 Park Ave. Rochester, NY
442-5090; http://baccosristorante.com/Home.html
D $$
Italian cuisine of meats and seafood, the freshest vegetables, and homemade bread and pasta.
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Bazil Restaurant
1384 Empire Blvd. Webster, NY
697-2006; http://bazilitalianrestaurantrochester.com/
D $
Italian food favorites in a casual family atmosphere.
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Bella Pasta Cafe
2846 W Ridge Rd Greece, NY 14626
585 340 6100; http://www.bellapastacafe.com/
Italian-American cuisine includes four-free-toppings pizza and create-your-own pasta dinners.
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Benucci’s Contemporary Italian Cuisine
3349 Monroe Ave. Pittsford, NY
264-1300; http://www.benuccis.com/
L D $$
Tuscan board of meats, cheeses and olives or wood burning pizza, signature pasta dishes and Italian classics.
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Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
818 Eastview Mall Victor, NY
223-2290; http://www.biaggis.com/
L D $$
Serving fresh, affordable Italian cuisine, including award-winning pastas, salads, steaks, chicken, veal, fresh fish and seafood. Extensive wine list.
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Bistro 11
11 West Main Street Victor , NY 14564
585 924 3660; http://bistro11.net/
Grilled pizza, Italian dishes and specialty sandwiches.
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Blu Bar & Grill
250 Pixley Road Rochester, NY 14624
585 247 0079; http://www.blurochester.com/
Casual restaurant and bar that offers a care-free home away from home, with no-cover live music, darts and game night.
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Bocaccinis Bistro & Bar
Perinton Square Mall, 6720 Pittsford-Palmyra Road Fairport, NY
421-8200; http://bocaccinis.com/
L D $$
Italian bistro and bar, serving pasta, brick oven pizza, plates and more.
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Brick Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
2833 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
585 225 2725; http://www.brickwoodfiredpizza.com/
Modern, yet casual, atmosphere, featuring hand-tossed pizza from a brick oven.
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Carpani's
155 Pattonwood Dr Rochester, NY 14617
585 266 2990; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carpanis-Italian-Restaurant/452660784818617?rf=224189257608195
Specializes in upscale Italian dining, located in the Stutson Bridge Plaza.
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Carrabba’s Italian Grill
3340 West Henrietta Road Henrietta, NY
292-6120; http://www.carrabbas.com/menu/tonights-specials
D $$
Generations of family’s Sicilian recipes, created from the freshest, seasonal ingredients, and many are cooked on a signature wood-burning grill.
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Cerame's Italian Villa
3450 Winton Pl # 17 Rochester, NY 14623
585 427-7350; http://www.ceramesitalianvilla.com/
Serving Italian cuisine since 1970, with dine-in, take-out and catering available.
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Ciccino's Pizzeria & Restaurant
22 East Main Street Waterloo, NY 13165
315 539 1064 ; http://www.ciccinos.com/
“A slice of Italy in Central New York,” with banquet and catering services as well.
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Compane Brick Oven Bistro
80 N. Main St Fairport, NY 14450
585 678 4013; http://companebistro.com/
The wood fired pizzas and Italian cuisine is balanced with a comfortable, home-like ambiance.
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DaVinci Restaurant
1558 W. Ridge Road Greece, NY
663-3360; http://davincisrestaurant.com/
L D $$
Italian cuisine offering signature starters, dinner entrees or gourmet pasta dishes.
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Delmonicos Italian Steakhouse
125 White Spruce Blvd Brighton, NY 14623
585 424 4242; http://www.delmonicositaliansteakhouse.com/
Steakhouse featuring steaks and traditional Italian cuisine.
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Divino at the Holiday Inn Rochester Airport
911 Brooks Ave. Rochester, NY
328-6000; http://www.hirochesterairport.com/Divino_Restaurant.html
B L D $$
Casual Italian American dining in a relaxed atmosphere.
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East End Pizza & Deli
113 East Ave Rochester, NY 14604
585 546-2121; http://stromboliexpress.com/
Pizza, sandwiches and more.
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Eric's Office Restaurant
2574 Macedon Road Canandaigua , NY 14424
585 394 8787
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Fazool's Casual Italian Kitchen
51 Market St Brockport, NY 14420
585 431 3072; https://www.facebook.com/FazoolsCasualItalianKitchen
A casual Italian kitchen with a twist.
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Fiamma
1308 Buffalo Rd Rochester, NY 14624
585 270 4683; http://fiammarochester.com/
Full service authentic Italian Restaurant featuring an authentic Neapolitan wood-burning pizza oven.
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Garlic Pit
696 Ridge Road Webster, NY 14580
585 671 6360; http://www.garlicpit.com/
Several different variations of pasta and other Italian dishes.
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Gigi's Italian Kitchen and Catering
1770 Ridge Rd East Rochester, NY 14622
585 544 5440; http://www.gigisitaliankitchen.com/
Italian cuisine featuring pasta, chicken, veal, seafood and Friday fish fry.
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Giuseppe's
40 Spencerport Rd Rochester, NY 14606
585 426 3397; http://www.giuseppesrochester.com/
An Italian restaurant that offers a wide variety of bread and Italian food for dine-in or to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.
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Grandpa Sam's
138 South Union Street Spencerport, NY 14559
585 349 7267; http://www.grandpasamsitaliankitchen.com/
Authentic Italian Cuisine available for dine-in or takeout.
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Guido's Pasta Villa
1313 East Ridge Road Rochester, NY 14621
585 266 2676; http://www.thepastavilla.com/
Family-owned Italian restaurant known for large portions.
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Gusto
277 Alexander St. Rochester, NY
232-7810; http://eatwithgusto.com/
B L D $
Fresh ingredients and Italian family recipes with a comfortable environment.
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Infantino's Market Restaurant
2133 East Henrietta Rd Rochester, NY 14623
585 359 0990
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Italian Osteria
4671 Culver Road Rochester, NY 14622
585 338 7440; http://italianosteriaristaurante.com/
Italian restaurant known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine made with fresh ingredients.
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Joey's Pasta House
1789 Penfield Road Penfield, NY 14526
585 586 2426; http://www.joeyspastahouse.com/ordereze/default.aspx
An Italian dining experience serving pasta, meats, seafood and more.
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La Bella Vita
1759 Empire Boulevard Penfield, NY 14580
585 671 7220; http://labellavitabistro.com/
Casual Italian dining, specializing in wood-fired brick pizzas, pasta and other Italian favorites.
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La Luna
60 Browns Race Rochester, NY 14614
585 232 5862; http://lalunarestaurant.net/
Old world feel with authentic Italian food and a stunning view of High Falls.
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Lemoncello Italian Restaurant
137 W Commercial St East Rochester, NY 14445
585 385 8565; http://www.lemoncello137.com/
Italian restaurant and bar with rustic décor and authentic Italian cuisine.
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Lilian's Restaurant & Party House
2200 Penfield Rd. Penfield , NY 14526
585 377 1300; http://www.liliansrestaurantpartyhouse.com/
Italian and Ukrainian cuisine.
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Lucca Wood Fired Pizza
90 West Main Street Victor, NY 14569
585 924 9009; http://www.luccawfpizza.com/
Lucca serves up wood-fired pizza, paninis, appetizers, and salads, with inside and seasonal dining on porch or patio.
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Mangia Mangia
500 S Union St Spencerport, NY 14559
585 352 7782; http://mangiafoodsandcatering.com/
Homemade pasta, breads, pastries, and a full-service Italian deli and catering service.
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Mario’s Italian Steakhouse & Catering
2740 Monroe Ave. Brighton, NY
271-1111; http://mariosit.com/
D $$
Rochester’s most authentic Italian dining experience and world-class steakhouse, serving fresh seafood, veal, chicken, steaks, calamari, homemade pasta and more.
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Marvin Mozzeroni's
39 North Main St Brockport, NY 14613
585 637 6278 ; http://www.whatareuhungryfor.com/
Pizzeria using only fresh ingredients, with five locations.
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Marvin Mozzeroni's
27 W Main St Webster, NY 14580
585 872 1990; http://www.whatareuhungryfor.com/
Pizzeria using only fresh ingredients, with five locations.
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Marvin Mozzeroni's
3400 Ridge Rd. W Rochester, NY 14626
585 225 7757; http://www.whatareuhungryfor.com/
Pizzeria using only fresh ingredients, with five locations.
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Marvin Mozzeroni's
1703 Crittenden Rd Rochester, NY 14623
585 292 5770; http://www.whatareuhungryfor.com/
Pizzeria using only fresh ingredients, with five locations.
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Marvin Mozzeroni's
4350 Culver Rd Irondequoit, NY 14622
585 323 1700; http://www.whatareuhungryfor.com/
Pizzeria using only fresh ingredients, with five locations.
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Marvin Mozzeroni's
360 Park Ave Rochester, NY 14607
585 241 0002; http://www.whatareuhungryfor.com/
Pizzeria using only fresh ingredients, with five locations.
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Merchant's Pasta House
564 Merchants Road Rochester, NY 14609
585 288 0067; http://www.merchantspastahouse.net/
Traditional Italian cuisine for dine-in or take-out.
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Michelina's Italian Eatery
2700 West Henrietta Road Henrietta, NY 14623
585 424 3040; http://www.michelinasitalianeatery.com/
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Monroe's
3001 Monroe Ave Pittsford, NY
348-9130; http://www.monroes3001.com/
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Traditional Italian cuisine, serving pasta, meats, seafood, salads, tapas and light fare.
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Mr. Dominic’s on the Lake
4699 Lake Ave. Charlotte, NY
865-4630; http://mrdominics.com/
L D $$
Italian specialties and dishes - using the same recipes for homemade sauces, pastas and veal dishes since the restaurant's inception.
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Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria
573 Clinton Ave Rochester, NY
232-8558; http://www.napawoodfired.com/
L D $
Homemade, fresh and creative food in a relaxing gathering place, serving wood-fired pizza and more.
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Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria
697 Moseley Road Fairport, NY
223-5250; http://www.napawoodfired.com/
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Homemade, fresh and creative food in a relaxing gathering place, serving wood-fired pizza and more.
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Nick's Sea Breeze Inn
4581 Culver Rd Irondeuoit, NY 14622
585 323 1950; http://www.nicksseabreezeinn.com/
Restaurant on the shore of Lake Ontario, serving Italian favorites, steaks and seafood, in addition to Nick's Famous Antipasto Bar.
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Northside Inn
311 N. Washington St. East Rochester, NY
248-3470; http://thenorthsideinn.com/
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Casual family-owned and operated restaurant, serving traditional Italian cuisine, made fresh daily with Old World family recipes.
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Olive Garden
532 Jefferson Road Henrietta, NY 14623
585 292 0590; http://www.olivegarden.com/
Italian pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, soup, salad and many combination meals in a casual setting.
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Olive Garden
100 Paddy Creek Circle Rochester, NY 14615
585 865 5610; http://www.olivegarden.com/
Italian pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, soup, salad and many combination meals in a casual setting.
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Olive Garden
204 High Point Drive Victor, NY 14564
585 223 2040; http://www.olivegarden.com/
Italian pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, soup, salad and many combination meals in a casual setting.
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Oriens Cafe
1100 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14626
585 663 3291; http://www.orienscafe.net/
Italian restaurant serving pasta, risotto, panini, gelato and espresso and more.
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Otto Tomotto's
6385 State Route 96 Victor , NY 14569
585 742 2070; http://www.ottotomottos.com/
Casual Italian restaurant serving grilled pizza, pasta, meats and seafood, with buffet party room available.
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Pane Vino Ristorante
175 N. Water Street Rochester, NY
232-6090; http://www.panevinoristorante.com/
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Italian restaurant.
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Panzari’s Italian Bistro
321 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, NY
546-7990; http://www.panzarisitalianbistro.com/
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Eclectic Italian bistro for dine-in, takeout and delivery.
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Papa Gig's Food Truck
585 748 7562; http://papagigs.com/
Italian kitchen on wheels.
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Papa Joe's Italian Eatery
485 Spencerport Road Rochester, NY 14606
585 247 7920; http://www.papajoeseatery.com/
Traditional Italian favorites as well as their own creations.
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Parma Johnny's Italian Grill
1600 Lyell Ave Rochester, NY 14606
585 458 5007; http://www.yelp.com/biz/parma-johnnys-italian-grill-rochester-2
Italian grill.
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Pasta Chef To Go
260 North Winton Road Rochester, NY 14610
585 244 2433; http://pastacheftogo.com/
"Fine Food" to go using family classic Italian recipes along with regional and modern twists on Italian cuisine.
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Perlo’s
202 N. Washington St. East Rochester, NY
248-5060; http://www.perlosrestaurant.com/
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Home-cooked meals including seafood, steaks, chops, Italian specialties and wood-fired pizza.
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Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
1290 University Ave. Rochester, NY
271-5000; http://mypomodoro.com/
L D $$
Organically-grown and all-natural meats and produce by local farmers, in season, with pizza crust and pasta fresh daily.
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Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
3400 Monroe Ave Pittsford, NY
586-7000; http://mypomodoro.com/
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Organically-grown and all-natural meats and produce by local farmers, in season, with pizza crust and pasta fresh daily.
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Portobello Ristorante
2171 West Henrietta Road Henrietta, NY
427-0110; http://www.menupix.com/rochester/restaurants/3234337/Portobello-Ristorante-Rochester-NY
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Italian restaurant.
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Proietti’s Italian Restaurant
Webster Plaza, 980 E. Ridge Road Webster, NY
872-2330; http://www.proiettis.com/
D $$$
Offers numerous appetizers, salads, homemade soups and breads, robust pastas, pizzas, chicken, fish and veal dishes, as well as homemade cannolis.
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Prosecco Italian Restaurant & Jazz Bar
1550 Rt-332 Farmington, NY 14425
585 924 8000; http://proseccoitalianrestaurant.com/
Features a variety of Northern and Southern Italian specialties and live entertainment, with a casual ambiance.
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Red Fedele’s Brook House
920 Elmridge Center Drive Greece, NY
723-9988; http://fedelesbrookhouse.com/
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Specialties of the house include family recipes such as homemade gnocchi, seafood, veal dishes and more.
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Ricci’s Family Restaurant
3166 Latta Road Greece, NY
227-6750; http://riccis.com/
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Family-owned restaurant offering range of familiar Italian menu items with chicken, pork, beef, seafood, vegetarian options, pizza, and prime rib on Saturday, plus catering and take-out.
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Ristorante Lucano
1815 East Ave. Rochester, NY
244-3460; http://ristorantelucano.com/
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Run by a family that is proud of their heritage as well as their cuisine, using imported Italian ingredients, crisp vegetables and fresh seafood.
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Rizzi's Restaurant and Bar
411 Merchants Road Rochester, NY 14609
585 288 8220; http://www.rizzis1.com/
Family-owned Italian restaurant with meals and sauces made fresh daily.
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Rocco
165 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY
454-3510; http://roccorochester.com/
L D $$
Pizza, pasta and meat dishes with menu that changes with the seasons.
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Rocky’s
190 Jay St. Rochester, NY
232-9717
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Italian cuisine.
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Romano’s Macaroni Grill
760 Jefferson Road Henrietta, NY
427-8230; http://www.macaronigrill.com/
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Italian trattoria cuisine, with handcrafted rustic dishes and Italian classics.
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Roma's Italian Cafe
144 W. Commercial St. East Rochester, NY 14445
585 889 6000; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Romas-Cafe/185262484819810
Serving homemade italian food such as chicken parmesan, fried raviolis, calamari, greens and beans, seafood and Friday fish fry.
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Romeo’s Restaurant
2500 Ridgeway Ave. Greece, NY
342-9340; http://www.romeosrestaurant.webs.com/
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Forty-year tradition of Italian food and wood-fired pizza, with comfortable, casual bar.
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Roncone
232 Lyell Ave Rochester, NY 14608
585 458 3090; http://ronconesrestaurant.com/
A Lyell Avenue Italian institution.
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Rosey’s Italian Cafe
350 E. Main St. Rochester, NY
232-8400; http://www.roseysitaliancafe.com/ordereze/default.aspx
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A variety of traditional Italian dishes, sandwiches, homemade soups, seafood and salads, as well as Citra Italian Wines and bottled beer.
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Sapori Cafe & Catering
16 West Main St, Suite 111 Rochester, NY 14614
585-325-3507; http://sapori-rochester.com/index.html
In the atrium of the historic Powers Building, serving gourmet breakfast and lunch fare, including homemade soups, salads, paninis, pastas, fresh baked goods, daily specialties, gourmet coffees and artisan soft drinks.
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Streppa's Bistro
30 East Main St Webster, NY 14580
585 265 2264; https://www.facebook.com/streppas
'Down home' Italian-American dishes.
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Summerville Grill
5370 St Paul Blvd Rochester, NY 14617
585 266 4800; https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Summerville-Grill/177705542269402
Casual dining with Italian, traditional American, burgers and seafood.
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The Cellar Door Restaurant
1 East Church St Fairport , NY 14450
585 223 0556; http://www.thegreenlanterninn.com/cellardoor.aspx
New American dining in a historic village home.
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The Mendon House
1369 Pittsford Mendon Road Mendon, NY 14506
585 624 7370; http://www.themendonhouse.com/
Open for dinner Tuesday-Thursday, serving Italian, steak and seafood.
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Tony D's Coal-Fired Pizza
288 Exchange Blvd Rochester, NY
340-6200; http://www.tonydsroc.com/
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Coal-fired pizza and freshly prepared Italian dishes at an upscale, casual waterfront overlook in historic Corn Hill neighborhood.
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Valicia's Ristorante
2155 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14604
585 247-5930; http://www.valiciasristorante.com/ordereze/default.aspx
Serving traditional Italian favorites, pasta, seafood, burgers and deli sandwiches.
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Veneto Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta
318 East Ave. Rochester, NY
454-5444; http://www.venetorestaurant.com/
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Authentic food executed with old world standards of care, and served in an environment that is casual and welcoming.
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Yianni's Steak and Seafood
120 Pixley Road Rochester, NY 14624
585 426 1900; http://www.yiannis-restaurant.com/
Casual dining open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving Italian and American favorites.
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