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The Pasta Villa 1313 East Ridge Road, Rochester
The Pasta Villa
Italian • $$

The Pasta Villa

1313 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621

While visiting friends in Rochester, I asked if there are any real good Italian restaurants. Truth be told, I haven't had an outstanding Italian meal...

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Monte Alban 845 East Ridge Road, Rochester
Monte Alban
Mexican • $$

Monte Alban

845 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621

Safe to say that when we eat out, it is nearly always Mexican, and my favorite dish is usually Stuffed Poblanos or Poblano Rellenos. Last night, my first...

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Casa Saratoga 2280 Lyell Ave, Rochester
Casa Saratoga
Italian • $

Casa Saratoga

2280 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14606

Martusciello's Bakery is no longer at that location. No info on what happened or where they went , front door is locked. Current business at that location...

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Merchants Wood Fired Pizza & Bistro 564 Merchants Rd, Rochester
Merchants Wood Fired Pizza & Bistro
Italian • $$

Merchants Wood Fired Pizza & Bistro

564 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609

Just moved to the neighborhood and have tried quite a few restaurants in the area.....this one is walkable and by far our favorite !! So glad we found this...

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Fiorella 5 Rochester Public Market, Rochester
Fiorella
Pizza • $

Fiorella

5 Rochester Public Market, Rochester, NY 14609

This place is FANTASTIC! Service was great, ambiance was dimly-lit with a cool, casual vibe. And the food - absolutely 5 stars! The pizza was our favorite. We...

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  • Superb363 Reviews4.8
Ferrari Pizza Bar 3240 Chili Ave B-18, Rochester
Ferrari Pizza Bar
Pizza • $$

Ferrari Pizza Bar

3240 Chili Ave B-18, Rochester, NY 14624

First time dining here. It was a great experience from the moment I walked through the door. Great and friendly service. Delicious food served in a relaxed...

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  • Superb382 Reviews4.4
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 99 Court St, Rochester
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Barbecue • $$

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

99 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604

I had the best time here! Danielle and crew were perfect? They cared and talked to me. They gave me perfect customer service and attention. This will be a spot...

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  • Superb335 Reviews4.5
Jines Restaurant 658 Park Ave, Rochester
Jines Restaurant
Greek • $$

Jines Restaurant

658 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Absolutely amazing service and food! First time coming in and it was on a Friday night. Got seated immediately service was quick, food came out quick and...

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  • Superb260 Reviews4.6
Tapas 177 177 St Paul St, Rochester
Tapas 177
Tapas Bar • $$

Tapas 177

177 St Paul St, Rochester, NY 14604

Service was a 10. Drinks were amazing. Food and desert was absolutely incredible. Great for big groups. Sharable family style. Too good to be honest. Ruined...

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The Red Fern 283 Oxford St, Rochester
The Red Fern
Gluten-Free • $$

The Red Fern

283 Oxford St, Rochester, NY 14607

One of the best places for vegan food and desert in the area!*Pros: Their desserts are top notch - sometimes we'll stop for the dessert alone. We love...

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  • Superb239 Reviews4.6
AVVINO 2541 Monroe Ave, Rochester
AVVINO
American • $

AVVINO

2541 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

Excellent first experience at Avvino. The food, service, and atmosphere were all wonderful. They have an intimate dining room with dimmed lighting and candles...

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  • Superb234 Reviews4.8
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 1000 Hylan Dr, Rochester
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Bar • $$

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

1000 Hylan Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

Their chicken wings are great. The sushi is always fresh. The Thai food spice level increases fast, level 3 is very spicy for me, and I like spicy! I have...

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Mamma G's 2133 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester
Mamma G's
Italian • $$

Mamma G's

2133 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623

We have been to Mamma G's so many times we can't even count anymore. Last night, we were sitting waiting for our food and I decided to check yelp for...

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Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food Dinner In 642 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food Dinner In
Food Trucks • $$

Neno's Gourmet Mexican Street Food Dinner In

642 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Delicious and authentic Mexican food at last in Rochester! This gem is colorfully decorated with great service. The place was hopping but our server was still...

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Chortke © 352 N Goodman St, Rochester
Chortke ©
Persian/Iranian • $$

Chortke ©

352 N Goodman St, Rochester, NY 14607

Big fan of Chortke! We got a few of the meats on top of rice and salad. The meats were seasoned really well but the steak was a little tough and overcooked and...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.7
Texas de Brazil 22 Celebration Dr, Rochester
Texas de Brazil
Steak House • $$$

Texas de Brazil

22 Celebration Dr, Rochester, NY 14620

Sat there 20 minutes before anyone brought us meat. Had to ask our server 3 times for them to bring meat options to our table. You should not have to ask that....

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  • Good366 Reviews4.2
Dogtown 691 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Dogtown
Hot Dogs • $

Dogtown

691 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Friendly service even late at night. Awesome food with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. If you are looking for a great veggie dog in Rochester I would...

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  • Superb301 Reviews4.6
The Owl House 75 Marshall St, Rochester
The Owl House
New American • $$

The Owl House

75 Marshall St, Rochester, NY 14607

Excellent food and cocktails. Great service too! I plan to come back again to celebrate birthdays or special occasions. Make sure to make reservations at least...

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  • Superb217 Reviews4.6
Bill Gray's Greece 2050 Latta Rd, Rochester
Bill Gray's Greece
Hamburger • $

Bill Gray's Greece

2050 Latta Rd, Rochester, NY 14612

Very chill location, service was quick and food was good. Got the fries and a drink this time but have had other stuff in the past food comes out fresh...

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Good Luck 50 Anderson Ave, Rochester
Good Luck
New American • $$$

Good Luck

50 Anderson Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Great restaurant great drinks! Only took 1 star off because of timing of entrees. Mine came out so far ahead of my husband's I was done before his even...

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  • Superb247 Reviews4.5
Voula's Greek Sweets 439 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Voula's Greek Sweets
Greek • $$

Voula's Greek Sweets

439 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Amazingly good greek food! My first time visiting and I didn’t know what to pick. It all smelled and looked amazing. There are three tables outside for...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.7
Polizzi's 274 N Goodman St #108, Rochester
Polizzi's
Italian • $$

Polizzi's

274 N Goodman St #108, Rochester, NY 14607

This place was suggested by a friend of our daughter’s who attends RIT. And it was fantastic. We sat outside in the “courtyard” area (picture attached)...

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Phillips 26 Corporate Woods, Rochester
Phillips
European • $$

Phillips

26 Corporate Woods, Rochester, NY 14623

On a trip to Rochester for beer and garbage plates, a friend took me here, raving about their desserts, and oh my, were they right! We easily found a spot in...

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Edibles Restaurant and Bar 704 University Ave, Rochester
Edibles Restaurant and Bar
American • $$

Edibles Restaurant and Bar

704 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Phenomenal food. Some of the best I've had in Rochester. Everything well thought out, balanced, full of flavor. Serenity gave us amazing service, her...

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  • Superb204 Reviews4.6
The Original Charbroil House & Catering 1395 Island Cottage Rd, Rochester
The Original Charbroil House & Catering
American • $$

The Original Charbroil House & Catering

1395 Island Cottage Rd, Rochester, NY 14612

We 've been wanting to try the Saturday night lobster bake for some time, and finally did. The food was great, and the service was very attentive. The...

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Next Door by Wegmans 3220 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Next Door by Wegmans
Sushi • $$

Next Door by Wegmans

3220 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

It’s not every restaurant that can deal with a food allergy with grace and the correct amount of concern. Our party is difficult -allium allergy, which is...

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  • Superb296 Reviews4.3
Texas Roadhouse 3065 W Ridge Rd, Rochester
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House • $$

Texas Roadhouse

3065 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

Perfectly cooked steak, seasoned just right served by fabulous wait staff. The rolls, baked sweet potato were equally delicious. I had the Caesar salad and the...

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The Cub Room 739 S Clinton Ave, Rochester
The Cub Room
American • $$

The Cub Room

739 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Consistent. The Cub Room is consistently exceptional in its kitchen. We have been eating here since it opened and unlike many Rochester area restaurants, The...

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  • Superb228 Reviews4.5
Nosh 47 Russell St, Rochester
Nosh
American • $$$

Nosh

47 Russell St, Rochester, NY 14607

Great food and drinks! For vegetarians and omnivores alike. However, I was there in Nov 2021 and none of the staff were masked, so if you are extra cautious...

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Cedar 746 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Cedar
Lebanese • $

Cedar

746 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

No frills Mediterranean restaurant. We called to order ahead and food was ready by the time we got there. We got both a beef and chicken shawarma and those...

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  • Superb232 Reviews4.7

American Restaurants

American in Rochester
Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails 425 Merchants Rd, Rochester
Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails
American • $$

Lucca Kitchen & Cocktails

425 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609

Great place! I completely disagree with reviews stating the food is underwhelming. I very much enjoyed my dinner of seafood fra diavolo, with the sauce being...

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  • Good290 Reviews4.2
Blue Ridge Grill 3400 W Ridge Rd, Rochester
Blue Ridge Grill
American • $$

Blue Ridge Grill

3400 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

I met a friend at Blue Ridge Grill for breakfast on a busy Sunday morning. Our wait was minimal; only about 15 minutes. It was my first time having breakfast...

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The Old Stone Tavern 758 South Ave, Rochester
The Old Stone Tavern
American • $$

The Old Stone Tavern

758 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

I wish we took pictures, the food smelled and looked so good we didn’t have time for pictures lol excellent service and great people. I can’t wait to make...

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  • Superb235 Reviews4.3

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Rochester
Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria 1700 Culver Rd, Rochester
Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Salvatore's Old Fashioned Pizzeria

1700 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14609

Today we decided as a public service to rank all the chocolate cream donuts so you wouldn't have to (you're welcome). Here's the results:...

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Colombini's Pizza & Deli 3193 Chili Ave, Rochester
Colombini's Pizza & Deli
Pizza • $

Colombini's Pizza & Deli

3193 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY 14624

Their pizza is the best slice in Chili Center, featuring beautiful, buttery, flaky crust and a very unique and delicious red sauce! I will 100% recommend...

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Pi Craft Pizza 100 Marketplace Dr, Rochester
Pi Craft Pizza
Pizza • $$

Pi Craft Pizza

100 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

Great place for a pizza. Creat what you like. Certainly not a traditional NY style pizza that I grew up with. But, the foundation (crust) is fantastic. Then,...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.5

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Rochester
Bitter Honey 127 Railroad St #110, Rochester
Bitter Honey
Mexican • $$

Bitter Honey

127 Railroad St #110, Rochester, NY 14609

Bitter Honey is located near public market and have the parking lot. When my friend and I first entered the restaurant and we were in awe of Mexican style and...

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  • Good261 Reviews4.2
Old Pueblo Grill 55 Russell St, Rochester
Old Pueblo Grill
Mexican • $$

Old Pueblo Grill

55 Russell St, Rochester, NY 14607

Very cute local, authentic Mexican restaurant. A bit on the pricier side, but everything is heading in that direction. The food was delicious, and their chips...

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John's Tex Mex 426 South Ave, Rochester
John's Tex Mex
Mexican • $

John's Tex Mex

426 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Dine or take out it's still amazing. We order on Mondays for their vegan specials. Any time we are in town or nearby we try to stop. The salsa, hot sauce...

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  • Superb244 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Rochester
Han Noodle Bar 687 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Han Noodle Bar
Chinese • $

Han Noodle Bar

687 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

I order from Han Noodle bar frequently. They’re always consistent, fast and delicious. I’ve never had an issue with my orders and it’s always 5 star...

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Chen Garden 1750 Monroe Ave #1843, Rochester
Chen Garden
Chinese • $$

Chen Garden

1750 Monroe Ave #1843, Rochester, NY 14618

It was my first time sitting at a bar in a Chinese restaurant! They have a drink that comes in a ceramic pineapple that is delicious. The food is served...

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White Swans Asia Caffe 798 S Clinton Ave, Rochester
White Swans Asia Caffe
Chinese • $$

White Swans Asia Caffe

798 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

White Swan is a hidden gem in Rochester. After going for the first time last year, I have been returning ever since. From their wide selections of food to...

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  • Superb143 Reviews4.5

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Rochester
black & blue steak and crab, Rochester NY 3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester
black & blue steak and crab, Rochester NY
Seafood • $$$

black & blue steak and crab, Rochester NY

3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

High end restaurant with gourmet meal choices. Everything is excellent. Ordered my porterhouse steak medium well and is was cooked perfectly. Side dishes are...

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Tournedos Steakhouse 26 Broadway, Rochester
Tournedos Steakhouse
Seafood • $$$$

Tournedos Steakhouse

26 Broadway, Rochester, NY 14607

It had been quite a while since I'd been there. No disappointments with any of our steaks. I had a New York strip, my husband got the "petite"...

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Rella 181 Monroe Ave, Rochester
Rella
Seafood • $$

Rella

181 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

The food is very good, you MUST try the shrimp roll. You will never find one better! And the salads are incredible. It's a unique place, everyone dines at...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.8

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Rochester
The Retreat 512 Long Pond Rd, Rochester
The Retreat
Burgers • $

The Retreat

512 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14612

the bar is right near our home. Food is great and is very reasonable priced. Staff is very friendly. There is a variety of all different ages who go there.So...

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The Playhouse // Swillburger 820 S Clinton Ave, Rochester
The Playhouse // Swillburger
Hamburger • $$

The Playhouse // Swillburger

820 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

This is a great place to host a private event! I booked a work event here and the bang for the buck is so great! The food was good, everything was organized so...

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Bunga Burger Bar 1370 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester
Bunga Burger Bar
Hamburger • $$

Bunga Burger Bar

1370 Mt Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Probably *the best* burger I've had. Service was great; our waiter was very friendly and outgoing. The wings were also fantastic; definitely worth...

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  • Good178 Reviews4.2

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Rochester
Thali of India 3259 S Winton Rd, Rochester
Thali of India
Indian • $$

Thali of India

3259 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14623

Went there for their brunch buffet on a Saturday a few weeks ago. It was our first time at this restaurant and we chose this based on Yelp reviews (thank you...

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Naan-Tastic 100 Marketplace Dr, Rochester
Naan-Tastic
Indian • $$

Naan-Tastic

100 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623

I tried it for the first time a couple of days ago and I can’t stop thinking about how delicious it was, I was blown away. It’s going to be replacing my...

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Amaya Indian Cuisine 1900 S Clinton Ave, Rochester
Amaya Indian Cuisine
Indian • $$

Amaya Indian Cuisine

1900 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14618

I visited this wonderful Indian restaurant owned and managed by really amazing and kind people. Growing up in India, I've always loved eating South Indian...

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  • Good205 Reviews4.2

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Rochester
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta 318 East Ave, Rochester
Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
Italian • $$

Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta

318 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604

Lovely spot. The waiter was friendly and knowledge. The serving size was great. The antipasto had a great assortment of meat, cheeses, olives, ect. The pizza...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.5
Fiamma Pizza e Vino 4 Elton St, Rochester
Fiamma Pizza e Vino
Italian • $$

Fiamma Pizza e Vino

4 Elton St, Rochester, NY 14607

The parking was the only negative part of our evening. The dinners and service were excellent. The place was very noisy, but the food was super. There is no...

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Pane Vino On The River 175 N Water St, Rochester
Pane Vino On The River
Italian • $$$

Pane Vino On The River

175 N Water St, Rochester, NY 14604

Love this place. Jackie was the best server I've ever had. The food is outstanding! Ask for Jackie to be your server...it was a pleasant experience. ...

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  • Superb199 Reviews4.4
Jim's on Main 785 E Main St, Rochester
Jim's on Main
Diner • $

Jim's on Main

785 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605

First time eating here and boy was it a pleasure . The food was cooked as if cane out my own kitchen. Nice and healthy portions, the servers were so pleasant....

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Highland Park Diner 960 S Clinton Ave, Rochester
Highland Park Diner
Diner • $$

Highland Park Diner

960 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

This is a really solid, classic diner with a wide range of options on the menu. I’ve only been for breakfast so far, so I won’t speak for their dinner...

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  • Superb211 Reviews4.4
Mr. Beenz Diner 1941 Buffalo Rd, Rochester
Mr. Beenz Diner
Diner • $

Mr. Beenz Diner

1941 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624

We came at a busy time, and expected a bit of a wait but the staff was very nice and still got us in as quickly as possible. Host was very gracious and...

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  • Superb175 Reviews4.6