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4 based on 101 reviews
I was at Panzari Italian Bistro for lunch. The salad special sounded interesting, so I ordered it. It was mostly Romaine and Iceberg lettuces with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olive, and thin slices of gyro-type meat. In other words, it was your basic Greek salad served with tzaziki dressing. Imagine my surprise when I received my bill for an $18.00 salad. I have had few salads worth $18, but this one did not come even close. The wines are marked up triple or more from retail. Service was pleasant, but not speedy. The adjacent table ordered a second round of wine and it took 15-20" before it arrived. The food was fresh, but unremarkable.
4 based on 150 reviews
My wife, her extended family and I went for dinner at this restaurant. It was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant has a very nice environment both inside and outdoors--we put photos. They quickly accommodated us especially a disabled guest who needed seating modified. The servers were cheerful, friendly and helpful. The food came quickly and was piping hot fresh and tasty. As we started eating, the owner Red ( he has run this place apparently for decades) came and talked with us in a friendly, warm welcoming manner. Its clear the restaurant and its staff have adopted his values of being a gracious welcoming host to clients.The portions were good sized--3 teenage boys felt full, I was stuffed.An excellent Italian restaurant in Rochester, definitely worth trying.The server
4 based on 109 reviews
The Lamplighter restaurant was established in 1970. It's located at 831 Fetzner Rd, near the corner of Maiden Lane, in a quaint little shopping area off the busy highway [Ridge Rd. W. Rt 104] , Right down the road from the Greece Marriott Hotel Once you e
Really enjoyed my most recent experience. Happy hour specials are good. Nice app list and meals were good too. It's expensive though so look for the deals Thank you for your review and visiting the lamplighter!! I'm glad enjoyed the food and atmosphere!! We have expanded our menu to accommodate both casual items and higher end items as well , the price range for ENTREES is anywhere between $12- $37. Thank you for your business Lisa Seifert
4 based on 137 reviews
Just had an amazing evening at Roccoâs. Warm and friendly with outstanding cuisine. Donât leave until Mark sings...he trained voice at Eastman. Started weâre buffalo and heirloom tomatoes...so ripe and seeet. The buffalo was creamy and tangy. Then pulpo on skewers. Then pizza del giorno. The steak. Then now vin santo but something Mark recommended. When heâs not doing an aria, the soundtrack is pure blues with a focus on Van Morrison. Could be the perfect restaurant. And your wallet wonât mind a bit. Amazing value. Thanks for making a trip to Rochester so tasty!
4 based on 161 reviews
OUR MISSION At Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria, we truly believe the emotion put into preparing food affects its final quality and taste. We strive to prepare homemade, fresh, & creative food to be enjoyed in a relaxing gathering place with good friends and fami
This restaurant looks nice, cozy, and comfortable on the inside. I would imagine, with all hard-wood interiors, that it gets very loud on a busy weekend dinnertime. We were the only people eating there for lunch on the day of our visit. The food was quite good--pear and gorgonzola salad and a Margherita pizza. The undoing of an otherwise-excellent experience was our server, who seemed utterly indifferent to our presence. She had ZERO other customers and was slooooooooow.
4 based on 248 reviews
Very good restaurant in Corn Hill Landing. Right on the river. Nice in the summer for walking after lunch. Parking can be difficult. Very good food and service. Wood fired pizzas and good pasta dishes.
4 based on 328 reviews
I have taken both my employees and one of our customers here. Great atmosphere. We sat in a private room with curtains. Filet Mignon was delicious. Drinks are good. Service was good.
4 based on 225 reviews
The layout of Ristorante Lucano rambles, much like someone's home. Several small dining rooms create an intimate setting. Owners Chuck and JoAnn Formoso host and are genuinely concerned that their guests have a good experience. They are well versed in fine Italian dining, well beyond the usual cliches. Many of the staff have been with Lucanoâs for a long time and seem to share the Formosoâs vision.The menu only tells half the story, as there are usually many imaginative starter and main specials available. Seafood is generally on the specials menu, to take advantage of the freshest and best available.Recently I had the Barramundi fish, prepared with a Panko and walnut crust and finished with a citrus beurre blanc. It was heavenly! I chose the haricots verts and candied carrots as my side dishes. The carrots were drizzled with fragrant fresh honey and were really nice. My dining companions were very pleased with their braised veal shanks and beef tenderloin.Weâve dined at Ristorante Lucano several times in the past and have never been disappointed in this lovely family establishment, that tries very hard and usually succeeds beautifully.
4 based on 315 reviews
We took my son and is girlfriend for his 21st birthday. Made a reservation weeks in advance for a 6pm weeknight dinner. Upon arrival, reminded the hostess of the special event. She was less than interested in her job when we arrived and actually told me to "hold on" while she walked over to speak with other employees. She took us to a table on the outdoor patio. Our server was very nice. I went back inside and asked if we could move to an open table overlooking the river and she said no, those tables were reserved for a 6:30pm dinner. I was said no problem, just thought I'd ask. At about 7:00pm, to her credit, she came over to apologize for not moving us because the party no-showed. For this, she gave my son a dessert on the house. Very nice gesture. After reviewing the dessert menu, which included dessert coffees, he selected a coffee but was told the offer only included desserts, not coffee. So, he declined the dessert. Food was good. Service was good. We enjoyed the view and atmosphere.
4 based on 269 reviews
Pasta Villa is a family owned Italian-American restaurant with the emphasis on family. We celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2012 & are looking forward to 20 more! From homemade pastas to handcut steaks, we offer something for everyone. We pride ourselves
While in town for a shopping weekend, we went to Pasta Villa because it was close to our hotel. What an amazing experience we had! The service is top notch! Extremely professional and knowledgeable. We decided to split the Escarole special for our appetizer. It was to die for! Lovely sautÃ©ed escarole in olive oil with prosciutto, artichoke hearts, garlic and something red (red pepper? Sorry not sure.). My husband, who is not a huge vegetable lover, thoroughly enjoyed it. I could have eaten it all, it was so good (but I had to share). A salad or soup came with our meals. We chose the salad. They were very fresh and tasty. Then the entrees. Hubby had chicken Parmesan with linguini. The chicken breast was massive! Our server suggested the vodka sauce, which I had on the gnocchi. I added a meatball, as well. It was delicious. The vodka sauce was so flavourful and they put generous pieces of prosciutto in it. The meatball was so tender. There was so much food that we brought more than half of it home. We would highly recommend this little Italian family owned and operated restaurant!
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