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#1 Grumpy

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

My daughter is in school in Rochester. We are coming down this weekend to take her out for her birthday.  Italian restaurant recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks all!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

Papa Joe's in Gates is a little pricey, but the food is excellent.

It's a tiny place on Route 31/Spencerport Road just before Long Pond if you are coming from the West.  On the right-hand side.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

What School/area of Rochester?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Bazil's was always pretty good. I miss the Brighton location. I've never been to the Penfield one.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

View PostSMIRNOFF, on 30 January 2013 - 11:59 AM, said:

Papa Joe's in Gates is a little pricey, but the food is excellent.

It's a tiny place on Route 31/Spencerport Road just before Long Pond if you are coming from the West.  On the right-hand side.

I second this if you are in the area.  Abostultey fantastic.

If you are in the city I would suggest Ristorante Lucano on East Ave right off of 490, it sits in a small plaza but it's a gem.

Pane Vino downtown is also one of my favorites.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

View PostLanny, on 30 January 2013 - 12:00 PM, said:

What School/area of Rochester?
SJF, but she's got transportation so we could meet her somewhere.

Edited by Grumpy, 30 January 2013 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Closer to SJF
East Rochester -  http://thenorthsideinn.com/ standard family owned/run place.
Fairport - http://www.companebistro.com/ newer "bistro" feel. (but the village is a mess right now with the liftbridge under repairs (rt 250))
Pittsford - http://www.nextdoorbarandgrill.com/ Not Italian, but Wegmans' restaurant with a diverse menu.  Danny and his Ferrari were dining there last time I was.
City - also not Italian but very good restaurant http://www.restaurantgoodluck.com/
Last, never been personally but heard on good authority this place is tops - http://roccorochester.com/ reservation will be required, upscale.

Edited by bcardona, 30 January 2013 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

View Postradiomike, on 30 January 2013 - 12:51 PM, said:

I second this if you are in the area.  Abostultey fantastic.

If you are in the city I would suggest Ristorante Lucano on East Ave right off of 490, it sits in a small plaza but it's a gem.

Pane Vino downtown is also one of my favorites.

Was just coming here to suggest this.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

View Postbcardona, on 30 January 2013 - 01:49 PM, said:

Closer to SJF
East Rochester -  http://thenorthsideinn.com/ standard family owned/run place.
Fairport - http://www.companebistro.com/ newer "bistro" feel. (but the village is a mess right now with the liftbridge under repairs (rt 250))
Pittsford - http://www.nextdoorbarandgrill.com/ Not Italian, but Wegmans' restaurant with a diverse menu.  Danny and his Ferrari were dining there last time I was.
City - also not Italian but very good restaurant http://www.restaurantgoodluck.com/
Last, never been personally but heard on good authority this place is tops - http://roccorochester.com/ reservation will be required, upscale.

Good Luck is the best. And it's packed every time I've been there. The burgers might be the best I've ever had.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

I grew up right down the street from Papa Joes.  Fantastic food.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

View Postbcardona, on 30 January 2013 - 01:49 PM, said:

Closer to SJF
East Rochester -  http://thenorthsideinn.com/ standard family owned/run place.
Fairport - http://www.companebistro.com/ newer "bistro" feel. (but the village is a mess right now with the liftbridge under repairs (rt 250))
Pittsford - http://www.nextdoorbarandgrill.com/ Not Italian, but Wegmans' restaurant with a diverse menu.  Danny and his Ferrari were dining there last time I was.
City - also not Italian but very good restaurant http://www.restaurantgoodluck.com/
Last, never been personally but heard on good authority this place is tops - http://roccorochester.com/ reservation will be required, upscale.
Your east side bias makes me all tingly inside, B.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Mario's in Brighton?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

Red Fedele's Brookhouse on West Ridge in Greece, Agatina's on Buffalo Road in Gates, or Mr. Dominic's up at the Lake in Charlotte.  Mario's is tremendous too.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 30 January 2013 - 06:28 PM, said:

Mario's in Brighton?

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Good food.  Over hyped and over priced.

View PostWayne VanDorp, on 30 January 2013 - 06:34 PM, said:

Red Fedele's Brookhouse on West Ridge in Greece, Agatina's on Buffalo Road in Gates, or Mr. Dominic's up at the Lake in Charlotte.  
West side representin'


The good thing about trying to find Italian Retaurants in Rochester is you only have to drive 2 blocks in any direction to find one...usually 4 or five.   One has to wonder how we support all these restaurants then you remember every third person you know has a vowel at the end of their last name.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

View Postinkman, on 30 January 2013 - 07:01 PM, said:


Good food.  Over hyped and over priced.


West side representin'


The good thing about trying to find Italian Retaurants in Rochester is you only have to drive 2 blocks in any direction to find one...usually 4 or five.   One has to wonder how we support all these restaurants then you remember every third person you know has a vowel at the end of their last name.

In the 5 years I've lived in the Rochester area, Italian food might be the only thing I don't know much about around here. I might have to branch out.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 30 January 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

In the 5 years I've lived in the Rochester area, Italian food might be the only thing I don't know much about around here. I might have to branch out.
Mingya.  It's like living in Philly and not ever having a cheesesteak.

Edited by inkman, 30 January 2013 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:29 PM

View Postinkman, on 30 January 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:


Mingya.  It's like living in Philly and not ever having a cheesesteak.

I'll have to find something in the Henrietta area. I have my favorite places and sorta stick to em but I never think to go out for Italian.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

Fratelli's near Conesus Lake.  http://www.fratellisavon.com/
South on 390 about 20 minutes from Henrietta.
Worth the drive for the food.

Edited by MotownBillsFan, 30 January 2013 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

View PostMotownBillsFan, on 30 January 2013 - 09:38 PM, said:

Fratelli's near Conesus Lake.  http://www.fratellisavon.com/
South on 390 about 20 minutes from Henrietta.
Worth the drive for the food.

I've heard good things. It's always packed when I drive past.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

I want to thank everyone for their suggestions.  WE ended up at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant on on Commercial St. in East Rochester.  One of her co-workers recommended it and it was excellant.  She has a job up there when she graduates, so I've written many of these down for future reference.  Thanks all!

Edited by Grumpy, 05 February 2013 - 08:59 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

View Postinkman, on 30 January 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:

Mingya.  It's like living in Philly and not ever having a cheesesteak.

Or living in Philly and never having Italian food, really. Lots of little places in South Philly and Old City.