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380 17th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-0378
+1 507-288-8722
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't usually care to eat at franchised establishments but its location next door to the hotel made it convenient and the food and service were good. As I would expect.

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Thank Marcus P
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food is good, but finding seating is difficult. It is always busy, and it doesn't seem to make much difference what time of day. We've always had pretty good service, even when it is so very busy. They really need a much bigger restaurant or a second location in Rochester.

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Thank mnwieam
Marana, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In need of an Italian fix while in town but wanted takeaway. Ordered egg plant. Asked for red sauce on the side but it failed to find its way into the bag. Salad dressing came on the side like asked for. Also ordered a rigatoni dish. It was warm and the sauce was good as well. Heidi the order taker... More 

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Thank gwlcjl1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to have the endless signature pasta...stuck to spaghetti and it was good as expected! My waitress was very attentive and prompt!

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Thank Cathy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The food was great, as usual...but our service was amazing! I wish I could remember her name, she has medium length dark hair but she was wonderful! Just genuinely sweet and pleasant and helped us with all our questions. It really was a great experience with good food.

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Thank Katie P
Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My friends and I enjoyed the unlimited soup and salad and wonderful bread sticks. Elijah was our server and he was so friendly and accommodating we would go back just to have him wait on us again!

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Thank jackiesX6827AE
Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great menu options. Endless soup and Salad lunches. Good Italian food and wine and liquor is also served

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Thank steelegirl2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had nice meals here. Seemed like the tables were really close together, not allowing for much privacy or ease of movement. Try the low cal chicken...tasty!

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Thank Ann S
River Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were looking for a restaurant close to our hotel since there was 8 inches of snow on the ground. Olive Garden was next door. It was our first time eating at the chain and were pleasantly surprised. Good salad and bread sticks. One of us had the lasagne, judged quite good; one of us had chicken piccata, also very... More 

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Thank 119lauraz
Clear Lake, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our experience started out well until our meal started to arrive. We ordered soup, salad and breadsticks. Drinks and breadsticks came. We asked for butter pats, the server said he would be right back with some. He then arrived with our soup, no butter. We then unrolled our silverware, no spoons. Thinking our server would be right back with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 17th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-0378
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-288-8722

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