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Panzari's Italian Bistro

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321 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14608-2708
+1 585-546-7990
11:00 - 21:30
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All hours
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York, United States
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Small, quaint, clean, with nicely decorated interior with large open area bar. Very comfortable padded booths as well as tables and padded chairs inside. Decent sized outdoor dining patio with wrought iron tables and chairs (not padded). Pretty landscaping with trees, etc. around patio. We did not have a reservation (big mistake) but the server "squeezed" us in between her... More 

Thank Laura O
Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great food but the service was not great. We never had our water glass field it took the stage a long time (20 minutes) to come and take the order. When we requested the check it was also delayed. The state was to busy talking small talk to each other. The food was great! spicily the green and beens. I... More 

Thank ikroll
Rochester, New York, United States
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Having been to several comparable restaurants in the Rochester area, this one undoubtedly compares food-wise. However, price wise...it's a lot more expensive for what you get. I still go here from time to time...but try to choose less expensive restaurants more often.

Thank Amy S
Yucaipa, CA
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172 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The service was outstanding, but as I was the only diner in the middle of a Thursday afternoon, that wasn't too surprising. The food was great as expected. The interior of the restaurant is nicely appointed. The other time I ate here, it was packed. There was no parking, we sat on the patio and service was slower. So, try... More 

Thank Dan_Yucaipa_CA
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A quaint cozy restaurant with great food, historic surroundings, all at reasonable prices. The staff were very friendly and responsive to all our requests. The food is excellent! We each enjoyed a different dish and we all praised our meals. The pastas are all homemade and cooked to perfection. A good selection of wines and spirits are available to your... More 

Thank Vettejim1
Rochester, New York
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132 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I made my first visit to Panzari's for a business lunch and it turned out to be the perfect spot for tasty food and good conversation. My colleague and I sat outside on a beautiful late-summer afternoon. The service was very good and unobtrusive. The menu offered a number of tasty choices - from light to heavy. I had the... More 

Thank TomX
Pittsford, New York
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224 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have now made this a monthly visit to this restaurant to catch up with a friend. We both enjoy the food so much that we continue to return month after month. There is a small outdoor deck to eat on. The service has been great, we tend to get the same server visit after visit. Our favorite meal is... More 

Thank Dawn H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Very good spicy pizza. Quick and friendly service. We arrived just before closing time but was given clear and good service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rochester, New York
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We went to celebrate our anniversary with the in-laws - a rainy Sunday in May not busy at all but a lot of takeout orders. The menu is not huge but everything was unique - the special was great and the Grilled Cauliflower Carbonara was out of this world the cauliflower was slightly smokey and mixed with pea's, baby kale... More 

Thank RBoyd585
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

A recent lunch with a friend was disappointing from a service viewpoint. We waited about an hour to be served, despite asking our waitress twice where our food was. Both the front and back doors were propped open and it was very cold inside. Again we asked our waitress if the doors could be closed and she said one customer... More 

Thank Susan14526

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14608-2708
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-546-7990

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