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Ristorante Lucano

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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
+1 585-244-3460
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

You wouldn't expect that this little place would be such a gem, but it is. Small and charming restaurant inside a nondescript plaza. The huge number of specials on the night I was there doubled the dinner menu selections and they all sounded delicious. Food was carefully prepared and my server was terrific. The only downside was that the gnocchi,... More 

1 Thank Pulse89
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Wonderful authentic Italian/Sicilian restuarant! Located in a strip mall at corner of busy intersection, would never know it was there. Tonight's special of striped bass with calamata olives and shaved artichokes was perfect - done to perfection with a wonderful wine sauce. (There were 4 seafood specials the night we came!) The carrots and asparagus with the meal were so... More 

1 Thank Kathy R
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Truly a uniquely authentic Italian Restauante! The food is amazing , the staff tremendous, and the place is beautiful...give the owners a hug. This is truly a great I Italian Restaurants!!

1 Thank MarkBonsignore
Rochester, New York
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Ristorante Lucano is in a small, hidden strip mall in the shadow and across the street from the gigantic Wegman's grocery and Italian Restaurant. It is a cut far far above the big box store. No comparison with the Ristorante Lucano's home made sauces and excellent service! We love it and encourage Rochesterians to try it.

1 Thank TBBXRR
Rochester, New York
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Its been awhile since we have eaten here and its so close to our house...shame on us. The service was wonderful and the meal was outstanding and very authentic Italian. The good news is they are expanding next door to add a bar etc. and can't wait to get back there when its done. One of the hidden gems of... More 

Thank B1jamie
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This small Italian ristorante is one of the best. Parking is somewhat limited but adequate for the size of the restaurant. Several of our friends have also been here and raved about their meals.

Thank Donald C
Rochester, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Make your reservations early...this place fills up fast. It took a couple of tries before I finally secured a reservation for this place. It was well worth the wait. The only negative issue was the parking. Had to park in an adjacent Church parking lot. Not horrible, but not quite convenient. The food - exceptional. Service - prompt, courteous, and... More 

Thank Quest4Beauty
Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This is one of the best places to eat in Rochester. The service is always superb and they always have several wonderful specials to choose from. One of my friends went with us to eat here and was worried that she would not find something that she would like to eat since she does not eat pasta. The multiple fish... More 

Thank cherylpeter
Fairport, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

My husband and I went to Ristorante Lucano last night and were,once again, blown away by the food and staff. Their roasted fresh beet salad is one of my favorite dishes ever. Every course was superb and the staff was warm, attentive and welcoming. Do not judge this restaurant by it's location. The outside doesn't at all reflect the meal... More 

1 Thank Kadeda
Rochester, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We had eaten at Ristorante Lucano before but had forgotten how wonderful it is. Our children had given us a gift certificate and we dined there last weekend. The food selection was just amazing,the service incredible, the owners stopping by to check on how things were and the waiters were attentive, courteous and we were greeted with such a welcome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-244-3460

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