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232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608-1319
+1 585-458-3090
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
“ziti” (2 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
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232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608-1319
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This place will put you off of chain Italian restaurants forever! The food, the atmosphere and the friendly staff all combine to make it a great experience! We had heard that the eggplant parmesan was the best anywhere, and my wife agrees. I had the...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 13 February 2018

If you haven't been to Roncone's in a while you should try it out. The menu has been updated some and the food is now outstanding. You won't find a better value on a quality Italian meal anywhere in Rochester.

Thank rstev3
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Walked in and three couples waiting in line. A rude barmaid told us we couldn't sit in the main dining room. My wife and I sat at the bar, the other couples at bar room tables. The barmaid was totally devoted to caring for the...More

Thank citation1948
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Stopped by for lunch last week and brought my girlfriends with me for lunch today. We all had their linguini and white clam sauce. It was superb. I do miss their caprese tomato salad from the old days. Now that ripe local tomatoes are close,...More

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Roncone's is a Rochester tradition that has been revitalized by their new chef, Jimmy Paulino. It's absolutely delicious. They make the best gnocchi I have had this side of Italy. They are like little, tender pillows. And the stufffed escarole is so savory and satisfying....More

Thank Well_Traveled010
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner her. All were outstanding! This is the real deal for Italian cooking. I feel like I'm at home eating with family. The food is delicious and I know good Italian food! The service impeccable and the owner and...More

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Stopped in for dinner 2 weeks ago after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. It's a small, quaint place on a busy street corner. We were greeted immediately upon entering by very friendly staff. My wife got a spicy rigatoni dish with...More

Thank SaranacLake82
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I had a wonderful lunch today! We live outside of Rochester, so hadn't been to Roncone's in several years. I had the Eggplant Parmesan which was excellent..."meaty" slices of eggplant with just the right amount of breading served over ziti with...More

2  Thank ainehmg
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The new owner/chef has restored the food quality of this long established Rochester Italian Family restaurant. Established in 1937 by Italian immigrants, this remains a great place to eat and observe people from all walks, politicians to blue-collar workers. Menu items are very reasonable and...More

2  Thank sprkdude
Reviewed 19 May 2017

My guy and I had the best dinner here recently! And it was nice to receive a warm welcome from the gracious bartender. She also makes a mean martini. Hope the olives show up next time, though. His was one of the specials - Vongole...More

1  Thank Lillette
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Pam E
16 January 2017|
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Response from tonifoley58 | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 AM-8:30 PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608-1319
  • Public Transportation: RTS
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-458-3090
  • E-mail
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