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Ristorante Lucano

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1815 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14610-1823
+1 585-244-3460
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Rochester, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First trip to Lucano... greeted by the owner who showed us to our seats. He was very personable and gregarious. The wait staff (can't recall the young lady's name) was simply stellar. She took time to answer our questions, make suggestions and even have a few laughs. When I complimented the olive oil - she brought the owner to our... More 

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Thank ChiefPappy
Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love this restaurant! The Chef's specials are always amazing, don't pass them up! In fact, I haven't ordered from their actual menu in a while although everything is always delicious. Most definitely one of Rochester's best restaurants.

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Thank Maricgh
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We just came back from Italy is this is truly the closest you can get to the amazing food of the country! Great food and wonderful service. We will DEFINITELY be back!

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Thank Juleen S
Webster, New York
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

it was our first visit and we cannot understand why it took us so long to come here for a meal! Just a wonderful dining experience. Great service and delicious food. The small wine room made it very intimate and quiet. Definitely will being dining here again.

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Thank Redwing88
Rochester, New York
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

It was not my birthday but a friends- the fresh seafood is better than ANYWHERE else around Rochester. I try to go Tuesday or Wednesday- fresh fish delivered on Tuesday and Friday. I had the Corvina - similar to halibut, prepared in a Mediterranean style- it was Heaven on a plate. And my friend had another fresh fish selection with... More 

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Thank johnthedentist64
Rochester, NY
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Another trip to Restorante Lucano and anther EXCELLENT experience. We took friends that had never had the pleasure of dining there before. We were greeted by Joann and Chuck, the owners, and joined our friends at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. The cocktail lounge area is warm and comfortable area and ample seating for early arrivals. We were seated... More 

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Thank TheWallWalker
Pittsford, New York
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Spaghetti with Seafood, the Lasagna and Veal were Excellent. Very good and Nice server who explained the specials and answered questions about the Menu. The Salads were average. Dressing was watery and ended up at the bottom of the salad dish. I would avoid any of the green salads here. Very Loud as the dining area is small. Great... More 

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Thank Ed W
Pittsford, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Upon arrival, we were barked at by the owners for not showing up at 6:00 (when we had indeed called last Monday to reserve for 7:00) Their interaction with us was loud and confrontational. They told us they had been calling and calling and calling. When my husband checked his phone there was one missed call with no message left.... More 

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

In the new day of loud, open dining rooms this place is a throwback, and a great one at that. One of the very best in Rochester. Authentic Italian like no other. Excellent food, service and atmosphere for a quiet dinner with family or friends. Many choices all expertly prepared. Fairly expensive so for most it's a place for a... More 

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Thank thewoodman11
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoyed a pleasant birthday dinner. The food was delicious and the service superb. The veal scallopini with mushrooms and almond cake were my favorites.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?