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400 S Orlando Ave, 2 Blks. North of Fairbanks Ave. On Hwy. 17-92, Which Is Also Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-3684
+1 407-644-7770
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

First time at this place on Valentine's Day and had high expectations. Didn't get seated for 20 minutes WITH a reservation. Our order was messed up 4 times and we were still charged full price. I am very disappointed for it being a high end restaurant.

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Thank Blake T
miro34786 ., Public Relations Manager at Rocco's Italian Grille and Bar, responded to this review

We are always concerned when we don't meet the expectations of our guests and we regret that you had an unsatisfactory experience on Valentine's Day. Even on the busiest night of the year we attempt to create a memorable evening. Our typical rating is 5-stars we regret that we did not earn that rating during your visit. We will make... More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food is excellent and the service is even better. Everything from appetizers to deserts are good. Rocco is always in the restaurant and making sure everything is done right. It's a great place for an excellent Italian dinner.

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Thank Cabot J
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I would give the food and ambiance each an A. Since the Zuppa Del Giorno was $11.95 (yes, $11.95 for soup), we decided on salads. I had the Caesar salad while my wife had the Insalata della Casa. Both were very tasty. For entrees, my wife had the Vitello al Marsala and I had the Linguine Frutti Di Mare. Both... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice spot where having Italian dinner and a nice bottle of wine and we got to this gem in the middle of winter park. Rocco the owner and Walter the chef were outstanding, food was great. We had the mushroom apps, then we have shared a tortelli pasta and a veal chop which was outstanding.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We visited this restaurant for the first time, for dinner with my family. Good surprise for the casual atmosphere, with live music. We were quickly attended to and sat down, near the bar count the music was played softly. Our waitress took care of us professionally and quickly. Delicious food, our orders were not delayed, and came out as we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Truly enjoy visit to Rocco's, food was very good, variety met everyone's tastes. We were group of 6 and reviews from all at our table were more than happy. Bar has nice setting and great stop for pre-dinner cocktail. Piano/singer were a bit retro but it did not negatively impact dining/dinner experience. Entrees were very good and I will definitely... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Recently had dinner at Rocco's Italian Grille in Winter Park, Florida. Situated on S. Orlando Ave. Busy street, especially at rush hour. Better if you are travelling north on S. Orlando Ave. Sign is on front of building. Turn in on south side of bldg. to parking lot, entrance on side of bldg. Pleasant atmosphere on entering restaurant, clean, not... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our first time here with a coupon from Travelzoo. The restaurant is clean, the ambience is high end, sparkling white tablecloths. The staff is very friendly. Our waiter Scott was charming and polite and attentive. We started with the stuffed mushrooms. Very interesting. We shared the lasagna bolognese and the veal all rocco- tThe lasagna was rich and tasty- the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have been frequenting this establishment for several years. Never a disappointment. I had dinner only on Friday the 14th. Absolutely wonderful. All the food is made from scratched, no artificial here. The servers are wonderful and these servers certainly know their product as well as to properly serve it. Rocco and his staff treat everyone like they are family,... More 

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Thank Frank D
miro34786 ., Public Relations Manager at Rocco's Italian Grille and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Frank, On behalf of Rocco, Silvana and the entire staff....Thanks for your great comments. We strive to make every guest feel the way you obviously feel about Rocco's. The review you referred to has us all scratching our heads, wondering where we could have done more to satisfy this individual. We never like to disappoint. Again, thanks for your... More 

Winter Park, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Things have changed since the owner sent took over, The business seems to be doing pretty poorly. We came in somewhat late, about one hour prior to closing time but yet within the allotted time, we were met with huffs and puffs. The food was mediocre at best which is a pity as previously I considered being one of the... More 

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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$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 S Orlando Ave, 2 Blks. North of Fairbanks Ave. On Hwy. 17-92, Which Is Also Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-3684
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-644-7770
Description
Proprietor Rocco Potami has opened a casual yet sophisticated dining spot as warm and personal as a family-run trattoria, with marble floors, golden-hued walls, warm woods, white linens. There's a cozy wood-paneled bar, intimate al fresco dining on a courtyard terrace and private space for special events.

Rocco's uses the freshest meats, produce, breads, special sauces and imported pastas that are the heart of fine Italian cooking.
The result is a diverse culinary experience, offering a taste of favorite dishes selected from each region of Italy.

The cozy bar features seats at the bar, as well as banquette seating and high-top tables. Live music enlivens the scene Wed-Sat evenings from 8-11 PM.

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