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Bazil's Restaurant

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1384 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609-5955
+1 585-697-2006
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Greece, New York
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i used to love this restaurant, but our recent visit was quite underwhelming. i HATE the new renovation with the soup and salad bar... completely ruins the atmosphere. i enjoyed the "homeliness" of them bringing a big bowl of salad and breadsticks to your table, now you have to go to the bar. i also was at a table near... More 

Thank 661me
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been going to Daniele family restaurants for dozens of years, but it seems like the run has come to the end. Our visit this week was not good overall, including slow service, fair food, and a value not up to par. There are great Italian restaurants in the Rochester area and Bazil has slipped into... More 

Thank Ian D
Webster, New York
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I was too late for reservations on the web site, so had to leave a phone message, which was returned, and our reservation made. Nice to see the selection of local craft beers from Three Heads, Lock 32, Knucklehead and others. Samples of 2 IPA's were quickly and cheerfully provided. I was pleased to see access to the salad bar... More 

Thank BHM7248
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great service. Food was yummy by all accounts. Nice salad bar! Good for adults and kids alike. Not gourmet food by any stretch but good at what they do. Would definitely go again.

Thank peddlerswagon1
New England
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92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There are so many Italian restaurants in the Rochester area. Everything from upscale to family run places. Bazil's is right on Empire Blvd overlooking the bay. We sat outside & enjoyed a pleasant summer early evening meal. Salads were fairly standard-nothing exciting but they were fresh tasting. Pastas were cooked mostly al dente, but the sauce with my chicken French... More 

Thank gala62
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181 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We went to brunch this past Sunday. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our server was named Nickolas and he explained the buffet set up. The buffet was good but does not compare to the one that Marios had. But for the price it is a good value. Nickolas did a nice job.

Thank Michael C
Markham, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Portions are very generous and flavourful. Wait staff always friendly and helpful. Build your own pasta dishes always a favourite and in the colder months the unlimited soup and salad are a good bet. The setting is quite pretty, especially at the end of a summer day, with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank happycamper552017
St. Louis
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went here during a two week business trip on recommendation of hotel front desk she said big portions and it was almost embarrassing they were huge ordered the Tuscan Mac and cheese was great cheesy with sausage and prosciutto. Good warm breadsticks and salad served family style but don't fill up on that great staff and good ambiance very casual... More 

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Fleurus, Belgium
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This place is very nice. The food is great and not expensive. Quality. The staff is very good and very polite. We had to wait 45 minutes, but we went to the bar to take a drink. This place is good for romantic supper as well. Big parking

Thank 681gunthers
Webster, New York
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We used to dine at Bazil's very regularly but had not been there in about 6 months after menu changes. We tried it last night after receiving a certificate for bottle of wine to celebrate our anniversary. First, we were told we couldn't get the wine and also get their daily special dish. Not sure what connection those two events... More 

Thank Mike L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1384 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609-5955
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-697-2006
A comfortable and friendly Italian restaurant serving a wide variety of dishes, Bazil Restaurant in Rochester aims to ensure that you never leave hungry. With 'all you can eat' dinner entrees and a decadent carnival-style Funnel Cake - generously topped with caramel, chocolate chips, confectionary sugar, vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream and cherry garnish - Mario and Flora Daniele have established Bazil as a lively and friendly Italian restaurant ideal for all the family. Bazil Restaurant on Empire Boulevard is easily accessible from Southpoint Marina, with plenty of outdoor seating facing the calm waters and overlooking the bay.

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