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Pomodoro Grill

) #217 of 1,026 Restaurants in Rochester €€ - €€€ Italian, American,
1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
+1 585-271-5000
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (21 reviews)
“cioppino” (2 reviews)
“shrimp” (8 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit back to Pomodora Grill since the place was remodeled. Let's start with the lack of signage. It was hard to tell where the actual restaurant began, given the fact Saha Mediterranean Grill is adjacent. My first reaction was to turn...More

Thank Hiimmarcia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten in the Pittsford Pomodoro, but never here. I was immediately impressed walking inside; it is beautiful and nicely furnishes, from the bar to the dining room to the outside patio. Our waitress was fast and efficient, especially when we told her that...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met with friends for dinner and one of the worst meals we had especially for the excessive price. Appetizer artichokes hearts looked like they were dumped from a can and covered in cheese. Caesar salad had bow tie pasta on the bottom (why?) and was...More

Thank ful_quiver
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Since I was last there (quite a while ago), the University Ave location of Pomodoro has had a complete facelift/update, as has its menu. Yesterday's lunch with a friend was delightful - the "Trio" featured house made New England Clam Chowder PLUS their special house...More

Thank Cedar880
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A group of us had lunch here a week ago. The service is very good (nothing like the comments from 2015). I really enjoyed my lunch. The Cioppino is shrimp, scallops, clams, fresh fish & mussels in a light saffron/tomato sauce. I had a glass...More

Thank Jackie777777
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went with a girlfriend the other night for the first time since the layout/space change & was very disappointed. Had a Groupon for a discount on $50 towards a dinner for 2. It was a busy Saturday night, but once seated we realized our server...More

Thank Shannon V
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My pasta dish was ok, nothing special. Wife's pizza was burned black. It was sent back and replaced ok. 1st visit, didn't know draft beer was $8.00, a bit out of line. 2nd visit I ordered a soda, server never asked if I wanted a...More

Thank rdepasq1
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had a Groupon for this place and had a wonderful lunch experience. My Turkey Club and my wife's Italian Steak were fantastic! And their desserts could be meals by themselves! We were especially pleased with our server Alaina, who provided us with absolutely first-class,...More

Thank BiffBiffman
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Pomodoro is a nice place to relax and get a drink and/or dinner. The prices are very reasonable and they have specials, including no corkage fee Wednesdays, that make it an even better deal. Artisan pizza, seafood, and steak are all excellent. Would recommend.

Thank Eastender472
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My friend and I went for dinner around 6 on a weekday. Newly remodeled. Awesome! Tables not crowded together like in some places. They have a specials menu every day. I ordered a special- crab cakes on bed of mixed greens. Excellent! My friend had...More

Thank Chris D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
    (Culver Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-5000
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