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Panzari's Italian Bistro

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321 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14608-2708
+1 585-546-7990
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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144 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I made my first visit to Panzari's for a business lunch and it turned out to be the perfect spot for tasty food and good conversation. My colleague and I sat outside on a beautiful late-summer afternoon. The service was very good and unobtrusive. The menu offered a number of tasty choices - from light to heavy. I had the... More 

Thank TomX
Pittsford, New York
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229 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have now made this a monthly visit to this restaurant to catch up with a friend. We both enjoy the food so much that we continue to return month after month. There is a small outdoor deck to eat on. The service has been great, we tend to get the same server visit after visit. Our favorite meal is... More 

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very good spicy pizza. Quick and friendly service. We arrived just before closing time but was given clear and good service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rochester, New York
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We went to celebrate our anniversary with the in-laws - a rainy Sunday in May not busy at all but a lot of takeout orders. The menu is not huge but everything was unique - the special was great and the Grilled Cauliflower Carbonara was out of this world the cauliflower was slightly smokey and mixed with pea's, baby kale... More 

Thank RBoyd585
Rochester, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A recent lunch with a friend was disappointing from a service viewpoint. We waited about an hour to be served, despite asking our waitress twice where our food was. Both the front and back doors were propped open and it was very cold inside. Again we asked our waitress if the doors could be closed and she said one customer... More 

Thank Susan14526
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Tucked away in the corn hill section of Rochester. Me and my wife frequent Panzari's a couple times a month and believe it is one of the finest Italian restaurants in town. Quaint place with outstanding selection of Italian food (all delicious) at a very acceptable price. The service is always spot on and friendly. Absolutely recommend Panzari's Italian Bistro!... More 

Thank Jim S
Webster, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Went to have dinner with my husband. he ordered Haddock french with a double order of grilled veggies, no potato. We got our food but his came without the veggies and the waitress said she would be bringing them separately. About 15 minutes later I had to catch the waitress to ask about the veggies. She said the chef/owner would... More 

Thank Sandra S
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Went here before a recent basketball game we attended in Rochester. Having never eaten downtown, I found this restaurant on trip advisor, and was not disappointed! The decor is classy, and our waiter Pat was excellent! We started with the Calamari Fritti (outstanding!), and I had the Chicken French on the recommendation of our waiter, it was excellent! We will... More 

Thank Michael T
Brownsville, Vermont
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We really liked Panzari. They have a good wine list, and the wines that we sampled were very good. We got the baked artichoke heart appetizer, which has some kind of breading/coating on it and comes smothered in a broth/sauce that is absolutely delicious. We used all of our bread sopping up every last drop of that sauce. Also, the... More 

Thank gulloj
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Amazing dinner. This was our first time at this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Good size portions, good taste, friendly service. I asked the waiter for a sample of their red sauce and the owner/chef sent out a trio of sauces to try. We will be back.

Thank Emily V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Exchange Blvd, Rochester, NY 14608-2708
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-546-7990

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