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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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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Rochester, NY
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank cnye2016
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
1 review
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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Thank harry14534
Fairport, New York
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246 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Been hearing about this place for years so stopped to check it out finally. Stopped at the new East Ave Wegmans and their bar for a pre-dinner drink with friends and since it was a nice night out we just walked across the street. It's in a little strip plaza so there's limited parking but the church next door let's... More 

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Thank Clarkvara
Newton, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sometimes when you go out to dinner, you get a wonderful waitperson; sometimes you get a scrumptious dinner. At Lucano's you get both. Gabby was incredible. Listening to her recitation of the specials and their embellishments is like watching at Tony winner on Broadway. The list was long, and lucious sounding. We began with the homemade sausage appetizer from the... More 

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Thank marjmont
Penfield, New York
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The ideal atmosphere for fine dining - you could easily get deceived by the looks of the outside. Once inside, you are impressed. The food is outstanding and so is the service.

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Thank cath27x
Rochester, New York
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It has all the feel of a family owned restaurant. There is a warm greeting when you walk in and the decor is very nice. Our server knew the menu well and gave valuable input. I order a chicken dish while my husband had steak, the food is spot on spectacular. I have nice recommended Lucano's to 2 other couples,... More 

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Thank HavingFunLovingLife
Rochester, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Luciano's is a small family owned gem! Service is always spot on. Wide selection to choose from- steamed clams in tomato broth appetizer is fantastic. Do not miss a chance to dine at Lucano - you will return again and again!

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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?