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Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar

137 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
+1 585-385-8565
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (24 reviews)
“pasta” (26 reviews)
“pappardelle” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
137 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lemoncello is not about pampered, chi chi tiny-portion-Italian cuisine - it is robust Italian-American of a stellar quality. The specials indicate however the genius of chef - we tried a combination of the specials and the items on the regular menu, which are your basic...More

Thank Marlene W
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That was a great review. We appreciate it very much and Nicolas LaPietra the chef also enjoyed reading. It hits on a few points that we struggle with every day. Finding that balance between the gentle saucing that we are accustomed with in Italy and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit for dinner and were making a first-time comparison with Perlo's just a few blocks away. Although pleased, we probably prefer the experience at Perlo's ... however, we will likely return to Lemoncello and enjoy it when we want a more "formal"...More

Thank Ken S
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate the review. Thank you for joining us and checking us out. It is interesting that you considered more formal than Perlo's so I'll take that as a compliment. We always strive to be a polished casual restaurant with a mix of atmosphere between...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Lemoncello with my wife this past weekend, and we enjoyed another WONDERFUL meal. This is one of the best restaurants in the entire Rochester area, so we try to get over there at least a couple times a year as a special...More

Thank Larry W
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Larry. Your reviews are very kind. We are so happy you enjoyed the evening. Yes, the shrimp are huge. When they are that size, with usually be 2. If we cant get our hands on those, we include more. Im sorry I missed...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I love everything about this restaurant. The owners are very welcoming, the bartenders are great. Drinks are great. Specials are great. Food is always wonderful and comforting and if you are lucky enough to sit in the main room it's cute and cozy.

Thank FoxJT
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for the review. Appreciate the time you took the write that. Your kind words mean a lot. We always do our best so thanks again for your business.

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant probably 4 times in the last two years. Each time we've been there with a different couple. Everyone always loves the food. The couples we've taken here also have returned.

Thank Fred F
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for bringing in different couples and sharing our little gem with others. We are very proud of the restaurant, the staff and the loyal customers we have.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very pleased with Lemoncello’s definitely will go back. Service was great And the food was amazing. The homemade pasta taste just like my family makes and that’s coming from a 100% Italian heritage.

Thank Getoutandexpl0re
Edward2020, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Great, thank you so much for the review. We appreciate you taking the time to leave the note. I will share this with the staff. They work hard so they will appreciate it. Yes, isn't the pasta good??? I love the way it tastes.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Lemoncello has a menu that got me very excited about eating there. We tried it once, but were a bit disappointed by some issues that I will share here. I know the owner reads these reviews and answers them (sometimes a bit defensively). So I...More

1  Thank Pierre P
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for the review, we appreciate you taking the time to write it. I'm not sure which night you came in. If the back room was the only option due to reservations, next time we can simply ask if you would like to wait...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Food was very good, especially the limoncello chicken. The portions were large, we all ended up with doggie bags. Restaurant was very busy. Service was a little slow and inconsistent. Would have rated this restaurant 5 had the service been much better.More

Thank Ron R
Edward2020, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the review. Glad you liked the food. Yes we do our best with the way the layout is but the staff does try to balance promptness with "not hovering" but we will continue to find that balance table by table. We hope...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The food was great it was wonderful we had a fried calamari with Tie chili sauce that was out of this world. Our main dishes were of great taste also. We are outside, there was a gentleman playing Italian music it was wonderfully romantic. They...More

Thank Jim D
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for the review. We appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance and I'll go over with the staff about refilling drinks a bit quicker. We hope to see you again during the fall season.

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner on Thursday sept 21. The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend the calamari appetizer as it was plentiful and tasty.More

Thank Mark T
Mass1974, Owner at Lemoncello Italian Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for leaving a review. Glad that you liked both the service and the cuisine. It was that esquisite week of unseasonably high tempretures so hope you were able to enjoy our patio. Thanks again for the review and we hope you join us...More

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Sheila B
16 September 2016|
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Response from Mass1974 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. It's a casual place where folks feel comfortable in jeans, slacks, shorts or suits. We just ask, no tank tops on gentlemen.
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lucie47
7 April 2015|
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Response from Edward2020 | Property representative |
Yes. TUESDAY is no corkage fee. The other nights we charge $10 a bottle. Massimo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 W Commercial St, East Rochester, NY 14445-2151
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  East Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-385-8565
  • E-mail
Description
Considered one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Monroe county. A place where visiting Italians are referred to for a meal most resembling home.Dinner Monday-Sunday starting at 4pm. Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 4pm-7pm in Bar Room only. Beautiful Patio in the warmer months as wellLive Music. See Website
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