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Mr Dominic's On the Lake

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4699 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612-2167
+1 585-865-4630
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I live about a mile from this restaurant. My wife and I and also my parents have been coming here two or three times a month for years. For value and quality, we compare every place else to Dominic's. Nice neighborhood place. Good menu. Great people.

Thank Mike M
Webster, New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place does not disappoint!! Food and atmosphere are delightful! The wait staff is friendly and attentive. We will come back again!!

Thank Karen J
Rochester, New York
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We decided to try this iconic eatery on an early Friday evening. We called ahead but arrived early. We were seated immediately. Prompt service, friendly wait staff. Atmosphere a bit noisy especially around the bar area. The main dining area has ample tables but a little too close to each other. Our order was taken promptly. The waitress explained selection... More 

Thank John E B
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180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Tuesday night for a retirement party for a colleague. There were about 15 people and they set ups long table in the front. Are server was Kim and she did an excellent job keeping up with everything. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had a veal dish and my wife had the tuna special. They were both... More 

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Camby, Indiana
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Four dishes. Gnocchi a 5. Clams a 3. Fettuccine Alfredo with sausage a 2. Chicken Marsala near 4. Service very good. Wine and beers nice choices for a restaurant like this. Does not compare equivalent Italian in such places as Cleveland, Philly, Indianapolis or other cities of similar size. The real problem is the inconsistency of quality among dishes. I... More 

Thank DutchDoc1
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very popular so make reservation / come before 5:30 for dinner. If you like hearty red wine, check out their house Montepulciano.

Thank James W G
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Always busy. Hard to talk at the table because it's pretty loud. The food is a hit or miss. I live around the area and it seems every other visit is not good.

Thank Bigapple20
New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were in town for a week long event and ate at DOTL on a Monday and Thursday night.. Monday had great specials and most of our group had something from the specials menu. It was good food and filling! Thursdays special menu was "less special" and most of us ate from the menu choices.. I had Chicken Parm which... More 

Thank Oblio27
Huffman, Texas
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220 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here with friends. It is very crowded so go early unless you have a reservation. It is close to the water but you can't see it from inside. The gnocchi was delicious.

Thank Vam56006
Seabreeze. NY
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have been eating here since1976. Yes 40 years !! The sauce is better than my own which is saying a lot We go for lunch as much as we can it is the best value going. Supper is amazing... but the issue is its very busy so even if you call ahead you are going to wait because others... More 

Thank Mrsarti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4699 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612-2167
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-865-4630

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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?