Rocco's Italian Grille
Rocco's Italian Grille

Rocco's Italian Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.roccositaliangrille.com/
  • Phone: 407-644-7770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Rocco Potami
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Rocco's Italian Grille
Proprietor Rocco Potami has opened a casual yet sophisticated dining spot as warm and personal as a family-run trattoria, with marble floors, golden-hued walls, warm woods, white linens. There's a cozy wood-paneled bar, intimate al fresco dining on a courtyard terrace and private space for special events.
Rocco's uses the freshest meats, produce, breads, special sauces and imported pastas that are the heart of fine Italian cooking. The result is a diverse culinary experience, offering a taste of favorite dishes selected from each region of Italy.
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Rocco's Italian Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (14)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (9)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Can't get enough
    RLBJr
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    7 in our party this week. Everyone including the two children loved the food. We have never, in all these months that we have been coming here, had a bad meal. The place is beautiful, romantic and worth the price. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Ryan is so professional, a real asset to the restaurant. We can't wait to come back......like always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Mandatory Repeat Restaurant
    Mark
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I feel guilty for not supporting this jewel more regularly. It's like wearing your favorite shoes - you just love them. You can't not do anything but love this place. When we walked in we saw a hippy with a guitar. Then we hear him sing melodiously and in Italian. A warm welcome, superb service and delectable food. We come here once or twice a year but as the many new Italian restaurants have opened in Winter Park -- We've come to appreciate Rocco's more now than ever. It is a treasure and we have to support it. I choose not to beat up the competition to make Rocco's look good. It stands on its own over and over.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent, not spectacular
    Maggie
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We chose this spot for a birthday dinner. We wanted something semi-formal, but nothing too "unique" as we had unadventurous diners in our group. We had a reservation, and were seated promptly, but it took an exceedingly long time for the server to acknowledge our presence, even though he walked by us multiple times. It took forever just to get waters, then another forever to get our drinks, order food, etc. Frustrating since there were multiple staff circling (including the host/owner?) who didn't seem to have their hands full and could have gotten us started. The food was good, if somewhat overpriced. They saved the experience in the end by sending over the singer/guitarist to personally serenade the birthday girl. Overall, satisfied.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Romantic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    The restaurant has a excellent reputation and did not disappoint. We both ordered one of the specials, which we don't normally do. The lamb osso bucco, served with risotto, was one of the best I have ever had. My wife had ravioli filled with lamb and beef and they were delicious. The wine list was good but overpriced, so we had glasses of house wines which were more reasonably priced and still very good. The service was attentive without being overbearing and the owner/manager stopped the table to check on our level of satisfaction. Overall, this was an excellent restaurant that we would recommend to any lover of Italian food.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience in
    SaturdayDateNight
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great dining experience in a very relaxed but tasteful and cozy atmosphere. Chef Rocco and his delightful hostess meet us like old friend. The food was original and delicious. Two members of our party had the seafood pasta dish with shrimp, lobster and scallops in a wonderful creamy sauce and loved it. Another had the lasagna and was equally impressed. The service was perfect and it was topped off with live music...who could ask for more! Definitely worth a return visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian
    KenG
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food at Rocco's is fantastic and the service is excellent. Very nice atmosphere. The live music was a very nice acoustic guitar which added to the experience without overpowering it. The staff really makes you feel like family. If you are looking to spend a few extra dollars on a meal for a special occasion this place is an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roccos is a hidden gem in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Roccos is a hidden gem in Winter Park for a business lunch. There is sufficient parking and the food is always great. The tables are spaced such that you can have a business lunch without worrying about another table hearing the conversation. Rocco is very friendly.
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  • best Italian in Orlando
    winendine
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We love Rocco's Italian Grill. Always consistant. Great service and amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best Italian restaurants
    AdmanVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Consistently superb. Neighborhood gem. Excellent service. One of the three best in orlando.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    IrishPatVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great food, warm club like atmosphere, entertainment and good service. You can't go wrong with Rocco's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some great, some good
    OtowndinerVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Mixed reviews as we had a few really great dishes and some that were just good. So fo the overall value it was moderate. The pasta dish was the best. We also had the "Special" Veal Chop that ended up being over breaded and almost seemed fried. Very nice people and good service. We wll give it another try.
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  • Always enjoy
    Sheila
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We have been to Rocco's a number of times over the past years and always enjoy it. Wonderful food, good service and great atmosphere. . .
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
    RLBJr
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We cannot wait to come back, but we are too busy to come any day except Friday. The food is out of this world. So fresh, piping hot and of course tasty. The service was friendly and attentive. We LOVED everything about this restaurant. Love it, love it, love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    The entres were well prepared and,,, wonderful. The wine that was suggested paired perfectly with the food (and I'm a wine aficionado). The salads were made with all fresh greens and a great house dressing. The grappa was out of this world! Tasted like apricots. The wait staff were VERY attentive. I can't wait to dine there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!
    AnnetteVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Other than the fact that our server forgot the salad I ordered, I love this place! The food is amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocco's Rocks
    Carol
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    What a delightful dining experience! Everything from the moment we walked in was wonderfully welcoming & delicious! Treat yourselves!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Bland
    TerriB
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This restaurant has so much potential - the things that are usually missing in most restaurants: great atmosphere, great service, friendly owners, good music - but unfortunately they were missing the most important element: the FOOD! Everything we ordered was bland and small in portion. We'd love to love it, but we didn't...
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Experience
    Jeyasingams
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    The Staff and the food took us back in time to Vicenza! It is that good and we will definitely be going back again. We chose the house seafood special and it was a great choice from preparation to presentation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find and best kept secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Food and service was authentic. Bar tender was upbeat and very knowledgeable with her Delicious drink recipes. Entertainment was excellent and you are able to have a normal conversation without screaming across The table. Highly recommend this charming Gem! . It is now, one of our favorite Italian restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian
    Gatorgal
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Greeted personally by Rocco who kept a close eye on us throughout the evening. Food was outstanding though somewhat pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! What a great little place!!!
    AnnetteVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Food, service & ambience were all outstanding! I have never felt more welcome at a dining establishment! The white table cloths and live music make it feel fancy but the prices are so reasonable! The service was quick & the food was delicious. We had the gorgonzola bruschetta which was to die for. My husband had the eggplant which was so light without any bitterness or greasiness. I had the wild boar ragu with papparadelle which was phenomenal. The same dish at Bice was twice as much and was horrible. At Rocco's the dish was light and well balanced without a coat of grease swimming on the top. We all felt like we were old friends with the owner even though it was our first time. This place is definitely a must and we will be returning!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    UFChaddyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food is authentic and delicious. A must try - it will become your favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Awesome Italian Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    I love this place. Rocco's is a great to dine. The staff are attentive, and great. Food is to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went here when our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Went here when our favorite was having a large party. A very good find. Excellent food & nice wine list.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time won't be the last...
    Kukla64
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Rocco's! Very cool little spot, subdued atmosphere inside with muted, but not too muted, lighting, linen table cloths, and wood tones. Wait staff was wonderful, as well as the hostess and Rocco himself who made sure to greet us at the table. For a truly authentic experience see if you can get a table that is served by Franco! He is straight from Italy and could be anyone's Italian grandfather, play along with him and his jokes and you will have a wonderful time! As for the food, it was interesting and by interesting I mean delicious, but in a natural way. Rocco lets the food speak for itself when it comes to taste. Not overly seasoned, which at first feels odd, but when tasting feels natural.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    Love2DineVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    This was our first time into the restaurant and it was very good! We enjoyed the ravioli special for the night and the seafood dish. Both were excellent! We definitely plan to go back! My only possible negative comment would be that the server did not offer the price of the specials and I thought that $24 was a bit high for just a few ravioli with no salad or soup that comes with the entrée. The quality is very good so glad to go back, but some of the items are priced a tad higher than other quality Italian restaurants in the area. If a complimentary soup or salad was offered, I feel this would help to show the value.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • risotto special
    blondie
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    I chose the risotto special that night. It was good, but very salty. Also, I was shocked to find that it was priced @ $30 while normal risotto dish was much less. Waiter did not volunteer prices of specials.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Orlando's Best
    AdmanVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    This restaurant has no flaws. I eat out 10 times a month. This was my second visit. It was superb.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great
    RonniTVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    Since I no longer live in the area it has been years since I have been to Rocco's. In town for a few days and it was great! All the dishes were great and service and atmosphere outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian restaurant in town
    FrenchyOrlando
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    This was our second visit here, and the food was as incredible this time as the first time. The service was outstanding, we felt like family, and we cannot wait to go back!
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    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem
    AdmanVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Great service. Outstanding food. Wonderful presentation. Loved the place and I'm a foodie from way back
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant was very accommodati
    Shuffette
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The restaurant was very accommodating. The entire staff went out of their way to make guests feel welcome.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    From the welcome to the departure, we thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Rocco's. Server was very knowledgeable and patient as we explored the menu. The pasta was the best I've eaten outside of Italy - fresh and perfectly al dente. Every item was flavorful and presentations were simple and appealing. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Rocco's
    EFLOYD2
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Dining experience very pleasant. Was greeted very warmly when we arrived. Felt very welcome.. Many dishes to choose from. Each person ordered a different entre. No complaints. Dessert was to die for.
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    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    IrishPatVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Another fabulous meal at Rocco's. The only place you can get more authentic Italian food is Italy!
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Great experience. You meet Rocco right at the entrance you feel welcome. Everything tasted fresh and homemade. Awesome service
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Rocco's Italian Grille is Supurb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Excellent menu choices with a wide variety of options. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the pricing is quite reasonable.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • My wife and I were very pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    My wife and I were very pleased with the freshness of the seafood, the server was very happy and made us feel comfortable,surprised to see so few people eating there.would definitely go back
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    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • An Orlando Favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Wonderful atmosphere and food. One of my Orlando favorites!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our meal very much!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Enjoyed our meal very much!! First time dining there and everything that we ordered was fresh and flavorful. It was a pleasant surprise and we will return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic