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Rocco's Italian Grille
Rocco's Italian Grille

Rocco's Italian Grille Details

  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We appreciated being greeting warmly when we arrived and having such an enjoyable meal with an excellent server."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Rocco's, but it certainly won't be my last! My wife and I were impressed by the atmosphere, the service, the food and even the wine list. We kept looking at each other and saying, "this place is great, and will be going on our repeat list." My wife had the ravioli special, with butternut squash, pine nuts and other "stuff." I had a simple penne with meat sauce and sausages. The food was hot, was fresh and was delicious. Service was attentive, neither cloying nor distant, but just right. Bottom line: for us, Rocco's was a great find."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I think this was my fifth or sixth time at Rocco's with everytime being very good. This time bringing a client who had never been before. The pasta is so fresh with sauce that does a great job complementing the ravioli. My client had the papparedelle in wild boar sauce that he said was delicious. If you haven't tried Rocco's make it your next choice for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Another great dinner at Rocco's. Ryan was the professional server as he always is, and the food was amazing. We can not get enough of Rocco's."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had an amazing experience at Rocco's - upscale, authentic Italian restaurant! Food was delicious and fresh with many classic dishes as well as unique dishes! I can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food wasn't bad, but wasn't any better then a chain if your standards for Italian. The ceaser dressing had no flavor, the chicken parm was bland w/ a tiny serving opasta on the side for a $15. Overpriced wine and if not careful theyll sell you a $6 bottle of water. We orderd a pasta dish that was to have olive oil and red pepper, instead was served the Carbonara, when asked the server about it she assured us it wasn't the carbonara. Being Italian chef I know well what carbonara is, That's exactly what this was and a poor version of it. What upset me was we had our child who has an egg allergy and when I specifically asked she told me there was no egg in that dish. A very dangerous thing to say to a customer w/an egg allergy!!!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Have celebrated many special occasions here. Always outstanding! Family owned restaurant that goes over and above to satisfy customers. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Need sangria just to perfect perfection Fruit tiramisu is to die for tried it first 3 years ago i can still taste it in my mouth"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was wonderful, the wait staff couldn't do enough for you. If you haven't eaten here, you haven't experienced fine Italian dining yet."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Consistently very good. I have eaten here 10 times. Service is excellent. Owner/Chef is on top of everything. Highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Rocco's has been a fixture in Winter Park for years. It features a welcoming ambience, with very good food and wine selection. Reliably consistent and attentive. One of our favorite places that has held up well against the all the restaurants that have come and gone over the years. Just feels more personable and genuine than most. Lively, vibrant atmosphere on weekends."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We keep coming back, and are now regulars at Rocco's. We bring all of our clients here. We just love the food and the service. Never had a bad meal or experience at Rocco's. I had the ravioli special this week, and it was amazing. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I just cannot believe that the previous reviewers ate the same place I did. We will not go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Friendly and inviting. The service is the best and the food is outstanding. Real Italians, serving fresh delicious food. I will definitely come back for more."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very enjoyable. Authentic (not "Americanized") Italian."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I brought my son and 4 friends to Rocco's. Food and service were excellent. The odd thing was that we were the only people in there on Thursday night at 7:00PM. We still can't figure it out."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I love the warm greeting whenever we go and the food is great too......It was a wonderful New's Year's eve and always a go to for a great Italian meal with "family"."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant! Hadn't been there before but it got very good reviews so thought we'd try it and we weren't disappointed!! Our waiter was so attentive and each one of us loved our entrees! The chocolate mousse dessert was yummy, tho quite small! Would definitely return and would definitely recommend going there!!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I enjoyed my meal. Food was good. It wasn't special enough for me to rave about it, but it filled me up."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding, except we felt the prices were a bit high."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "made a reservation for 9pm and was seated about 9:15, had to ask the server for bread and to place out order but once we did the food was outstanding"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great time. Everyone that took care of us was very friendly and they made us feel at home. Rocco passed by our table several times and when we got served he came and ask us how was the food. We finished the night taking a picture with Rocco. My wife had a blast. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "everything was great! it started with being seated right on time ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined on Valetines Day. The Wild Boar Ragu was very good and the ricotta Gnocchi were excellent. Not sure if it was because they were busier than normal but we had a reservation at 730pm but were not seated until after 8pm and service was a little slow."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Rocco and Sylvana have consistently met and exceeded our expectations. A warm greeting, cold cocktail, great service and food preparations to rival the best in the U.S. Freshly made pasta, mouthwatering sauces, spot- on seafood and Veal Chops to die for. And don't forget to try a great Italian wine from the extensive wine selection. All in all, a perfect Italian experience .Buon Apetito!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was very Salty and over price but the service was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I would like to think of each other as foodies. We had the mussels and clams the mussels were not fresh the sauce was bland. We also had a duck app as well it was ok but 20bucks for 3oz piece of duck is a bit much. My wife had the lobster ravioli I had the veal both meals bland neither meal came with a salad we had to ask for bread. It was pathetic we spent 200 dollars left and had a pizza back in our hotel room that was the best Italian food of the night. I would no recommend this restaurant unless you 80 or older."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "arrived at 5;30- Hoping to leave by 7PM for a Theatre show - 2 other people in the restaurant- seated us promptly. Waiter was tentative-polite-informative. Ordered expensive bottle of wine He came back to say they were out .Received our salads promptly & then sat for over an hour while we watched every other table (restaurant was now full) be served. Questioned our waiter he said it was almost up. Waited 10 minutes & were getting nervous as it was now 6:50 (1 hour and 20 minutes later) After serving 2 other tables. ours arrived. 1 dinner was hot & the other 3 luke warm. 1 of us returned the food completely while the other 3 hurried to eat.Manager never came to apologize- the1 dinner was removed from the check . Menu prices less than bill"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We love Rocco's Italian Grill. Always consistant. Great service and amazing food."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Consistently superb. Neighborhood gem. Excellent service. One of the three best in orlando."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Great food, warm club like atmosphere, entertainment and good service. You can't go wrong with Rocco's!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/24/2013