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
24 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)romantic (14)fit for foodies (12)special occasion (12)notable wine list (11)good for groups (7)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great authentic Italian
    tsufeaturetwirler
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Rocco's is great! The food was very good, the service was attentive, yet not overbearing, and the courtyard was a beautiful site. This is our new favorite place to escape the tourists and enjoy some delicious Italian
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • warm Italian restaurant
    imen
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We wanted to try this place for a while and I'm glad we did. They are very friendly and it has a warm indoor. They have outdoor option too but it was raining so we didn't try. Food was great, try their signature dishes and make sure to ask questions as there are lots of Italian recipes. I had a great stake there which was one of the best. We tried their tiramisu desert too and it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geecee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We appreciated being greeting warmly when we arrived and having such an enjoyable meal with an excellent server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience for first timer
    ChuckVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great Food
    RandR
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always the best
    RLBJr
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and service!
    Patti
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If your Italian don't waste your $
    Geoff
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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!!!!
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  • Mother's Day deliciousness!
    Yummy
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • sebas
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    Paisanodiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Orlando
    AdmanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Consistently very good. I have eaten here 10 times. Service is excellent. Owner/Chef is on top of everything. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staying Power
    DineAlot
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 162 reviews are from the Rocco's Italian Grille reviews archive.
  • Continues to Amaze.
    RLBJr
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible
    foodangel
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I just cannot believe that the previous reviewers ate the same place I did. We will not go back.
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  • GREAT
    RLBJr
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocco's "Real" Italian Grille
    pirate40
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Very enjoyable. Authentic (not "Americanized") Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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  • Great Food but Couldn't Figure out
    JimCVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel like family
    callie4VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant! Hadn't
    Debdefla
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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!!
    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.
  • Good
    BridgeVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I enjoyed my meal. Food was good. It wasn't special enough for me to rave about it, but it filled me up.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service...
    GrahamblerVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Everything was outstanding, except we felt the prices were a bit high.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • valentines dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time. Everyone
    Sundaybrunch
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was great! it started
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    everything was great! it started with being seated right on time .
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Good Italian Food
    JBTOpenTable
    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.
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  • Best Italian Dining in Winter Park
    LarryVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rose
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was very Salty and over price but the service was good.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glorified Olive Garden
    Bouvierluv2dine
    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.
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  • Not Happy camper
    lovesfood
    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
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  • BEWARE OF THE COST OF DESSERT
    Nancy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    QUIET RESTAURANT WHERE YOU CAN TALK. SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD. APPETIZER WAS GOOD. ENTREES JUST OKAY. NO DESSERT MENU. ORDERED DESSERT - NOTHING SPECIAL $11. IT WAS HALF OF THE COST OF THE ENTREE. REAL RIPE OFF. THIS WAS OUR FIRST WEEK OF 5 WEEKS IN WINTER PARK. HAVE SINCE BEEN TO MANY OTHER RESTAURANTS AND DESSERTS WERE MUCH LESS AND MUCH BETTER.
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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    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.
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    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.