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Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1642 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Yes and I would ask for Sarah as your server= she was fantastic. More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1211 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Excellent experience. Manager is awesome and accommodated greatly. We will be back. More

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Tournedos - The Inn on BroadwayTournedos - The Inn on Broadway
127 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We celebrated a milestone Birthday for my husband at Tournedos. We were a party of six and it was the first time any of us had been there. We've all been to many of the other local high end steak restaurants in the area and Tournedos was by far the best! Our server was kind, professional and very patient with a our many menu questions - there's much to choose from! Each dish, beginning with our appetizers to our main course, was exceptional. I also found that the food was prepared without a lot of added unnecessary seasoning. I often find many restaurants over salt or tenderize their meat with various rubs. My NY Strip Oscar style dish was incredible - the beef, crab and asparagus flavors were able to shine. Our server also kindly accommodated my need to bring my husband's favorite dessert from a local bakery and served it most graciously. It was truly a treat in every respect and we look forward to returning to Tournedos again soon! More

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The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
374 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Food and service was great. Our server, Benjamin was fun, well-versed in the menu and made excellent recommendations. We loved the Grilled Octopus appetizer, the Amish Chicken, Kale Salad and Burger. Great wine and beer selection, too! Looking forward to coming back again. More

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Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
577 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

The best experience I’ve ever had! I will be returning for the good atmosphere, great wine, and amazing prices. More

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Char Steak & LoungeChar Steak & Lounge
785 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

The food was very good. The cocktail I ordered was great. My server Laura was gracious. More

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Farmer's Creekside Tavern & InnFarmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
325 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Excellent experience. We enjoyed a delightful brunch as the water thundered over the embankment. Good service and wonderful food. The breakfast pastries were delicious and the Jerk infused fritters were very unique, crispy on the outside while fluffy and light inside with a warmth from the jerk seasoning as you ended the bite. Prime rib hash was prepared nicely and very flavorful. Oscar eggs Benedict was served with vey sweet crab and a light hollandaise sauce with a crunch my and buttery side of toast points. Biscuits and gravy with an egg, was a warm casserole with a fluffy light biscuit as a base with outstanding boar sausage gravy encasing the whole dish. We were very pleased with the experience and will return. More

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Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
391 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We had a wonderful experience at Branca. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, the food was delicious More

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Tony D'sTony D's
356 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

The pizza is amazing and the service is great! The noise level is a bit much, but we went on a Sunday so it wasn't as crowded. Some prices are high compared to other restaurants. Stick with the pizza. More

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Benucci's - PittsfordBenucci's - Pittsford
369 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

My friend and I each enjoyed freshly prepared salads. Our server had no problem with my request for substitutions. We shared an order of garlic bread with mozzarella, which came as a hand-crafted pizza. Lots of melted cheese over a crisp crust - a perfect complement to the salads. We both ordered Italian blackberry sodas, which were delightfully refreshing. A perfect meal with superb service. We will be back again - soon! More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & PastaVeneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
36 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great restaurant, Excelent food! Nice service Definitly would recommend it. More

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Portico at del Lago Resort and CasinoPortico at del Lago Resort and Casino
1043 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

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The meal was absolutely delicious! It is a beautiful restaurant, staff was lovely....we will definitely eat there again ...we were there for our 50th wedding anniversary More

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Mendon 64Mendon 64
8 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

First time at Mendon 64, but it won’t be our last! What an incredible place! The food was superb, the service was attentive and friendly, and the ambience was perfect for dining with friends. Highly recommend this restaurant for higher-end dining in a relaxed environment. More

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The Melting Pot - RochesterThe Melting Pot - Rochester
789 reviews
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Fondue | Rochester, Western New York

Delicious food, fun experience, my teens loved it, a little pricey, but I would recommend it More

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The RevelryThe Revelry
958 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Will definitely be returning, some of the best service and food. More

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City Grill- RochesterCity Grill- Rochester
238 reviews
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Contemporary American | Rochester, Western New York

Great experience, not rushed and the food was great as always. More

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Abyssinia RestaurantAbyssinia Restaurant
12 reviews
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Ethiopian | Rochester, Western New York

Great flavors, really, really nice and helpful staff. Just personally I don't like the spongy, cold bread. More

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Bitter HoneyBitter Honey
167 reviews
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Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

Fun place! Great food and drinks! Would go again and recommend to friends. Like the ambiance. Especially the bar area. Service was very professional and courteous. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - RochesterMorton's The Steakhouse - Rochester
121 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Wonderful service; great food; solid ambience. Great job! More

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BrancaBranca
615 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Service was very good. Wine recommended was as well. Food was good, but portions were small for the cost. More

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Salena's Mexican RestaurantSalena's Mexican Restaurant
264 reviews
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Mexican | Rochester, Western New York

The service at Salena's was excellent. So were the margarita's and the food. I had the stuffed avocado and black beans - so delicious! More

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The French Quarter CafeThe French Quarter Cafe
11 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Rochester, Western New York

Had a great meal, friendly staff. Will return soon. More

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Delmonicos Italian Steak HouseDelmonicos Italian Steak House
265 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Overall we enjoyed this restaurant. When we arrived we were told the table would be ready in 20 minutes and that we should have been informed of that when we made the reservation. I said I had made the reservation on Open Table and questioned the table not being ready as scheduled. I was given a pager but almost immediately a table opened up! There were in fact a number of empty tables available! The place was busy and our server was apologizing for the slow service getting cocktails from the bar. Our appetizers arrived for three of the party and they had almost finished when my appetizer arrived. The food was good and the portions were huge. The waitress was very good despite the delays beyond her control. More

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Grappa - RochesterGrappa - Rochester
499 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Rochester, Western New York

As always great food great drink and very good service. Bartender CJ made a fantastic expresso martini - thank you. All the bartenders were great. My salmon was very good. Will come again soon. More

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Benucci's - GRCBenucci's - GRC
122 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

They put their spin on the traditional Italian. It was nice for the change. Really enjoyed their Chicken Parm dinner and especially their desserts. More

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - HenriettaRomano's Macaroni Grill - Henrietta
38 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Donald was excellent. ..the meal was delicious. ..a group of children were very noisy. ..chaperones did not control them .. More

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CentroCentro
400 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Went here for hubby's bday dinner and Centro did not disappoint. We had visited previously on a walking food tour and were intrigued enough to try it out for a full dinner. First of all, cocktails were amazing. We had a blood orange margarita and a cosmo, which was made with Aperol and was one of the best cocktails I've ever tasted. Split the special shrimp and scallop appetizer and grilled octopus. Octopus especially was outstanding on a bed of white beans. Split the four cheese pizza and profiteroles for dessert. Server was great. If I have to pick anything apart, I did note on my reservation form that it was for a birthday. I think it's a really nice touch when restaurants acknowledge that in some way but Centro did not. Will still be back, though! More

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Malt + EmberMalt + Ember
3 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Great experience! Food was delicious! More

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DriftersDrifters
21 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Restaurant was nice and food was good. Good variety to meet needs of young children (mac and cheese and grilled cheese were very good) and adults (burgers, home made chicken fingers, salads were all tasty) More

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Exchange Sports BarExchange Sports Bar
1 review
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American | Rochester, Western New York

The Exchange sports bar at Corn Hill is Rochester's premiere spot for sports enthusiasts and downtown Rochester NY night life! You can catch all your favorite NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB games here at The Exchange. Great people, superb service, fun night life, tasty food, beer, wine and mixed drinks!More

Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.Red Lobster - Rochester - Ridge Rd.
2 reviews
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Great! Not a long wait, had a drink at the bar while waiting, food was served in order and timely. Amazing server. Delicious! More

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Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.Red Lobster - Rochester - Jefferson Rd.
1 review
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Red Lobster - HorseheadsRed Lobster - Horseheads
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

The Grill and Tap Room at Shadow Lake Golf ClubThe Grill and Tap Room at Shadow Lake Golf Club
17 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Good place for a quiet lunch on a summer afternoon. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - RochesterTGI FRIDAYS - Rochester
8 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Great patio to sit out on. Food is good and service was excellent. More

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State Street Bar&GrillState Street Bar&Grill
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American | Rochester, Western New York

The State Street Bar and Grill is the perfect spot to relax after a long day! Enjoy a cocktails and food with colleagues and friends at our spacious bar. If you prefer,sit down in the Restaurant area to enjoy a delicious dinner with family and friends. A few of our signature items include our Monterey Grilled Chicken or Citrus Salmon.More

Mor SushiMor Sushi
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Japanese | Rochester, Western New York

Hi I'm Morgan, Chef and Owner of Mor Sushi. My goal is to offer unique sushi that is appealing to sushi connoisseurs, amateurs & opposers alike! I have been rolling sushi since 2016 and have more recently teamed up with Cork49 Wine Bar in Victor for Sushi Sundays and private events. I make a variety of sushi rolls, nigiri, sushi donuts, garbage plates, poke bowls and more! In addition, Mor Sushi will always offer a number of vegan items! Each month I will offer a new menu filled with fresh items! Stop by Cork49 or feel free to reach out to plan your own sushi event!More

TGI FRIDAYS - GreeceTGI FRIDAYS - Greece
12 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

A little boring More

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Red Lobster - Lakewood - Fairmount Ave.Red Lobster - Lakewood - Fairmount Ave.
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Seafood | Rochester, Western New York

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Rochester Diners' Choice Winners

Rochester's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tournedos - The Inn on BroadwayTournedos - The Inn on Broadway
127 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

We celebrated a milestone Birthday for my husband at Tournedos. We were a party of six and it was the first time any of us had been there. We've all been to many of the other local high end steak restaurants in the area and Tournedos was by far the best! Our server was kind, professional and very patient with a our many menu questions - there's much to choose from! Each dish, beginning with our appetizers to our main course, was exceptional. I also found that the food was prepared without a lot of added unnecessary seasoning. I often find many restaurants over salt or tenderize their meat with various rubs. My NY Strip Oscar style dish was incredible - the beef, crab and asparagus flavors were able to shine. Our server also kindly accommodated my need to bring my husband's favorite dessert from a local bakery and served it most graciously. It was truly a treat in every respect and we look forward to returning to Tournedos again soon! More

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Texas De Brazil - RochesterTexas De Brazil - Rochester
1211 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

Excellent experience. Manager is awesome and accommodated greatly. We will be back. More

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Next Door by WegmansNext Door by Wegmans
1642 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Rochester, Western New York

Yes and I would ask for Sarah as your server= she was fantastic. More

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Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
577 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

The best experience I’ve ever had! I will be returning for the good atmosphere, great wine, and amazing prices. More

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The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
374 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Food and service was great. Our server, Benjamin was fun, well-versed in the menu and made excellent recommendations. We loved the Grilled Octopus appetizer, the Amish Chicken, Kale Salad and Burger. Great wine and beer selection, too! Looking forward to coming back again. More

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Farmer's Creekside Tavern & InnFarmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn
325 reviews
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American | Rochester, Western New York

Excellent experience. We enjoyed a delightful brunch as the water thundered over the embankment. Good service and wonderful food. The breakfast pastries were delicious and the Jerk infused fritters were very unique, crispy on the outside while fluffy and light inside with a warmth from the jerk seasoning as you ended the bite. Prime rib hash was prepared nicely and very flavorful. Oscar eggs Benedict was served with vey sweet crab and a light hollandaise sauce with a crunch my and buttery side of toast points. Biscuits and gravy with an egg, was a warm casserole with a fluffy light biscuit as a base with outstanding boar sausage gravy encasing the whole dish. We were very pleased with the experience and will return. More

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Char Steak & LoungeChar Steak & Lounge
785 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rochester, Western New York

The food was very good. The cocktail I ordered was great. My server Laura was gracious. More

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Veneto Wood Fired Pizza & PastaVeneto Wood Fired Pizza & Pasta
36 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

Great restaurant, Excelent food! Nice service Definitly would recommend it. More

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Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
391 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

We had a wonderful experience at Branca. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, the food was delicious More

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Tony D'sTony D's
356 reviews
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York

The pizza is amazing and the service is great! The noise level is a bit much, but we went on a Sunday so it wasn't as crowded. Some prices are high compared to other restaurants. Stick with the pizza. More

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