Amazing food! The carrot side dish with ricotta was delicious as were the honey pepperoni pizza and wedge salad!!!
Wonderful food and great service. It was really cold in the restaurant though. They need to turn down the a/c. It was my second time there and it was cold the first time too-and it was winter then. I would go back but definitely bring a sweater.
This was our first time at Branca Midtown. We were celebrating a college graduation and we were looking for a restaurant that would serve an early dinner (4 pm). A friend recommended Branca Midtown.
We were thrilled. The bartenders and servers were courteous and really knowledgable. The menu is creative and the food was amazing. We highly recommend.
Always enjoy coming to midtown. Great food and atmosphere- slower than expected for service, but we enjoyed.
Amazing food and great atmosphere. Service was great also!
Restaurant is quite loud. Service was good but confusing. Food was delivered warm vs. hot. In two instances (coffee and bisque) server brought out a partial cup/serving apologizing that they were in the middle of a new pot or serving. A few minutes later additional coffee or bisque was brought out. While the server was pleasant, it made the meal a bit awkward. This was Mother’s Day visit, bit does not justify inconstant service.
Very nice place, good food but expensive for the small portions.
I have been to Branca a number of times and will be back. However, this was the first time I bought mom for mother's day dinner.
The bar service as always was above and beyond, but the table service was short of the best. We were a table of four and one entree came out overcooked, the server did bring it back to the kitchen only to return 20 minutes later with a new entree and the table had already finished eating. This was fine but please don't charge me for the entree and offer the table other options while the new entree is being prepared.
Only place in Rochester I continually go where food is consistently fantastic and service is always outstanding.
Food was delicious-service was excellent-
A bit loud and a bit pricey but as good a meal as I've had in Rochester. The fig mascarpone agnolotti were sublime.
Branca Midtown is a great restaurant and highly recommended!
The food was great and Alanna gave us amazing service! We will be back!
Interesting menu. Great seafood and service. I would return.
I’ve been to Branca before. This time, the service was subpar and the food on the bland side. It seemed like tables adjacent to us were provided more attention and better service.
We came during the lunch hour, and we understand that servers may prioritize certain tables over others during the rush if they perceive they might receive a better tip. We are people of color and hope that any such inattentiveness was not race-based. We choose to give the server the benefit of the doubt. To note, we are attorneys and generally great tippers.
That being said, Branca’s atmosphere is well-lit and clean. The menu options are healthy and a nice lunch portion. It is a restaurant suited for a business lunch, but I would not choose it for a date night.
Service and ambiance were the best part of the dinner. We both ordered the nightly specials. My spaghetti and shrimp was excellent. Unfortunately my wife's snapper was not cooked properly. It was a very rubbery and grisly piece of fish. The wait staff was notified and offered a replacement. She ended up getting a pizza, which was good but not what she had wanted. Cocktail and wine were very good.
Great food and service
Stopped by Branca prior to the RPO. Fantastic experience from start to finish. The house-made pasta dishes were the stars, as both the tagliatelle and gnocchi bolognese were very well done and comparable in quality to anything you could find in Boston’s North End. The burrata starter is also recommended, as the accompanying tomato jam is terrific.
Our server was wonderful. Took my allergies very seriously. Our food & drinks were delicious.
The food was fresh and really flavorful. Our server was also fantastic. My new favorite. We will definitely be back!
Natalie, our waitress is a true pro. On top of her game and always very personable and welcoming.
The food is great, the portions are huge. Especially the sandwiches. It would be great to have the option of half a sandwich and a side. The service and quality is very, very good. Nice to have outdoor seating options when the weather cooperates.
Food was well below average. Waitress explained there were several complaints throughout the evening
We enjoyed the whole experience at Branca Midtown. The service was great and our food delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Very attentive servers, food was excellent. Definitely will return
Everything was great, Brandon was very attentive along with the rest of the staff!!
This is our second visit to Branca Midtown, and we won't wait so long for our third. Consistently delicious, attentive service, and in a very cool & urban atmosphere. Bravo to Branca Midtown for bringing such a great establishment to downtown Rochester -- and for remaining so consistently good through the years -- that's hard to do for restaurants.
Calamari was very good; the Caesar Salad with white anchovies was great and so was my Branzino. My husband's Pork Shop was a bit dry. The service was spotty early on.
This is our second visit to Branca Midtown. Both times the dinner was excellent. The service has always been top-notch and the food was delicious. Since the space is all hard surfaces (walls, glass, tables, floors), It's no surprise the sound level can be quite high (noisy) especially the busier the restaurant gets. This can make conversation a little difficult. The prices for pizzas and a plate of pasta is a little high. That will make this restaurant more of a special occasion dinner place rather than a regular choice.
Food was excellent, but dinner appeared right on the heels of the appetizers. Otherwise, a fantastic experience!
Everything was perfect at Branca Midtown! From the hostess upon first getting to the restaurant, to the trip to the bar, to ultimately sitting down and ordering our meals. The staff all around was simply perfect in every way, a finely tuned choreographed experience. The food was exceptional and I would highly recommend this restaurant for a fantastic ambiance, to amazing food.
Good food, nice place ,frendly staff, we will come back
The food and drinks were amazing! The spicy margarita was a 10/10!!!
Food was good but they served everything so fast. We had appetizers before drinks
Great food and great service. In case you have never been here, I highly recommend you to pay a visit.
Branca is our “go to” place for special occasions-we have never been disappointed. The food is always well prepared, and presented nicely. Our server, Andrew, was excellent. He was very attentive without hovering.
The guest was not greeted right away. When arriving at the table, two of the guest had to brush off crumbs from the chair and the table was not clean. When the soup arrived, a spoon was not presented. What I was most turned off with, was the server's apron was very dirty. All in all, the experience was fine, just need to pay attention to details. People notice.
Would have been 5 stars, but the rude hostess that sat us was an abomination. I tried to compliment her on the table that we were being seated at since this was our favorite table in the restaurant. Instead she practically ignored me or didn’t even hear me and said “have a seat “. We will make a note of that. It wasn’t just what she said, it was her dismissive and cold tone that I found really off putting. Everything else was fine.
Great location downtown, appetizers-dinners-dessert were all well made, delicious, and reasonable portions. Finished each course without being stuffed. Could do without giant TVs on the bar visible from the dining room. Bar too would probably be a better experience without them. Service was slightly rushed (main courses came when appetizers were still underway). Nice addition to downtown Rochester.
We had a wonderful experience at Branca. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun, the food was delicious
Our food, drinks and server were amazing! Randy had a full bar and was very attentive serving food and drinks to our party of 5. Can’t wait to get back!