Rocco's Italian Grille

4.7
489 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 644-7770
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rocco Potami
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 489 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Italian food in the area, by far.

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PO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I thought the food was just okay... being born and raised from New York I've been to many great Italian restaurants over the years but tonight's dinner was just dinner nothing spectacular about it. I had the chicken parm and my wife had lasagna Bolognese and it was not extraordinary it was passable for a quick bite. We were coming from a show and we made reservations for here before we headed back to Port Orange. The reason we made the reservations here was because of the great reviews it had and the proximity to Orlando, definitely don't think they deserve the stars that they have on OpenTable.

Would I go back? Probably not!

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SH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocco himself greeted us! The food was outstanding and the service was GREAT! We felt it was a TAD pricey, but other than that, had a wonderful meal! Will definitely go back!

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SL
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open table showed only one reservation available and there was only one other couple there at 5 pm. The bone in pork chop was to die for-similar - wry hard to find that dish!

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S
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff, including Chef Rocco. The ambiance reminded us of Tuscany.

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DH
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful, intimate date night. Very enjoyable. Best Corbonara this side of Italy.

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GW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always consistently good food and service.
Every time we ate in town we try to make a reservation at Rocco’s

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocco’s is our favorite Italian restaurant in Orlando. The food and service are always top notch, they have the best gnocchi I’ve ever had in my life.

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EA
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocco and his staff are extremely professional and very friendly, the food was amazing very fresh, the smell, and presentation most important the great taste.!!!
The music music is very nice and nice atmosphere for sure.

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SR
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first meal at Rocco's. It has a very nice ambience. My wife ordered the bruschetta appetizer that was excellent. My Caesar salad was small and very ordinary. My wife had a pasta dish that was very good. My veal marsala was done appropriately and very tasty. As we have wanted to compare to one of our favorite Philadelphia Italian restaurants, the chocolate cake was good, but not as great as our gold standard. Our coffees were excellent.

Service was excellent with the meals brought at appropriate times. Rocco came to our table to welcome us to his restaurant.

We look forward to going back!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience here was phenomenal. I would definitely visit again.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all time favorite places. The food is consistently delicious and service is always great. I love this family owned establishment!

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OT
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocco met us at the door and wished us a happy anniversary and personally sat us. The server made excellent suggestions and helped us decide appetizer and entree. We look forward to spending more special occasions at Rocco’s!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first time visiting Roccos and will not be the last. Food was amazingly delicious, the ambiance was delightful. There was a small issue with an order in which they brought the wrong dish but it was corrected right after. Overall, with had a great experience and we enjoyed our time.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal

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CE
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here on a first date, I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a place to do the same. The owner was around the restaurant checking in on people, and personally buys much of the wines available. Our server actually recommended me a cheaper wine than what I initially asked (which Rocco recently purchased), and I must say it was exceptional. Great ambiance, great service, great staff, and it’s great spot to enjoy some Italian cuisine from a genuine Italian business owner.

Highly recommended!

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BB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Overpriced burratta

Paltry ceaser salad

Dood veal

Had 2 cappacino. Charged 2,95 for one and 4.95 for second

Bad organization

Rocco fun to talk to

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, authentic food and a nice and warm ambiance. There was live music on the Saturday night when we went, but the music wasn’t too loud and was complimentary to a cozy atmosphere (albeit a little dated). As an Italian, I recommend this place for sticking to their Italian roots and producing authentic Italian fare. Great for date night and small groups. The owners even make the rounds and visit with their guests...and they are from Italy...which can be hard to find in Central Florida these days!

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SZ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being from out-of-town, we were looking for a local place to unwind after a long day of driving. What a find! Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and was a great resource. The food was AMAZING. Cozy, warm, inviting, and some really wonderful food. Couldn't ask for more!

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L
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Rocco's for the first time last night for a birthday dinner. Wow!! We were impressed by the care and expertise that went into each dish. Everything was delicious! Maybe the waiter just steered us in the right direction, for their very best, not sure. But it was a fabulous meal, worth every penny! We started out with appetizers. I had the burrata cheese with tomatoes and avocado, and my husband had the calamari. The main course was the lasagna bolognaise and he had the eggplant parmesan, paired with the Saint Lucia island Pinot Noir. A wonderful finish to the meal was chocolate beignets with cappuccino. The service was excellent and Rocco was friendly. We plan to return!

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SG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastico!! The food was exceptional and the service impeccable.

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TG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant reminds of the wonderful restaurants I visited for many years in the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago when I worked in Chicago. I take friends to Rocco's for dinner at least once a month. Rocco and Silvana always welcome me and my guests. The service, food and wine are always outstanding.

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have made Rocco's one of our regular 'go to' restaurants for special occasions. The food is consistently good to excellent and the staff is warm and friendly. Excellent selection of veal, and the usual menu as expected in an Italian restaurant. One of the closest traditional Italian restaurants I have found south of NY/NJ.

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CM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my Fiancé there for date night. Excellent call! Food was tremendous and the service was unbelievable! Highest recommendation.

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M
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live music, exceptional service, good food...definitely a great experience!

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M
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got there just as it was opening...greeted warmly and enthusiastically. Wonderful all around experience....will certainly return

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b
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent, as usual. However, it was very noisy. I also think that some of your dishes are pricey. My wife and I come to your restaurant on special occasions. Thank you for asking.

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TG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always. Enjoy the specials and bar area was great place foe a drink

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My evening dinner here was a pleasant surprise. I had the lasagna dish and she had a special order of shrimp and pasta. The food was amazing and the service was detailed. We both enjoyed our experience and will go back again.

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KR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a nice date with my husband. The food was absolutely amazing. When I asked the waiter what was his favorite he gave a passionate description of the menu that made us want to try everything. The pasta tasted like it was made fresh that day, fried calamari was cooked to perfection. Tiramisu was excellent. Definitely will be back for more.

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian I’ve ever had! Their dishes are full of flavor and the service was impeccable. Will be returning for sure.

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C
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food...older atmosphere...needs updating.

Service was average yet very friendly! Exceptional food!

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and the owner present and greeting customers. Will be back!

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TJ
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love dining here. Can’t wait to return!

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B
Orlando
106 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great veal!!

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DW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Since the restaurant was a little slow, service seemed a little more attentive than usual, which was nice.

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M
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rocco Rocco Rocco -- you did it again. The specials were over the top and so was the service. Thanks for being consistently excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Muy buena atencion y es un ambiente bastante familiar

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JM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing and delicious authentic Italian fare! So glad we gave it a try, the food was delicious and the wait staff incredibly knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!!

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D
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely LOVED our evening with Nick. The owner also personally greeted us and made sure we were well taken care of. A lot of Winter Park is overrated but Rocco's is a gem! Can't wait to go back

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