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About 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.

400 South Orlando Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 644-7770

Website:
http://www.roccositaliangrille.com/

Executive Chef:
Rocco Potami

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Rocco's Italian Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
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Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Cozy (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Fabulous!!! Rocco is so personable and makes the experience remarkable!
Great food. Nice enjoyable live music that you could still have a conversation during dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We had a nice evening, food and service were excellent.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Beautifully decorated interior with a very inviting garden to dine in.
You get what you pay for.
Delicious homemade style Italian food with good size portions.
Knowledgeable, prompt waitstaff.
Will return soon and often.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The service was outstanding and the authentic Italian food was to die for!!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Always wonderful

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Love this restaurant. The servers make you feel welcome and like family. I really enjoyed the linguine with frutta di mare! Definitely worth checking out

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had a great time here! Excellent service, friendly staff, and delicious food.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The best Italian food around - not even close. We love the fresh pasta and daily specials.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 3, 2017

It was our first time at the restaurant. The ambiance was romantic. The people and service were outstanding. The food was authentic and delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the Papardelle Tuscany and the Gamberoni. Music was enjoyable. Older crowd mostly with a smattering of youth. Scott took great care of us and was very knowledgeable about the dishes. Thanks for a great evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Lovely, warm atmosphere, delicious food, great, very friendly service and a good find in the Orlando area!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Rocco's is great, they treat you like family!! Food is amazing and so is the service!! Love, Love, Love this place!!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 25, 2017

THis was a very pleasant experience, we had not visited this restaurant before but will definitely return.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 18, 2017

My husband and I each had a different veal dish. It was chewy and dry. We will definitely go back though and try something else. Very friendly and love the ambiance!!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Very friendly and welcoming staff. Outstanding food very pleasant atmosphere. Menu authentic and generous portions. When the meal was over everyone was satisfied and had a very nice evening. Definitely will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Our waitress would try to pressure us into getting the expensive things on the menu even though we told her we were good. She must have been new but she conned me into getting expensive entree

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 16, 2017

My first visit. Excellent service and great food.

Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very nice. Excellent food. Music was a little loud in the bar area. This was Valentine's Day and they had a fixed menu that was a little higher than the normal offeribgs

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Spectacular evening. Terrific Valentine's Day menu. Excellent food. Superior service. Wonderful atmosphere. Great experience. We'll be back for sure.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The special Valentine's Day menu was varied enough to accommodate each of our needs and the meal was delicious from start to finish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and wait service. A large table of 6 people in the middle of the restaurant were very loud and rude during our dinner. Since it was Valentines Day and the majority of the customers were couples out for a romantic evening, one would think the management staff might have been a little more concerned about this issue.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing as always! We've been Rocco's faithfuls for quite a few years taking our daughter with us for most holidays. We are always welcomed with opened arms and always recognized when we walk through the door. The food never fails - consistently delicious. It will continue to be our staple from here to forward! Grazie Rocco!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent food and service and fairly expensive. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Junior League members have been having fun times for years at Rocco's, we love having gatherings ,in fact will have a Sustainer group on the 22 of this month

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We love going to Rocco's on Saturday evenings to enjoy Lorna and Scott. They are great and make the evening so much fun.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We love this place! Always great food, music and service.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Been there now 3 times for my birthday and probably won't be back. Food was disappointing and service was good although not as friendly. The hostess was great but the owner was gruff to her on several occasions. Didn't care for his attitude. The profiteroles, which are my favorite all-time dessert were terrible, mushy and not. Much of a profiteroles at all.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2016

This was an early, 7:30pm New Year's Eve reservation. Three main reasons Rocco's earned a "fair" rating - 1. Our waitress was dismissive. From her attitude it was obvious to us that she did not want to be there. 2. They were out of the wine we ordered (it's New Year's Eve - stock up!!) and our second choice was opened before we could check the label. It was not the same vintage as was printed on the wine menu. Big mistake, but we did not complain. 3. The meal was rushed. Our main course was served before we finished our salad. I realize that early NYE dinners are often rushed for a second seating but this place wasn't full when we arrived or when we left. I do like the atmosphere and the food was good.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We enjoyed an early New Year's Eve dinner at Rocco's. The service and food were outstanding. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Friendly warm greeting arriving and leaving. Food was great and wine was excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2016

We tend to save Rocco's for special evenings, out-of-town guests, etc. so that we don't lose our appreciation for the place. The food and service is consistently excellent. There is a cadre of regulars that are there from time to time and contribute to that local, comfortable feel. The atmosphere can at times be lively. On this one occasion, there was a large group table that pushed the atmosphere a bit higher that we would have preferred. We are in the holiday season, so that is to be expected in many places. The evening was still very enjoyable. Rocco's is part of Winter Park history, and it has kept its charm and quality as good as ever. A favorite.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2016

This is a classy restaurant. As such, the prices are higher than I customarily pay when I eat out since I usually eat at more basic restaurants. Menu items are a la carte which I am not accustomed to. The service was extraordinarily. I am very discriminating when it comes to good Italian food having been raised on it. Consequently, while I found the food to be good, it was not exquisite. I had ordered their veal scallopini. I would say it was good but not great. I found the sauce to be too finely puréed. If you are looking for a restaurant where you will you will be treated like you are special, this is the place for you. If you are more interested in excellent food at a reasonable price and are not that interested in ambiance you might want to try somewhere else.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Chef Rocco - thank you for having butternut squash in a safe butter sauce as the ravioli special - delicious

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2016

I love dining at Rocco's! We always start in the bar with a specialty cocktail served by Mark, and then move into the dining room for an amazing meal served by Alex. I love when Rocco personally checks on us to make sure we have everything we need. And on occasion we'll tell him to surprise us and he'll create a special entree for us.

I'll be back next week with my boss who is coming in from Seattle. It's a great place for a business dinner too!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 8, 2016

First time visit, will not return. Two people in our party had over cooked chicken, and my
special pasta dish was over priced for the portion. The service was fair to poor, and our
table location was terrible for having a reservation. The restaurant was very empty, except
for the bar area, which was loud and located near our table by the main entrance.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 3, 2016

From the moment you walk in you are greated like family. The food was great, the service was excellent. This is how Italian dining should be.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We love this place the food and service is always impeccable. The entertainment is always good too. We come weeknights and weekends and always have a great time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2016

We celebrated my best friend's 50th Birthday Milestone . Great service and delicious food!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Love this restaurant! The food is always consistently amazing!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Hidden gem! Very pleasant to sit in the bar and listen to the live music.

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