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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (11)
Good for a Date (10)
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Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Live Music (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Cozy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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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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 (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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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Everything was great! Would recommend this restaurant!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Everything was wonderful during our visit on a Monday evening. We arrived 30 minutes early for our 7 PM reservation and were promptly seated. The restaurant was by no means busy so our server was very attentive to our needs. We would liked to have a bit more explanation of the dishes as the menu was confusing.

Overall a good experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Fabulous authentic Italian food coupled with outstanding selection of fine wines. Superior service and a wonderful atmosphere and great music!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2016

A hidden treasure that we will go back to regularly from now on. I cannot believe we have not been here before! The food and entertainment were fantastic. The decor is very cozy and tasteful yet fresh. From our entrance to our exit the service was great and attentive. The menu had old favorites like a pounded thin veal chop to an excellent range of fish and pastas; nice wine selection too. The singer, Lorna and piano player were the best. We do not understand the trend away from music in restaurants but for us that is the draw. Local places that have removed music have lost our business. I recommend this place for a special evening or to make an ordinary evening special.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Fantastic food, service, ambiance, music!
Our go to restaurant for celebrations or casual dining.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Really enjoyed our dining experience. Service was attentive never rushed. Friendly and welcoming upon greeting. Food delicious.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Authentic Italian cuisine. A surprising lovely interior despite a rather underselling exterior

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 27, 2016

You can never go wrong dinning at Rocco’s. The very best dining and great service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Food was delicious, service was great, and the music really made for the perfect ambiance. The Frito Mixto was perfectly done. We had the grilled veal chop. It was very good quality, tender and juicy, with a tasty but delicate brandy sauce. I did not find the desserts appealing so I did not order any. I found the price of drinks high. I will go back and recommend to my friends.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2016

It was my first time at Rocco's. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Portions large. We both took home our leftovers and the food was great the next day.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Rocco's is reminiscent of an old-school New York Italian restaurant in décor, in "vibe", in the menu. It was wonderful, the service was excellent and personable, the menu large and inviting. The dinners we had were very well prepared.

And they even remembered the bomba dessert with a candle on it as a cap to the dinner and a reflection of my wife's birthday, per my request on Open Table. Well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2016

We love Rocco's. Go there often for business or social. Terrific food. Quiet. Spacious private room for groups. We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2016

There is live music on weekends. The service and food are excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2016

We choose this place because of the reviews and supposedly a very romantic restaurant. We were there to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. When we made reservations we stated that we were celebrating our anniversary. We were greeted by someone and told them we had reservations. We asked to sit in a booth and were taking to the bar area where they were 3 booths. First appearance made me think wow they looked a little dingy. The area was loud because there was a group of people having a meeting. That of course is not the fault of Rocco 's but still added more to making our appearance bad. When the server came to our table we let him know we were celebrating 31 years he congratulated us but that is where it ended. What would it hurt to give us a glass of house wine to celebrate. I wanted to feel special instead a left disappointed. We choose this place when we could have eaten anywhere and I wish we had. The music wasn't loud almost too low it was suppose to be a romantic restaurant . No mood lighting , no music to speak of and the food and service was okay. Totally a waste of money. We have already told many of our friends to stay away. Not impressed!!! Suggestion : redecorate and refurbish the booths.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2016

We had an excellent meal with great service and great live music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Enjoyed the evening...especially the music on Sat. night.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 23, 2016

The food was great- but a tad pricey. Rocco comes to every table, which was nice. I'd go again.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Good solid Italian meals!
Staff always makes me feel at home.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 19, 2016

I've eaten at Rocco's several times and they cook consistently great food. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem with a courtyard feel.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We Particularly enjoyed the music. The selection of songs were so suitable for our
age and time. Food was good too.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Reading the reviews, I expected more. This was a birthday celebration and a party of four, quaint restaurant, nothing fancy. Wait staff was not up to par, we had to ask for the wine list, for water and bread. We waited the normal time for the food to come (about 30 min after order) and the food was cold. Looked like it had been sitting for a while. Presentation was OK, but all the salt/pepper or cheese did not make it any tastier. Quite bland.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Went to Rocco's to celebrate my birthday. They have an excellent wine selection. Food was amazing as was our waitress . Can't wait to go back again !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Our meal was amazing! The service was politely attentive, not overbearing. Been going here for years and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 26, 2016

Karen gave us GREAT service and the owner Rocco made us feel like regulars and family. A great place for any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 23, 2016

I was on a date and we had a nice time at this restaurant. It seemed like a very authentic Italian restaurant. Our server was actually from Italy and some other people were communicating in Italian. Maybe it is owned and operated by Italians? Anyhow, I had caprese for appetizer and carbonara for entree. Caprese was good and carbonara was excellent. The glass of sangria was $14 and I thought it was pretty overpriced for what it was. Aside from food, the restaurant has a romantic ambience. It was very quiet for Saturday evening which I actually appreciated since everywhere else is so crowded on the weekend evenings. Not sure why this place was so slow. They had a nice live music going on too. Definitely older crowd but nice nonetheless.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 15, 2016

We love Rocco's and go often. This time, we were seated in the bar area in a nice booth. All was well until the music started (10 feet or so away) and that ended all conversation. If you are there for the music, that's the place to sit. If you aren't make sure you are seated in the main dining area!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Service, food and wine are great! Live music on the weekends in the bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 1, 2016

We go there often and have NEVER had a bad meal. It is authentic Italian cuisine. Rocco is there to meet his guests and to make sure everything tastes delicious. Our favorite restaurant in town.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Delicious authentic Italian dinner.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Best Italian food, marvelous service and pricey but so worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was not good. We hate to send things back, but had to send so many items back, that we still ended up eating meals we were not pleased with. I am not the type to complain or send things back. The chef was very unprofessional and offensive when he came to talk to our table about our complaints. I will never go back and would never recommend this restaurant !

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I've been to Rocco's many times before so I figured it was time to write a review.
This is by far the best Italian restaurant I've been to (I grew up in an Italian home with Italian cooking). The food is always fresh, made from scratch and never, ever disappoints.
From the wine list, to the appetizers, to the salads, entrees, etc.
It is truly an amazing place to go for any occasion. I love how the owner, Rocco, greets everyone at the door and makes sure that he stops by everyone's table to make sure that your experience is amazing. I love Rocco's and will continue to dine here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The meal was enjoyable… The service was brisk but not rushed. We ate there for Valentine's Day and had a very nice meal... :-)

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I made a Valentines day reservation and when I got to the restaurant at the appropriate time they couldn't find my reservation. I showed them my confirmation and then the hostess sent us into the bar area to a high top and NEVER gave us menus. We sat and waited for service for 30 minutes before we finally walked out. I will also mention I traveled 45 minutes to go here and enjoy a wonderful meal with my wife but that WAS NOT the case. NEVER GOING HERE!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We could not order drinks from the table during happy hour at happy hour prices. We had to get up from the table and go to the bar for drinks. I am not sure the reason for this practice and should be reconsidered by the owners. This is a minor inconvenience for a wonderful Italian restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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