Loved this meal! Attentive service & top notch food what's not to like!
Awesome as always! Service and food are top notch!
Authentic and delicious Italian cuisine served in a great atmosphere
Excellent food ,service and relaxed time with no pressure to move on. Recommended highly
My dinner was good. My date's was not. The chicken was rubbery and hard to cut. The tomato was more yellow inside than red. It was the center core part and difficult to cut. When we told Rocco, he said you can't get good tomatoes this time of year. No apology, no offer to fix or replace it.
There was a man at the table next to us who was loud and extremely vulgar. There was no way to tune him out,
The waiter was cheerful and hardworking.
For a $100 check for two people, this was a very disappointing experience.
Always love going to Rocco’s for dinner! Karen was great as our server and Mark always makes the best drinks from the bar!
The food, the wine , the service and the company were all wonderful
Rocco's is one of the best restaurants in Winter Park. The service is always excellent, the food is positively outstanding and you can always count on it to be excellent. If you haven't been here before you need to put it at the top of your list and you will find yourself coming back on a regular basis for the ambiance, food and family friendly service.
We love to go there for the food, bar area, close to home, and just nice atmosphere!
Rocco's is always a good to spot for great food and a actual place you can have a normal dinner conversation without being loud.
Came here for Valentine’s Day, and managed to get a last minute reservation. Went in without extremely high expectations, and was completely blown away by the entire dining experience. Our waiter was fantastic, and the lasagna was the best I have ever had. On top of it all, the owner came by to make sure everything was perfect, and the tiramisu was out of this world.
We enjoyed our meal very much. Service was good but not excellent. I say that only because there was one male server who wasn't particular nice to a female server. Their exchange was near our table. The veal special I had was good but I don't think it was worthy of the price tag.
My wife and I will return... the next time I will not choose something being promoted for that evening.
The waiter “Nick” was awful. Brusque in tone, ridiculously theatrical in his presentation, inattentive in his service and interrupting when clearing. We love Rocco’s but this guy put a pall on our visit. He must be the owner’s brother.
My favorite Winter Park area restaurant! Reminds me of the nice restaurants in the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago. The food and service is outstanding. Often get to thank Rocco himself as he walks through the restaurant.
We enjoyed our visit very well, everything was just perfect. Hope you all will take some time and visit Rocco's, their food is very good*!*
The food here is consistently delicious but the pace of the meal is much slower than we like. About an hour and a half for each two course dinner. Probably designed for people who want to linger over wine, which we don't. We don't care for the live music. But the food is so good that we put up with the less desirable features.
The ravioli special was the most delicious thing I have ever tasted. I think it was butternut squash with sage something. Heavenly. And the waiter was awesome and very friendly.
First time dining here. This is a gem. The minute you walk in the door you receive a warm greeting. Live entertainment on the Saturday night we visited. Service was friendly and attentive. The food is outstanding. Every dish came out perfect. When the chef is the owner and he is actually in the kitchen and not selling cookbooks and pots and pans on QVC you can bet the food is going to be fresh and authentic. There is something to be said about the independent restaurants where the owner is treating you like family. From start to finish a great meal. Like dining in Italy without a passport. Definitely will be back.
We have been to Rocco's a number of times and it is a great place that "flies under the radar". I rated this visit 4 stars overall as there were some plus and minus. On the plus side, Alex was a great server and my Gorgonzola Filet was outstanding as was my gimlet. Both my wife and I had the caesar salad that could have used more flavor. Unfortunately my wife did not like her veal chop as she reported it to have little taste and served with a bland sauce. With respect to ambiance, normally Rocco's has an moderate, elegant vibe. On this evening there were two large parties with one seated in the main dining room that made the place overcrowded and noisy. We asked to be seated at a table away from the large party but was told that table was not available. (I wonder what if any consideration is given to diners with Open Table VIP status!) Based upon a good history with Rocco's we will consider this an "off night" and will plan to return.
Have been to Rocco’s several times, very good every time!
What a great find; a real gem. The atmosphere, food and over all experience was far beyond my expectations. The friendly staff, a very pleasant surprise. I loved the quiet atmosphere, the caprese salad extraordinaire, and the extensive wine list. I highly recommend Rocco's Italian Grille. Rocco's has become my new favorite Italian restaurant in Orlando.
I spend one or two weekends per month in the Orlando area and Rocco’s is like the nice Italian restaurants in the Little Italy neighborhood of Chicago. Every month I invite my friends or neighbors to have dinner with me. The menu is wonderful, but I have learned that I am always happy with the specials of the evening. Excellent wine selection, live music on Saturday nights, Rocco and all the staff is attentive which all makes for a great evening with friends at Rocco’s !!!
As usual, the service was impeccable and the food was excellent.
Our server, Alex, was wonderful and the food was incredible! The salmon was perfect, the beef tenderloin with the Gorgonzola sauce was phenomenal. The deserts were great as well. Could not have asked for a more enjoyable evening!
Food was outstanding as always. We were seated in bar area for first time. Server was not attentive nor friendly. Previously servers have been outstanding. Server introduced herself complaining about cutting her hand and offered no suggestions on a NYE cocktail recommendation for the table when asked. Assuming this was isolated to one servers bad night.
Enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner with family. Service was slow and it was a bit noisy but the food and atmosphere were excellent! Food is fresh and authentic Italian! Rocco’s has become our favorite Italian restaurant!
Rocco's is the best Italian food in Central Florida; took my Dad here, and he has been everywhere, he said it he ranks it as one of the best places he has ever been !
Excellent service, lots of dinner specials, and the food prepared just right. We will be back.
Want great Italian food, go to Rocco's. Want a romantic evening with your honey, go to Rocco's. Want a true family night with family and friends, go to Rocco's. Authentic Italian favorites and innovative preparations, prepared by an inspired kitchen, served by a professional and informative staff and orchestrated by Rocco's great love of food and hospitality. And then there is Silvana, who is a hostess who greets you like no other in Orlando. Rocco's is like coming home for dinner..... in Italy. Try it! ..... you'll like!
Best Italian food in the area
Rocco’s is a WInter Park treasure.Friendly owner greeted us upon warmly upon arrival and seated us at our favorite table. Food was excellent and the special veal dish for the night was indeed special. This is a great restaurant with wonderful Italian food served in an inviting setting.
Mw wife and I were having dinner for our 28th wedding anniversary, a very special occasion which should have been both romantic and an overall good experience. Having arrived though, the owner and two other males were having dinner together two tables away. As the group drank more, they got louder, more boisterous and down right boorish. Soon talk turned to their wives and the comments became more borderline. At one point a remark was made at the table about a car being a "girls car", or something to that effect. The response, apparently funny to the group was "what does it run on, vinegar and water". Apparently, they thought it was boys' night out rather than a restaurant. That one comment was well over the decency line for anything other than a bar. You can't offend my wife but, there is an expected level of common etiquette and manners and this restaurant failed to meet those expectations. The fact that you may own the place is no excuse.
Great Place to take a date and enjoy the ambience and superb Italian cuisine,The wine was flowing also.Can't miss with a night out at Rocco's
Rocco's is in our top three restaurants in the Orlando area. After living here 40 years, we've been to a few. Consistently excellent food with great , creative preparations. We are always greeted warmly by Rocco himself as he is hands on owner. Wine list is excellent and cocktails generous. We always look forward to a meal at Rocco's.
Great service Awesome food
The greeting is always warm and by Rocco himself. The food is consistently amazing with great service. It never disappoints!
We made a reservation and were told it would be "just a few minutes", but 20 minutes later we had to ask a server when our table would be ready. We were finally seated about 30 minutes after our reservation time. The bartender was serving tables as well and was obviously bothered taking bar orders (we went to the bar to wait for our table). Also, once we were seated, we observed the owner yelling at an employee for dropping something. Food was OK...
We had family in town and wanted to give them a unique experience. We had a great meal at Rocco's with excellent service!
In the past Rocco's has always been delightful. This past experience by four was highly disappointing. Food overcooked, dry, and off-tasting.