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Date
Fri, 4/20
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9:30 PM
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Rocco's Italian Grille

4.6
416 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 416 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent and the food delicious. Really loved the ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always enjoy great service here and delicious food

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

BEST Italian food my husband and I have ever eaten!! Amazing service, fantastic ambience. Highly recommend eating here.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a great experience at Rocco’s. Scott was fantastic and very accommodating to our group. Everyone ordered something different and it was all delicious. Dessert is all made in house and was also very good. The live music was a special touch setting Rocco’s apart from many other restaurants. Would recommend and we’ll be returning!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A regular diner here and always a fine experience. The pasta is wonderful and the entrees are always well-prepared. Would like to see some additional appetizers and entrees to enjoy some new selections. The service is always outstanding and the bartender is very skilled and experienced. The addition of entertainment from Wed-Sat is a perfect supplement to an excellent night out with your spouse and /or friends and family.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service, and great Food!! Our waiter was great!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Buonissima! Excellent Italian food, served by attentive staff. What more do youwant? Worth the drive? Hell, yeah! Even if you have to drive on I-4 to get there. A gem of a restaurant. Our first time there but certainly not our last.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Loved this meal! Attentive service & top notch food what's not to like!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Awesome as always! Service and food are top notch!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Authentic and delicious Italian cuisine served in a great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food ,service and relaxed time with no pressure to move on. Recommended highly

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always love going to Rocco’s for dinner! Karen was great as our server and Mark always makes the best drinks from the bar!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food, the wine , the service and the company were all wonderful

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good service

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We love to go there for the food, bar area, close to home, and just nice atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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*!*

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Have been to Rocco’s several times, very good every time!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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 !!!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

As usual, the service was impeccable and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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 !

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service, lots of dinner specials, and the food prepared just right. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Best Italian food in the area

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on November 27, 2017

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.

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