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!