Rocco's Italian Grille

4.7
436 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 436 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Wife and I were celebrating our 36th anniversary, she wanted Italian. Scott was a stellar add to our night with the best service and conversation throughout our meal. Food was fab!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Just fabulous! Amazing service, incredible food... thank you Rocco and staff for perfect evening.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Wonderful restaurant overall, and the food is exceptional! We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This was our third visit to Rocco's, the first being a couple of months ago. I had driven by this place hundreds of time and, one day, wondered why we'd never tried it. I looked at the menu and reviews and decided it was time to visit. Our first visit was my husband and me. Every single thing was perfect - the food, the service and the ambiance - we ate outside and loved the experience! On this, our third visit, we brought our daughter (who joined us on our second visit), our son and his wife and a good friend. Everyone LOVED the food. My daughter-in-law is from an Italian family and she is very discerning about her lasagna and she loved it. My son said Rocco's has to be in our family's regular restaurant rotation. Our friend, a foodie, also raved on the food. Service, by Scott, was wonderful as usual. Our group tried various things but if you like eggplant, you won't find any better than Rocco's; it is delicious. Three of our six are vegetarians and we feel like we have options - Scott talked about a number of dishes that could be prepared very nicely without the meat. It's always a highlight of the evening when Rocco comes by. At this our third visit, we are now on hugging terms when I leave.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Fantastic food. The steak is to die for. My husband has tried the lasagna and Ravioli and both were delicious. We’ve been eating at Rocco’s for about a year. All the waiters, waitresses and bartenders are very friendly and knowledgeable. They treat you like family. The live music is awesome! My favorite Italian Restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Everything was very good, but the carbonara and lasagna were a bit salty

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the music by Charlie Russo was the best!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I took mom and grandma here for Mother's Day after reading reviews online. Great decision!

Right when I pulled up to the restaurant, we were greeted by Chef Rocco himself. Chef Rocco was there to sit us down, explain the menu etc. The waiter was amazing as well, really paid attention to detail. Food was delicious. Definately will be back again

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day. I was surprised at the dessert prices... I've been a long time fan and patron .... never had a bad meal. I was shocked to see full menu prices on meals for my 12 yo and 7 yo, but mostly was not able to digest the $10-$11 desserts. Paid over $400 for 6 people which consisted of 3 of my children .... and our waiter left abruptly without saying good bye... interesting experience this time around.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for an early Mother's Day dinner. The restaurant was quiet and service was friendly and expedient. Nick, our server, was attentive and genuine. Chef Rocco greeted our table and was noticed visiting several others as well. The food was flavorful, came out quickly and reminiscent of Mama's home cooking. We found this special day meal to be very special.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We are at Rocco’s for Mother’s Day. Excellent service and food, we will repeat!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food and service. A great place to wine and dine that special someone. Winter Park's hidden gem!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A.W.E.S.O.ME.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food, drinks, and service! I will definitely be back and will recommend this spot to friends.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I would recommend this restaurant to anybody. It was clean, the people were very helpful

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The deserts are truly the best. The cannoli the best I have had in thirty years. Truly homemade to perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We were greeted by a very nice lady at the front. She made us feel right at home from the start. Our waiter was fantastic. Knowledgeable and attentive. There was live music going on in the background. The food was amazing. Best food I have had in a while. My wife and I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Had dinner with good friends from my neighborhood who had not fined at Rocco’s in a long time

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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

I was a table of 1 on a busy Friday night and was treated graciously and respectfully by Alexander. The 2015 Banfi Pinot Grigio was chilled and a perfect complement to the Rucola e Parmigiano and Pollo ai Carciofi I chose. I was looking for northern Italian and was not disappointed in the least. Completed the meal with an espresso and beautiful slice of tiramisu. Thank you for making my trip back to Winter Park a most pleasant one.

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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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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Awkwardness was the feeling when we first walked in. The seater greeted us, then another man interrupted her. I guess he was the chef. The chef sat us, as he was seating us all I could think is how rude he was to seater. The restaurant seemed awkward to get into from the back. It smelled musty inside. Food was good but vegtables were not very inventive. It seemed all veggies were the same. Server was good and on top of everything. I would return to restaurant if i'm in area , but it would not be my first choice.

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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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