Rocco's Restaurant

4.8
650 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Locally owned and operated by local Master Chef Rocco Cobonara, we provide diners with a diverse menu, amazing cooking and extremely affordable prices.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebbieH
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lobster dish! The food is delish and was so nice to get out. Will definitely come back again! My new favorite!

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vipPhil
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining and great service with the friendliness of a neighborhood restaurant.

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vipLisaMarie
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food is amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

First time there. We were seated with no plates, napkins, and silverware. Even after we were given bread. Then, it took 30 mins to get our food. That said, it was a busy night, so perhaps they were just slightly overwhelmed. Also, I took a drink of water and ended up with a large hair in my mouth-disgusting. Even so, the food was amazing and the waiter was informative and friendly.

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vipRaiderfrank
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, solid execution on the food. Super friendly service. We will be back to try more of the menu. We are glad we found Roccos!

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vipJohnB
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cuisine was exceptional. Service even more so (our server Jason was the best)!

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Doge
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food great, server was busy, under staffed. I can't blame them, but that is how it was that day.

I did do reservations. They did have a table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m thrilled that they are open for inside dining! I’m sure that’s why it was quite loud.. so few places are open right now!

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vipJohnN
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

This restaurant has a bar in the middle of the restaurant with twenty patrons talking loudly at the bar. There was no effort to social distance and nobody in the restaurant was wearing a mask. The waiter put one on in order to come over to our table. It was just like there was no pandemic. The food was much more expensive than the two star rating but it was prepared nicely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service. Music was load with a rowdy crowd. Not a great first date venue but still the food is the reason to be here.

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MatthewC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC WINE SELECTION. HALIBUT WAS INCREDIBLE! PENNE W SAUSAGE WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD.

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MarketMaker
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food choices and preparation. The appetizers are off the hook and the entrees are perfectly presented. Risotto is the best ever so be sure to check it out.

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vipPeterS
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in San Clemente. Worth giving it a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner, always a great experience at Rocco’s. Friendly employees and d cells that food will bring us back again and again. Already looking forward to next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great people !! Very happy.

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RachelF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good and this business handled their service well especially during COVID. I recommend going!

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MarzW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday celebration and it was wonderful. Our server was very friendly and attentive - the food was excellent and plenty to take home and enjoy again the next day!
Two couples were from Oceanside and one from Laguna Hills and we all agreed we would return to Rocco's again and again. Super choice for any occasion! Thank you!

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vipJCFoodlover
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people and great food!

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Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food! Service was a bit slow but that was because staff was limited due to COVID. Overall, would definitely recommend to anyone and will be coming again!

DJ
DJMax
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So glad we chose Rocco's to celebrate my birthday.
Great food, great service, great people.

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Kirp
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff! Great food! Authentic environment!

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JohnW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy dining at Roccos! Service is friendly and good and the food is always good! Short Ribs are great and the fresh seafood (salmon and halibut) are well prepared. Just a nice mix of salads, soups, appetizers and entrees with a good cocktail and wine selection. Love this place....

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Carter
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a gem in San Clemente
Grate staff. Excellent menu grate choices to pick from.

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LauriS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t had a bad meal there. Great menu, great food, great service!!

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vipSharon
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and great service! Especially loved the pumpkin ravioli!

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vipJCFoodlover
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! We love this lovely place.

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CindyL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the food and service at Rocco's. We love to go there for special occasions. The only negative is the noise level. Don't know what they could do about that and it is a problem at most other restaurants too. If you haven't been there you should try them out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pork chop is off the charts! The selection is great. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing. The Food is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be back!!

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vipwhock
Minneapolis
62 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Rocco's is a wonderful restaurant. Very friendly and efficient service. Interesting menu with a wide variety of choices. Paella is excellent! One of our favorite places in San Clemente.

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vipKaraP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While the menu had great variety, I was unimpressed with the preparation of several of the dishes we ordered. Some things just didn't taste very good. Pasta was overcooked and tasted too much like Chef Boyardee. The pork chop was overcooked (dry and tough) and whatever the sauce was, it was really acidic which didn't go well with the goat cheese stuffing. Saltimbocca also overcooked. Plating of our entrees was very sloppy. Our reservation was later in the evening and yet the lighting was still bright and harsh. Service was fine, but the mediocre food overshadowed our experience. Unfortunately won't come back.

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DanieleS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was perfect and was perfectly matched with the pinot noir.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and awesome staff. Will definitely be back.

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vipMamacita
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small, 5 people, family Birthday party. Great food, friendly service and nice ambiance. All in all a very nice family evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, good value.

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1BeachLady
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good that Rocco's provides is always exceptionally delicious, beautiful presentation with a feeling of being in a home with friends enjoying dinner.
Bella and Rocco always have a smile as they truly enjoy their work and giving you a great experience in their restaurant
Highly recommend to visitors and locals...this is a gem

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TimF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The back room for large parties would be better if the table was round. It was loud and noice bounced off the walls and the wait staff goes in and out, not to mention the people using the bathrooms. Very difficult to have a conversation. But love the food and service always.

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MatthewC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was outstanding.
Highly recommend trying the paella.

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Fesdwino
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit but not the last. Small restaurant but very good food and outstanding service. Everything we tried was well executed. Corkage was reasonable at $15. The menu was mostly Italian with a couple of Venezuelan items; the owner's wife is Venezuelan.

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Rocco's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.