Rocco's Restaurant

4.9
628 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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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
23 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
3 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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KenG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance was outstanding. Will definitely recommend Rocco’s to others, and look forward to returning!

JB
vipJohnB
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone on staff and management were extremely attentive, helpful, and seemed genuinely happy that we were there. Food was superb, and service was extraoridnary.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was excellent but the food tasted like it was bought in the freezer section of target

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vipfoodie4sure
San Diego
96 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here, but certainly not my last. Small place, about 15 tables and a bar area. Full service bar. Wonderful staff. Some high tables and low tables. I had the veal saltamboca and it was as good as it gets and cut easily with a fork. My wife had the seared stuffed pork chop which was as good as pork can get and again...........cut with a fork. Our 3rd quest had risotto which he's still raving about 3 days later. Rocco's is a gem, a top shelf place withe delicious food reasonably priced.

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Tooch
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't get enough of this restaurant, there's so much on the menu we still want to try. Can't wait to go back!

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viplarpap
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We love this place! The food is great, every time. The service is always outstanding and the atmosphere is alive but still nice and quiet. The Risotto Aurora is righteous. It’s a great Saturday night place, great for special occasions or meetings friends for dinner! Truly outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to Rocco’s since it opened and it continues to amaze me with its service and food. Rocco is an amazing chef that is willing to get to know his customers and more than willing to accommodate their needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rocco's is a wonderful neighborhood gem. Each of us enjoyed our dinner and wine selection. The fresh pasta, steak, fish, meatballs were all very good. The restaurant wasn't too busy so we could easily have a family conversation and our server Chris was super attentive and kind. We would recommend a visit to Rocco's.

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Blen
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time is a great experience. It’s the perfect place to have a nice casual dinner or to celebrate a special occasion. Great food, excellent service and perfect atmosphere.

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vipJosephB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chilean sea bass special topped by a spoonful of jalapeño mango salsa was magnificent!

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vipDoris
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on a quiet side. The bar area was moderately noisy with young people enjoying the ambiance. I returned to Rocco's especially for their Vitello Saltimbocca. We were staying in the area, which is an hour's drive from home.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rocco’s is one on my favorites in south county let alone San Clemente. I could eat there 5x a week!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Rocco's at least a dozen times, and think it is one of the best food and service combinations in the area. The menu offers great variety, so people I take there always leave happy as well. My one "gripe" is the beer list: Rocco should diversify and upgrade the beer selection to match the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Rocco’s and it was delicious. Service was outstanding although it was a very busy time. Highly recommend this restaurant. The owners Rocco and Belkus are always so accommodating. Five star review. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SheBaz
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Just loud enough so the next table cannot hear what you are saying! My veal saltimbocca was too salty, but the veal was tender!! The timing was great, we relaxed, enjoying each other's company and had a lovely glass of wine. I would definitely go back for drinks at the bar or dinner again (I would just send my food back next time if it was too salty).

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vipMarkH
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Thanksgiving dinner and it was great. The staff was good and attentive. The food was excellent.

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MickyJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday with friends from out of town.

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LesS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good, and the ambiance of the restaurant good. Our server was outstanding and added to our evening's enjoyment.

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SteveC
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This local spot is the best! Great service, amazing food, it’s the whole package!!! Visit often ❤️

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Truthbeknown
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Rocco’s often and are always very pleased this restaurant. Great food and attentive staff that really makes you feel at home. Had the short rib for the first time and it was excellent.

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vipBillyD
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Joe was excellent .... great meal and service
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vipDaveK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service, and nice atmosphere.

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Rocco's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 628 OpenTable diners.

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