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Rocco's Restaurant

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203 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
+1 949-388-7766
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16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:30
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Ladera Ranch, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a good restaurant with reliable dishes. The specials are a step up for sure. Priced right, good food for families and great location.

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Thank Rick B
San Clemente, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Intimate restaurant where the food is wonderful. Great service and you can watch the chef owner perform his culinary magic.

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Thank Lee192672
Michigan
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We've eaten at Rocco's several times and have never been disappointed. Menu is an interesting mix of entrees and we've always been pleased with our choices (pasta, fish...). We split a salad during the last visit and they brought it out nicely divided (plenty for two). Service is always prompt and friendly. A nice choice for fine dining in SC.

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Thank GraceM100
San Clemente, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Cosy restaurant very clean and as a bonus you can watch the chef prepare your food. they are also open for lunch. The Risotto is excellent.

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Thank Lee192672
Dana Point,
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Excellent Italian Restaurant. Cook is from Southern Italy, so I enjoy his touch in spices. We have dined a few times, and it is always delicious.

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Thank johnsanDanaPoint_
The O.C., California
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273 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

A very nice restaurant on El Camino Real just north of Del Mar. Clean and contemporary ambiance. Regular tables and high tops surround a central bar area. The menu is a mixture of Italian and South American specialties. Caprese salad served along side empanadas. Chicken Marsala vs Ropa Vieja. IT ALL WORKS. The dishes are well prepared with good presentation... More 

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Thank TravelAgentDave
Denver CO USA
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320 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Visiting friends in San Clemente and ended up at this little gem. Good affordable food. Great service. Had the Caribbean Cocktail, a mixed seafood ceviche with calamari, shrimp, and crab and garnished with Avocado and fresh tortilla chips. Also had the Caesar salad with hard boiled eggs, tomatoes and anchovies.

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Thank JJBlondie
San Clemente, California, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Rocco's is a family run Restaurant with Rocco himself preparing the dishes. The food is excellent, the service is very good, and everybody working there are Friendly. The Pasta's are excellent, but so is the Meats. Highly Recommend.

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Thank Anthony T
Dana Point, California
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249 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Rocco and his wife does amazing job in this small San Clemente eatery. The place is casual yet serves food that rivals finer establishments. Chicken and Tuna Empanadas are some of the best we have ever had. Homemade pasta, Lamb, Beff.. all very tasty an nicely done. Good value too.

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Thank PG13LA
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Mitch at the holiday inn express shared this treasure of an eatery to me. He made it sound great, but his words actually paled in comparison to how delicious it actually was. The servers were excellent and knowledgeable about the menus. I was impressed with the wine list, happy about the service, but fell in love with out lay of... More 

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Thank Melissa s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:30
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-388-7766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?