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Pomodoro Grill

) #281 of 1,037 Restaurants in Rochester ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Italian,
1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
+1 585-271-5000
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (22 reviews)
“shrimp” (9 reviews)
“cioppino” (2 reviews)
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American, Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything was terrific about this restaurant. The wait staff was quick and pleasant, the food was flavorful and beautifully presented, and the patio was spacious enough to accommodate a large number of patrons without it feeling as if we were on top of each other....More

Thank RachelleAllen
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We just got home from Pomodoro. We had a party of 14 and all I can say is please fire your chefs!! Let's start with there are two different menus online so half of our party was disappointed w the lack of options. Next, everything...More

Thank prep33grl
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The food here varies from ok to excellent. It is great fun to sit outside on the patio, especially when there is live music. The menu varies from wood-fired pizza to steaks. I love the bolognese.

Thank UpstateNyGrandma11
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit back to Pomodora Grill since the place was remodeled. Let's start with the lack of signage. It was hard to tell where the actual restaurant began, given the fact Saha Mediterranean Grill is adjacent. My first reaction was to turn...More

Thank Hiimmarcia
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had eaten in the Pittsford Pomodoro, but never here. I was immediately impressed walking inside; it is beautiful and nicely furnishes, from the bar to the dining room to the outside patio. Our waitress was fast and efficient, especially when we told her that...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Met with friends for dinner and one of the worst meals we had especially for the excessive price. Appetizer artichokes hearts looked like they were dumped from a can and covered in cheese. Caesar salad had bow tie pasta on the bottom (why?) and was...More

Thank ful_quiver
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Since I was last there (quite a while ago), the University Ave location of Pomodoro has had a complete facelift/update, as has its menu. Yesterday's lunch with a friend was delightful - the "Trio" featured house made New England Clam Chowder PLUS their special house...More

Thank Cedar880
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A group of us had lunch here a week ago. The service is very good (nothing like the comments from 2015). I really enjoyed my lunch. The Cioppino is shrimp, scallops, clams, fresh fish & mussels in a light saffron/tomato sauce. I had a glass...More

Thank Jackie777777
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went with a girlfriend the other night for the first time since the layout/space change & was very disappointed. Had a Groupon for a discount on $50 towards a dinner for 2. It was a busy Saturday night, but once seated we realized our server...More

Thank Shannon V
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My pasta dish was ok, nothing special. Wife's pizza was burned black. It was sent back and replaced ok. 1st visit, didn't know draft beer was $8.00, a bit out of line. 2nd visit I ordered a soda, server never asked if I wanted a...More

Thank rdepasq1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1674
    (Culver Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-5000
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