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232 Lyell Ave, Rochester, NY 14608 [Directions]
Hours (as of February 2013)
Monday - Wednesday: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Thursday: 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
585 458 3090
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[WWW]2010-10-27 Metromix
[WWW]2013-06-17 Food About Town

Roncone's, also known as Roncone's Grill, is an Italian restaurant on Lyell Avenue in Brown Square. It opened in 1937 and has been a fixture in Rochester dining ever since. It closed briefly in 2010 before being reopened by new ownership.

In the early 2000's there was a second location at 1749 East Ave called Roncone's East, then Roncone's Grill, then finally Mangia's before closing in 2007.

Roncone's has always been a popular dining spot for local politicians and the police. Al White was also reportedly a frequent customer, often receiving news tips while grabbing lunch there.


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2009-08-06 13:00:58   great food. love this place. its cheap and it has the old world feel of a time that has past. you will RPD and detectives eating here for lunch as well. —limeylimer

2011-02-12 10:51:33   Wonderful place. The food was exceptional, The staff and owner are so so so nice. The artichokes french and calamari Sicilian. I had chicken parm and and my husband got the lasagna, so good. I can't wait to go back. —NewtonNola

2011-07-12 08:06:49   Food was terrible, sauce was worse than jar sauce. Tripe was fair, bread came from tops I think. Bad experience and will not be back. —tims

2011-09-18 13:35:16   Bread is actually from Savoia's. Sauce is amazing and full of flavor. They have a doorman too to watch your car and the cops eating there is nice too since not in a great area. Fantastic people who really care about serving their customers. —NewtonNola

2012-02-26 12:31:10   Always liked this place. Went there last Friday though and it took an hour to get served at lunch hour. Waitress acted like this was normal, no apology or updates. Be a long time before I go back. —FGeorge

2012-04-30 14:29:15   Love that Roncones has been revived. If you ever have the chance to try their risotto special it is probably the best risotto I have had out in a restaurant. Great Scallop specials and of course you can always depend on a great Chicken Parmesean. —lilBiscotti

2013-02-28 16:22:56   This is one of the places to go for "old school" Rochester-Italian cooking and very popular. Without a reservation we had to wait at the bar for a seat in the dining room on a Friday evening, although the crowd thins out a bit after 7:30PM. Portions of chicken parm and lasagna were tasty, generous and reasonably priced. Service at the bar and in the dining room was very friendly. Although the location is in one of the "rougher" parts of town the valet will watch your car and there are always cops eating there too. —jgerek