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1308 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624 [Directions]
Status (as of September (2018)

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2012-10-05 22:18:06   Fabulous. I can't say enough good things about Fiamma- great service, authentic, flavorful food. Do yourself a favor and try it. Among four of us, we had three pizzas, a pasta dish, and the meat/cheese platter. The olive/garlic infused honey is the stuff dreams are made of. In a city with so many Italian choices, Fiamma is the BEST we've tried. If I had to find anything critical, it would be that the wine "list" is limited- but that didn't even matter. C'mon, not let this place close! —shawnalusk

2012-10-08 13:02:29   Its not often that I leave a restaurant wondering when my schedule will allow me to return as soon as possible. I eat out probably far too much for my own good. So I can be jaded even when a restaurant is good. While I was eating, I felt, "This may just be the best wood-fired pizza I've had in Rochester." Since pizza wasn't the only thing our table had, I felt, "This may just be the best Italian food in Rochester." Then I couldn't help but thinking "This may just very well be the best restaurant food I've had in Rochester." Maybe such a lofty praise is not appropriate after only one visit, and someday I may temper down this comment, but this was my honest reaction at the time. I think if this place succeeds, it will be due to the food. If it fails, it will be due to its weird location. Either way, get out of your work/house/apartment now and try this place! —tippingpoint

2012-10-19 09:45:25   Great pizza. Stopped in here on the recommendation of the Rochester NY Pizza Blog, and was not disappointed. Had the Caprese pizza which was as tasty as it was visually appealing. The crust was thin, pliable, and folded up nicely to keep in all that delicious olive oil. I actually ordered it takeout, but 3 slices were consumed in my car before I left the parking lot. —johnbarry

2012-10-30 14:04:33   Quite simply the best pizza I have ever had. We tried the Napoletana (tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, basil, pecorino romano, extra virgin olive oil), the San Daniele (mozzarella, cherry tomato, baby arugula, san daniele imported prosciutto, shaved parmigiano reggiano & balsamic cream) and our favorite of the night, the Rochester (mozzarella, taleggio, prosciutto di parma, truffled oil). The crust was amazing, you could "taste the heat" so to speak from that amazing AUTHENTIC wood-fired brick oven. The Rochester pizza was out of this world and we can't wait to go back, have another Rochester, and try more offerings. Everything looks good here. —mercdotes

2012-11-04 23:00:36   I agree with the previous comments. This is the new top spot on my pizza list. Had the Diavola on the first visit and the Marinara on the second and they were both excellent.
Will try the Nutella pizza for desert soon.

2012-11-26 08:37:22   This place is the real deal. Went for the first time on Friday and it was everything I anticipated when looking for a real, Neapolitan, wood-fired pizza. Unsliced, perfect crust, quality ingredients. Pure and simple. This is the closest you will get to Italy. Everything else in Rochester is a cheap imposter. Take my advice and drive over to the west side where the real Italian food is, and try this place. —NYminute

2013-02-09 19:52:24   Will keep it short.Not only best wood fired pizza in town. the best period. —almorinelli

2013-02-16 23:32:05   Some of the best pizza I've had in the area. Great service and wine. Was also recommended by the Roc NY Pizza Blog. Wooden tables are pretty close together, but with well-done lighting and decor creates a cozy effect. —LH

2014-01-07 13:41:52   The food was ok, but the service was horrible. We were there for a friend's party, with reservations. Drink orders took forever, and there wasn't enough silverware. When the server brought more, she just brought a pile of it to our table and left us to pass it out ourselves. Additionally, she gave us conflicting answers throughout the meal as to how we could split the check. The server could have been far more attentive.

They neglected to tell us before ordering that their pizza oven could only cook 5 pizzas at a time. For a large party, they should have really informed that of us first ,especially as pizzas seem to be their specialty. Basically, it took over an hour and a half from the first person to be served to the last. If they had let us know ahead of time, we would have either gone somewhere else or ordered non-pizza dishes.

Now, the worst part. We had heard about this place from a party member's friend who worked there (she was not working that night). When some members of the party wrote honest but critical reviews of the establishment on Yelp, the management threatened to fire her unless we took them down! I cannot honestly patronize a business that treats its employees that way and exerts that sort of undue influence on its customers or mean spiritedness on its staff and customers.

In terms of the food, presentation and food taste was ok, but pizza was had too much liquid of some sort on it (no sure if just moisture or grease).

2014-03-05 11:04:48   Went here last week after work and noticed they have happy hour specials at the bar. $10 pizzas, $5 glasses of wine. And the pizza was delicious as usual. —johnbarry