|144 West Commercial Street, East Rochester NY, 14445-2160|
|CLOSED in Spring 2008|
Pasta Andiamo changed hands sometime early 2005. This restaurant served lunch and dinner. They had the best crabcake sandwich ever (one of my friends who ate there now compares every crab cake sandwich to this one and none has been on par to it). This sandwich was available on their lunch menu and the crabcakes were available as an appetizer on the dinner menu. The Penne Vodka was the perfect marriage of sweet, tang and a bit of spice. The fried calamari was also highly recommended by several diners. Wednesday nights were create your own pasta nights. Everyone who had eaten there has only had positive things to say. It was family owned and the chef was accommodating. Prices range from $7-$12 for dinner. The only slight drawback was that they do not have a liquor license but feel free to bring your own liquor - it was entirely worth it. It was a small restaurant so reservations are recommended for big parties. This was truly a hidden gem. This was my favorite Italian restaurant in the Rochester area, hands down. Check it out.
The owner planned to reopen in a larger building in or near Brighton after taking some time off. I do not know if he plans on reopening with the same name or not.
The owner went on to operate Cafe_89, which closed in early 2010.
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2006-07-13 07:25:44 I ate there last night. For the price, it was excellent. The family-owned nature of the place, and it's cozy size meant very good and personal service, and the food was also quite good—not spectacular, but great for a modest price. —JonPetruccelli
2006-08-15 16:48:42 We had dinner there this evening......Absolutely pleasant....food was very generous....service was great.......yes only 9 tables..........it is not Portobella or some of the other Italian Restaurants but ingredients were fresh.....prices very reasonable......we brought our own wine.........sincerely hope other folks frequent this establishment —InvestorRochester
2006-09-29 13:00:15 They do accept credit cards now! and they are offering cooking classes..a different cuisine every month..I believe it is 100$ a month and they provide the ingredients. Call them for details. —OneLove
2006-12-07 13:24:57 Have been here several times, always pleased. The food is excellent, and very reasonable. I recommend the penne vodka or the chicken tortallini. Service is very good. —JohnBarry
2006-12-15 12:10:06 Great lunches and service. The very best soup ever at a restaurant —JohnPalmeri
2007-06-29 13:30:16 Wow. People need to check this place out to experience the REAL Mediterranean cuisine. Prices are amazing as well as the service.
Reservations suggested. —HarisSaracevic
2008-05-06 16:19:21 Interesting experience. The food was good, the service was very attentive, the portions were good.
But we were the only people in the restaurant and the family that owns it was from Eastern Europe. An Italian restaurant? Wasnt bad though, Id be back.
Very unassuming interior. —MrRochester
2008-09-23 14:42:56 Hi everybody, my name is Adil and I was the last owner of Pasta Andiamo. First I would like to thank everybody for wonderfull comments people left about my restaurant. Second, I have great news. I am planing to open up a new place that will serve breakfast, lunch and private parties sometime in November. Location is still pending, but I will post my new location and opening date as soon as it's definite. Again, thank you all. —adilculinovic