Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar/Comments


This page is for archiving comments prior to 2009 for Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar.

2006-08-07 20:27:29   I enjoy this place a lot, especially in the warm weather. It's a good place to sit outside, enjoy the weather, and split a pizza with friends. The service is always attentive, the prices reasonable, and the interior has been beautifully restored. —RochesterGuy

2006-08-25 15:37:36   I have been to Pomodoro a number of times. Food has always been good. And plentiful. The food and wine comes at a fair price. —AdamDewitz

2006-09-19 13:32:43   Went a few Sunday's ago and sat inside for the first time every. (I've always eaten on the patio in the past.) I was surprised at just how dark it was. I almost asked them if they could bring me a candle so I could see my food. My salad was fresh but drowning in dressing which reminded me the importance of always ordering salads with dressing on the side. My steak was pretty good but they had used a bit too much black pepper during prep or cooking so it had a stronger surface flavor than it should have. The veggies were perfectly cooked and the smashed potatoes were very good. Yes it was a meat and potatoes night which isn’t a common theme for me, but for some reason what I ended up going with. My server was attentive and paced the dishes perfectly as well. From multiple summer afternoons and evenings of bright outdoor meals, I now know the ambiance inside is completely different. I’ve always had good food there and will now consider it as a cold/cooler weather alternative. —ZedOmega

2006-09-19 15:29:58   Not just to "me too", but this is a restaurant that always satisfies my hunger. Bread with olive oil is available upon seating for pre-meal noshing, and portions are almost always appropriate to split between two people or have leftovers. My favorites are the red pepper tortelloni and both pollo pizzas. —NeilBardhan

2007-08-19 20:25:43   Decent. The wine list is good, especially by upstate Italian restaraunt standards. Dish pacing was fine. Unfortunately, our salads were severely bland. Both of our entrees used a marinara sauce wholly bereft of any depth or sophistication. Unless one loves Ragu brand pasta sauce, one should not be satisfied with watery, unseasoned sauce. Still, our lasanga and tortellini—aside from the store bought sauce—were decent. —JoshFritsch

2007-08-20 17:20:45   Since we discovered it on our own 5 years ago, we've returned again and again because the chefs have consistently prepared the fish (whether from the regular items or in specials) to perfection; never over or underdone. The fare is fairly priced for portions that are well-sized, delicious and nicely plated. We prefer sitting inside, which gives us a chance to watch the meals being prepared in the open kitchen. —RachaelLandau

2007-09-12 14:46:15   Why does it seem like the menu doesn't change here? I've been going here for over 10 years, and it's always the same. The food is always good...but change things up a bit! —MarcVera

2007-09-12 17:04:31   Have you asked the management, or the owner? —RichardSarkis

2007-09-13 15:02:46   The food is hit or miss. Cream of broccoli soup, delicious. Tortelloni, delicious. Steak, awful. Penne vodka, thumbs down. I enjoyed the food when Kristin was the chef there a while back, she did a great job. Dont be put off by the dumpy looking building in front of Pomodoro, the place is eclectic inside since it is in an old train station behind the dumpy building. They do have one of the nicest patios in Rochester for the summertime. Uncomfortable Walmart plastic chairs though, they need to go. Also the parking lot needs paving, Sami Mena (owner) should be embarrassed to have people park in that lot. Dont go with a new car wash. Bathroom was filthy and rundown.—MrRochester

2007-12-22 21:12:41   We've lived so close to here for so many years and never went. Changed that tonight. Had a very nice meal here. Our server was very friendly and efficient without going overboard. Everything we ordered was quite good, the crab cake appetizer, our salads, and entrees (a pizza off the specials menu, and the lamb chops). Price was in our opinion moderate, a nice dinner for two including appetizer, salads, entrees, and a couple drinks can be had for under $100 (even well under, depending on your choices). We enjoyed our dinner and will go again. —DottieHoffmann

2007-12-27 11:44:30   I've eaten here quite a few times and have always been really happy with the food. The menu isn't huge, but I always get the wood oven pizza anyway. The crust is delicious and you can get it in white or whole wheat. The one time I went with my office for a celebration, the food did take a long time, but it was at the height of lunch hour, so I guess it's to be expected. That specific time, we ordered a few desserts (something I normally never get) and they were really, really good. I had something like a reese's peanut butter pie. I would definitly recommend giving it a try if you are there. Not sure if the desserts are made there, or somewhere else. —SaraChristine

2008-01-06 19:02:42   Thanks Steve, I appreciate that. I'm opening a restaurant in the Village Gate called The Gate House, come check it out. —KristenFlores

2008-04-09 21:11:44   I've been here maybe five times, and I've always been satisfied. Very generous portions, good service. The pizzas are good, as is the linguini with gorgonzola. However, the lasagna was pretty boring. —OwenThompson

2008-05-13 11:32:34   Went to Pomodoro's for the first time a few weeks ago. I don't mind waiting a few minutes for a table with a reservation because it gives me a chance to check out the bar. Decor reminded me of Barney - that annoying dinosaur on kid TV. There were several large parties tying up the kitchen and everyone looked rather overwhelmed. I felt badly for the server and the manager was doing their best to help out. My chicken dish came out uncooked and the server ran to the kitchen and grabbed a new dish in seconds. I had to go to the bar to get another drink during my dinner. I will chalk it all up to the large parties that were hindering service and have to give the place a try again later. —NightlifeCher

2008-06-23 13:48:37   We went Saturday night for my niece's Graduation Celebration Dinner. I had the Ribeye with a Chimichurra sauce and my wife had a Veggie Lasagna. Both were very good but I ended up violently ill about 2 hours later (details not necessary)...I suspect the sauce —PeteB

2008-07-20 10:38:31   My wife and I had dinner there last night. It's one of our favorite spots for eating outside in the summertime. We both had the pasta special, and it was fantastic. The scallops and shrimp were cooked to perfection. Service was excellent. We'll continue to head back. —GusWeber

2008-10-20 23:58:48   I was once attacked by a goose in the parking lot. —DamianKumor