Rosey's Italian Cafe

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2133 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY, 14526 [Directions]
Hours (as of March 2011)
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Sunday: 4:00PM to 8:00PM
Monday: Closed
585 385 5600
[WWW]5/05 Review

Rosey's Italian Cafe is an Italian restaurant on Five Mile Line Road in Penfield. This location opened on March 1, 2011.
They used to be located on East Main Street in Rochester for over 20 years before the move to Penfield.
They also offer catering services.


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2008-02-27 12:09:58   Such a disappointment. Their food is unbelievably overpriced. I paid about $7.50 for a "lunch" of manicotti. There were a total of TWO. $7.50 for two tiny manicotti, some bread, and some iceberg lettuce. And this is the case with all their food. Portions are absolutely tiny. For the ravioli, you get about 3. I had to go get something else because I was still starving. And I am not some fat guy. I'm 120lbs.

Bottom line: You can do a lot better for this price range. —VinceC

2008-02-27 17:06:12   I went here a few weeks ago, and I'm happy to discover one of those "hidden gems" of Rochester. It is pretty popular among the downtown lunch crowd. I had a huge, delicious ribeye steak sandwich. The waitress was very efficient and fast. The best part is, it's cheap! I think I paid like $6.50 for my sandwich and it was one of the most expensive things. The person I was eating with had a pasta dish and he liked it, also. —BenMargolis

2008-02-28 22:12:47   I just went to Rosey's today and had a great lunch. I ordered the Parmesan Chicken and Eggplant Combo ($7.99). The serving size for lunch, on most dishes, is almost like a dinner portion. It's a family style Italian restaurant, nothing fancy, just good hearty meals. The lunches come with bread, butter and a salad, if you want crumbly blue it costs $1.50 extra, worth it in my opinion. Only down side is the parking, which can be challenging in this part of downtown. You'll need to drive through some of the side streets around the area and have some change for the meter. They also draw a good lunch crowd, so plan on getting there a little early or later if you don't want to wait. I give Rosey's a solid 7 out of 10. —JasonLee

2008-03-05 11:09:15   I'll have to try it again with another dish. I should mention my only experience has been delivery. It is regularly cycled as the "place of the day" that we get delivery from where I work. —VinceC

2008-03-05 11:33:45   PeteB censored my original description. I think it serves as a compelling reason why I have not ever dined here and think you should not either. It also still makes me laugh.

1. It is always packed with businessmen during lunch.

2. The menu is wholly unimpressive and not cheap.

3. I lived for a year in the apartment building that the restaurant occupies.

4. The side entrance to my apartment was the back end of Rosey's.

5. A strong odor of stale dish water and spoiled eggs emanated from said entrance.

6. I could make a joke here about back ends, side entrances, and sulphuric smells, but I won't.

7. My morbidly obese landlady loved this place and urged everyone in the building to dine there.

8. Said landlady also loved Wendy's, Cheese in a Crock, and Bear Claws.

9. Said landlady died of a massive stroke shortly thereafter. —RochesterGuy

2008-04-01 11:59:45   For about $8, I got some bread, a simple but tasty salad, and a huge portion of rigatoni (and a meatball) that I will be finishing off tomorrow for lunch. I'm pretty happy with that price, especially considering that I'm getting a whole second meal out of it. The food was decent—very simple and traditional. The meatball had a strange consistency, but I was satisfied with everything else. The service was extremely fast and friendly. If I worked downtown, I'd probably go there pretty often. —RachelBlumenthal

2009-11-19 15:29:00   Went to Rosey's with a friend for lunch and had a great experience. I ordered the meatball sub which was a big italian sub roll with 3-4 meatballs, melted mozzarella and sauce for $6ish. I also had a cup of their outstanding pasta fazool at $2. Everything was very good and the price was quite reasonable. I'd go again and try the Chicken Parmesan that my friend had. —RichardSchreiber