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Merchant's Pasta House

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564 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-6507
+1 585-288-0067
Today
16:30 - 09:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Tue 16:30 - 09:00
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here since it opened under the new name. I have never had a bad meal. The first time I went, they had a soup that was so good, I came back the next day to get the soup again. I've had all their pizza's & loved them all. The potato pizza is surprisingly good! Salads are great... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We thought we would try a place we had never tried before, sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Many times when you try new places you can be sorry you did, but not this time. This is a cozy, friendly restaurant in the city. It seems like a nice neighborhood place with families and couples, young and old. There... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I happen to be passing through Rochester on my way to Canada and the owner of the Airbnb I am staying at recommended Merchant's Wood-fired Pizza & Bistro. I had driven quite a lot this day and walked on down to this restaurant, located in the Southeast Culver Merchants Neighborhood. A true pleasant surprise! The weather was still warm with... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

We enjoyed this restaurant when visiting my husband's sister. She lives within walking distance of the restaurant, and it's one of her local favorites. This was the best meal I had all weekend. I had the Shrimp Bucatini pasta with caper white wine sauce, and I would eat it again in a heartbeat. My husband enjoyed his roasted chicken pizza.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Merchant's Pasta House was highly recommended by friends, so we took a group of about 10 for dinner. Food was good, but not particularly exciting. We had a wide variety as a group, but all of us had similar reactions that you can find more interesting pasta dishes elewhere.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Hoped since there was a new ownrer the food and service would have improved. Boy was I wrong. Server gave attitude and rolled her eyes when we asked for more bread. Burger was raw, tried sending it back, they would not fire it longer. Pizza smelled like vomit, we didn't even touch it. So overpriced, $75 for 1 pizza, 1... More 

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Webster, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

This restaurant was renamed from the "Merchants Pasta House" and is a small, very friendly place to have very good Italian food. The owner greets you with a hug or handshake like a long lost friend. The chef came out to check on whether we liked our meals, which we did. We ordered 3 different dishes, each one we asked... More 

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Thank Mike L
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

Terrible! This was my second try at this place and after last night, I will NEVER return. It was a Sat night and 6 of us decided to go out (made Reservation) The restaurant was half full and in spite of that, nothing was on point. The male bartender was rude and lacked any personality that is required to work... More 

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Rochester, NY
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Won't be back. Good food, terrible pretty much everything else. We were seated by the door on a cold night so were cold the whole time. (There were other tables available in the back, so why seat people by the door if not necessary?) The host nicely gave us our menus and explained the soup and wine specials, then walked... More 

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Rochester, New York
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

We visited this place for dinner and felt welcomed IMMEDIATELY. We were seated instantly and the staff was amazing. I had the chicken "Pollo Piccata"which was cooked to perfection. I asked for pasta instead of potatoes and was served Penne, not my favorite - and not sure whose mistake this was, me for not asking or the server for not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 09:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 564 Merchants Rd, Rochester, NY 14609-6507
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-288-0067

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?