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The 15 Best Pasta Restaurants Near Rochester

Updated: July 27, 2022

Torchetti, pappardelle, rigatoni… With so many variations you could eat pasta every day at these Rochester shops and not get bored. We examined top food blogs and review sites and scrutinized millions of reviews for this list of pasta restaurants. So break out the parmesan and head to these Rochester eateries for luscious lasagnas and perfect puttanesca.

Find the perfect Pasta spot

Bologna

Italian, $$, RochesterItalian, $$Rochester
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

D'Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Italian, $$$, RochesterItalian, $$$Rochester
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Silver Spoon

Italian, $$$, RochesterItalian, $$$Rochester
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Mangiabevi Urban Italian

Italian, $$, Sterling HeightsItalian, $$Sterling Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Valentino's Italian Grill

Italian, $$, Lake OrionItalian, $$Lake Orion
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails

Italian, $$, MacombItalian, $$Macomb
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Nostalgia Wood Fired Oven

Italian, $$, WashingtonItalian, $$Washington
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

La Collina

Italian, $$$, Rochester HillsItalian, $$$Rochester Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Antonio's Italian Cuisine

Italian, $$, Sterling HeightsItalian, $$Sterling Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Palazzo di Bocce

Italian, $$, Lake OrionItalian, $$Lake Orion
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Buddy's Pizza - Auburn Hills

Pizza, $$, Auburn HillsPizza, $$Auburn Hills, Northeast Corner
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Bar Verona

Italian, $$, WashingtonItalian, $$Washington
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Jimmy's Coney Grill

American, $, Sterling HeightsAmerican, $Sterling Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Buddy's Pizza Troy

Pizza, $$, TroyPizza, $$Troy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Picano's Italian Grille

Italian, $$, TroyItalian, $$Troy
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    Italian

    USA Today
  • City Seeker

    Best Italian Restaurants in Detroit

    City Seeker

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best Pasta in Rochester. We analyzed 792 lists and articles from top sources like City Seeker and USA Today, 11294 Rochester restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like City Seeker - Best Italian Restaurants in Detroit and USA Today - Italian. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Lino's North, Bologna, and Kruse & Muer are the highest-rated spots for pasta delivery in Rochester.

Bologna, Kruse & Muer, and D'Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar are the highest-rated pasta spots that are good for a date night in Rochester.

There are 6 pasta spots in Rochester.

Bologna, Kruse & Muer, and D'Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar are the highest-rated upscale spots for pasta in Rochester.

Lino's North, Bologna, and Kruse & Muer are the highest-rated pasta spots for dinner in Rochester.

Drink pairing tips for Pasta

  • Pair Chardonnay with mac and cheese

    When considering what goes best with mac and cheese, we recommend a glass of Chardonnay, it truly complements the dish as it cuts through the rich flavors.


  • Burgundy with your lobster mac and cheese

    Food with creamy flavors, like lobster mac and cheese, should be paired with a white wine like Burgundy if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

  • A next-level match for bacon mac and cheese

    When ordering bacon mac and cheese, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Merlot, a popular red wine.

Factoids about Pasta

  • A match made in heaven: Spanish granache & mac and cheese

    Surely you’ve tried Spanish granache with your mac and cheese? It’s a classic pairing.

  • Amazing Pasta in Houston

    Calling all the Pasta lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Pasta in The United States? We are already planning our next trip.

  • pasta history

    Oh, where does pasta come from you ask? Well from China of course! The dish first made an appearance in the 5,000 .B.C..

Parking info

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