Founded by first generation Italians, Lemoncello is truly an authentic Italian bistro in the heart of East Rochester. The talented kitchen staff is known for extraordinary sauté skills and dishes that bring deep tastes and lively aromas. Their vibrant atmosphere, coupled with a premier selection of wine and music, foster a true Italian dining experience. Here are five reasons you must visit this east side bistro.
1) Lemoncello Chicken
This is flat out one of the best Italian dishes in Rochester. It comes piled with artichokes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, lemon and a cream sauce over hand-made linguine. The cream sauce is really what makes this dish a masterpiece.
2) Atmosphere and Patio
The overall set up at Lemoncello is Italian perfection. Inside, the décor is reminiscent of a countryside villa with high ceilings and exposed wooden beams. Outside they have a magnificent patio that provides the perfect dining setting.
3) Chicken Parmesan
If you are a fan of chicken parmesan, Lemoncello’s take on this Italian classic will not disappoint. The chicken comes perfectly breaded, pan-fried and topped with their homemade sauce over penne pasta.
4) Starter Dishes
We highly recommend going with the arancini and drunken shellfish for starters. The shellfish comes with clams, mussels, shallots, garlic and herbs sautéed in a white wine. Meanwhile the arancini are rice balls that are stuffed with a delicious beef and pea filling.
5) Live Music
Lemoncello keeps their calendar filled with live music acts with a heavy focus on jazz. If you are lucky enough to get an outdoor table during a show, you have hit the jack pot. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Lemoncello is the featured restaurant for Nite Out in the month of July. Nite Out is a local service where subscribers have amazing restaurant experiences each month at Rochester’s best spots. Find out more.