Polizzi's

274 North Goodman St, Rochester NY 14607
$$ Mediterranean Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room Outdoor Seating

We are a casual fine dining restaurant serving Italian, Greek, Spanish, and French cuisine. We are located at the Village Gate in the heart of Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts District. Our mission is to not only please your palate but to provide you with an enjoyable overall dining experience as well. It would be our honor to have you as our guest. Thank you, Tom & Debbie Polizzi and our staff!

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Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 274 North Goodman St, Rochester NY 14607
  • Cross Street: Between University and Main
  • Cuisine: French | Greek | Italian | Mediterranean | Spanish |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 | Tuesday Nights No Corkage Fee
  • Phone: 585-363-5100
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Main Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Outside Patio 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 7, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2022
Tuesday
Main Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Outside Patio Dining 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 7, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2022
Wednesday
Main Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Outside Patio Dining 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 7, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2022
Thursday
Main Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Outside Patio Dining 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Valid between: March 7, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2022
Friday
Dining at the bar 4:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Main Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Outside Patio Dining 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Valid between: March 7, 2022 - Nov. 1, 2022
Saturday
Dining at the bar 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Main Dining Room 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Outside Patio Dining 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Valid between: March 7, 2021 - Nov. 1, 2022
Sunday
Closed

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We are inside the Village Gate in the space formally occupied by the Gate House Restaurant
No, but are helpful.
Yes! We have 7 tables available on our partially covered patio area off our main dining room
Yes we have many gluten free options. Please see our menu on our website.
False

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.85 out of 5 stars based on 662 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2022
Jan S.
We were a party of eight and everyone really liked their meal. Service was great. Definitely will be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2022
Trish M.
Excellent spot. We ordered our generic everyday cocktail and they made them better than we make at home. The food was outstanding. Best I’ve had in awhile. The flaming cheese tastes like a grown up mozzarella stick in a chicken French sauce. Better than that but I can’t explain what the creative chef did. Ordered pork chop special and tornados au poivre. Cooked perfect. Excellent taste. I would highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2022
Adrian M.
Amazing little gem!!!! My wife and I absolutely love it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 05, 2022
Tom P.
An excellent meal combined with outstanding service in a lively and friendly environment is always guaranteed at Polizzi’s! We had that. Again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2022
Jenny D.
The tournedos were delicious!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 01, 2022
Terri L.
This was our second time eating dinner here. The drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert and service were wonderful. We loved everything!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2021
Kim B.
Food and service were both fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2021
Alan S.
Wonderful experience, delicious food and excellent servers.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2021
Vito C.
Everything about Polizzi’s is great. The food and the people are outstanding. It’s a great team that are very welcoming. Tom is a fantastic chef. Try the shrimp cooked the same way as the Calamari. My favorite restaurant. Vito

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2021
Larry S.
My husband and I took four family members to Polizzi's for dinner Saturday night. It was our first time there and we couldn't have been more surprised and satisfied. From the appetizer (Saganaki - flaming cheese) to dessert (Butterscotch Buddino) and every bite in between - the flavors and food temperature were mouthwateringly delicious. Our server was very attentive to our needs without being overbearing. The ambiance was a perfect blend of elegance and comfort. Polizzi's is my new favorite restaurant in The Village Gate.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 20, 2021
Robert K.
Three couples recommended your restaurant and four of us were surprised. One of the best meals, service and ambiance in Rochester. We will be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2021
Wendy H.
I’ve never had a bad meal here!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2021
Lisa M.
Was one of the best meals we have had out in a while. Service was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 04, 2021
Lois H.
Love this place! Food is excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2021
Bryan B.
Great server and time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 30, 2021
Michael K.
Excellent food and drinks, excellent service by a very friendly and attentive waitress. Great place to eat with friends, family or just the two of us!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2021
Toby O.
Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and very attentive. She made the wonderful food and atmosphere even brighter. Thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2021
Nanci I.
Always a great experience at Polizzi’s. They never disappoint. Joe provides the best service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2021
Barb G.
Fantastic food!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 21, 2021
Judy H.
Our party had an amazing dinner. Food was beautifully presented and gave us that feeling of Sunday dinner at grandma’s. Our waiter Brian was wonderful. He was attentive, knew the menu back and forth and had a great sense of humor!!! We will be back ♥️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 20, 2021
Sandy R.
Awesome meal, great server!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 18, 2021
Samantha B.
Wonderful meal and excellent service. We had 2 children and they loved it as well. They got us in and out on time for our show at the auditorium theater.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 18, 2021
Jill F.
We loved our visit to Polizzi's! I made the reservation online and they even called back to remind - nice touch. We were seated right away. Joe, our server, was helpful in offering suggestions for both food and drink without being pushy. The food was delicious!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 17, 2021
James N.
Overall great experience! Presentation of food was remarkable. Food was outstanding, well worth the price.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2021
Jenelle H.
My parents and I had a lovely meal! Brian was a friendly and knowledgeable server and the hostess was super sweet. Every salad and entree (lamb. Seafood and risotto) was perfectly executed, too. This is their new favorite place and we are all excited to return for special occasions! Thank you all for your hard work!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2021
Jackie V.
Always excellent!! One of our favorite places

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2021
Valerie P.
Food was amazing and the service was wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2021
Joe M.
I was very happy to see that Polizzi's has survived the pandemic and all of the State's mandates. The place was busy, and the food was as great as ever. It is also great to find a restaurant open downtown on a Tuesday night ! We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 07, 2021
Ginny P.
Everything was fantastic from the moment we stepped through the door. We were greeted by a friendly hostess, the interior is beautiful, our waiter was great, and the food was scrumptious! Our dishes were so beautifully designed!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2021
Jeff S.
We had a wonderful meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2021
Jenny M.
My friend and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and food. We were meeting to catch up, and it was nice to be at a cozy place where we could actually hear each other, and have great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2021
Kathy S.
This was our second time at Polizzi's this month. We love it. The food is exceptional and so is the service. We have officially named Polizzi's as our date night restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2021
Mary Ann C.
Joe is great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2021
Tom Q.
Great food…eating outside was fantastic!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2021
John L.
The service was just right and pleasant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2021
William M.
One of Rochester’s best all around restaurant - Truly a wonderful dining experience - Everything was perfect!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 01, 2021
Charlie S.
Best food in Rochester. Wish they were open for lunch

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2021
Liza B.
The whole experience was wonderful! The food was outstanding! The hot foods were served hot and cold foods cold. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. They knew we had a show to go to and they moved things right along and we got to the show with a few minutes to spare . I would definitely recommend Polizza's & I have already .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2021
Jo Anne L.
Everything was delicious. The service was excellent. We will dine there again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2021
Scott M.
Amazing Delicious Food...Thank You Tom and Kitchen Crew...Excellent Service Thank You Joe and Beautiful Courtyard Dining ....Love It !!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2021
Lynn H.
The bread was amazing! Staff was very friendly!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2021
Rosemary D.
it was very loud, and the seats in the booth were very low, especially if you are short.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2021
Heather W.
Hidden jewel of a restaurant scene in a city with many hood restaurants. This is the best!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 11, 2021
Jason S.
Small food menus = great food! Great drink selection and fantastic staff make it one of my favorites in Rochester.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2021
Jackie L.
Osso bucco and risotto were delicious. Brian gave great service. A lovely evening!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2021
Julie R.
Never disappointed. Staff, food ambience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2021
Barry N.
Only one thing veal tenderloin slightly over cooked, other than that everything was very good

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Cathy C.
Nothing bad to say. Great service, fabulous food. Wonderful experience for our anniversary. Will be back and will bring friends!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2021
Chris Ann G.
We loved our first trip to Polizzi's. Food, cocktails and service we're excellent. We'll be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2021
David S.
We've been three times this month and each visit has been consistent. Great food and great service!