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Lino's Italian Restaurant in Rochester (DTW)

IndyGirl | Feb 11, 201208:31 PM

So, I haven't seen any mentions of this place on the boards, but we go there occasionally. It's too heavy for us to eat there regularly, and it's not like Giovanni's, but it does the trick, and it is certainly far better than the chains. It is also way less expensive than Silver Spoon (which we have yet to try, but I know from reading the menu online).

I almost always order the eggplant parmesan, if they have it, and their gorgonzola gnocchi (the gnocchi is homemade) is wonderful--soft and pillowy. I've also had the portobello ravioli, which were great. The only thing I'm not a fan of is their salad, which was a little wilted last time we were there, and the single tomato wedge, which was probably never great (it IS February after all!) had obviously been refrigerated for a long while.

The place itself is very old school, with ambiance (low lighting, dark wood) and lots of older guys speaking Italian. It doesn't look like much from the outside ,but you usually need reservations on a weekend night.

I've only had their dessert once, when it was my birthday and they brought me a free something-or-other... tiramisu, I think (that was a few years ago).

Do other Hounds know about this place, or just not fans?

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