190 Duane St, New York, NY | Directions 1001340.717794 -74.008370
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Tribeca
a ni$e italian restaurant – went there for a first date this past saturday
the restaurant was dimly lit and set the mood for a great evening
the service was better than the food (which wasn't terrible, it's just that the service was that good)
a great place to dine for a night out that won't break the bank
Outstanding service, intriguing menu & staff went out of their way to please! – I needed a last minute reservation on a Saturday night and this neighborhood restaurant was a terrific find - the staff went out of there way to help us celebrate a birthday, and the food was great. The pasta was delicious and portions are generous. The atmosphere is intimate and you get the feeling that everyone knows each other! Worth a trip downtown!
Great atmosphere for relaxed dining experience – Ate at Roc last night and loved it. Warm and friendly atmosphere as soon as you set foot in the door. Never once felt rushed, service was attentive and experienced. Every single person in the restaurant left with a smile on their face. Our portions were huge! Always a pleasant surprise. Would definitely recommend the smoked duck and asparagus salad, was absolutely delicious. The Tuna was terrific as was the Gnocchi. Our dessert was massive and very hearty! Such a simple, elegant and well managed place. Will definitely return with locals and out of towners as well.
Promising but questionable food preparation and poor service – Roc is a delightful location but our food was really varied. The tuna was outstanding but two of us had a pasta dish with scallops and artichoke which was inedible. Artichoke leaves were thinly sliced and mixed thoughout the pasta; it was tough, fibrous and not digestable...it was impossible to separate it from the pasta. Upon choking on the artichoke we asked to send it back. This is where the service was lacking. There was no apology, no remedy; we were made to feel we were to blame. Proposing a simple alternative would have sufficed but instead they presented us with the full bill. Only upon questioning this did they remove one of the meals....nearly throwing it at us and again offering no apology. Really disappointing; will probably give it one more try but not for a while.
Rocco makes the difference! – ROc has delicious food from traditional items on the menu to eclectic seafood specials. There is something for everyone...the food is high quality and fresh...and many specials to choose from. Dining at ROC is always a guarantee...great food and great time!
The most beautiful sidewalk cafe in NYC!!! – ROC is absolutely one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC.... it is a real New York experience....the service is always charming, gracious, and hospitable. The food is delicious and the wine list is superb. ROC has great energy!!! ROC is always filled with regulars, gorgeous people, and celebrities....it is a true find...ROC rocks!
Not impressed – Cozy space and decor, inconsistent food. My friend loved the Swordfish topped with horseradish mashed potatoes special, however I found my fish entree to be lacking. Avoid the fried calamari and zuchini app - lots of fried zuchinni and very little calamari for $13. Overall a bit pricey for the experience.
world champions – Owner rocco has been in NYC since 1990 and he can treat New Yorkers with savvy attitude, . The food is great, the wine list superb.
try the lamb chops in a potato crust...amazing
i suggest a resrvation, because its always busy,great celebrity spotting...
or you can ship your party off to Brooklyn to his new place 'baci e abbracci' in williamsburg were partner paolo and mimmo run the show , where they serve the best pizza napoletana...
both place roc and baci e abbracci are my top choice.
buon appetito !
Not Happy Valentine's Day – Worst meal of my life. Appetizer: scallops w/ 3 pine nuts on bed of crunchy, inedible eggplant pieces. Entree: veal piccata w soggy breading covered with sauteed, tough artichoke heart pieces served w/ tough stringy spinach. Dessert: "cheesecake?" similar to grocery store mix for fake cheesecake. Bore no resemblance to cheesecake. Totally tasteless. Add $15 martinis and you have the picture. I dissuaded a patron at the door from coming in. Only fun I had all night.
Fair – Overall, I was hoping for more. The food was ok, the service was ok and the bill seemed a little costly for what we got. While I would return if some of my Tribeca favorites were too crowded, the Roc is not top on my list. Biggest complaint - the pasta and sauces were just ok, and not close to great or tasty.
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