is out on Buffalo Road near Elmgrove but it is worth the fifteen
minute trip. "Italian American Continental Cuisine, Since
1984, One of Rochester's Best Restaurants" says the matchs
I picked up there. The decor is stuck in the eighties. We made
the mistake of driving out out there on Saint Patrick's Day, a
Saturday night and they told us it would be a one hour and half
wait! We went back on a Friday without reservations and we got
seated right away.
staff seemed young, our waiter in particular, but the food was
really great. I ordered "Eggplant Vicenzo", baked eggplant
rolled in a ricotta cheese and I had my choice of two sauces although
I can't remember which one I ordered. My wife had Carbonara, bacon
and sausage with pasta in a creamy alfredo sauce with fresh parsley.
Both dishes tasted great the next day (which we have found to
be a good measure of a restaurant). The wine list had plenty of
good bottles to choose from at low prices. We chose Rosemont Cabernet
As Italian cuisine is the fare I most prefer I often ask people which Italian restaurant is their favorite. Frequently the answer I get is "I don't know <this one's> pretty good and <that one's> pretty good." The response I get from those who have a stronly preferred favorite is always the same, Agatina's.
My husband's family has been going to Agatina's for more years than we have been together, which is over 16 years. The service has always been good and the atmoshpere welcoming. The food however is outstanding. Whenever we go we make a point to get more food than we could possibly eat just so there are plenty of leftovers!