ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - SEND US YOUR REVIEW
BELLANCA'S - 4768 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 585.663.8488
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Bellanca's is the second to the last building on your right as you drive out Lake Avenue toward the lake. They are up high enough to sort of look out over parking lots to the river and the lake. We made reservations on a Friday night just after the Ferry had "temporarily" suspended service but their big dining room was full anyway. Bellanca's location puts them in direct competition with Mr. Dominic's and they could probably do a fine business with the overflow from Dominic's but they have their own thing going. You feel like you are on vacation in this place.

We started with fried calamari with marina sauce. You can't describe deep fried squid as "fresh" but it was crispy and tender and the sauce was nicely seasoned with hot peppers. We gobbled it down. I ordered a salad with Italian Dressing and was disappointed with the dressing. Just as my disappointment was registering a man at a table of six across from us sent his salad back saying he didn't like the dressing. I should have just ordered oil and vinegar because the green stuff was fine. I ate it anyway. My wife ordered Chicken Picatta and it was sensational. The capers make the picatta I ordered Shrimp Scampi and the shrimp were overcooked and a bit dry but the dish had potential because the sauce was creamy, not buttery and full of artichokes.

The ambiance in this place is perfect. Nautical Italian. The bar looked like it was doing a good business as well. This is a nice alternative to Mr. Dominics but you can't beat Dominic's.

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