ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - SEND US YOUR REVIEW
CAVACORI'S - 4669 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 585.663.8050
Submitted by Refrigerator Editor, Martin Edic and Anonymous Contributors

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MR. DOMINIC'S

MR. SAM'S

Is it enough to review an Italian Restaurant by just looking at the outside of the building? Maybe. We were eating down the street at Mr. Dominic's and we parked in front of CavaCori's. They had a Frank Sinatra poster in the window that says "Chairman of the Board", "I Did It My Way" and their sign says they serve Italian American cuisine. That's good enough for me. We'll have to check it out sometime.

Regarding Cavacori's:
M and I ate there on Labor Day when Dominics was not open. We unexpectedly ran into my brother there- he had had the same idea but settled for Cavacori's. The service was bad and the food was tasteless. The salad was a few pieces of iceberg, a few garbanzo beans and a chunk of one of those tomatoes that never really ripens. My dish was spaghetti and meatballs, one of my favorites down the road at Mr. Ds. The difference was striking. The sauce had no flavor at all and the meatballs were so bland that I didn't bother taking my leftovers home. Worst of all, the pasta was overcooked, a cardinal sin to those who like it al dente. Ugh. The atmosphere is pleasant and I thought we might get a plain but good family-type Sicilian American meal but it is obvious to me that no one here gives a damn about the food. To top it all off there was a menu from a restaurant in Rome on the wall that had us drooling before dinner only to be sorely disappointed. Too bad- and I like Sinatra too.

Anonymous Contribution:
I have been to Cavacori's and I beg to differ with Refrigerator Editor and Martin.
The sauce was delicious! It tasted like regular home-made sauce - you can even taste the flavor of the meats that they use to flavor the sauce - unlike Mr. Dominic's - which tastes like doctored-up jarred sauce. The service is also much friendlier at Cavacori's than Mr. D's. At Mr. D's the just want to hurry and get you out of there. I think you should really try Cavacori's again and then judge.

Another Anonymous Contribution:
I will agree with Martin about Cavacori's. A friend and I went there when the wait at Mr. Dominic's was too long. We sat for about 20 min. and could not make eye contact with any of the servers. I finally had to verbally ask for service. [they weren't all that busy]. When the bread came and there was no real butter in the basket, I asked one of the owners [I think] who was nerviously walking around and acting as the bartender also if I could have some real butter. He said "that's real butter" pointing to a soy product. When I said that's soy. he said I'll get some. When he did not return, I asked our waitress, she checked and said they were out of butter. The Red sauce tasted like they had opened a can of tomato sauce [unseasoned] and put it on the pasta. BAD NEWS.

Another Anonymous Contribution:
As for cavacori's review. I beleive it is a great place to go. It has been a family tradition to go there and when you know the owners, waiters, and bartender, they take care of you. You already had a opinion before you walked in considering you are fan of Dominics but do they know you by name? Do they take the time to make your food just how you like it. Are you even italian? Who are you to judge a place you went to once, on one experience. All whining critiques know that.

Carol Acquilano Writes.
Wanker atmosphere. I felt like I was in somebody's basement. Firmest cut of Swordfish in town! The food isn't nearly as good as Mr. Dominicks but it might be the next best place on the Charlotte strip.

 

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