Food was not good, service was not altogether friendly. It used to be a great restaurant, but no longer. We will not return.
Frito misto was excellent with veggies and not just calamari. Gluten free pasta was over cooked but appreciate having that option. Friend said tagliatelle was excellent and she lived the coffee cardamom gelato for birthday celebration. Not crowded on Monday night. Happily will go again.
First time. I would try Branca again, but not running back. Complimentary bread yummy. Service great. Lasagna delish. Pizza was a bit soggy in the center so could not pick up a slice until the tip was cut off with a knife/fork. Ceasar salad was too light on the dressing, almost indiscernable. Fried calamari very good. Lighting was too dim. Had to use our phone flashlight to read the menu otherwise it was a strain. I saw another person a few tables over do the same. Did not get dessert.
The food is very good, but the prices are high. This is the second time I have eaten here. Both times, I was struck by the expense of the food. I will not likely return for this reason. There are many wonderful restaurants in our community and many choices, so the fact that Branca is overpriced would lead me to go elsewhere.
Outstanding customer service, great food and a warm ambience!
The menu online is different than the menu in the restaurant. I specifically picked this location based on the online menu. My next choice was just as good though! It is quite small and unless you are in a booth be prepared to sit very close to the couple next to you.
Everything was delicious and perfect! Highly recommend.
Very good. Great service. Enjoyable
The new chef has created the perfect menu!
We go fairly frequently as we live close and have consistently good food and service. It’s a bit of urban style in the burbs of Pittsford.
Everything was delicious! Definitely would go back!
The lack of vegetarian options, save for the "we can make it without the..." ,and then charge you the same price, was disappointing. The service was great. The craft cocktails yummy! The chef salad was dry and served with three, whole anchovies, whereas the innovative take on the Caprese salad did not disappoint. The duck linguine was sublime. Beautiful time.
We took my family there for a day after Christmas dinner, and noticed some interesting things. The restaurant was filthy and dirty, with the air grilles covered in dirt and dust, dead flies under the window blinds piled up on the window sill, and dead Christmas Poinsettias on the walls. The service was mostly good, but beverage refills were no where to be found. Food was overpriced for ex. pasta/ lasagna $26, and I don't think that the value matches the food or ambiance.
When you need to use the candle to read the menu, you know the restaurant hasn't met the standard for customer comfort. The pasta special was interesting with sausage and mussels, but at the top of the saltiness continuum.
Love the cozy, warm atmosphere. We started with the Arancini - so delish! The risotto is creamy and cheesy, not dry, with pesto and marinara sauce - large enough for 2-3 people to share. Caesar salad was fresh and not too over dressed. The bread! OMG, the salt bread! YUM! My husband had the Ribeye and raved about it - seasoned well and cooked to a perfect medium. Call out to Libby for excellent service. The tap water is very high in chlorine taste so recommend ordering bottled sparkling or flat water. Will definitely return.
We loved the food, it was a bit pricey. My moms vegetables came out Luke warm (almost cold), but she said everything else was very good. Service was alright, he didn’t smile once when he was serving us. Very professional just more on the monotone side.
Meatball antipasto was bland. Waited over 15 min after ordering dessert. Waitress was good but seemed she had too many tables; did not come back to fill water glasses. Just an OK eating experience.
I had the lasagna, which was delicious. It had so many thin layers and was served on its side. It was unlike any other lasagna I've ever had. The service was friendly and attentive. I also had a kale salad with sugared pecans and a lemon vingarette......very large!
Appetizers were great and had a good variety available. Ambiance was nice and relaxing for a weeknite. Can imagine to be a up and hip place on Friday nite after work. Was told owner changed therefore not as vibrant and busy as prior years, We came to this place starting 2014 and noticed the food has changed over the last few years. We are out of state patrons and have been coming back almost every year. Branca in downtown Rochester has great food!!!
Food presentation is very nice and zazzy at this location. Pasta dish was excellent too!
Branca hit it out of the park again! Wonderful server (Michael) and bartender (Miles). A perfect Sazarac, octopus appetizer, fantastic bronzini and a delicious chocolate creme brulee to finish. Wonderful meal!
It has a great ambiance. The food was very subpar. The lasagna came out burnt. My salad was nothing but kale and the broccolini was so bitter and mushy that it wasn't edible. Our waiter looked disheveled and was rather slow and dull. Didn't offer to take the broccolini off the bill and somehow added two kids meals to our bill. They also brought out a dessert for my father's birthday and charged us for it. I only went because I had gift cards.
Great food! Worth the price.
Sensational in every respect. One of the best of the year
Food, service, and staff were great. There was a group of 15 with kids running all over screaming. Multiple tables of couples looked discussed. It took mentioning something to staff to change the situation. Normally I’d say it’s the parents fault however there’s a point where the restaurant needs to step in. Overall great experience; once the screaming and running was gone. I’d absolutely come back again.
Too Pricey. We ordered a charcuterie that was terrifically overpriced with some basic parmesan cheese and some mystery meats as well as a pile of pickles vegetables from a jar. The chef special over pasta had so little pork that it might as well have been vegetarian. My son liked his pizza.
Great restaurant to celebrate a birthday! They gave us a delicious fried dough dessert with birthday candles !
We always have a great meal and experience at Branca!
Great food. Light but full of comforting flavor. We are outside and it was a good volume even near the road. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.
The food was excellent, we ordered pizza. Also we enjoyed the wine. Our server was personal, skilled, and helpful. A pleasant surprise was the cappuccino; it was served hot which is a rare occurrence.
The venue is welcoming, Branca has a friendly feel.
The energetic sound level was, for the four of us, too high.
We loved our meal, service and atmosphere. We regularly go out so even though it was a little higher in price than we normally do, it was well worth it. Drinks were what drove the cost up and with that said they were still very good.
The place was near empty when we first arrived but quickly became more lively! Enjoyed the food very much. I will be going back!
Food was great. We have been there before and have never had a bad experience
Our food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing. The service was okay, but I had to ask for things like coffee refill, cream, boxes for leftovers , etc. our waitress was nice but could have been more attentive, especially since there were only two other tables while we were there. The prices are very high but the food was good.
Very good food as always
All good! Beautiful outdoor patio seating. Good food and service.
Our server, Michael, was really good. However, our order for some reason was significantly delayed. When we got our entre, my wife's Chicken Barrata (a standard menu item) was really good; however, the halibut that I had, which was an evening special, was over-cooked. Given that we had already waited for quite some time, it wasn't worth an even longer wait to complain about it and then have to wait for another. Michael was great in offering a complimentary dessert as a result of our waiting (which my wife had). I was disappointed with the halibut.
Our dinner was perfect! From our cocktails through dessert (house made donuts with dipping sauces)..it was just right. Our wait-person was attentive, made a change to my order and gave us helpful info.
We both had the Brananzo! Yum!
We ordered the calamari appetizer because it is one of the best anywhere. My pizza was very good. My husband had the duck and linguine dish. While the homemade pasta was really nice, the dish was a bit bland overall. Ordered creme brulees for dessert and they were amazing! While our server was efficient, he had a stiff, somewhat aloof demeanor. We like to interact and have some fun with our servers, but not this one. We don't want to give out the name, because he did his job very well. We will still plan to come to Branca again sometime.