2729 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: (585) 273-8410
Fax: (585) 273-8411
The most popular Italian restaurant in Rochester, Mario's Via Abruzzi is known for the authentic Italian cuisine and decor to match. The experience is complete with Italian music playing in the background by strolling accordion players every Saturday evening and festive Italian music on radio. This family-run restaurant has been catering to customers for decades. Take your pick from their wine selection, which has been presented the 'Award Of Excellence' by the Wine Spectator for five consecutive years. Daily specials include steak, calamari, pasta, veal and fresh seafood. One of the must-have is the pollo saltimbocca. Don't forget to come by for the popular Sunday morning brunch.
One of the oldest theaters in the city of Rochester, the cinema theater offers a very homely feel to spectators who come in to catch a show. It has strong nostalgic memories to the locals who come in to watch various classic flicks as well as to those who come in for the new releases. Ample parking is available on its premises. Call ahead for a current schedule of shows, events or tickets.
This flour mill was constructed way back in 1840 and is an integral part of the Penfield town. This historic mill has been transformed into a classy restaurant-cum-ballroom that hosts private events and functions.
Vineyard Community Space belongs to the Monroe Park Vineyard Church. Besides being used for church services and activities, it is a thriving facility for everything related to art. It is not only for the congregation but anyone who is creative and artistic can avail of this venue. They regularly hosts concerts, art exhibitions, photography, dance shows and other cultural events.
Established in 1923, Monroe Golf Club is one of Western New York's leading private clubs. It features an award winning golf course designed by the renowned Donald Ross. One of the most picturesque and challenging courses, it hosts national sporting events such as the New York State Men’s Amateur, Wegmans LPGA Championship and Monroe Invitational Championship. Their elegant clubhouse is an ideal venue for wedding receptions and special functions.
The Curtis Theatre is located at the George Eastman House. It is a relatively small venue suited for gatherings like lectures, screenings and informal meetings. The venue can also be used for receptions and the like. Do contact for details.
Located within the Highland Park, the Highland Bowl Amphitheater is an enticing event space that attracts musicians and music lovers alike. What makes this open air theater a regular hang out for several art enthusiasts is its location amidst the green park and the high quality sound technology that makes every performance a phenomenal act. Rendering a concert at this amphitheater is like a dream come true for several local and regional artists and bands.
Visit the Strasenburgh Planetarium and get ready for a fun, educational outing. Sit back and enjoy the view of the four-story dome, where movies, star shows, and laser light shows can be seen. It's a great outing for kids and adults, with age-appropriate screenings and activities available for everyone. Learn about the cosmos and see an amazing show at the Strasenburgh Planetarium!
Rochester Sports Garden is a recreational sports facility. Opened in 1995 it features three basketball courts, batting cages and two versatile fields for soccer, baseball, lacrosse and dodge ball. They also host leagues and camps for these sports for all age groups.
Look for the illuminated signboard on East Avenue that reads "Little." Entertaining since 1929, The Little Theater is Rochester's community cinema hall, and the oldest of its kind in the city. It houses five screens and showcases an evolving line-up of offbeat, foreign and independent films. It also plays host to interesting film festivals that empower local and emerging talent and keep movie buff throngs revisiting. The establishment exudes a charming vibe that's hard to replicate at a multiplex.
Built in the 1970s as the Manhattan Square Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Manhattan Square is a bustling ice rink in the East End District. Open throughout the year, its outdoor skating rink is available only on winters and has a unique kidney shape. During the summers, the rink is also a reflecting pool with fountains. This park also features a warming shelter which is let out for private events.
This place has the largest seating capacity of any venue in Rochester. Built in 1972, it is actually a three-theater complex that presents world classics, musicals, satires and contemporary work. The Elaine P. Wilson Main Stage has a seating capacity of 550, the Ron & Donna Fielding Nextstage can accommodate 180 and the Geva Comedy Improv can seat 70. Some of the famous works presented here are 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare, 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, and 'Other Island' by George Bernard Shaw.