Authentic Italian Cuisine

Rochester's Finest Restaurant

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"Not all great chefs come from Europe. Chef Jimmy Paulino, from Upstate New York, is one of the greatest chefs this city has to offer." - Ralph Pearl, Las Vegas Review Journal.

Paulino's restaurant was founded in 2019 by Jimmy Paulino and Tina Utz. We're proud to serve authentic Italian cuisine that is both delicious and affordable. It is our goal to provide a warm, comfortable, and truly outstanding experience. Come in today and experience the best Italian food in Rochester!

Jimmy Paulino brings over 40 years of experience to Paulino's. We know there is truly no substitute for authentic Italian food, cooked with care and love using only the freshest ingredients. We'll welcome you to the table like you're family and serve you the best Italian food you've ever had. We can't wait to see you!


Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am to 3pm
Friday: 11am to 3pm, and 4pm to 9pm
Saturday: 4pm to 9pm

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    Husband and I met for lunch today at Paulino’s. Location is awesome, ample parking, ambiance is intimate and the food is spectacular! When Jimmy was cooking at Roncones’s you walked in as friends and left feeling like family, he’s definitely continuing the tradition!

    Melissa V.

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    Jimmy is one of the best chefs in the city. His classic peasant Italian dishes make you think you are at your mothers table. There is nothing ordinary about anything on his menu. Everything put before you is perfection and the staff is amazing. 5 Stars all the way for Jimmy and Tina

    Lisa Sanchez.

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    Had a great experience as soon as I walked in the owner introduced himself. very nice place. food top notch. highly recommend 5 stars

    Adam S.