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Welcome to Polizzi's!
We are a casual fine dining restaurant serving Italian, Greek, Spanish and French cuisine.
We are located at the Village Gate in the heart of
Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts District.
Our mission is to not only please your palate, but to provide you with an enjoyable overall dining experience as well. It would be our honor to have you as our guest.

Thank you,
Tom & Debbie Polizzi and our staff!

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We appreciate any comments or suggestions that you may have. Sincerely, The Polizzi's

  • Polizzi's 274 North Goodman St. Suite D-108, Rochester New York, 14607
  • Located inside the Village Gate. Parking is located all through the village gate (additional parking located behind the new buildings located on the left near the railroad tracks) you may enter through the court yard or through the awning marked Entrance B located in the back of the village gate next to the Children's Institute

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Tom Polizzi


Tom's 44 years of experience has come by working at some of the finest restaurants in Rochester such as Tournedos Steak House, Rooney's, The Rochester Club, The Olive Tree, Richardson's Canal House, Park Avenue Pub, Guido's Pasta Villa, Llyod's, Hogan's Hideaway, Thruway Marriott, Airport Marriott and Stouffer's Hotel. Tom also served as the chef and car fueler for the Berg Race Team

Michael Ernst

Sous Chef

Mike, who is the owners son in law, has been in the food industry for a number of years. He ran the burger bar and worked in many of the prepared foods areas at the Pittsford Wegmans. Also having worked at Don’s Original form many years.

Thomas "Marty" Moriarty


Marty and Tom grew up across the street from one another and have known each other their entire lives. Marty is a retired Marine Veteran who worked in the commissary for the Rochester Fast Ferry, helped in the reopening of Deerfield country club where he worked for 4 years and was also the north east regional chef for Holiday Resorts retirement homes.

Linda Ortiz


Linda has been in the restaurant business for most of her life. Her family owned the former Streppa's Bistro in Webster and she also worked at the Grape Vine in East Rochester.

Kim Banker


Kim worked under Chef Polizzi for almost 9 years at Tournedos Steak House before working at the Grapevine Restaurant. Kim has worked at Wegmans for over 20 years doing everything from prepared foods to Sushi

Stephen Ward


Stephen has over 40 years experience in the food service industry including The University Club, Jeremiah's Tavern and Aramark Foods

Brian Eddy


Brian is a SOTA alumni and a member of the NOTA community. Brian comes to us with 10 years of bar tending experience along with having been a assistant food and beverage director at Morton's the Steakhouse, Holiday Inn and TGIF Fridays

Yosef "Joe" Bar-Tzur


Joe joined our team in May of 2018 after spending the previous 15 years bar tending at Remington's Restaurant. Joe also worked a Jillians in Rochesters upper falls area

Eileen Yates


Kristi Holler


Along with serving at Polizzi's Kristi is also a counselor at Byron Bergen High School

Jessica Boddery


Kellie Friga


Angie Palma


Angie has been a server for a number of years worked for & worked for both Locus Hill Country Club and Applebees as a server. She also has her own home cleaning service

Jacquie Chatterton


Jacquie has many years of experience from hostess to server to bartender having work with the owner in the past at the Rochester Club & Tony's Bootlegger restaurants

Kathryn Shaw


Connor Ernst

Dishwasher/ Busser

Connor working his 1st job is the son of Sous Chef Mike Ernst and the owners grandson

Erika Guly

Hostess & Server

Blanca Castro


Megan Bonafede

Hostess & Busser

A retired E. Irondequoit school teacher had also worked in her brothers restaurant for years

Tuesday Night No Corkage Fee

Have a special bottle of wine you'd like to bring in and enjoiy? We will wave the corkage fee ($15) when you bring in your own bottle of wine for dinner!

Wednesday Italian American Night

Come in and enjoy our Italian American "specials" on Wednesday night! Along with our regular menu we feature this menu as our "specials" with items like artichokes French, greens and beans, chicken French, chicken Parmesan to name a few!

RBTL, Geva & Avyarium Theater Discount

Bring in your RBTL, Geva, or Avyarium Theater tickets for the show that is playing THAT EVENING and receive 10% off your bill.