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Roncone's Restaurant


A longtime Rochester favorite has re-opened this year under new ownership. In July, Joe Fantauzzo took the helm at Roncone's, a Lyell Avenue institution. Fantauzzo brings years of restaurant ownership experience including the Cactus Café and Barkley's. Roncone's dates back to 1937, and is an anchor in what Fantauzzo calls "The Italian Triangle" that also includes nearby classic establishments Rocky's and Antonetta's.He finds the sense of family and the trove of customer memories one of the best aspects of Roncone's. Many couples tell him about how they met there, or how it was a favorite of their parents. It's also his family that is helping to continue that tradition. Son-in-law Josh Ribble is chef, bringing experience from years at Charley Brown's Restaurant in Penfield and a stint at Richardson's Canal House. Daughter Sarah assists in the front of the house on Fridays and Saturdays. Long-time Rochesterians will also remember Johnny "Foof" Furfaro, formerly of Sir Richard's who make







Roncone's Restaurant - 232 Lyell Avenue Rochester, NY 14608
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