Rocca Bar Ristorante

Rocca Bar Ristorante is located on the second floor of the Robert. E Lee Hotel and overlooks Lexington’s Main Street. The Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop lends itself to a lively and informal atmosphere – la dolce vita (the sweet life)! The cuisine is stylish and contemporary, and the flavor authentically Italian! Our bar and lounge is the perfect stop for cocktails or dinner before heading downtown for the evening.

Rocca Bar Ristorante is located on the second floor of the Robert. E Lee Hotel and overlooks Lexington’s Main Street. The Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop lends itself to a lively and informal atmosphere – la dolce vita (the sweet life)! The cuisine is stylish and contemporary, and the flavor authentically Italian! Our bar and lounge is the perfect stop for cocktails or dinner before heading downtown for the evening.

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    new chef is outstanding... farm to table italian... the pork chops were spectacular..

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    We stopped in to warm up with a beverage and a bite after some shopping in downtown Lexington.    Arrived just in time for happy hour (4-6pm)!   We tried out some wines and one of the craft cocktail specials.  I believe it was called the Winter Warmer - which was absolutely the perfect scotch craft cocktail to warm us up after shopping.   Didn't have time to order a full meal, but ordered one of the flat bread pizzas to snack on.    We will definitely be back.   Not only was the food and drink perfect, but loved the atmosphere and friendly conversation with the bar staff.  Justin kept the drinks coming and the laughs going.

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    Celebrated both my husband's and my birthday. The food was all wonderfully prepared. We each ordered a 3 course option and shared. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Outdoor seating was comfortable for mid-October. We would return here and suggest it to fellow foodies.

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    This was my second time here and my husband’s first. The view from our table on the deck was almost as wonderful as our meal. Our waitress was delightful, the food was delicious! We will definitely be back when next in Lexington!

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    It's more expensive than expected. Probably won't go there often. The good and service was excellent though

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    We were in Lexington for two nights during our honeymoon and ate at Rocca Bar both nights and I have been craving their food ever since! First night both of us had the Gnocchi and loved it. Restraining ourselves from eating the entire bowl in two bites proved to be a most difficult task. Second night, my husband had their more traditional spaghetti while I had their seafood pasta. Sitting out on the patio under the lights with people singing in the open mic night proved to be one of our favorite nights of the whole trip. Everything we had there was amazing! The wait staff were wonderful and very hospitable. For anyone going here I would recommend trying the Square Root cocktail drink. Or on second thought, maybe you should avoid it because we've been craving it ever since!

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    5 Ladies had a FAB lunch!! The service was exceptional. We were treated to the new Featured bread for the fall. What a treat! It was amazing! And each of our salads were 5 star!! Tasty! Well presented! And all fresh ingredients. We will be return to have the fall menu ! This is the place to be!!!!

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    Arugula Salad was excellent, those caramelized walnuts and dressing were really delicious. The pomodoro spaghetti was also very tasty !

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    We ate at Rocca last night after a long day of driving and it hit the spot. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed the evening breeze. The summer salad was great, as was my gnocchi. Our server was super friendly and well-informed about the food and beverage. Service was fast.

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    Rocca was overhauled recently, and it is WORKING. The new chef reworked the entire menu. The scallops special served last week was DELICIOUS - incredibly flavorful, portioned perfectly, and plated beautifully. The new cocktail menu is also amazing. The Nono Sanchez is my favorite drink in town!! The service is great, the faces are friendly, and the outside patio has a great view of downtown. I'll be back soon!

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