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'Rochester is pretty darn lucky to have this little piece of heaven'

'Rochester is pretty darn lucky to have this little piece of heaven'

Dough made fresh every day. Mozzarella using whole milk cheese from Wisconsin. Plum tomatoes imported from Italy. Chef Pasquale knows creating the best pizza means using the best ingredients. Sure, you might pay a little more for it — but with each bite you will taste the difference. 

But don't take our word for it. Here's what actual customers are saying.

There are good restaurants with bad ownership, bad restaurants with good ownership and a very small few with good both. Pasquale’s is the best of both worlds. If you haven’t been, get here. Now.

—Erich H.

The best pizza place in Rochester- not only is the pizza amazing but the owner is always impressing me by constantly giving back and doing good in the community. I am a Pasquale’s customer for life!

—Dani R.


I love the pizza and cannoli!!! I love all the people that work there, they treat everyone like family!! Who could ask for more? Rochester is pretty darn lucky to have this little piece of heaven!

—MaryAnn G.

Super good pizza, love the service and friendly staff. Pizza by the slice is a lost art, do yourself a favor and don't skip dessert.

—Lyd G.

We had their vegan pizza. It was fantastic. We will be eating there a lot. Thanks for the vegan option!

—Julie W.

Attentive staff, fresh dough and sauce, pepperoni's that turn into little bowls for your toppings, and cheese that stretches like a mile long! But ohhhh that smell! Those spices! There isn't anything like that! Thanks for a great evening out! The weather was nice, but you made it great! Thanks again!

—Stacie N.


I love Pasquales! The pizza is fantastic, every single time, no matter what I order. The customer service and general vibe of the restaurant is equally as good-- lots of happy faces and people who just seem to genuinely enjoy their job. Whenever I get to come here, it's a treat! In addition, I'm a teacher, and the staff at Pasquale's just generously donated a gift card to support our reading program. Awesome food, fun restaurant, and lovely staff. You can't go wrong!

—Julia B.

The best pizza in town. Fresh ingredients, hand made dough. The Sicilian is our favorite.

—Jesse R.

Note: All reviews are from real customers. 

Photography by William Forsman

Inside 'The Boroughs' at Pasquale's

Inside 'The Boroughs' at Pasquale's