About Us

East Rochester’s Own Perlo’s Restaurant—Italian & So Much More

Located in East Rochester, N.Y., one of Rochester’s eastern suburbs, Perlo’s is a neighborhood restaurant offering Italian and American cuisine in a comfortable yet upscale setting. With the towns of Pittsford, Brighton, Penfield, Fairport and Perinton nearby, Perlo’s Restaurant believes that the authenticity, quality, freshness and consistency of our food is paramount to our long-term success.


  • High quality food with a large menu – something for everyone
  • Open 7 days a week
  • Centrally located with ample parking
  • Large portions – plan on leftovers!
  • Affordable prices
  • Full bar and wine list
  • Personal touch – owner Donna Perlo is delighted to greet you each time you visit
  • Everyone’s welcome – children, families, golfers, adults young & old
  • Casual, comfortable ambiance and attire

Read a review of Perlo’s in the Democrat & Chronicle (4/23/14)!

Owner Donna Perlo believes that our passionate commitment to quality, originality and service coupled with our entertaining atmosphere, huge portions and affordability offers our guests an exceptional dining value. Fostering a culture of guest service among our staff members, we emphasize consideration of the guest’s needs and desires in all decisions. Each guest is personally greeted by Donna Perlo thereby creating an instant bond of loyalty between the guests and Donna.

We hope that you will join us for dinner or your special occasion!


Our menu features a wide variety of fresh steaks, chops and seafood along with our homemade Italian specialties. Our chefs make regular trips to the famous Rochester Public Market to handpick the freshest of specialty ingredients and herbs necessary to make wonderful homemade dishes. Daily specials designed for the season take advantage of the bounty of fresh produce, fish and meat products available to our culinary staff. These seasonal specials play a vital role in keeping our menu fresh and exciting.


Perlo’s was founded in October 2001 by Donna Perlo via the purchase of Giuseppi’s Italian Restaurant. Giuseppi’s Italian Restaurant, founded some thirteen years earlier, enjoyed a reputation for southern Italian cuisine and a rambunctious bar. Upon purchasing the restaurant, Donna Perlo accepted the challenge of mixing the old with the new by softening the image of the restaurant and offering a more family-friendly atmosphere while always providing a welcoming environment.

Many changes have occurred over the years including a complete renovation of the interior and exterior of the building, the addition of an outdoor patio complete with full food and beverage service.

Several special occasion festivities have been added such as our now-famous Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day Brunch, Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Christmas Eve Dinner, New Year’s Eve Bash and romantic dinner packages for Valentine’s Day. All changes have been and will continue to be made with a special sensitivity to our guest’s expectation of an easy going neighborhood restaurant.

Perlo’s offers a fun and socially interactive atmosphere where everyone knows your name. Classics by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett play in the background. Our goal is to make the the restaurant entertaining and fun for you, our guest.


View Article —”Perlo’s Italian Grill is a gem of East Rochester — a hidden gem to some Rochesterians, but to frequenters, this feel-good neighborhood eatery is a hotspot for great food and good times with friends. Like every Perlo’s patron, I was greeted at the door by Donna Perlo herself, who, after a friendly “Hi, how are you” to the folks at the buzzing bar, joined me in a smaller dining room to chat.”


Perlo’s is proudly compliant with all ADA regulations.

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