Open 7 days a week 7 am to 8 pm
The newly remodeled LDR Char-Pit marks a commitment to the community made by owners Lou Gitsis and Steve Dimassimo. Improvements to the interior include a new floor and all new seating. What hasn't changed is their commitment to continue serving great food, preserving a tradition started by the Palumbo family in 1945. LDR Charpit - the family restaurant in Rochester, NY serves some of the finest dishes to satisfy your cravings.
No stranger to the food industry, Lou has a long history in the business. When he was about 12 years old, he learned the basics from his dad who owned Gitsis Texas Hots on Monroe Avenue. From there he met a lot of business owners delivering products to their restaurants. On March 21, 2005, Lou bought the Coal Tower Restaurant in Pittsford, where he has a loyal clientele and just celebrated his 11th anniversary.
Steve worked for Lou at the Coal Tower. The decision was made to become partners and they purchased the Charlotte restaurant in October of 2011. The transition has been seamless. What made them want to venture to Charlotte? They saw similarities in the two restaurants...both are neighborhood landmarks and both are destination places. They also appreciated LDR's good employees. What sealed the deal for Lou and Steve was the welcome and help they received from previous owners, Rick and Patty. They created the homey atmosphere which made the LDR famous as the local gathering place. And it is that same attitude you feel when you are greeted by Lou and Steve.
Along with the historic pictures, Lou and Steve have kept the classic menu favorites, introduced some new items, and expanded hours during the summer season. Stop by and see the new LDR!
We are serving Rochester, Greece and Irondequoit area.