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The History Of Rocco's

It Is With Great Pleasure That We Bring Rocco’s Of Roc Beach "Coal Brick Oven Pizza Bar & Restaurant Italiano" To This Historic Beach Front Community.  

Rocco's Authentic Italian Cuisine Is A Family Run Operation Possessing Over 100 Years Of Combined Restaurant Experience.

This Truly Is A Rockaway Comeback Story 75 Years In The Making.

Whether It Be Our Pasta, Our Bread, Or Our Pizza, Rather Than Import Our Ingredients, Our Italian Born Executive Chef Bruno And His Hand Picked Team Prepare Every Component Of The Process By Hand In Our Kitchen Everyday From Scratch.

The Blueprint Is To Deliver Fun, Music And Good Times Using A Modern Aesthetic Vibe, Impeccable Service, Gracious Hospitality And Delicious Food Using Old World Authentic Italian Traditions While Going Above And Beyond To Deliver The Best Restaurant Experience You Will Ever Have.

As Well As Producing Our Own Pasta & Bread, We Remain The Only Coal Brick Oven Pizza In Rockaway, And One Of The Select Handful In All Of New York.

We Look Forward To Transforming And Elevating Traditional Eating And Drinking Experiences By Pairing Our Custom Coal Brick Oven And Homemade Italian Cooking With Chic Cocktails From Our Licensed Mixologists, As Well As An Unrivaled Supply List Of Rare Wines And Craft / Exotic Beers From Around The World.

75 Years Ago, Rockaway Was A Booming Beach Town. We See The Potential This Community Possesses, And We Believe It Is Our Responsibility To Help Lead The Comeback Of Rockaway.

The Inception Of Our Restaurant Began 75 Years Ago.

Peter Rocco Facinelli, An Italian Immigrant & Lifelong Restauranteur, Ran Some Of New York’s Most Iconic Restaurants After Working His Way Up The Ladder From The Moment He Came To America In 1958. Rocco As His Friend's Called Him, Came From The Reggio Santa Margherita Area Of Italy, Which Is Known Worldwide For Its Famous Pinot Grigio Wine. Rocco Managed Some Of NYC’s Finest Hot Spots: Mama Leone’s And Palm’s Restaurant Westside To Name A Few. His Attention To Detail And Infectious Personality Transformed Every Location He Operated Intro Huge Success.

Rocco’s Of Roc Beach Is A Family Operated Restaurant Managed By Co-Owners Vincent P. And Rocco’s Grandson Louis, Along With Italian Born Pizzaiola, Salvatore And Italian Born Executive Chef Bruno  And His Hand Selected Team.

At Rocco’s Of Roc Beach, We Pride Ourselves On Quality.  Rocco And His Family Source The Finest Imported And Homemade Italian Ingredients, Never Cutting Corners.

We Hope You Feel The Love, Desire & Passion We Put Into This Establishment When You Walk Through Our Doors.

Create Your Memories With Us For Years To Come.

"Welcome To The Family"

The Rocco's Famiglia