Walnut Creek’s Rocco Biale grew up in the restaurant industry. He’s held just about every job in food service, from busboy to owner. Biale recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his restaurant, Rocco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, where he spends each day, alongside his three adult children, who also work at the Ygnacio Valley Road eatery. […]
Traditional italian ingredients have become traditional American ingredients, too. Think about this: Have you ever met anyone who really doesn’t like Italian food? We bet you haven’t. But why is it that Italian food has such a universal appeal? We think we know why. There’s No One ‘Italian Cuisine’ Every region, every town, every household […]
In many ways, the history of Italy is the history of the modern world. So many pivotal moments in our collective past have taken place in Italy that it can be considered Europe’s historical keystone. In this section, learn about the great and not so great moments in Italian history, from the grandeur of Rome […]
Although voracious aficionados can suck down several sauce-laden slices in mere minutes, pizza did not develop in a vacuum—an Italian political vacuum, that is. Founded around 600 B.C. as a Greek settlement, Naples in the 1700s and early 1800s was a thriving waterfront city. Technically an independent kingdom, it was notorious for its throngs of […]
Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria brings you some of the best in local live music every Thursday night at 8:00 and Saturday night at 8:00. Our calendar is updated regularly so check back often or follow us on our Facebook page to find out who is playing.
“We will customize our menu for your event” Our entire menu here at Rocco’s is available for your event. We have provided, in this menu, some of our choices that have become very popular with our guests. We can provide for your catering needs on any item in our regular menu, just ask! Office Parties […]
For almost a century the Biale Family has been in the food, spirit and hospitality business in the San Francisco Bay Area. After arriving from Italy, my grandparents, Giovanni and Virginia Biale opened Biale’s Meat Market in 1922 on Connecticut Street in the Italian neighborhood of San Francisco’s Potrero Hill District. If fact, to this […]