Rocco’s Italian lives on in mobile form

Aug 04, 2022 108

Do you miss Rocco’s Italian Restaurant as much as I do? We enjoyed many family meals there over the years, and the staff made us feel welcome every time. I reviewed Rocco’s in their original location at Maizeland and Academy back in the late ’90s, and some years later I wrote about the new location in the old Steaksmith. When we told our college-age daughters the restaurant had closed in October of 2019, they cried.

But then I saw something on Facebook a few months ago that gave me a glimmer of hope. Rocco’s has a food truck! I think there should be billboards around town exclaiming that. Yeah, so it’s pretty clear by now, I’m going into this writeup as a superfan. You’ll be happy to know the same love is going into the food, former/current owners Robert and Laurie Tust are still using the same marinara recipe, and yes — you can still buy jars of it to go.

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