Co-Founder and Chef Leo Coronel has been around restaurants for most of his life. (Generations of his family have been in the restaurant business.) Leo and his wife Zoly founded and established local favorite, Italian Cafe, in Spring, TX back in 2009 which continues to flourish to this day.
When seeking out a location in which to open a restaurant in the inner-city area of Houston, Leo and Zoly looked at a variety of communities. The moment that they saw the building located at 811 Collingsworth St. in the Near Northside (Former home of Red Ox Bar & Grill), however, they knew that they had found their location. Leo states: "We instantly fell in love with both the building and the community surrounding it. Our search for a location ended right then and there." Rocco's opened the middle part of this year to a capacity crowd at its Grand Opening and has been going strong ever since.
Leo and Zoly's vision for Rocco's is to utilize Leo's family recipes while adapting them (when needed) to meet modern tastes. Rocco's offers up delicious traditional Italian fare including a wide variety of pasta and pizza dishes. They also offer a wide, yet carefully selected, beer and wine selection to compliment their food offerings creating a fabulous dining experience. (In the Italian tradition, dinner should be more that just eating food!)