Saint Rocco's New York Italian is a celebration of family and a tribute to the culinary heritage of Italian-Americans. We believe that food is love and that a fabulous meal shared with family and friends is an essential part of a life well lived. When you come to Saint Rocco's, we hope you leave with a full belly and an even fuller heart.
Saint Rocco's New York Italian is the latest restaurant concept from industry legend Phil Romano and Executive Chef and Co-Owner Jay Valley. Located in Dallas' Trinity Groves, this upscale casual eatery takes its inspiration from the family dinner tables the two grew up with as first-generation Italian Americans. The menu features unique twists on favorites including the Sicilian lasagna, a deconstructed version of the classic served tossed in bowl with mini-meatballs, Bolognese and fresh ricotta, as well as the Pecorino Pastina with grilled jumbo shrimp and asparagus. Italian for “tiny dough,” Pastina with butter, milk and cheese was the go-to comfort food of Chef Valley's mother.
Saint Rocco's interior is also an homage to family with wall-to-wall vintage photos provided by Romano, Valley and other friends and colleagues. And printed on the back of each Saint Rocco's menu are their personal thoughts about growing up Italian in America. Saint Rocco's decor is a modern interpretation of the Italian-American clubs that Romano grew up going to with his dad, featuring red and white subway tile, a lively open kitchen and a hand-carved wooden bar that spans the length of the restaurant. It's the Italian restaurant Dallas has been waiting for.