Rocco’s Ristorante Italiano

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Handmade pastas and farm-to-table meats and seafood distinguish classic Italian cuisine

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Valid only for location and option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid Mother's Day. No substitutions for dinner for two. Not valid with other specials or coupons. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, cancelled duels, and tied soccer matches. This Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business.

Choose from Four Options

  • $42 for a two-course dinner for two at the Prince Albert Road location ($84 value)
  • $42 for a two-course dinner for two at the Baker Drive location ($84 value)
  • $25 for $50 worth of Italian dinner fare and drinks at the Prince Albert Road location
  • $25 for $50 worth of Italian dinner fare and drinks at the Baker Drive location<p>

During the two-course dinner, servers cart ingredients tableside and prepare Caesar salads (an $11 value each), followed by a choice of sausage carbonara, shrimp flambé, or spaghetti fresco (up to a $23 value each), prepared fresh as diners look on. The dinner includes an $8 fee per entree for the tableside service.<p>

The dinner menu leads with antipasti such as mussels alla barese ($12), steamed in tomato sauce with garlic and white wine. Main course plates arrive bearing eight types of pasta ($18–$23) or entrees such as free-range, hand-cut striploin ($21).<p>

Rocco’s is celebrating a move from their popular Prince Albert Road location to a newly renovated locale on Baker Drive. Groupon holders can say farewell to the old spot by redeeming their Groupon by March 31, or help ring in the new Rocco’s by visiting the Baker Drive location starting on April 4.<p>

Rocco’s Ristorante Italiano

Rocco Scarola left his hometown of Bari, Italy in 1967 and spent the next quarter century honing his culinary expertise in some of the best restaurants in Halifax. By 1992, he was ready to share his knowledge of Southern Italian cuisine––as well as his mother's treasured oven-baked pasta recipe––with the Nova Scotian masses. Together with his wife Gail and head chef Tracey Cromwell, Rocco finally realized his dream of creating a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere where people could come together to enjoy a good meal, hearty conversation, and an opera-singing wait staff. In 2008, he passed his enterprise to his partners of eight years, Hanna and Robert Gibson, who continue to honor the Italian traditions and excellent service that has made Rocco's a success for almost two decades.

Today, diners can still find Rocco's mother's pasta on the brunch menu, featured alongside Rocco's own coveted pizza recipe, built upon his signature handmade crust. Local seafood and meats from nearby Martock Glan Farms put a modern, sustainable spin on classics such as veal limone and zuppa di pesce dell'aragosta (lobster and fiddlehead bisque), and salads are tossed tableside to prove both the freshness of the ingredients and the existence of gravity. Signature pastas include a spaghetti carbonara topped with garlic and scallops and meat lasagna layered with béchamel and a secret ingredient, though servers make no secret of the fact that all pastas are available in whole grain or gluten-free versions for guests with sensitivities.

Customer Reviews

Quick and professional service plus delicious food!
Meghan D. · October 10, 2012
Excellent food and service
Linda A. · October 10, 2012
Excellent staff and service.
Richard L. · October 10, 2012
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1


    250 Baker Drive

    Dartmouth, NS B2W 6L4


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  2. 2

    Dartmouth Centre

    313 Prince Albert Rd.

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 1N3

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