Brunch or Dinner for Two or $25 for $50 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks for Up to Six at Rocco’s Ristorante Italiano

Dartmouth

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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires Oct 9, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 Groupon per minimum of 2 people; valid for groups of up to 6 people. Reservation required; mention Groupon at time of booking. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. No substitutions for brunch or dinner table side. Not valid with other offers. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The sudden onset of hunger pangs 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 Three Options

  • $15 for tableside brunch for two (up to a $34 value)

    The tableside brunch is valid Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each diner can select an off-the-menu benedict or design a custom three-egg omelette, which is prepared tableside and served with hand-cut home fries or a tossed salad.

  • $34 for tableside dinner for two (up to an $82 value)

    The tableside dinner, available daily from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., includes one caesar salad, two tableside entrees, and one banana flambé.

  • $25 for $50 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for groups of two–six

    The à la carte dinner menu leads with antipasti such as mussels alla barese ($12). Main courses include eight types of pasta ($18–$23) or hand-cut strip loin ($21).

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, Hannah 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 frittata, served with a Caesar salad. Local seafood and meats from nearby Martock Glan Farms put a modern, sustainable spin on classics such as veal limone and pollo alla bongoustaio, and Caesar 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.

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

627 Ratings

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
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    250 Baker Drive

    Dartmouth, NS B2W 6L4

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