Lakeway >Rocco's Grill
Perfect Italian on Valentine's Day. My boyfriend and I enjoyed a delicious evening at Rocco's Grill for Valentine's Day and our seven year anniversary. The food was exceptional and the best we have had in Austin after four years of searching. The ambiance was romantic and creative, but the food is what made the evening special. We started with the fried ravioli which was excellent, perfectly crisp and not greasy in the least. I had the Pasta Johnny and my boyfriend had the Pollo Piazza. Both dishes were head and shoulders above any other Italian food I have had in the Austin area. It is apparent that painstaking attention has been given to ingredient choice and preparation technique. We finished with the Miles of Chocolate and the berry creme brulee. For creme brulee lovers, this was a special treat -- crisp on top and a slice of heaven on the cool, creamy bottom. I cannot wait for my next meal at Rocco's Grill, and the 30 minute drive between Lakeway and my South Austin apartment shall not stop me. It is well worth the drive.
Delicious. Delicious Food!! Great atmosphere and love the deck.... especially this time of year! Try the UT Tini and the Pollo Caprino!! Grilled chicken with goat cheese and a butter sauce. It's real good! By far the best Italian food in the area, hands down!
I think the veranda is the perfect place to kick back with a UT Tini after work!! The weather has been incredible and thankfully our veranda is in the area for you to come and relax and soak it ll in on! I love adding sun dried tomatoes to the Caprino!! If you are a sun dried tomato fan you should absolutely try it!! Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us! We are so proud of winning BEST RESTAURANT in Austin by CitySearch and to have our value customers comment about us means the world! Thank you- Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
How Can You Not??. Rocco's is great!! Such a fun place to go on Thursday nights!! They have an awesome Happy Hour and the bartenders are the best in Austin! My favorite is the bella bacci jalapeno shrimp bacon wraps. They are to die for. I really like the Spicy blue cheese salad with pecans and Salmon. I haven't tried too much on the menu cause once I find something I like I tend to order it over and over, but you can't go wrong with the Lasagna. It is by far the best I have ever tasted! Happy Dining!
I could not agree with you more!!! The LASAGNA IS THE BEST and this is the perfect weather to enjoy it in!! I am the same way as you... once I find a dish i love it is hard for me to stray from it, but the ones you have chosen are some of my all time favs!! Thank you so much for commenting and for being such a loyal customer! DON'T FORGET we have Happy Hour 7 days a week with discounted drinks and 1/2 price on select apps!! Thank you again! - Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
Love Rocco's. I absolutely love Rocco's. Great atmosphere, the food is always delicious and they have a really friendly staff. My husband and I love getting the shrimp scampi appetizer and the spicy pecan salad!! It's soooo good. It is definitely our favorite restaurant in the area!! It's a must try.
I love the Shrimp Alessondra too!! It is such a great start to any meal; however, I love ordering it as my entree as well!! Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We so greatly appreciate all of your support and business. Hope to see you in Rocco's Soon!! - Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
Consistently Dissapointing. I live in Lakeway, and believe me, there are few good restaurants to chose from so I have gone back to Rocco's a few times hoping to find something I like, simply to have another option. Their food is very mediocre. I have tried pasta (with overcooked veges), steak with some sort of brown gravy (same overcooked veges on the side), among other things. I don't know how the ratings for this establishment are so high. There are WAY better italian options in Lakeway.
I am very sorry to hear about your experience at Rocco's. We truly strive to make our restaurant a leader among those in the area and do put our heart and soul into our restaurant. Hearing your comments above is not something I will take lightly, and I will be sure to check for any over cooked veggies since you experienced over cooked veggies twice. Unfortunately we do not serve any brown gravy at Rocco's. We do have a mushroom marsala sauce that comes on our Pepper Steak Marsala, which was also just awarded best Steak in Austin by CitySearch, but other than that I am not sure what gravy you are referring to. We are very proud of the fact that we were just awarded Best Restaurant in Austin by CitySearch and hope that you do give Rocco's another chance. I am truly saddened by your comment and hope we can make the necessary changes to gain your business back. Regards- Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest)
Best Atmosphere, Best Service, Best Food. As many times as I have been to Rocco's, I am always thrilled to go back! The restaurant is five star in every area, from service to food to atmosphere. The staff are incredibly thorough and attentive while the food and atmosphere compliment each other perfectly. I would recommend anyone to take a quick trip to Lakeway to give Rocco's a try...bon appetit!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review!! We so appreciate your business, and we thankful to have such loyal customers!! I hope to see you soon - Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
Rocco's must be Italian for spectacular!. After checking out the other italian places in Lakeway (and there are plenty), none of the others had such a fun and inviting atmosphere as Roccos. The staff was attentive, personable and enjoyable. The food was plentiful and delicious. You have to sit out on the patio and enjoy the view of the golf course or even try sitting in the wine room for a more private romantic experience. Put Rocco's Grill on the top of your list of restaurants to check out!!!
I just want to say thank you so much for your great words!! I love sitting out on the veranda and enjoying a cocktail or dinner... especially this time of year! We so greatly appreciate your support of our family owned and operated restaurant and do hope you come in and see us again soon. Thank you again. - Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
Very nice place to eat!. Delightful wall murals put you in a good mood. Great food follows.
I couldn't agree more! Thank you so much for taking teh time to post something. We appreciate your business more than words. Thank you- Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
Rocco's is an Oldie but Goodie. I love Rocco's will all my heart! It is a great family owned restaurant that has been in the area for almost 10 years now. There is a lot of new restaurants to choose from in Lakeway, but there is no other place as special and delicious as Rocco's! The Tomato Basil Soup is outstanding, The Spicy Pecan Salad with Blue cheese is ridiculously good and I absolutely LOVE the pepper steak marsala! I also like to finish off each meal with the Miles of Chocolate!! It is to die for!! Ask for Amanda to wait on you when you go in... she's exceptional! I give it 5 stars because it deserves 5 stars!
Thank you so very much for your awesome review!! I am so pleased you love Rocco's. I could eat the Tomato Basil Soup every day!! We also have different Soups of The Day every day that are delicious as well!! The Broccoli Cheese and Lentil are two of my favorites!! Amanda has been with us for many years now and is an exceptional server. I am so pleased you have a favorite server at Rocco's and it is so refreshing to hear you ask for her by name!! I hope you choose Rocco's again very soon and again thank you for your support!! - Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
Great Food Great Atmosphere!. I have been going to Rocco's since it opened and have literally had hundreds of meals there. I love the bright colors, the fun, whimsical murals, the warmth of the owners, Rockey, Linda, Ani and Ally. I have probably ordered everything on their menu and have never had a bad meal NEVER. They also support the community by periodically having fund raisers there..just last night they had a fashion show that was fabulous and the place was packed. We are so fortunate to have such great place in our community. The family is almost always there and they are always so gracious. It gives you the warm feeling of the "mom and pop" run Italian bistro with the red and white checkered table cloth...only this place has elegance and style. Very special.
Thank you so much for this awesome review. We value your business and cannot express into words how grateful we are to have such wonderful, loyal patrons such as yourself. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and thank you for choosing Rocco's !! Sincerely - Analisa Piazza (Rocco's Youngest Daughter)
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