Dining at Rocco’s Italian Restaurant

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One of my family’s favorite places to eat in Colorado Springs is Rocco’s Italian Restaurant. Rocco’s has been in Colorado Springs for more than 25 years. They are locally owned and offer a broad selection of Italian Cuisine. They recently moved into a larger location on Academy and Maizeland Rd. Spencer and I recently visited the new location for dinner. We were greeted by a extremely friendly hostess and were seated right away (we went early to avoid the dinner rush). We were brought a basket of bread and glasses of water right after we sat down.

Rocco’s has a vast selection of items on their menu including appetizers, desserts and traditional Italian cuisine such as pizza, pasta, calzones, and more; they even have steak on the menu. For this visit,  we opted for the Baked Mozzarella Sticks for our appetizer.

 The appetizer arrived hot and fresh served with a side of marinara sauce. The cheese had a crispy,  crunchy shell filled with ooey gooey cheese and the marinara sauce was balanced with the perfect combinations of flavors.   For our entrees,  Spencer ordered The Pasta Dinner (there is a variety of pasta to chose from) he chose Fettuccini with Alfredo sauce. The meal also included soup or salad, meatballs or Italian sausages. He chose the salad and 1 meatball and 1 Italian sausage for his meal. I decided on the Baked Manicotti for my meal. I also opted for the salad and 1 meatball, and 1 Italian sausage.

Our salads arrived in a timely manner and were crisp and fresh.

Our entrees arrived shortly after, we were also offered some fresh grated cheese for our entrees, which we of course accepted. Spencer’s meal was cooked to perfection, the Alfredo sauce was delightfully creamy. Spencer quickly devoured his entire meal. The manicotti was extremely tasty. The creamy filling of the manicotti and the zesty sauce offered a utterly delightful combination. The meatballs are dense and tasty, but the Italian sausage was over the top delicious. I had been eyeing the desserts since we arrived, so I ate about 1/2 of my entree. The other half was boxed for me to take home. I of course had to order dessert.

Seriously, who doesn’t want to finish off a delicious meal with an incredible dessert?Spencer chose the Crème Brule, and I chose the Tiramisu. As you can see they looked fantastic but tasted even better.

They were out of this world delicious. The whole experiences was extremely pleasant. The atmosphere was exceptionally comfortable, the service was efficient and friendly,  and the food was absolutely divine. Rocco’s Italian Restaurant is undoubtedly a restaurant I would recommend. Whether you live in Colorado Springs or are visiting I suggest visiting Rocco’s for a memorable dining experience. They offer lunch and dinner most days of the week, visit the website for hours of operation. Additionally, they have a full wine list and Gluten-Free menu items.

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  1. I love proper Italian eateries that offer fresh Italian food. Mmm, I love gnocchi and thin crust pizza if I’m at an Italian restaurant.
    Rocco’s sounds amazing, enjoy!

  2. Oh my goodness! That sounds so good right now for a Sunday dinner. I should think about going out to eat Italian we have not done that in a while.

  3. Yummy stuff , yum yum!

  4. I would definitely have to try the tiramisu. It looks delicious. I have found family operated businesses usually have the best food!

  5. That’s actually not too far from me. I was telling hubby that we need to get out at the end of the month to unwind a little. I work during the day he works at nights. This sounds like a great place to eat at. I love Italian food.

  6. mmm it all looks great. Love a good italian meal.

  7. Why does restaurant dressing always taste so much better than home dressing…that salad looks scrumptious.

  8. This does look like a place that my family would love to dine at. We love Italian and the food looks fabulous in your pictures.

  9. I would love to have that fresh bread that they serve in a good Italian restaurant. So good. We used to use restaurant.com and not sure why we stopped. I might have to start up with them again.

  10. This restaurant looks like it has a delicious menu. It’s nice to go to traditional restaurants with the family.

  11. Oh that really looks good! We don’t go out to dinner much, but I love making Italian foods 🙂

  12. It all definitely looks delicious! I love when they put freshly grated cheese on top of pasta!

  13. Sweta Sonulkar says:

    Looks great and yummy food and I love italian food,googled the reataurant near my home and would love to visit to taste.

  14. This does resemble a place that my family would love to feast at. We cherish Italian and the sustenance looks spectacular in your portraits.

  15. My passion in life is food and finding new restaurants to eat at. This month I am trying to find a really good Italian restaurant to eat at and I’m struggling to find one. The description of this restaurant sounds awesome and I hope that I can find one like it soon.

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