Larocca's is Staten iIsland's best kept secret that should not be a secret any longer. Listed under italian Ices and Pizzeria, it is so much more! The Italian Ices are not your run of the mill ices. With over 200 flavors, all homemade, all out of this world, they are hard to resist. I guarentee once you've tried them you will not want any other italian ice. LaRocca's also has soft serve and hard Ice cream, so yummy you won't believe it!- plain or with waffles, waffle cones, sundays, you'll be running to try a new one a day. - and the toppings- any way you like it, can't be beat. When i first went to LaRocca's 20 years ago, i said "WHAT!" So many good things under one roof! The owners are warm and friendly always aiming to please. Their restaurant/pizzeria is so above average. If you really yearn for a great slice, LaRocca's has itI've been to some of the other 'popular' restaurants where I had to send food back because it was aweful! At LaRocca's, you get quality, healthy portions, in a cozy family atmosphere. Affordable, delicious- it shouldn't be a secrect anymore. highly recommended. there, i shared my secret.
Went here for a little mini reunion with some old friends who haven't gotten together in awhile. We asked for a table for four, but later one more was coming. Therefore, we said five people all together. They sat us at a four person booth. We asked to pull a chair over when the fifth person came. They were so rude and said no, so we asked if we could possibly move to a larger table. Our waitress later came over to the new table soooo rude and said " Well I can see you moved tables without informing me". Just very unprofessional. It stinks because the food is great! However, the staff, not so great. All night, they constantly asked us if we were done, trying to rush us out. Literally we had a waitress every 5 mins coming up to us. Meanwhile, the restaurant was packed, we were not holding them up, especially because it was only 9pm and the website says 11:30 on Mondays. I just felt like the staff ruined the experience, because the food was so amazing! Sigh.
I have very high expectations when it comes to restaurants and I thought puglia of hester st (the staten island location) was very good. My dinner was excellent and the service was 100%. If I read some of these reviews first I would have never ate there, but these reviews are oh so wrong!! You people must have went to a different restaurant then me because I had wonderful experience. The owners greeted me from the second I walked into the place to the second I walked out, they were a delight and made me feel comfortable. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are filling. Overall I had a great time with my family and will always be going back.