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It's Not Just Pizza, It's YOUR Pizza!

Great Food & Great Ambience!

General Info
Roccos Ristorante and Pizzeria opened in 1999. It is a local favorite and was Voted Best Pizza in The East Bay" in the Contra Costa Times Readers Poll! We are a family owned and operated restaurant and serve everything from specialty pizzas to fresh pastas, hot sandwiches and more. We welcome small and large parties. Please call about our private room for your event. We know you will enjoy!
Hours

Regular Hours

Services/Products
Pizza - Pasta - Salad - Soup - Sandwiches - Sides - Beer & Wine - Catering - Live Music - Team Parties - Fundraising - Nightly Specials - Gift Cards
Brands
inferno3@sbcglobal.net
Payment method
mastercard, visa, check, debit, discover, amex
Price Range
$$
Location
Walnut Creek
Neighborhood
Northgate
Amenities
Live Bands,Live Entertainment,Daily Specials,Catering Arrangements,Promotions,Family Atmosphere,Family Owned & Operated,Gift Certificates Available,7 Days A Week
AKA

ROCCO'S PIZZERIA

Categories
Pizza, Fund Raising Games, Merchandise & Supplies, Beer & Ale, Caterers, Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Liquor Stores, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, American Restaurants, Bars, Bar & Grills
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American, Italian, European, Continental, Bar & Grills, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Holiday Parties, Receptions, Sporting Events, Private Rooms, Company Parties, Birthdays, Offices, Sports, Office Parties, Fiestas

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Chris D.
Edited: 02/09/2017
Overall
Keeping it old school

This is good neighborhood pizza place - reminds me good pizza parties when I was a young after a sports game. The food is great but the atmosphere is better. If you are local to the area you do not need a review to convince you of this place. They also have a full bar for watching sports games.

Only warning - the 4 cheese margarita pizza has a very powerful unique taste. The cheese and garlic is a bit too strong. Everything else is very good.

Nicole H.

01/18/2017

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Atmosphere
Food
Service

When I emailed ahead to ask if they offered any vegan options the person who replied actually didn't know what that meant. I then explained that I simply wanted to know if they offered anything dairy or animal product free. The answer I got was short and felt somewhat rude. I was told that only their dry pasta was dairy free....????? Ok. For their prices and the fact that they sponsor tons of fundraisers I would expect them to know what is in their offerings. Very disaponting.

Paradigm C.

06/22/2010

Overall
Very nice place to take the family

Great pizza and very friendly staff. I like the family salad and the all meat pizza. This is our favorite pizza place in Walnut Creek.

MissGB

08/26/2008

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Overall
great pizza!

This is one of my favorite Pizza joints in the Walnut Creek area! And I've tried a lot of different pizza places!!! Insider tip: you must have the Margherita Pizza! It's the best on their menu!

crazybdr

08/08/2008

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Overall
The prices you see are NOT what you get

We went to Rocco's this evening and we were SHOCKED to see that our bill was more than expected. The pitcher of beer that was listed as $11.50 on the menu came up as $14 on the bill. We also used a coupon to get a Large pizza at the price of a medium pizza yet, on the bill the discount was $0.64 less than it should have been. So we asked to speak to Rocco, and we got the manager. The manager was less than kind to us and told us that the menu was ""subject to change at any time"" which is just outrageous! After about a minute of discussing this, she refused to discuss it anymore and left without resolving our issue. The service at Rocco's has never been good and after this experience I do not plan on ever returning to Rocco's.

Pros: The prices look good
Cons: They aren't

mellyb1

06/19/2008

Overall
over priced

Just decent food, but they keep raising the prices.. Not the deal I was looking for.

claimed iconBusiness Response10/02/2008

Menu prices have not been raised in almost 2 years.....for the record.....from Rocco Biale, ownwer

This listing has been claimed by a business representative.
michaelsboehm

06/08/2008

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Overall
Great pizza, can get a big weekend crowd

You can't find pizza much better than this. They get a big crowd but they know how to handle it. The pizza bread is awesome and I highly recommend any pizza on the menu. A good place to grab a beer too.

peggygentry

09/22/2007

Overall
pizza

best pizza ever and great service have also tried other menu items and have been exceptionally happy with all of them. Great place to bring your family - very family oriented

connoisseur4taste

07/30/2007

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Overall
Horrible Customer Service!

Five of my family members and I were sick from their pizza! When I called to inform the owner, and he denied it, and I had to fight for a refund, of which I'm not getting the full amount of the meal. He was rude and never offered so much as breath of concern. What poor service! He really didn't care that we were sick. For a family restaurant, the owner sure didn't care that my family got sick. We've been going to his restaurant since it opened, and after that horrible night of the 5 of us being sick and after his apathetic treatment of me on the phone, I warn others of eating there. Food is not good enough to take the risk.

jamesnd57

07/27/2007

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Overall
Nothing Great

I have to say eating at a huge number of pizza restaurants this was just about the same as everyother. My girlfriend and I had the BBQ Chicken pizza. It had a good taste but not what I was expecting at all. Most places they use BBQ sauce in place of the normal pizza sauce, but on this pizza they use the pizza sauce and use grilled chicken that was raosting in a watered down BBQ sauce. It was diffrent but good. I would have to say if you like to wait a bit for noting special go for this place.

h20queen

06/27/2007

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Overall
The BEST Pizza Ever!

I was very skeptical when my boyfriend suggested we go here and have pizza. We ordered the ""Dante's Inferno"" pizza and HOLY COW!! The best pizza ever!

swingcatmeow25

02/20/2007

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Overall
I haven't tried the pizza, but the pasta dishes are not so good.

I have been to Rocco's 3 times and have ordered 3 different pasta dishes. Each one is so so. They tend to be way too oily or bland. I guess I really should try the pizza next time.

portageeboy

02/18/2007

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Overall
Great Italian & Service

I guess you could say this is an Italian/Sports Bar hybrid restaurant. Everytime I come it's very busy which is a great ambiance booster in my opinion. I could do without the sports bar part of it given the fact that I don't drink nor care for sports but for my friends it's heaven. The food is really tasty especially the pizza! I don't know what they do for the dough but it's second to none. Everyone at Rocco's is always so accomodating and I feel like it's truly my neighborhood Italian restaurant.

pattibailey72

01/20/2007

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Overall
Ho-hum food, poor service, loud and overstimulating environment; won't be returning

My husband and I decided to try this place with our two-year old based on the ""family-friendly"" billing both on citysearch and the restaurant's website. If your idea of ""family-friendly"" means loud, crowded, and bland (at best) food, then this is the place for you. Overall, we were extremely disappointed and won't be returning.

Service: Our first bad sign came when we were being seated. The gentleman at the front desk, whom I presume to be Rocco, was quite abrupt with the hostess seating us, almost argumentative. She snapped back at him, and while seating us made some comment about all the ""chaos around here."" Not a good start. It got worse from there: we weren't given utensils, bread plates (there weren't placemats on the table either) or crayons for our daughter. We were informed only after asking that the crayons were set up in a little station so kids or parents could get them themselves. That in itself is fine, but it helps if you let people know. Our entrees arrived before our daughter's (wouldn't a family-friendly restaurant know to bring the kids' meals out first?), and we were greeted with blank stares when we asked where hers was. At the end of the meal, the server walked by our table and said, ""Thanks, have a great night,"" as if we were ready to leave, when in reality she hadn't given us our check yet. While the server was young and didn't really seem to know what she was doing, I blame the management that the service was so bad. After all, they do the hiring and the training, and I think the training was seriously lacking, along with any oversight of the dining room.

The minestrone was the worst I have ever tasted, and even better than that, my husband was brought his before dinner, while mine came right on the plate with the rest of my meal. The chicken parmigiana consisted of dry, unseasoned chicken covered in plastic-tasting, congealed cheese. And the bread was bordering on too old.

Atmosphere: there are tvs everywhere. Much too loud.

rhwells

06/24/2005

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Overall
Amazing Pizza

Rocco's is a Family-owned operation that has been going for multiple generations. It's a real deal, no phony Italian stuff here, and Rocco is a real person. (He may live on site, it seems like he's always there.)

The Pizza is fantastic. Not only is the Italian sausage really fantastic, but even ground beef (a topping I don't generally like) is great.

Best place in town for Italian.

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