Not that you need another reason to head to Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar — the Winter Park mainstay has been a crowd favorite for years. Seven years, actually, since Rocco’s is currently celebrating its 7th anniversary.
For the entire month of October, satisfying your hunger for Rocco’s upscale Italian fare will help the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) as the restaurant will be donating 7% of all restaurant sales to this excellent cause.
“We feel very fortunate to have been a successful restaurant in Winter Park for the past seven years and wanted to do something to not only celebrate our anniversary, but to also provide some assistance for our community,” said Chef/Owner, Rocco Potami. “I really admire all that Heart of Florida United Way does for its partner agencies in the community and we are humbled to be part of this effort.”
Heart of Florida United Way recently awarded $6,146,046 to nonprofit partner agencies in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties; with 25% of the funds targeted to alleviate hunger and homelessness. Last year it raised and managed $25.3 million throughout the tri-country area.
“Hunger is one of the key areas where we focus our efforts so we are delighted to be working with Rocco’s as part of this fundraising effort,” said Robert H. (Bob) Brown, president and CEO of HFUW.
A variety of new dishes were added in honor of the 7th anniversary celebration,including a half-dozen new pastas plus chicken and veal entrees, many in the $15 to $17 range.
Guests dining during the month of October do not need to do anything extra in order to benefit HFUW, as the 7% will be donated from the restaurant’s top-line sales (calculated before sales tax).