About Us

  • About La Rosticceria

    In Italy, a rosticceria (pronounced roast-eech-a-ria) sells roasted meats, pasta and other accompaniments for dinner, not quite a deli, but not a restaurant. While living in Florence on a budget, the Grecos discovered a local rosticceria where they could get delicious homecooked meals to take home and heat up. That became the model for La Rosticceria.
    Chef Antonio opened La Rosticceria in 2004 with the goal of providing an alternative to fast food chains and highly processed foods by offering a healthier and more delicious option for meals to go.  He wanted to bring his experience and foundation in classic European cooking techniques to his customer’s dinner tables by making dishes that were of the same high quality that he prepares in his own kitchen. Quality has been the essential ingredient in every aspect of the business, from the ingredients to the preparation of the food to the service. 

    At La Rosticceria, we strive to set a higher standard and we are firmly committed to maintaining our standards by providing the best food made with the best ingredients. We cook everything in house, in small batches, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. We use no transfats or high fructose corn syrup in our products. Our meats and vegetables are grilled or roasted; we don’t deep fat fry anything. Our baked goods are made with King Arthur flour, made in Vermont and has no foreign gluten or additives added to it. We use many artisan and imported specialty products in the foods we make. We use authentic Prosciutto di Parma, Italian salami and cheeses, and smoked meats from a New England smokehouse. Our soups, pasta sauces, desserts as well as many of our sandwich condiments are made from scratch here at La Rosticceria.

  • Chef Antonio Greco

    As a child growing up in Puglia in southern Italy, Chef Antonio was accustomed to fresh, healthy and simple foods. Every meal was prepared with ingredients that had just been picked fresh from the fields. The phrase “eat local” wasn’t a choice back then, it was the only option. From an early age, he watched his mother in the kitchen and he was inspired by her ability to create delicious food from simple ingredients. Chef Antonio went to culinary school at the Parco degli Arancie in Foggia, Italy and the Scuola Albergheria in Florence, Italy. He has had over 20 years experience as an executive chef for numerous Italian restaurants in Florence, Italy and Connecticut, including La Strada and Terra in Greenwich, Via Sforza in Norwalk and Carmine’s Tuscan Grill in New Haven.  He specializes in the cuisines of Puglia and Tuscany and is known for his authentic dishes from those regions.

  • Catering

  • La Rosticceria offers carryout catering for any size event or celebration.  Our catering menu offers a wide selection of hot and cold hors d’oeurves, soups, salads, entrees, vegetables and desserts.  Sandwich platters, cold cut platters, antipasto platters and cold salads are also available. We are happy to assist you in planning a customized menu for your event.

    Celebrations ~ Birthday Parties for all ages ~ Corporate Events ~ Dinner Parties ~Graduations ~Receptions ~ Tea Parties ~ Bereavement ~ Boat & Beach Picnics ~ Tail Gate Parties ~ Engagement Parties ~ Rehearsal Dinners ~ Baby Showers ~ Wedding Showers