were looking for La Rocca's
off Buffalo Road on Pixley Road and we kept driving right by Pixley
Road. There are so many malls and chain restaurants clustered
near this intersection that it was impossible to see the road
sign. We stopped at a well lit Tim Hortons but it wasn't open
yet. They were just installing the lighting. Further down the
road we spotted Casa d'Amici (another Italian restaurant!) and
we asked for directions to LaRocca's. I snapped the photo above
and we plan to return here to eat soon.
spotted an article in the business section of the D&C about
Casa D'Amici. If you eat there on Wednesday and bring your receipt
to Tinsel Town down the street, you get one free admission to
the movies. So we returned to Casa D'Amici in the dead of winter,
2003. The place looked especially cozy through the hand painted
signs on the window.
2002 and still around. That's a good sign. Italian American music
seeped from the tiny speakers in the ceiling.
sat us next to the football Christmas tree. In order to get to
"About Schmidt" in time we found ourselves seated for
dinner in time to take advantage of the Early Bird Special as
well. So we had Chicken French and a platter that included eggplant
and manicotti and a free glass of wine each. The bread was stale
enough to have been sliced at noon but edible.The manicotti was
fantastic. I would return for this.
got to the movie and it was freezing inside. We kept our hats
and gloves on and we were still cold but the movie was so good
that we stuck it out. On our way out of the theatre, the manager
was apologizing for the lack of heat and passing out more free