Taste the Best of Italy to Benefit United Way during October!


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(Rocco Potami, Chef/Owner of Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar, and Robert H. (Bob) Brown, president and CEO of Heart of Florida United Way have partnered for a fundraiser as part of Rocco’s 7th anniversary celebration.)

Guests who visit Rocco’s Italian Grille & Bar in Winter Park during October will be helping raise money for charity, as the restaurant will be donating 7% of all sales throughout the entire month.  The money is being donated on behalf the Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services agency.  This month-long philanthropic endeavor comes as part of Rocco’s 7th anniversary celebration.

“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.  Something that made partnering with Rocco’s as part of its 7th anniversary celebration, feel like a natural fit.

“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.  Examples are Penne al Buon Gustaio (penne tossed with Italian sausage, red bell peppers and cherry tomatoes  for $15.25) and Petto di Pollo Alla Caprese (pan-seared chicken breast, topped with fresh tomatoes and smoked mozzarella in a white wine and demi-glace sauce  for $17.25).

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). For directions and reservations, contact Rocco’s at (407) 644-7770 or visit www.roccositaliangrille.com.

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