I have heard so many good reviews about Rocco’s and yet didn’t get a chance to visit the place. So I was super excited when we decided to visit this place on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We were lucky in a way because this was just before the Coronavirus became talk of the town, and eventually in the world.
We went to the Rajagiriya branch about 1:30pm. It was very quiet for a Sunday. I liked the mafia themed wall decor and contrasting black and white interior design. The waiters were friendly and attentive.
We ordered drinks for starters and my friend opted for Nutella & marshmallow shake and I opted for strawberry milkshake. For the main course, we ordered a folded pizza, vegetarian calzone with bell pepper, mushrooms and olives.
It took about 10 minutes for the drinks to arrive and it was worth the wait. My strawberry milkshake was good, but having seen my friends’ drink I can’t help wondering how tasty it must be. They do put lot of thinking in to their drinks, these guys at Rocco’s!
My friend quite liked the open kitchen concept. Also we liked the table mats, that shows the humble beginnings of the place and the leaps and bound they are grown into!
Then after a few minutes came the 14” vegetarian calzone, and we were glad that we ordered only one! It was massive and looking delicious. I have never tasted a calzone before, but I think Rocco’s make a very good example with its thin crust calzone filled with a lovely mix of vegetables. The folded pizza was enough for two and we couldn’t finish it!
Overall it’s a wonderful dining experience and Rocco’s give a run for the money. A home grown pizzeria that outruns major chains and pizza joints in Sri Lanka. This is a definite place to be for a pizza lover.
On the pricing, its bit on the upper scale, but hey it’s worth the money. Drinks start from 300 to 800 rupees and pizzas from 950 to 2500+.
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5