About Us

                                           La Rocca


Our family was born and raised in Europe ,we first visited North Port in 1997 when our dear friend Calogero tried to convince us to open a Restaurant in North Port.


This idea gained momentum after several other visits with other friends that also expressed enthusiasm about the rapid development of the city of North Port(back then nr.2 fastest growing city in Florida); North Port was in need for a great Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria where people could enjoy a private conversation and have a romantic dinner experience.


This way, in 2007 we created “ La Rocca “(previously known as “My Father`s Place”)

After many years of extensive experience in the Restaurant business in Europe, we came to America in 1996 where we managed two locations (Downtown Miami and Miami Beach) and later improving our skills in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.


In 2007 we made the big decision to move to North Port and make this our new home town.

The name “ La Rocca “ ("The Rock ")stands for our strength and commitment throughout  years of bad economic times, with the process of opening , operating and fully establishing  this now well known Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria  La Rocca”.


Although we may not be “perfect”, we strive to “make a difference” (our slogan) in providing best available foods and service in this community and Sarasota County.

With the support of our friends and loyal customers, we create a wonderful experience for all our guests.

Thanks to all of you who supported us as we continue our journey and commitment to quality and service.


With Great Respect, Thank you, Grazzie, Vielen Dank, Multumesc, Gracias, …SpasiBa



      We invite you to come and experience a restaurant that is a cut above the rest.




"La Rocca "
12500 South Tamiami Trail
North Port Florida-34287
Reservations (941)-423-9211

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