You can get traditional pizza fare here, at relatively low prices for a hand-made pie. Where Rocco's really shines, however, is the specialty pizzas that knock the socks off the mass-produced chain restaurant styles. With a true east coast crust, Rocco's can add in just about anything -- including an amazing crab and artichoke pizza that makes my heart long for a plane tickets back to me city.
Prices are reasonable (under $20 for a very large pie), and service is average, though slow at times due to the tremendous volume they produce. If you've worked up an appetite overspending at Powell's, take the short jaunt across the street and try one of Rocco's offerings. It'll take the edge off your tired , hungry body with style.
by Elli Metz
February 19, 2001
From journal A Former Local's Advice: Portland, Oregon