There are few restaurants in greater Cleveland’s landscape that can boast generations of loyal customers. At Buccis of Rocky River, there are memories filling the tables, along with the legendary bowls of pasta and the authentic Italian pizzas. Serving classic pasta and pizzas, Buccis Rocky River also impresses with it’s steaks, chops, fresh seafood and poultry. You’re invited to discover this best-kept secret for the first time, or bring your children and revisit your past.

Louis and Rosanne Bucci founded the first Buccis location nearly four decades ago in Rocky River. Today, with three other locations established, and son Joe Bucci charged with continuing the legacy, Bucci’s is the name many of us think of when only the best hospitality and exceptional Italian food will do.

Bucci’s Italian restaurant made its debut in 1970 as a 50-seater, home-style Italian restaurant in the Rocky River suburb of Cleveland. Its signature dishes were pizza and pastas. Joe Bucci, owner and president of the family-owned business, said that Bucci’s Rocky River was the adaptation of his grandparents’ restaurant, Francescas, which was located on the west side of the city. Named after his grandmother, Mr. Bucci said Francescas was one of Cleveland’s first pizza parlors, known for its fresh ingredients and homemade items. For many loyal customers, Mr. Bucci said, Bucci’s Rocky River evokes nostalgia because it is the original home of Bucci’s and still has the same casual atmosphere.

Bucci’s Rocky River
19373 Hilliard Road
Rocky River, OH

Reservations:
440-331-5157

Daily Specials:
Sunday & Thursday: Kids Eat FREE (Dine-In Only)
Tuesday: Buy 1 Lg. Pizza & get a FREE Sm. Pizza!
Wednesday: Buy 1 Spaghetti w/Meatball or Meat Sauce and get one at 1/2 price! (Dine-In Only)

Contact:
Laura Bucci-Mahakian
440-331-5157

Hours of Operation

Tue – Thu: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Fri, Sat: 4:00pm – 9:30pm
Sun: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Mon: closed

BUCCI'S ROCKY RIVER DINNER MENU (click here)

Appetizers, Soups and Salads

Mussels
Farm-raised black mussels with a garlic lemon and shallot white wine sauce. 
12.00

Calamari Fritta
Seasoned fresh calamari with Bucci’s house-made marinara sauce.
12.00

Mozzarella Sticks
Lightly breaded with Italian breadcrumbs and served with marinara sauce.
10.00

Buccis Signature Garlic Toast
Fresh Italian bread with garlic butter and melted provolone cheese.
8.00

Sausage Stuffed Hot Peppers
Oven roasted with extra virgin olive oil, Italian sausage, and marinara sauce.
12.00

Bucci Combination Salad Bowl
Crisp greens, julienne salami, ham, cheese, tomato wedge, and egg.
13.00

Italian Wedding Soup
3.50 cup / 5.00 bowl

Pizza

Buccis house recipe pan pizza, freshly made pizza dough topped with your selection of toppings.

Toppings
Mushrooms, Onions, Green Peppers, Sausage, Black Olives, Mild Banana Peppers, Pepperoni, Anchovies Or Deluxe

Large Plain 12.75
additional toppings 2.00 / 1.20

Small Plain 8.75
additional toppings 1.50/ 1.20

House Specialties 

Chicken With Prosciutto
Sauteed chicken served with Italian prosciutto ham, Roma tomatoes and romano cream sauce.
23.00

Chicken Marsala
Pan sauteed chicken poached in marsala wine with mushrooms.
21.00

Veal Marsala
Medallions of veal scallopini with mushrooms and marsala wine
25.00

Boston Scrod Milanese
Broiled with fresh lemon butter, topped with seasoned Italian breadcrumbs.
21.00

Chicken Piccata
Chicken breast sauteed in light lemon white wine sauce with capers.
21.00

Veal Piccata
Pan sauteed chicken poached in marsala wine with mushrooms.
25.00

Chicken Parmesan
Breaded chicken cutlet, tomato sauce, and provolone cheese.
21.00

Veal Parmesan
Veal cutlet topped with tomato sauce and melted provolone cheese.
25

Eggplant Parmesan
Oven baked with mozzarella and Romano cheeses and marinara sauce.
20.00

Pastas

All pasta dishes are served with a house salad.

Buccis takes great pride in making all sauces on-site daily, using the freshest herbs and ingredients. 

Baked Lasagna
A Bucci classic, baked until golden brown
18.00

Manicotti
Pasta crepes filled with three kinds of cheese, topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
18.00

Spaghetti or Rigatoni 
Choice of meatballs, Italian sausage, meat sauce, or mushroom sauce.
16.00

Ravioli
Cheese or meat with homemade tomato sauce.
18.00

Spaghetti Bolognese
Rich meat sauce. 
18.00

Pasta Primavera
Bucci’s blush sauce with fresh spring vegetables and angel hair pasta.
18.00

Gnocchi
Homemade Italian potato dumplings served with tomato sauce.
18.00

Cavatelli
House specialty…handmade on premises, with tomato sauce
18.00

Linguini with Clam Sauce
Red or white clam sauce tossed with littleneck clam.
20.00

Fettuccine Alfredo
Classic romano-parmesan cream sauce.
18.00

Pasta Broccolini
Fresh broccoli, garlic, spices and crushed red pepper in an olive oil sauce, tossed with linguini.
18.00

Baked Rigatoni
Tossed in our homemade meat sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. 
18.00

(Blush, Alfredo, Aglio E Olio, Mushrooms & Meat Sauce available on side dishes for an additional charge.)

Kids Menu (12 and under please)

All items served with a beverage

Chicken fingers and Fries 8.00

Mozzarella Cheese Triangles 8.00

Spaghetti or Rigatoni with Meatball 8.00

Meat of Cheese Ravioli 8.00 

Cavatelli with tomato sauce 8.00

Gnocchi with tomato sauce 8.00 

Fettucini Alfredo 8.00