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 1972 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


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)

Laura Bucci-Mahakian

Hours of Operation

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


Appetizers, Soups and Salads

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italian Wedding Soup
3.50 cup / 5.00 bowl


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

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

Veal Marsala
Medallions of veal scallopini with mushrooms and marsala wine

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Cheese or meat with homemade tomato sauce.

Spaghetti Bolognese
Rich meat sauce. 

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

Homemade Italian potato dumplings served with tomato sauce.

House specialty…handmade on premises, with tomato sauce

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

Fettuccine Alfredo
Classic romano-parmesan cream sauce.

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

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

(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





To find Bucci’s Brick Oven pizzas, you have to head into Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Every other Buccis restaurant touts its own reputation and style.In Rocky River it offers steak and seafood and at the JBella location, fine dining and event catering is Buccis style, but in Middleburg Heights you have an authentic, homestyle wood-burning oven that creates pizzas worth multiple trips back. The menu hosts two classic pizzas; the Bianca and the Margherita. The Bianca is nothing more than the delicious ingredients of extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and mozzarella cheese, while the Margherita adds fresh sauce to mozzarella cheese and basil. After that, the pizza menu is up to you. Add your toppings from the gourmet section and pick from artichoke hearts, feta cheese or prosciutto ham. Or go for classic toppings like pepperoni, bell peppers or mushrooms.

When guests come to the Brick Oven, we want them to feel like they are entering our home, becoming our friends, and sharing in our family traditions. We are so proud of our recipes, passed down from generation to generation. This Bucci Family restaurant has a wood burning brick oven that lends an old-world authenticity to our Italian cuisine. we keep our atmosphere warm and cozy, our portions hearty, and our staff friendly. we invite you to join us in celebrating life, family, and friends, and to share in our traditions or to make some of your own.

Our menu features pasta, pizza, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches, and much more. Personalized on or off premise catering available, Please contact us for the possibilities.

Bucci’sBrick Oven
13373 Smith Rd
Middleburg Hts., OH 44130


Jennifer Gentile

Hours of Operation

Mon: closed
Tues-Thurs: 4:00pm – 9:00pm


Fri-Sat: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Sun: 4:00pm – 8:00pm




Bucci’s Wings
Mild or hot wings with Bleu Cheese and celery 10

Stuffed Hot Peppers
Banana peppers stuffed with Italian sausage, brick oven roasted, served with Bucci’s tomato sauce 9

Crispy Calamari
Fresh calamari, lightly floured and served crispy with marinara 10

Louie’s Meatballs
Tomato sauce and garlic bread 7

Mozzarella Fritta
Hand breaded mozzarella served with our famous marinara sauce 5.5

Chicken Tenders
Hand breaded and served with mustard-mayo dipping sauce 8.5

Garlic Toast
Fresh baked Italian bread toasted with fresh garlic & melted provolone 5.5

Entree Salads

Mediterranean Salad
Grilled chicken, feta cheese, tri-colored peppers, kalamata olives, tomatoes and artichoke hearts 12

Strawberry Salad
Mixed greens, candied pecans, strawberries, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, goat cheese, celery seed dressing 10

Over mixed greens with roasted pecans, red onion, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes and croutons 14.5

Traditional Caeser
Romaine lettuce, house made dressing, parmesan cheese and garlic croutons 8

Buffalo Chicken Salad
Sweet & spicy chicken tenders on a bed of greens, tossed in bleu cheese dressing with tomatoes and hot pepper jack cheese 12

Add to any salad:
Grilled Chicken 4
Salmon 7

Wood Fired Pizza


Pepperoni, Ham, Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Onions, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Mushrooms, Black Olives, Fresh Tomato, Anchovies, Banana Peppers

Margherita (Red)
Fresh tomato sauce with mozzarella cheese

Gourmet Toppings
Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, Feta Cheese, Gorgonzola, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, Portobello, Mushrooms, Proscuitto Ham, Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Extra virgin olive oil with fresh herbs and mozzarella cheese


Bucci Burger
Ground sirloin, toasted roll, sliced tomato, red onion, lettuce and pickle 9.5
add cheese 10.50

Meatball Sub
homemade meatballs with melted provolone served on toasted hoagie 9.5

Grilled Chicken Club
Grilled chicken, applewood bacon, provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato on a toasted roll 9.5

Chicken Parmesan
Breaded chicken breast with tomato sauce and provolone cheese on a toasted roll 9.5


Cheese or meat, or a combination of both, in tomato sauce 14.5

Bucci family recipe, baked and served bubbly hot 16

Shrimp & Angel Hair
Sauteed Gulf Shrimp in a lobster Alfredo sauce over angel hair pasta 18.5

Rosanne’s Cavatelli
Iron chef famous pasta dumplings, in tomato sauce 15.5

Meatballs, sausage or meat sauce 14.5

Chicken Pomodoro
Fresh tomato sauce with basil and olive oil, tossed with angel hair pasta and grilled chicken 15.5

Chicken Broccolini
Crispy chicken with broccoli and a light romano cream sauce served over linguini 18

Baked Ziti Bolognaise
Tossed in our homemade meat sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and baked 16

Legendary Parmesans
Classic Italian dish with tomato sauce and melted provolone served with pasta.
Veal 19.5 | Chicken 17.5 | Eggplant 16.5


House Specialties

Pork Chop Milanese
Twin bone-in pork chops, pounded thin, Italian breaded, topped with tomato-mozzarella caprese, with side of pasta 18

Chicken Marsala
Sauteed breasts of chicken with mushrooms, in marsala wine sauce, served over angel hair pasta 17.5

Pan Seared Salmon
Filet cut of fresh salmon served with lemon burre blanc and fresh vegetables 18

Baked Cod Milanese
Baked in a fresh lemon butter and seasoned with Italian bread crumbs, served with fresh vegetables 17

Chicken Piccata
Sauteed chicken breasts, white wine, scallions and butter over angel hair pasta 17

Chicken Prosciutto
Lightly breaded and topped with Italian ham, tomatoes and light romano cream sauce over angel hair pasta 17.5