Rocco's is a fantastic authentic Chicago style pizzeria in Tucson. If you are craving some Windy City style dish deep dish, this is the place to go. Unbeknownst to some who did not grow up in the area, Chicago is also known for their amazing super thin crust pizza! Fortunately, Rocco's thin crust is just as fantastic as the deep dish!
Rocco's is one of the better pizza places in Tucson. As a long time Chicago resident, I prefer super thin crust pizza cut into squares - the true Chicago pizza - over the more popular deep dish. I have to say the pizza here is pretty good, not as spectacular as anything you would find on the Southside of Chicago, but pretty good for Tucson.
Rocco's makes everything fresh on-site and uses only quality ingredients. Pricing is a bit on the high side, but the pizza is so much better than your typical chain. They do offer a number of affordably priced lunch specials.
A variety of specialty pizzas are available or you can customize your own. Classic cheese is the way to go in my opinion. Both deep dish and stuffed crust are available. They also offer a gluten-free crust for the same price, although the pizza is much smaller.
If you are in the mood for pasta, there are number of selections, although you cannot go wrong with classic marinara and the sauce here is just perfect.
The appetizer selection is pretty great with lots of greasy fried foods on the lineup. You really cannot go wrong with toasted ravioli and garlic bread. Also be sure to try out their Caesar salad featuring homemade dressing.
Service is pretty slow and the wait for the food can be forever on busy weekends, although it's well worth the wait in the end!
Rocco's is a pretty small place with limited indoor seating. It's more of a pick up pizza place, however, if you are driving quite a distance, you'll probably want to eat here. The limited decor they have consists of Chicago style memorabilia, with the brick walls adding a nice touch. The vibe here is very casual, so do not come in expecting anything fancy, just classic Chicago style pizza.
They do have a nice outdoor patio which is perfect during Tucson's cooler season.
Give Rocco's a chance if you happen to be visiting Tucson and craving quality Chicago style pizza. Rocco's does not disappoint with its' delicious authentic Italian fare and old-school Chicago ambiance.