Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

Coal-Oven Wine Bar Rocchino's & Azione Open in Old City

Coal-Oven Wine Bar Rocchino's & Azione Open in Old City

It took almost a year, but the dual-entranced space at Third and Chestnut that formerly housed twin resto-clubs Paradigm and Dolce has reopened, under new ownership and as entirely new concepts. Robert La Scala (LaScala’s) has installed a brick-oven in the open kitchen on the casual wine bar side, known as Rocchino’s, and set up a luxurious dining room for family-style eating in the connected room known as Azione.

Rocchino’s is warm and welcoming, with amber walls surrounding tables, banquettes and two seating counters – one by the wood-burning oven and one at the bar. A long wine list includes eight house wines, each $7.50 per glass or $17 by the carafe. Eight taps feature both local crafts and Italian brews like Peroni, the harder-to-find Moretti and higher-end selections from Birra del Borgo.

Chef Joe Nocella's food offerings include a variety of pizzas, hot from the fire ($12–$16), several hot and cold antipasti and larger pasta dishes (nothing on this side costs more than $16, in fact). On the other side, at Azione, a “family-style” menu is offered, with larger plates for sharing and per person prices that include the whole meal, side dishes, salads and all.

Happy hour at Rocchino’s goes down weekdays from 5–7 PM, when the Peroni and Moretti pours go for just $3 each. House wines are $4 and a cocktail of the day – like the Horse Car (see recipe below) – is $5. A pizza of choice will also be on offer for $6 (at least half-price). During Sunday games, enjoy the $3 Peroni and Morettis and $3 Bloody Marys, and a featured pie will be $10. Additionally, industry folks will want to swing by on Sunday and Monday evenings, when they’ll receive 20% their entire check by showing an in-the-biz paystub.

239 Chestnut St.; 215-238-6900
 
Cocktail Recipe: The Horse Car at Rocchino's
 
Fresh blueberries
Fresh thyme
¼ oz Simple syrup
2½ oz Tanqueray 10
 
Muddle first three ingredients well in rocks glass, add ice and fill with gin. Enjoy!
 
 
 
Photos by Danya Henninger
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party Returns, June 27

Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party Returns, June 27

On Thursday, June 27, prepare to hoist anchor for a three-hour tour of crazy proportions. We'll sail down the Delaware River in style with a three-hou...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 9, 2019
Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Best Bars for Outdoor Drinking in Philadelphia, 2019

Whether it's to enjoy the first warm breezes of spring or the unexpected sunshine of a crisp day in fall, Philadelphia is full of great places to drin...read more ›

by Drink Philly Apr 11, 2019
SPONSORED
Drink Philly's Guide to Philly Beer Week 2019, May 31 - June 9

Drink Philly's Guide to Philly Beer Week 2019, May 31 - June 9

Philly Beer Week is back from May 31 to June 9, and you won't want to miss out on any of the events this year. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 28, 2019
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse is Opening a Wine & Pizza Bar

Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse is Opening a Wine & Pizza Bar

Di Bruno Bros. Rittenhouse is opening Alimentari, a pizza and wine bar on the second floor of their space at 1730 Chesntut St....read more ›

by Drink Philly May 23, 2019
Philly's Best Happy Hours: Bluebird Distilling $9 Classic Cocktails & Discounted Drinks

Philly's Best Happy Hours: Bluebird Distilling $9 Classic Cocktails & Discounted Drinks

Bluebird Distilling, the local Phoenixville distillery with its own bar at Old City's upscale food hall The Bo...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 23, 2019
Philly Beer Week's Opening Tap Party Returns on Friday, May 31

Philly Beer Week's Opening Tap Party Returns on Friday, May 31

Philly Beer Week's signature opening party, Opening Tap, will return to kick off the 12th Annual Philly Beer Week on Friday, May 31 from 6:30 PM - 10:...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 15, 2019
Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

This time on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Kat Corbo of The Study, who recently won Speed Rack 2019....read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 15, 2019
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close