“To be voted Best Of is a HUGE accomplishment. We love what we do and take pride in our recipes and food. We work hard and focus our energies on providing amazing Italian cuisine and service. At the end of the day … Mission accomplished,” said owner Natalie Victoria.
In the summer of 1993, Natalie was an unemployed college student, laboring at a factory job. She knew nothing of the restaurant business, but she knew that anything would be better than a hot, sweaty factory. Fast-forward to June 1997, and Victoria’s Italian Restaurant is born.
“It’s been 21 years and we are still going strong. I am thankful every day for my hard-working husband, my father’s invaluable guidance, direction ( and checkbook) and for my brother and sister-in-law’s gracious help. The sacrifices were the cornerstone to our success…and I would do it all over,” expressed Natalie Victoria.
Owners Sid and Natalie Victoria; along with Sam and Maria Servin, oversee operations; and the recipes have been in the family for over 30 years.
Making regular appearances on the food-starters list are the Mechi’s Chicken dinner, the Mediterranean Salad, and the very popular Blackened Salmon with Mango Salsa. The dessert menu showcases the unprecedented Salted Caramel Almond Cheesecake.
Located at 7 1st Avenue SW in Rochester.
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By Pat Garry