Besides sexiness, Rocco is best known for his short-lived reality tv show, The Restaurant, in which he ran around experiencing creative differences with just about anyone who crossed his path (except for his Mama, Nicolina, who makes awesome meatballs). Rocco then moved to radio, where he hosted a pretty popular talk show for a year. His contract wasn't renewed, however, due to (you guessed it!) creative differences with the show's producers.
Say what you will about him, I think he's great. If you've ever eaten at Union Pacific, the Gramercy Park restaurant he helmed for several years (until he left over what I can only assume were creative differences), you'll appreciate his brilliant take on Italian-American cuisine. Also, I kinda have a soft-spot for feisty NY boys who love their Mamas...
Rocco, who has been bopping around making guest appearances on assorted food-related reality shows has recently landed a gig as the Bertolli
My plan is to get him to sign a bottle of Bertolli olive oil for me... At the very least, I'm going to try and touch the hem of his Bertolli logo polo shirt.
I'll be sure to provide you all with a full report... (and maybe pictures!!)