Modern World Eatery
Old World Tradition

Vincenzo Pugliese opened the first La Rosa Chicken & Grill in 1994.

A single restaurant that has grown today, into a food chain for the most discriminating of taste, authenticity & value.



"I, Vincenzo Pugliese am the Founder & President of La Rosa Chicken & Grill. In Italy, the pleasure of eating has always been central to the pleasure of living. This was just one of the many values my father Giovanni instilled in me growing up. At the young age of 16, my father came to America with hope, little money, but enough determination to conquer his dream.

He began working as a long shore man in NYC; and having good intuition he was afforded the opportunity to open a pizza restaurant . Four years later at the age of 20, my father began opening a series of food outlets in malls, which gradually formed a company. With time and perseverance, my father began diversifying and I had the rare opportunity to learn and grow with him.

From the age of 11, I was travelling to various restaurants which enabled me to experience different work methods and techniques. This undoubtedly gave me the tools and knowledge one can only gain from hands on experience. It has been my vision to introduce a restaurant that would conform to today’s generation. The concept included a casual friendly and lively atmosphere that offered old world recipes and fresh ingredients."