Rao's Miami - Italian restaurant from Harlem lands in Florida


 Berk Communications, an award-winning, independent public relations firm, announced today that it has been retained by Rao's, the famed Italian restaurant originally opened in 1896. Berk will be primarily responsible for handling the brand's expansion into the Miami market.

Rao's is a culinary national treasure. Widely acclaimed for its authentic, southern Neapolitan Italian cooking and its home-style family ambiance. 

"When we embarked on an agency search, it was essential that we found a partner that understood our dedication to quality, heritage and most importantly family, as we get ready to open in the Miami market," said Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Ron Straci, co-owners of Rao's. "Berk Communications is committed to telling our story, and we're excited to have them join our team."

Rao's opened 127 years ago in Harlem, New York and is celebrated as one of the oldest family owned and operated restaurants running in the country. Staying true to original family recipes and dedicated to honoring the restaurant's legacy, Rao's co-owners Frank Pellegrino Jr. and Ron Straci maintain a menu that pairs generations of authenticity and love with freshness and flavor. The restaurant currently has a location in Los Angeles and will expand into the Miami market in the back half of 2023.

"Rao's is a one-of-a-kind restaurant offering delicious food, meaningful history, passion and outstanding ambiance," said Ron Berkowitz, Founder & CEO of Berk Communications. "We can't wait to collaborate with this amazing team and bring this iconic brand to Miami."

Led by Berkowitz and Executive Vice President Marisa Carstens, Berk's efforts will be focused on launching Rao's in the Miami market adjacent to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. The agency will handle local and national media relations, event planning, partnerships, and social media management. Berk previously worked with Rao's to support pop-up experiences at major events like the Superbowl.

Berk Communications is a two-time finalist for PRWeek US Awards' Outstanding Small Agency and has routinely been named a top-ranked PR firm across several categories including sports, fashion and lifestyle, food & beverage, travel & economic development.

Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant Introduces Exciting Daily Specials for 2023

  Get ready to indulge your taste buds with the incredible daily specials now offered at Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant! We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new menu items for 2023 that are guaranteed to tantalize your senses.
If you're in search of the ultimate Italian dining experience, look no further than Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant. Situated in the heart of Times Square, our 140-seat establishment is the ideal destination for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Escape the hustle and bustle of 46th Street and immerse yourself in a delightful culinary journey while dining with your loved ones. Who knows, you might even have the chance to meet Chazz Palminteri himself!

According to Jack Sinanaj, owner and executive chef at Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant, the true stars of our establishment are the homemade pastas and seafood dishes. We are ecstatic to introduce our new daily specials, which feature unique dishes not found on our regular menu. Begin your culinary adventure with our Asparagus Milanese - lightly breaded, pan-seared jumbo asparagus served with baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, red onion, roasted peppers, and a creamy vinaigrette dressing finished with gorgonzola cheese. Alternatively, try our Wild Mushroom Salad - a delightful combination of mixed mushrooms sautéed with pancetta, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach, dressed in a red vinaigrette and topped with blue cheese crumble. For seafood lovers, our Cajen Scallops are a must-try, featuring pan-crusted scallops complemented by a saffron Dijon mustard sauce. And if you're in the mood for something hearty, our Short Ribs will surpass your expectations!

At Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant, our aim is to offer the best of Italian cuisine in a modern and inviting atmosphere. With a selection of over 250 wines, including Italian whites, classic Chiantis, still or sparkling roses, and single malt scotches, we provide the perfect beverage pairing for your meal. Our dishes are meticulously crafted using authentic ingredients and techniques, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience. Our knowledgeable maître d' will be delighted to assist you in finding the ideal wine to accompany your meal.

For those seeking a more private dining experience, we also offer private dining options, making Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant the perfect venue for business dinners or special occasions. Whether you're looking to enjoy a romantic dinner for two or embark on a celebrity-spotting adventure, our restaurant is the ideal destination.
Come and join us at Chazz Palminteri Italian Restaurant, where we invite you to savor our delectable dishes, extensive wine selection, and warm ambiance. Experience the best of Italian cuisine in the heart of Times Square.

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