ROCKVILLE — Rockville Bar & Grill has a new executive chef, new menu, new decor and a new name.
A banner on the front of the building proclaims “Salvio at the Rock.”
Salvio is Salvio Defuria. He previously operated Salvio’s Italian Kitchen on Parker Road near Travis Air Force Base and has moved to the Suisun Valley restaurant at Rockville Corner.
No longer is the Rockville restaurant a steak, seafood and burger place.
“All Italian. Traditional Italian.” That’s how owner Tamer Totah describes the new incarnation of the restaurant.
The Rockville Bar & Grill closed Aug. 20. Salvio at the Rock opened Sept. 16.
“We remodeled the bar and dining area,” Totah said. “Put in a new bar, new back bar, new shelving, new lighting, paint.”
Totah sees the restaurant as returning to its roots, in a sense. He said the Muratori family during the 1940s and 1950s operated an Italian eatery in the building. Totah decided the greater Fairfield area has a need for a good Italian restaurant.
One thing remains the same at the Rockville restaurant. Totah began working there in 1989 at age 19, when his father and uncle opened the Rockville Bar & Grill. He bought the business in the mid-1990s.
Salvio at the Rock is located at 4163 Suisun Valley Road. To reach the restaurant, call 864-4325.