Local Business

Rockville restaurant has new look

By From page B5 | October 07, 2013

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.

What are you buzzing about? Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected]

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Chris RhodenOctober 07, 2013 - 9:26 am

    Tamer: The year you started there (1989), Ed Clanton (r.i.p) and I were eating in the dinning room when the big earthquake hit the Bay Area. We always ate there prior to teaching our night class at SCC. Continue doing great things at the Corner. Hope to eat there soon.

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  • Innovation InstituteOctober 07, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Great location and great food are a winning combination.

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  • Carolyn Higgins- Fortune Marketing CompanyOctober 07, 2013 - 11:46 am

    Wow, this is great news! I can't wait to check out the new place and try the food!

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