Judge Bars TV Chef DiSpirito from Restaurant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Tuesday barred TV chef Rocco DiSpirito from the site of his reality TV show “The Restaurant,” and told his financial backer he could walk away because the place was operating at a loss….

Lawyer Says Clients Want to Sell Rocco’s

NEW YORK - A lawyer for the financial backers of television chef Rocco DiSpirito said they want to sell the restaurant that was developed for his network television show and recoup the money they invested.

FINAL EPISODES OF NBC’S ‘THE RESTAURANT’ SLATED TO AIR MAY 29 AND JUNE 5

NEW YORK — May 24, 2004 — It’s the last chance to dine at NBC’s “The Restaurant” and to find out what happens to star chef Rocco DiSpirito and his famous eatery, “Rocco’s 22nd”. NBC will broadcast episodes 4&5 on Saturday, May 29 from 8pm-10pm ET and the series finale (episode 6) will air Saturday, […]

ROCCO DISPIRITO OF NBC’S ‘THE RESTAURANT’ COOKS THINGS UP ON NETWORK’S ‘DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ ON APRIL 26

BURBANK, Calif. -– April 7, 2004 –- Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity chef and star of NBC’s returning unscripted drama “The Restaurant” (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET, beginning April 19), will make a special appearance on NBC’s hit daytime drama, “Days of Our Lives” on Wednesday, April 28
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‘THE RESTAURANT’ AND STAR ROCCO DISPIRITO ARE BACK ON NBC’S MENU MONDAY, APRIL 19

NEW YORK — March 18, 2004 — Rock star Chef Rocco DiSpirito returns to NBC with six new hour-long episodes of “The Restaurant” beginning Monday, April 19
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Partners Sue Rocco, the TV Restaurateur

occo DiSpirito, the engaging chef of “The Restaurant” reality television show, is being sued by his restaurant partners, who claim he has failed to provide food and service of sufficient quality.
The restaurant, called Rocco’s 22nd Street, won national fame last summer when it became the setting for the reality television show, which focused on […]

Rocco, There’s A Fly In My Zuppa

AUGUST 11-Already saddled with whiny employees, lousy reviews, and comparisons to the Olive Garden, the New York eatery featured in NBC’s “The Restaurant” was slapped with six health code violations following an inspection last week, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Rocco’s, chef Rocco DiSpirito’s chaotic Italian-American joint, was cited on July 29 for the “evidence of […]

‘The Restaurant’ cooks up questions

If you’re hungry for Italian food, Rocco’s on 22nd - that’s in New York City not Amarillo - might be the place to go for a heapin’ helpin’ of chaos and meatballs.
After two episodes of NBC’s Sunday night romanceless-reality show

Reality TV meets Small Business

The Restaurant is a six-episode series, debuting July 20, that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the life and struggles of real life chef Rocco DiSpirito..
In a clever integration of reality meeting reality TV, the series is being sponsored in large part by American Express’ small business division..

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