Welcome to Rocco’s house.
Located at the heart of the cultural and culinary explosion that is Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, R House is one of the pioneer restaurant venues that put Wynwood on the map as a national destination. Launched by executive chef/owner, Rocco Carulli, and his director of operations/husband, Owen Bale, in January 2014, the venue’s concept evolved from Chef Rocco’s vision of a place to enjoy food, art, and music all under one roof.
With decades of experience cooking and running restaurants from Provincetown, Massachusetts to San Francisco, and hosting dinner parties on his days off, opening a restaurant was a natural fit for Rocco. He was drawn to the vibrancy, diversity and youth of Wynwood, and was excited to stake a claim in such an emerging community. In January 2014, Rocco opened “Rocco’s House” in a grand space on the corner of 28th street and NW 2nd avenue. With a floating art gallery curated by White Porch Gallery, and a sprawling outdoor patio, this dynamic space welcomed a very enthusiastic clientele.
Drawing on his Italian-American heritage along with his extensive work in kitchens across the country, Chef Rocco offers a diverse menu filled with a unique selection of both rustic Italian dishes, and farm-to-table American small and large plates. At the bar, a chef-driven infusion program pays homage to seasonal infusions. Signature cocktails are inspired vodkas, bourbons, and other liquors infused with tropical fruits, fresh herbs, and spices. The wine list—curated by Chef Rocco himself — favors small vineyards and a balance of New and Old World labels.
Now a neighborhood mainstay, R House attracts foodies, hipsters, and everything in between. Rocco is there nightly serving exceptional chef-driven dishes, and the party doesn’t stop after dinner is finished. With live djs and themed parties, there is something happening every night at R House - and every Sunday R House is the home of the “Best Drag Brunch in Town.”
R House accolades of note include receiving awards for Best Wynwood Restaurant 2014 (Miami New Times), Best Margarita In Miami 2015 (Miami New Times), Miami’s Best Boutique Restaurant (Johnson & Wales University Zest Awards) and being appointed Wynwood Culinary Captain at South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2016, 2017 and 2018.