Rose Brutico Fazio opened Abbiocco with a passion for cooking and a collection of family recipes — some more than a century old.
She began welcoming diners to the eatery at 639 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit, in May 2016 and continues to serve Italian-American dishes such as Chicken Francaise, Homemade Eggplant Parmigiana and Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi. Abbiocco also has a pet-friendly patio and dog menu for its four-legged guests.
Chef’s Table recently chatted with Fazio about her love of cooking and how she shares it with her customers.
Q: What is the history of the restaurant?
A: Cooking to me is a passion. Cooking in my family is a way of life. Both of my grandfathers owned restaurants in Old Forge and Scranton, so I think it was my destiny. Growing up in an Italian family meant there was always something simmering on the stove any time of the day.