Monday, January 14, 2013
Abington’s newest restaurant is an old favorite.
A yellow sign has been hanging outside of the former bank at the corner of Easton and Bradfield roads for quite a long time: “Coming soon. Riviera D’Italia.” Well, that sign can be taken down, as the well-established Riviera made the move across the street to its new location, opening yesterday at noon. Owners Sal and Brigid Sparacio were more than busy yesterday — there was a constant flow of people coming in and out of the restaurant. It’s something of a new experience for both of them; the new, larger restaurant brings a lot of change. “A lot of things here are new for us,” Brigid Sparacio said while sitting at one of the restaurant’s tables in the main dining room. “We were open at our old location all day yesterday, so at the end of…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Riviera d’Italia Pizza in Roslyn donates to the Greater Glenside Patriotic Association.
Once again, Riviera d’Italia Pizza in Roslyn will help defray the cost of the July 4 parade in Glenside. For every medium or large pizza Riviera sells in June, the restaurant will donate $1 to the Greater Glenside Patriotic Association. Owner Brigid Sparacio, who owns the restaurant along with her husband Sal, said last year that GGPA board member Jon Fox approached them about donating to the parade; the restaurant had held a similar fundraiser for the Roslyn Fire Co. “I guess since we did it last year, [Jon Fox] came back this year and asked if we’d be interested,” Brigid Sparacio said with a laugh. Last year, Riviera sold 1,500 pizzas in June. “Last year we had lots of people that came from Glenside and they said, ‘Oh! We saw that you…
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Riviera donates to the Greater Glenside Patriotic Association.
Riviera Pizza in Roslyn will donate $1 to the Greater Glenside Patriotic Association (GGPA) every time it sells a medium or large pizza during the month of June. The donations will help with the cost of the Glenside Fourth of July Parade. It’s not the first time the restaurant has donated either money or pizza. In fact, GGPA board member Jon Fox approached the restaurant’s owner, Sal Sparacio, about the fundraiser after he heard that the restaurant had done a similar fundraiser for the Roslyn Fire Co. Sparacio, from Sicily, has owned Riviera since 1989. While sitting at a table toward the rear of his restaurant, he said he really doesn’t know why he donates to charities and local organizations. His wife, Brigid, interjected. “That’s just …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Pizza purchases turn into safety equipment for the Roslyn Fire Co.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
In February, Riviera Pizza in Roslyn donated $1 from every pizza it sold to the Roslyn Fire Co.—and the Roslyn VFW matched the donation. Check out last month's story here. On March 2, representatives from Riviera Pizza and the Roslyn VFW each presented checks to the Roslyn Fire Co. for $1,000. The $2,000 will be used to purchase safety equipment for the volunteer fire fighters.