What Are 'Riggies'? Find Out at the Savoy Restaurant in Rome, New York

Riggies are a local culinary treat in the Rome, New York area.  Rome is located in Oneida County in the heart of New York State where vacationers have been enjoying themselves for more than 100 years. The Savoy is a local favorite but many patrons travel out of their way to savored riggies at the Savoy Restaurant where they have been serving great food for more than 100 years. Chicken Riggies is a luscious blend of peppers, mushrooms, and onions tossed in a spicy, creamy tomato and cheese sauce.  Accompany it with another local specialty – Rome Greens, a great mix of escarole, prosciutto, garlic, cherry pepper, topped with bread crumbs and Romano cheese. 


The popular restaurant was established in 1908 by the Destito Family and continues to be a family enterprise based on the simple principle “take care of you customers and they will come back.” Check out their walls of fame that include family, famous musicians, and writers including the one that pays homage to a frequent guest – Alex Haley who loved to dine and write when he made his frequent visits. As they like to say, “The Savoy is where everyone feels at home.” During the summer enjoy music on the patio nights.  Can’t stay to eat.  Not to worry. They have a great take out menu that includes some of their specialties – Tuscan chicken sandwich, Mama’s Meatballs, and homemade manicotti.

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