Italian food is comfort food for many of us. It warms our souls and stomachs, and tantalizes our taste buds. In Vincennes, Procopio’s Pizza and Pasta is the first choice for diners looking for Old World flavors in a comfortable setting.
Established in 2006, the family-owned business, run by Procopio Palazzolo and Kristen Maeder, is located in a renovated historic building on the corner of Second and Broadway streets in Vincennes’ downtown.
Procopio’s extensive menu includes all the traditional favorites — plus some exclusive selections. The Bruschetta is a fan favorite appetizer as are the Bosco Sticks, mozzarella-filled breadsticks garnished with garlic butter, parmesan and oregano. Popular entrees include the stuffed pizza and stuffed pastas. The Pasta Rosa, which blends alfredo and meat sauce with ham and mushrooms, is a Procopio’s specialty. Salads, sandwiches, desserts and a kids’ menu (creatively called Little Italy) round out the offerings.
Though Knox County residents are most familiar with Procopio’s, the local treasure is getting statewide recognition on two of Indiana Foodways Alliance’s “Indiana Culinary Trails”: “Za Pizza Trail” and “Cultural Cuisine Trail.”
The restaurant hosts a candlelight dinner for two on the first Saturday of every month featuring two entrees, two side salads, two pieces of homemade bread, two soft drinks and a dessert (the Tira Mi Su and cannoli are favorites). Thursday is Steak Night. Procopio’s can cater your next event – or host a get-together for a crowd in its party room. A full bar is available as well.
Procopio’s Pizza and Pasta
127 N. Second St., Vincennes, Indiana