When asked what he loves about his job, Chuck Pozzo didn’t hesitate: “The people.”
At Rich & Charlie’s Italian Restaurant, owned by Pozzo and brother-in-law Dominic Puleo, people are everything. From customers who have been dining there since childhood, to staff members who have been there for 30 to 40 years, and the relatives that started it all in 1967, it’s all about the people.
“It’s more like a family,” Pozzo said. “That’s the way I like it.”
“My mother and father used to make all the cannelloni, manicotti, and both toasted and regular ravioli. It’s in my blood.”
The family atmosphere extends to the restaurant, the food and the prices. In honor of Rich & Charlie’s 50th anniversary, customers can order pasta that was available on the original 1967 menu, the famous house salad and a cannoli for $19.67.
“Come join us in the newly remodeled dining room at the Woods Mill location,” said Pozzo.
Though customer tastes have changed over the years and some lighter fares have been added, most of the menu items remain the same. The Famous Rich & Charlie’s Salad [dressing is sold in-house, as well as Dierberg’s, Schnucks, other grocery stores and online] is still a fan favorite, as is their bestselling Pasta Con Broccoli. Monday nights feature all-you-can-eat pasta, plus salad and garlic bread. Sunday through Thursday features Taste of Italy, which offers garlic bread, salad and pasta.
Rich & Charlie’s has four locations [Woods Mill, the neighboring Woods Mill Pizza, Crestwood and South County] with dine-in, carry-out and catering.
Come celebrate 50 great years with Rich & Charlie’s. Welcome to the family!
1081 S. Woods Mill Road • Town & Country