One Night Only: Palazzo 53 Comes to Waverly

June 19th, 2015 9:19 am

First Posted: 2/6/2014

Waverly Elementary School has presented a pasta dinner for many years, but never before have they had professional chefs in the kitchen, donating their time, fresh ingredients and expertise.

Chris and Beth Barcia, owners of the highly-acclaimed Italian restaurant Palazzo 53, are also Waverly parents. When they heard about the fundraiser, they graciously offered up their services for the night.

The Barcia’s menu for Pasta Night in Waverly:

• Caesar Salad- Palazzo’s homemade dressing with fresh grated parmesan cheese and croutons

• Penne with Marinara- Plum tomato basil sauce with garlic and olive oil

• Meatballs- Homemade and pan fried

• Beverages and desserts are included- Desserts are being created by two talented Waverly mothers whose baking skills are in high demand in the community.

Zita Percsi and Carie Hildebrand will offer a plethora of Italian-themed delights including decorative cakes and cupcakes reminiscent of the famous Cake Boss.

The dinner will be held from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at Waverly Elementary School, 103 Waverly Road. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children and are available for either sit down service (where diners will be served by members of the fourth grade) or take-out.

Palazzo 53 is located at 53 S. Main St. in Pittston. It’s known as a very special place for fine, fresh Italian food prepared with seasonal ingredients.

They’re open Tuesday through Saturday at 5 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 570-299-7571. “Like” them on Facebook or visit them at

Reservations for the Waverly Pasta Dinner are required and can be made by emailing the Pasta Night committee at or calling 570-430-0373. With a reservation, payment can be made at the door. Cash or checks payable to the Waverly PTA will be accepted.