Antonio Roman Village

2017 Mark Your Calendar


The Rugiero Family welcomes you to join them for their 2017 Special Events
“Help us keep our promise for a better tomorrow”


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“Help us keep our promise for a better tomorrow”

The Rugiero Promise Foundation helps individuals, of all means; bringing hope and the promise of a better tomorrow. Please visit the Foundation website at


2017 Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit

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Antonio’s is proud to be a National Sponsor

DATE- every weekend
April 5th – April 30th

Come join us and celebrate the 13th Annual Italian Film Festival USA 

Again, this year Antonio’s is pleased to collaborate with the Detroit Italian Film Festival as a national Sponsor presenting  contemporary, award-winning Italian films.

For film dates and information, please visit the festival’s or call 248-930-6017.

All films are FREE and open to the general public.

Films are shown in Italian with English subtitles.

Wednesday, May 10th
9th Annual Italian Opera Day at
Antonio’s Cucina Italiana and Roman Village


Everyone that dines with us on Wednesday, May 10th at Antonio’s or Roman Village, a portion of proceeds from the day will be donated to the Michigan Opera Theater

Receive a 25% Discount Opera Voucher to purchase tickets for any opera performance of Cyrano – April 3rd THROUGH May 21st come to Antonio’s and Roman Village when you dine at Antonio’s or Roman Village.

Cyrano is skilled in both sword and pen but his enormous nose leaves him a swashbuckling lonely heart. Despite his devotion to the beautiful Roxane—or because of it—Cyrano guides a handsome rival to win her love. From the balcony scene to the battlefield to the convent, Cyano is one of the world’s enduring literary figures. This opera and music is the masterwork of Michigan Opera Theatre Founder and Artistic Director David DiChiera.

Music by David DiChiera         Libretto by Bernard Uzan         Conductor, Steven Mercurio

You are cordially invited

In respect to the accomplishments of Dr. David DiChiera as he retires from MOT, friends of the Rugiero Promise Foundation will attend the opera and host an Afterglow at the Detroit Opera House honoring our friend Dr. DiChiera on opening night May 13th. We invite all Antonio’s and Roman Village friends to purchase an opera ticket at the Detroit Opera House and join us for the opera performance of CYRANO followed by an Afterglow in the General Directors Lounge with Dr. DiChiera. Afterglow tickets are a minimum of a $20 donation for MOT.

for tickets contact 1-734-981-9800

The Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St, Detroit MI 48226

24th Annual Feast of  St. Antonio
Benefitting Capuchin Soup Kitchen


Tuesday, June 13th

Donate what you can and enjoy a free lunch buffet from 11am – 3pm, or order off the regular priced menu 11am to 10 pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.
(Antonio’s locations only)

“For consecutive years we at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen are pleased to join Mr. Rugiero and his family in a festive celebration of the Feast of his namesake, St. Anthony.
As Franciscan friars, we Capuchins take great delight in commemorating the life and work of a fellow Franciscan. We hope to see you at the Feast of St. Antonio’s in support of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.”

-Jerry Smith, OFM, Executive Director
Capuchin Soup Kitchen

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June 26th – July 2nd
(Canton location only)


Join us for Festa del Gelato and receive a FREE Gelato when you dine with us, lunch or dinner. (Dining room only)

Live entertainment on the veranda by PINO MARELLI

Hey, do you want to go to Antonio’s and get some gelato? I hear it’s the best!

Ferrari Fridayfarrari-sponsored

June 30th, 5-8 pm

Displaying Italy’s Finest Cars presented by Jeff Cauley. We welcome Ferrari owners to join us in displaying their vehicles this evening and enjoy a complimentary dinner. (Some exclusion apply)

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ribbonBreast Cancer Awareness Month

Month of October
Pizza boxes will be sporting pink.

So stop by any Antonio’s and $2 will be donated for every Large Pizza sold in the month of October. Benefiting “Breast Friends Forever” organization at St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System; taking care of underserved women who are in need of treatment.

In memory of Fernanda Santioni ~ Benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness.

Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus Day

Monday, October 9th

“In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue….” Order any entrée off the menu and pay $14.92 includes dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. (Dine-in only, tax and gratuity not included, some exclusions apply)

U of M

1817 – 2017

…and we are celebrating U-M’s 200th Anniversary with the

Charity Event of the Year!
7th Annual Rugiero Casino Royale


Saturday, October 28th
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn

Gaming, Strolling Supper, Dancing, Entertainment, Live & Silent Auctions, Prizes
and in celebration of U-M lots of great surprises 

Benefiting the Antonio Rugiero, Sr., Diabetes Research Fund
at the University of Michigan Diabetes Research Center.

“Major discoveries are going to come from the work that is done here.
Together, we can reach farther than any one of us alone could ever do.”
Peter Arvan, M.D., Ph.D.
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This will be a sellout year so order your tickets and sponsorship early
visit the event page at

Click below to view past years events:
2016 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011


Saluting our Veterans

Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th

We are honored to join with America to thank our military. All past and present U.S. military receive 50% off lunch or dinner at Antonio’s or Roman Village all day long. Beverages and gratuity are not included, proof of service is requested, (dine-in only).

A portion of proceeds from the day will support the Veterans Outreach Project of Southeast Michigan, the initiative to assist veterans who are “war wounded” often with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as they navigate the Justice System.

Santa9th Annual Lunch with Santa!

Make this your family’s holiday tradition!

This year Santa is visiting two Antonio’s locations! Two seating’s: 11:00 am and 1:00pm (Reservations Required– event is held one day only in each location)

Sunday, December 3rd (Canton)

Sunday, December 10th (Dearborn Heights)

We Deck the Halls for the occasion! This very popular event includes a delicious buffet lunch with healthy food choices plus Antonio’s specialties, fun crafts for all ages, picture with Santa and live Reindeer!

Reservations will be taken after November 1st by calling (734) 981-9805 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Seating is limited)

Tickets: $21 per person, children 3 and under $5.

Again this year, we are happy to support Sheriff Benny Napoleon and the Wayne County Good Fellows, delivering toys to children without a Christmas. We invite all of our Antonio’s family of friends to bring an unwrapped toy to any restaurant location from November 28- December 10th.

To view photos from Lunch with Santa click the years listed below:
2014 | 2013 | 2012

Rugiero Promise Foundation

Promise Foundation

“I made a vow that in gratitude for all of God’s blessings; our family would never stop working to help those less fortunate.  I am pleased to establish the Rugiero Promise Foundation in our endeavor to carry on this promise.”– Anthony Rugiero 

 “Promising a Better Future”

In 2011, when we established the Rugiero Promise Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit volunteer-only organization, it has been committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. The Foundation helps individuals, of all means; bringing hope and the promise of a better tomorrow. Since its inception, the Rugiero Promise Foundation is proud to recognize over $250,000 in contributions to the following charities:

  • Antonio Rugiero Diabetes Fund U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center
  • Capuchins Soup Kitchen
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
  • Earthquake Rescue Fund, Italy
  • Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan,
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
  • University of Detroit Mercy, Volterra, Italy Residential College
  • Wayne County Goodfellows
  • Merrill Palmer Skillman Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Towns of Italy
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Oakwood Hospital Foundation
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • ILICA (Italian Language Inter-cultural Alliance)
  • Joseph Hospital Cancer Center

Thank you to all the many individuals that have lent their support over the past years to help the Foundation give to charity.  We now have an active website

Please visit our website or email us for information: or

WE WELCOME your tax deductible donation.  To make memorial or honor gifts to the Rugiero Promise Foundation click here 

Keep In Touch With Il Volo!

Since the beginning when Anthony Rugiero introduced Il Volo to Detroit, the boys keep coming back for more!

“The Boys are Back” ~ March 16th, 2017 @ Fox Theater

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Make sure to keep up to date with the boys of Il Volo on their fan page!


Click below to view past years events:
2014 | 2013 | 2012

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