Rodizio Grill Gears Up to Open Its First Location in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Rodizio Grill Gears Up to Open Its First Location in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Rodizio Grill, America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse, is set to open its first location in Pennsylvania on May 8th, 2013. This popular Brazilian destination restaurant promises guests authentic Brazilian cuisine along with endless perfectly seasoned grilled meats carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos.

“The excitement that we have felt from the community of Allentown has been amazing,” stated David Knighton, Rodizio Grill’s VP of Development. “We are confident that Rodizio Grill will be a huge success in the community.”

Rodizio Grill is America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse, originating in Colorado in 1995. Founder Ivan Utrera brought this popular Brazilian concept, along with cherished family recipes, from his hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. Today, Rodizio Grill is a beloved and bustling restaurant that has won many prestigious Best of State awards in the Mountain West where it has prominently operated for the past 17 years.

Rodizio Grill’s menu features three-foot meat skewers, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Unlimited appetizers, over 30 gourmet salads and a wide variety of homemade desserts make for an unforgettable dining experience. Guests can indulge in Brazilian favorites like Pao de Queijo (Cheese Bread), Couve (Sautéed Collard Greens and Bacon), Picanha (Top Sirloin) and Pudim de Leite, a delicious creamy Brazilian Caramel Flan, just to name a few. Everything at Rodizio Grill is made fresh every day, adding to the authenticity of the establishment.

Rodizio Grill Allentown will be locally owned and operated by Kevin O’Leary and Charlie La Rosa. Both are experienced restaurant owners and have chosen Rodizio Grill as their next venture.

“Rodizio Grill is a fun and unique concept,” stated O’Leary. “We are excited to bring a little bit of the Brazilian culture to the community of Lehigh Valley and we are overwhelmed with the excitement that has been felt as we’re getting closer to the grand opening.”

Rodizio Grill Allentown will be located on 2805 Leigh Street in Lehigh Valley with a projected opening date of May 8th, 2013. For more information, guests can visit

Rodizio Grill is the first authentic Brazilian style steakhouse in the U.S. It was established in 1995. Its all-inclusive menu offers unlimited appetizers, over 30 gourmet salads, and over 15 rotisserie grilled meats and grilled items, served tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. More information can be found by calling 801-567-0500 or visiting