About Rafele Rye


Lead Staff

Raffaele Ronca
Executive Chef & Co-Owner

Christian Savaglia


AT Rafele rye, we consider ourselves a “framily.”

For years we traveled by car, train and subway to the West Village of New York City, to savor the fresh Neapolitan fare of Executive Chef Raffaele Ronca. Then one day we considered, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where we could enjoy his delicious cuisine closer to home?”

We further pondered, “wouldn't it be wonderful to share Chef Raffaele’s house specialties with Westchester County - the arancini, carciofi, homemade pastas and of course, the famous prized cheesecake - listed among the best in the country by Food & Wine Magazine?”

After two years of searching to find the perfect location, 26 Purchase Street presented itself, and we knew we had found Rafele Rye’s new home. Our spacious layout provides a warm backdrop for any occasion and includes an inviting private room with endless possibilities for celebration. Please visit the “Private Dining” photo gallery to see the lovely room for yourself.

We look forward to serving your culinary experience with great delight.

Welcome to the framily.  

Recent Press:

Review:Westchester Magazine
The Equation of Expectation at Rafele Rye

It’s All About the Food …
Feature - Myhomebronxville.com

A New Italian Restaurant Opens in Rye
Feature - Lohud / USA Today

A New Italian Restaurant in New York
Feature - All About Italy

Chef Raffaele Ronca Opens Rye
Downtown Magazine

Chef Raffaele on Brindiamo!-NYC