Ivana Trump’s Other Ex-Husband Hopes to Become Famous for His Pizza
Rossano Rubicondi plans to open Rossano to Go in West Palm Beach with pizzas inspired by his ex-wife and President Trump.
Rossano Rubicondi earned some reality TV notoriety as the boy-toy contestant who won Ivana Trump’s love in “Ivana Young Man.” Here, he’s shown with a fire truck that he retrofitted for his new pizzeria, Rossano to Go.
Rossano Rubicondi has connections all the way to the Oval Office, but will his pizza become as famous as his ex-wife—and her other really, really famous ex-husband?
Rubicondi, who was briefly married to Ivana Trump, plans to soon open Rossano to Go in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the hype has already begun, according to the Palm Beach Post. The concept, which will include salads, juices and tonic shots along with wood-fired pizza, has been featured on CNN and in Food & Wine Magazine, to name a few media outlets.
Rubicondi even hired a pizza maker straight from Naples for the pizzeria, which is expected to open in two or three months. And Rubicondi won’t likely shy away from the celebrity aura that’s attached to his former wife and her extended family. “I think there will be a White House pizza, with white truffles on it,” he told the Palm Beach Post. “Maybe I will name one for Ivana. I think I’m going to dedicate the one with caviar on top to Ivana.”
Ivana Trump was long divorced from Donald Trump when she met Rubicondi on a reality TV special called Ivana Young Man. They married in 2008 at President Trump’s favorite weekend getaway, the Mar-a-Lago, in a ceremony themed after “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Donald Trump hosted and attended the wedding, which was officiated by his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry. According to CNN, Rubicondi says he considers himself a part of the extended Trump family, still speaks with the president on occasion and gets together with Ivana “when we can.”
Rossano to Go sounds like a carryout shop, but it will be a full-service restaurant with a food truck for local festivals and events, indoor/outdoor seating and a Sunday brunch. Asked if he would deliver pies to Mar-a-Lago, Rubicondi said, “Even better, I can take the fire truck over there.”