04/23/15 10:00am
04/23/2015 10:00 AM
Michelangelo's manager Felipe Rodriguez's wife, Sofia, their son, Felipe, 5, and their daughter, Valentina, 3, attended a Tuesday evening fundraiser benefiting Mr. Rodriguez, who has a rare form of lymphoma. (Credit: Rachel Young)

Michelangelo’s manager Felipe Rodriguez’s wife, Sofia, their son, Felipe, 5, and their daughter, Valentina, 3, attended a Tuesday evening fundraiser benefiting Mr. Rodriguez, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma. (Credit: Rachel Young)

More than $10,000 was raised during a fundraiser at Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck Tuesday evening for the restaurant’s manager, Felipe Rodriguez of Wantagh, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma and is now unable to work. An additional $9,000 has been raised in an online fundraiser.

“I support my crew,” said Michelangelo’s owner Frank DiStefano, who added that a total of $10,400 was raised through ticket sales and donations from local organizations. “If someone’s down, we want to help.”  (more…)

04/19/15 8:00am
04/19/2015 8:00 AM
A fundraiser to benefit Michelangelo's Pizzeria manager Felipe Rodriguez, who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer, will be held Tuesday, April 21. (Credit: Rachel Young)

A fundraiser to benefit Michelangelo’s Pizzeria manager Felipe Rodriguez, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, will be held Tuesday, April 21. (Credit: Rachel Young)

If you’ve ever stopped by Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck for a soda and a slice, chances are good you’ve seen Felipe Rodriguez, the restaurant’s smiling, suit-wearing manager. (more…)

02/04/14 6:12pm
02/04/2014 6:12 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Server Rebekah Desimone behind the counter at Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck Feb. 4.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Server Rebekah DeSimone behind the counter at Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck Feb. 4.

Southold native Rebekah DeSimone has worked the counter at Michelangelo’s Pizzeria in Mattituck for the past five years, cheerfully serving up slices to the North Fork’s hungry denizens. (more…)