Naples Rib Company, the go-to spot for Pig Packs and more to go or to eat there, will celebrate its 35th anniversary in November - and the celebration will be a real party for 35 local and national charities.
Dave Ursini, co-owner of Naples Rib Company, said that from Nov. 1 to Nov. 20, the restaurant will donate 20 percent of all dine-in and take-out sales to charities. The family's other restaurant, Newport Rib Company in Costa Mesa, will participate as well... READ MORE
Cheers! Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 One of the few drawbacks to living here in Southern California is that there just aren't that many high quality barbecue restaurants around. Once in a great while, I find myself wanting to trade all of the fringe benefits of living here for being around a barbecue mecca like Memphis TN, Kansas City MO or Austin TX. I obviously come to my senses in rather short order, but the fact that I have that thought at all just goes to show how tempting well-made barbecue can be... READ MORE
Ursini Family: Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
Karen and Fran Ursini and Family were given the lifetime achievement award for Community Giving on May 17, 2018 by the South Coast Metro Alliance and Costa Mesa Chamber at the Costa Mesa Mayors Dinner. This video was played at the event.
OC Business Journal Monday, May 21, 2018 Family-owned food enterprises naturally have a special something in their recipes. Many people go into entrepreneurship from a proactive pursuit of interests or opportunites, or simply what looked good in the college catalog. But fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and grandparents get involved in family owned efforts in reverse. They're more likely drawn by something in the blood, desires not quite explainable, and what ultimately seems inevitable... READ MORE
Naples Rib Company Voted Best Bar-B-Que in the Long Beach Press-Telegram Readers Choice Awards
LONG BEACH, CA - Family-owned and operated Naples Rib Company, a community-focused barbeque and catering restaurant is proud to support Food Finders during September's Hunger Action Month. Throughout the month of September, a portion of the sales from certain items will be donated directly to Food Finders. In addition, guests are invited to bring in canned food that will also be donated to the food bank. The program runs September 1-30th.
COSTA MESA, CA - Family-owned and operated Newport Rib Company, a community-focused barbeque and catering restaurant is proud to support Second Harvest Food Bank during September's Hunger Action Month. Throughout the month of September, a portion of the sales from certain items will be donated directly to Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition, guests are invited to bring in canned food that will also be donated to the food bank. The program runs September 1-30th.
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From Long Beach Business Journal - February 1, 2016 - Samantha Mehlinger, Senior Writer
Naples Rib Company, a Long Beach restaurant that caters wedding receptions at several local venues, has a particularly popular, out-of-the-box mini-appetizer. "We have this thing called a brisketini. What we do is we take a plastic martini glass and we put barbecued beans at the bottom, then we put garlic mashed potatoes, and then we add chopped beef brisket on top, then drizzle it with barbecue sauce," Dave Ursini, owner of the restaurant, said. "It's like a mini barbecue martini." Read More
Naples Rib Company Featured in the Long Beach Gazette (January 7, 2016):
From The Spyglass View - Neighborhood News - February 2015 - By Maryhelen Richey - Photograph by Tony Florez
Our family spotlight this month is illuminating Fran and Karen Ursini, fifteen-year residents of Spyglass Hill. Their story began when they met at their church youth group in Chicago when they were both just fourteen. They soon began dating and attended high school together, as football player and cheerleader. Karen is proud to say that she still has the little gold football on a chain that Fran gave to her at that time. Apparently their life together was meant to last as they recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary surrounded by their three children Dave, John, and Laura, their spouses, and their eight grandchildren. The Ursinis are presently the owners of the Newport Rib Company in Costa Mesa and Naples Rib Company in Long Beach, but their restaurant ties to this area began back in the mid sixties... Read More
Showcasing regional styles and techniques, including dry rubs and wet brines, the winning eateries use a balance of nuanced spices and smoke to bring forth complex flavors in their barbecue dishes. The complete list includes notable restaurants in 12 states... Read More