Il Ristorante Rosi
Il Ristorante Rosi

Il Ristorante Rosi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.salumeriarosi.com/
  • Phone: (212) 517-7700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Ristorante
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12pm - 3pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 4pm


    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday 5:15pm-10:00pm
    Thursday thru Friday 5:15pm-11:00pm
    Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm

    Counter

    Sunday thru Wednesday 12pm- 10:00pm
    Thursday thru Saturday 12pm - 11:00pm

    Bar
    Monday - Saturday 12pm - 11pm; Sunday 12pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether a celebratory gathering of family and friends or a business lunch with clients, Il Ristorante Rosi can accommodate all your needs. From food to service to atmosphere, let your guests experience a true taste of Italy.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 72nd and 73rd street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking surrounding the restaurant area within walking distance.
A word from Il Ristorante Rosi
Il Ristorante Rosi on Madison Avenue is the second New York location for Cesare Casella, the iconic Italian chef with aromatic rosemary sprigs blooming from his pocket. This new location is a more upscale, white tablecloth restaurant featuring Casella’s simple, honest, classic Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a counter for guests to take home fine Italian produce as well as a sit down dining area with a full menu for both lunch and dinner. The interior is designed by Oscar award-winning Dante Ferretti and is evokes ancient Pompeiian villas.


Cesare Casella—Tuscan chef par excellence—is the Dean of Italian Studies at the International Culinary Center. He is committed to educating the public on the tenets of Italian culinary culture, that it is defined by its history and finds expression in the humble components of fresh ingredients.
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Il Ristorante Rosi reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (9)romantic (9)great for lunch (7)special occasion (4)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Italian Perfection
    Moodyfoody
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I had a spectacular meal at Rossi. The service was old world European - warm and attentive without being fussy. Exquisite, impeccable service from the captain to servers to busmen. The charcuterie was flavorful and varied. The pasta was PERFECTION.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Location, OK Food
    Digmurlo
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I went to Il Ristorante Rosi on a date the other night, after going to the Met Museum. We arrived a few minutes early for our 9:00 reservation, and everyone at the place was friendly and attentive. The decor is interesting - the room we were in had red walls with Pompeian-esque wall paintings, but overall the ambiance was great, and we were one of three groups in the back room. Our server was great, not overly attentive but always there when we needed him. We each had two courses - I had the Carabonara and my date had the gnocchi, and then the short rib and the Milanese. Winelist was good - pretty hard to find anything too affordable, but there were some great high end bottles. The Menu was good - it was pretty standard for Italian-American esque restaurants in the area. Pricing was a little high, but expected. The quality of the food was OK - nothing bad, but nothing memorable either. Having worked in Italy for many years, I do have a pretty high expectation of Italian food, but my friend also was not overly impressed.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful lunch
    barbaraVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    superb salads and excellent coffee. will find a reason to eat there again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is the third time we went to Salumeria Rosi on Madison Avenue. I hadn't been back since New Year's eve and chose it because it was a special occasion. The restaurant has really gone downhill this year if our experience was typical. Service was extremely slow. The sommelier has been let go and there is really no one to advise on the pared back wine list. I overheard the person at the table next to us telling the waiter that whatever she had been served was "unacceptable" before sending it back. This was extremely disappointing after two fabulous experiences here in the past.
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  • delicious, but over-priced
    foodie744
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food well-prepared, with great wine choices and attentive service. Octopus, cauliflower, veal milanese were all excellent. Only problem is with the pricing which seems excessive and prohibits dining here as much as I would like, at the same time that it's not really a special-nignt-out kind of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Delicious food, well presented
    StoicDog
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everything about Rosi was outstanding. The staff was very helpful. Interesting wine list, with some real bargains, also some famous and fully priced names. The food was innovative and attractively presented. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    RickVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    have been here at least 4 times this year and never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poppylore
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Lovely decor, very good quality food, a lively environment, adequate service. The restaurant is out-of the-ordinary and a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone Downhill
    MFMHVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I really enjoyed this restaurant several times last year and was looking forward to a return. Sadly it had really changed. While the food was alright, not great as in the past, the service was appalling. The waiter was hopeless. Unable to answer the most basic questions. When we asked for the sommelier , she was polite but really disinterested .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • working lunch
    KateTPB
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    A good place to go for a long or short lunch with friends or for business. The service is always a little bit amateur - coffee came before desert etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    mbmb
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was really great and I can't to go back. The POLPO - (octopus, corona beans, red onion, tomato), breads, (ORECCHIETTE pork sausage, broccoli rabe, pecorino Romano), and salamis we had were all really delicious. The decor was a little over the top for my tastes, but otherwise, I loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over priced/under portions
    Vicshop
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    When we entered the restaurant we were greeted warmly, both hostesses were friendly& helpful.our drinks were ordered which were fine. Now about good. All , bland portions . Two people ordered a pasta to split as an appetizer.imagine my surprise when myself& another diner ordered the same rigatoni as entree. The portion was about 12 tubes of pasta , same size as appetizer. The waiter informed us the chef measures out pasta & it was correct. Them other entrees were bland fish-bass& tile no flavor. Ordered berries & custArd. Berries were scarce. Flour less chocolate cake tasteless. We will never go back. 12 tubes of pasta for$19? No Way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • But the seats...
    Loveit
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Ambiance, food and service are top notch. I frequent that eatery and guests of mine...there for the first time...love it. It's a "find". The chairs are very comfortable but impossibly difficult to move/slide. They are heavy and swivel but getting them closer or further from the table can present a challenge particularly for the women. It is not a reason to pass up this great place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 76 reviews are from the Il Ristorante Rosi reviews archive.
  • MorkVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    As always, Rosi delivers: excellent food, attentive service, nobody rushing you, no noise and bustle. A perfect place to enjoy good company, wine and food in a relaxed fashion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • very pretty but mixed food
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    lovely setting, and appetizers great, but the paella was strange, very salty and dark. Maybe overcooked.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much ado about very little
    Gdlvingisthebestrevenge
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place was recommended by Travel & Leisure magazine. My wife and I were there Saturday, June 21 , at 6pm. The place was empty and we soon realized why. The food was expensive and the main course portions were small, like appetizer size. Dessert was pretty good, but it didn't save the meal. We left the restaurant around 8 pm and it was still empty. We will not return to this restaurant, and we'll probably cancel our subscription to Travel & Leisure magazine.
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  • Full of regulars
    Pianogirl7VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Unless the. Restaurant knows you, you are seated at the worst possibly located table. The charming back room was half full upon our arrival but we were seated in front of the bar . The hostess made it loud and clear that the back room tables were reserved. However I had Reserved on opentable three weeks earlier!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Atmosphere
    NewYorkEater
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The service here was excellent. All the staff were friendly and seemed genuinely interested in great customer service. The food was really good. For an appetizer my friend and I shared the roasted eggplant - great. I had the ravioli and my friend had the lasagne. Both were very tasty. The only setback was the portions. As with many high end Manhattan eateries, this place gave small portions. I will return, but this is not the place to satisfy your hunger.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my newly discovered
    conmar51
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    One of my newly discovered Italian restaurants, it's now in my top 5 in all the US.. Try the chef's tasting menu. So delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oversalty pasta
    Irar
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I ordered orecchiette with rabe and sausage and the dish was overwhelmingly salty. I regret to say that I ate it anyway because my party was in a hurry and we did not have time to wait for a replacement dish. I mentioned it to the waiter and regret eating the pasta because the salty taste lasted well into the evening. The wine was great, the octopus appetizer OK, but overall the meal was not enjoyable.
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  • great food
    CAKEVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    but service still slightly unpolished. Hopefully they can lift their game a little, as it is such a pretty venue with some outstanding food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, this fine restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Once again, this fine restaurant did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    Bwlib1VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Il Rosi is an exceptionally good restaurant. The food is delicious and interestingly presented. I have had several dinners and a lunch...each was a treat. An added bonus is being able to buy ham, cheese, olives or extraordinary bread at the attractive counters as you are leaving! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch with an asterisk
    jakthirdVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food quality is very good and the presentation was beautiful, but the portion size was very small, even for NYC. Service was slow and not very attentive. Noise is about average for NYC. I was there with a client for a late lunch and the restaurant itself is beautiful and she does not eat very much so that worked out, but I would be selective about when I go back here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and service,
    nylilliVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Very good food and service, however its listing as "$$" is just not correct. Think "$$$".
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top quality Italian food
    FabioVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Here, traditional Italian dishes are re-invented to offer the best culinary experience. A perfect mix of of tradition and creativity. It is pricey, but worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT!
    pjune
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was excellent and it was a fun scene as well. Vibrant and fun but you could still hear each other talk
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gluten-free pasta
    RFM2
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Our party of 7 was very impressed with the food, and the 2 gluten-free people were delighted by the gluten-free pasta, which they said was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you! It was perfect.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Thank you! It was perfect. Your lasagna is a perfect creation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basically rosy at Rosi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Really good food in a handsome (if a bit over the top) setting. Good menu and delicious salumi, too. Tables are way too small and the service was a bit confused, but all in all a fine experience was had. It is a bit over priced... I'd say by 20% or so given the competition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant, high end take-out
    david7VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Went for lunch, had good antipasto, good to excellent pasta dishes, inspired desserts. Servers gave us time to sit and enjoy coffee. Take-out at front includes sophisticated ingredients, including different truffles.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You've Eaten it all Before
    luigi
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The restaurant charges high prices for traditional, even ordinary Italian food. You will never see an Italian eating here.
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  • Great "find" near the Frick Museum
    Musicalgal
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Casual section in the front, near the counters with cured meats, etc., for sale. More "formal" restaurant to the rear. Both attractive. We had a delicious lunch, with attentive service. If we lived in the neighborhood, we would have purchased some of the cured meats from the store to take home. And we'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skimpy portions at a hefty price!
    nyretiredgalVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    While I don't have any issue paying for good food, we had lunch salads that were $19, tuna & chicken, but there was HARDLY ANY of those ingredients on them. We returned the salads and they added a bite or two more. The portions were ridiculously small and the salad wasn't really that tasty. The desserts and cappuccino's were delicious. Don't bother for a meal, go for dessert.
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  • good but not cheap
    operagoer
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My first time. 2 people. great table in the back room. Good selection of wines by the glass @ $15-20/glass. Specialize in charcuterie. Appetizers ~$20 portions large. Salami special and tuna Tartar both excellent. Primi $20-25. Spaghetti carbonara and fish ravoli excellent. With appetizer, enough food. good coffee and dessert. Total with tip $200. Not cheap, but in this location, worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, poor service from
    SHHHVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Good food, poor service from a staff that doesn't seem to pay attention to the customers.
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  • Overpirced
    Overpriced
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    The Veal Milanese was overcooked, too much breading. The broccoli rabe tasted burnt. Maybe cooked at too high a temperature. The ravioli made with boar was delicious. Nicely appointed restaurant but clearly overpriced for this chef!!
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  • disappointed
    ralphie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    not as good as previous times food not bad but ordinary service somewhat erratic friendly but somewhat amateurish it might have been a bad night we'll try again
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Italian
    DodgersWillVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    A surprisingly solid menu and nice atmosphere in an area of Manhattan not known for great restaurants. Superb pastas and a nice selection of wines by the glass. Very friendly service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all the way around
    AbigailNYC
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We have been to the west side Salumeria Rosi and really enjoyed it, but this was our first time at the east side location. We absolutely loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.