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.