RedRossa Italian Grille
RedRossa Italian Grille

RedRossa Italian Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.redrossa.com/
  • Phone: (952) 814-2910
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Modern Tuscan
  • Executive Chef: Carl Littlejohn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Call Becky Determan,our Catering Director, to set up an appointment to tour our beautiful new facilities and start planning your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Becky Determan 9528142911

Getting there

  • Cross Street: HIghway 77 and Killebrew
  • Public Transit: Great access from the light rail and bus stops only one block from our front door.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our ample parking is conveniently located just steps from our front door.
A word from RedRossa Italian Grille
RedRossa: A Passion For Flavor
RedRossa began with a passion for fresh, flavorful and authentic Italian/American dining. Offering affordable Italian & American cuisine, RedRossa's signature recipes highlight the finest ingredients, prepared in the tradition of old-world Italy, in a comfortable and festive atmosphere.
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RedRossa Italian Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)great for lunch (10)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (6)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great location and ambiance!
    Laura
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I scheduled a baby shower for work here and I couldnt have chosen a better place in the area. They had the seats set by the bar and the server was ready for us. The food was great and the ambiance was perfect. It was quaint and comfortable. The happy hour specials are great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MSP Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We check this spot out for the first time during the restaurant week special ($15 dinner was GREAT deal). It is attached to a hotel but the interior is very nice. They staff was very rushed and seemed burned out from a busy week which in turn made things very slow. But the food was perfect and quite gourmet. Prices were about right too. I would recommend again, just keep in mind this restaurant seems to operate in peaks and valleys thus the service can be hit or miss due to the management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid, not spectacular
    IheartItalian
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was good, arrived in a timely manner. Waiter was polite, but not particularly fast or knowledgeable. A little tricky to find the restaurant entrance, it is right off the ramp. Prices were reasonable. Worth trying.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were there for a going away lunch for one of our co-workers on 10/24/14. The waiter was very nice and attentive. We never had to wait for anything (i'm sorry i forget his name). This is the second time we have come for a going away lunch. My whole team really enjoys the lunch specials and the service. I would deffinately recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week!
    Vls19
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We love to try new places during restaurant week. We were so pleasantly surprised with this place. Amazing food. Delicious desserts. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time at RedRossa
    VeggieFriendly
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We went to lunch at RedRossa a year ago and had an excellent meal with great service. We went back for dinner and the restaurant quickly responded to my question about converting a dish to vegetarian. The have one of the best restaurant week dinner deals for this current week. Service was again fast and friendly and we enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no brunch
    boohoo
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    we reserved a table for brunch buffet at 10:30 through open table, and found that they do not serve brunch. they don't open untill 11:00, we left, came back and had lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good lunch
    PswenVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    3 friends had lunch on Tuesday, the restaurant had 2 very large groups but we were given much attention. The manager was great and stepped in to offer drinks. The manager was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The wait staff was extremenlyt accomodating for our large group. The server, Brian, was excellent. The happy hour deals are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • funeral lunch
    SteakLover
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Needed to find a central spot for a lunch gathering after a Fort Snelling funeral. There were 9 of us and different eating styles. We met here for lunch a few minutes early. I think they were just opening as it was pretty empty and quiet. We were seated fairly quickly and ordered drinks. The food is italian and the tomato bisque and pinini I ordered were very good. Everyone else seemed satisfied with their food and portions also. By the time we left the restaurant was getting busy. I would definitely go here again and recommend to anyone. It's a nice change up from the MOA and the prices are average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a recommendation
    nodinner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Restaurant fell severely short of our expectations. The food was less than delicious, the ambiance was ok, nothing I would recommend for any kind of celebration.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    Hungree
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Like an upscale Olive Garden, more intimate, romantic and expensive when it comes to everything but the price!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the RedRossa Italian Grille reviews archive.
  • Not in love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I was surprised by this restaurant because I didn't realize it was located in a Best Western... That part was not advertised as clearly as I would've hoped.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a best western
    honest
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This restaurant is in a best western hotel, and the food quality is on the level of Red Lobster
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice little find!
    Renae
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went to RedRossa during Restaurant Week. Since it is a hotel restaurant, I was not expecting much. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised! Remodeled a couple of years ago, it has a fresh face and inviting decor. It was not packed, but must be because people haven't discovered it! The service was good. The appetizers were great. We tried the Triple Mac and Cheese, so much better than the name implies! Also, the Spicy Chicken and Shrimp Romano was a hit. We all had leftovers, even though we were told the portions were smaller for the Restaurant Week menu. We finished the meal with tiramisu (light and not an overwhelming espresso flavor) and the caramel panna cotta; difficult to choose which was the best. Yum! Spread the word!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sub Par Food
    HereNThereFoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had the mushroom app, suggested by the lovely waitress. It was great! Would be nice to have as a meal option with a bigger serving. My ceasar salad was really bland. I'm not sure why the onions were so soft (on all dishes)? My meatball panini was all bread and again, bland. My friend had the BBQ pizza which she liked but we both agreed, not very flavorful. RRIG has potential to be a popular place but the food needs some work. The staff was really nice and the place was well kept.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu for Restaurant Week
    Rathmana
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I dined here this past Monday and I was pleasantly surprised to see a robust menu for their $15 3 course meal for restaurant week. For the appetizer, I had a fried mushroom with red sauce. The sauce tasted very fresh but I wished there was a little more mushroom flavor. For my entree, I had a shrimp and chicken penne with a creamy red sauce. The sauce had some heat to it where I was pleasantly surprised. Pasta was cooked perfectly, the chicken was tender, and you can't go wrong having shrimp in a dish. For dessert, I had their Tiramisu. I was surprised to see it come in a slice form, but nonetheless it was delicious. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great little Restaurant Week find
    YummymummyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Attached to a Best Western, one would never know how great this place is. The food was great, the service good and everything was better than expected. We will definitely go back at some point.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red rossa
    Food4life
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I came for the restaurant week specials with my family. We loved the risotto appetizer and the decor is beautiful! :) we noticed another table had bread and wondered why we didn't get any however the rest of the meal was so filling we didn't need it anyway. I would definitely come back and it's a great location right across from MOA! :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location and Not Busy
    i1rgt00
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    For being across the street from Mall of America I am so surprised it is not packed. I understand dinner times are busier, but it was half-full on a Tuesday night. I have been there a couple times on a Saturday afternoon and it was nearly empty. I enjoyed my wood-fired pizza and one person in my investment club had the mac & cheese (it looked good). We were all very pleased with our dinner. There was six of us, but they had tables for bigger groups. Parking is not an issue as well and the prices are good. A much cheaper eat than what you would find in the Mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Meal
    BRSReview
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I met my girlfriend for dinner here. We thought the food was great and we both loved the decor/ambience. I will take my husband back to this restaurant next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, good kitchen
    newcomer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Nice place, good kitchen. Generally - everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rather disappointing!
    IkonMelVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I was concerned as soon as I walked into the restaurant because there was no designated host or hostess. I watched several servers walking around the kitchen and the bar, glancing up at the front, but not coming to seat us. I was considering walking up to the front desk of the hotel to say something when a server finally came up to seat us. I ordered a side salad (which was huge!) and a pizza as well as a margarita (which was extremely disappointing and bland) and it was fairly tasty. By the time we were ready to leave it seemed there was only one server left in the whole restaurant and we considered leaving without paying because we couldn't get our check. ALSO never got checked in to get my Open Table points! Really mad about that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We really enjoyed our time. We had a group of 18, most from out of town. Our server, Ryan, was very attentive and hardworking. We would definetly recommend RedRosa to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Fischstix
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We held our Mother's Day celebration here and enjoyed the buffet very much ... reasonable price and nice food selections. Atmosphere was pleasant and noise level acceptable as crowded with other brunch diners. Since buffet, difficult to measure service but staff was attentive to providing beverages and cleaning used plates. This was our 4th time at RedRossa and we'll return again at some future event.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    Ferazz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. Can't wait to go back and try for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebration Time
    EatandEnjoy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Whenever my wife and I want to celebrate a special occasion our first thought is Red Rosa. We have dined there on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good Mother's Day brunch
    Jugglernaut
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Mother's Day brunch was great — wide variety of dishes, all fresh in the buffet. Mom is already asking if we can go again next year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out
    Chowing1
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Very nice dinner, food was great service even better. Nice selections, good price.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amore
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Allways enjoy this restaurant. The Italian chickenwings to start are great,the meatballs are great and the pizza is great.The food is great what ever you order. Never a bad meal and never bad service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went for my mothers birthday - the place was lovely and the service was good. Everyone who had pasta loved their dish. I however had pizza and it was really soggy. Same with my sister. That was the only thing that didn't work.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed this time
    RickieVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Have been here four times. The pot roast had too much garlic. Tender but the amount of garlic destroyed the dish. Next time I'll stick with the tomato soup (outstanding) and try a pasta dish. My friend's hamburger looked good. Wish I had ordered that with soup.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Air conditioning unit leaked on me. Got a little wet, only asked us if we needed help moving the table back a little!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Same Price Less Choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our party of 4 all agreed that the choices were far less than last years and the roast beef was more like roast fat. Sad to say we will be going someplace else next year.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Red Rossa Italian Grille
    Bruce
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The place is very nice. I like how casual it is. The menu is simple, but the food tastes great. I had a pizza, and it was really good.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pizza
    Jen06kos
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Had a get together with family there, Sunday around 2pm. Was pretty empty but our service was very slow. And didn't bring out appetizers or salads a few minutes earlier then the food. I understand if it was packed with ppl waiting to be seated and such but had only two tables our group and a couple in the whole place eating. That's why almost no excuses to be that slow at serving or making the dishes. But it was pretty inside and we really had good pizzas. The kids menus came had a personal pizza that was good for like two ppl, and came with a scoop of ice cream for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    lacosechaVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Good value near Mall of America. Great service and good food at reasonable prices on a Friday night is a welcome experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience At Lunch
    CWilliam
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Good and varied food, good service. Very good experience for lunch with a smaller group and would return and recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    JIU29
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food at RedRossa was fantastic! Our group sampled a couple pizzas as well as the shrimp pepper pasta and caesar salad. To our delight everything was amazing. It appeared much detail was taken into creating the flavorful dishes. It's much appreciated and we look forward to visiting again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    mtcatch
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a party of ten. We had to ask for bread, and it was nothing special. Parts of our meals came out cold. My mother-in-law got a steak dish that noted asparagus, and she found a single 1 inch section of asparagus in the whole dish. There was nothing "Mac n' Cheese" about their Triple Mac & Cheese, and was super skimpy on the prosciutto. Our waitress was also not very attentive. While the restaurant looked great, the food and service were very mediocre, especially for the price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet