We had a lovely dinner here and enjoyed the wine which our waitress was nice enough to write the name and where we could purchase locally. We had a quiet table for two but our view was the parking lot of the shopping center. Entrees and dessert were delicious. The calamari was not good, fresh but a bit soggy.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner that was delicious and all 4 of us had something different. We sat in a quiet corner so noise was not a problem but other seating allowed groups to get together and socialize. Menu had a variety of choices and prices. Service was perfect!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Priness for the Night
Words can't express the wonderful evening we experienced at Rosso. The wonderful staff, atmosphere, and food was five star. Thank you to Mandi Ranalli for making the night happen. I truly felt like a princess that night. Also a special thank you to the assistant manager who waited on us. I'm so sorry I forgot your name. We both have worked in the food industry for 15+ years, and know the how demanding and fast paced it can be. Not once did we feel rushed, and for that we are truly greatful.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Choice! Excellent Food
This is a great place tucked away in the back corner of a shopping area. At first sight it was questionable, but once we entered the doors, I could tell this place has class. The Hostess quickly seated us and we were greeted by our waiter who welcomed us. The lighting was low and the setting was fine Italian. The waiter gave us a moment to look over the menu and order drinks. When he returned with our drinks, he took our diner order. I had the Filet Mignon and my Fiance' had the Scallops and Pea Rissoto. Everything was cooked to perfection!
After dinner we had a few drinks out on the patio, and the waiter obliged to continue serving us. To finish the night off with deserts and Port. We had a great time, Thank you.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a big group for a birthday and everyone was SO helpful! Wonderful treatment, from the reservation arrangements, to the table service, to the food itself. Jessica L. was our server and she just could not have been nicer or more gracious. This is our special occasion go-to place for good reason! Thank you, Rosso!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved Rosso's. I went with a group for a birthday and we enjoyed it. I wanted to see a live Jazz band but none was performing that night. The food was great. The server was extremely busy but good. She took a group picture of us before we left.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Fresh Local Ingredients
My husband and I went to the Rosso Trattoria for the first time specifically because they use local, fresh, in season ingredients. We had high expectations and were not disappointed. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant has great atmosphere. I was very happy with the quality, taste and freshness of the food I ordered. We will definitely be visiting again!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place.
Located in the Trenholm Shopping Center near the post office this restaurant has free parking in the front and back of the building. I made reservations online and received telephone reminder the day before. My party was reduced from 8 persons to 4 and Rosso's made the change with no problems. Our waitress (I wish I could remember her name) was outstanding. Most people were dressed from buisness casual to casual. I would highly recommend Rosso's for great food and a nice area of town. This was a birthday dinner for me and I chose it after going to my niece Hillary's birthday dinner there. Prices are great, food is excellent, great location.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant in Columbia
I can never say enough about Rosso's. Chef Travis and his staff produce delicious meals comparable to any restaurant I have dined in in larger cities like NY and Atlanta. I especially like the Maltagliati with its hand torn pasta in a light broth. Deserts, I hear, are fantastic. And the bartender makes a mean Martini!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great chicken parmigiana and
Great chicken parmigiana and my wife really enjoyed her pizza
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good wine
My wife and i usually order different dishes, for the variety. However, this time we both ordered the North Carolina trout over polenta, topped with fried oysters. All of it was wonderful. In addition, the manager recommended some new wines to us, and ours was superb. On top of all that, we had great, attentive service. We could not have been more pleased.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there for a retirement
We were there for a retirement dinner. I requested a table near the window but unfortunately the only tables next to a window were tables for 2 - but they placed us close and the chairs are VERY comfortable. Great service- in fact it was outstanding! Food was very good and portion sizes were large. Nice wine list. A little loud but not unbearable- we could still enjoy our conversation wtih each other.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Days after, still dreaming...
...of that wonderful food! I was torn between the filet or the crab and lobster succotash. The waitress recommended the succotash but I went with the filet since it's been on the menu longer. No wonder it's been there for so long - it was out of this world! Paired with a nice glass of red wine I would say this was the best filet I've ever had. The thing that surprised/pleased me the most was the grilled piece of romaine lettuce. Not sure if it was a garnish or not, I asked the waitress who said some leave it and some eat it. Being a guy and loving food I decided to eat it. It was delicious! Grilled with a little bit of what seemed like sea salt and butter, it will now be on my to do list for my grill at home. Thanks for a great time!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great spot for dining, food is great, service very attentive.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
fresh, local, and delicious
We love that Rosso incorporates fresh ingredients from local farmers. Their specials are always the best!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food wine and service were spot on. The server, Jessie, was attentive and her timing was impeccable.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Special that IS
The lobster special is really special. ~1 pound lobster tail grilled perfectly, outstanding taste, tender, and just the right size! Presentation great with a very good take on succotash. Nice salad then a satisfying meal for $22.00 - way to go. Chocolate coated Spumoni ball is a fabulous desert. At the risk of not being able to get a reservation in two weeks, I urge you to give this Monday night special a try - you'll like it.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely birthday dinner. Exceptional
Lovely birthday dinner. Exceptional service, especially for Columbia. Devine calamari, perfect pork chop.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
it's like it's in another city
Rosso is so good you have to check yourself that you're still in Columbia. Please check them out!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my third time eating at this restaurant and each visit has been excellent! Excellent service, top quality local ingredients and creative flavor combinations make Rosso a favorite of mine when in Columbia. Highly recommended.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can you return to a restaurant and find the same excellent food, notable service that you experienced in the past? For me, that is the mark of an excellent restaurant. Rosso Trattoria Italia is that kind of restaurant. A concern for seasonal and regional foods highlights the menu, along with notable wine list choices. We will return!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding, from the risotto appetizer thought to the cheesecake and creme brûlée
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful service for party of six
I chose Rosso as the dinner place to gather with dear friends. We had not been together in a number of years. We were treated so well and never rushed in any way. My friends live in the Irmo area and had not been to Rosso. They were very impressed. Of course we go just about every week. It's in a great location near our home with the ambience and food of a top-rated, big city restaurant.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Service, Great Food
Celebrated a birthday as a group of 6. Wonderful appetizers, salads, and entrees. Everyone loved the food and the wine.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a lovely meal -- the pasta de jour was awesome -- very fresh and light. We also enjoyed the pizza of the day and one of our party had the bolognese -- which was incredible. Thanks for another good dinner!
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Date Night!
Took my boyfriend here for his 25th birthday. One word..INCREDIBLE! Great service, amazing food, ambiance is awesome. We waited a little while for our entree and they gave us a free appetizer for our wait. Will definitely go back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had reservations for 5 and since it was not crowded at the time we asked for a dimly lit booth,the booths are huge but intimate.
For startes we went with the Burrata Caprese and the House charcuterie board both apps were very good and I would order again.
I dont understand the fried egg on the charcuterie board but its all good....
For entrees I went with the crab & lobster succotash and the little lady had the Scampi di Rosso.
Both of our entrees were really good..
For dessert our server surprised us with Tiramisu which the wife said was divine.
Looking forward to our next Forest Acres trip ;-)
Chris our server was fantastic,from start to finish...
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not sure about the Italian...
I had the fish of the day (Grouper) with vegetables 4 stars...not sure about the signature Italian dishes...
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Anniversary
Best Italian food we've had since living in Italy. Perfect spot for a perfect night. Would highly recommend to anyone living in eastern Columbia or Fort Jackson.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rosso's does a great job all the way around. Service was spot on and my trout special was great.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I went there for her birthday and the setting was amazing. I had the grilled swordfish and she had the pork chop. The flavors were amazing, eveything was cooked perfectly and the service was fast. When they found out it was her birthday, the server told us to pick a dessert cause it was on the house. This was my first time there and I will definitely go back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cosey nite spot
We love to go with friends on Saturday nite for a quiet dinner. The wine selection is great. (Wish they had draft beer!) A wide selection of entrees. It is a hike for us but worth the drive.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find
On the way to the beach and looking for a place to eat while on the road and lucked on to it
What a great find
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I love going there.
We have been to Rosso many times and it is always the best.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a winner
I've dined at the bar, dinner for two, as a small family, in a group and have never been unsatisfied. The staff is happy, quick and knowledgeable. The decor is great - perfect for a random Lobster Monday or a special occasion. The food is consistently excellent. There's an obvious artistic love for food and presentation in that kitchen. Don't let its shopping center location fool you. If you let that stop you; you'll be missing a lot!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st Time Diner
Wonderful experience , will return as often as possible!!Anniversary and Birthday Celebration was perfect
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never had a dish that
I have never had a dish that I didn't enjoy. The specials are always good and I think I've tried everything on the regular menu and all is great. I'm partial to the pasta bolognese. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine. I totally recommend Rosso.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had amberjack fish - was absolutely
Had amberjack fish - was absolutely delicious. The fish is always prefectly prepared at Rosso.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the atmosphere
Great pizzas half price at happy hour. All dishes superbly prepared.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would come again....
Loved the roasted chicken & vegies with fingerling potatoes. Unfortanately, the chicken fettucini alfredo was very lacking in flavor. The service was excellent and the server offered every possible resolution to the disappointment for the one dish.
Would go again and try other items on the menu.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rossi was a great dining experience
It was probably our sixth or seventh visit but a first four our out of town friends. We all had something different and all raved about our selection. My wife had swordfish and said it was the best she had in years. That is high praise as it is her favorite fish. Well done!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a consistent quality of food and usually good service.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time eating
This was my first time eating here. I brought my boyfriend for his birthday. We were seated immediately and our waitress was very attentive and helpful. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was very romantic. We truly enjoyed our date.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My daughter and I had a wonderful
My daughter and I had a wonderful time! We can't wait to come back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Columbia
Though we have never lived in Columbia, we have been frequent diners at Rosso. We consider this the best in town, enhanced by the fact that they take reservations. Martinis cold, food perfect, atmosphere energizing, service awesome.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Night Out
I have been traveling so my wife wanted a special dinner, as always Rosso came through. Best food and best staff.
With some new wines on the list my wife was unsure which one to select. The waitress suggested tasting 2 possible choices. That was perfect my wife could select exactly what she wanted.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A nice surprise
In a non-descript little shopping center, we found a beautiful restaurant. Great food and even better service. Portions are fairly large. My wife and I shared the fried risotto appetizer which was larger than expected and then after our salads arrived we knew we couldn't each eat our dinner so we cancelled one and split one. No problem. Nice wines by the glass.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect in everyway
This restaurant met our expectations for a romantic dinner and then our server exceeded them. She was very helpful as far as how the food was prepared and knowledgeable about the wine selections as well. Our server was Tammy G. We were very impressed with her attentiveness, kindness and politeness. Next time we're in town, we'll be back!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Great service.
Great food. Great service. A little loud and noisy.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at Rosso and it's unfortunate that we've waited so long to try it out. The food was fantastic (try the prosciutto fig pizza, amazing), the drinks were great, atmosphere pleasant. Definitely recommend.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM