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Rosso @ Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
Rosso @ Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza

Rosso @ Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotelsorella-countryclubplaza.com/rosso.htm
  • Phone: (816) 437-8420
  • Hours of Operation: Open for Lunch and Dinner (dinner hours as follow)

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Archibald
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza offers 4,000 square feet of Banquet space for any occasion.

    Rosso offers dining and drinking space, in two semi-private dinning areas or alongside our large poolside terrace for al fresco occasions. With a full bar and tantalizing menu, this is the chic destination for any event or occasion.

    Enjoy great celebrations, networking or just gathering with good friends for a cocktail and an exceptional meal at our Restaurant and Bar in Country Club Plaza.
  • Private Party Contact: Meghan Murphy x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roanoke Pkwy & W 48th Place
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet - Enter ONE-WAY off of Roanoke
A word from Rosso @ Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza
Rosso (pronounced ROHS-soh), or red in Italian, serving modern Italian dishes atop beautiful Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza. The culinary team carefully selects some of the freshest locally sourced ingredients to develop flavors that will inspire you. The views from the rooftop is one that is reminiscent of the hill town of Italy, boasting incredible views from above. Bar Rosso featuring original and classic cocktails, is the place to see and be seen whether your lounging poolside on the rooftop terrace or enjoying the 100 foot mural depicting the Palio di Siena, the “Running of the Horses’, a bi-annual event in Siena, that brings each unique Italian neighborhood together to celebrate in the festival. Portraying that message of a ‘sense of festival’ filling the space with an ambiance and sense of celebration and pageantry. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "With the highest of hopes, my husband and I chose to entertain his daughter and son-in-law at Rosso. We were excited about the views and for awhile the noise level was fine. I don't even want to go to specifics but I will say that on the drive home, we both couldn't help but feel duped. Every person from bartender to maitre d' to waiter obviously felt we were too old to be there and I don't remember one eye contact with any employee unless it was the maitre d' who did look at me to tell me our table was late. When I requested he come to the bar for us when our table was ready, he looked like I just asked for the moon. This was a very unwelcoming experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Rosso is definitely worth checking out. Italian theme with a lot of variety, not your typical pasta dishes. Steak was good, fish is great, and the Sunday Gravy was outstanding. Great for a special occasion, or just to get away from the noise of the other plaza staples."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Lisa was phenomenal. The service and food was incredible!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Although the food was very creative and fabulous the menu was a bit restrictive. Our dining experience was very memorable, tasty, beautiful. We love the contemporary European to decor. The patrons seated in the table next to us were a little bit too raucous for our mood but we were able to overlook it. We will plan to visit again next time we are at the Plaza."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Great food and fantastic service but the noise level from the bar area was painfully loud. We went on a Friday night and I would not recommend anyone going on a weekend unless you bring hearing protection."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a different dining experience for our anniversary. We wanted a rooftop restaurant overlooking Kansas City to enjoy the summer evening. We discovered Rosso, were excited to learn of its Italian menu, and quickly made a reservation. We were blown away by the kind wait staff, the swanky decor and comfy white leather circular booths, overlooking The Plaza's Ward Parkway through their floor-to-ceiling south side windows. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine/drink list, in addition to giving great recommendations on their menu. After a wonderful dining experience, we ventured to the Bar Rosso's outside patio - complete with a infinity lap pool - for drinks and night views of the Plaza below."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Hotel service (valet) excellent! Hotel has beautiful ambience. Restaurant is a mixed review. Great food!! Chef mixed foods very creatively and with great flavor ~ especially gnocchi, beet salad, and cauliflower!! Service was adequate. My husband wrote that it was our 5th anniversary on Open Table. (Obviously didn't read and/or care) We also told our server, who talked about a complimentary house dessert. (Didn't happen - oh well) We have spent every other anniversary at the Capital Grill, where we got engaged. Our server was fine. However, for these prices, your restaurant is not giving the excellent service the hotel did. It is also not giving the excellent service other restaurants do for this price range."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Views tremendous, food was good but overpriced for amount given, menu was confusing, service was terrible-"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and trendy feel but pricey. Braised ribs were good, scallops just OK. Corn chowder was the highlight."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A great view over the Plaza neighborhood. A good wine menu. The food menu is somewhat confusing and needs a waiter explanation. Be forewarned…don't order the meat and cheese starter slate and then get a big entrée. You'll regret it and it's a waste of $$$. They are NOT stingy with the meat and cheese. Pick a smaller entrée (which is not listed under 'entrée'…see the problem?). The ravioli with crab in lemon sauce is nice, small, and really delicious. Just the right amount of food with a nice hint of lemon. All in all, a great experience we'll do again. Next time we've decided just to do the meat and cheese with a nice bottle of wine and enjoy the view."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Rosso's, on the top floor of the brand new Hotel Sorella, is a "must go to" restaurant. Everyone with some class needs to experience the place at least once. Situated 7 stories above the Country Club Plaza, it overlooks the peaceful Brush Creek area. The lounge area was far too loud even just stepping off the elevator, but the restaurant was a little better. They also have outdoor seating. Service was excellent, and food was so unique and delicious. My husband and I were highly impressed with the chef's ability to successfully combine flavors that you wouldn't normally consider. Rosso's cocktails and wine list left little to be desired, as well. And their dessert (we had a chocolate and hazelnut mouse) was heavenly. 5 stars, recommended."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Whether you are traveling or a KC local - this is a very special place to enjoy a great meal, great conversation (you can actually hear here!), and AWESOME ambiance. Inside the actual dining area is very chic (shades of Z Gallery personified) and a killer modern fire place, a great bar area, and small but really cool outdoor area around the pool. Food is good to sometimes great - depends on dish; salmon and ahi are great - as are most salads. Spaghetti and meatballs was very bland. Still definitely worth the visit!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My young family ate early before heading to a game (we were also staying at the hotel), and they were wonderful. They had kid-friendly options, while also catering to a more adult palette. My husband and I shared the beet salad, fried polenta, and gnocchi--all of which were delicious. We wanted more! My youngest daughter had bucatini (hollow spaghetti) with meatballs--something not exactly on their menu, but they accommodated her. She ate almost the whole plate (and we helped her finish it off!). My other picky eater was satisfied with a PBJ. Later we enjoyed the salted caramel gelato, which was also outstanding. The view was gorgeous from the 7th floor of the hotel--and I could completely foresee coming back as a couple to enjoy it."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I dined at Rosso this past Friday night. It was so good, I went back Saturday. Complimentary valet parking. The view is great (if you want a window side table, request that when making your reservation). We started with an antipasti platter, nice selection of cheese and prosciutto. Exquisite mustard that taste sweet at the start with a spicy, horseradish finish. Very nice wine list. I asked the waiter if the kitchen could do flash fried spinach (its not on the menu). Very few restaurants in US that know how to do this dish correctly and Rosso nailed it. The first night I had the braised beef short rib. It was delectable, fall off the bone tender. The second night I had the Drunken Meatballs and they were very good. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "five star restaurant at reasonable prices. definitely will return the next time we are in Kansas City"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The experience got off to a slow start. We showed up for our reservation early so we grabbed a drink in the bar. Then right at 8 our reservation time we went to sit and our table wasn't ready, isn't that the point of a reservation, to have your table readyd when you get there? Once seated the service was even slower. I understand the leisurely dining experience but this seems excessive. Tables of people who showed up after us got their food and were gone quite faster than us. Then there was the table behind us. Must have been someone the manager knew well because he was at the table pretty much the whole time feeding them wine. They were quite loud. Didn't help that they kept multiplying each time I looked at them. Not going back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The bar was extremely slow on the Saturday night we visited. The waitress seemed to be overloaded also. Service was slow but apologenic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The view of the Plaza is nice. We found the food to be reasonably priced and delicious."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed lunch at the impressive new restaurant. The service was terrific. Everyone was very friendly. The restaurant has a huge fireplace behind glass. It was cozy on a rainy day. The view overlooking Ward Parkway was fascinating to watch. Luncheon menu was reasonably priced. I enjoyed the pasta and meatball dish. The sandwiches were excellent. Desserts were fabulous with many coffees to choose from. The Bloody Mary drinks were made with their own mix, which appeared to have a clamato taste. The bar is sunken near a lap pool. Enjoyed seeing the hotel as well."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We dined last Sat. evening and had such a pleasant, lovely time. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The view was beautiful. The food was excellent. We tried the soft shell crab special and loved the presentation. I have recommended the restaurant to several friends."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This place was so good the ambiance was great as was the food. Interesting & yummy drink menu, I loved every thing I ate - the soft shell crab was perfect! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Everything about our evening at Rosso was first-rate. The hostess seated us at a prime table given that we'd arrived before our reservation time, the service was attentive but not overwhelming, the meal was one of the best dinners we've had in the past year in Kansas City, and the view was incredible. We will definitely go back and have already recommended this place to friends."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Bought a $75 bottle of champagne and server never poured into our glasses. Did not bring silverware with our main course - we had to ask for it to start eating. Dis not offer cracked peoper with salads, served americano when we ordered cappuccino"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Food was unbelievable. My husband loves a good steak. We have traveled many places and he has tried many steaks. The beef tenderloin at Rosso was the best steak he's ever had. The food was not only beautifully presented but it was excellent. The bar is a bit loud. Otherwise staff was great, and the view is wonderful. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Loved the restaurant - great ambiance, beautiful presentation and delicious food!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service and cocktails were great. The good was just eh. Seems like it would be great for late night cocktails."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at Rosso and it was a lovely experience. Many interesting menu choices and great service. Chef Brian Archibald visited our table and we appreciated that. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food presentation was beautiful. Menu set up was unorganized. It was a new menu and the waiter was very good in his explanation. Our party of 5 was celebrating a birthday. We tried many different things. The hamachi wonderful, beet salad very unusual, the gnocchi with wild boar sausage was fabulous and the lamb ribs and short ribs were done to perfection. The chocolate dessert a winner. The view was outstanding. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I had a special occasion meal plan and this place delivered on all accounts. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Pros: Food was good (once it arrived). Love the decor. Cons: Very stingy wine pours. Limited options for vegetarians. Felt like service staff playing dress up. Indifferent doormen at arrival. Hostesses were befuddled when we asked to move from very loud 2top right by wait station to different table in 1/2 empty restaurant. Waitress was slammed w/prom crowd and needed help to no avail. Asked water server for more butter and he froze unsure of how to answer. Big city potential w/small town staff. Will try one more time but prob no more. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "What a wonderful decor and overall space on The Plaza for a restaurant. The menu was tremendously difficult to understand. The waiter said it was a new menu and was absolutely unable to answer questions. There were ingredients listed without mentioning how the dish would come together. All weird. My "salad" was presented by the waiter as either a salad or I could make it a spread with the bread provided. My gnocchi, independent of the rest of the dish, was very good. An off balance sauce and sausage ratio to the amount of potato. The pacing of the meal was choppy, wait staff uninformed (we listened to the couple next to us ask nearly identical questions about the menu), food was unimpressive, and the price point too high. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were very impressed with the new menu. Everything we ordered was excellent... wine too! Service was exceptional."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was wonderful and the selection just unique enough to be memorable. The atmosphere was outstanding. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Arriving was very simple....turn into the Hotel off of Roanoak and use the free Valet parking. The restaurant is very contemporary (in a very nice way) and gives you the feel that you are in New York or a larger City with a popular eatery. We had drinks in the bar (they have a very nice sitting area outside the bar by the pool) along with the Chef's choice starter (which included some very fresh bread). For dinner we had the Lobster/Steak combo and the KC Strip. All was served piping hot and in a very timely manner. Service was excellent. They have different servers bringing your food, water and wine (which I find to be the best way to ensure my glass is always full and my food is always served hot!)"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We loved the view and style of the restaurant but the limited menu and quality of the food kills it. It is waste of the investment."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "From our window seat we had a great view of the neighborhood near the Country Club Plaza. The decor was sophisticated and felt more East or West coast then Midwest. I had a caesar salad to start with and it was exceptional, quite a large portion. I had a pesto linguine with shrimp for my entree and it quite delicious... not too salty and the shrimp were grilled with a smoky flavor that delighted. I would definitely return. It seems like a great place to dine with friends."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant and I was not disappointed! The food was great and the service was wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Very cute restaurant with a view of the Plaza. Service was fantastic and food was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Menu: ?? Wine List: OK Food: B+ Price point: acceptable Decor/Ambiance: ?? (a little noisy) Bar: The bar did not stock an Irish whiskey listed on the menu (bate and switch), , , 1/2 of our Drink order did not come until after the appetizers, , , Service: Slow, , table side decorum - crude, , the wrong salad was brought, , , (the waitress was more interested in the single man having dinner in the corner). . . My wife's and my 42nd Anniversary. Hopes were high, , experience marginal at best, , would not recommend. . . . ."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The view of Brush Creek alone is worth a visit. Lunch was good; had the caesar salad and club sandwich. Definitely will be back for dinner."
    Dined on 3/30/2014