Rosso Trattoria Italia
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.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeI 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.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Fresh Local IngredientsMy 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!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy birthday!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 AMGreat Choice! Excellent FoodThis 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.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPriness for the NightWords 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.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimerBirthday 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!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceWe 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.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMService professional and exemplary,Service professional and exemplary, food first rate. .Highest rating.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining optionReasonably priced and great atmosphere. Bread with olive oil is great. Menu options varied.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experience!My husband and I are never disappointed with Rosso. It was one of the first restaurants we tried when we moved here and continues to be a favorite.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMModern ItalianEaten here numerous times. Food is quite good and unique. They often use local ingredients. Good cocktails too. Nice atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day brunchOverall it was very nice. The menu was very limited and there were no options for children. It was after all Mother's Day... Service was outstanding the ambience was great.. Food was good for the limited menu... Overall a very nice place can't wait to experience the full menu..5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood Gem!We had Mother's Day Brunch at Rosso's, one of only two times a year they are able to open for brunch. This is usually only open for dinner. Food was terrific, and we were able to sit outside, which was very pleasant. Service was also good. We highly recommend this restaurant. Great Bellini, too.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSERVICEI have been to ROSO on many occasions, but tonight the service from the kitchenwas extremely slow.While there were some tables open the delivery from the kitchen was slow.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable and enjoyableSome nights you can have a two course meal for $19. This was one of those nights. The meal was creative,
Delicious and enjoyable.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Find on Forest DriveAfter several disappointing experiences at supposedly good restaurants we discovered Rosso's. Obviously a neighborhood haunt, it is tucked away in a far corner of a shopping center on Forest Drive and is easily the best restaurant we've tried on our several trips to Columbia. Very low key, good simple food and welcoming attitude towards "strangers" among the local crowd made for a very enjoyable evening. I was impressed with the calamari appetizer - nicely cooked and very tender with just enough breading to add a layer of crunch. The scallops on risotto were very good. The blackberry BBQ lamb ribs made a surprisingly good meal, even though they are on the appetizer menu. And the check didn't break the bank. We'll be coming back...5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!The food was outstanding. From appetizer to dessert everything was delicious and you could tell they took the time to cook it right. Will be going back and recommending friends.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service could be betterWent here for my graduation dinner. Overall food was excellent. Food arrived quickly. I orded the steak frites. The steak was ordered medium, but arrived medium rare, but it was still very good. I especially loved the parmesan truffle fries. However, the service left more to be desired. We felt that our waiter while knowledgable left us waiting quite awhile for simple things like straws and lemons. He only checked on us a few times, and he seemed to be rushed. But overall five stars for the food, three stars for service.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRosso's SpecialsWe ordered from the "daily special" menu ... and everything we tasted really was SPECIAL! The waiters wine recommendation complimented our selections beautifully and was rather affordable too!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a wonderful diningThis was a wonderful dining experience. I can't commend them enough - everything was subperb.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Crab and CornChowder wasThe Crab and CornChowder was very good!,....but the SOFT SHELL CRAB was OUTSTANDING. The Cuecumber and Carrot salad accompainent was a good touch. I look forward to having it again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in every wayGreat food, great service. No need to be in a hurry the service was paced for the couple or group that wants to enjoy each others company. My wife and I were reuniting after my deployment for 30 days and were looking for a restaurant that could be romantic as well as upbeat. Rosso Trattoria Italia is just that. From the friendly smile and greeting at the door to the very knowledgeable and courteous server we felt special and taken care of the entire time.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined at Rosso TrattoriaWe dined at Rosso Trattoria during a visit to see our daughter at USC in Columbia. Menu was very diverse and had a lot of great offerings. Service could have been a little more attentive but overall it was a good experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen to Rosso's several times.Been to Rosso's several times. Never been disappointed with any aspect of our visit. Food, wait staff, ambience always excellent!! Will be going back often and will recommend to anyone looking for a really good restaurant experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant. OnlyExcellent restaurant. Only negative comments I have are that it was about 15 minutes before our waiter appeared and that was after we mentioned it to someone else; and the bread seemed to be day old. Everything else was great. Will definitely go again.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!! The prosciuttoDelicious!! The prosciutto and fig pizza - Wow!!! Thank you for a great night.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great food. We routinelyAlways great food. We routinely take out of town guests here and none have been disappointed.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. FirstGreat food and service. First visit and will be back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMRosso's is my favorite restaurantRosso's is my favorite restaurant in Columbia. The menu is varied, the specials are very reasonably priced. My guest had a meaty pasta dish and I had a meatless hand torn pasta dish with vegetables. Cost of dinner for 2 with drinks and appetizers was 90.00. Very much worth it.The chef is, in my opinion , one of the best anywhere!Rosso's rivals any of the restaurants I have dined in, be it Charleston, Atlanta or NYC.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, best pizza!We love Rosso ... it's our "go-to, always good" choice. We especially love the pizza - without a doubt, best in Columbia. The ambiance is lively, fun, and inviting. HIghly recommend!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real TreatFood is king at Rosso's. it is well seasoned, fresh, presented beautifully and delicious. Portions are perfect. I always enjoy eating there.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM