Salumeria Rosi
Salumeria Rosi

Salumeria Rosi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.salumeriarosi.com/
  • Phone: (212) 877-4800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Salumi counter opens at 11:00am daily.

    Dining room is open continually from Noon to close, 11am on weekends.



    If you do not see an available reservation, please give us a call.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Cesare Casella
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer take-out catering!
    Please inquire.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 73rd Street
  • Public Transit: 1, 2 & 3 trains to 72nd Street, & M5, M5L, M7, M57, M11, M72 & M104 buses.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Salumeria Rosi
Tuscan born Chef Cesare Casella, who is also Dean of Italian Studies at the International Culinary Center, collaborates with the Rosi family, renowned in Italy for their family-owned and operated company Parmacotto to bring New York’s Upper West Side Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto.
The 25-seat space was designed by Italian Oscar-winning set designer Dante Ferretti and draws inspiration from a traditional Italian salumeria in modern scenery. They have brought to New York the experience found in traditional salumeria throughout Italy; guests can purchase the highest-quality cured or cooked meats to take home, or enjoy time with friends over a glass of wine and a selection of small plates.
The menu consists of assaggi, or tastings, available for lunch and dinner. These assaggi allow everyone to taste a variety of items and experience the spirit of Tuscan flavors to the fullest. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Chef Casella offers the best of classic Tuscan cuisine.
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Salumeria Rosi reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (9)notable wine list (8)romantic (6)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)special occasion (4)good for groups (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Liked it
    RobynVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    It was fun to eat here if you are not a vegetarian. The plates were small and some delicious. Great staff. But I have to say that being pushed out after 90 minutes makes me not want to return.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Delicious
    CityFolkVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Whenever we come to town we make it a point to eat here. Very small eating area but just delicious. Don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    B747
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    During our New York visit we made a lunch appointment at Salumeria Rosi upon advice of a colleque. It certainly did not disappoint us, we had a wonderful lunch with great wine. The menu makes you choose out of all kind of delicious small bites. I would certainly recommend this Tratoria!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salami as it should be
    hsvtk
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It's hard to comment on the menu as we ate only the charcuterie and drank their wines by the glass. Nevertheless, the sausages, hams and cheeses were really first rate and the service was attentive without being in your face. The bar, though small, was comfortable with a wide selection drinks and it also offered the restaurant menu. A great place to grab a light bite and maybe more because their meat counter is at the front of the shop and laden with treasures to take home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pig Heaven
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Superlative little find on the Upper West Side close to the Beacon Theatre and all shopping. Make no mistake about it, this is an Italian tribute to salted and cured pork and the pig is found in everything from the salads to the desserts. Rosi is excellent, not cheap and worth a regular visit. Only one negative, Cesare: dove'a Strega mio amico?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the dishes...
    WonderfulWinoVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Cold cuts are superb but some of the dishes are also outstanding: tripe (in the style of trippa alla Romana), caponata, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent cured meat
    gail
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Perfectly delivered. We ate the selection of 8 meats and the selection of 3 cheeses. The meats were outstanding - by turns delicate, spicy, rich, etc. The cheeses had very simple pairing with caramelized onion or marmalade, which were ideal. Paired this with a blonde beer. They have an extensive Italian wine selection, but we were in the mood for beer and it was low profile and a good match with the meal. Also came with nice bread and olive oil. Service was great, friendly and helpful if needed, but unobtrusive other times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Dglady
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    What a fantastic way to showcase Italian food. The prosciutto di Parma melted in our mouths and the meatball special was to die for. The homemade gnocchi were perfect little pillows and the caprese salad was fresh and delicious. Wine list is excellent and the service didn't miss a beat. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    There are too few superlatives to describe Chef Casella's cuisine. His artful way with simple and fresh ingredients elevates dishes to small masterpieces for all the senses. In many cases, it feels like tasting the most delicious item for the very first time. Salumeria Rosi, its chef, staff and cuisine are gorgeous! Thank you, chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice small restaurant
    mbir
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A cute small restaurant. We had good wine, great cold cuts and a few small plates. Unfortunately, service was very slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 281 reviews are from the Salumeria Rosi reviews archive.
  • For Meat Eaters
    ProfessorShorthairVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We dined early on a weeknight so it was neither crowded nor noisy. Two of us shared the small salami plate (this was the best selection of charcuterie we have ever had. Of the eight items on the plate the porchetta and the speck were the best of the best. The other outstanding dish was Amatriciana, a pasta dish with a sauce made with nine meats, onions and tomatoes. Our third selection was a special of the night, chard with garlic. It was no better than waht we make at home and cost $12 which was way too much. We should have gone with meats all the way or I should have asked about the price of the specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jimmie1021VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This restaurant went over and above. Due to traffic, we were 40 minutes late for our reservation. They seated us immediately and made sure we were on time for our show. The waitress was very helpful with what to order. Food fantastic as was the wine. Will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but tight
    Malizhug
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was fantastic! Love the small portions. Seating inside was very tight. People are VERY close to one another. Could not have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite
    Pittsburgher
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I always find time to eat at Salumeria Rosi when we are in the city. The service is always prompt and friendly and the food is so special. Highest quality imported Italian meats, small plates ("Italian tapas") so it is great for sharing and trying "a little of everything," and great wine to wash it all down with! You have to get the selection of assorted imported salamis as well as the lasagna (best I've ever had and I grew up in an Italian family!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doesn't justify the attitude
    CB24
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The food is good. I would stick to the dried meats and cheeses. The pasta and the ribs were fine but far from inspiring. The wines were just bad, high acidity and little else. The wait staff are hilarious or annoying depending on your expectations. They know their stuff, but the attitude of superior foodiness and the over the top "isn't this the ultimate uber experience of your life?" can make you laugh or want to slap them.
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  • it is as i remembered
    anb3309VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    i am not a small plates person but this is a must because it's hard to decide between the spare ribs, leek tart, roast salmon, sausage, caponata, pastas... Service is nicely attentive. We were not loving the wine but thought it was not to our taste. They noticed and made a great substitution without our asking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    98rsdVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I hadn't been back in a long time, and I was reminded why I used to come here quite often: the food is delicious. The leek tart is addictive, the porchetta sandwich wonderful, the brussel sprouts delicious.
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  • Good food, but…
    PPggVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    "The next reservation for your table is at 5 p.m. so you'll have plenty of time". I supose the hostess was trying to be friendly letting us know at what time strangers had reserved that table we were ( it was 3.20 p.m. and our reservation were 3.40pm so we were early) but it was one of the rudest things I could listen from a hostess ever. What me and my mom supposed to do at 4.59pm if we were not finished? feel obligated to leave? is that the reason for letting us know for sure about it? Despite that the food was good, and the waiters were truly nice, but that treatment before made it's impression... Obs: the place was almost empty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely Delicious
    CityFolkVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Salumeria Rosi was a true find. Ate there twice during our last visit to NY. Seriously delicious food, each and every dish.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal we had in NYC
    Pittsburgher
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Went into the city for the weekend, saw a concert at the Beacon. Found Salumeria Rosi on Google Maps while searching for someplace to grab a bite before the show. The menu looked interesting so we made a reservation and took a shot. It was THE BEST meal we had while in NYC. The ambiance was relaxed but elegant, the service was friendly and prompt, and the food was AMAZING. We will be back the next time we are in town for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true treasure
    JunenycVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Over the years I have eaten here, I have been consistently delighted. The superb food - delicious, fresh, creative - attentive and respectful service, neighborhood warmth make this a top choice in the neighborhood and also worth travelling for. The small space creates intimacy but makes for difficulties with reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining not just eating
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Feels as if you're in Italy, romantic, and relaxing. Great passionate wait staff who understand and love the menu. It shouldn't be missed if you love authentic Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem from Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We felt as if we were sitting in a little restaurant in Italy --transported with the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy. The food was incredible, the service attentive and friendly. The restaurant had a lovely intimate energy and it was fun seeing the faces of others as they tasted their food and delightfully moaned at first bite. Fresh and simply prepared, the meal was perfect. This truly is a gem from Italy. Seating is limited, so be sure to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We just love the food, wine and service at Salumeria Rosi! We ate there again last night, this time for our son's birthday. Tara, the manager greeted us warmly upon our arrival. Our server Rebecca was helpful and friendly making wonderful suggestions. The meat and cheese selections are amazing and the main pasta's that Rebecca recommended were delicious as well. Lastly I love their Tuscan bean salad, loaded with tasty unusual beans. We have also ordered platters of meat and cheese many times to serve in our apartment where our guests refer to them as 'the REALLY GREAT meat and cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food at big prices
    Mouse
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The space is tight and you'll become intimately familiar with your neighbors but you'll be rewarded with numerous delicious northern Italian "tapas" sized plates. I find the prices to be on the expensive side. $12 for two golf ball sized meatballs is a bit much no matter how delicious. Still, the service is excellent and the food delicious so it's worth the occasional indulgence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I've never been disappointed with Salumeria Rosi. The food, wine and service are always top-notch and the general feel of the place is very cool and nice, without being stuffy or pretentious. This is one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood and one we'll definitely go back to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant except that the hostess tells you that you have a time limit when she seats you. As frequent diners, we understand they need to turn tables but it's highly rude to tell people on a 6:00pm reservation that "You have until 7:30 but I'm sure that's plenty of time for you". A. we're eating at old people time and B. thank you we're aware we're supposed to vacate the table when finished.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Tapas
    KSaxVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We eat here a lot since we live in the area. Food is ALWAYS fresh and delicious. Very consistent. Staff is fantastic. It's great for date night or for a small group. A little expensive.... but worth it.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood delight
    BMacVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    finding a fine restaurant on the Upper West Side, though admittedly getting easier, can still present a bit of a challenge. my wife and I like really tasty, fresh food served in a not so stuffy environment. We found the perfect combination of all those things at Salumeria Rosi. Though not normally enamored with restaurants that advise you of a specific duration of time that the table has been set aside for you (here it was an hour and a half) we decided to roll with the flow as neither of us tend to linger over our meals. The food was delicious and the service was pretty much perfect. We finished right at the outside of the hour and a half limit (acutally about ten minutes over) but there were no awkward moments. Great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amsterdam Gem
    RDS57VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    This place has been around for awhile so it's well understood that it is a combination Italian delicacy shop and a restaurant.. Less understood is how damn good the food has become. The small plates come out as ready and each provides a surprise. We tried the leak tart for the first time and it is wonderful. Steak with white beans is another treat. We said no to dessert and then couldn't resist finding out what caramelized prosciutto might be when combined with semifreddo. An entire lifetime can go by without being tempted. Don't let that happen!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really really good italian food...
    GPOPVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was simply delicious, well prepared, served nicely, professionally described. I cant wait to go back. The ONLY thing is that it is like eating at nice tables at a deli. The prices however, are more in line with a full service, top of the line Italian restaurant. Given that the people up front were not very friendly ( a smile would not HURT!) and that the reservation process was more concerned with letting me know the time at which I had to leave, the food will bring me back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NEIGHBORHOOD GEM
    NITZANNYVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    This small restaurant with some extraordinary food is a welcome addition to the upper west side.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Could be a great eatery
    GoodFood
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The food was fantastic. We enjoyed the different cured meats we sampled, and the small portions allowed us to share a diverse range of menu items. When we first arrived we were warned our table was promised to someone else 2 hours after our reservation. One of us had to sit on a backless seat that looked like a footstool. We asked for a chair and were told that was all they had because the chair was broken (the restaurant section was still empty at this point but no effort was made to accommodate our request). We felt rushed and not welcomed. Unfortunately, we won't be back. Too bad. The food and wine were excellent but the staff need a little attention and training to make this a wonderful place.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I just love this place. A true foodies heaven....service always so friendly and knowledgeable...then the true star (the food) arrives....as in an interesting wine list and this place just ticks every box for us and is a 'do not miss when in NYZ'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has never disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    I've been to Salumeria Rosi several times and the food never disappoints. Ordering small plates and sharing with others in your party allows you to try many wonderful dishes, cured meats and cheeses. A few highlights -the spicy sopresseta and spicy coppa are great and they make a pasta with a delicious amatriciana sauce and a tasty lasagna. The only dish I've had there that I won't order again is the polenta, when I had it the sauce was bland.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why?
    Bebop
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    We've been to Salumeria Rosi a number of times because we really like the Italian deli food and the waitresses are almost invariably delightful, as ours was on Monday might. But the person who called to confirm the reservation's insistence that we had 90 minutes to eat before we had to give up the table was off-putting. When the same message was repeated, it felt rude. When we arrived, the man at the door wanted us to wait for our assigned table, which was still occupied, though there were three other tables free. I asked for one of those and, after a moment of thought, he agreed and we sat down to a lovely meal. Why the rude up front when the dinner part is so enjoyable?
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will Not Return
    nikki329
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I've dined here often and always it until my last visit. They enforce a 90 minute turn time, but when I dinned here in the past I do not recall such a time restraint? Anyway, my date and I had ordered a bottle of wine and numerous small plates. We finished our bottle but still had pretty full plates of food in front of us so we wanted to order more wine but BTG. We were informed that our 90 minutes was almost up and we could not order additional wine. I understand time restraints; however, we ate only as fast as our food came out and then had to leave a good amount behind because our time was up!! Furthermore, there were empty tables around us and no wait at the door. Sadly I will not return to this once favorite neighborhood spot.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great!
    BikerDon
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Made a last minute Monday evening reservation to have dinner with a friend. Had the usual - prosciutto de parma, cingale, salad with scrambled eggs, caponata, brussell sprouts, lasagna, along with a couple of glasses of the Neprica - and it was all great. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We visit Manhattan several times a year, and Salumeria Rosi is our first dinner stop! Seating tight but cozy and comfortable. The wine list is limited but very good and reasonable. Cheese plates always interesting and delicious. Small plates are wonderful; we always get the Brussels sprouts! Portions seem to have gotten larger.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine food, casual atmosphere
    Maria
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    If you're frustrated trying to get into Salumeria Rosi at night, try lunch. Much quieter during the day and not as packed. Food's every bit as delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.