Osteria Rossa

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543 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Casual Italian-inspired cuisine in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.
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JoeQ
Grand Rapids
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here for some time.Food was great as usual, I had the pork cheek my wife had the carbanara. Had the octopus as an app and the panzanella salad. Waitress had a great sense of humor which I always appreciate.

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vipJglas1009
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and the food was delicious! Service was A+ Gabby is AWESOME and knows the menu perfectly and could answer any questions we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful! Nice ambiance and extremely polite service. Husband got the swordfish and I got the pork. Both were delicious and perfectly flavored with their sides. For “small plates” appetizer, we got the fish cakes and they were just that though - small. They were delicious but wish they would have been a little bigger considering the price. Overall, everything was great and would definitely go again!

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Lovesgoodeats
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always delicious. I like that they change up the menu seasonally. Service is friendly and professional. One of our favorite places in town.

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MarkL
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My dinner was underwhelming.

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vipMatty
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in Michigan!!! A must!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent on all accounts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Hard to be critical of places that are working hard to provide good food and service as they are. Nice menu with plenty of choices. Great service overcomes its shortcomings. Outdoor ambiance could use a little warmth and intimacy with flowers or lighting but it’s worth a visit or two. Give them all the support you can.

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vipMadolyn
Grand Rapids
44 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal, loved our server Kristin (sp?) & the outdoor seating. BUT there was a customer who went into the restaurant without a mask. No one stopped him. Our server said something but a manager should have immediately confronted him & asked the couple to mask up or leave. It's the law in MI.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience overall. Considering COVID-19, the outdoor atmosphere was nice and the food was good

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vipTireguy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The whole experience was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

No dressing on salad. Octopus on a different salad was very overcooked. Rigatoni main dish was overcooked. Our server was very apologetic and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere. Keeps us coming back!

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MKen
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They did not honor the reservation. I arrived on time and on the correct date. Finding a new option on a Friday night is not so easy.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night to dine outside. Service was great and food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delivers! Highly recommended.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hand made pasta with all of their dishes. Fresh seafood and local ingredients. Delicious cocktails and wine/beer selections. You can't go wrong with this place. The service and cleanliness was outstanding, even in the midst of COVID-19. Well done, we're totally coming back to this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friend from out of town came in- the staff was friendly and attentive. The food is amazing as always.

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AlanS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy atmosphere. Our server was excellent and spot on with her recommendations. We’ll definitely plan to eat here again in the near future. The quality of the food was as good as any we’ve had in Italy. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome for a date night! Service and good was amazing!

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Angelina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I do enjoy Osteria Rossa and have eaten there a few times before this. I ordered the eggplant and didn't enjoy it. It was rather al dente and not to my taste. My granddaughter enjoyed the chicken very much. We went to a Civic show afterwards and I chose the restaurant because she's a great pasta lover. She also has very simple tastes. I wish there had been more plain pasta dishes for her. Also it was a birthday celebration and I was disappointed to find out that all they could offer was candles!!

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Heather
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Osteria Rossa and dine there for special occasions. My octopus and filet were excellent; my husband’s meatballs were a bit dense and disappointing but he really liked the eggplant. People leaving the restaurant, causing the rest of us to get a gush of winter, cold air wasn’t the most pleasant. Perhaps directing guests to leave from the other door might alleviate this a bit. Otherwise keep up the great work!

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DougP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We (wife and myself) were seated quickly for our 5:30 reservation, Dakota was our excellent and knowledgeable server who took very good care of us,from recommending a lovely red wine for us,to explaining some of the menu items to us.Our appetizer was very good.The bread,although tasty,would've been really great had it been warm,and had more herbs in the dipping oil.But our dinner entrees were phenomenal, as was our dessert,your tiramisu!We definitely will recommend your restaurant to others ,and we ourselves will come again!Thank you again for a great dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Very disappointed in our experience here. We were seated and we waited 20 minutes before tracking down a waitress to order wine. We ordered a bottle and then waited another 20 minutes for it to arrive before flagging down our waitress to put an app order in and ask if we were getting the bottle we ordered. 50 minutes post arrival we had an appetizer and a drink. The salad was great. The pastas were nothing to write home about. For $150 dollar date night, we would expected better food and service.

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vipNotcookingtonight
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Everything was very good. We really enjoyed creating our own charcuterie tray. It was a busy night (2/14) but once we ordered service was great!

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LauraW
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second Valentine’s Day we have come to Osteria Rossa and it did not disappoint! It’s always delicious and the service is top notch. This is a great place for a nice upscale date or special occasion. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a nice Valentines Day dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers and will be back!!! The food was amazing. Great pricing. We went during a quite time later in evening, but the service was great! They really knew the menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cocktail menu mediocre. Food good. Very load

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MisterG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent restaurant and will definitely visit again. What I cannot understand is having people wait for tables in what is a tiny area by the front door in the freezing cold when so many tables are available. Also so many couples were told it was an hour wait when the restaurant emptied 20 minutes later.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best birthday dinner. I had the double cut pork and my husband had the rigatoni. Both were so delicious and we had enough to take some home! The wine prices are very reasonable $9-12. Appetizers were fun with bread, cheese, meats to pick from. We have been to almost every restaurant downtown and this is hands down our favorite.

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I both enjoyed this restaurant. Good food and free wine tastes before making your selection. I'm glad we made a reservation because it did seem to get busier after we arrived. I would say the cake dessert we had was not very good though. We would dine there again if we return to Grand Rapids.

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JulieO
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came in for the musical and had plenty of time to enjoy a fabulous meal to include happy hour specials. The red sauce was fantastic. Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great dinner before Hamilton! Waitress was very attentive and helpful answering our questions!!!

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vipluv2run0718
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious as usual but our server was amazing. She made our experience over the top!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
17 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lamb pasta & loved it! Foods all about QUALITY, so yummy

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DaleS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great a atmosphere and very quiet place for dinner before the theater.

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ThomasS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful, but food a little slow. Arrived at restaurant at 5:30 p.m. before 7:30 p.m. show and ordered shortly thereafter, but mains didn’t arrive until 6:30 p.m. Both bread and coffee arrived at table cold. Waitress did a nice job.

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JonH
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love this place. But, it was disappointing to come after a year to learn their pizza oven and espresso machines were both broken. We had our hearts set on pizza! This was not on their website or Open Table. Our food was excellent and the service. The waitress who seated us was a bit surly, but our waitress was great. Seemed a bit like the edges were a bit rough. They didn't acknowledge that we were celebrating a birthday which I had said on Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service,but a little noisy

FAQs

Osteria Rossa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (616) 988-9350.

Osteria Rossa is rated 4.4 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.