Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica

4.9
336 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica is an Italian Symphony of Food and Music, where the culinary expertise of Chef Dario Leo blends with the musical notes of Tenor Maurice LoMonaco for a unique dining experience.

Our menus change every season, emphasizing the ingredients at their best availability. We use products from various local farmers purveyors; therefore we've created a trustful connection with them. Our dishes reflect our commitment with nature in creating delicious healthy meals for everyone... as they were made in the past, genuinely and with passion.

We feature classic preparations such as; veal ossobuco, poultry, beef, seafood, risotto, fish stews, homemade pasta and desserts, with our imagination and creativity.

Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica sees itself as one with the community and the world; Rossini Trattoria, is a place where you make encounters, which are the treasures of our life path!
Come feel, taste and live an authentic a

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 336 people are saying
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vipGooch
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL..FABULOUS..TERRIFIC
From the time you enter "Thier house" the fun begins.
Service, food and wine, ambiance and musical talent are incomparable. Maurizio, Maggdalena and Dario are beyond explanation and a visit is a must when in Port Charlotte. We are blessed to have this restaurant in our area. Thanks for making everyone feel like family.
Loved "Americano", Bocelli and Billy Joel renditions. Truly a professional presentation all around. A must visit anytime you are in the area.
Bill and Nancy

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Barbara
Naples
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the food and service. As an added bonus the owner visted every table and sang in Italian. He had a wonderful voice and it added to a perfect evening.

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Pat1221
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant if ours. Maurice and staff never disappoint us!

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dinal
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food! I had ricotta gnocchi, husband had osso bucco, with risotto, food is amazing, we ended dinner with panna cotta, for desert, authentic Italian food definitely a must go to restaurant!

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vipdeecalandriello
Adelaide
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time here, never disappoints. The owners treat you like friends which I love.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience, authentic with attention to ingredients and technique. The owners really care and the Octopus and Veal Osso Bucco were excellent choices.

Molto Bene!

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formerchef
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve night was my husband's 64th birthday and our 20 1/2 years marital anniversary. We chose Rossini Trattoria for its menu items. The presentation in their website pictures were enticing. As a former chef, I love well-prepared and artistically plated food. I was so delighted from the start of the first course on their attention to detail in both taste and presentation. The calamari was tender in a light crispy batter with a savory marinara sauce. Their homemade crustini bread was a perfect base for their artichoke tomato tapanade. We then shared a lovely Caesar Salad. The dressing was outstanding with the perfect amount of anchovy and Aged Parmesan graced the top. I chose the Lobster ravioli in a creamy tomato basil sauce. They make their pastas in house which is quickly apparent with the first bite melting in your mouth. My husband had Branzino filet "Acquapazza" with crab, artichokes and olive. The fish was cooked to perfection. Light delicate flavor and soft but firm texture. It came with three small fillets and my husband was pleasingly satiated. We finished off our bottle of Italian Chardonnay while waiting for our flourless chocolate cake with amaretto sauce and fresh whipped cream. It was a very romantic night with both owners singing in Italian to the music. The only drawback for me was when the owner would belt out a word directly behind me which startled me a couple of times. Otherwise Perfect!

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vipDennisP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true local diamond! We’ve been there many times and the owners, staff and food never disappoint!! It has become one of our very favorite restaurants...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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Landgk
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going there for dinner — fabulous owners and chef!!!

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vipJCK50
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had
True passion from the owner to deliver an exceptional experience
You simply must go

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RickT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An visiting old friend and I dined here for the first time recently and we simply can’t say enough great things about this restaurant. The food was amazing and plentiful, the wine delicious, the owner very charming and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. I am a full-time resident here in Port Charlotte and my friend is from Virginia but has been spending several months at a time here visiting with me. We can easily see this becoming our favorite restaurant in Florida.

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vipGooch
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Move over Disney....this is the new Happy Place !!!!
Wonderful ambiance, service, quality food with reasonable prices. Maurice, Maddalena, Dario and wife have a fantastic understanding of a family restaurant where YOU AND YOUR PARTY are immediately accepted.
Maurice and Maddalena are entertaining singers and Dario's preparations are exquisite.
Our first time here but will not be the last visit to this hidden gem in Port Charlotte. Thanks for an amazing memorable evening
Bill and Nancy
"Billy Joel's Italian restaurant "

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LynnM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The food and service was great. The highlight of the evening, however, was hearing Maurice Lo Monaco sing.

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enato
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service
Staff are a trip

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DebS
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rossini's for that 'special' occasion. The food was great, the service was warm and friendly and the evening was wonderful, just as we knew it would be. We got to enjoy Maurice's exceptional voice as we enjoyed dessert. What a delightful combo.

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PatC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience, food was outstanding ambiance was fascinating! The owner picked up his guitar and sang to us with his operatic tenor voice that was enthralling!! Wonderful evening can’t wait to go back. One of our group (who has traveled all over the world) said it was possibly the best meal she has ever had!!

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dinal
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the quality of the food is the best,I had homemade ricotta gnocci, wow!!! That's new on there menu,they also have a grilled option, for those that want a healthy option, my husband loves osso bucco, it's the best,the entertainment is awesome, Maurice has a wonderful voice and now his wife joins him for a song or 2, very entertaining, it's not just dinner but also great entertainment, there are great team between Dario who cooks amazing dishes and the hospitality and entertainment it's a must go! Please go you won't regret it!

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vipRichardB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a JEWEL! Mauricio and team are spectacular. Don’t miss this!

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent! Cooked perfectly.
The owners; Husband and wife team were entertaining with table side songs, not to mention, Excellent service. It was a fun night...
We will be back!

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KathleenC
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming hosts wonderful food lovely ambience. We will definitely be going back

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Danny
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our absolutely favorite spots. Food is prepared fresh to order and always excellent. My favorite is the eggplant. It's NOT breaded and fried so the eggplant melts in your mouth. Both veal dished are excellent as well as the chicken. This is fresh, northern Italian fare. Don't confuse it with the American, overly sauced, cheesed and huge portions of pasta.
Best part is listening to Maurice sing. He is amazing and it makes the evening so special. Such a gift he has.

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MarionP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a special night out. The dinner was delicious and it was like being at the opera listening to Maurice sing.

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NancyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The entertainment it wonderful.

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LoriT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. Maurice and his staff are personable and attentive and the food that comes out of Chef Leo's kitchen is amazing.

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RobertY
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy inviting couple to a REAL Italian restaurant. Puts places in Boston's North End to shame. The food is superb. Four different meals -- four different sighs of delight. The owner and waiter is wonderful, with a great singing voice. This is our go-to place for special occasions, guests, romantic evenings, or just a wonderful meal.

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dinal
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent! If you truly want Italian food this is it! It’s a hidden gem, Maurice sings Italian songs it’s a great atmosphere, no Italian restaurant has all this you get great food and great entertainment , and the owners make you feel like family. I totally recommend this place.

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JonF
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent wine and fantastic hosts. The owners sang to us and the other guests and made the evening a wonderful experience.

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StephenH
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, and wine selection. The owners are very attentive and appreciative. Food made fresh not some frozen chain restaurant trash. Outstanding!!!

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HamillD
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Diamond in the rough!! Don't be fooled by the exterior!!
Excellent food, service and wonderful owners.
You wont be disappointed.

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vipNicholasM
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had to be in Pt Charlotte overnight so I checked open table and picked Rossini’s. Great choice! Food was excellent, my veal milanese was so tender and my wife’s chicken dish was delicious. Dessert topped it off perfectly. Mauritizio was a gracious and entertaining host with voice that belongs at Carnegie Hall. Will be back on the next trip.

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vipIceref413
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at the restaurant and it is a hidden gem. The owners are wonderful people and they do an outstanding job in all levels. The food was excellent and presented in a beautiful way. I would suggest this restaurant to everyone.

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RandyC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Hands down the best authentic Italian in Charlotte County. My better half is Italian and it is hard to impress a person who was raised in Italy on Nana's cooking. This restaurant not only impresses but has become a regular date night spot. Check it out for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

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vipDougP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in the County, and possibly the state. All fresh ingredients prepared to order. The taste is exquisite. Wine list far better than your average fare, wide range of selections. Very friendly, family owned. And if you're lucky, you might convince Maurice to sing a few numbers!

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dinal
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, great food, feels like a piece of italy

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BruceM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make the trip to Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica whenever we are in Ft. Myers. The 45 minute trip is more than worth it. We had 2 first timers with us this week and they can’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed the food. We even ordered a couple of pizzas to take home with us for lunch the next day. Maurice and his wife always take great care of us and when Maurice serenades the customers it always brings out big smiles.
Chef Dario creates awesome meals. We always have a great time!
If you enjoy quality Italian dishes, you have to go to Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica!

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vipDennisP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Always a great meal and a great time! Maurizio and Dario treat your like you are family!! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience...on a scale of 1-10...it’s an “11 Excellent”!!!

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dinal
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific again, best Italian food, we had the pollo supremo, pasta arrabiatta, all exceptional! this is best Italian restaurant in Charlotte county, the owners are very nice and attentive, Maurice has a fantastic voice, it's very much recomended.

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vipShellyC
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Italian food! Incredible atmosphere. Very fresh, creative menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure to be greeted by Maurice who proceeded to serenade my date with Italian opera areas.

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PatriciaB
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in the PUnta Gorda/ Port Charlotte area. A must try

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica using the Order Online button. Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 766-6111.

Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica is rated 4.9 stars by 336 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.