Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica
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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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
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.
A favorite restaurant if ours. Maurice and staff never disappoint us!
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!
3rd time here, never disappoints. The owners treat you like friends which I love.
Great experience, authentic with attention to ingredients and technique. The owners really care and the Octopus and Veal Osso Bucco were excellent choices.
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!
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!!
We always love going there for dinner — fabulous owners and chef!!!
One of the best meals I have ever had
True passion from the owner to deliver an exceptional experience
You simply must go
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.
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 "
We had a wonderful evening. The food and service was great. The highlight of the evening, however, was hearing Maurice Lo Monaco sing.
Excellent food and service
Staff are a trip
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.
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!!
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!
This place is a JEWEL! Mauricio and team are spectacular. Don’t miss this!
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!
Charming hosts wonderful food lovely ambience. We will definitely be going back
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.
It was a special night out. The dinner was delicious and it was like being at the opera listening to Maurice sing.
Great food and service. The entertainment it wonderful.
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.
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.
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.
Great food, excellent wine and fantastic hosts. The owners sang to us and the other guests and made the evening a wonderful experience.
Outstanding food, and wine selection. The owners are very attentive and appreciative. Food made fresh not some frozen chain restaurant trash. Outstanding!!!
Diamond in the rough!! Don't be fooled by the exterior!!
Excellent food, service and wonderful owners.
You wont be disappointed.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Wonderful atmosphere, great food, feels like a piece of italy
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!
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”!!!
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.
Awesome Italian food! Incredible atmosphere. Very fresh, creative menu!
It was a pleasure to be greeted by Maurice who proceeded to serenade my date with Italian opera areas.
Best Italian food in the PUnta Gorda/ Port Charlotte area. A must try
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.