Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica

4.7
473 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica is an Italian Symphony of Food and Hospitality, where the culinary expertise of Chef Dario Leo blends with the gracious service of his team for a unique dining experience.

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

We execute classic preparations such as veal ossobuco, poultry, beef, seafood, risotto, fish stews, homemade pasta and desserts, with a more personal touch and presentation.

Rossini Trattoria Gastronomica sees itself as one with the community and the world.
Come feel, taste and live an authentic experience!

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 473 people are saying
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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Excellent food from wine and appetizers to desserts, ambiance, and service by Georgia! Wonderful, romantic, little place! Our new favorite Italian restaurant! So glad we discovered it! We'll be back!

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DianeB
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner , food was delicious and great service! Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding from appetizer to desert. We had the rack of lamb special, two veal dishes and a pasta dish. We highly recommend all these dishes. The service was also pleasant and timely.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food in a lovely place..which also could be somewhere in Italy. You can‘t pick anything wrong in this menu.
We‘re repeating customers..and can‘t wait for our next dinner at this amazing restaurant..Grazie Mille!!

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JenniferI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around! The absolute best meal I have had in Florida, with very friendly and professional staff. Such a relaxing yet festive atmosphere. We will take all of our guests here! Thank you!

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johnv
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owners are great food and service terrific Ambiance very nice. We had Lobster ravioli and the Pasta Bolognese both were terrific

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chef101
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable dinner, attentive staff, classic dishes with well chosen wine list. I recommend strongly.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable
I had gluten free pasta and it was perfect along with good gluten free bread
We had wine with our dinner, house wine, and that was very good
The people were over the top with service and very informative of things
Will be going back for sure

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TracyR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. We really enjoyed our dinners. Not a fancy place but you feel like family when you’re there!

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Waitresses were very attentive.

Food was really good but it was way overpriced especially for the small quantity that was served.

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viphelenzt
Cleveland
108 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in 2 years (due to the pandemic/less travel). The food and service was just as good as we remembered, thankfully! I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on this menu, whether food or wine. And the service is outstanding, too. Don’t let the outside appearance keep you from coming in(looks like it was a fast food place once upon a time)! You’re guaranteed a wonderful dinner!

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BillL
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious meal and great service. Our most favorite Italian restaurant in the area.

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vipnjbillybudd
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Not a memorable dining experience. No ambience. Very brightly lit. The servers were great. Couldn't hear music. Not at all up to the hype that I expected.

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Lisa
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was superb , staff was amazing , lighting too bright; and we missed the owner preforming .
Happy New Year

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find for dinner with our friends. Food was excellent and the waitress was attentive and engaging.

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vipellenrose
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don’t be fooled by the look of the restaurant from the outside. The menu is just the right size, awesome Italian wine selections, and the food prepared perfectly. Our waitress, Melissa was attentive and pleasant. The owners, in attendance were patient with a slightly loud group (cousins together after 5 years). The pricing to us was equal to the quality. We will be back.

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KellyD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The whole meal was fantastic and our waiter was suburb.

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formerchef
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their holiday menu was much better this year as it was not a Prix fix. You could select from a limited menu that was priced as individual items to meet each guest's appetite. We planned on four courses as it was my husband's 65 birthday and our 21 1/2 anniversary. December 24 is very special to us. We ordered the house white wine which was smooth and dry, exactly what we wanted for our meals. We shared the fried calamari which were incredible. Light and crispy batter with tender meat and a hearty marinara and lemon. Their version of this dish found in many many Italian restaurants and pizzerias was one of the best ever this former chef has had. The "Cesare" salad was ordinary and not well sauced but we ate it awaiting the main courses. Next time we will have one of their other salads as we have found they are really well prepared and worth their higher price. My husband had grilled Black Grouper with broccoli and roasted potatoes - which he polished off and said it was superb. I had the Veal "Lemon Piccata". It had a browned butter caper sauce that was reminiscent of an Italian country kitchen. The sauce was rich and flavorful and the lemon lingered on the back of your palate. No extreme lemon or caper bite to it as they simmered the sauce to the perfect reduction. This recipe was made to grace the luscious veal that melted in your mouth. The lightly mashed potatoes and sautéed zucchini sides went perfectly with the entree. After a birthday candled delicious filled Sicilian cannolo, we shared a second dessert - their amazing Chocolate flourless cake with amaretto sauce and fresh raspberries. It is something not to pass up even though they have other great desserts. One of the best meals we have had here.

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deecalandriello
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with anything from Rossini's. Alot more of a waitstaff, thats a good thing and our waitress was excellant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional customer service! You are missing out on a great dining experience if you don’t dine at Rossini’s!!

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vipMoeM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations but when we approached the building, we almost bailed! It looks like a drive through restaurant. DO NOT BE DETERRED by this, this restaurant is a gem! Go online and look at the menu, it’s fabulous and everything we tried was the best version we’d ever had. We had bruschetta, lobster raviolis, pork butt and pana cotta. Everything was A++
And then there’s the staff…warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable. We will go back. Often.

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vipDougP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Rossini's is a real gem in Charlotte County.

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KenB
Fort Lauderdale
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small quaint Italian restaurant. Extremely pleasing interior decore. True Italian quisiene. Exceptional food.

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Pickles1213
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not at all what I was expecting, unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t be fooled by the drive through, this is exclusive fine dining. My new favorite when visiting the area.

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vipilvcobalt
Tampa
123 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A most enjoyable dinner! Wonderful hidden gem in Port Charlotte. Everything was delicious. Chef made special accommodation requests. My husband's swordfish was exceptional. We look forward to visiting again.

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dinal
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual, Dario is a master chef! Raina is a fantastic waitress,very attentive,great athomsphere,you feel like family,a must try is everything! But my husband loves osso Bocco .

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Kprice5
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as always! Chef Dario is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem. Awesome food and service.

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OmaGirl
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night enjoying fabulous cuisine ~ delicious❣️

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vipdinal
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dario is an exceptional chef! My salmon was unbelievable, my husband had pasta with rapini and clams, also unbelievable everything I have had here is fantastic, authentic Italian, it’s very family oriented everyone is nice and welcoming, Shiela Dario’s wife is very sweet and welcoming, and our waitress Raina, is excellent, very attentive. Totally recommend this place once you try this place you will be going back for more!

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic Italian food. Owner checked on us several times. Lovely evening!

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dodrive2far
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Osso Buco in town, any town. Excellent wine list with lots of top shelf italian wine. The service is attentive and sometimes entertaining. This is easily the best restaurant in Port Charlotte.

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JudyH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Restaurant owner is also the chef and he came by to say hi to our table during the meal. Meals were a bit on the pricier side but the ambiance and service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were there last year and was looking forward to our meal and having guitar and Italian singing by the staff.
We found out that the person who was there last year is no longer with them. So disappointed! He really made our dining experience entertaining and fun!
The food was ok. What was the turn off for our evening was the waitress we had. She was very rude and condescending to me and my guests. She told me to be quiet and wait till she was finished talking! I have never been treated that way in a restaurant ever! She may have thought she was funny but it made all of us at the table very uncomfortable. We will probably not be back there for dinner. Or if we do will request someone other than her to wait on us.

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Golfgal
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic Italian food cooked perfectly and served with flair!

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drmoogala
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were actually quite surprised by the high ratings this place has it was ok but not great. It was also overpriced and the waitress got my dessert order wrong and then tried to argue that I didn’t order what I actually did. She needs to learn the menu and listen. We won’t be back!

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vipRTDragonfly
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there and they did not disappoint. We started with calamari again and it was as good this time. I had the cannelloni this time and it was wonderful. I had extended family with me so we were a group of 6, everyone had a different entree and all were very good. My niece had gluten free pasta and said it was also very good. She’s been gluten free for years and has a lot of pasta meals to compare it to (anyone who’s eats gluten free knows not all gluten free foods taste good). We’re looking forward to our next visit!

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vipRTDragonfly
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food = excellent. We started with the fried calamari, tender and delicious. Salads were fresh, crisp, and dressings were flavorful. My husband had the veal osso bucco and said it was tender and tasted great. I had the linguini and clams – the clams were cooked perfectly, as was the pasta. It was delicious. My husband had the gelato, which I of course tasted, and it was rich and decadent as gelato should be. I had the panna cotta with berries sauce – I was in heaven! We can’t wait to go back!

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vipdinal
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dario never fails to make every meal delicious! Everything from appetizers to entrees to desserts all great every time! Great wine list too, from all over Italy, totally recommend.

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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 4.7 stars by 473 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.