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About Rosso Trattoria Italia

ROSSO is an elegantly casual Italian Trattoria , owner Richard Couture, brings over 30 years of restaurant experience, opening the award winning American Club in Kohler, WI., to some of the finest Italian restaurants in New York City, Beverly Hills, and Naples. The warm, open kitchen features a wood-fired oven, in preparing your thin crust pizza. Using local, seasonal products whenever possible, the menu boasts a wood-fired grill. The C.A.B. center cut Filet Mignon and Ribeyes, are among the best steaks in town and the Chicken Parmesan--an American-Italian classic--sets the standard. The wine list is decidedly Italian and American. ROSSO also features a variety of Italian spirits and craft beers.The dining room is rustic, yet modern with rich woods and sleek leather chairs. There are two large communal tables for small groups to get together or for strangers to become friends. Located in Trenholm Plaza, in the heart of Forest Acres, just five minutes from downtown Columbia.

4840 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - ?

Bar Opens Daily at 5:00pm

Happy Hour: Mon-Friday until 6:30pm Bar and Communal Tables Only

Cross Street:
Trenholm Plaza

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(803) 787-3949

Website:
http://www.rossocolumbia.com/

Entertainment:

Catering:
ROSSO can cater nearly any event. Simply call us to discuss the details of your next special event. Check out our website for our catering venues. We can also cater box and platter lunches. Call us for more info.

Parking Details:
ROSSO is located in Trenholm Plaza, which has plenty of FREE public parking. In addition to the main lot, there is also a large, well-lit lot behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Howard Stephens

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us if you are interested in booking a private event or function in either our private dining area or by buying out all or part of the restaurant. We also cater offsite. Call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Richard Couture: (803) 787-3949

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Rosso is available for Private Luncheons any day of the week. We are also a fantastic venue for afternoon Wedding Receptions and much more affordable than most catering halls. Call us to discuss your next lunch meeting, private group luncheon or wedding reception.

Rosso is also available for a complete Buy-Out for the evening. Call us to discuss pricing for holding your next Private Event at Rosso!

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Rosso Trattoria Italia Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
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Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (9)
Authentic (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Rosso made it a lovely evening on such a busy Valentines night.

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·Dined 4 days ago

My girlfriend and I met here for Valentine’s day because it is half way between Charlotte and Charleston our respective cities. The service was excellent. The food was quick and evening was enjoyable. Would definitely meet there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Second time here. This place is fantastic. The food is the best that we have had, and we have been to some really good places, from hole-in -the-wall to 5 star. The wait staff is knowleable and efficient and the drinks were interesting. We will return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and had a great meal at Rosso this past Saturday. We have been there often and it is one of our all-time favorite spots. The restaurant itself is comfortable and has agreat layout and décor. Our food was excellent. My wife had the shrimp scampi and I had the pasta di Bolognese. Both dishes were excellent and the servings were plentiful. We enjoyed a couple of glasses of the house Chianti. The wine list provides a very good variety, as well. The service was very good even though the restaurant was full, A very nice evening!!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best dining experiences in Columbia. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The veal saltimbocca was very good as was the scallop risotto. Dessert was a mascarpone cheesecake which was light and tasty.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great dinner as usual. Love the homemade ravioli. Unusual combination of ingredients but they worked together.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Appetizers and salads were excellent. The wine was also excellent. My wife states her entre' was delicious. My entre' was disappointing. The pork chop was "gristly" so much so that it was difficult to cut. The service was excellent: attentive but not intrusive. Even though the restaurant was busy we did not feel rushed. On the whole it was a very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

2nd time in a row service has been bad. The waiter was not attentive. There weren’t that many people in the restaurant so it’s really inexcusable. Not sure I’ll go back.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was just delicious! I recommend the ribeye and the gluten free pizza.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Waiter needs more training. Kitchen, per waiter, lost our order. Not up to par with Rosso standards. Food ok.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great dinner. Had a good time with friends who also love Rosso. A wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

On a cold Tuesday night, arriving early, we felt like VIP guests. Beautifully lit, quiet space with the full attention of our two servers . We enjoyed a tender, tasty plate of fried calamari to share. The salmon entree and the steak frites were delicious. The tiramisu was superb!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our dinner was delicious and the service was great.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent 4 star dining and ambience at a reasonable price.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Disappointed! They were out of everything we ordered but we were not informed for 20 minutes or so after we placed the order. Server was very nice when present but mostly absent. Food finally arrived stone cold! Very disappointed!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service tonight was slow. It took well over an hour after we ordered to get our meals. Drink refills were very slow as well. Given the time it took to get our food we probably would have ordered one more round of drinks before it got there. Food was good. We heard a server tell another nearby table they had more take-out orders than usual so the kitchen was backed up. While I’m known to order take out, I believe an advanced scheduled reservation should probably take precedence.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wry enjoyable evening. Nice wind, waiter wa attentive and we did not feel rushed.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Our server was Lex and she was very good. I enjoyed the Italian spaghetti and meat balls special and birthday wife enjoyed steak and cheesy french fries.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. The menu is creative. It is always a pleasure to dine at Rosso's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

42nd wedding Anniversary

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food and drinks. Charcuterie board was excellent.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great atmosphere. New Years Eve was a little hectic due to over booking.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a perfect New Years Eve dinner with 3 couples. Ambiance is always lovely
at Rosso Trattoria and the food...fabulous! Always worth the drive from Camden.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waiter was unprofessional. The bottles of wine they had on the menu was up-charged times 4. The food was not very good. Was not authentic Italian. Overall disappointed and won’t be returning.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife’s food was superb. I am not an Italian food lover so I had a steak. Very expensive and very very mediocre. We will try again as she really liked what the chef put together for her. My idea of great Italian rolls on 4 rubber tires, rolls super fast and costs a bunch. Italian food lovers will love this place.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was excellent. The lobster ravioli was superb. We recommend ordering it if it is on the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Dinner with family from out of town. Everyone had a wonderful time with the delicious food, excellent and attentive service from Stuart, and the great fellowship among the family. We will be back!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were delighted! It was so quiet we could actually talk to each other (what a concept!). Our wait person, Kyle, was efficient, knowledgeable, personable, and a delight. Loved the red walls. A little on the expensive side, but fine for a special occasion. We will definitely be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants, we have been here for birthdays in the past, but this time, it was for Christmas Eve dinner. It was an incredible menu, and we had great service. The wine and cocktails are out of this world. The cocktail, Santa's helper made of Kahlua was sweet and delicious. Definitely recommended and a great place for dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was really good but it took longer than usual to arrive at the table. Also, portions seemed to have decreased since my last visit. Waitress was wonderful though and made our experience much better than it would’ve been.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The problem started when we arrived and were seated. The person that sat us told me although we had a 6:15 reservation that they had someone coming in at 8 or maybe 8:30 for that table. Never in my life have I had that happen.

The food is always good but this time my son had the Flant steak and it was close to cold are barely warm. My potato’s under the New York strip were also cold. The food was good outside that. The flavors were good and my steak was cooked just right. The wife and my sons girl friends food was good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our entrees were disappointing. Service and appetizers were great.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I had stop going to Rosso's for awhile but the food Wednesday night was delicious and everything had returned to its previous quality. I will return there again very soon as it is right in my neighborhood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I've been to Rosso quite a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it; however, this last visit was a big disappointment. The service was extremely poor. Two people in our party did not get their food until the other six people were almost finished with their meals. The wait staff and manager did not care and did not offer any explanation. The foood was good once we finally got it. Several people in our group had dishes containing shrimp, but there weren't many shrimp in them. We'll give Rosso another chance one day to redeem themselves.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was a perfect place to entertain our out of town friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Kyle was our server and he was so very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious as always. My husband was continuing to talk about his delicious lampchops last night over our dinner at home. Thank you for maintaining such high quality dining at Rosso!!! It is always fabulous.

Jeanne C.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

No gluten-free bread, and no herbal teas. Service was "good", and food was also "good".

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Chose this restaurant on the basis of previous experience and have always found the food to be excellent. We went early to avoid the crowd and had a very pleasant and quiet evening, with an excellent meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The gathering for friends was spot on. Room to open gifts for a friend who was moving, and still quiet enough for conversation. Great wine selections to pair with the food options.
Great value for a quality dinner. Always a "go to" spot!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Rosso’s has delicious food, great happy hour specials and a friendly staff. I had dinner with a group of 8 ladies and we had a wonderful time. Our waiter, Dillon, was super friendly, attentive and so personable. He made our experience extra special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic
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