Rossoblu

4.7
518 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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About

Rossoblu celebrates chef Steve Samson’s two home cities, Los Angeles and Bologna, Italy. The menu features house made salumi, soulful pastas, market produce, and wood grilled fish and meats.

Located in downtown’s City Market South, the site of Los Angeles’s original produce market, Rossoblu’s vaulted dining room and open kitchen create a festive dining environment. The restaurant’s private outdoor piazza allows al fresco diners to feel far removed from the nearby city bustle. An intimate basement wine cellar can be reserved for private parties.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(213) 749-1099
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Steve Samson
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Private party facilities
An intimate downstairs wine cellar offers a glimpse into the chef's pasta workshop and butcher box.
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Private party contact
Brittany Papalini: (877) 356-3036
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 11th & 12th Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking Fee: $8

Valet Parking is managed by City Market South and Athena Parking. The entrance to valet parking is located at 612 East 11th Street between San Julian St. and San Pedro St.

Metered street parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Not only great food, but such a wonderful setting to have a meal. Friendly staff and also very helpful and knowledgeable about wines. Will def return soon.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Unfortunately, the best part of this meal was the wine, which, aside from curating the wine list, the restaurant had no part in preparing. The food was underwhelming (in general) especially for the price. As someone who has traveled to and dined in Bologna, this was a disappointment.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

They couldn’t have been nicer and we had a great dinner. Waiter spilled a little water on me and brought us extra dishes and dessert to make up for it.
I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Fantastic meal and great service! I feel like too often in LA you might have great food, but the service or meal timing is way off, especially for these “share plate” type restaurants. Rossoblu though is like a well oiled machine as our appetizer came out within minutes, and we were never waiting long for the next dish to come out.

Also, we were celebrating my wife’s birthday and they started us off right away with some complimentary prosecco and finished with a wonderful dessert. All main staff that came to our table also wished her a happy birthday. Rossoblu definitely pays attention to all the details and the food was amazing too! We will definitely be back!

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OT
3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The hostess was a bit haughty when we arrived to check in and the wait staff, while attentive, had the same attitude throughout our meal. We ordered the suckling pig shoulder and it took a very long time to arrive. They did not tell us it would take longer and only came to let us know once it was nearly ready. Once it arrived, we noticed that they gave us the leg, not the shoulder. We also ordered Kennebeck potatoes, which were so over fried that they were barely edible. Other food looked good, so I can’t say that the food is bad overall. Unfortunately, this was a bad enough experience that I won’t be returning.

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K
3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Mediocre. Not up to the hype. Lukewarm flavorless pasta, so-so salad lacking dressing, and mediocre soup. Good chicken and pork shoulder. Good service. Still, far from the praise it’s received.

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C
4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The food was very good. Service was excellent and the staff was very accommodating.

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L
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Lovely restaurant patio. Service was attentive. Pasta not as spectacular as I had hoped but still really good. Got a fishbone in my first bite of orata and budino had too much nut topping that distracted from the pudding itself. Our appetizers and wine were amazing. I will go back.

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CC
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Eat on the patio if you want to be able to talk to your table-mates. Food and service are wonderful. Noise level inside is high.

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LF
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

So delicious. Loved everything about the restaurant.

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LU
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The food and service were great! Perfect place for the ladies to hang out and chat!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I ate by myself at the bar. The food and mimosa were great!

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JB
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent experience from start to finish

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TS
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing meal. Third time to Rossoblu and it never disappoints. Chef Steve came over and brought out our roasted suckling pig himself. An memorable and fantastic meal with some incredible friends.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Absolutely delicious food. The waitress led us to the promise land. Every suggestion was absolutely delectable. Amazing experience and I️ fell deeper in love with the love of my life. Thank you Rossoblu. Thank you.

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b
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

One of the best Italian meals I’ve had in LA.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was amazing ! And the service was great . Definitely going back .

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M
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Excellent service and food. Best Italian meal in L.A.

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M
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

One of my favorite experiences anywhere. The entire staff made it great.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Always have the Orata every time we visit. Its the best in town! Coal roasted veggies are a must each time too! And the bolognese is to die for. If you have a nut allergy skip it. Marinated in pistachios.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Exceptional food with an amazing staff. The staff made me feel welcomed. The food was very satisfying.

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L
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great food and great experience at Rossoblu. Had the pork meatballs to start followed by Nonna's tagliatelle with bolognese sauce, the New York steak with some ridiculous sauce, and the Crispy,Kennebuc potatoes. Dessert was the Millefoglie, flakey phyllo pastry with caramel mascarpone, vanilla custard and raspberries. Not to be missed. Everything was delicious. Portions were perfect size. Just enough for two. We were lucky enough to have Dannon as our server. He was super friendly, had a great sense of humor and was a great and efficient server to boot. Noise level was a little loud as the evening progressed but not so loud so you couldn't have a conversation with your dinner partner. All in all, a great experience across the board.

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G
4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We ate at the restaurant for the first time and loved sitting on the patio. In addition, the service was well choreographed and friendly.

My quibble is with something that happened with our wine order, so probably under the purview of the sommelier. We ordered a bottle of the rose on the single/bottle menu but were brought a bottle that was at a higher price point (without being told it was more expensive) because they had just finished the last bottle of the one we had ordered. I would have preferred being offered the wine menu again and we would have chosen something else.

Overall, the food is good and the setting lovely (inside and out). We will be back --perhaps to try the happy hour, since it's a little pricey.

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P
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Everything about tonight was special. The witty banter at the bar. The marvelous hostess who secured us a table outside. Our exuberant server both knowledgeable in every respect and engaging at every turn. And even the busboy had a million dollar smile as he cleared our dishes. Surely this is how royalty is served. Every course was unique and exceptionally well prepared as well.

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AJ
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Excellent authentic Northern Italian food! We heard and met the owner Steve at Disneyland and we were so impressed we had to see his restaurant! We had our toddler (3 years) old with us, and we didn't feel shunned. Actually, the outside seating is pretty good for kids.

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n
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we had a great time! From the service, ambience, food, and overall experience, it was amazing. Thank you for having us, Rossoblu.

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MS
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Outstanding meal, highly recommend for a special occasion. Not cheap, but worth it!

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GT
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Went with a buddy a few weeks ago and had a great time. Cocktails were really good, although my negroni was on the small side and served up without asking. We sat at the Kitchen Counter, next to the Santa Maria grill. Food was great, the server gave great recommendations. I expected the Orata to be filleted for us, but we had no issues working with it ourselves. Overall fun times, good wine pairings, good food. I'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I'm just realizing right now that my reservation was for 9:15 and I thought it was 9:30. Credit to the very kind front-of-house professionals for not judging us at all. Big space, quite loud, but attentive service and, most important, focused food. Perfect little oysters, intense brodo, etc. Would love to return and sample other dishes.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

It was a perfect meal and setting. Food was shareable. Pasta was amazing. Suzanne was knowledgeable and kind setvet. We will return.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Superb food, friendly service, food was prepared and served quickly. Delicious wine menu and interesting cocktails. Definitely plan to return to try their brunch and will go for drinks and sit outside in the courtyard.

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DF
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Perfect night! When I booked the reservation, I included a note that we were celebrating our one year anniversary. We were greeted with complimentary champagne and got complimentary ice cream with our dessert. Wonderful staff, food, wine, cocktails, and ambience. Can’t wait to go back!

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m
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

There were three in our party. We purchased a Sicilian rose and enjoyed a second bottle of Bordeaux that we brought with us. We each selected two items for a total of six items shared: mixed greens + herbs salad; big eye tuna; tortelloni; tortellini; roasted chicken; and beans with sausage. Each dish was delightful and delectable. Finished with two desserts: chocolate budini, and rice cake, awesome!

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c
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Brunch is insane here. Lemon ricotta pancakes are a must. Poached eggs w prosciutto on grilled ciabatta incredible. Everything thing we ordered was next level.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Phenomenal service. Went for my anniversary and was greeted w complimentary glasses of Presseco. Food was delectable. Great space w vaulted ceilings and view of the kitchen.

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D
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love this place, the food and service never fails!

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O
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was delicious. Great service. A bit noisy even outside but that was because we had a table of drinkers next to us.
Totally recommend.

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MD
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic service and food coupled with ambiance in another of LA's hidden gems.

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DD
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was great!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Came for a birthday and the staff was great!

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