Rossoblu

4.7
696 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 696 people are saying
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vipRebekahR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, & service. This is our favorite restaurant.

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philandmollz49
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, extremely helpful and caring staff. Owner came out to greet us personally and made us feel at home. Such a special evening - can't wait to go back!

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MattR
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome all aroind

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MannyT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best if not the best restaurants that I've eaten at in Los Angeles. Hans (the owner) and Skyler (our server) were beyond excellent. The whole experience was fantastic! Oh, and the food was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service wonderful...food amazing!

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ShirleyB
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect and fresh. I visited from out of town and would go back again whenever I’m back in the city.

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vipDennis
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rossoblu is ALWAYS great; but during COVID, they are just wonderful. Careful, safe, and of course, delicious!!! I was there recently outdoors during COVID with out the canopy, now there is an open canopy with heaters. And I am bringing a tight safe, small group here on December 6!

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takemom
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner together and as superb! First, the welcome greeting. Second, the giant high-ceilinged tent - we were able to talk together in a normal tone of voice! Third, our very attentive and friendly service. Four, the warm acceptance of our well-behaved dog. Finally, the EXCEPTIONAL FOOD! One of us is vegan and ALL of us were thrilled😋!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was not only delicious but Rossoblu has taken so many safety protocols in this covid works. Tables were spaced with ample room between

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing place for pasta, but their pizza is also so good! Great drinks, great wine list, great atmosphere.
Love the Covid modifications too, definitely feels safe.
Highly recommend!

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Anon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very friendly host. Very cool place to hang out. Pizza is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The quality of the food is not the same as wher they just open the restaurant

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Schuyler
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hans, Steve, and the team behind Rossoblu continue to make my wife and I feel so special. Johnny, our server did a beautiful job of coordinating the dishes so that they arrived within enough time to allow us to enjoy our meal. Alan made a delicious cocktail called the Golden Hour. And on a chili night like it was, the tortellini in brodo was the perfect warm-me-up. Oh, and the TENT! You really feel like you are dining in a five star, world class space. And with the pandemic going on, you couldn't feel safer and better taken care of. I hope Rossoblu stays around for years and years to come :)

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vipMelissa22205
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rossoblu is the best restaurant in LA, IMHO. The regular manager (so sorry I don't have his name at hand,) along with all of the staff, are superlative. The food is of the highest quality and almost entirely made in-house, the wine selections are thoughtful and creative and the space itself is, perhaps serendipitously, perfectly adapted to the requirements of Life in Pandemia. I (and my extended family of East-Coasters who spend lots of time in and/or are LA transplants) either dine at or order takeout from Rossoblu as often as possible.

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TerriO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb! Rossoblu has done a great job handling service during the pandemic. The staff is so professional. The outdoor patio is lovely. The food, as always, was amazing!

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WoodieT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Though the menu has less selections than pre-Covid, the choices were excellent. It appears that care has been taken to ensure a safe dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

service was excellent. pizza is a must.

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vipAaronB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. The chef is amazing!

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vipLADiner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. Pizzas are very good. Skid Row Oasis.

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vipKenH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys have created an amazing outdoor space. Dining here feels safe. Menu's are on your phone, servers wears masks and face shields, and yet the service is still warm and thoughtful. The food and service here are great as always. We love the tortellini and tortelloni and the seasonal salad is always creative and delicious.

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Lovewla
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the drinks was awesome. Loved the outdoor seating and there is enough space between tables. I would love to come again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We almost felt like this was a normal date night! The wait staff all have face masks and shields at all times. The tables are set up socially distanced outside with heat lamps. The courtyard now turned outdoor restaurant is beautiful. The food was delicious! We ordered the seasonal salad with roasted squash, pomegranate and greens; drunken octopus ragu chittara pasta; classic tagliatelle al ragu Bolognese, milk-braised pork short ribs; and frozen chocolate tart. Loved the food, the service and the al fresco dining!

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Nico
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to eat and celebrate

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viplove2lunch
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is GREAT here, you can't go wrong.
Food, service, ambiance... all 5 stars
We will be back for more and more and more.

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HazelS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Outdoor patio was very nice. Staff was attentive. We ordered *almost* everything on the menu and were disappointed at most, meh at some, impressed by few. The bread with the spreads, seafood misto, and maltagliati pasta were all Overwhelmingly salty (and I tend to like salty). The snapper was fishy but the potatoes it came with were delicious. The New York steak was ordered medium but came very rare. The chicken had good flavor but was a bit rubbery. The stuffed squashini and the grilled house sausage were a complete waste of money. The highlights were the tuna tartare and the tortellini. Also the apple tart and the panda cotta were delish. Would not return here except maybe for drinks.

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vipJanyL
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Horrible arrive and food was not the same.

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ChrisL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good times. Loved their pizzas and tagliatelle pasta.

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Mariko
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best! I forgot her name but she recommended a really good cocktail with tequila and watermelon to my friend. She was energetic and my table had good conversation with her. There was also this other waiter who brought us this delicious eggplant dish because we were served the wrong salad. He didn’t have to do that but it was a very nice gesture! Thanks for the great service and great food. Highly recommend.

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Patron
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place had a nice charm or vibe to it and overall had a good time. The food itself wasn’t anything amazing and was good. The reason for 3 stars is the price for the food. I could’ve gone to eataly and paid about the same amount for better tasting food. Also note that this restaurant charges a 4% fee so the employer can pay healthcare for his back of house employees.. correction, you are paying for their benefits.

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Atom56
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rossoblu is a little oasis in the heart of Downtown LA, just a magical night under the patio lights, beautiful warm weather and just the perfect dinner to end a long work week. We could not asked for a better evening.

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vipMarcR
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious and creative. We love coming to Rossoblu

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vipJasonH
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. We had eight dishes and every one was great. The service was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the ambiance and the service was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was just beautiful. Staff was all very professional and kind. Food was great!

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vipsmlopez
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place.
I find the menu very rewarding.
The quality of the ingredients is always farm to table fresh.
Service is smart, clever and friendly.
I would absolutely go back.

Rossoblu
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thank you for your kind words about Rossoblu. I really appreciate you seeing our efforts at this time. Hans.

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vipJonathanw
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service in a location full of the character of the old Fashion District.

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vipRobertA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Worth the drive. Excellent food and service. Bring a sweater for evening breezes.

Rossoblu
Responded on October 16, 2020

Robert -thank you for your kind words and YES - please dress in layers and consider that it does cool down for our blessed al fresco dining in Los Angeles. Thank god we can eat outside.

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vipMell
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am really enjoying your vegetarian options. Especially liked the vegetarian pizza. Also the pasta options.

Service is always knowledgeable and professional.

Rossoblu
Responded on October 16, 2020

Thank you for your kind words. We deeply appreciate your 5 star review Mell. Best, Hans

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just spectacular!

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LanceS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

When it comes to a meal that I am spending $200+ dollars for, I expect great service. We ended up having to move our appetizer plates to another table to make room for the entrees they simply placed on the corner of our table and walked away.

Our entrees were lack luster as well. The lamb chops were grilled but lacked much flavor at all. The Tortellini and sacchetto in brodo was beyond al dente and raw. And we like our pasta al dente. We boxed up our own leftovers as well. Just not what I was expecting at all from a restaurant with such incredible reviews and accolades.

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You can order delivery directly from Rossoblu using the Order Online button. Rossoblu also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Rossoblu also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 749-1099.

Rossoblu is rated 4.7 stars by 696 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.

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