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Rossoblu

4.7
909 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.

Support Rossoblu during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Outdoor Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy al fresco candlelit dining under our spacious, covered, and heated garden and mezzanine.
  • Dining Room

    Multiple dates available

    Named Eater LA’s “Most Gorgeous Restaurant”, our interior main dining room boasts a wood-burning hearth, marble dining tables, brocade banquettes, and an original mural by world-renowned artist collective Cycle.

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
What 909 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSammyjune
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this place, the service, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere. All top notch!

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vipMarse
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Rossoblu is a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Food was delicious, thanks to our waiters recommendation. Michael, you were the best!

SB
SamanthaB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable service. Food was delicious. Dined outside & enjoyed the ambiance.

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vipradman
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Service very good except on occasion it took too long to get someone's attention or to get more iced tea. Corkage $30 which IMHO is too much but not really out of line with other restaurants of this quality. And again, while not out of line with other restaurants, it was too noisy, mostly because they were playing background music at too high a volume.

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vipFayG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Service, food, ambiance all excellent. Will definitely be back.

MB
vipMarcB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An all around excellent and authentic first rate dining experience. Every part of the meal was enjoyable. The internal space in nicely designed and very functional/user-friendly especially during Covid. If you are, however, hard of hearing, there may be an issue if crowded due to elevated background noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience, food is fantastic. Was sad to see some of favorite dishes not on the menu but hopefully will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was excellent

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vipDonnaD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We have dined with you several
Times but for some reason the current menu was not as exciting as it usually is. Some of my favorites were not offered and that was disappointing.

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PjH310
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely place. A few ordered items were forgotten during the course of the evening, but a fantastic menu and atmosphere overall.

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TiarraS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

First time, it was a recommendation from a friend. We went for our anniversary. We sat inside, the service was good, food was just ok. $20 for sparkling water when the bill is already $200+ seems a little annoying when they seat you asking "still or sparkling"

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was very underwhelming.

MB
MichaelB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - Food and service were outstanding

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jeffwalk
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rossoblu has it dialed in. The outdoor seating under a huge tent, gas heaters if needed and attentive servers and staff made it so relaxing and enjoyable. The dishes, as usual, were prepared to perfection and delicious. Love their specialty cocktails, too! Cameron’s Kick is genius.

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vipHappydancer
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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MayMae
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was incredible. Our waiter was perfect and went above and beyond. He overheard us ask the hostess about a dessert and asked about it in the back first. That alone was an incredible gesture and luckily they had one more! He really finished the dinner strong for us

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vipTVmxsup
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Rossoblu before but not since the pandemic. I’m happy to say the food, ambiance and service were all terrific. Big thanks to our server Nicholas who was exceptional. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place exceeded expectations! The service was amazing and personable and the food was some of the best I've had when visiting LA over the years. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone!

JC
vipJColi
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They ran out of their tagliatelle. How did they get a mention from Michelin? Somethings can pit be explained. Provable, hopefully, recovering from the closures.

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vipJros
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was very slow, felt like we were being ignored for a while. One in our party was not serve their meal until 15 minutes after the others. It definitely felt like they were doing us a favor. We have had other excellent experience is here and we’re very disappointed

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RachelY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Food, Service and Ambiance were great! It was a fun night.

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SandraK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm evening breezes in the garden as we dined on superb courses, Bolognese-style. Terrific pair of food and wines with lovely suggestions from the staff. The place is alive with delicious smells, vistas, laughter, and light. Hard to find something better in LA!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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DaveLA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience

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TML333
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the experience was excellent. I would definitely recommend.

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BrandonC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always love the food here. It just cannot be beaten!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service. Accommodating and punctual.

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and nice ambiance. The staff was friendly and the food was amazing.

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vipGoodeats
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, beautiful atmosphere, great service and a taste of Bologna all in one!

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SandraK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service, and welcoming garden in the city!

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Shamrock
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Very special

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at rossoblu! Fantastic food and great service

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xxxx
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The patio ambience was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience! The food was warm, delectable, and fresh. Our servers were very kind and attentive; our wine glasses were never empty! They brought us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. Would recommend to anyone celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a fun night!

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LeeH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The friendly, engaging and professional service was only,at he’d in enjoyment by the delicious food. (All items ordered by our group of four were delicious and nicely presented)

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vipWendissima
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It had been a few years since my last visit to Rossoblu. Last time i had shared some pretty good pasta dishes with friends. This time we started by sharing Valbruna’s eggplant. I don’t know who Valbruna is but this was the highpoint of the meal, it was absolutely delicious as perfectly cooked eggplant can be, really reminding me of similar dishes that i have eaten in Italy, slick with olive oil and just enough basil. This boded well for the rest of the meal. The options for wine by the glass were very limited indeed so we ordered a very nicely chilled bottle of Schiava, a light red from the Alto Adige. It went perfectly with both of our main courses of Grilled Whole Orata and Ilario’s Grigliata. My orata while delicious in itself, beautifully cooked and crispy, was not as i had imagined being literally smothered by something that turned out to be a somewhat tasteless Castelvetrano pesto and the fingerling potato « salad » was not a salad by any imagination but partly smashed and whole potatoes cooked to varying degrees of doneness. Serving this dish on a larger plate would be helpful as this one was too small to be able to eat it comfortably.
For the price of $45, the Grigliata should have had more of the accompanying escarole which was barely visible. We therefore ordered a contorno of the cauliflower $17, which while tasty did not merit the price tag. The service was good and attentive.
I left with the feeling that something was missing here, maybe will improve as things go back to normal again.

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France
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience, amazing Italian food!

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CarolB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another very good meal, particularly enjoyable after such a long wait through 2020!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

I’ve read about Rossoblu in EaterLA, usually a trustworthy source, not this time.
I’m happy the restaurant survived, but 2020 can’t be an excuse for every shortcoming.
The server, the sommelier, and the host were great. Everything else was not.
I could get past the poorly lit, drab, and noisy ambiance of the outdoor seating section if the food was good, but it wasn’t.
Out of the three dishes I’ve ordered, MALTAGLIATI /$24 (pasta) was the worst, the sauce was a combination of burned mushrooms and sweet Saba. It tasted old.
The other two dishes were ok (Ede’s erbazzone / $15 and Roasted cauliflower / $17) but not for the price and I would not choose to have it again.
For an Italian restaurant, the selection of wine, and an especially by-the-glass offering was minimal and not great, most were 3.5 ratings on Vivino.
The location is not in the art district as EaterLA suggests, but closer to Skid Row, which is most disturbing. Homeless tents one block, line of BMWs and Porches the next.
The whole experience for me was symbolic of the dark side of the post-pandemic reality. I will not be coming back.

FAQs

Rossoblu offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 749-1099.

Rossoblu is rated 4.7 stars by 909 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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