The Rossi Kitchen & Bar

4.6
119 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Rossi has been a staple in Short North North Arts District for over 10 years. It stands as beacon to patrons thirsting for the perfect cocktail and hungry for eclectic dish in a casual, supper club atmosphere. Energetic, casual & comfortable restaurant located in Short North Arts District. Classic bar with small chef driven menu & regional wine list.
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KelleeG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lamb chop lollipops were cooked perfectly with a beautiful presentation. They melted in your mouth. The service was top notch. We felt accommodated by several of the staff even the COO of the restaurant group!

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SM00
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rossi continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the Short North. A great happy hour, delicious food, and excellent service!

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vipJohnK
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best muscles, pizza, and customer service in Columbus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We love Rossi so that is why we chose to go for my birthday. The food was fantastic, but the service was awful. He never came back to check on us. Never offered us dessert which we wanted to order. Initially it took him about 10 minutes to even come over to our table. It was one of the worst service experiences we’ve had as far as service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance.

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vipcplinlove
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch so not very crowded hence the quiet - can't speak to dinner. Staff was great, very accommodating and help with menu selections. Great Bloody Mary, breakfast Pizza, and breakfast sandwich for my wife and I. We will go back

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vipPaulaGilmour
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated in the small side room where it’s all 2 and 4 tops … and then there was a large table of 8. The smaller tables all looked like date nights. And the large party was so loud and obnoxious it was difficult for anyone to hear at any of the other tables. It was not a relaxing evening at all trying to hear over that table.
The food and cocktails were great. Service was meh. Our empty appetizer with our appetizer plates and dirty silverware sat in the middle of the table as we ate our entrees. I finally had to get up and move it to an open table because our server wasn’t around to take it.
There are so many other on point restaurant destinations in the area. Don’t know that I’ll be rushing back.

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SteveR
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the drinks, and the food. All were top quality. Or server was attentive and accurate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there, sat at a high top in the bar which was great. Food was excellent, the staff was very friendly. We will go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rossi is so good, they never disappoint. Had the lamb lollipops and they were delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were a little disappointed that there was no “chef special” that was on the menu but what we ordered was all very good! The value was great even though the service was ok. We will definitely be back because all three of us were very satisfied with our meal and appetizer.

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SM00
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service at the Rossi!

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KaitlinK
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were great, servers were nice just a little slow at times.

GK
vipGregoryK
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch selections that didn't disappoint.

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vipDougS
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service needs much improvement, not friendly at all. Drinks seemed water down. Food was good

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SharonR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and creative food! We sat at the bar and really enjoyed ourselves!

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vipMrsT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to The Rossi in a while, and we were so pleased with the food and excellent service. The pork tenderloin during Restaurant Week was fabulous. We'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

JK
vipJohnK
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rossi is our favorite place for mussels and pizza. Might sound like an odd combination but great food is great food. Their customer service is also the best. They always have our favorite wine ready to go and are very accommodating for special requests. Absolutely one of our favorites in Columbus!

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Shaun
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, service was amazing and food was perfect!

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111mcl
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour. Food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Italian, good portioned food and good cocktails. Would recommend.

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vipNessa
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Eggs shells in my eggs. Had to ask waitress multiple times for my butter. Could barely hear my friend talking. Vibe is cool but doesn’t seem worth the money in my opinion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very underrated, food was great and you get a large amount for your money

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Unimpressed
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was under seasoned but the cocktails were superb. Bar staff was much more enjoyable than my server.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came her for our Anniversary, We had a few apps
Brussels sprouts
Mussels
Calamari
Fondue
Pork tenderloin and frites
Zeppoles ( donuts with ricotta) with powdered sugar and the BEST chocolate sauce ever. Fondue was good but not exceptional.
Excellent atmosphere. Awesome happy hour
Excellent Service!!! Excellent value for happy hour. Highly recommend

CT
vipColleenT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love The Rossi! One of my favorite date spots!

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vipDanLW
Columbus
119 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. We sat in the bar and had a great meal. Will definitely go back.

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David
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Feels like a West Village restaurant. Cozy, friendly. Big serves of wine!!

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MariosF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, super friendly service. Was not as busy as I expected. Had a wonderful time. Will go back for sure....

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MorganW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service! Food and drinks were phenomenal. I definitely plan to go again

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Southernmiss
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We started with two appetizers and, though the brussels sprouts were delicious, honey, the meatballs were the best we EVER had! :)

The service was great, and the entrees were all excellent, too. We had a nice table by the window and enjoyed our meal in a safe and pleasant environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
21 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for a date and had a great time!! The calamari is out of this world. I had the chicken sandwich - and loved it! My boyfriend got the burger and said he couldn’t get recommend it enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great Short North spot for dinner and drinks! We were told the kitchen was short staffed and so we’d have to order everything up front because they were closing early (which we did not mind). They were so gracious about it and comped part of the meal, which I thought was very savvy and not expected. Our meal was so delicious and we practically licked our plates clean. Even popular menu items that we order at pretty much any restaurant we go to (like calamari) had a unique take on it that was really tasty. It felt like a spot that can either be very casual or a bit dressy, depending on your occasion. The vibe is dimly lit and kinda moody and we really enjoyed the 70’s playlist. It’s also quite reasonably priced. If you’re looking for a relaxed spot with a creative take on classic dishes in the Short North, I would recommend considering The Rossi.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at the Rossi. The staff were so polite and made the experience enjoyable. I will be come again!

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LizPS
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First, to our satisfaction, they really did COVID social distancing well. The only negative at all was that the music overhead was just a little too loud and I felt that I had to talk louder. Great service, delicious food and of course, great friends for company!

MR
vipMichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service

DM
DougM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around great first time experience. We look forward to a return visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Server was very clearly busy and short with us.
Also, it’s 2021. Stop placing the bill in front of the man at the table!!

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SM00
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly service, easy to reserve a table, and great food. I always enjoy the two pizzas on the happy hour menu. This is a great spot to bring out of town guests who want to experience the Short North!

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The Rossi Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 119 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.