Sunday, February 08, 2009

Rosso Trattoria Italia

I'm happy to report the wait it finally over, Rosso Trattoria Italia is open!

C and I were lucky enough to get one of the soft opening reservations on Saturday night to get a sneak peek. The interior plays off the name Rosso, meaning red in Italian.

this photo courtesy of Rosso

Our table was close to the bar, separated only by the two large bistro-height communal tables (which I am guessing will be used for walk-in traffic).

Aside from the usual bar staples, they also feature almost the full line of Luxardo Italian spirits... from your basic sambuca and amaretto, to lesser the known herb appertif amaro abano.

Since I'm not sure if the menu is final, I will hold a full review until our next trip, but it's shaping up to be, what I would call, upscale-rustic.

* excuse the photo quality - I have a rule against ruining mood lighting with flashbulbs.

antipasto platter

the remnants of the antipasto, and the roasted half chicken

While we did notice a few kinks in service, nothing worth noting here... we're chalking it up to it being opening weekend.

Truely a great addition to the Columbia restaurant scene. We will be back, soon!

Rosso Trattoria Italia
Trenholm Plaza
4840 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
Phone: 803.787.3949

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Was anxious to see your pictures of Rosso. It looks very upscale. The food looks great and great dishes too. Where's the pic of C's steak?? mom