“I want Rossoblu to tell my story, and my story is just as much about Los Angeles as it is about summers with my grandparents in bologna, italy.”
CHEF STEVE SAMSON
Rossoblu tells the story of the two places chef Steve Samson considers home: Los Angeles and Bologna. This is an homage to Samson’s heritage, inspired by childhood memories of summers spent in Bologna and its surrounding region, Emilia Romagna. The menu features handmade pastas, market fresh produce, and an extensive in-house butchery and salumi program. The wine list offers unique Italian and Californian varietals, with a sharp focus on Emilia Romagna’s famed Lambrusco. At its core, Rossoblu is a true family-owned and operated restaurant with Steve's wife, Dina, helming the operations and long-time friend and partner, Hans Luttmann, leading a team that feels like family.
Located in downtown’s City Market South, the site of Los Angeles’s original wholesale farmer’s market, Rossoblu’s open kitchen, marbled serpentine bar, and starry-lit vaulted dining room create a convivial dining environment. The outdoor piazza allows al fresco diners to feel far removed from the nearby city bustle. An intimate downstairs wine cellar offers a glimpse into the chef's pasta workshop and butcher box. The chef’s cellar is also available for private dining.
We welcome you to join our family table at Rossoblu.
CITY MARKET SOUTH
1124 San Julian St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Valet parking is available at 1124 San Julian Street between 11th and 12th.
SUN: 10:45 AM — 2:O0 PM
MON - THURS: 5:00 PM — 10:00 PM
FRI: 5:00 PM — 10:30 PM
SAT: 5:00 PM — 10:30 PM
SUN: 5:00 PM — 10:00 PM
OMBRA HAPPY HOUR
SUN-FRI 5 PM — 7 PM
At our bar and garden only
PHONE [ 213 ] 749 — 1099
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