authentic ITALIAN CuIsine

bologna INSPIRED
los angeles made

an ode to family, tradition
and craftsmanship


“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.”


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 focuses on unique Italian and Californian varietals, with a sharp focus on Emilia Romagna’s famed Lambrusco. A true family owned and operated restaurant, Rossoblu is managed by Steve's wife, Dina, and their management team whom they have worked with over the last 10+ years.

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 cellar is also available for private dining.

We welcome you to join our family table at Rossoblu.



1124 San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015


MON - SUN:  5:30 PM — 10 PM 
FRI / SAT:  5:30 PM — 10:30 PM        

OMBRA HAPPY HOUR 5 PM — 7 PM      (at our bar and garden only)


ombra at rossoblu

we invite you to enjoy some time al fresco in our lambrusco garden

for a late afternoon refresher or before dinner
available nightly from 5-7pm



Ferragosto [FEHR-rah-GOH-stoh] is an Italian summer festival that dates back to Roman times, when the emperor decreed that citizens should take time off to party (no joke) and relax before harvest began. In modern-day Italy the holiday is observed on August 15 and it marks the beginning of vacation season, when nearly every Italian takes time off from work.

What better way to celebrate the Ferragosto season than with a refreshing spritz or a cold, sparkling glass of Lambrusco in our Lambrusco garden!


join us for our Pertinace Barbaresco Vertical Tasting & Wine Dinner!

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In the 1990s, as American fine wine lovers started expanding their interests beyond France and California, Barolo and Barbaresco from Piedmont quickly became a new focus, with top collectors snatching up as many bottles as they could.

Today, few stones remain unturned in these now hallowed appellations, save for a few unsung heroes and hidden gems, like cooperative winemaker Pertinace (named after the village in Barbaresco township where the cellar is located). The name may still be unfamiliar to many italophile collectors in Los Angeles. But that will all change when we are joined by winemaker Cesare Barbero for an exclusive vertical tasting of his wines. This is a not-to-miss opportunity to interact with Cesare on one of his rare visits to California. 


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1124 San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Valet parking is available for $8
at 612 East 11th St.


PHONE  [ 213 ]  7491099     

For private events and large party reservations please contact
Brittany Papalini,

For media inquiries contact Joy Limanon,


SUN - THURS:  5:30PM — 10PM 
FRI / SAT:  5:30PM — 10:30PM                       OMBRA: 5PM — 7PM NIGHTLY


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