DINE LA
JULY 12-26

$49 prix fixe DINNER | $25 prix fixe brunch



A 4% surcharge is added to all guest checks to help cover increasing costs and in support of the recent increase in minimum wage for our dedicated team members.  Please note that the surcharge is not for service and is not distributed to the service staff.

For your convenience, a suggested gratuity of 18% is included for parties of six or more.

 

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

We love wine and we know you do as well.

Our corkage policy is $35 per 750mL bottle for regular diners and $50 per 750 mL for events and parties. We welcome you to bring your own wine. Our limit is 2 bottles and we always waive the corkage fee for each bottle purchased from our list. 

We want to meet you and talk about wine and maybe introduce you to something special on our list.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to meeting you

james@rossoblula.com 

Bandanabackground3.jpg

“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 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.

 

RESERVATIONs

We hope to see you soon. Reservations are updated daily through Resy.
For parties of 9 or more, please visit our private dining and events page.

 
 
 

LOCATION

CITY MARKET SOUTH
1124 San Julian St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Valet parking is available at 1124 San Julian Street between 11th and 12th.

HOURS

BRUNCH:
SUN:  10:45 AM — 2:O0 PM 

DINNER:
MON - THURS: 5:30 PM — 10:00 PM
FRI:  5:30 PM — 11:00 PM 
SAT: 5:00 PM — 11:00 PM
SUN:  5:00 PM — 10:00 PM        

OMBRA HAPPY HOUR
DAILY 5 PM — 7 PM   
At our bar and garden only


CONTACT INFO

PHONE  [ 213 ]  7491099     
EMAIL Info@RossobluLA.com
For media inquiries contact Joy Limanon,
joy@peridot-consulting.com

PRIVATE EVENTs
/LARGE PARTIEs

For private events and parties of 9 or more, 
visit the
events page for more information.


gift the experience 

Purchase a gift card online here or call [ 213 ]  7491099  
or email the restaurant [ info@rossoblula.com ] for gift card to be mailed or picked up.


PRESS

News: Eater LA

Steve and Dina Samson portrait Eater LA article

How a Beloved Downtown Italian Restaurant Emerged Victorious From a Devastating Fire

“We’re not saying (the fire) was a good thing. But we turned it into a good thing.” he says. “You usually have one chance to open a restaurant, but we had a chance to reopen a restaurant. How many people get the opportunity to do that?”


BY Mona Holmes


AWARD:
MICHELIN GUIDE california

Michelin Bib Gourmand Award Photo

BIB GOURMAND 2019

Originally introduced in 1997, the Bib Gourmand category highlights restaurants that serve high-quality meals which include two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less. MICHELIN inspectors take great pride in finding hidden gems to complete the selection that are more widely accessible for diners, whatever their budget or craving.

By michelin guide digital nyc


News: Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants

Number 10 : Rossoblu

Have you tasted Rossoblu’s minestra nel sacco? It’s a homey dish, basically dumplings boiled in chicken soup. There is a reason tortellini in brodo is a better-known dish. Yet at Rossoblu downtown, the dish is positively exotic — Bolognese grandmother cooking introduced into a city with no Bolognese grandmothers.

By Jonathan Gold


News: Infatuation LA Review 

Rossoblu

Rossoblu is the rare complete package of a restaurant. It doesn’t matter who you’re with or why you’re there or what you feel like overeating tonight, this place will give you the kind of meal you need. And yeah, your mom’s going to love the lighting too.

By Brant Cox

 


News:
Los Angeles Magazine 

What Makes the Bolognese Sauce at Rossoblu So Good?

Turns out you may want to rethink your idea of Bolognese sauce. That’s what I find myself doing, anyway, soon after joining Steve Samson in the kitchen of downtown’s Rossoblu to make a batch.

By Patric Kuh


News:
LA TIMES
REViEW

Rossoblu may make you wish you knew a Bolognese grandmother

Have you tasted the minestra nel sacco at Rossoblu, more or less a bowl of chicken soup with dumplings cooked in a cloth bag? It’s a pretty common dish in the area around Bologna, and you’ll find lots of recipes for it in Italian cooking magazines...

BY JONATHAN GOLD







News:
EATER LA

Untitled.jpg

How a Major Italian Art Movement Influenced Rossoblu’s Marvelous Design

A blend of old, modern, and bleeding edge in Downtown LA

by Matthew Kang

Photos by Wonho Frank Lee


News:
EATER LA

eater.jpg

The 16 Hottest Brunch Spots in Los Angeles, March 2018

The newest, best places to get weekend brunch in the City of Angels

By Crystal Coser 


NEWS:
my domaine

Untitled.jpg

Trust Us: The Best Downtown L.A. Restaurants Are Worth Braving Traffic For

By MEGAN BEAUCHAMP


NEWS:
zagat

zagat1.png

Best Italian Restaurants in LA

While LA might be better known for Mexican or Thai food, this city also has plenty of excellent choices for Italian. This is your guide to the best of them.

By zagat staff


NEWS: thrillist

THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN LA RIGHT NOW

Selected as one of the best overall restaurants in all of LA for the month.

By JEFF MILLER