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 us know if you have any questions.
“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.
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: 5:30 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
SUN-FRI 5 PM — 7 PM
At our bar and garden only
PHONE [ 213 ] 749 — 1099
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For private events and parties of 9 or more,
visit the events page for more information.
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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
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.
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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.
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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...
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