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Rosso, the Italian half of Boca's Red, The Steakhouse

HabaneroJane Jul 7, 2012 02:26 PM

Ate there on a recent Friday night with friends and kids. Early ish. Place was deserted, but we figured it was because it was early. Two tables occupied with elderly folk.

This place is gorgeous , very hip and modern. It should be a hot spot! Is it because of the location? It cant be as i know people in Boca will drive wherever to be at the 'in' place.

It certainly isn't because of the food--we had pizza, meatballs and shrimp. Amazing all around. Especially the pizzas--mushroom and spicy salami.

Service was great, too, but then again, they had no choice but to focus on the few tables there.

We left around prime time dinner hour for Friday night--8ish. Was still dead. Sad.

I hope it makes it because it's a great looking and tasting spot.

Prices were also reasonable. Bar was nice. I'd go back for sure.

  1. HabaneroJane Jul 25, 2012 07:34 AM

    Not a single comment either. Weird.

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      Mat Josher Jul 25, 2012 08:06 AM

      We're going to check it out. So many Italian places have come and gone in Boca. I would hate to see a good one get lost in the noise.

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        HabaneroJane Jul 25, 2012 02:43 PM

        Oh good! Looking forward to your thoughts. I hope it makes it. Italian is a dime a dozen in Boca, but this one's the most contemporary yet. And not just in decor. Would be a shame if it didn't succeed.

      2. re: HabaneroJane
        freakerdude Jul 25, 2012 09:00 AM

        They apparently do not have their website up but Facebook page is.

        http://www.facebook.com/RossoItalia

        1901 N Miltary Trail
        Boca Raton, FL 33431
        1 (561) 353-9819

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          Mat Josher Jul 25, 2012 05:00 PM

          The site is http://www.rosso-italia.com/ and it looks yummy.

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        Mat Josher Jul 28, 2012 10:03 AM

        We went last night and it was excellent.

        I had a mozzarella "gnocchi" with spinach. The gnocchi are made from cheese instead of potato. She had a thick cut veal chop, breaded and fried in a good quality oil. Dessert was a flourless chocolate cake served warm in a cappuccino cup, topped with a head of homemade whipped cream. We paid $90, including two glasses of wine.

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          HabaneroJane Jul 30, 2012 02:01 PM

          were there people there?

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            Mat Josher Jul 30, 2012 08:33 PM

            There was a guy at the bar and one other couple. I do hope this place gets more attention, but I enjoyed not being surrounded by a douchy boca crowd.

            1. re: Mat Josher
              HabaneroJane Jul 31, 2012 05:28 AM

              Ha my husband and I said the same thing about the lack of the douchey Boca crowd, but that place ain't gonna survive on a few of us nice folk.

        2. CFByrne Jun 14, 2013 07:45 AM

          RIP, Rosso Italia in Boca...

          Although they present it in an interesting fashion...

          "The Test Was A Success! Rosso fans... Red Restaurant Group's Test Market for our new Italian concept was a big success. We are going to temporarily close as we look for new Rosso locations across the US. Stay tuned Rosso fans. There are more to come."

          Hat tip to Bill Citara in Boca Mag

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