DTLA: DineLA Dinner at Rossoblu Recap



I recently checked out Rossoblu for dinner during dineLA last month.

I started out with a stiff gin drink. It’s a spin on my usual brown, bitter and stirred. I loved both the Nonino and Montenegro in it.

Diavel – Beefeater gin, Amaro Nonino, Amaro Montenegro, Peychaud’s bitters, orange bitters

lightly cured beef tenderloin

For those afraid of carpaccio (raw meat), try Rossoblu’s lightly cured beef tenderloin. It’s very flavorful and I enjoyed it just as much as I would have of carpaccio or tartare. Although I do like a good meat (salumi) platter so perhaps this is closer to that.


swordfish spiedini


I opted for the swordfish spiedini which turned out to be skewers of fun. I loved my “light and refreshing” choices on this chilly evening. They were still very filling and I really liked the smoked eggplant.


slow roasted beef shortrib

My friend got the slow roasted beef shortrib. I had a bite. It was so tender. I thought the cauliflower mash was so interesting and different from the usual potato.


lobster risotto


I got the lobster risotto. [insert noises of pleasure] Oh man, the lobster! The perfectly al dente risotto (just shy of a consistency of porridge and definitely still firm like rice). We went to town on this one. My only wish was we had a third person so they could have ordered the grilled lamb chop and we could have tried all three of the entrees.

chocolate budino

My friend the chocolate budino. We can’t resist a good pudding. This was made with creamy rich chocolate.


pistachio semi fredo


I loved the pistachio semi fredo! It’s like the modern version of the Neopolitan ice cream of my childhood. The amaretto cherry sauce was perfect with the pistachio.

I’m really bummed Sotto closed on the Westside but I’m glad we have Chef Steve Samson’s DTLA darling. And I still need to try Super Fine pizza!



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