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Food & Drink > Rossini Bar & Grill Review Fort Lauderdale

Rossini Bar & Grill Review Fort Lauderdale

Walking in the door the first impression was that Rossini was a new place, sterile-looking, with no warmth and certainly not Italian! We were greeted by 2 servers telling us to sit where we would like. Very quickly we were brought a large bottle of water and glasses filled with ice plus a basket of bread and side dishes each with oil and Balsamic vinegar on each.
We ordered an Antipasto Di Pesce (Shrimp, clams, mussels, calamari in a tomato sauce with spices) $17* for an appetizer, which was served beautifully but looked better than it tasted. It wasn't bad but nothing special.

I ordered Lasagna $18* which was just okay while Allen had the Ribeye Con Gorgonzola E Tartufo $36*. He said the steak was very tender but he didn't care for the topping so scraped most of it off. Again the plate was served looking beautiful

In addition, he had a diet Pepsi $3.50 so with tax added after the 50% off promotion our check came to $39.87 plus a $15 tip bringing the check to $54.87 to $24+ each for lunch.

* We were there for lunch--about 1 PM and though they advertise 50% off for lunch and dinner we were given the dinner menu--the appetizer was $2 more than the lunch menu as shown on their web page as was the Lasagna and the steak wasn't on the lunch menu.

I have sort of gotten used to sticker shock seeing restaurant menu prices but if you are advertising something I would suggest changing your web page and just say 50% off the menu all day 11 AM to 11 PM. Also, this is the second restaurant in 2 days that I have seen "Pay with cash and save" printed on the check, assuming they will charge the customer what the credit cards charge the business but there wasn't a charge added on either restaurant check.

Bottom line: the service was fine, the dishes presented nicely but the food was just okay and at regular prices plus tip would have come to $92 for lunch which is too high.

posted on June 18, 2022 3:45 PM ()


I can't decide if I need to start going out to eat more, a lot more, in the search for a satisfying experience. Prices are high, and the food isn't correspondingly better or what I feel is worth it. I haven't had good restaurant food in 3 or more years, but that's only about 8 meals, so not a big enough sample.
comment by traveltales on June 19, 2022 7:41 PM ()
I eat out at least twice a week but most aren't worth the prices they charge!
reply by greatmartin on June 19, 2022 8:33 PM ()
I wish I would have taken a few pics at the place we stopped at the othe4r day. It's on the way home from the local "city" and we talk about stopping every time we pass. So since it was 4:30 and I didn't want to cook when we got home we went in. I'll spare you the details, but the only good thing I could say when Google asked for my review the next day is that the staff were all wonderful. The owner saw the review the next day and offered to refund my 35 bucks. But we ate the food and I took the fries home and put them in the air fryer the next day so I can't accept a refund.
comment by jjoohhnn on June 18, 2022 7:07 PM ()
I've eaten in that place---or many similar!!
reply by greatmartin on June 18, 2022 8:01 PM ()

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