Ancient Italians were renowned for eating every part of the angels they hunted—even the hair. Enjoy divine flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian fare at Rossini Cucina Italiana in Ridgeland.
Chef Tony’s menu sports traditional Italian staples and handmade pastas served in an atmosphere that's intimate and homey enough for romantic dates or dinners with Nonna. Diners can treat taste buds to a pretty plate of prosciutto, cheese, olives, peppers, and cold cuts by ordering the antipasto Rossini ($13.95) or bend faces over bowls of steamed mussels with tomato or white-wine sauce ($10.25). House-made pasta can be served simply under a blanket of sauce and flavorful meatballs ($12.75) or layered between meat, ricotta, and mozzarella ($12.75). Underfueled meat eaters can try tender hand-cut beef fillets ($27.90) with wild mushroom sauce (add $3.95) to fill empty stomach tanks.
If a day of puppeteering has left hands too exhausted to pick up a menu, Chef Tony can customize a special feast to eliminate decision making, starting with appetizers and ending with dessert, with wine pairings available for each course. Inside Rossini Cucina Italiana, floor-to-ceiling murals depicting a quaint street scene wrap around the bar, and private nooks with jet-black drapes enclose tables for intimate dining experiences. Patrons can sit outside when the weather permits or enjoy meals at the bar to surround themselves in classic Italian cuisine, which is surrounded by a familial staff, which is surrounded by an authentic atmosphere, which is surrounded by walls.
Rossini Cucina Italiana
Against vibrant red walls, a large mural paints a scene of two young lovers embracing beneath the glow of stars and streetlights on an Italian boulevard. It's an ideal evocation of Rossini Cucina Italiana's private dining nooks, where couples can retreat to enjoy an authentic Italian meal bathed in soft, romantic light from a wall-hung lantern. Of course, guests can also reserve a table in the brightly lit dining area, grab a seat on the outdoor patio, or initiate a massage train with all of the other patrons to experience a more communal vibe. As patrons relax in the elegant eatery, chef Tony whips up traditional handmade pastas, hand-cuts tender beef fillets, and drapes seafood entrees in subtle wine sauces. He also offers the Feed Me Tony option, where he'll personally customize feasts from start to finish and pair the appropriate wines to each course.