Marinara sauce and sports first entwined during the ancient Olympic games, when an errant boomerang collected garlic and fried mozzarella in neighboring villages, dipped them in marinara, and returned to a stadium full of applause. Keep serendipitous tradition alive with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of pizza, pasta, and drinks at Rossi's Pizza in San Marcos.
Rossi's serves up Italian classics and specialty pizzas in a sports-focused, kid-friendly atmosphere. Seventy-three inches of television screen let customers watch their favorite football, basketball, or backgammon team romp to a larger-than-life victory while munching on garlic cheese bread ($4.99) and jalapeno poppers ($4.99). Refuel lethargic little leaguers with a burger made with fresh-ground chuck roast while coach recovers from his scuffle with the opposing team's smart-mouthed head mom ($8.99). Or, opt for a pizza, such as the Californian cheese steak ($8.49 for an 8-inch) or the chicken ranch, with bacon, jalapenos, and red onions ($21.99 for a 12-inch). Grownups can enjoy Italian classics, including the homemade lasagna ($11.99) or baked chicken parmigiana, with house-made marinara and California cheese ($10.99). Chase pasta sauce with one of 25 draft beers, or choose from Rossi's extensive wine list, which includes bottles of Martin & Weyrich 2006 Sauvignon Blanc ($16) or Morovino Vineyards 1999 Barbera ($20).
With more than 17 arcade games and many entrees made from scratch, Rossi's is a lot like a fun-loving Italian grandmother's den. Customers pay equal tribute to pro and kids' sports, and a large meeting room with a big screen and a whiteboard is available for those plotting domination on the local or planetary level.
Rossi's Pizza and Family Sports Bar
Rossi's Pizza and Family Sports Bar’s culinary team depends on the fruits of California. Chefs incorporate local cheese, olives, and bread into their dishes, and stock the bar with more than 15 wines, all of which are bottled in state. The cooks bolster regional ingredients with handmade dough, a special three-cheese blend grated in-house, and from-scratch marinara sauce, ranch dressing, and garlic butter. Beyond that, chefs craft award-winning homemade lasagna from a family recipe, pile BBQ roast beef and oven-roasted chicken onto Italian rolls, and crown specialty pizzas with toppings such as cashews and sliced avocado. They also serve bar classics such as chicken fingers and hamburgers.
Along with Californian wine, 25 draft beers served in frosted mugs can help wash down meals, which unfold in a spacious dining area that surrounds guests with exposed brick, flat-screen TVs, and sports memorabilia. In the private team room, groups can enjoy a slice while reviewing strategies on a whiteboard and watching game footage on a big-screen TV . After feasts, patrons can stick around for games in Rossi’s arcade, which includes more than 17 classics such as pinball, foosball, and air hockey.
156 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
San Marcos, California 92078Get Directions