Wood-fire grilling was invented by the first cave-dwelling peoples that used open flames to heat their s'mores and hot dogs to savory perfection. Enjoy today's modern advances in wood-fire grilling with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of fine dining and drinks at Rosso Trattoria Italia in Forest Acres.
Awarded Best New Restaurant of 2010 by Columbia Metropolitan magazine, Rosso Trattoria Italia serves fresh and rustic Italian dishes in an opulent, yet relaxed atmosphere. Rosso's menu features an array of antipasti, pastas, grilled meats, and wood-roasted dishes, all prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. Seat your entourage in dark leather chairs surrounding an elegantly lit table, and begin your chewing spree with antipasti, such as the steamed black mussels ($9). Or share a wood-fired brick-oven salsiccia pizza, topped with spicy sausage, mozzarella, and crushed tomato sauce ($12), in observance of pizza power.
For the main course, entertain your palate with new twists on Italian favorites such as the lobster spaghetti ($18), or tackle savory, flame-grilled meats such as the Tuscan steak frites, featuring a dry-aged Angus NY Strip with porcini-bearnaise butter ($26). Pair your regalement with an authentic Italian selection from the restaurant's extensive wine list, or sample the debonair stylings of Rosso's signature drinks, such as the Rosso martini, made with citrus vodka, limoncello, and pomegranate liqueur ($7.50). Rosso's serves up its Italian chow and cheer Monday through Saturday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Columbia Metropolitan magazine named Rosso Trattoria Italia the Best New Restaurant of 2010 and the State praised it. OpenTable reviewers give it an average of 4.3 stars, and more than 1,400 Facebookers are fans.
- In the year and a half since it opened, Rosso has become a destination restaurant with its sophisticated decor and menu that Niemi believes rivals restaurants in large cities. Deena C. Bouknight, State
- We are actually "regulars" and enjoy Rosso's each time we are there. This time we had our favorite server, we have gotten to recognize each other on sight and she always treats us like her personal guests. Mussels are still top of the favorites list. Good wine list, great surroundings, needless to say our visit was very enjoyable. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 10/08/2010
4840 Forest Dr.
Forest Acres, South Carolina 29206Get Directions