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 Post subject: Rossi's
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:24 am 
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We've first went to Rossi's about 3 years ago and really enjoyed it, so we thought we'd try it again tonight. We were sat at a table off the the side in the back room. The table was pretty big so we had plenty of room to spread out. There were about 6 or 7 big tables filled with what appeared to be groups of golfers. We wanted to get our orders in asap!

My father ordered the crab cake appetizer and did not enjoy it. As I've stated here before, my dad is what I call the Maryland crab cake connoisseur. He has to try any crab cake on the menu whenever he's out of state and 99% of the time, he does not like it. He never learns his lesson lol. We all ordered house salads with the house dressing. The dressing was really good and the salads were fresh. The garlic bread was soooo good. I think we ordered a total of three baskets for the table, it just kept disappearing! My mother ordered the penne pasta with italian sausage. The sausages were huge! I ordered the chicken ricardo and it was made just how I like it. The chicken and capers weren't drowning in the lemon sauce like in other restaurants. My meal also came with a side order of pasta, so I chose the fettucine alfredo. I would say that it's one of the best alfredo's I've had. It was creamy, the pasta was cooked perfectly and the taste was out of this world. My father ordered the Italian sampler platter, which he enjoyed. There was plenty of food, so we all took about half of our meals home for lunch tomorrow. With tip and a soda, the meal came to ~$110. Pricey - but definitely worth it in our opinion.

The only "bummer" of the night was the service. Our waiter was very friendly, but barely came to our table to check up on us. It took us 20 minutes just to get in our order after we received our drinks and I think he came to our table once after our food arrived. He did have a big table somewhere towards the back of the restaurant so maybe he was occupied with that?

Rossi's

House salad with dressing and parmesan cheese

Chicken Ricardo

Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage

Sampler Platter

I apologize for the poor quality in photos. I used a low light setting on the camera (I didn't want the flash to go off in the restaurant) so they're a bit spotty.


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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:12 am 
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Thanks for writing this review, and I'm happy to hear Rossi's is still serving good food!

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:10 pm 
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I'm not a picky eater by any means and I'm always open to try new restaurants. I'm not afraid to try something completely new to me. When we were invited by some friends to dine at Rossi's, I was momentarily excited due to the fact that I had never been.

We arrived right at their opening time and obviously seated promptly. The atmosphere is fabulous and the staff were friendly and very professional. The menu was vast and many dishes appealed to my taste buds. I settled on the chicken marsala while the ladies in our group went for the special.

To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement. The food was not even close to being worth the cost. I've had frozen dinners that weren't nearly as bland. The entire group agreed on this sentiment and assured each other that a future visit was not in the cards. The saddest part was that the best dish was my boy's spaghetti and meatballs. I can make that at home!!!

I used to thoroughly enjoy places of this nature. They made me feel uppity and debonaire. I chuckle now as I reflect upon my sanctimonious attitude way back when.

With all that being said, I highly recommend Villa Romana. My best friend and fiance' accompanied me there 3 years ago and we all agreed it was one of the best Italian dining experiences we've ever had.

Just my two cents, folks. Cheers!!

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Interesting comments, Phroggy! We haven't been to Rossi's in several years, but that's because we've found other Italian restaurants closer to us that we like a lot, and we don't feel the need to drive that far north to get good Italian food. Some of our friends who have been to Rossi's in last year or so complained about price increases.

One thing I've learned from reading this message board for so many years is that people from the Maryland coast and people from the Hampton Roads area of VA do NOT like anything in SC made with crab. Even our local Blue Crabs, so popular with the locals, receive blah reviews from our MD and VA members. I've heard this so often that I simply tell people from these areas to PLEASE not eat our crabs....they will be disappointed! But I can't figure out why some enterprising restaurant owner from MD doesn't come down here and open a restaurant. I'm sure it would be a big hit.

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:10 am 
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We used to go to Rossis a lot back in the 90s as it is in walking distance of our abode but they have quite frankly priced themselves out of our budget. If we are going to spend that much money we will got to Flamingo Grill and have something intresting we just cannot bring ourselves to pay that much for plain old Italian food.

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:05 am 
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myrtle beachcomber wrote:
We used to go to Rossis a lot back in the 90s as it is in walking distance of our abode but they have quite frankly priced themselves out of our budget. If we are going to spend that much money we will got to Flamingo Grill and have something intresting we just cannot bring ourselves to pay that much for plain old Italian food.


Never been to Rossis, but agree with the part about not wanting to pay for overpriced Italian food. Not a whole lot of cost to a lot of the items. Not going to pay $15+ for a plate of spaghetti anywhere.


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 Post subject: Rossi's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:57 am 
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When we walked in I immediately saw the white linen table clothes and thought oh my maybe I should have checked out the prices before we came here. Oh well too late now. We were all seated and our service was excellent. I was excited to be trying this place out. We received our salads and they were very good. The only complaint being they had alot of salad dressing. Of course Doug loved that!
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The next plus was the bread. It was loaded with garlic and cheese. Very Good! We asked for seconds
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My mom and I shared Manicotti with Alfredo Sauce. I thought it was good. My mom wasn't so blown away.
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Doug ordered the lasagna. It was very spicy and loaded with garlic. Not the best I have had.
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My mother in law and sister in law shared the Chicken Marsala. When I do get the chance to eat out at the Olive Garden or Carrabba's this is what I order. I will have to say Rossi's needs to take some lessons from Olive Garden and Carrabba's. The Chicken Marsala was not good. I saw my sister in laws face when she took the first bite and I knew something was wrong. It wasn't good.

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My brother in law got some kind of chicken dish. Sorry I didn't get the name. I didn't taste it, but I will let you judge for yourself. He ate it all and didn't complain.
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Our experience at Rossi's was both good and bad. Salad's and bread were very good and entree's were just ok. In my opinion it was not any better than Carrabba's and it was more expensive. Would we go back??? Probably not. We all left kinda wishing we had went somewhere else.

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:21 am 
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I looked forward to reading your review. We have been to Rossi's only once. We thought it was overpriced for what we ordered. (I guess it's expensive to keep buying those white tablecloths when the pasta stains don't come out!) We felt like we could enjoy the sames menu items at other restaurants where they tasted better and cost less.

They call themselves a "local favorite" but I don't believe that is true. None of the locals I know have made return visits. However, the restaurant continues to do well, and it seems to be quite popular with our visitors...especially golfers.

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, and remember to always ask for dressing on the side. That looked like w-a-y too much in the photo!

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
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we had issues with Rossi's food when we tried it a few years ago. I had ordered the chicken marsala as well and agree that it was terrible. the service was impeccable but not enough to make me come back.

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
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I have to agree with the negative regarding rossi's as well. Entree's are average at best, overpriced and we went years back when my son was about 2 or 3 and the service experience we had was extremely poor, and it takes a lot for me to complain about service.


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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
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As I sated in another thread here one time we used to go to Rossis a lot back in the late 80s early 90s but they have long since priced themselves out of our price range.

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 Post subject: Re: Rossi's
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:50 am 
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It was interesting reading this review. It was popular for a while, but we decided to give Umberto's a try...when at Barefoot Landing. Umberto's, for us, was really good. Rossi's not so much.

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Hi all, I just found out that as of November 2017, Rossi's closed. Originally they were slated to re-open in April at their new location in the Northwood Plaza. Obviously, that didn't happen. I recently checked their facebook page and the most recent post said they are still looking for a new location. To me, that doesn't sound good for the restaurant's chances of re-opening.

I was checking in here to see if any of you locals have any additional insight.

Rossi's was/is a must visit restaurant for my wife and I anytime we are in Myrtle Beach. We are hoping that it is not permanently closed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:04 pm 
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You my have already seen the link below, so you know as much as I do.

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/l ... 73043.html

There as been a lot of competition among Italian restaurants here. You might want to try Malibu's in Surfside Beach

Emmy are you around for comment? Do you have suggestions for this string??

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=15771&p=113753&hilit=malibu#p113753

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:29 am 
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Sorry. don't have any info on Rossi's but can recommend some good Italian eats in MB.

Villa Romano is one of our faves! It's good Italian food the way Nonna used to make! You can't go wrong here! https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_ ... olina.html

Villa Tuscana in NMB is another we enjoy! Large portions and just really good tasty food! It won't disappoint!
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_ ... olina.html

As Patrish said Malibu in Surfside does have very good food BUT the amount of time you spend waiting is ridiculous. You wait for your order to be taken, wait for your food, wait for your check...Service was seriously lacking when we went. It could of been an off night but looking at some of their reviews it appears to be ongoing :shock:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_ ... olina.html

Hope this helps a bit! Any questions please feel free to ask!

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