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Rosso Trattoria Italia

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$$ - $$$
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Trenholm Plaza #7, Columbia, SC 29206 (Trenholm Plaza)
+1 803-787-3949
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been to several of the "Feature Nights" including the lobster and filet nights. The filet was the best I have had at any restaurant. The owner is warm and friendly and the staff pleasant and efficient. The wine dinners have been informative, offered great pricing, and presented wonderful pairings. Please don't pass up an opportunity to give this... More 

1 Thank Roy B
Columbia, SC
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172 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Columbia has succumbed to new owners and new chef over the previous 1 to 2 months!!! The menu is the same but changes are on the horizon as they can't cook/prepare the old great dishes. Examples: fried artichoke hearts were excellent in past with tomato jam!! Now over crusted artichokes with no flavor and a new... More 

Thank DaddyOBest
Blythewood, South Carolina
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I received an email from Rosso advertising their Tuesday night lobster nite. Being from New England I can never resist a lobster night special! However, what a huge disappointment!! I had been to Rosso several times before and found their food to be very inconsistent - sometimes great, sometime requiring the food to be sent back, but the photo in... More 

Thank pmerten3
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74 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We wanted to go to a restaurant that was not downtown. We have previously been to Solstice Kitchen which also used to own this restaurant (recently sold but kept chef). So we decided to try it. The food was very good. I had the wedge and the scampi Rosso. The wedge was unusual in that it had ciabatta croutons in... More 

Thank HHIslander7
Columbia, South Carolina
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. The ambiance is nice with all the artwork on the walls (although it's really a showcase of over-priced as well) for sale. The service was excellent and there was a really talented jazz duo with a great singer . My problem is with the food. I had a $25 dish of mediocre pasta... More 

1 Thank Yankinthesouth
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The bar tender was very attentive and knew the wine menu exceptionally well. We had a few specials including a lobster dish and more, was all pretty much perfect. From the primary menu we had the margarita pizza and it was definitely one of the best I've had. You can see the wood fired pizza oven from the bar. Ended... More 

Thank Db7809
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was a great restaurant and has more of a family environment. It is not commercial. If you enjoy great neighborhood dining, then this is the place. At times, they serve different items on the menu. I had the INSALATA DI CASA (salad) and WOOD-GRILLED SCALLOPS & RISOTTO. It was a wonderful dish and the scallops were very large. It... More 

1 Thank Barry K
Columbia, South Carolina
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129 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

ownership has changed but food remains good. an easy place to go for good Italian and great pizza. Nice atmosphere

Thank Bill D
Springfield, Virginia
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Not only was the food very good, but the atmosphere of this restaurant was perfect for couples. The spaghetti and meatballs were some of the best I've had (very flavorful and robust). Not the least expensive fare, but worth the price. Also, the pizza is top notch.

Thank j p
Columbia, South Carolina
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Dined with friends. Service slow. One diner did not get his entree until everyone had finished eating. Food is at best slightly average.

Thank Ernie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trenholm Plaza #7, Columbia, SC 29206
    (Trenholm Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-787-3949

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?