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“Not the best Italian food”

Rossi's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 112 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Rossi's is a reasonably priced, family restaurant with a lively, friendly atmosphere, excellent food, great service and outstanding value.Meals are prepared in full view and cooked in traditional wood burning pizza ovens. Specialities include amazing thin based pizzas, pastas, unique wood-fired oven baked line fish and seafood. Rossi's steaks and ribs are also legendary in Hermanus.
Cheshire
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Not the best Italian food”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Portions were very large, spaghetti bolognaise was good, Lasagne had a very strange taste!!
Prawn and Avo cocktail had all the sauce at the bottom, very watery and Avo on the side of the plate. Cream of mushroom soup was far too creamy with hardly any mushrooms !
Inexpensive but mediocre.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank kitnsimon
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Hermanus, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Big expectations”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

After the opening of this recently renovated restaurant, we decided to go and see what the big hype was all about. The interior looks great, well done on the renovations. Unfortunately the pizza was not good, very bland tomato base. Well balanced menu though, with a nice winelist.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank DanieCalitz
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Greyton, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Marinara sauce with some boiled veg added is not Minestrone Soup.”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Recently revamped decor makes for a clean and uncomplicated restaurant. I ordered a plate of Minestrone soup. I received Marinara sauce with some boiled veg added this is not Minestrone Soup. It is fraudulent slop with some julienne veggies added from the griller's bain-marie. A sad day for Italian food. Note of caution to the owners. If you don't have an item on the menu say so never experiment on you guests. My companions had black mushroom bake and pizza which they declared OK and edible.

The coffee is excellent and the availability of Lea & Perrins Worcester Sauce is a plus. Service the waiter was uptight and unpleasant.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank roymtjoy
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United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Out tour guide recommended Rossi's as a place patronized by locals. Three TV sets made it a little noisy but doable. Excellent pizza, one is plenty for two to share. Minestrone was well seasoned and delicious. Make reservations on the weekend

Visited September 2012
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Thank Gagga
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Hermanus, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“New Rossi's”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Beautiful renovation without losing any of the Rossi's atmosphere! Steaks and Pizza excellent! Super relaxed for a well-priced meal

Visited August 2012
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Thank BambooGuestHouse303
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