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“Whats Italian for below average ?”

Rossi's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 113 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed November 30, 2009

This restaurant looks quite inviting as it has a good location on the front. We asked for a table for two - there were a few 4 seater tables free, but we were asked if we wanted to sit in the area next door (they also have a bar). A few moments later we were taken to our table. We ordered starters and mains, and waited, and waited - 30 minutes later some food arrived (Caprese salad and some bruschetta (not exactly likely to strain the kitchen). Both were OK. When the mains arrived some time later, they looked ok, but were very bland (I make better pasta arrabiatta myself).
Overall, very poor service and average food - try somewhere else...

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Reviewed May 4, 2009

I had the worst service I have ever experienced at Rossi's in Hermanus recently.

We booked for 4 (2 adults, 2 kids) at Rossi's for the 6h30pm on the night of the 2nd May 2009. At the time of booking, we were the 7th booking made. I arrived at the door with my two children while my husband parked the car. I can only assume that the sight of a mother with two children struck fear into the heart of the waiter, as we were shown to a table in a room at the back, even though the restaurant was practically empty (and we had BOOKED). The table was dark, crammed into a corner of a tiny room, with no atmosphere and I could hear the toilet flushing. So, while the waiter was getting the menus, I move to one of the many empty tables in a better location. He came back and informed me that I could not move here (or anywhere else) as they were "fully booked". Yeees, and we were one of the earliest bookings and the restaurant was empty! He even proffered his booking list, with us near the top, to try to convince me that there was no way we could sit anywhere else. At this point, my husband arrived and I said that we should leave as "this guy is being an idiot" (I was annoyed). The waiter promptly yelled at me "I'm not a [--] IDIOT", this in front of my 3 and 5 year old daughters. Needless to say that we left after this. I cannot believe the rudeness we received, with no apologies, after we tried to move a table in an empty restaurant at 6h30 pm! And we had booked. I will never go to Rossi's again. However, the evening did have a happy ending, as we went onto Season in Sandbaai and had an incredible meal, with wonderful staff. I heartily recommend Seasons.

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