If you like the idea of dining at a French mansion with high ceilings where the smell of melted butter permeates throughout, then this is the place for you.
Grab a seat on the patio (don’t chance it, make a reservation) and marvel at the subtle floral motifs and white walls surrounding you. It’s a rural oasis with the vintage furniture and vine-details on the walls.
The menu is unmistakably Italian but, with a distinct Mexican influence. Don’t worry, there are no clichés here. The kitchen knows how to make the best of their ingredients – particularly the lesser-known seafood – in a way that would make an Italian grandmother proud without losing the categorically creative tell that is unique to Chef Elena Reygadas. Reygadas studied in London for five years where she honed her craft at the Locanda Locatelli restaurant. When you’re here, it’ll be no surprise to spot her buzzing around and talking to her guests.
Since the menu is seasonal, it’ll change often depending on the available ingredients. When we went, we loved the burrata or the tempura pumpkin flowers stuffed with ricotta cheese as a starter. For the main dish, it’s all about the risottos (hands-down the best in the city) paired with one of the many vino offerings.
Although the menu is constantly changing, Rosetta is always full because everyone can rest easy knowing that whatever they order, it’ll be simple and delicious. The vibe here is friendly in the evening and full-on romantic at night. It might go without saying but, don’t forget to make a reservation.
Just in case you can’t get enough, there are now two sister bakeries – in the Roma and Juarez neighborhoods – that specialized in sweet and savory breads, coffee and sandwiches… and one more thing: don’t skip dessert, the rhubarb crumble with ginger ice cream is to die for.