931 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.027206 -118.501378
Daily 11:30 am-9:30pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, North of Montana
This California-infused Italian chain serves quick, appetizing food in a cheerful atmosphere. – This Rosti location, newly revamped in early 2010, brings light, healthy Italian fast food to the masses. The family-friendly restaurant features dark walnut tables, creating a warm, welcoming feel. Rosti has added an outdoor Tuscan-garden space, which makes for beautiful al fresco dining. A varied menu boasts plentiful pasta choices like goat cheese capellini marinara, gnocchi with meat sauce and bow-tie pasta with smoked salmon. Meat choices include house-specialty grilled chicken and Tuscan-style sirloin steak. A generous and changing offering of thin-crust pizzas features classic Margherita and offbeat choices such as their Pesto Hazelnut (with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes).
This Place was a Pain for Me – They got my order wrong, the food wasn't all that great, I had to wait forever for it, and then it was fairly pricey for the quality to top everything off. I was here on a holiday weekend, so it's entirely possible this wasn't a normal situation for them.
Definately not the place to order delivery from. – Placed an order online for delivery. I had to call them to confirm (they were supposed to call me) and the food took over an hour and a half for the order to be delivered. Once delivered, the food was on the verge of being cold. Only one of the 3 dishes ordered was semi-satisfactory. One dish (chicken milanese) was supposed to be paired with potatos and vegetables however, there were no potatoes included and the vegetables were bland and overcooked. The taste of the alfredo sauce was so unsatisfactory, we couldn't even eat it. Overall, this was a very disappointing (and expensive) meal to have waited so long for.
Good, simple place – It's not fancy but their food is excellent. I've ordered their penne arrabiata and loved it. Their bread with oils are good and I like the bistro vibe. For lunch it's nice to sit outside and their lemonaide is very good.
Good Italian dishes – This place is great for a nice lunch. The food is above average, and the prices are perfect. The service is always friendly, and fast. They have decent pizza, and the ciopinno is good.
Very consistent Italian place! – Good menu with all the basics plus some unexpected surprises. Their pastas are great, very hearty (but not the most refined flavors). The salads are always excellent, and the chicken dishes are awesome, too. My favorite thing on the menu is the rollati, eggplant stuffed with riccota, and you can order it as an appetizer or entree.
Deliciously Fresh Bruschetta – I love this restaurant. I've been several times for Sunday brunch, a weekday lunch, and dinner. The bruschetta is a must-order. It'll make you fall in love with tomatoes!
OK food with the best service – The most pleasant part of my adventure to Rosti was Sandra, my waitress. She's just nice. Very attentive and quick.
The food is unpredictable. I had the chicken ravioli on my first visit and that was delicious. My second visit was at lunch and I ordered a caesar salad (ok, not outstanding) and the rigatoni ragu. I'm not sure what I expected, but I wanted more than just noodles and sauce. I felt that the flavor could have used something extra instead of something I could have poured out of a jar.
Great food, bring your own wine, no corkage! – Rosti is the neighborhood restaurant we like so much we eat there three or four times per week. When we have return visitors from out of town, the first place they want to go is Rosti. The service is very good, the food is excellent - try the Rollati...YUM! It can be served hot or cold and we think the cold version is a little better. Best tomato based sauce in the city. One of the things we love about eating here is that we can bring our own wine and there is no corkage fee! The servers are friendly and accomodating - only drawback is when it gets really busy on weekends, it can get a little slow (like everywhere else). Call for reservations on the weekend, but drop in during the week and you usually won't have a long wait. Save room for desert - the cheesecake and all of the chocolate deserts are worth the extra workout the next day!
Great value for the price – Cozy neighborhood restaurant that has a great menu. The vegetarian specialities are delicious and the salads are fresh and yummy! Kid friendly with a good kids meal. Great for take out, call you order in though they get pretty busy on the weekends...
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