Rebranded Eastbourne restaurant wows with Italian feast
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Herald reporter India Wentworth tried out the newly rebranded Rossi’s restaurant in Cornfield Road.
It used to be known as Solo Pasta and although I’d never been myself, I heard great things about it.
This meant when I was invited to the rebranding I was questioning why you would want to change something already popular – ‘if it’s not broke don’t fix it’ comes to mind.
I was pleasantly surprised though when I arrived on Tuesday (February 8) evening.
After being welcomed by owners Emiliano and Aneta Rossi, course after course of delicious Italian food came out.
Bruschetta, pastas, chicken, salmon, and tiramisu – I needed rolling out!
The Rossis took over three years ago and kept the name Solo Pasta, specialising in a range of pasta dishes. Emiliano said he wanted to branch out from just pasta, so decided to rebrand as Rossi’s.
Now the menu hosts a range of Italian dishes including fish, meat, pizza and pasta options.
He said, “The difference is all the fresh produce, as local as we can get it. All the pasta is homemade and we’re using the best ingredients.”
The restaurant can cater to around 25 covers and has a separate area downstairs which can be used for parties and private functions.
Emiliano said, “It’s not huge which means I can be careful with everything that goes out of the kitchen and customer service can be excellent.”
My experience of Rossi’s was brilliant. You could taste that there were no shortcuts taken with everything on the plates. It was quality food from a family-run independent business – something really refreshing to see after such a difficult time for the hospitality industry.
I wish them all the luck in the world and will definitely be back.