The setting is a Mediterranean style villa in the Heliopolis area. We offer our esteemed customers a symphony of services that will guarantee their satisfaction and will ensure an 'encore' visit to this refined experience of Italian culinary specialties.
Our sea food 'Opera' is composed by out resident chef who leads an orchestra of seasoned professionals in the production of exquisite dishes that would be the envy of Gioacchino Rossini himself. We also have a few sonatas and arias for the meat lovers.
Our long list of audiences include many honored guests as well as several dignitaries from the local and foreign foray.
If you are already in love with Italian cuisine or you are about to fall in love with this world resound expression of food preparation, Ristorante Rossini should be the next on your list. Our red carpet service starts with a car valet and proceeds with friendly professionals who will lead you to a table of your choice and guide you through a list of master pieces that are sure to satisfy your palate and that of your guests while making your event a memorable one.
We can set the stage for any occasion from an intimate duetto celebrating a particular moment for two to a whole orchestra catering for more pompous events such as family gatherings and other special group events. Our banqueting manager will ensure that your dreams will come true.
We chose to name our restaurant Rossini because, like his music, our dishes are a refined interpretation for artistic inspiration that have gained a reputation equal to the Maestro himself.
Rossini occupied an unrivalled position in the Italian musical world of his time, winning considerable success relatively early in his career. The son of a horn-player and a mother who made a career for herself in opera, as a boy he had direct experience of operatic performance, both in the orchestra pit and on stage. His operas from his first relative success in 1810 until 1823 were first performed in Italy. There followed a period of success in Paris, leading to his final opera, Guillaume Tell, staged in Paris in 1829. The revolution of 1830 prevented the fulfilment of French royal commissions for the theatre, but in his later life he continued to enjoy considerable esteem, both in Paris, where he spent much of his last years, and in his native Italy. There he spent the years from 1837 until 1855, before returning finally to France, where he died in 1868. Of Rossini's three dozen or so operas, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) is probably the best known, a treatment of the first play of the Figaro trilogy by Beaumarchais on which Mozart had drawn thirty years before in Vienna. Other well known comic operas by Rossini include La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder), Il Signor Bruschino, L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), La Cenerentola (Cinderella) and La Gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie). More serious subjects were tackled in Otello, Semiramide, Mose in Egitto (Moses in Egypt) and the French Guillaume Tell (William Tell), based on the play by Schiller. The Overtures to many of these operas are a recurrent element in the repertoire of the concert-hall
Church music by Rossini includes the Petite Messe solennelle, originally for twelve solo voices, two pianos and harmonium, but rescored four years later, in 1867, with orchestral accompaniment. Rossini's Stabat mater was written in 1841 in its final version.
Instrumental compositions by Rossini include his early String Sonatas, designed for two violins, cello and double bass and thought to have been written when the composer was twelve. The String Sonatas show a precocious command of Italian operatic style, here translated into instrumental terms. The so-called Péchés de vieillesse (Sins of Old Age) consist of thirteen volumes of varied music, some vocal, some instrumental, five of the collections designed for the piano, pieces that demonstrate both the well known wit of the composer as well as his continuing technical command of musical resources.
Set on two tiers, we have decorated our restaurant with the style and gusto that are reminiscent of only the finest of Italian Home.
The paintings that adorn our walls, take you to an ambiance of music as they depict ballroom serenades and other lyrical scenes that are synonym with our patron's name.
During the day our Giardino view will take away the stress of city life as you look on to a faithful replica of typical Italian courtyard. In the evening you candle light dinner is complimented by soft lighting and pleasant live music to serenade your partner or your guests. Like Gioacchino's music all the items on our menu are a specialty, you only have to choose the right tune for the right mood, and we will play the music.
A 'forte' with our regular audiences is the Branzino Sotto il Sale which is composed of fresh Sea Bass baked under a mound of natural sea salt and served steaming at your table, a must-try platter to all those who prefer fresh fish 'au naturel'. Enhance your choice with a wine from our selection of some of the world's finest. Our experienced staff will be happy to recommend the right one with your food.
Join us for an aperitif and your digestif or maybe spend the whole evening in our relaxed atmosphere. We have managed to create a fine balance between the elegant and the pleasant. If you choose a cocktail from our menu or order a straight drink on the rocks, our soft live music will ensure you are entertained to the early hours.
For the less conservative we also have a dining table for 4 (on request) where you can still enjoy the full delights of our menu as well as our fine service. Treat your friends and loved ones to a night you will definitely come back to
Step into the in-place breakfast, lunch, brunch and afternoon tea and coffee. Il Giardino has been recently redecorated to keep in line with the Italian touch and we did not miss out on any detail from the fountain to the pergola to the terra cotta and the ferro battuto.
Our separate entrance will lead your taste buds to an enriched continental breakfast which you can turn into a brunch by adding our special panini or our selection of pies and tarts. Invite your lady friends to a gossip morning or afternoon: with tea, coffee and cakes.
Join the jet set and make it your meeting place after a morning workout or just before your evening shopping.
Take a break from your break
Our 'salle privée' compliments the rest of the villa with its decor and typical objects. It is an ideal setting for business meetings and if you want to impress your partners, associates or dignitaries. Choose from our lunch, afternoon delicacies or dinner menus, or if you really want to go all the way discuss your particular needs and fancies with our chef and banqueting manager. Our long list of distinguished guests includes Princes, Presidents and Ministers. The Queen of Norway chose this jewel to impress her guests, why not you?
Management and Staff of the Ristorante Rossini are at your service and welcome the opportunity to treat you and your guests to a second to none culinary experience in the Land of the Pharos.