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Rosso Petaluma

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The new outpost of Rosso Pizzeria and Wine Bar opens Monday, May 14, 2012 in Petaluma’s Theater District.

Think again if you’re expecting a carbon copy of the Santa Rosa restaurant. It’s more like an evolution, said co-owner Kevin Cronin.  The 25-item menu includes some familiar favorites (calamari fritti, housemade burrata, margherita pizza) but ventures into new territory with a dedicated latteria (a cheese bar) featuring Ramini buffalo mozzarella, braised leeks with burrata and stretched-to-order mozzarella. “In Petaluma, we’re reflecting the focus on cheese and dairy,” said Cronin.

Also added to the menu are dishes including tripe, Italian Surf and Turf (roasted pork belly with Drake’s Bay crispy oysters), a Clam Pie with Manila clams, a smoked brick chicken pizza and a piadini (flatbread) Po Boy with oysters, remoulade, romaine, shaved fennel and bacon vinaigrette.

Gluten-free pizzas are available. Because no one should have to miss out on this opening. 25+ wines by the glass, plus beer. No dessert, cause they don’t do that.

Rosso Pizzeria Petaluma, 151 Petaluma Blvd S., Petaluma

  • John Franchetti, Kevin Cronin at Rosso Pizzeria, Petaluma
  • Rosso will feature a latteria, a cheese bar, at the new restaurant
  • Rosso Pizzeria, Petaluma, opens May 14
  • Testing the pizza oven at Rosso Pizzeria in Petaluma
  • John Franchetti teaches the fine art of dough stretching to staff at Rosso Petaluma
  • Testing the line at Rosso Petaluma
  • Chef John Franchetti teaches the art of dough stretching
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14 Responses

  1. Cindy and Yves March 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    We have become regulars now at both Santa Rosa and Petaluma. Both are awesome. We recently had a killer burrata on polenta at the Petaluma Rosso with the most amazing mushrooms on top. I could eat that for an entree….more more MORE!

  2. Margie2 January 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    I hope in the new restaurant have an appropriate area where they can wash the pigs (I don’t mean the owners) that they roast, I’ll be very disappointed if they continue to use either the mop sink or not wash the pig at all.

    • Gesine February 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

      Hi Margie

      thanks for letting us know. This is not standard practice.

  3. alice May 18, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Heather, I love your quick witt and your fun colum…I am a fan….(lol french fries and all)!

  4. Teresa May 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Good comeback Heather. The Fool comments multiple times and then says WHO CARES ABOUT ROSSOS.
    Yes this is good news for Petaluma and we’ll drive 15 minutes south to check it out. Or eat at Cucino Paradiso if the wait is too long…or Central Market, or outdoors at Grissini’s… Lots of pretty good options. Do you have a fave restaurant in Petaluma Heather? also, wondering if they took over the space that was once TRES HOMBRES? Or are they just in that complex? Thanks!

    • BiteClub May 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

      Tres Hombres is still there are far as i know. They are right next door.

      I have a number of petaluma favorites, but don’t get to petaluma as often as i should. Cucina Paradiso is amazing, of course. Central Market is an institution. I like the walk up spot near the theater district…Walnut Park Grill. There are too many to name!

  5. Michelle May 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    I love Rosso’s in Santa Rosa but was there a week ago and the waitress didn’t wash her hands after dumping the garbage in the bathroom. I followed her out thinking she might use a sink in the back, but she grabbed the ice scoop and went right back to work. I hope the management sees this and educates the staff that they must wash their hands every time they enter the bathroom.

  6. Pizza Pro May 11, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Hey, Red headed chunky one, leave my comments up. They are not obscene.

    WHO CARES ABOUT ROSSOS.

    • biteclub May 11, 2012 at 10:21 am #

      First off, it’s Rubinesque dimwit.
      Secondly, uh, apparently you care a lot since you’ve come back twice to tell everyone you don’t care.
      Thirdly, anyone who calls themselves Pizza Pro isn’t.

      Please go back to your minimum wage job. And yes, I’ll take fries with that.

      • BillC May 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

        This is exactly what keeps me coming here. Fun Stuff !! :)

  7. dbarco May 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Fantastic for Petaluma! Just one more reason why it is worthy of drive for the great food options and the art galleries. We love going downtown there, something that Santa Rosa unfortunately lacks.

  8. Susan May 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    We LOVE Rosso Pizzeria in Santa Rosa! We wish you the very best in Petaluma. Clam Pizza? LOVE that!!!

  9. Anne May 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Awesome food in SR. Lucky Petaluma!

  10. Jenn May 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Finally! Whoo hoo!

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