Rosie’s Italian reopens Downtown with a new menu of pasta, pizza and family favorites | Food News | Cincinnati

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Bucatini Carbonara with Ham, English Peas, Egg and Parmesan

The Crown Restaurant Group (Crown Republic Gastropub, Losanti, La Cantina) has modernized and reopened one of its downtown restaurants.

Former Rosie’s pies and pints – which temporarily closed in August – have been turned into Italian Rosie’s.

Run by chef and owner Anthony Sittick, the menu focuses on recipes and family traditions. Diners can expect pasta made from scratch, Italian-style main courses, and the same New Jersey-style pizza that Rose’s was once famous for.

“Rosie’s is a place to bring some of what I loved about where I grew up on the East Coast to Cincinnati,” says Sitek.

The menu is divided into appetizers, shareable, premi (pasta), appetizers (appetizers) and pizza. There are options like stromboli, Boglian orecchi with sausage and broccolini, chicken piccata and Tie-Dye pizza with vodka, tomato sauce and pesto.

“CRG looks forward to allowing guests to savor and explore the full range of Italian influences from light and shareable Antipastis to rich and delicious appetizers like Prime NY Strip with Calabrian Chili Butter, a nod to Sitek’s grandmother’s hometown in Calabria, Italy,” the statement reads.

The cocktail menu also incorporates this heritage, with options ranging from the classic Negroni to The Genoa with rye, ginger liqueur, Amaro Montenegro and myrrh.

The goal is to capture the feel of an Italian Sunday dinner, on the website.

Rosie’s Italian Hotel is located at 300 E. Seventh Street, downtown. See a full list and opening hours at

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