Rosso Pomodoro: Consistently good Southern Italian in London

Rossopomodoro is a worldwide chain serving fresh, authentic, and delicious Neapolitan (Southern Italian) food.  This post is a from a couple of visits to their location on Fulham Road, in Chelsea, London.   Rossopomodoro imports flour, (San Marzano) tomatoes, mozarella and other ingredients from Italy (not necessarily environmentally friendly!).

Rosso Pomodoro Fulham LDN (37)_1_NJV

Rossopomodoro is great not just for some delicious Neapolitan food, but also for the informal, relaxed atmosphere (warning – it can get quite noisy on a Saturday evening).  Rossopomodoro screens modern Italian movies on Monday nights at some / all of their locations.

Inside Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Inside Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

The best dish at Rossopomodoro is the burratina – burrata in mozarella.  This was extremely fresh and creamy just as it should be.  Some salt flakes on top would have taken this dish to the next level, but I loved it just the way it was served. 

Burratina - fresh burrata served with rocket, cherry tomatoes, basil and olive oil - at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Burratina – fresh burrata served with rocket, cherry tomatoes, basil and olive oil – at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

The crostoncini – grilled bread with a dip of tart-sweet sundried tomatoes, olives and briny capers was delicious!  I would get this again!

Crostoncini - grilled bread served with a sun-dried tomato, olive and caper dipping sauce - at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Crostoncini – grilled bread served with a sun-dried tomato, olive and caper dipping sauce – at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

The prosciuttina was not the same as the others in terms of taste and texture.  The ham was chewy, somewhat smelly (for my preference) and the chili was extremely subtle.

Prosciuttina - diced parma ham with herbs, olive oil and chili, served with croutons - at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Prosciuttina – diced parma ham with herbs, olive oil and chili, served with croutons – at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

 

The cacciatora was excellent!  The chicken was well cooked -not dry as it is usually in some pizzas and pastas.  The rigatoni was cooked perfectly, and the cherry tomato sauce was excellent!

Cacciatora - rigatoni pasta with chicken, mushrooms, olives and pecorino cheese in a cherry tomato sauce - at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Cacciatora – rigatoni pasta with chicken, mushrooms, olives and pecorino cheese in a cherry tomato sauce – at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

The Massese pizza was very authentic Neapolitan – nicely charred and blistery / puffy around the edges, thin crust and soft / floppy towards the center.  I would get this again just for the San Marzano tomato sauce and the spicy Neapolitan salami.  This pizza was quite different from NY style the pizza we had at Goat (just across the street on Fulham Road).

Massese Pizze - tomato sauce, mozarella, and spicy Neapolitan Salami at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Massese Pizze – tomato sauce, mozarella, and spicy Neapolitan Salami at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Desserts are excellent to say the least!  We enjoyed all of them :).  I loved the pastiera – felt custard like, but very soft and just slightly sweet.  The tiramisu with a twist of warm nutella was simply divine!
Tiramisu - with warm Nutella - at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Tiramisu – with warm Nutella – at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Pastiera - Traditional Neapolitan wheat cake with ricotta cheese and candied oranges - at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Pastiera – Traditional Neapolitan wheat cake with ricotta cheese and candied oranges – at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Affogato - Neapolitan espresso with ice cream and whipped cream - at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

Affogato – Neapolitan espresso with ice cream and whipped cream – at Rossopomodoro on Fulham Road, London

The next time I am in NYC, I will be sure to check out Rossopomodoro on 5th Ave and hope to write about it here.  Meanwhile, I wish Rossopomodoro would sell some San Marzano tomatoes to regular retail customers 🙂
Related posts on Not Just Vegetarian (London)
 

Rossopomodoro on Urbanspoon

Advertisements

Please let me know what you think

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: