Rosie's Italian Reopens Downtown with New Menu of Scratch-Made Pastas, Pizza and Family Favorites

Crown Restaurant Group transformed the former Rosie's Pies & Pints into a comforting Italian eatery.

click to enlarge Bucatini Carbonara with lardons, English peas, egg and parmesan - Photo: Provided by Rosie's Italian
Photo: Provided by Rosie's Italian
Bucatini Carbonara with lardons, English peas, egg and parmesan

Crown Restaurant Group (Crown Republic Gastropub, Losanti, La Cantina) has refreshed and reopened one of its downtown eateries.

The former Rosie's Pies & Pints — which temporarily closed in August — has been transformed into Rosie's Italian.

Helmed by chef and owner Anthony Sitek, the menu focuses on family recipes and traditions. Diners can expect scratch-made pastas, Italian-style main dishes and the same New Jersey-style pizzas Rosie's was previously known for.

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

The menu is divided into antipasti, shareables, primi (pastas), secondi (entrees) and pizza. There are options like stromboli, Puglian orecchiette with sausage and broccolini, chicken piccata and a Tie-Dye Pizza with vodka sauce, tomato sauce and pesto.

"CRG looks forward to letting guests taste and explore a full spectrum of Italian influences from light and shareable Antipastis to rich, flavorful entrees like the Prime NY Strip with Calabrian Chili Butter, a nod to the birthplace of Sitek’s grandmother in Calabria, Italy," reads the release.

The cocktail menu also encapsulates that heritage, with options ranging from a classic Negroni to The Genoa with rye, ginger liqueur, Amaro Montenegro and bitters.

The goal is to embody the feeling of a Sunday Italian supper, per the website.

Rosie's Italian is located at 300 E. Seventh St., Downtown. See a full menu and hours at rosiesitaliankitchen.com.

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