Italian restaurants are all over Riyadh. And one notable fairly newly opened is Rossopomodoro in Thalia Street. It had opened previously its Jeddah branch I think few months ago before this branch in Riyadh. I had previously featured this on my earlier post about Rossopomodoro ambiance and menu. Also, the food initially featured is Ciacella that has generous amount of thinly sliced grilled beef with caciocavallo cheese slices. It is a mixed salad with rucola, sun-dried tomatoes and green olives.

More of the Rossopomodoro Food

We also ordered Calamarello, a classic Neapolitan fried calamari on crispy zucchini. The calamari is not that rightly cooked as it was a bit tough for me, and the slices were very small. It may only be an arrow squid. Then we had risotto which is a not creamy type. It has lemon on it and it’s good having tasted a different one from typical risotto. The Pullicino is sliced chicken with mushroom sauce.  For the dessert we had Marasca and coffee. Marasca is a made from strawberry in a tart or pie.

The food is a bit pricey in comparison with other Italian restaurants in Riyadh. The reason is the portion, although the price is almost the same. Serving size is good for one only. Total meal is SR312 for two persons inclusive of from antipasti to dessert and coffee. We had small leftovers for take home because we had full course. Here are the corresponding prices: Ciacella (SR55), Calamarello (SR50), Risotto (SR67), Pullicino (SR69), and Marasca (SR28).

Overall, the food is not that extraordinary. Foods are just fine based on what we ordered. Maybe next time, it is best to try their pasta and pizza to explore more and maybe get satisfied.

This branch is located along Thalia Street, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia beside this Turkish restaurant Kosebasi and in rows with Buffalo.