Rose Cafe

220 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Rose Cafe +

Anne Fishbein Roasted sugar snap peas, lamb lardo, Parmesan brodo, mint, tendrils


  • Tue.-Thu., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • $
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Local Ingredients, Wheelchair Accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Beer/Wine, Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Parking Validation
  • Reservations Not Necessary
The Rose Cafe, which had been a Venice staple since 1979, reopened its doors in November 2015 after a revamp by Sprout restaurant group, which included bringing on Jason Neroni as chef. The new Rose is a breezy fantasy of California living and eating: a bakery and café and bar and restaurant with multiple seating areas and patios. It all feels effortless and beautiful and so very, very Venice. (New Venice, that is.) As for Neroni, the Rose is more evidence of his talent as a chef, which we already knew about thanks to his time at Superba Snack Bar just up the street. There’s a level of ambition in the pure scale of this place that’s new for Neroni, but what’s not new is the ways in which he continues to shine. Neroni’s pastas are up there with the best in the city, and many diners who ate at Superba will recognize his decadent smoked buccatini carbonara, as well as his particularly deft hand with the more pungent ocean creatures and their rightful relationship to noodles. Neroni has gotten better at charcuterie (and he was pretty good at it to begin with), and there are some dishes on the dinner menu that are stunning in their creativity and execution. —Besha Rodell
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