1. Fearless Regional Director Ettore Ceraso and Fearleess Director of Business Development Sydney Grims welcomed CBS-3 Anchor Jessica Kartalija and Main Line Today Senior Editor Melissa Jacobs as they entered the main dining room, Sala Grande,during Rosalie’s pre-opening celebration on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
Rosalie is named for owner Marty Grims’ mother, a second-generation Italian immigrant. “The story of “Rosalie” is first and foremost about family. It is about generations of many families
that have come together to bring Rosalie to life. It is about the families that will dine with us, that we will nurture, and treat as if they are our own. The notion of family is reflected
in everything we do. The origins of the name and food, the way we treat our guests, it is ALL about family,” explained Grims. Rosalie features 60 seats in Sala Grande, the main dining room, 60 seats on the Portico, the porch, and for private events, there are 32 seats in the Salotto, 30 seats in the Sala Piccola,100 in the Atrio, the Lobby Lounge for cocktails or 150 in the Sala Grande. Rosalie is also available for buyouts and can seat 200 reception style.
The bar features a custom mural emulating the look of an old Italian street scene and trattoria styled booths in the bar dining area. All four of Rosalie’s dining rooms provide a uniquely
intimate dining experience with their own personalities featuring vintage basket wrapped wine bottles, Polenta Paddles, vintage cutting boards, and ravioli rolling pins.the outdoor porch, the Portico, has woven bistro chairs and marble top tables under lazy ceiling fans that transport guests to the seaside villages of Italy.“Rosalie will offer an international wine list of 120 bottles with a focus on Italian wine, the beer list will be a combination of local craft and international favorites and there will be Italian inspired versions of classic cocktails,” according to Fearless Director of Beverage Len Boris.
Rosalie will be open Monday – Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 10am -10pm and Sunday 10am- 9pm. Weekends feature an all-day menu following brunch at 2 pm. Rosalie will feature
live music Fridays and Wednesdays from 5-9 pm, Saturday 5-9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am-2 pm.
The menu features housemade pasta and traditional stone-fired pizza as well as panini, antipasti, and entrees. Devine said, “The menu is pretty flexible in that guests can create their own
experience as simple or as elaborate as they want. Want a few “stuzzichini” (traditional bar snacks/finger foods) and a glass of wine? We got you. Want to experience a more formal “Quattro
Piatti” (traditional Italian four-course meal)? Well, we can do that too. We will source heavily from local farms and the menu will change frequently to reflect seasonality. We are not
region-specific and instead plan to celebrate the eclecticism of Italian food by cooking from all the regions,” he added.
3. Len Boris, Fearless Director of Beverage and Bar Tender Rachel Cendetto created specialty cocktails to serve pre-opening guests.
4. Pre-opening guests were taken on a tour. The outdoor porch, the Portico, has woven bistro chairs and marble top tables under lazy ceiling fans that transport guests to the seaside
villages of Italy.
5. Assistant Manager Rene Condo carried specialty cocktails to the pre-opening guests seated in the Salon Grande.
6. Editor, Columnist and Blogger Peg DeGrassa and her daughter Marguerite were among guests attending the pre-opening event.
7. “If you’re not in Italy; you’re only limited by your imagination at Rosalie,” said Rosalie Designer Barbara Balongue of Balongue Design Inc. “Rosalie’s décor features wide plank Europeanoak flooring, and backlit winery styled wine storage. The atmosphere is truly homey and openhearted. It’s special charm genuinely pays homage to the rustic Italian cuisine.” Pictured is the eclectic Lobby Lounge seating area.
8. Rick Williams, 6-ABC’s Anchor and Reporter and Whitney Ullman, Entertainment and Dining Reporter chatted with Jaimi Blackburn, Fearless Director of Public Relations.
10. CBS-TV Anchor Jessica Kartalija and Main Line Today Senior Editor Melissa Jacobs chatted with interior decorator Eddie Ross and his partner Jaithan Kochar at the event.
11. SAVVY Main Line founding editor Caroline O’Halloran attended the pre-opening event.
12. Delco Executive Director Stephen Byrne and Mid-Atlantic Publisher/Editor Jim Cohn atttended the event.
13. The Salotto, Rosalie’s beautiful private dining room can seat 32 guests.
14. Ellie Paparone chatted with ”Positive Publicity” Blogger Camille Mola during Rosalie’s pre-opening event.
16. This striking wall paper was installed in the cocktail lounge