Italian passion poured into dishes and reflected in the ambiance.


Located on the second level of Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Rosso presents authentic and innovative Italian cuisine. Entering the Italian restaurant, guests will immediately know that red is the restaurant’s main colour, in line with the name Rosso which means red in Italian. People believe that red demonstrates passion, boldness and excitement but at the same time is associated with elegance, sophistication and warmth. Using red as the major colour, Rosso intends to bring warmth and passion to every dining experience. The luxurious leather and velvet sofas also promise a posh and sophisticated ambiance.

Under the wing of a native Italian, Chef Paolo Gionfriddo, diners will have the opportunity to taste authentic, innovative and one-of-a-kind Italian dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. Inspired by the breathtaking landscape of Sicily, where Chef Gionfriddo was born and raised, he endeavours to put rich and enhanced flavours in all his culinary works without eliminating the genuine taste of the ingredients.

Space-wise, the main dining area has the capacity to seat 93 and up to 40 people can enjoy the dishes in the lounge. In addition to the main dining section and the lounge, there are two semi-private rooms and one private room available. In the private room, guests will be able to see how the final touches are put on the meal they order.


Some of the tantalizing starters from Chef Gionfriddo include Bali Barramundi with anchovies, barley, wild fennel foam and Linguine al Pesto. The taste of the fish was one of the most amazing tastes ever! I also enjoyed the exquisite main course Tagliolini e Polipo (black ink tagliolini and octopus ragout) and Filetto e Guancia (Australian beef tenderloin with beef cheek and celeriac). The tagliolini was chewy, just how I like it, the sauce was completely unique and delicious. Lastly, I tried the mouth-watering dessert Ravioli d’Ananas (pineapple ravioli filled with buffalo ricotta cream and mint flavour). As a sweet lover, I highly recommend this pineapple dessert. All the dishes I tasted and enjoyed during that lovely afternoon stuck to the concept of “Rooted in Nature”, meaning all the ingredients came from nature itself.

The restaurant also has a great antipasti buffet and a la carte menus, perfect for guests who are addicted to Italian cuisine. An extensive selection of wines, cocktails and mocktails are served as well for a perfect dining adventure into authentic Italian dishes.


One of the highly recommended “Rooted in Nature” dishes is the Filetto e Guancia, which is an Australian beef tenderloin with beef cheek and celeriac served with fantastic secret sauce makes an excellent main course.