During a little two day stay-cation at the Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, which was an excellent experience, we dined at Terra Rossa. It’s a little pricey, but very good. I would definitely go back again.
The restaurant is rather small in size with simple decor. There’s your traditional white table cloths and cloth napkins on the tables. The kitchen cooking area is separated from the dining area by a 3/4 wall. You can see the cooks busy with sautee pans flipping medalions of veal or chicken in delicious smelling sauces and pastas being plated. The wall is low enough to see the fray and high enough that you don’t see the “nuts & bolts”. We were presented with fresh green olives (the best I’ve ever tasted) and chunks of hard parmesan cheese, rustic kalamata olive bread and a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping.
I started with the Melon and Prosciutto. The portion was huge and the prosciutto was super thin, tender and not overly salty; excellent. A bottle of wine and a loaf of bread and I could’ve been content with that as my meal. My husband had the Pasta e Fagioli soup. It was rich, thick, almost like a stew with very good flavor.
For the main course I had the Salmone Rustico; grilled salmon with sauteed rapini in Tuscan olive oil. Not a complex dish, but generous in size and cooked perfectly. I really enjoyed it. The husband went with Chicken Marsala. Veal Marsala is what is offered on the menu, but he prefers chicken over veal and the staff at Terra Rossa were very accommodating. The chicken was tender and the Marsala sauce was slightly sweet with just the right amount of sliced mushrooms. Very good.
For dessert we selected Cannolis with pistachios and Fresh Berries with Amaretto Zabaglione Sauce. I loved the Fresh Berries with Zabaglione. The Cannolis were excellent in my opinion because they were not very sweet. My husband didn’t care for them. He felt they had too much pistachio and not enough sugar. He prefers the more traditional sweeter style. Hey, you can’t please everyone.
Service at Terra Rossa was first rate. The waiters weren’t in our face, but kept a watchful eye on our water glasses and wines which we ordered by the glass. I had the Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, (that’s right wine snobs…..I LIKE IT) and my husband had a nice Barrollo.