The renowned Italian bistro relaunches today with Italian-American staples and made-to-order pizza.
After a year-long hiatus, Rosalie Italian Soul restaurant is reopening its doors to the public at its location in Downtown’s C. Baldwin Hotel. [Featured image: Will Price]
Rosalie Italian Soul began in 2019 as a personal endeavor from Top Chef Masters’ winner Chef Chris Cosentino. Its name lends itself to Cosentino’s great-grandmother, whom Cosentino credits with inspiring his cooking career. Per the website, Rosalie Italian Soul offers a “fresh, upscale take on the beloved ‘immigrant cuisine’ that put Italian-American food on the map.”
Today, the lush and lavish 145-seat restaurant reopens at the C. Baldwin Hotel under new culinary leadership. Former Chef de Cuisine of Nobie’s, Chef Jacob Coronado will assume the executive chef at the restaurant and reprise the restaurant’s exquisite menu:
“[T]he menu will feature a collection of dishes that blend Houston’s local ingredients and influences with Chris’ family traditions,” per a press release, “like fresh rigatoni with Texas wild boar ragu, Blue Crab Manicotti with local blue crab and a wild mushroom pizza with mozzarella and pecorino.”
Chef Jacob Coronado was also the former executive chef at 8UP in Louisville, Kentucky, which Open Table named as one of the hottest 100 restaurants in America. Additionally, Chef Jacob served as Sous Chef at Quince in Evanston, Illinois, which the Chicago Times named “Restaurant of the Year”.
In addition to its new culinary head, the restaurant is also introducing David Tinsley as its new food and beverage director. Their reprised libation menu is set to feature house favorites such as their Gone with the Gin spun with Bombay Sapphire Gin, matcha syrup, lemon and club soda; as well as The Dalai Mama, “a flowery concoction composed of Tito’s Vodka, St-Germain, lemon, butterfly pea flower and peach bitters”.
“I’m incredibly excited about reopening Rosalie Italian Soul,” says Cosentino. “The food at Rosalie represents immigrant cuisine in America, and as an Italian-American descendent of immigrants, those dishes and the stories they tell are so close to my heart. I can’t wait to work with Jacob to tell those stories again to Houston diners.”
Rosalie Italian Soul is open for lunch and dinner daily – 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm, respectively, at C. Baldwin Hotel at 400 Dallas Street.