Looking for some great Italian food this fall?  Seacoastonline.com is reporting that The Rosa will open this fall as the third version of the famous restaurant that closed in 2012 after continuous operation for 85 years.  The restaurant will open at 70 State Street in Portsmouth.  Comfort food is just what we need right now.  In reading the comments on The Rosa Restaurant Facebook page, people are excited!

Armando’s, which was the last restaurant to operate in the 70 State Street location, is ‘permanently closed’, as seacoastonline.com reports from a statement on Armando’s Facebook page.  Sadly, Armando’s appears to be one of the restaurants we lost to the pandemic. Heidi Ricci of River Wharf LLC is looking for a general manager and an executive chef.  Seacoastonline.com reports that resumes should be sent to heidi@river-wharf.com.  The Rosa will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.

One of the best parts is that the Rosa sign will remain.  It’s such a landmark in the community.  I wish them much success in their planned reopening and hopefully, things will calm down in the Fall because I love Italian food and can wait to check it out. The building has so much history!   The restaurant will have two floors which can hold up to 275 people.  Heidi Ricci says that Rosa will be offering a ‘take out groceria’ part to the restaurant when it reopens.  There will be some redesign, but I think the spirit of Rosa will remain in the building.  Do you have fond memories of The Rosa?