About Us

Rossini's opened its doors on February 8th, 1978 and over the past 40 years has become an integral part of the Manhattan dining scene.

Rossini's is the product of 50 years of restaurant experience. Mr. Bernaz opened his first restaurant in 1953, after serving his apprenticeship in the many fine Italian restaurants of that time. His use of the finest ingredients together with his culinary acumen has resulted in a menu and presentation that has become the favorite of many discriminating New York City diners.


Rossini’s is owned and operated by Romano Bernaz, his two sons Raymond and Gerry and his nephew Josip Cernjul. Rossini’s success and longevity are due to the family’s constant presence and their philosophy of serving true Italian Cuisine in an evolving and interesting fashion.

Gerry, Raymond and Josip continue in the established traditions seeking new an innovative approaches to their cuisine while remaining within the repertoire of the Northern Italian kitchen. The result has produced a loyal and satisfied customer base that enjoys coming to “Our Little Area of Murray Hill” for the past 40 years.