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Modern, upscale Italian rooftop restaurant opening by the Plaza

Updated: 2013-12-09T17:46:48Z

By JOYCE SMITH

The Kansas City Star

Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza has selected a modern, upscale Italian concept for its rooftop restaurant.

The hotel, at 901 W. 48th Place, plans to open the 4,000-square-foot restaurant on Nov. 6, next to its rooftop pool.

Rosso, (pronounced ROHS-soh) or red in Italian, will be open Sunday through Thursday. Breakfast hours will be 6:30 to 10 a.m., lunch hours from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Executive chef Brian Archibald studied at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and has worked at Daniel restaurant in New York, The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz., and most recently at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

Thomas Gagliardi is the hotel’s corporate chef. Gagliardi has worked the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in California. He also has opened two five-star hotels in Dubai.

Menu items will include “Spaghetti and Meatball” with semolina noodles, organic olive oil, buffalo mozzarella, and Bolognese ‘’meatball,’’ and the house-made Nutella ‘’Moon Pie’’ with hazelnut textures and bourbon.

To reach Joyce Smith, call 816-234-4692 or send email to jsmith@kcstar.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter at Joyce

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