A Letter From the Owner

Ciao Neighbor, 

I am Paolo Fronza, the proprietor of Rossini Caffé Italiano.  I wanted to reach out to future friends in the community and invite you to come get to know us. 

After I moved to Houston, I fell in love with the city and its people, but I missed the cafe that I used to frequent while living in my small town of Trento, Italy.  After several years, the longing didn't leave, so I decided to open the same sort of breakfast and lunch spot that I missed: a bright, cozy cafe to visit for a quick bite, a coffee and a chat with friends.

We have made every effort to stay absolutely authentic by preparing our meals right here in our kitchen daily, using fresh ingredients and delicious recipes.  Even our tasty pastries and desserts are made fresh each day!

Our menu selections include amazing soups, creative pastas, salads, omelets, flavorful breakfast and lunch sandwiches, freshly baked bread from local bakeries, vibrant vegetables and fruits, charcuterie plates imported directly from Italy and more.  In addition, we have a full catering menu that makes entertaining in your home or office a breeze.

Come visit and introduce yourself! On the ground floor of the Cadenece Bank Building on San Felipe, we are a quick walk or drive from you and we have plenty of free parking.

My team and I so look forward to meeting you!


Paolo Fronza

Who is Rossini?

Gioachino Antonio Rossini was an Italian composer born on Feburary 29, 1792.  Rossini was a celebrated and prolific opera composer; writing thirty-nine operas in just nineteen years.  His best known operas include: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), L'italiana in Algeria (The Italian Girl in Algiers) as well as his most familiar La Cenerentola (Cinderella).  

In addition to operas Rossini was know for writing sacred music, piano pieces, and small chamber ensembles.  His popularity and inspired music earned him the nick name "The Italian Mozart".  Rossini's fame was unsurpassed by previous composers and his style dominated the Italian opera for the first half of the 19th century.  His influence is evident today in his still popular operas and his still influential orchestral styles, such as the "Rossini crescendo".