Steve Samson

Steve Samson

Los Angeles

About Steve Samson

Samson, born to a Bolognese mother and American father, was exposed to the pleasures of Italian food at a young age. Whether it was the experience he gained helping his mother in the kitchen at home or annual family trips to Italy that eventually propelled him toward a career in Italian cooking, one thing is certain: once Samson left his medical school path to become a chef, he never looked back. Samson is the Chef/Owner of Rossoblu and Superfine Pizza.


  • Best New U.S. Restaurants 2011
    Esquire magazine
  • 2019 Bib Gourmand
  • 75 Best Restaurants 2013
    Los Angeles Magazine
  • Top 10 J. Gold Restaurants 2017
    LA Times
  • Top 10 Best New Restaurants
    Los Angeles magazine
  • Chefs of the Year 2012
    Los Angeles Magazine
  • 99 Essential LA Restaurants
    LA Weekly
  • Best New Dish: Porcetto
    Angeleno magazine
  • 99 Essential Restaurants 2013
    LA Weekly
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in LA

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

2 slices
$, Outdoor Seating, Pizza, Downtown Los Angeles
"Days that start with pizza are great days!!! Great seeing you @cordvesper @francesco___allegro sorry I missed you @chefstevesamson !!! #pizza #superfine #dtla #cheffriends"
Bolo burger
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Downtown Los Angeles
"Thank you @rossoblula family! Your first Sunday brunch was a huge hit with us! Bolo burger........if you don’t know, now you know. #sundaybrunch #familyday #boloburger #notpasta #rossoblula"
$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Downtown Los Angeles
"Seriously @rossoblula is making the best pasta in #LA Thank you @chefstevesamson for bringing this vision to life. It was so perfect. I have been telling everyone to get there, now. You deserve every accolade you receive. Sensational meal. #rossoblu #eeeeeats #pasta #yummy #foodporn #jgold101"