Definition of rosticceria in US English:



  • (chiefly in Italy) a shop or informal restaurant specializing in roasted meat.

    ‘tempting smells of roasting chicken, duck, and rabbit drift into the street from the rosticceria’
    • ‘Standing up and eating at a cafe or rosticceria is less expensive than sitting down and a picnic lunch is even better.’
    • ‘You'll come across the rosticceria at the 1st corner on your right.’
    • ‘Ah, the rosticceria, yet another great reason for living in Italy.’
    • ‘I decided to go with the roast chicken since it IS a rosticceria.’


Italian, probably from rost- (from arrostire ‘to roast’) and -icceria (in pasticceria) on the pattern of rotisserie.