Rosario's Italian Kitchen was founded by George Protopapas, owner of Italiano's Restaurant in Morrell Park and Valentino's Restaurant in Parkville. Later, the restaurant was renovated and remodelled into European-style with comfortable chairs, pleasant colors, and a familiar feel. In 2012, the restaurant was renovated again in such a way that it shares a classy, yet casual Italian-inspired dining experience with the people of Rosedale and the surrounding areas.

The name 'Rosario's Italian Kitchen' is derived from 'Rosedale' where the restaurant was built and 'rose' which is one of Italy's national symbols.

On behalf of George and everyone here at Rosario's, welcome and buon appetito!