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Rosa's Kitchen
Italian
  • 22 Punch La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9662 2236,
    rosas-kitchen.com/
  • Tue-Fri noon-10pm

    Sat 5pm-10pm

Rosa's Kitchen
-37.810371,144.971065

Sicily is the clue to everything, wrote Goethe. It's certainly the key to Rosa's Kitchen, where the big-hearted cooking of Sicilian-born Rosa Mitchell showcases the island's vibrant brand of cucina povera. A simple trattoria tucked down a laneway (newcomer Rosa's Canteen dons more corporate livery for the legal district), it sets the dial to produce-driven comfort with dishes such as tender octopus and potato ramped up with the crunch, salt and kick of fennel, capers and chilli. Pasta is a strong suit: spaghetti alla Norma features sweet tomato sugo and roasted eggplant in a snowstorm of ricotta salata, while main courses cover the gamut of proteins from roast spatchcock and caponata to thin slices of smoked veal tongue with pickled vegetables. From a wine list that takes Mount Etna as its guiding star to the booze-soaked Marsala cannoli, Rosa's Kitchen feels deeply authentic - as if this was Messina, not Melbourne.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $16-$23

    M $24-$33

    D $5-$12

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Rosa Mitchell & Clare Bartell

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