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Rosa's Kitchen
  • 22 Punch La,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 9662 2236,
  • Tue-Fri noon-11pm; Sat 5pm-10pm

Rosa's Kitchen

Let's start with cannoli. Sicily's famed dessert is a highlight at Rosa's Kitchen, filled with a zesty ricotta flavoured with honey and Marsala, the ends covered in toasted pistachio meal. Honest. Unfussy. Wonderful. Those words sum up this compact trattoria where Sicilian-born Rosa Mitchell keeps the menu attuned to the seasons as much as to her homeland. The latter comes through with bistecca al salmoriglio, comprising thin slices of Scotch fillet seasoned with garlic and lemon, and a side of chunky roast potatoes. There's generosity with the antipasti - cheesy frittata, spicy olives, fried salted ricotta, salumi, grilled eggplant flavoured with balsamic vinegar, and more. Produce is celebrated, so eggplant might be pickled, cooked with tomatoes, then added to spaghetti, or offered as a parmigiana. An enticing wine list focuses on southern Italy, plus Australian examples of Italian varieties.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $22-$32

    M $26-$33

    D $4-$13

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Rosa Mitchell & Lucy David



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