Rosetta
Italian
  • Riverside at Crown,
    8 Whiteman St,
    Southbank,
    Melbourne, VIC
  • (03) 8648 1999,
    rosettaristorante.com
  • Lunch Tue-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Sun 6pm-11pm


     

Rosetta
-37.823959,144.958706

Rosetta is a restaurant in the same way that Ferrari is a car. Yes, it will get you from A to B, but in such fine style - and you'll witness many luxurious flourishes as the scenery flashes by. Rosetta's version of high performance is expressed in its chandelier-and-cushions interior, casual and expansive terrace, well-drilled service and, of course, food. The raw menu is always good. Trout, pickled fennel and white balsamic is a well-judged assembly of carefully cut fish, bright crunch and elegant acidity. Pasta is exemplary: agnolotti del plin are perfect pockets pinched around mixed roasted meats. Dishes from the grill and wood oven are at Rosetta's heart: lightly charred prawns, brushed with gremolata and blanketed by lardo, are typical of the way big guns are wielded with delicacy. Desserts - frozen nougat and chocolate; the world's best practice tiramis├╣ - echo Rosetta's message. Yes, you could just eat, but why not exult in the art of dining?


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • E $21-$40

    M $42-$52

    D $19-$25

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Angel Fernandez & Neil Perry

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