From rudimentary wooden lunch receptacle for Japanese farmers in the 5th Century, to luxurious aluminium boxes containing nutritional ‘packed’ lunches for wealthy school kids post-World War I, and disposable polystyrene boxed meals sold in convenience stores, supermarkets and train stations, the prestige of the beloved bento box has varied greatly over the years but its […]Read more
The Age Good Food Guide Awards 2017
Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2017
Ranked Number 71
Rosetta is one of Australia’s most elegant and sophisticated Italian restaurants, which combines an impressive Iain Halliday-designed dining room with professional and authentic service, and a seasonally driven menu of Neil Perry’s favourite regional recipes from his extensive travels through Italy.
With an extraordinary vista of Melbourne’s skyline, Rosetta seats 120 guests in the restaurant and 80 on the heated alfresco terrace overlooking the promenade and Yarra River. The elegant Rosetta Room, with its modern Warhol-inspired mural of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, is one of the city’s most exclusive locations for private dining occasions.
At the heart of Rosetta’s fast-paced kitchen is a wood fired oven and chargrill for creating simple Italian dishes. Of course, the finest pasta also features prominently on the menu, house-made daily by our resident sfoglina.
Our wine list is composed of many of the classic wines born of belonging on a dining table laden with the region’s dishes.
Awards & Reviews
Rosetta Ristorante is one of Australia’s most awarded Italian restaurants.
Australian Gourmet Traveller - Restaurant Guide Awards 2016
Maitre d’ of the Year – Vanessa Crichton
Australian Gourmet Traveller – 2013
“Much about Rosetta, Neil Perry’s first Italian foray, is writ large – lavish décor, prices – but it’s the attention to detail and authenticity that make it a winner.”
Broadsheet - 2016
"From the north’s rich, buttery pastas and braises; to the clean, seafood-driven dishes from the south, with an impressive range of wines to match."
Good Food - 2013
“Sophisticated, sexy and oozing old-school movie-star class”
Winner - Best New Restaurant
The Melbourne Review – 2012
“But, surprise us he does, with a menu rich with cultural flavour and a heartfelt accolade to one of the world’s most beloved food regions.”
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