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Osteria di Russo & Russo

4.8
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550 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Italian
Enmore's Osteria di Russo & Russo is a favorite among locals and visitors alike for its modern take on classic Italian flavours, served in its warm and charming restaurant. As snacks to start, the fiore di zucchini fried zucchini flower with goat's milk ricotta and lemon aspen and the cannolo filled with a duck liver parfait, date and hazelnuts are sensational selections.

Some of Osteria di Russo & Russo's specialty dishes include the saltbush gnocchi with pork sausage ragu and pecorino, the chargrilled beef flank with green garlic, nasturtium and smoked eggplant and the slow cooked freemantle octopus with chickpea, salsa rossa and native bush tomato, as well as vegetarian dishes.

Osteria di Russo & Russo's strawberry sorbet, davidson plum meringue and limoncello custard is the perfect dessert with which to finish your meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 550 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined upstairs. Loved the mirrors and candles, lighting and overall ambiance. The service & food was great.

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Andrew
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu here is always varied and interesting, and never 'typically Italian'. But everything is delicious and we often just trust the degustation offerings.
OdR&R never fails to impress and caters for everyone from the adventurous to the conservative palate.
Easily our favourite inner west fine dining restaurant.

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PerryG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pasta was excellent and the Eggplant side was also delicious however the Trout was a bit soggy.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Very small portions for the price paid

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TanyaP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always wonderful, and the service is classic old world professional Italian service. Its like being in a great family owned restaurant in Italy, but with more modern, creative food. A fantastic night out.

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AndrewV
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service - we had a terrific time celebrating a special birthday ! Thank you all

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great local Italian, with delicious food and outstanding service. Highly recommend

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Madi
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, wine and service. Would highly recommend :)

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KaeP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A refreshingly genuine experience - it’s clear the team take pride in the quality of their food and sourcing of raw ingredients. Knowledgeable, amiable staff. Warm, charming atmosphere. It’s hard to pick a favourite dish, they’re all memorable. Looking forward to working my way through the menu!

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Lukasz
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delcious as always and a creative blend of traditional Italian with an Australian influence. Always soemthing interesting on the menu.

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Cuongoh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very good food. Decent price point. Would recommend.

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TimG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and vibe! Thanks for hosting us so well in this complex COVID environment.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Beautiful setting, very friendly service, just a disappointed by the set menu and temperature of the food. The share element was not explained making the value very questionable.
Probably wouldn’t return.

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Chiacchierona
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite special occasion restaurant. Delicious food and wine options, you can order from the menu or choose the degustation options.

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Erika
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s hard to pick something from the menu menu because everything is so good! There is also an option for a set menu with matching wine for a really food price. Wine list was amazing and service impeccable.

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Anon
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner and a perfect venue. Can’t wait to go again.

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JaneS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous local eatery that never disappoints. Eye-catching and mouth-watering Italian-influenced dishes that you won’t find everywhere.

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WarrenR
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My friend and i dined at Russo and Russo on a friends recommendation.
The food was excellent but the portions reminded one of the 70's and 80's nouvelle cuisine so hence not value for money.

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Matisse44
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend the Fixed price menu with wine. Every course was magnificent supported by fantastic service!

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was spectacular and they were happy to cater to requests and changes, the ambience and seating were perfect and the staff made an extra effort to help make my boyfriend’s birthday really special. We had a really lovely time!

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SueP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great innovative cuisine. Def try the artichoke dessert!

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AnitaA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in inner west. Love their pasta!

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JuliaH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place, the staff and food are consistently wonderful. The limoncello is phenomenal!!

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innerwestfoodie
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always excellent, friendly, knowledgeable service, delicious food and interesting wine.

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Truffle degustation dinner was fabulous. The food was amazing and superbly paired with a plentiful flow of Italian wines I would highly recommend such dinners and look forward to going back to Russo & Russo for their next degustation feature dinner.

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nicholas
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, but particularly impressed by our waiter. He made some great recommendations and really contributed to our experience. Have already recommended Russo & Russo to friends following our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing night! Thanks for looking after us so well.

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MadeleineO
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service and they made the whole COVID safe aspect easy and friendly. Wait staff wore masks and took us through the hand sanitiser and check in via QR code really efficiently. The food here really is exceptional - such true, delicious dishes. Pure pleasure to join them

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Andrea
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend the saltbush gnocchi and ragu - extremely delicious! Also recommend doing the tasting menu, everything on it was very tasty. The zucchini flower batter was light and crunchy and so good! Really anything you order will be tasty.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

2nd time, under much different circumstances (Covid pandemic) - but excellent again. The hidden gem in Enmore - lovingly presented food, great service, a wonderful dining experience

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AdrianT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for our first wedding anniversary as it's our regular restaurant for special occasions and the food, wine & service did not disappoint. We will continue to come back

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Carly
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed absolutely every part of our dining experience at Osteria di Russo & Russo. The wait staff were wonderful and had brilliant food and wine knowledge. We loved each of the dishes we selected from start to finish. Beautiful italian flavours with innovative use of some native australian ingredients to add a bit of flare. Can’t wait to return.

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jackie26
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

food was lovely and the wines are great, staff are very attentive. Sat by the door though so not ideal but this is our second time dining here so definitely recommend

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and lovely service. Really cute dark lit ambience. Definitely coming back again

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KathyM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An evening at Russo the wine and drinks selection is excellent; and the service is warm and highly competent and professional.

The duck liver parfait, the smoked swordfish, and the gnocchi ragu were standouts, but there's never an ordinary dish at R & R !

The COVID-19 arrangements are excellent from the front door to the service close. Probably selfishly we enjoyed it even more because the physical distancing made it cosy and noise levels perfect, the music is always great as well.

It was a birthday celebration so a deliciously pretty biscotti dish with a Happy Birthday closed the evening !

We will be back again and again

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OliviaT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Doesn't Dissappoint. Great food great service lovely and quiet and intimate.

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jodeska
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is so cosy. Delicious food, the perfect amount of service and lovely all round.

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Bruce
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great meal and ambiance. We will be back.

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NooNoo
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My first time here fir my partner’s birthday. Everything was exceptional. Our waiter was attentive and extremely knowledgeable about. The menu and wine. We had the best experience. The degustation with matching wines! Superb!

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andrewB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVE RUSSO & RUSSO - BEST ITALIAN FOOD I'VE HAD IN SYD HANSDS DOWN! LOVE THE STAFF AND OUR WAITER WAS A PHENOM <3 THANK YOU!!!

FAQs

Osteria di Russo & Russo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8068 5202.

Osteria di Russo & Russo is rated 4.8 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.