Osteria di Russo & Russo

4.8
613 reviews
$41 to $100
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 613 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service. Defo recommend

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LudovicaC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Being Italians I can honestly say that this restaurant made us feel at home. Outstanding service, very beautiful atmosfere and the food is incredibly beautiful.

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MaciekM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and very cosy place. Look forward to dining there again.

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MartinaH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The absolute best place to have a beautiful dinner with family or friends. Can not rave about this place enough, and the set menu with wine pairing is not only amazing but such great value. Already excited for our next dinner booking there

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Liza
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is one of my favorites! Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and very professional wait staff. Highly recommended!

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AmeliaG
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The team at Russo & Russo were wonderfully warm and welcoming, ensuring we had a wonderful evening. The food could not be faulted and the wine selection beautiful. We will definitely be returning.

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BrendaM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Modern Italian, something a bit more than pizza and pasta. Great wine, beautiful intimate setting, fantastic service & excellent value - couldn't ask for more!

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AngN
London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely little place with tasty and creative Italian food

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TrudyG
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and offered flexibility to switch out for different options. Thank you!

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Franck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, very welcoming owners and amazing food quality

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PaulW
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, creative without going over the top. Staff very friendly, attentive and helpful.

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LynneH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceeded expectations. I had been to Osteria Russo and Russo a few years ago and enjoyed my dining experience then. Really pleased to see their standards are as high as I remember. I took a friend for her 60th birthday and she loved it. Staff and food exceptional.

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gecko
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Russo & Russo surprise and delight the taste buds. Their ‘Italian with a twist’ menu evokes familiar flavours presented in unfamiliar ways. The wine selection also perfectly matches the dishes.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been here a few times, the decor is stylish without being pretentious, the food is exceptional, the wines diverse, the staff are friendly and enthusiastic and obviously love sharing the stories behind the food and wine. I usually have the Tutto Bene with matched wines, it’s great value and means you taste things you wouldn’t normally. I’ll be going back.

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NoelH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

We have been several times before and the food is always good. This time we got bill shock though when the bill for 3 of us was $430! Food was fixed price so the drinks must have really gone up!

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KarlS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic menu, excellent service and some truly spectacular cocktails

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MaxFW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our experience at Russo & Russo was unbeatable. We will definitely be coming back!

The food was amazing, we did the Tutte Bene and it was great to be able to try different meals and also swap various menu items. We appreciated that we didn’t feel rushed, having time to eat and drink at our own pace.

The drinks were delicious, I’d recommend the fancy G&T- the housemade tonic water was incredible.

What really topped off the night was the service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about all food and drinks, and was willing to have a chat with us as well. She was also very attentive to one of us who had a nut allergy.

Thank you for creating a really enjoyable night! We will see you again soon

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KateH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A lovely evening, lovely food and service. A great way to celebrate my birthday! I loved the Italian lesson in the loo!

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Meera
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it! So glad we ate here. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and the wine delicious. We hope to be back soon

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RoushyI
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Italian with modern twist, service is great and food is outstanding. We totally enjoyed it and we definitely recommend it.

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JohnL
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The perfect venue for a celebration dinner . The staff were very helpful and attentive and the matching wines were spectacular and suited each course so much so we purchased 3 bottles to take home.

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bernadettev
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food! Loved the service provided around paring of wines. Everything was lovely.

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SophiaP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place - super homely feeling, great food and awesome wine!

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Jack
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This visit wasn't near the standard of my last visit in September. The timing was poor with too longer gap between courses and without wine. Waiters looked embarrassed and tried to keep busy filling water glasses.
The wine was generous but a bit haphazard with the top up. In one case our glasses were topped up before the food arrived.
The food also wasn't up to the usual standard. There was no wow factor.
It will not stop me going back - just one of those nights I think.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it.although the portion size for a main pasta was small for those other than small eater.

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Alex
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, and knowledgeable wine advice. Pambula oysters on the day we went - delish.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food!!! Can’t wait to come back.

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Goodlad
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A place you need to try. This place should be a hatted restaurant. Loved everything about it.

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Andrew
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally our favourite small group restaurant.

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KatP
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my birthday and was made to feel like a Queen. Food amazing , great date restaurant

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Marcelo
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience!!!
A restaurant to come back over and over again.

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PeterMac
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are Enmore locals and longtime fans of Russo and Russo, but this was the first time we had held a large table (19 person) long leisurely lunch there. It was superb. The Tutto Bene menu was as delicious as always, and the Russos team were happy to tweak it for our party's various dietary requirements, without losing any of the deliciousness and inventiveness for which we know them. They were also gracious and helpful in addressing any questions we had in arranging the event, and assisting us choose (delicious) wines for the occasion in the weeks prior to the lunch.

On the day the service was exemplary. Attentive, gracious, and very happy to work around our loose scheduling of pre-lunch cocktails and speeches, and adhering to all of the requirements of COVID-19 safety too, without any of it feeling like a limitation on the enjoyment of the day (not an easy task in 2020).

Our thanks to Mark, Nick and their fine team for added much to the enjoyment of a special occasion.

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SophieH
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere is outstanding. Fine dining service and taste with the charm and warmth of a local!

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FrancescaR
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner on a midweek night, it was a relaxed evening, a lovely vibe and the food was delicious specially the zucchini flowers! They brought out at the end of the night a birthday treat written in chocolate with a candle, and a complimentary limoncello, very sweet indeed. Thank you Russo and Russo for a memorable birthday dinner.

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MarcusF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food. Professional, friendly service. Great atmosphere. Would visit here again and again.

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FoodWench
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this family restaurant. Outstanding food with attentive staff without being pushy. fast service, quick to refill glasses and clear tables.
Delicious entree of Buratta , and the Zucchini flowers. Lovely squid ink pasta with crab. Everything was exceptional

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Christine
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, delicious food and wine. Perfect night out!

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CathO
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really yummy food
The smoke swordfish is fantastic
Pasta very good too.

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GMeee
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The Tutto Benne set menu was great value for money. Appreciated the ability to swap dishes in the menu and portion sizes were good. Duck was perfectly cooked. Will definitely come again!

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HayleyY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue with great staff and excellent food. Will definitely be back

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 613 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.