Osteria di Russo & Russo

4.6
282 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Italian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Enmore's Osteria di Russo & Russo is a favorite among locals and visitors alike for its fresh and vibrant take on contemporary Italian cuisine, served in its warm and charming restaurant. For starters, the fiore di zucchini fried zucchini flower with goat's milk ricotta and chili salt and the parfaiterole alla Veneziana duck liver parfait with an onion and marsala sauce and choux bun are sensational selections.

Some of Osteria di Russo & Russo's specialty dishes include the maiale al latte pork neck cooked in milk with confit fennel, pickled radicchio, pear and walnuts, the chargrilled manzo beef rump cap with anchovy sauce and the pesce chargrilled catch-of-the-day served with cannellini puree, coastal greens and lemon myrtle, as well as vegetarian dishes.

Osteria di Russo & Russo's mora blackberry and crème fraiche panna cotta is the perfect dessert with which to finish your meal.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian, Modern Australian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Tue–Sun 7:45 am–9:00 am
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Phone number
(02) 8068 5202
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Chris Mosley
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Private Party Facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Osteria di Russo & Russo can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private Party Contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (02) 8068 5202
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Marian Street
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Parking Details
Whilst parking can be a pain around Enmore, free parking can be found at the council car park on corner of Edgeware and Enmore Rd, and at Enmore Tafe further down Edgeware Rd.
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Public Transit
Newtown Train Station - 5 minute walk
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 282 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

A special restaurant
Always lovely food and service
Strongly recommended

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2018

It was on a cold Sunday evening so may have been quieter. Have been here a few times and and loved each one.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Being greeted like long lost friends, and yet being given enough space to enjoy our wedding anniversary dinner, the food and accompanying wines were divine and our host added nothing but joy to the experience. Cannot recommend highly enough

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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Lovely cosy atmosphere on a cold night, authentic, imaginative Italian menu, lots of choice, nice vege options, good price for a quality experience. Have already recommended to many friends. A perfect date night venue.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Lovely food. Great service. You won’t regret ordering the 7 courses. Great value for the standard of dishes that you’re getting.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Russo and Russo is just about my favourite restaurant in Sydney. Great food, family tradition, very focused on the food and wine without being at all pretentious, and nice space that is stylish without trying too hard. Great place that we have returned to again and again and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Out third visit to Russo & Russo, always wonderful, different menu making use of whats in season, with some unusual twists like eggplant and chocolate, that always work. Lovely wine list.

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

We needed to be through quickly to get to the theatre so they rang in advance and recommended we pick our preferred eats prior. Worked very well as was not rushed. Very professional and food delightful

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Brought a nice bottle to celebrate a special occasion and picked another couple from the great Wine list, service was friendly and efficient, food was creative and tasty, the Pork Strozzapreti was ridiculous! Prices are reasonable across the board but they do leave the ability to really go in an celebrate if the occasion calls for it (and ours did). Hit the mark on all accounts.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

We loved the food, the staff were friendly & efficient, and the owner was charming, friendly and informative. I'd recommend this restaurant anytime!

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Outstanding risotto, great personalised service from the owner, small intimate atmosphere. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

The food was great and real Italian .Staff were helpful and the whole place made you feel that you were in Italy.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

We had s very pleasant evening the food and service were great

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

We had a great night here last Tuesday. We have heard nothing but good things and were wanting to try this place for a while. It didnt dissapoint. The food was exceptional. Fresh, healthy and delicious.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

The food was absolutely awesome. Everything had so much flavour. The wine and service were amazing too. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Brilliant as always. We have been dining here since it opened and have loved every meal . The food, wine and service are fantastic. Great and different ingredients. We usually have the selection because it is so good and will be tailored to dietary needs if required. Wine list is also excellent. While we live locally at present we will shortly move to the Blue Mountains. That will not stop us returning!

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

R & R was our fave restaurant in Sydney when we lived there before moving to Newcastle. Whilst staying in Sydney over the long weekend, we went there again and can happily report it's still our fave! They do shared plates with impeccable detail to layers and textures in a cosy setting. And it's BYO too.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Enmore did not disappoint . Lovely Birthday dinner for my mum. Good and service were great as always.

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

When we walked in the older gentleman was a treat to speak to. Let us know where we were sitting and wished us a great evening. The restaurant itself is well decorated and laid out. We were excited to be eating here for my birthday. Then came out waitress. Wasn’t the most polite person, and made us all feel as if our simple requests for bread and oil was an outrage.
The food was delicious!!! The only down fall being that 90% of the dishes came out cold. For most of them they should of been served hot to be even more enjoyable.
This was a place I was hoping to continue to come back to, but am not so sure anymore - which is sad as the rest of the staff All had smiles on their faces and were extremely polite

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Really nice atmosphere with great service. Food was really interesting and very tasty. Noce modern take on italian dishes.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

We celebrated my mums 70th birthday here. We all had the 5 course set menu and every single course was amazing. What I love about the set menu is it’s always different and you get to try dishes you might not normally order (like who thought sweet meats could be so delicious!). The staff were great in explaining all the dishes and had great recommendations from the huge wine list. They even put a candle on mums dessert. For such a quality restaurant it’s super unpretentious and such great value. All the staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming. We had the best night and will always find an excuse to come back. Thanks guys!!

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Delicious food. Wonderful service. Always a fantastic night out.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

We went here for a family birthday . The staff were very accomodating as far as the menu was concerned. The food was very tasty and beautifully presented and the staff were very attentive and caring . Will def be back

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Came out to Newtown from Hornsby for my partner's birthday. Worth the travel for sure. We did the Five Course dining experience and walked out of the place perfectly satisfied (not stuffed and not underfed)

Fantastic food, great service and good vibes. They eve. Brought out the desert with a candle and sand happy birthday to her.

Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

A very friendly atmosphere and well cooked food. We tried some interesting variations from regional areas of the chef.

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Absolutely unique and delicious food. Trust the maitre d to steer your dining experience and you won’t go wrong. Yummo

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

We had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner at Russo and Russo. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and thoughtfully catered for vegetarian and gluten-free diners. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

I liked it but didn't LOVE it. Great to see a creative approach to Italian food but the food isn't necessarily better than a good traditional Italian restaurant in my opinion. And without an a la carte menu on the day we dined the format is not as accommodating of diners' individual needs either. I would go back but only on special occasions.

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Lovely dinner at Russo & Russo, the restaurant was full, but we were able to have a good conversation. Staff are friendly, pleasant and helpful. The food is delicious and interesting.

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Great food and service. Very accommodating to our short time frame as well.

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2.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Food and service was good, we had the Va Bene 5 corse with matching wine. My partner is pescatarian which meant we needed to share all meals, I questioned this and apparently it was explained when we were seated.... hence we had cauliflower as the main meal matched with a strong red wine...
We both felt rushed along with our meals and a vibe of wanting to get new people in.
To top things off I specially requested in my booking if they could do something Birthday for my partner, which they suggested a candle in dessert. I agreed to this but unfortunately this was not followed through.
Overall a disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

The staff were lovely and the tasting menu was amazing! Left feeling satisfied and relaxed.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great food, great host, great staff & great ambience. Very lucky to have it in our neighbourhood. Our second trip back and experienced a whole different menu equally as good as the first time.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

We absolutely loved russo & russo!!! My taste buds were having a serious party. So many unexpected flavours to turn traditional dishes into something else. Amazing value for money and the cocktails are exquisite !! Can’t wait to have an excuse to go back.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Thanks for another wonderful night Pino and Mark - outstanding as usual!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

This restaurant is quite possible the best restaurant I have ever been to.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

The food was amazing. Locally sourced ingredients used very creatively. The owners were attentive and helpful in recommending dishes and wines to go with the meal.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Amazing service and one of the best meals Ive ever had! Will go there again and again!

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4.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Really enjoyed; consistently good. Beautiful italian wines, beers etc. Excellent service.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Really attentive service and interesting food we will be back

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