Osteria di Russo & Russo

4.5
346 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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.
What 346 People Are Saying
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DS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place! Everything was top notch and it was a great way to finish our vacation

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RC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Has always been one of our favourites and as usual did not disappoint. Can highly recommend Russo and Russo.
Keep it up team 🙂 just love your risotto!!

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BK
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. My husband and I did the tasting menu which was accomodated to my dietary requirements being pregnant.

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JT
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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Russo & Russo - one of the few innovative Italian-Australian restaurants in Sydney

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FI
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Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We loved every course, from the modern take on zucchini flowers, the oysters special, the deconstructed eggplant parmigiana and the mouth melting gnocchi, everything was bursting with flavors and freshness. The only thing I could fault...there wasn't quite enough food, each course a little on the small side, where mains look more like entrees without the entree price. Overall an great dining experience with the ladies!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Dinner. The whole experience was beautiful . We had the 5 course dinner and for $60 I feel it is fantastic value. The food is simple with great fresh flavours and well cooked. Great service and the owner looked after and took great pride in everything.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very interesting and delicious food every time, love this place.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little quirky, a piece of Italy in downtown Enmore. Attention from the owner and staff was warm, hospitable and professional. My third time there and as before the food was delicious ! A great experience all round !

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HK
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable! Effortless smooth service and beautifully done food. Shall be back.

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SC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

A very disappointing wine dinner. Food was bland and desperately average and the degustation service was slow.

We have dined here before on a standard menu and it was excellent. I can only think that they overstretced themselves with a full restaurant and couldn’t really deliver.

We were utterly underwhelmed. No wow factor at all and a complete waste of $280.

We were not the only tablesto make this commment so I hope they take note.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined here for my father's 65th birthday. It was a fantastic meal and Marc welcomed us all with such warmth.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing!! First time at R&R and it definitely won't be the last! Service was impeccable and the staff, including the owner who came to each and every table for a while to chat, were the friendliest!

Included a note in my booking that the dinner was a birthday present for a partner - the owner presented us with small biscuits and sang Happy Birthday! Small initiatives like this make all the difference!

Thank you Russo & Russo!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We asked for the 5 course chef’s selection menu and everything that came out was very good .
The host who greeted us when we arrived was charming and all service was good .
A lovely evening .

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MP
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Put it on the list, it's a must try restaurant!....an amazing menu and effortlessly delivered!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Get the 7 course with matching wines and let the chef choose. Amazing night.

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f
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took a dear friend for dinner at Russo and Russo, a treat for her coming from the UK. We had a delicious meal and beautiful wine. We shared our entrees and main courses, as recommended by Mark, whose knowledge and passion make the restaurant all that it is. The quirky decor, the dripping candles, the Italian lessons playing in the bathrooms! The food was exquisite, our favourite was the chargrilled Riverina lamb with broad beans, preserved lemon and curd, the lamb was pink and full of flavour, complimented by the tangy lemon and crunch of the small broad beans. Closely followed by the fried zucchini flowers, the crunchiness together with the creamy ricotta , lemon aspen and chili salt was a taste sensation.
The perfect place for a special night.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I was looking forward to dining ar Russo & Russo. The interiors and ambiance met with my expections, but I found the food to be overly rich and unimaginative. The most tasty dish was a starter plate of fried zucchini flowers with goat cheese and what tasted like a grapefruit jam. Great combo. Sadly, the octopus was 'meh', as were the oysters. For mains, I could have cooked The lamb and eggplant dishes at home myself, and i cant recall the other dish, it was that unmemorable. For the price, I believe Russo & Russo can do much better.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, and the 5 course set menu was good value.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We're from the Netherlands and we reserved a tabel at this restaurant after a tip from a colleague of our Sydney office. We did not know there was a special 6 course diner the night we reserved.
For each course there was a special wine selected. As we don't eat meat they adjusted one course for us which was great. We loved the food, the wine and the atmosphere in the restaurant. Would definitely eat here again when we're back in Sydney (hopefully soon :-) ).

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AN
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent night and the staff were wonderful, attentive and helpful with suggestions.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time and service was great and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back again.

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice ambience. Food is good, but nothing outstanding. Probably more focussed on presentation over taste.

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BO
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful gem hidden away in Enmore. Food and service outstanding. We did the Va Bene 5 course menu and it was very well executed with good input from the staff on the options and wine. Some of the courses are a little too small but I admit I have a big appetite and just want more of the lovely food!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a terrific authentic italian meal with great hospitality

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AT
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is consistently good. Has not disappointed us yet. Thank you for the lovely birthday orangecello and homemade cookies with Nutella.

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M
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant, cozy space, amazing service and innovative menu. We hadn’t been for 2 years, but always talked about going back and finally did. We had the chefs 5 course menu with a couple of extras and everything was outstanding and extremely good value. Highlights were: Cauliflower risotto, the lamb and the rhubarb semifreddo.

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B
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, ambience and service. But best of all Will BYO a special bottle of wine. My mates and I loved it

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and matching wines. Not too rich, just right. One of the best meals I have had for a long time

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JR
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic food and a wonderful wine list. I had the best dinner here and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that loves their food!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once me and my wife walked in we loved every bit of it a lovely old style Italian restaurant we will be back 100%

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h
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This is a true find and especially in our area. The service was very good indeed. The food was generally very good, the main dish of lamb was a bit disappointing in that it seemed to lack flavour. We did the 5 plate degustation menu and there was no lack of food.

It is also BYO and for people like us with good wine to drink this is a real plus. I could never afford to purchase the wine I bring even if they had it on the list

We will make it a much more regular venue

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LC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here for my husband. Mark was so accommodating with our reservation, the food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I can't recommend this special restaurant enough!

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfectly portioned degustation menu which leaves you feeling well satisfied, but not over-full with three courses to still to come!

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PB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational, interesting food in an old Italian style. Excellent.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The service was amazing and timely but the food was abysmal. I don’t recommend this place for food and value at all.

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K
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food has gone down hill since the previous head chef left.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 courses with matching wines was great! Loved the oxtail. Staff are very nice.

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S
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Cold entree of sardines very disappointing as was the tiny ‘main’ gnocchi. Delicious but overpriced and the size of an entree. Didn’t stay for desserts, went across the road instead

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K
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

"Share plates" shouldn't have been advertised as such, portions were inadequate- when paying over $300 I don't expect to have to fill up on bread! Food was cold and the market fish had no flavour. On top of that, it felt like we were being rushed out.. the waiter took our plates away before we even got to finish our meals several times. Very disappointed.

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h
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious sharing plates with fine ingredients. Gnocchi was lovely, Zucchini Flowers and Artichokes were great. Service was relaxed and very friendly. Share plates were on the small side , but quite rich so we were adequately full. Nice ambience, not too loud.

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