Osteria di Russo & Russo

4.5
362 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
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D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

We were so disappointed at this restaurant. The food was underwhelming, not tasty, (what was the sauce like glue under the brussel sprouts?), mean portions and expensive. They couldn't even make a decent salad. We got a bowl of mainly kale with hardly any dressing. Would not recommend this restaurant at all.

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BL
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Even though we went the 7 course option we left the looking forward to a kabab on the way home. The serving sizes are not nearly big enough.
This could easily be fixed with a bread basket on the side of the table to accompany the meal.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wine matching was excellent. Service also of a high standard. We liked the simple decor.
House made ginger beer was also excellent and much appreciated by my partner who doesn't drink alcohol - it's rare to find interesting alternatives.
Food was what we wanted - interesting approaches and combinations. We liked the progression of flavours over the 5 courses. Proportions were just right - 5 courses left us feeling satisfied but over full. Pricing was good value for money. Only downside was that it was quite noisy when we arrived - just lots of people talking in a space with hard services. However, this dissipated as earlier guests left, so we know to book either much earlier or a bit later next time. We'll be back. Thanks.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I would recommend but with some qualifications. It is a lovely small restaurant and the service is still really good as is the wine list but I thought the food underwhelming. We went for the degustation menu and wished that we had ordered a la carte. Nothing wrong with the food but we thought it unexciting. I will go back for the good things but with some caution.

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WB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Relaxed ambience, knowledgeable and friendly staff and impeccable service–could do with a few more pescatarian options

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D
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

What a magnificent fall from grace! From what was possibly one of the finest examples of contemporary Italian cuisine in Sydney to bland, tasteless, overpriced, poorly cooked food. Quality of service reflected the food. Don’t bother!

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FM
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambience and fantastic service with a smile from all staff. They were extremely accommodating to everything we needed. The set menu was a good amount of food, however it would have been good to know the Chef’s picks for the set menu before recieving it.

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RF
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t speak highly enough of the food and the engagement from the staff - the meals are different, very fresh and very authentic. If we lived here we’d be going back - as we don’t we just have to encourage others to book in. Excellent

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BF
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place for a quiet and delicious dinner. The service was great - attentive but discreet. The food delicious light and tasty and the atmosphere cool and calm. Thoroughly recommended.

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DM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a favourite of ours in the inner west! Great for special occasions, delicious and great value chefs menu. We also like the natural sicilian wines which our could have by the glass.

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JF
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A great local, but also worth a trip. Menu is interesting and changes from time to time. Service is exceptional - friendly, informal and professional.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourites in Enmore. Great food every time. We tend to go for the matching wines option as they always bring something different you wouldnt normally try. They do a once a month special degustation. It pays to book early.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with fantastic food, great wines, and lovely staff that make you feel very comfortable. I would recommend any one I know to go to Russo and Russo.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great family business. Have been coming here since it opened and always blown away by the food and the service

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m
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We love Russo and Russo.
At times, servings could be a touch larger and food hotter but overall, we enjoy dining here.
Wine/food pairings very thoughtful.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A lovely restaurant - great food and warm, professional service. Perfect for date night!

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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
1 review
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
4 reviews
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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