Rococo Acland Street

4.4
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363 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Rococo Acland Street’s atmosphere is both seductive and vibrant, bustling and intimate. The place where Rococo’s signature antipasti boards and simple Italian flavours first came to be, it continues to attract diners from all over Melbourne some 10 years later. Set amongst some of Melbourne’s most loved sites – The Palais, The National Theatre and St Kilda beach to name a few – our expanded restaurant space is bigger than ever, yet remains cosy and flexible, with various spaces available for functions and plenty of nooks for private dining or close conversations.
Join us for a meal of many courses; a hearty breakfast to start the day, a jovial work lunch, a family get together or just a glass of wine to celebrate the end of a day. Oh and our Wood Fire Pizzas are a must. Enjoy the authenticity, quality and warm hospitality of modern Italy right here in Melbourne.
Al fresco outside seating also available.
What 363 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.1
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M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always come when in StKilda, great service & beautiful food

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great menu and delicious food, variety. Lots of atmosphere - we were a table of 8 and service was fast and fun. Great night

AS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service during Valentine's Day 2020!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was a great night, friendly staff and the foo

A
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was attentive but slow. Food was nice but not amazing. Reasonably priced. We couldn't split the bill on 2 credit cards. Was a problem as none of us had cash and the cash machine outside was out of order. Left a sour taste at the end of our meal. All rather average.

RB
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great space with outdoor seating. We sat outdoors as the weather was fine. The food as always, was amazing. The char grilled calamari was to die for! Service really good. This is my fourth visit and won’t be my last.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Food and service great . They don’t split bills however - In the age of cashless payments it’s pretty poor business practice and behind the times.

RT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Food and service was excellent.
However noise level was too high and patrons at several tables were talking loudly to make themselves heard.
The restaurant badly nears improved acoustics on the ceiling to absorb sound instead on it bouncing back from adjacent tables to the diner's table.

TB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was delicious but took over 40 mins to come out. Disappointing considering we only could pay for 1.5 hours of parking and had 15 mins to eat our food. Wait staff were very understanding though and even charged us a discounted amount. For that reason I would eat there again, but maybe not a peak time (8pm Saturday). Food was delicious, prawns were so fresh!

JB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Love the food but will never go again on a summer Saturday night - much too noisy

BH
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Having chosen the restaurant based on the photos online, it would be safe to say my hopes were high. I was not disappointed! Every dish was beautifully presented, tasted amazing, and had those of us who didn't order dessert fighting for a taste from those who had the good sense to do so. The strawberries and cream dessert was amazing. The staff were friendly and took the time to ask if we were on a time constraint (we were) and catered to this without us feeling rushed. Thanks!

RT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

My husband and I picked this place months ago for brekky and absolutely loved it! We returned with our daughter for dinner last weekend and were not disappointed! The pizzas are beautiful and the pasta was fantastic. Staff were very helpful and nothing was too hard.

TR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Go there for their garlic prawns every time I am in Melbourne. They are amazing. Never disappointed when going to this restaurant.

MH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never seems to fail.
Great and attentive service, and the best garlic pasta around.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience1

Good food but way to noisy. Staff no so inspired. It was impossible to have a conversation due to the high volume.

MR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really enjoyable dinner! With great service in a fun environment thanks!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is absolutely amazing! Best Italian! The atmosphere is great and it never disappoints! Couldn’t recommend enough !

CL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A terrific restaurant great food good service and pretty good value indeed.

SW
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Food took ages, food was not what it said on menu. E.g. vegan menu spaghetti and broccoli I said it came with artichokes... where were they? Incredibly overpriced for food that isn’t that good.

RK
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall very good experience. Very testy food and good service

MN
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed everything!!! Very tasty food, good service, good environment. There was a lot of lively people that filled the restaurant which speaks of the quality and the good experience that one shares at Rococo. Would definitely come again, and I have already recommended to others.

T
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, welcoming service and the most delicious food. Thanks Rococo!

JH
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food is always of the highest standard yet it is affordable and welcoming. I’ll be back for sure.

JH
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been fortunate to eat at Rococos many times and not once have they faulted. Their service and food is exceptional, love the decor and the loos are clean and classy.

J
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service at a reasonable price! Would recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was amazing but service was very average. After ordering no wait staff came back to check in or ask if we wanted more drinks until our meals arrived and even then we had to ask them if we could order more drinks

KS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It's no wonder this is a very busy restaurant. The staff are attentive, the drinks list extensive and the menu has enough choices for everyone. My choice was the Handmade ricotta gnocchi. It was perfect. I also had a side salad and the red sangria, both were great. The prices are average and the serving size was generous. Would happily visit again.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The lasagna was amazing but my meal the spaguetti with meatballs was cold. Otherwise drinks were good and service was excellent

SS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great wine selections and excellent service. Would definately return and recommend to all! Thoughtful waitress even asked if we had to go to a show which we did. She got our orders and notified the chef to get our food to us in a timely manner. Not a negative at all but it was very busy and therefore a tad noisy but had a lo fly evening with my wife.

N
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food. We had a show to go to and they made our order a priority to get to the show in time. Fantastic!

BC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience1

Felt very rushed. Starters came out before we were served our drinks. We ordered a bottle of wine and were brought 2 glasses when they finally arrived. So we had to wait longer for our drinks. Our main meals were on the table less than 2 minutes after our starters were taken away. Then as our meals were served so closely together, I took my time with my main meal and a staff member went to take our plates without asking if we were finished. Really disappointing service experience as the food was lovely.

j
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Friendly, efficient service, delightful food, made for a nice catch up with an old friend

HC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu choices. We had the Chargrilled Seafood Raviolli, probably one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Can’t wait to come back.

W
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This is a busy and vibrant restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Good standard Italian fare. Service was good.

LM
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, fantastic location!

s
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff were amazing. Our table waitress wore a beaming smile the whole time. It was contagious!

LW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot to grab a meal with large menu and great choice. Regularly dine here when I’m in St Kilda.... always good and if you’re off to a show... the service is quick

d
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our pizzas were fabulous and the service was really good

KJ
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The place was very nice with a good ambiance. However, having one particular bartender working as a waiter is hurting the establishment more than helping it. The rest of the waiting staff are brilliant, courteous, friendly and efficient. But the "addition" they had made to the staff (aforementioned bartender) was more interested in smooth talking the ladies at the door, than managing the queue lined up at the door for pre-booked tables. While the rest of the staff knew to answer questions about the menu, he did not. Without a notepad to note down orders, he kept moving back and forth to the same table to ask the same information multiple times. It was clear that he did not know the menu, and his attire (polar opposite to the rest of the staff) just made him stick out like a sore thumb even more. It was also evident that he was jumping in to "manage" tasks that were not assigned to him, which just delayed the dining experience even more.

All in all, this experience is the perfect analogy for how one person can ruin a whole experience and the hard work of the rest of the kitchen staff and front of house staff.

KW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely beautiful food and the staff where very professional happy and helpful. The atmosphere was busy and buzzing.