About Rosetta Ristorante - Crown Melbourne

Neil Perry is the creative force behind Rosetta, a sophisticated and elegant Italian ristorante that combines an impressive dining room with professional and authentic service.

At the heart of Rosetta’s fast-paced kitchen is a wood fired oven and char-grill for creating simple Italian dishes such as suckling pig, roast chicken and wood fired suckling lamb. Pasta is also a major feature of the menu, with a dedicated la sfoglina making over 12 different kinds each day. As with all Rockpool Group restaurants, wine is an important part of Rosetta’s offering, the list featuring varietals from both Italy and Australia.

Designed by renowned Australian designer Iain Halliday “...Rosetta is the place where people will meet to be fed from the heart ? just like Italians love to do for their family and friends ? whether it be a special celebratory dinner or a leisurely Sunday lunch in the sun,” says Neil.

8 Whiteman St
Southbank, AU-VIC 3006
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of operation:
Lunch: Sunday & Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00am

Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$41 to $100

Payment options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(03) 8648 1999

Website:
http://www.rockpool.com/rosettamelbourne/

Parking Details:
At Crown Complex and street parking available

Public Transport:
No. 55 Tram - Power St/Queensbridge St Tram Stop. No 96/109/112 - Clarendon St Tram Stop

Executive Chef:
Neil Perry. Head Chef: Angel Fernandez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
'The Rosetta Room' is a private space that can accommodate up to 20 guests.

Rosetta Ristorante - Crown Melbourne Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

Service

4.5

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4.6

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 29 July 2017

We just loved it. Thank you to all the staff. Great night. Hope to be back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on 23 July 2017

The ambience is relaxed and elegant and the staff are very friendly courteous and helpful. The Italian food we ordered was absolutely delicious and the drinks including Prosecco and white wine went very well with the meal. We had two gluten free guests and the wait staff were very helpful with suggestions and accomodating their dietary needs.
It was lovely to be spoilt and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon lunch on a cold rainy Melbourne day. Thank you so much Rosetta's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 8 July 2017

I loved my experience here. I came here with my husband for our last night on our honeymoon and we were so surprised when we were presented with cannolis which were amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 7 July 2017

The team were on the top of their game . Quality of was food excellent . Overall service was terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 7 July 2017

I was honestly disappointed. We had the lunch special and the snapper was too salty.
I took some business clients there and was expecting a top notch service. Instead we got completely ignored as soon as we ordered the lunch special.
Food was okay but not a memorable experience overall.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 6 July 2017

Fabulous food and service, we will be back

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 4 July 2017

Excellent from many levels. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent in taste, presentation and serve size.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 2 July 2017

Sunday lunch - food and service was exceptional - highly recommended

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 1 July 2017

We celebrated a very happy anniversary at Rosetta

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 29 June 2017

This is simply one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. Everytine I go the food is incredible and the service exeptinal.

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·Dined on 23 June 2017

Food was fast but bad. For such an high -end Italian restaurant there was abs NO GF Pasta options.
Only had one on the menu. Which was lamb cutlets in which the waiter din mention regarding medium -well done. Hence the meat was still bloody to our liking.
Pasta was tasteless.
Dessert was over price and abs horrible !

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on 13 June 2017

I booked Rosetta for a special occasion for my mothers birthday. I was contacted the week beforehand and organised a cake and this was very easy.
Upon arrival we were welcomed and my mother was wished happy birthday! Taken straight to our wonderful table and we requested a Bellini which was to die for!!!
Mel was our waitress and she explained the menu very well and we opted for her suggestions which were perfect! Manu our som did a perfect job as did Diana! Thank you all for making it perfect

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on 11 June 2017

Wasn't disappointed. Decor and ambiance was great. Food outstanding. Quail was yum!

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 June 2017

Sunday lunch at Rosetta was wonderful. Shared the meatballs and special entree of scallops to start with,both were divine. Had the osso bucco and pork chop special with a side of the crispy potatoes which satisfied us indeed. Managed to squeeze in the chocolate, coconut and peanut semifreddo to end a splendid lunch. Wine and service fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 9 June 2017

Everything about this restaurant was exceptional , food superb , service excellent there when you needed them but knew you needed them before you did just excellent
We will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 8 June 2017

Loved it. It has been on my wife's wish list for a while and very happy we went. House made Lemoncello was fantastic and a perfect finish to the evening

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on 4 June 2017

Absolutely brilliant!.... Great food, great staff...(one of the best moustaches I've seen ever!)
Knowledgable , friendly, professional, attentive wait staff.never hurried us...even though we were last to leave..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 3 June 2017

Absolutely wonderful service and delicious food, thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and our experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 28 May 2017

One of the best restaurants in Melbourne

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on 25 May 2017

This is our go-to restaurant for a beautiful meal, ambiance & date night. We've marked birthdays here, our engagement and it just has a special feel to it. We know we'll never be disappointed....it's our local & we love Rosettas.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on 18 May 2017

Thank you Rosetta the food was sensational we will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 11 May 2017

It was a special occasion for us. We were greeted immediately on arrival and seated. Lovely enthusiastic wait staff very keen to help with choices if asked. Food was exceptional quality. No long waits between courses but not rushed either.
We had a lovely evening and felt well looked after.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 10 May 2017

Great experience. Couldn't fault it!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 7 May 2017

Hosts were great and welcomed when entered. Well informed about my mother's birthday dinner. Only thing that let our experience down was the service or lack of.
After mains were finished, waiter did not ask whether we wanted dessert or table not cleared. After 35 mins of waiting, I asked the waitress for the bill and was advised that, the waiter looking after our section, would bring this to me. After another 10 minutes this was brought to the table. Experience of Rosetta was quite disappointing

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on 7 May 2017

Quality of food was excellent . I think you could reduce the amount of risotto ones gets as a starter and maybe consider adding a vegetable to the meat dishes or atleast let people know they the mains don't come with anything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 6 May 2017

So disappointed. Drove 400kms to visit this restaurant on reputation. It was our 20th Wedding anniversary. First time to Rosetta's. We thought we would save this restaurant experience for a very special occasion. We love our Italian food but haven't stopped talking about what we received for dinner to be honest. To organise getting here for last Saturday night was a big deal, so to say we were crushed with the memory we take away from our 20th anniversary dinner, would be an understatement.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on 30 April 2017

Well prepared unadventurous food in a plush yet relaxed setting. Service was professional but lacked polish and at times had to remind them of an ordered item.

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·Dined on 28 April 2017

Fantastic food, great service and a lovely atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 28 April 2017

The staff were lovely and the food was delicious!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 28 April 2017

I came to Melbourne with my mum, sister and daughter(2yo). We had booked Rosetta in advance and was looking forward to a lovely restaurant experience. From the moment we walked into Rosetta we all felt very uncomfortable, we were seated without much fuss and given the menus. Specials were read out without much enthusiasm and our order was taken. The food was not very special and we walked out of there 1 hour later and still quite hungry. The whole experience was unmemorable. Will never recommend

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·Dined on 28 April 2017

I've always loved this restaurant for its ambiance and flair. The food is always extremely well prepared ( seasoning on point) and superbly presented. The staff are always attentive without being overbearing , friendly and knowledgeable. The only criticism I'd have is that the main courses on the set lunch menu should at least have the hint of a side dish with them.
All up again a memorable culinary experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 25 April 2017

Went to Rosetta second time last night for Hubby's birthday, we were all pleased as usual.

My friend had the special dish of the night which was the 400g pork chop, bone on. The meat was a little tough, but I guess you do expect that when order a big and thick piece of meat.

Service and Food are very good as always, will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 23 April 2017

We have eaten here many times and every time we go we come out saying that this visit was the best yet. This time we had the Grigliata Mista di Mare followed by the Spanner crab Tagliolini and the braised pork Pappardelle. Oh.. and we drank a little, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 22 April 2017

This was our 3rd visit to Rosetta's and we've never been disappointed. Some may find it expensive but the quality, service and expertise of all negates this. A true dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 21 April 2017

Fabulous food, great service, outstanding wine list and great recommendations from knowledgeable waiting staff. The know exactly what wine to match with the food. truly memorable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 21 April 2017

Wonderful for our staff lunch. The Set Lunch menu was excellent value and had something for everyone. Our waitstaff were fantastic, very friendly, helpful and non-intrusive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 16 April 2017

Service was top notch. The meals we ordered were great. Tuna carpaccio and grilled prawns for starters. The gnocchi with lamb shanks was delicious. I got the wagyu rump which i got medium which was the only disappointment of the evening. The meat wasnt tender but quite chewy and not what youd expect from a 50 buck steak. And the highlight was the dessert with the first option just amazing! Best dessert ive had anywhere! Id recommend this place to others for sure.

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·Dined on 15 April 2017

We enjoyed this meal immensely. It was relatively simple fare, but executed exceptionally well, and very flavoursome. Top quality ingredients, many chargrilled to perfection. Best ciabatta ever. Exceptional wine recommendations from sommelier.

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·Dined on 13 April 2017

the service was fantastic and the food was amazing.wonderful atmosphere.

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·Dined on 1 April 2017

From start to finish Rosetta's is the ultimate dining experience. The service is flawless, food is sublime and wonderful wines from which to choose. We dined here last year and came back because of the fabulous experience we enjoyed then. And we weren't disappointed with a second visit, and will be back for more. Still can't believe the exceptional grilled flounder was only $35. Staff are just amazing. Thank you.

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