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Rosa's Canteen

Average price $65
9.1/10
424 reviews

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Meet the Chef

As a young girl Rosa Mitchell and her family migrated from Sicily. Once an adult, Rosa began working at ‘Gertrude Street Enoteca’, soon after; running the kitchen at Journal Canteen and given free rein; where her home-style Sicilian cooking became recognised. Following this she opened Rosa's Kitchen and now with Rosa's Canteen sharing her time between the restaurant and her farm in Yandoit. Rosa’s food is very special: uncomplicated, traditional, lovingly prepared and authentic.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Rosa Mitchell

Average price $65 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 424 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Kerrie C.
    Kerrie C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious and authentic!

  2. Mike H.
    Mike H.
    • 4 reviews
    8.75/10

    First visit and very impressed and will be back again

  3. Andreina S.
    Andreina S.
    • one review
    9/10

    Have been several times to Rosa's Canteen and have always found the staff very welcoming and service of an excellent standard. The meals have been delicious, fresh and presented very well. Happy to return to this restaurant with friends and family.

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 292 reviews
    9/10

    Wonderful Sicilian food made with good ingredients and passion.

  5. Chummy W.
    Chummy W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Terrific food, terrific service, great wines and drinks. I love love love this place. I want to keep it a secret, but it is amazing and people should know. Cx

  6. Linda C.
    Linda C.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Enjoyed the experience & would love to hear back about Rosa’s tours to Sicily 20/20.

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews
    8/10

    Service was great food tasty

  8. Erik J.
    Erik J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Good honest food, simple choices well recommended and accompanied by matching, not too fussy drinks list. Our special occasion dinner was made better by having it at Rosa’s Canteen.

  9. Ola G.
    Ola G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Attentive and friendly service . Delicious food

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 269 reviews
    9/10

    The food is just delicious

  11. Ryan L.
    Ryan L.
    • 2 reviews
    8.75/10

    Pasta was delicious and the service was friendly, prompt and it's a nice place to enjoy a tasty dinner

  12. Peter G.
    Peter G.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    Service provided by Dave was outstanding and the food was fantastic, authentic Italian.

  13. Patricia D.
    Patricia D.
    • 3 reviews
    7.75/10

    Great food and atmosphere

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    7.5/10

    Lovely food but limited menu choices

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    10/10

    Always fab food, wine & service in a great room where you don’t even know when people are on the next table.

  16. Ed B.
    Ed B.
    • 3 reviews
    9.25/10

    excellent as always.

  17. Dean C.
    Dean C.
    • 3 reviews
    9.75/10

    Went last night in a group of 6. First time at Rosa's and we will be back. Service from Dave was fantastic and the food absolutely delicious.

  18. Jane T.
    Jane T.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Hidden delight, has a very authentic Sucilian feel due to Rosa herself as owner chef smiling as you enter (from the kitchen), excellent pasta, friendly staff, small but successful business in heart of courts precinct. Lovely view of the back of the Supreme Courts..

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 266 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    9.5/10

    My standard mid week dinner venue for interstate guests.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

500 Bourke Street, 3000, Melbourne, Australia

Directions to get there

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

The Queen of Sicily reigns again

It is our opinion that you can never have too much of a good thing. That’s why we’re super happy that Rosa Mitchell, co-owner of Sicilian restaurant Rosa’s Kitchen, has opened up another restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD. Rosa has designed a menu that features not only her signature Sicilian favourites, but dishes from all around the boot-shaped nation. Expect much loved classics like veal saltimbocca, spaghetti carbonara and sumptuous arancini balls. You can also choose a yummy banquet option if you’re coming with a large group - this could include a baby suckling pig or a whole leg of goat! You can’t go wrong at this hearty, homely Italian joint.

Best Dish: Fettucine zucchini prawns

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