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Rosa's Canteen

9.6/10
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Level 1 cnr Lt Bourke st and Thompsons Lane, 3000 Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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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 Rosa Mitchell and Clare Bartell
  • Average price $65
    Special request
  • American express Welcome
Fish w lemon agro dolce sauce , chickpea cous cous , pinenuts
$36
Grilled Calamari w black barley salad & anchovy/lemon dressing
$38
Rolled and roasted beef w sundried tomato , capers , potato
$34

Dietary options

Gluten free,

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.6/10
based on 492 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Sharon M.
    Sharon M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Rosas is one of my absolute favourite Resturant’s in the CBD. The food is always perfect, the service impeccable and the atmosphere is welcoming. Perfect for a post work dinner with friends or a special night out. Rosa is often in the open plan kitchen which just adds to the authenticity. You will never be disappointed here.

  2. Glen D.
    Glen D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Great service, excellent food, good value for money, very good wine and reasonably priced

  3. W S.
    W S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food, great service and atmosphere. If you could eat here every day, you would. Take someone you want to treat because it's special.

  4. Wayne C.
    Wayne C.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious Sicilian cuisine and hospitable attentive service. Once is just not enough as I look forward to my return in the near future.

  5. Gerry V.
    Gerry V.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    The restaurant was not busy as it was the evening before NYE. We had a table for 6 and the staff were most attentive and explained the menu for us. We shared 2 platters for entree and they complimented each other and was enough for 6. A good wine list. The mains were great with a mix of pastas and a fish dish. Everyone was pleased with their meal. I recommend Rosa’s Canteen as a quality restaurant at a good price.

  6. Amanda W.
    Amanda W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food, awesome service and wonderful ambience. One of my very favourite restaurants in Melbourne.

  7. Carol M.
    Carol M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Rosa’s never fails to impress – it is one of regular haunts in Melbourne CBD. We take friends, we take clients and more often than not, we just take ourselves. We go because it’s the perfect package, great people, and outstanding food. We are never disappointed.

  8. Fiona W.
    Fiona W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful food and great service.

  9. Gareth S.
    Gareth S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was really good. Great to come back into Melbourne city and having the dining experience we love and enjoy. Well attended and the wait staff gave good advice on matching wines and what to expect from the different pastas.

  10. Caitlin B.
    Caitlin B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great night out. The food was delicious, the staff gave great recommendations for wine and service was excellent. Will definitely come back.

  11. Matthew C.
    Matthew C.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great service. Excellent food and an interesting wine list. Rosa’s is a favourite for a special occasion.

  12. Savannah H.
    Savannah H.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and wonderful dining experience! We will be back!

  13. Simone F.
    Simone F.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Excellent food, attentive -while discreet- service as always. It feels really god to have you back Thank you also for new opening hours! Simone

  14. Anthony T.
    Anthony T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always great to return to one of our favourites - as usual were not disappointed the antipasto was fantastic as was rolled steak - can't wait till next time.

  15. Lisa T.
    Lisa T.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was gorgeous! Delicate and delicious The staff were super helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. I took my friend here and she loved it! We’ll both come back again

  16. Nicky E.
    Nicky E.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Very welcoming & lovely food.

  17. Frances J.
    Frances J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent, incredible quality food. Just like being in Sicily.

  18. Max J.
    Max J.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Rosa foood was excellent, great friendly service and really good at dealing with the social distancing etc

  19. Amanda M.
    Amanda M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent service and food!

  20. Elisabeth M.
    Elisabeth M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Team members were highly knowledgable and attentive - so great service and we had the duck pasta special - fresh spaghetti style pasta - all beautifully cooked and generous servings. The proper Italian espresso at the end was just the best way to get me through the afternoon

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More information

Opening time

We are open Monday to Friday and the kitchen operates from 12pm to 9pm.

How to get to the restaurant

Level 1 cnr Lt Bourke st and Thompsons Lane, 3000, Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Level 1 Cnr Lt Bourke st and Thompson’s Lane The rear of 500 Bourke st NAB building

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne City

About the restaurant

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, of former restaurant Rosa’s Kitchen has opened up another restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD this time in amongst the law precinct. Rosa has designed a menu that features not only her signature Sicilian favourites, but dishes from all around the boot-shaped nation. Rosa’s love of supporting local producer’s and also the restaurants seasonal menu has made the restaurant a very popular dining establishment and has a very loyal following .

Highlight’s :Housemade pasta , service , leafy green outlook

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European, , Welcome

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