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Rosa's Canteen


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
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  • American express Welcome
Fish w lemon agro dolce sauce , chickpea cous cous , pinenuts
Grilled Calamari w black barley salad & anchovy/lemon dressing
Rolled and roasted beef w sundried tomato , capers , potato

Dietary options

Gluten free,
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 461 reviews
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Quality of food :9.8/10
Service :9.6/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Matthew C.
    Matthew C.
    • 6 reviews

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

  2. Savannah H.
    Savannah H.
    • 4 reviews

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

  3. Simone F.
    Simone F.
    • one review

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

  4. Anthony T.
    Anthony T.
    • one review

    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.

  5. Lisa T.
    Lisa T.
    • one review

    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

  6. Nicky E.
    Nicky E.
    • 2 reviews

    Very welcoming & lovely food.

  7. Frances J.
    Frances J.
    • one review

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

  8. Max J.
    Max J.
    • 2 reviews

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

  9. Amanda M.
    Amanda M.
    • one review

    Excellent service and food!

  10. Elisabeth M.
    Elisabeth M.
    • one review

    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

  11. Jason D.
    Jason D.
    • 3 reviews

    Excellent meal and great service

  12. Jason D.
    Jason D.
    • 3 reviews

    Wonderful service, food and staff

  13. Thibaut d.
    Thibaut d.
    • 4 reviews


  14. Melissa H.
    Melissa H.
    • one review

    Very good food, particularly the anti-pasto. The dishes for lunch aren't too heavy or large, so you don't walk away feeling over-full. Will be back again.

  15. Jean H.
    Jean H.
    • one review

    Great food, although dessert was a little disappointing ( tiramisu) - the pasta was divine. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Will visit again.

  16. Dawn W.
    Dawn W.
    • one review

    Consistently good

  17. Simon b.
    Simon b.
    • one review

    Rosa's has been on my must visit list for quite some time now, and she did not disappoint. I love having knowledgeable front of house staff that show their passion for the food they are serving. Highlight dish was the Paccheri however everything was beautifully cooked using amazing produce. We were also fortunate to have Rosa herself cooking for us.

  18. Kerrie C.
    Kerrie C.
    • one review

    Delicious and authentic!

  19. Mike H.
    Mike H.
    • 4 reviews

    First visit and very impressed and will be back again

  20. Andreina S.
    Andreina S.
    • one review

    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.

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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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