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Rosa Mitchell

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.

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dined on Sat, 1 Jun 2019

We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary & found the service food and atmosphere exceptional. Definitely will come back.
Stacey Qin

dined on Thu, 30 May 2019

Tasty food and great service. But the cocktail menu is a bit disappointing.

dined on Mon, 20 May 2019

One of the best places in CBD for business lunch, unobtrusive good service, good location, and good atmosphere where your easily able to conduct a conversation without having to raise your voice. Relaxed but quality dining

dined on Fri, 10 May 2019

Rosa Mitchell is a Melbourne food legend for good reason. Rosa's Canteen is a spectacular place to enjoy sensational Sicilian cuisine, simple but perfect, made from scratch with the best ethical produce Victoria has to offer. You'll feel very spoiled by the attentive and knowledgeable service provided by the wonderfully warm staff. Not to mention the gorgeous, considered setting, which creates an inviting atmosphere you won't want to leave anytime soon. We'll be back!

dined on Sat, 23 Mar 2019

Beautiful fresh pasta and sauces. Restaurant has nice outlook and atmosphere.

dined on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

delicious pasta!

dined on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Always a great meal

dined on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

We will definitely eat there again

dined on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Rosa , Thanks for a wonder meal. The fried Artichoke was amazing as was the whiting. I was so impressed with your restaurant service ,food and family feel . I look forward to returning again when I am next in Melbourne. Regards Judy
Angela Mercer

dined on Wed, 7 Aug 2019

Lovely spot, we’ll be back
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About Rosa's Canteen

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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