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Sosta Cucina

9.5/10
280
errol street, 3051 North Melbourne (VIC)See map

Average price $65

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Meet the Chef

Alessio Di Bari is from Puglia in Southern Italy. The 'Cucina Italiana' has taken Alessio worldwide from Italy to London the Middle East and now firmly footed in Melbourne. Like Puglian cuisine Aleesio likes to keep things simple and not overdone but respecting the produce and the seasons. Commencing with Sosta in February 2019 we are extremely thrilled with Alessio's food to date and we are extremely excited with what is coming next.

Restaurant menu

Chef Maurice Mimmo Fabio
  • Average price $65
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Entree - raw kingfish

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.5/10
based on 280 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Ricky C.
    Ricky C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved everything about this place! Food, service, space. Had a very lovely dining experience. Our waiter was also the best! The crumbed pork was divine. As was the crab linguine.

  2. Julie M.
    Julie M.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We have been coming to this restaurant for 9 years- it’s so good we held our wedding reception here. The staff are fantastic and the food never disappoints.

  3. Sophie N.
    Sophie N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely fantastic meal at Sosta tonight to celebrate an anniversary. Exemplary service, spectacular food and wonderful atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  4. Penny S.
    Penny S.
    • one review
    10/10

    I kept their card all through Covid just waiting for the opportunity to go back and taste their beautiful food again and I was NOT disappointed. The food was outstanding, the service amazing and every single person who formed part of the restaurant was a delight to speak with. I cannot rate Sosta high enough. Thank you!!!.

  5. Susan W.
    Susan W.
    • 4 reviews
    6.5/10

    WE HAVE BEEN TO THIS RESTUARANT OVER MANY YEARS...FOOD QUALITY AND CHOICE IHAS DECLINED. DESPIS HAVING REQUESTED A QUEI TABLE OUS WAS FRONT AND CENTRE IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN DEPSITE A VERY SUITABLE CORNER REMAINING AVAILBLE OVER THE NIGHT.

  6. Robyn M.
    Robyn M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Went with a friend I hadn't seen since before "the year we have had" so it was a special occasion and Sosta Cucina was exactly right. Great service, delicious food, good wine choices, lovely feel- lively and warm but not loud. We loved it. I will be back.

  7. Rod H.
    Rod H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    This is a lovely restaurant with excellent food and service. We started with a selection of entrees which we shared and which were delicious. We had our own mains and everyone enjoyed them. I had the gnocchi which was superb.

  8. Stephen A.
    Stephen A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food was exceptional. Atmosphere great. Loved the service. Really well presented. Location was superb. Parking right outside. Will be back in a heartbeat.

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

    This restaurant had wonderful food and service. It was also quite well priced for a nice restaurant. The servings were quite substantial and we both left feeling very full. The linguine with crab was really delicious. The only thing I would have added, was a squeeze of lemon. My friend ordered the pasta with lamb ragu which she also really enjoyed. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to visiting again.

  10. Prani H.
    Prani H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our new favourite restaurant - hidden in North Melbourne, or everyone would know about it! Wonderful, traditional fare obviously prepared with love and benchmarks in mind and attentive, lovely staff. We had a wonderful night out.

  11. Kerry L.
    Kerry L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Couldn’t fault the food - superb. Excellent service, good wine and a lovely feel to the restaurant. Also tables well spaced so not too noisy. Will be back.

  12. Peter C.
    Peter C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great food. Terrific wine list. Excellent staff. Relaxed but classy ambience. Found it in the Good Food book. Very accurate review. Will return.

  13. Michelle M.
    Michelle M.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This restaurant came recommended by a friend and didn't disappoint. Service was great and the food was sensational. We would definitely return.

  14. Rocky B.
    Rocky B.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Sosta continues to provide fantastic Italian food with a minimum of fuss, delivered in a professional and courteous manner. They know what they are doing. We will be back..

  15. Patricia N.
    Patricia N.
    • 8 reviews
    8/10

    Food was decent without being spectacular. Reasonably priced. Sauces a little touch salty on the day i was there. Service was quite good.

  16. Jarrod s.
    Jarrod s.
    • one review
    10/10

    Friendly and knowledgeable service. Highest standard northern Italian cuisine beautifully presented. Lovely ambience, once inside you have no idea you are on a main road - great music, lighting, tableware, just perfect

  17. Russell M.
    Russell M.
    • 26 reviews
    10/10

    Good food wine and service. What more can you ask for.

  18. Daryl W.
    Daryl W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    We found this place by chance, and were very fortunate. We had the steak and the chicken, both of which were excellent. The side of peas and prosciutto was a delight. The wine list was a little expensive, but that reflected the quality of wines on offer, including many regional Italian choices. Service was warm and welcoming throughout. We live some distance away, but we will definitely be back.

  19. Sarah o.
    Sarah o.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was my first time to visit this restaurant and I am thoroughly in love with it. Faultless- exceptional service, amazing food, beautiful ambiance and a superb menu which covers all bases... seafood, meat, vegetarian, vegan etc. I had the raw kingfish for entree, the crab pasta for main and the tiramisu for dessert. My friends did the mussels, goat, steak, cannoli and pan a cotta - both loved their choices. Highly recommend, this is a Melbourne gem!

  20. Kristian G.
    Kristian G.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Amazing food try the goat

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More information

Opening time

closed sunday and monday

dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 6pm

lunch Thursday / Friday from midday

How to get to the restaurant

errol street, 3051, North Melbourne (VIC), Australia

Public transport

best option is No 57 tram

Directions to get there

plenty

Melbourne City, Melbourne North

About the restaurant

Looking for Italian food that is a few steps above the rest in Melbourne? Well, this welcoming space in North Melbourne’s Errol Street might be just what you’re looking for. Owner of Sosta Cucina, Maurice Santucci offers a delicious blend of contemporary and traditional Italian food that constantly impresses and excites Melbourne’s food community. The menu constantly evolves and incorporates the very best seasonal produce while also shining light on the many fabulous Italian products available. This is one well oiled restaurant (especially when there’s bread involved) with smooth service, crisp linen and candlelight complementing the refined food offerings.

Best dish: fresh pappardelle with a slow cooked lamb ragu with pecorino romano

Features

European, , Mother's Day

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