At this neighbourhood favourite, rustic Italian pizzas and classic cafe cuisine are served up in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Located on St Kilda Road, this South Yarra cafe and restaurant is open seven days a week, attracting diners for lunch and dinner from the local area as well as further afield in Melbourne. To score one of the best tables at Cafe Rosco, making a reservation in advance is recommended!
With its sleek setting and menu packed with Italian cuisine, it's no wonder that Melbourne’s Cafe Rosco has been winning over the hearts of South Yarra for many years now. Begin your meal with the calamari fritti (lightly-crumbed calamari rings served with chips, salad and homemade tartare sauce), garlic prawns or lamb cutlets, before moving on to your main. We recommend trying one of Cafe Rosco’s infamous pizzas, like the tropical delight (tomato, cheese, ham, mushrooms, pineapple, prawns) the red devil (tomato, cheese, hot salami, mushrooms, green peppers, chilli, anchovies) or the Aussie (tomato, cheese, ham and bacon).
Other Italian classics on the menu at Cafe Rosco include hearty Italian pastas as well as an array of meat and seafood dishes. We love the pollo avocado (grilled succulent chicken fillet topped with avocado and creamy wine sauce served with potato and vegetables). To guarantee a table at Cafe Rosco on St Kilda Road in Melbourne’s South Yarra, making a recommendation ahead of time is wise.
Robert and the crew never fail to deliver great home style Italian cooking. One of our favorite city cafe/restaurants. Cannot wait for the next visit.
Great menu choices and flexible customization. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very friendly. Decided on the pudding for dessert and was pleasantly surprised.
We always have a great time at Cafe Rosco. The staff are friendly and attentive; the service is prompt and the food is invariably delicious, freshly prepared and generously presented. Fairly comprehensive bar and non-alcoholic beverage options. Overall good value for money. A firm favourite when in Melbourne.