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La Rosa The Strand

193 Pitt St | The Strand Arcade, Shop 133, Level 2, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9223 1674
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
193 Pitt St | The Strand Arcade, Shop 133, Level 2, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of a great weekend in Sydney la Rosa was a beautiful lunch. Feta salad and beetroot pasta were lovely dishes. Beautiful olive oils with the selection of bread, my favorite was fruttata. Deep fried olive was great as well. Lovely wine followed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brownkiwi99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So disappointing and quite insulting to be served what tasted like yesterdays scraps. The crackling was rubbery, the meat very chewy surrounded by tough fat that was difficult to cut off. This dish was offered to us as the chef's special - and he only...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank RnR_Report
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this restaurant online. The service was fabulous and it was extra special to have authentic Italian staff. The food tasted like it was "nonna" cooking n the kitchen and the ambience was soft and great for a catch up or special occasion.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank aceresults
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A group of five long time friends met for lunch. The menu is extensive without being overbearing. The service was first rate. The pasta entrees were tasty and arrived “on time”. The mains were just as good including fine pasta and regu and excellent pizza....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JMP158
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I've been here a few times and I've always left with a full belly complete with delicious food. This time round was no exception as I brought some of my friends along for a birthday dinner and the restaurant did not disappoint. Even though one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank feline c
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Great atmosphere and service but was disappointed with the food. Given the price point quality/cooking should be better. My starter was ok but the main course (a very expensive steak) really wasn't. It was tough and drowning in oil. A return visit is highly unlikely.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank matclarkson
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Like revisiting a restaurant from the 80’s. Pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Limited menu,all traditionalItalian dishes. I hade the tripe and my wife the house special Porchetta Romano

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Zambuck2037
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

La Rosa is situated in the Old world charm of the Strand Arcade. Excellent service and good food & wine. Love the ambience. Enjoyed a leisurely dinner with friends- there was no pressure to leave. Thanks for a great dining experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank suemic66
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We went here on a recommendation, and initially we were pretty impressed with the place. Great old Victorian building, with lots of classy shops. The restaurant also looked promising, although a bit on the dark and gloomy side, and the staff (all Italian) seemed happy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank TopShop9999
Reviewed 20 August 2018

They say it's all about the Journey and not the destination,,, well in a lot of cases that could be right, But in this case, I believe the Journey and the destination are both Magnificent. The JOURNEY, You have to go through the Iconic Strand...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 193 Pitt St | The Strand Arcade, Shop 133, Level 2, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9223 1674
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La Rosa The Strand is an elegant Roman wine bar and osteria located in Sydney’s historic Strand Arcade. Little sister to the iconic Restaurant Pendolino, La Rosa profiles premium, boutique Italian wines, hand-picked annually from Italy. The restaurant features a range of premium local and imported ingredients and artisanal age-old Roman cooking methods to present a unique and authentic dining experience. All our breads and pastas are hand–made daily in house.
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