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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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“pizza” (49 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“quail eggs” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
193 Pitt St | The Strand Arcade, Shop 133, Level 2, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Well this is an absolute gem of a place and as a Melbourne person I probably would not have found it without a local. This is an excellent Italian restaurant, with classy service, classy people waiting tables. Great variety of food, great variety of wines....More

Thank 655Denis
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Decor amazing Staff amazing Food terrible Honestly the most overpriced pizza in the world The setting is brilliant and the whole atmosphere is great . The staff all very authentic Italian well turned out , knew they're job very very polite professional . The food...More

Thank greatfulperson
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Nice location and lovely decor but no ambiance per se`. Service is friendly but not dynamic. Pizza is only slightly better t ham average but comes with waaaay too much cheese for our liking, nothing stood out for us food wise which is a pity...More

Thank JambianiNeil
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We had a nice dinner here this week. I had the steak, which was cooked perfectly. Everyone enjoyed their meals. However, sides are ordered separately for most mains, and overall prices are quite high. quiet place--- we could actually hear each other talk, which is...More

Thank jenabaintheworld
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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