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Essenza Italian & Rogue Cafe

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560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9698 8907
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“arancini” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (12 reviews)
“black sausage” (2 reviews)
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Too thick and badly cooked lasagne - very disappointing. Told the crew, but no commercial gesture as a consequence.More

1  Thank Paul F
Lexielous, General Manager at Essenza Italian & Rogue Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paul, We sincerely apologise for your disappointing lasagne. On investigation I discovered that the pasta roller was malfunctioning on that day. I totally agree that the issue should have been passed up when you mentioned this and I have reviewed this with the staff...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Saturday night dinner with no reservation we were promptly seated in a pleasant outdoor area. Lovely menu with classic Italian offerings. We shared the mussels for entree then had the grilled salmon and zucchini flowers. Beautifully cooked and presented. A nice bottle of Italian pinot...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great little Restaurant. Great Italian fare done so well. Also they have a great Wednesday night special. Freshly made Ravioli and a glass of wine for $22.00. Veal filled with truffle oil and a pine nut sauce. Great pasta. Also had Arancini. I will certainly...More

Thank FloydTJenson
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

A great luncheon with great food. Two highlights for me where the Zucchini flowers and the Gorgonzola gnocchi. The service was great just the right balance of attention and availability. The perfect lunch and dinner destination.

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night with my family. Sat outside in the rear courtyard which is really nice. We shared the rice balls, garlic bread and courgette flowers to start, all tasty but the courgette flowers stuffed with goats cheese were the stand out....More

Thank Topper1976
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A chance meeting with a stranger on Crown Street led my husband and I to this little Italian beauty, awesome food and exceptional hospitality, would highly recommend this venue for a great value meal that was quite obviously 'created and made with love' - thanks...More

Thank raywen5
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Part of Essenza Italian is Rogue's Cafe. It is a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating. This has become my regular Sunday brunch. Mainly because they are one of the few places that do black pudding (they call it black sausage) as part of their...More

Thank TheAdmiralW
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I was able to book a table easily online. We arrived early but were welcomed & accommodated straight away. Food and drinks arrived in a timely & efficient manner & the service & ambience were excellent. My vegetarian teenager was delighted with the choice of...More

Thank Penny P
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I went here with my wife or an early dinner. Service was ok maybe because it was early but we had to keep asking for attention. Food was good, serving reasonable size and very tasty. Drink good although a little expensive. Overall a good meal....More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had a dinner for two midweek here and really enjoyed it. An interesting menu, good range of drinks and efficient, friendly service. We shared an entree and had a main each, a glass of wine each and were full - for around $80. Will...More

Thank Craig_Tapper
new309, Public Relations Manager at Essenza Italian & Rogue Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Craig_Tapper, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review of your visit and experience here at Essenza. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed dining and that you enjoyed the food and service. I'll be sure to pass on your comments...More

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Hannah B
6 June 2017|
Response from Ned58 | Reviewed this property |
My recollection is BYO during week , licensed Fri, Sat you would need to double check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 560 Crown Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9698 8907
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