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Rosa's Canteen

Back of 500 Bourke St | Level 1 cnr Lt Bourke & Thompson St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9602 5491
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (8 reviews)
“broad beans” (3 reviews)
“custard tart” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
Back of 500 Bourke St | Level 1 cnr Lt Bourke & Thompson St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the restaurant as we wanted somewhere to eat that opened early, so we could eat before the theatre. We are pleased that we checked the location of the restaurant during the day, as it was located upstairs in a small square off the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AJP1502
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on a Tuesday night. We had the ravioli and the fish of the day, which came with a smashed broad beans. As a side we had the veggies of the day, which were asparagus. The food was excellent. Fresh, full of flavour....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Evelyne D
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Cool vibe and a spacious feel at Rosa’s. The service is low key and helpful. The menu is simple but good variety. The food is rustic Italian, so basic but tasty. The wine list is interesting but expensive. Overall a good night out.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JPJN68
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We ordered pasta, mine was Rigatoni w beef & pork sausage and it was delicious perfectly cooked and the sauce was really good. And on the side we ordered Spring caponata and it was sooo good. It had fresh peas, broad beans, parsley, asparagus etc...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pemba K
Reviewed 12 October 2018

On our way to MCG for the Friday night footy we dined at Rosa's. Having just returned from 3 weeks in Italy we were hoping for quality Italian cuisine - and Rosa's delivered. We shared the Salumi then had 2 pastas and the slow cooked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 22 September 2018

For a business dinner I chose Rosa's because it had good reviews on another website. From the moment I arrived the service was fantastic and it got better once my dinner guest arrived. The staff looked after us all night. What a great experience. Yes,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LEFTA2011
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We have to agree with earlier reviews that this restaurant is pretentious and the food, especially the wine, overpriced. For a family meal out we wish we had tried somewhere more welcoming where the portions were bigger and the prices lower. Such a pity as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gollyoz
Reviewed 10 September 2018

It has 'canteen' in the name so you think you are going to get some rustic authenticity. Unfortunately it is one of those places with money invested in looking good (which is what you are paying for) while completely failing at the food. I wonder...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mikebmr
RosaM4686, Manager at Rosa's Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks for your in depth review of your experience Mike can you please email the restaurant on eat@rosascanteen.com.au and let us know how we could have made your experience better...also I find it coincidental that johnblack12345 has left similiar reviews to you to the same...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Staff were rude, portions small, and the food completely average. I've eaten Italian food in Italy, and this is far from that.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johnblack12345
RosaM4686, Manager at Rosa's Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks for your short , precise and heartfelt review of your experience at Rosa;s Canteen John..at your convenience can you email the restaurant on eat@rosascanteen.com.au and explain in detail what your issues were...also I might add I find it interesting that a review from mikebmr...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Got a bit lost as the entrance is down a laneway that does not seem to go anywhere except to a car park. Then its up a flight of stairs!! Well worth it though Had great meal, excellent service nice ambience & view over the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DeniseLock
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Yes they do. Check out their menu online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Back of 500 Bourke St | Level 1 cnr Lt Bourke & Thompson St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9602 5491
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