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“Wonderful Italian food in the grand old Strand Arcade”
Review of La Rosa The Strand

La Rosa The Strand
Ranked #408 of 6,912 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 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. The deserts were excellent including a particularly fine tiramisu. Can’t say anything about the wine - we were all going back to work, so stayed on water!

Date of visit: November 2018
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1  Thank JMP158
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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 of the dishes was a bit heavy handed on the cheese they gladly suggested and brought out another pasta dish that was devoured as soon as it was served. I was also not charged for the original pasta dish ehich was really nice of them.

Their cauliflower pizza is to die doe and I definitely intend on visiting again when I'm in town next.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank feline c
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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
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Thank matclarkson
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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
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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
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