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Taking over the old Ladro TAP site, Rossi is Greville Street's new home of pizzas, prosecco and plants. Lots of plants.
By James Shackell
July 17, 2023
By James Shackell
July 17, 2023

Restaurant space on Greville Street doesn't come along very often so when Good Company director Nick Young noticed the old Ladro TAP was for sale, he jumped at the chance.

Rossi is the result. It's a big-hearted Italian-French diner powered by woodfired pizzas and plenty of Aperol Spritz. There are some big names in the kitchen, too. French-born head chef Thibault Boggio runs the show with a fresh Michelin star under his belt, and Gaetano Cioffi draws on his Amalfi Coast heritage to work the pizza oven, churning out Napoletana classics like prawn nerano and diavola. No big surprises on the menu, but the food is executed well.

"We want to create a hot new vibe, a happening place where people come for delicious food, a great time, and kick on for a drink. Our aim is to make Rossi the pulse of Greville Street," Nick Young said.

Ladro's industrial vibe has survived the transition, but Young and the team have added a virtual forest, included trees in the dining room, a new courtyard bar, and a cascading green wall. Throw in some red neon and you have Gertrude Street in a nutshell: cool, modern, cashed-up, out for a good time.

The restaurant hosts resident DJs from Thursday to Sunday, with a happy hour 'speciale' running four nights a week. Check the website for the latest events.

Image: Supplied

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