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Neil Perry's Italian Fine Diner Rosetta to Open in Sydney Next Week

It will have an outdoor terrace, a mozzarella bar, over 30 gins and a focus on seafood.
By Marissa Ciampi
August 08, 2017
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Neil Perry's Italian Fine Diner Rosetta to Open in Sydney Next Week

It will have an outdoor terrace, a mozzarella bar, over 30 gins and a focus on seafood.
By Marissa Ciampi
August 08, 2017
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Back in March, Neil Perry posted an image on Instagram announcing that his Italian fine diner Rosetta was coming to Sydney. The much-loved Melbourne original has been teasing Sydneysiders for years, offering up Italian cooking from both the country's northern and southern regions. Come Tuesday, August 15, we too will boast our own version of this high-class Italian affair when the restaurant's second location opens at Grosvenor Place in the CBD.

The restaurant will boast three levels on which to eat yourself into an Italian food coma, the most sought-after of which will be the ground floor outdoor terrace. While that area will be open for all-day dining and snacking with harbour views, the inside dining room — which has been fitted out in an Amalfi Coast colour palette of green and blue — will serve up the full affair for lunch (12–3pm) and dinner (from 6pm) seven days a week. Up one level sits a bar, and up again is a mezzanine dining space with room for 50 people.

The menu is much more seafood-led than its Melbourne counterpart, with dishes like the spaghetti alla chitarra with prawns and pistachio, yellowfin tuna with salsa verde and fish soup. The mozzarella bar will look after all your cheese needs, and pizza is of course on the cards too. The bar will stock over 30 gins, make five types of Negronis, herald bellinis and specialise in Italian wine.

Word of the restaurant's migration to Sydney was first heard back in November when Urban Purveyor Group acquired the Rockpool Group to form the Rockpool Dining Group. Their combined portfolio of eateries became 47 venues overnight, and they expect their portfolio to grow to more than 80 venues in 2017 alone. They've recently launched two take away spinoffs, Fratelli Famous and Saké Jr, and plan to open 100 of each (yes, of each) over the next five years. Rosetta will be in good company, with Perry's recently relaunched Jade Temple just down the block.

Rosetta will open at Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney on Tuesday, August 15. For more information, visit rosettarestaurant.com.au.

By Marissa Ciampi and Lauren Vadnjal. Images: Jason Loucas. 

Published on August 08, 2017 by Marissa Ciampi

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