Rockpool Dining Group’s Rosetta Ristorante is set to deliver a sophisticated dining and bar experience over three levels and a panoramic outdoor terrace when it opens for dinner on Tuesday, 15 August.
Rosetta Sydney has a delightful seafood riff that sets it apart from its award-winning Melbourne sister. The ground floor dining room comes complete with a sweeping terrace and bar that overlooks the city and offers views of the harbour.
Stairs lead to a split-level bar, then on to a mezzanine dining room creating multi-functional spaces for business meetings, celebrations, after-work drinks and exclusive events.
The ground floor accommodates 90 diners and overlooks a large, open kitchen with a crudo and mozzarella bar where guests can take in Rosetta’s gastronomic theatre.
A kitchen window also exposes the restaurant’s culinary heart to the corner of Harrington and Essex Streets where passers-by can watch craftsmanship in play.
Ground floor dining extends outside to a terrace bar, which caters to 60 guests and is perfect for relaxed, long, lazy lunches and after-work soirees.
An internal staircase leads to a bar which accommodates around 28 guests, then onwards again to a mezzanine dining space for around 50 diners.
The menu charts an adventurous seafood course through crudo, antipasti, pizzette, pasta and secondi, showcasing produce from sustainable suppliers and farmers, including Marine Stewardship Certified yellowfin tuna landed in Mooloolaba, and King George Whiting, John Dory and squid from Corner Inlet, Victoria.
Rockpool Dining Group Culinary and Brands Director Neil Perry AM said Rosetta Sydney would bring sophisticated Italian dining that showcased some of Australia’s finest ingredients to the northern end of the city.
“The seafood and produce we’re sourcing is second to none, the freshness and flavours will speak for themselves and we’ll tease out those stunning characteristics with a simple Italian touch,” Mr Perry said.
Rockpool Dining Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas Pash said it was immensely satisfying to bring a unique version of Melbourne’s much-loved Rosetta Ristorante to Sydney diners.
“Rosetta Sydney will be equally charismatic in her own unique way and we’re thrilled to be expanding such an exceptional restaurant name that has built a loyal following in Melbourne,” Mr Pash said. “Rosetta is certainly a desirable addition to the Sydney dining scene.”