La Rosa The Strand is owner/chef Nino Zoccali’s elegant and sophisticated wine bar and restaurant. With moody lighting and ambience, La Rosa is a superb spot for dinner – even more so if you can score a window table overlooking Pitt Street. Once you’ve settled in, you can take in and appreciate the room, with its towering wine walls, high ceilings and happy diners.
As far as the menu and the extensive wine list are concerned, the inspiration is proudly Italian. Don’t miss the langhe pariana style salad – hazelnuts, zucchini flowers, asparagus, red onion, fennel, artichoke hearts, quail eggs, organic gorgonzola and hazelnut vinaigrette – a truly impressive dish with delicate ingredients harmonising in a sensational flavour combination. It would be a mistake not to order pasta – it’s all hand-made daily, fresh and cooked to perfection. Try the capellini – a melt-in-the-mouth angel-hair pasta dish with braised chicken.
PSST! La Rosa runs wine master classes – an interactive and educational experience for wine enthusiasts.