Head Chef Angel Fernandez has worked for Neil Perry for quite a few years – in fact, he did his apprenticeship at Sydney’s Rockpool. They both have a passion for modern Italian food, which is very apparent in the superb dishes at Rosetta Ristorante. The restaurant is located within Crown Melbourne. It is a sophisticated venue, with grand chandeliers, beautiful photos on the walls and luxurious upholstered chairs and sofas.
The menu is a reflection of Chef Perry’s journeys around Italy, with an extensive selection of unique dishes. Vitello tonnato comprises a generous portion of thin and tender slices of veal tongue. They come with a smooth kingfish mayonnaise, plus crunchy anchovy toast. Ravioli di anatra boasts house-made pasta brimming with braised duck leg meat and sautéed mushrooms. A topping of creamy cheese completes this hearty, well-cooked dish.
PSST! The al fresco terrace overlooking the Yarra River is the perfect place for a relaxed, long-lasting lunch on a warm day.