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Cafe Rosco

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407D St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
9866 2280
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Cafe Rosco is a family owned and operated restaurant. We have been...
Cafe Rosco is a family owned and operated restaurant. We have been servicing the lunching, dining, takeaway and delivery needs of St Kilda Rd, South Yarra and surrounding areas for over 20 years now. 

You will find there is generally always a family member managing, to ensure you get the personalised serviced you have come to love and expect. The "Rosco's experience" that leaves you feeling like you're at home with friends and family. We are known by our clients as a" St Kilda Rd institution" and "The Go to Local Pizza House". Our clients include offices, residents and hotel visitors in the South Yarra, St Kilda Rd and South Melbourne area. We are located near the Royce Hotel, Blackman, Bayview Eden On The Park, Albert Park Manor, Seasons Botanical and Hotel Charsfield. They are a short walk away. So if you are visiting one of the hotels feel free to drop in. We also regularly accommodate for Melbourne Grammar students and parents and of course country folk visiting. We cater for groups of up to 30 people and even have the availability for pre-ordering your food to either start cooking on your arrival or to be on the table at your required time. This is a service we have been offering for many years - a service which is designed to meet the demanding needs of the modern day business person. We are also specialists in catering - so if you are having a corporate function we offer a premium service of takeaway meals and pizzas. We deliver both lunch time and dinner. We label all food if required and even cut the pizzas into squares for your convenience. Cafe Rosco: It will be an experience that will have you coming back again and again - as demonstrated by many of our clients.
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  • 26
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Valentine's Day Perfection

A hidden gem that's close to public transport. I caught a tram here one way from the hotel I was staying on St Kilda road. I took my girlfriend for an early surprise dinner before heading to the moonlight cinema. We felt very welcome in a matter of seconds though it was early there was not many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Jordan S
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A hidden gem that's close to public transport. I caught a tram here one way from the hotel I was staying on St Kilda road. I took my girlfriend for an early surprise dinner before heading to the moonlight cinema. We felt very welcome in a matter of seconds though it was early there was not many patrons. We got... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Found this restaurant on our recent trip to Melbourne as it was close to our accommodation. The staff are very friendly and the food is great. Had the vegetarian pizza on the first night and enjoyed the flavours so much we went back the next night and tried the pizza with "the lot". Great flavours and "the lot" comes just... More 

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foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the compliments and I'm so glad you enjoyed the food and the welcoming environment. Good to know and hear we are acheiving our goal. Having happy customers who feel welcomed! More 

Wedderburn, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Really found the food, the prices and the service here to be absolutely spectacular. The staff were really friendly, accommodating and helpful. I was eating alone for two nights and they never rushed me out of the place.

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foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thanks for the feeback! it's our aim to have people saying "Loved the food,loved the service, we felt loved! Catch you next time! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Rob & his team are most friendly, the food is extremely delicious and the ambience is exactly what a bistro needs! Highly recommend the Chicken Caesar Salad & the "with a lot" Pizza. Have been many times and will go many more!

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foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the absolutely glowing review....and am very glad you feel this way! We try our best, aim to have people feel welcomed...so it feels more like a friend dining.... I look forward to catching you next time, and thanks for confirming both to me and publicly our efforts and personalities make people feel this way!!!! Thanks... More 

Canberra, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Proprietor, Robert, takes pride in satisfying patrons by providing generous, well cooked meals in a friendly atmosphere. Café Rosco on the corner of St Kilda Road and Toorak road is well placed for locals living nearby, workers from the numerous office buildings and people staying in nearby hotels. This is an Italian restaurant but the extensive menu also has modern... More 

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foodillike, Owner at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hey Graham, Next time you're in town I welcome you back for a 3rd night!!!! LOL.....thanks for your feedback! it was great talking to you both. See you next time you return from Canberra! Thanks for your honest and sincere feedback. Thanks again. More 

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Perfect seafood pasta that hit the spot, quick service, cold beer, tasty food and very reasonably priced. Ate their twice

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Perth, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great choice of pizzas and pastas, I had the cambara, olive oil style, big serve great taste, fabulous value. He had chicken parmigiana, it was huge, with chips and salad. Near a tram stop, so drop in to Cafe Rosco

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Melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

"Loved the food! Jalapeno poppers, gouda mac & cheese, Cajun farfalle, pecan crusted chicken!! Will.definitely.go.again! Prices aren't bad either!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I regularly visit this restaurant when I am in Melbourne. The food is superb and the service is extremely efficient and friendly. The staff reflect the owners commitment to customer satisfaction. Each time I visit I feel very welcome and enjoy the service and food. Thank you

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Yackandandah, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We popped in for a quick dinner over the Melbourne cup weekend. Didn't want anything fancy and it was perfect. Food beautiful and the girls looking after us were fantastic. Sadly the manager spoiled our night by throwing an absolute tantrum in front of all patrons about a some people bringing their own beer. Whilst I understand it's a breach... More 

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foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Dear Robyn, Thank you for your review. Also thank you for your compliments on the food. I appreciate your comments and realise I handled that evening very badly. We always stick to the rules when it comes to BYO and serving alchol in general, and having been recently on the news when one of our customers recently was killed outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 407D St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Yarra
  • Neighborhood: South Yarra
  • Phone Number: 9866 2280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Cafe Rosco is a family owned and operated restaurant. We have been servicing the lunching, dining, takeaway and delivery needs of St Kilda Rd, South Yarra and surrounding areas for over 20 years now. 

You will find there is generally always a family member managing, to ensure you get the personalised serviced you have come to love and expect. The "Rosco's experience" that leaves you feeling like you're at home with friends and family. We are known by our clients as a" St Kilda Rd institution" and "The Go to Local Pizza House". Our clients include offices, residents and hotel visitors in the South Yarra, St Kilda Rd and South Melbourne area. We are located near the Royce Hotel, Blackman, Bayview Eden On The Park, Albert Park Manor, Seasons Botanical and Hotel Charsfield. They are a short walk away. So if you are visiting one of the hotels feel free to drop in. We also regularly accommodate for Melbourne Grammar students and parents and of course country folk visiting. We cater for groups of up to 30 people and even have the availability for pre-ordering your food to either start cooking on your arrival or to be on the table at your required time. This is a service we have been offering for many years - a service which is designed to meet the demanding needs of the modern day business person. We are also specialists in catering - so if you are having a corporate function we offer a premium service of takeaway meals and pizzas. We deliver both lunch time and dinner. We label all food if required and even cut the pizzas into squares for your convenience. Cafe Rosco: It will be an experience that will have you coming back again and again - as demonstrated by many of our clients.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?