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407D St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (South Yarra)
9866 2280
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Ranked #122 of 4,140 Restaurants in Melbourne
Price range: $12 - $27
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
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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 

Launceston, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a small and spartan restaurant, but the food was fabulous. I have to say, I did not expect such great food when I walked in. This is great value as it was inexpensive . I never wanted to leave. We had food off the menu instead of Pizza. The lamb was delicious. The pasta was delectable. This place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Not only are the food portions here very large - the staff are wonderful. We have gone back three times now and they treat us like a local ! The pizzas are delicious - the coffee strong and the risotto is enough to feed two people - make sure you go there hungry. We will be back again for sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Pizza and pasta are epic ! and so is the customer service, easy location great tasting food i will be back

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Additional Information about Cafe Rosco

Address: 407D St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 9866 2280
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > South Yarra
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 27
Cuisine: Italian

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