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Cafe Rosco

#151 of 3,107 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Pizza, Grill, Gluten Free, Italian
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407D St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
6198662280
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
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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
Affordable and delicious!

We stopped here for dinner on our first night in Melbourne, and we thought it was fabulous. It's a quaint little cafe, with seating inside and outside. You can get food to go or order delivery if you don't want to stay and eat. They also have happy hour between 5pm and 7pm. I ordered the spaghetti... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
amandakaitlin
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Arizona
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Arizona
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our first night in Melbourne, and we thought it was fabulous. It's a quaint little cafe, with seating inside and outside. You can get food to go or order delivery if you don't want to stay and eat. They also have happy hour between 5pm and 7pm. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara and it... More 

Helpful?
Thank amandakaitlin
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, Thank you so much for the compliments. So glad you enjoyed. All our food is made to order; hence the taste of freshness..... and we use only natural products..... See you soon...if you haven't gone back already!! ( I had a day off so might have missed you)....so if so keep well till next time... Robert and Andrew More 

Bundoora, Australia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having never been here we came with friends for dinner. Our friend lives on St Kilda Road was walking distance. Seated quickly & drinks offered. I ordered seafood special on the specials board it was melt in the mouth. My husband had steak which he loved. The other two meals looked delicious too. Deserts were to die for I had... More 

Helpful?
Thank RCD1971
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi there, Just to be clear, I wouldn't share our Pannacota either (although my wife when visits steals it from my plate. Thanks the praise. The dish you had was a Seafood Medley (Grigliata), developed from my frustration of never being able to get a grilled seafood platter....so glad you enjoyed it....and see you next time you are in the... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped by for a quick bite to eat / afternoon tea, the coffee & bruschetta were amazing & staff very friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Tee-Qld
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thanks Tee, See you next time you're in Melbourne....and i hope you enjoyed your trip.... Warm Regards, Robert More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 10 days in New Zealand and some pretty bland food, Rosco's was paradise. I had the special fish, Barramundi, and it was delicious. The dish was a bit salty for my liking, but was otherwise perfect. The wine list also has some of my favorite New Zealand wines (from Misha's Vineyard in Otago). I'd definitely come back!

Helpful?
Thank Aralani
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi Aralani, Thanks for the compliments..... Re the fish: Fresh Barrumundi normally isn't too salty....but it has a touch of salt added..... Next time round we will put no salt at all...exactly to your liking. Its a fresh fish, so this can vary...so thanks for letting us know... See you next time around. Robert. More 

australia
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136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Wanted a meal within walking distance of our hotel. Ten of us walked in and I think took the staff a bit by surprise. They sprung into action. Table, highchair, menus all ready within a few minutes. The food was delicious and served very quickly. Staff very effecient. Took some sticky date pudding to have later for dessert. Well worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank simba6
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thanks for your compliments. The surprise was more working out where was free to fit you in.... glad we did....and very happy you loved it...even on a super-buys evening. Thanks again...and see you on your next trip... Riob and Andrew More 

Albury, Australia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit after the great experience of of first time we were surprised that this visit was even better . Great food reasonable prices. Do yourself a favour, if your in the area it's a must visit.

Helpful?
Thank David T
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi David, Thanks for the praise......and glad you enjoyed the second visit even better than the first!!! Till we meet you next, have a Merry Xmas and have fun over the festive season....and good to see Andy and Mary looked after you! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went here with a group about 3 times in the same week. We were staying at the Royce Hotel which is only 2 minutes away. The menu has a wide variety of food choices. I had the pizza, the seafood steak dish, and the calamari salad. all very tasty. Highly recommened

Helpful?
Thank GraceGoris
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi Grace, Thanks for your praise. Have a great Xmas and see you next time you are down. I and the Cafe Rosco team enjoyed attending to you....and so glad you loved it too... Till your next visit.... Robert Cafe Rosco More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Often come here for a fast work lunch - they are SO accommodating of any dietary requests or strange meal requests! They don't even bat an eyelid! Very friendly, fast and tasty! They even deliver!

Helpful?
Thank Nicola R
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hey Nicola, Thanks for the compliments...."strange food requests" as you call them are our thing. We know people like food a certain way or are intolerant to certain foods so we accommodate We try and make eating out as simple easy for people with allergies. We dont bat an eye lid because all food is made to order on the... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

First with the good: pizza crust was nice and thin, toppings were flavoursome. Now for the bad. Rather than being welcomed to the tiny, cramped dining area, our group of 15 was told that we would need to leave within 90 minutes. This of course ruled out the chance to order dessert or coffee, as the food took roughly 45... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Niclirwin
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi Nicliriwin, Firstly, thank you for the praise regarding the pizza and the food. As you would have noticed on the day we had a completely full restaurant. The booking made, was for 12 - 1.30pm (90mins as you mentioned) for 15 persons. The person who made the booking was notified upfront that the table available was meant for a... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Service was very prompt and excellent quality pizzas. Good value as well. Staff were all very friendly.

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1 Thank Stephen W
foodillike, General Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thanks Steven. What would make you give us a 5!!!! 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
  • Phone Number: 6198662280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 26
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Grill, Gluten Free, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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

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