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Cafe Rosco

#182 of 3,057 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Pizza, Grill, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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407D St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without exagerration, the best pizza I've had in Australia. I ate a whole "barefoot investor". Yum! Wanted to have more but couldn't fit it in. Owner very friendly. Good service. Good value. Highly recommended.

Thank DontGo4_2ndBest
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments....and am glad you enjoyed Scott Pape's pizza we created for him and the experience overall!!! till we see you next....keep well. The Cafe Rosco team More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great friendly service EVERY time. The staff always welcome you and make you feel at home. The pizzas are always GREAT. If fact everything I have had there has been great and the are portions generous. The Scallopini Funghi (Baby veal topped with a creamy mushroom and onion sauce, served with potato and vegetables) is not for the faint hearted.

Thank Wayne M
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi Wayne, Thankyou for your wonderful feedback. Glad you felt at home.......that is our intention... ..and thanks for the praise on the veal... Cafe Rosco Team More 

Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

On a recent trip to Melbourne we visited Cafe Rosco twice as they were in close proximity to our Hotel. We were not disappointed. Their pizzas are generous and very tasty. The next night we had schnitzels and again we were very impressed with their fresh tasty meat and beautiful home made sauces. Cafe was warm and inviting on a... More 

Thank Wayne R
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Thanks for your praise Wayne. You are spot on a family run restaurant...and the sauces are made in house.... I've let the kitchen and pizza section know of your compliments....they say back to you most welcome and thanks.... See you next time... Warmest Regards and thankyou.... The Cafe Rosco Team. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We ate at this place Pizza because of the good ratings on tripadvisor. 1. The Pizza came absolutely tastless. No Pepper, No Salt, No Olive Oil or Herbals 2. An Italian Pizza would be never thick like that. 3. A lot of Groundedham have been used for the Pizza. One good Point: The staff was friendly.

Thank Nicolas K
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi Nicolas, Thanks for the feedback.... Yes you are right.....the pizza is bad...... FOR YOU!!!!!! I only wish you let us know your expectations, we would have modified the pizza (which is made from scratch) to suit your taste- buds......we make many pizzas the traditional way for clients....when asked....... Take care.....and if there is another potential visit let the wait... More 

Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I generally come here when in Melbourne for business as its close by. The food is good and reasonable portions, not too little & not too much, it's all about your selection/choice but I've had both pasta & pizza here over my visits and each time it's been good, not fantastic but good. Wait staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank Mark S
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks for your feedback... Tell me of the dishes you have had, what do you feel would have made them fantastic for you. As you might not be aware, all dishes are made to order hence specific modifications can be made to suit each individual diner... Look forward to your feedback and modifying your food to ensure its... More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

After an authentic, home made style food, in a family friendly café? Try Café Rosco. My sister in law and I had to vacate her unit for a couple of hours due to a meeting being held there. I had the vegetarian risotto ($20.50) and she had a (large) entrée of lamb cutlets ($18.50). We didn't order wine but thoroughly... More 

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

Hi Sue, Thanks for the praise and the review... Much appreciated...and the people you mentioned dining, are regulars who dine here once or twice a week. Till we see you next. The Cafe Rosco Team More 

Albury, Australia
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220 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

A friend who lives around the corner took us here and we could see why it was his favourite eating place. Staff very friendly giving great service along with really nice food. The Pollo Avocado was divine.

1 Thank Shirley D
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Always get great pizza here for work and home, tried all 6 but my tip is the Americana (with extra olives of course boys!) or Mexican. They will change the order to suit. I have been going 3 years... Chicken pizza great and the veal parma is a real mouthful. Bring a doggy bag.... This and the Roscos Chevron are... More 

Thank ChristopherHxxx
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We have been eating at this restaurant on and off since our children now in their twenties were small. It's still good. Pizzas are rich, tasty and make you want to come back for more. Despite an extensive menu I always order their pizza because they are so good. Whether it's a quick drop in before a night time event... More 

2 Thank Kathryn S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Visted after seeing some good reviews, the service was ok people seemed nice. We ordered a gluten free pizza (deluxe) not the best very bland needs salt, ham was terrible, too much cheese & sauce. The other dishes were ok but pepper overkill. So we're pretty disappointed an Italian Restaurant should have good Pizza!

Thank Francesco A
foodillike, Manager at Cafe Rosco, responded to this review

Francesco, Thanks for sharing your tastebuds... I gather from your feedback that we did not meet your expectation of serving a traditional Italian style pizza..... with leg ham (ours is high quality pizza ham) and very little cheese, tomato and toppings...and of course thin and crispy. The definition of a Good pizza can be very individual. At Cafe Rosco, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $27
Italian, Pizza, Grill, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407D St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 6198662280
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?