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Rosetta Ristorante

Every time I walk past Rosetta Ristorante I am in awe of how gorgeous the restaurant looks. Naturally, I expect matching food. And the food does match, in that it’s sophisticated and refined. However, this is pasta! And I want hearty wholesome rich dishes of Italian goodness – which means I wanted bigger serves!

As I was there with my friends Mariella and Kristine, we shared 2 pasta dishes and a dessert.

Started with the “Agnolotti alla Plin” which was described as small ravioli of roast rabbit, veal and pork. It was amazingly tasty morsels of pasta with a nice mix of textures (buttery sauce, silky pasta, meaty filling).

Agnolotti alla Plin

Next up we had the “Pappardelle Ragú Bolognese“. A simple dish with good sauce, perfectly cooked pasta.

Pappardelle

Dessert was an exceedingly cold “Torrone al Cioccolato” which was a frozen chocolate, peanut and coconut semi freddo. I was not a big fan of this one. It was a bit hard and difficult to eat, and the taste lacked a certain panache.

Torrone al Cioccolato

So, overall, good pasta but serves could be bigger. Dessert left much to be desired. Would I go again? Yes, as I think Rosetta deserves a second chance. Watch this space.

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Rockin’ Onion Rings at Rockpool

In my opinion the best onion rings in Melbourne are at Rockpool…  They are crispy, juicy, salty golden deliciousness.    Time and time again I’ve found myself here for the Onion Rings and Potato Puree, which is silky potato perfection.

If you’re a bit strapped for cash, and can’t afford to pay $60 for a steak, the bar menu is an affordable alternative.  Winners on the menu include the famous “David Blackmore’s Full Blood Wagyu Hamburger with Bacon, Gruyere Cheese and Zuni Pickle” and “Wood Fire Grilled Fillet Minute Steak with Café de Paris Butter“.

A recent addition to the bar menu is the “Beef and Guiness Pie with Mushy Peas” which was phenomenal!  Melt in your mouth beef bathing in tasty sauce encased in a crusty buttery pie pastry.   Beware: it is super tasty.

We had dessert…. “Dark Chocolate Pudding Tart with Chocolate Sorbet“.   It was superb!   Dark chocolate tart – slightly bitter and salty with a light sweet sorbet.   Sooo good!

I’ve been here at least once a month for the last 12 months, so without a doubt this is one of my fav places to dine in Melbourne!

For more info and reviews:
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