Since opening Melbourne five years ago, Rosetta has been a hot fave of refined palates. The restaurant, helmed by renowned chef Neil Perry, serves sophisticated dishes from many of Italy’s regions in a swish setting, putting it effortlessly in a class of its own. And now, Perry has set his sights on Sydney, opening a similar foodie haven at Grosvenor place, a soaring landmark structure in the city’s business district. The restaurant is set across three of the building’s lower floors, and boasts an interior design that’s clearly inspired by midcentury aesthetics.
The dining area is encased by floor-to-ceiling glass that allows in floods of natural light and provides sweeping city views at the same time. Walls covered in vertical wooden slats form the backdrop of a variety of seating arrangements. Chairs upholstered in blue and green fabrics add a pop of color, as do sleek brass lamps that line the expansive window.
Rosetta also features a mezzanine bar and an outdoor terrace, each with a slightly different setting.
As said, Rosetta’s menu lists Italian delicacies, ranging from all time faves, such as pizza and pasta, but also an array of seafood, and meat dishes, using prime veal sourced from new south wales. Obviously, all this food is accompanied by matching beverages, specifically in the wine department, featuring a curated list of both red and white Italian wines, in addition to aperitifs, cocktails and bitters. Location: Grosvenor place, 225 George