Osteria di Russo & Russo
Some of Osteria di Russo & Russo's specialty dishes include the saltbush gnocchi with pork sausage ragu and pecorino, the chargrilled beef flank with green garlic, nasturtium and smoked eggplant and the slow cooked freemantle octopus with chickpea, salsa rossa and native bush tomato, as well as vegetarian dishes.
Osteria di Russo & Russo's strawberry sorbet, davidson plum meringue and limoncello custard is the perfect dessert with which to finish your meal.
Everything was amazing. The food was incredible, the service sublime, and the interior very comfortable and understated.
It was a very cute and cozy restaurant with high class service. Every staff that we encounter were super friendly to us. We were seated, had our coats taken, offered drink menus and when all guest have arrived, they explained the menu and specials. It is also truffle season this Winter so we added truffle onto most of our dishes. Everything we ate did not disappoint! Scallops with truffle, zucchini flower, duck tortellini with truffle, confit duck breast, Kangaroo tail ragu, and finished off with matcha panna cotta dessert. It was amazing, everything was cooked so perfectly tender that it was really soft and basically melted in your mouth. I would definitely come here again 100%.
Very enjoyable lunch with family, food was fabulous and the staff very attentive!
This place was great. First time there. Food was fantastic, wine list was interesting, mostly Italian and not overpriced. Service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely go back.
Unfortunately, this once wonderful gem has lost its way. The competition on Enmore Rd is fierce and they cannot raise prices, but their fare has slipped greatly. I'd happily pay more there to return to their glory days.
Beautiful food and service, thank you!
Our group of 8 had a great time, very well looked after.
Impeccable everything; laid back yet professional staff. Now looking for an excuse to go back.
Eat the gnocchi. Pillows of fluffy deliciousness. We had attentive service without pretense and a really lovely night.
A really beautiful dining experience with amazing food, service and quality. My favourite place to go. x
Always have a wonderful time at Russo and Russo, great service, fabulous food and love the cosy feel.
Absolutely flawless experience, we tried most of the specials on the menu and the food was as always delicious. Great portion sizes, not too big so you can try a few different things. Service lead by Mark and his team was impeccable!
This has been our fave go to Restaurant for all celebrations. Russo & Russo is such a treat the service, the food, the wine. All round perfect experience for a special night.
Great it was fantastic
We had the degustation menu and every dish was perfect, even the dishes I wouldn't normally order. And the service was as good as the food. Top notch.
Wonderful local eatery, great ambience and service. Although limited menu the daily specials were a great addition to menu choices. Wine list matched perfectly and was reasonably priced. Will definitely recommend anyone to seek out if wanting a cosy and enjoyable eating experience.
Great food, great service! And the matched wines were a treat! Well worth the visit! We'll be back for sure.
I highly recommend having the chefs choice degustation and matching wines. The food is lovely and the matching terrific.
Amazing! Really accomodating with vegan options.
Everything was perfect for dinner at Osterio di Russo & Russo for our party of four. We had the Tutto Benne menu with matching wine and every dish was delicious. Service and timing was spot on and we didn't need to shout over invasive music.
A lovely lunch & we felt really special. The owner (Russo) is fabulous & made us feel very welcome.
Amazing food - we did the set menu with matching wines. Great staff and a really cute little restaurant all round!
Always the best
We had a lovely dinner at Russo & Russo. Given the current restrictions the restaurant was limited to a 10 person max capacity so we were a little worried it would change the atmosphere being only a few people in a big restaurant but we couldn’t have been more wrong. The dinner was intimate and ambient with a really great vibe. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We were due to travel to Italy this year so it was such a delight to get our own little tour of Italy through the food and superb wine selections. I would highly recommend Russo & Russo to others.
This is the second truly excellent evening I have had at Russo then we had a couple disappointing meals a couple years ago; and now they seem to have fully returned to the glory of their first years. We had an outstanding meal -- really wonderful food. Lovely service -- warm and caring, intuiting your needs and not intrusive.
Great friendly service, nice quiet intimate restaurant. Highly recommend the chefs choice banquet
Traditional Italian mixed with Australian ingredients. Inspired cooked. Extraordinary service. Relaxed ambience.
Highly recommended and looking forward to going back
This was our first time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
The food and flavours were well balanced
Will be going back for our special occasions
Russo & Russo is an experience in dining. The food is to die for, but that’s not all. Attention to detail and the feeling that you are the most important people in the room is what really makes the meal complete. We felt like par of their family. Celebrating 2 birthdays and towards the end of the meal a spontaneous plate of brownies, complete with candles and a chorus of ‘happy birthday’ arrived at our table ! We loved the idea of sharing our plates and I for one couldn’t decide which plate was my favourite, although the duck breast (perfectly cooked) was a standout! Oh, and so was the Pappardelle with ragout. You’ve just got to go!
We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dinner - highly recommend
An interesting menu with some great twists on an Italian theme. The service is snappy and the atmosphere is friendly. I walked away satisfied but felt the restaurant is over priced. Nevertheless it is definitely worth trying.
This is Italian food at a One Hat level with both touches of innovation and traditional charm carefully blended.
It is a rare mix and with BYO it is a must for regularly feeling like a special occasion which isn’t over the top on price.
Great little restaurant with a really comfortable setting. Service was fantastic and the staff were very helpful with ordering food and drinks.
Food was incredible! Flavour explosions on every plate served!!
Lovely place. It’s the second time myself and my Girlfriend have been and we were just as charmed as the first time. It’s definitely become a spot to celebrate a special occasion
Newtown has many hidden gems and this definitely is one of them! We had a few dishes between the two of us as they are based around sharing, which is great! The dishes were all well presented and delicious, the service was faultless and the atmosphere of a small family run restaurant. I would definitely recommend!
Service was just terrific - warm and attentive and a good balance of formality and informality.
We opted for the 7 courses degustation started with zucchini flowers - not what I’d expected but delicious, then swordfish carpaccio- outstanding as was the beetroot risotto with pistachio, kangaroo fillet wasn’t immediately satisfying but the secret was to make sure you got plenty of the sauce with the meat aand It made the dish. The cheese course was good and the semifreddo dessert with berries was a play on texture and sweet /sour flavours - delicious. Definitely will return soon - really terrific modern take on cucuna Italians.
My first time dining here and was so impressed! Great food and wonderful service, will be back again real soon.
The food was excellent, perhaps the early courses cam a bit too quickly The staff were more than helpful, it was a delightful evening
Great place - have been many times. An excellent mix of authentic Italian and modern interpretations.
Osteria di Russo & Russo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8068 5202.
Osteria di Russo & Russo is rated 4.7 stars by 491 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.