Behind the fully restored brick facade of the Stewart & Hemmant building, this new Italian spot is as good looking inside as it is out. With vintage looking lights hanging from high ceilings, exposed brick walls, pops of sage green and a glass-walled wine cellar in pride of place in the centre of the venue, Rosmarino is a stunner, and the perfect spot for an intimate date night.
You can start things off in the bar (or just visit the bar alone—no booking necessary), where it’s all about salumi, formaggi and freshly baked bread to pair with a cocktail or generous glass of wine. However with Italian-born head chef Dario Manca in the kitchen, you won’t want to stop at bar snacks.
Take a seat in the main dining room and properly start your feast with housemade pasta is all made in house, with dishes like the signature culurgiones cacio nduaja—dumpling-like filled pasta stuffed with potato and pecorino cheese and topped with burnt butter and nduja-infused oil. Hope you’ve save room for mains though, because you won’t want to skip out on the lambetta—rolled lamb belly slow-cooked for 24 hours and served with salsa verde and radish.
Read more about Rosmarino here.
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