Osteria di Russo & Russo

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422 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Contemporary Italian
Enmore's Osteria di Russo & Russo is a favorite among locals and visitors alike for its modern take on classic Italian flavours, served in its warm and charming restaurant. As snacks to start, the fiore di zucchini fried zucchini flower with goat's milk ricotta and lemon aspen and the cannolo filled with a duck liver parfait, date and hazelnuts are sensational selections.

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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, feeling and service.
Old school feel with new-ish school food.
We'll be back, maybe to a Sunday regional or special dinner night!

LM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, fabulous service, fabulous, fresh seasonal food.

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to Russo & Russo. It feels like going to a family friend's for dinner. Discrete service but also so friendly. Great food, we loved the octopus, and the squid ink and crab pasta especially. Great local, good for any occasion or just because you want a great meal.

ML
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were attentive and very nice. Excellent food, love the menu. Will need to go back to try the other dishes =)

GO
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it, especially as mine host made us feel part of the family.

B
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food at Russo! Loved the mains and home made sodas. Service good pace and friendly.

PM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great the service friendly . Super flavoursome.

MD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Loved the va bene option. Service was excellent. Ambience was wonderful.

DP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you haven’t tried this gem of a restaurant then you are missing out on consistently great service, wine and amazing food. It’s my favourite go to restaurant.

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fantastic service and I'll definitely be back

DM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Welcomed and seated, imaginative twists on known dishes all shareable with my partner. Fine wine and a tiny wee cake for here birthday.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend... brilliant food and wine list by the glass and the bottle.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. Have been going to Russo and Russo for years - definitely a Newtown local.

MN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been here since this placed opened a few years back. Revisited again the other night and had a beautiful meal with great service.

D
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic and exciting Italian food. An early booking is quieter but really loud when the night is in full swing

NW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great experience and very accommodating , my friends had a great birthday dinner and definitely worth visit again

SC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and food was amazing . Thank you
Highly recommended it

NK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gorgeous neighbourhood gem. Pino was an absolute charmer, the service was warm and knowledgable, the setting is so beautiful and the food was absolutely yummy. We will be making this place a regular haunt!!

TC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The presentation was great and I guess the food was good. I am not much of a judge because I am not used to up market food. We were told that the dishes were designed to be shared so ordered 1 dish between two. This was a mistake as the servings were too small for that. We won't be going back in a hurry. The deserts were good. We ordered one each of those.

A
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming to this place. The food is delicious, authentic Italian food. The service is impeccable and friendly and the wine pairing was perfect. Would definitely recommend this as a good night out

TR
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten there appreciatively in the past, and after a two year break I was pleased to see that the trajectory has gone higher. Well done. Beautiful meal and service. We were charmed and grateful.

SF
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, lovely service. We were given gift vouchers as a present, but I would definitely go back on my own money. It was wonderful.

SL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. Am definitely making this place a regular.

ME
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! The best food, service and wine selection!
The 5 course share menu is fabulous and the food is amazing!

DK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply perfect. Love the food here. Have eaten an Russo & Russo 4 or 5 times and consistently brilliant. Look forward to eating there again.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening at Osteria di Russo & Russo. The staff were so accommodating. 12 people at the table and we were all catered for, on time with 1 tiny exception, but it didn't matter, we had such a great night, food was terrific, ambience great. It's our second time there and we will be back. Highly recommend. They catered for a large group really really well.

CO
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was nice to try for the first time but a bit hit and miss, my wife and I had the 5 course menu with wine, the starters were good along with the matching wine, the mains were where the issues arose, the pasta was very bland, no salt in the boiling water I presume, but it was sort of saved by the wine and the duck hadn't been rendered properly therefore it was a bit chewy but the wine helped that as well, the dessert was really good as was the wine, all in all we had a good night, the staff were great and knew what they were talking about and I think we would have no hesitation in visiting again or recommending it to other people

ST
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went with my partner last year and couldnt recommend it enough. This time round I took my friends and it was disappointing. The portions were quite small for 3 people and they kept forgetting the wine with each course. It was like a totally different ambiance and service.

SL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming and warm upon arrival. We loved the atmosphere and personalised service. Our dietary needs were catered for and enjoyed the share meal selection where every meal was delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be returning.

DL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Russo & Russo have delivered. Loved every minute of our dinner - the staff make you feel welcome from the minute you walk through the door. Food was amazing again! We will keep coming back.

PS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 courses with paired wines was great! Service is great and courses are well timed.

CA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Menu was very limited. A couple of dishes quite flavoursome but the rest very average. Waiters didn’t seem to listen. Ordered pastry with cup of tea that never came.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic sevice. We had the seven course set menu for 3 people and the waiter was flexible in the selection of the dishes. There were a couple of misses but overall the food was excellent. Would definitely go again.

J
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible dining experience. The food was so amazing, unique, and unpretentious. We also enjoyed the wine pairing option with our meals, and each one complimented the meal so perfectly. Would recommend to anyone looking for a treat in Enmore.

E
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, everything was great especially our server Fiddy. Thanks Fiddy ;)

KD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there would definitely come back and/or recommend. The food was very good, ordered more or less entrees to share. Asked to sit at the bar although we had a table, could see that’s where the fun would be, the staff lovely, One change id recommend would be to stop clearing the drinks and meals so quickly! Owner is a charming and attentive host. Enmore rd is fabulous!

SA
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great little gem in the Inner West and a great place to go pre theatre.
Gnocchi and Zucchini Flowers soo good.

CR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative Italian cuisine with a great wine list ( the list contains many wines not seen elsewhere) all delivered by very knowledgeable professional staff who are attentive but not prying. Best of all it is great value.

e
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of the best restaurants in sydney. we consider it a regular on our annual dining calendar.

J
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were heading to the Enmore Theatre only to find our show, Mario Biondi, had been cancelled, therefore it could have been a disastrous birthday celebration for our two Sicilian friends if not for Russo and Russo.
This charming restaurant was such a find! Warm welcome, ambient space and what a surprising menu.
Perfect cocktails set the mood, we chose the 5 course option and selected a white and red from a more than decent Wine list.
Every dish was delightfully presented and introduced by waitstaff that were eager to talk about their food with such passion.
We were asked for our favourite dish of the night but it was too hard to distinguish, in my opinion, I cannot understand why this is not a hatred restaurant. It is plain to see from there is a lot of experience behind both the creativity in the kitchen and genuine passion on the floor and the genuine hospitality was so refreshing!
We will return with like minded friends as soon as we can, as for Mr Biondi? Catch you next time you’re in town!

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