Rococo Acland Street

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$40 and under
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Italian
Rococo Acland Street’s atmosphere is both seductive and vibrant, bustling and intimate. The place where Rococo’s signature antipasti boards and simple Italian flavours first came to be, it continues to attract diners from all over Melbourne some 10 years later. Set amongst some of Melbourne’s most loved sites – The Palais, The National Theatre and St Kilda beach to name a few – our expanded restaurant space is bigger than ever, yet remains cosy and flexible, with various spaces available for functions and plenty of nooks for private dining or close conversations.
Join us for a meal of many courses; a hearty breakfast to start the day, a jovial work lunch, a family get together or just a glass of wine to celebrate the end of a day. Oh and our Wood Fire Pizzas are a must. Enjoy the authenticity, quality and warm hospitality of modern Italy right here in Melbourne.
Al fresco outside seating also available.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff were amazing. Our table waitress wore a beaming smile the whole time. It was contagious!

LW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to grab a meal with large menu and great choice. Regularly dine here when I’m in St Kilda.... always good and if you’re off to a show... the service is quick

d
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our pizzas were fabulous and the service was really good

KJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The place was very nice with a good ambiance. However, having one particular bartender working as a waiter is hurting the establishment more than helping it. The rest of the waiting staff are brilliant, courteous, friendly and efficient. But the "addition" they had made to the staff (aforementioned bartender) was more interested in smooth talking the ladies at the door, than managing the queue lined up at the door for pre-booked tables. While the rest of the staff knew to answer questions about the menu, he did not. Without a notepad to note down orders, he kept moving back and forth to the same table to ask the same information multiple times. It was clear that he did not know the menu, and his attire (polar opposite to the rest of the staff) just made him stick out like a sore thumb even more. It was also evident that he was jumping in to "manage" tasks that were not assigned to him, which just delayed the dining experience even more.

All in all, this experience is the perfect analogy for how one person can ruin a whole experience and the hard work of the rest of the kitchen staff and front of house staff.

KW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful food and the staff where very professional happy and helpful. The atmosphere was busy and buzzing.

RJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meeting point - attentive service, fabulous food and cold cold beer. Great

GF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great
The table was dirty and sticky and so were our plates. They looked and felt greasy

JD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the traditional lasagne and wasn’t disappointed. Didn’t like my beer and was kindly replaced. Good wine too!

AS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food . Service amazing. Atmogreat. Have been there in a number of times can’t fault it. Definitely recommend it - actually already have

C
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food but night slightly spoilt by being unable to split bill which caused lots of messing around at the end - such a shame!

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

Lovely restaurant with great food, a bit expensive but very good quality

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

The service was wonderful. Rococo is a consistent winner, great food options, including a vegan menu which pleased my friend immensely. Rococo never lets me down. Great selection of food and drinks, the only issue I have is which cocktail I should get. The prices are fair which makes it affordable. I highly recommend Rococo.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Rococo! The pizzas are wonderful - the pumpkin one I could just eat and eat! Went with some friends who had not been before and they loved it too. Great service, staff friendly and quick. Not cheap, but worth every cent.

JE
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We used to love Rococo, unfortunately it has really gone down hill. The food was not great, and the service was very poor.

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

Very attentive staff, great food, sangria was fab.

DZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been here several times and never fails in the quality and taste of the food.

JG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We have started with ordering antipasti and halve way through they bring the mains. We have told them as you can see we are halve way of the first course. 5 min. later he comes back and says chef wants to redo yr order but it will be delayed. We said go ahead we are here to enjoy our dinner not to be pushed out of the door in a hurry because you have customers queuing outside. Despite that he brings the same dishes five min. later. Food was hot and cold,due to being heated up. I had spaghetti with seafood ,ate some of the sea food,did not touch the spaghetti due to raw and cold state. Wife had Spinach&Ricotta cannelloni,of which she left it untouched because it was raw and burned at the top,and cold.
On the way out ,we told the manager,his response was: SORRY TO HEAR.

KH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening; just bit noisey as so many people and seated close to other tables. There were a not 2 of us, but neighbors on both sides and very very close

FI
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Usually would recommend ~ bits of plastic in my chicken Risotto wasn't expected ~ quality of food seemed less than usual

NR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, service was slow. Would still go back.

PS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service and great atmosphere. Wait staff were informed and helpful in suggesting menu items and were attentive with drinks etc. Meals were nicely timed, delicious and well sized. I would recommend Rococo to friends and will definitely be back again.

RT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Easy to chat and not rushed. Lovely brunch

MF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

great food, great ambiance and good service. I never leave this restaurant unsatisfied with the food or service. highly recommend!

JP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fun night celebrating my gf's birthday - just the three of us - love the food and energy of the place (and the wine)
great atmosphere and awesome service thanks!

B
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolute favourite restaurant, nothing compares to Rococo !

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

Great Menu and tasty food. Have been to Rococo several times and has never failed to please.

LK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very noisy inside, first time ever dining here as we are not from Melbourne, the service was very slow and we waited a long while for our drinks and to be served
When we received our food my girlfriend's was very very salty and was not tasty at all, and mine was very nice but we found multiple pieces of foil throught the dish

MA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only complaint is the fact of no split bills, it makes if very hard when there is a group of you.

HW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience. A great menu backed with great service. Thank you.

NT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As per normal delicious food and great service. Always our regular now.

PC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent waiter. Food good. Value pretty good. Lovely pizza crust/topping. Only complaint was we were near the front window and it was very cold at our table. Apart from that I would recommend.

NB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was beautiful. Oven baked Ricotta Gnocchi amazing!

NP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rococo is our preshow dinner destination whenever we are seeing something at the National Theatre. The staff are always friendly and enquire if we are attending a show, the food is always hot and delicious and we are always out on time to attend our show.

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

My husband and I recently dined at Rococo in Acland St and it was a great experience. We had the gnocchi al fungi and the rigatoni sausage and both were absolutely delicious.
The service and ambience were also really lovely. We will definitely be back.

g
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

second visit just as great as the first.food service all good.highly recommended.

DD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Entree's and 1 meal were great, but one main was not.....the Braised Beef Ragout, which was so salty and mushy I could not eat it......when leaving I told the waitress as feedback, and that I couldn't eat it, and all I got in return was "its only just new on the menu so I'll tell the chef"...great for the chef but not much help to me !
Regards,
Darren.

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

Great service and beautiful food, would eat here every time I visit St Kilda.

AD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food, amazing red sangria and deffinetly good value for money. Looking forward to going back!

LC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, good menu. Enjoyed the food and wine.

CE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were all very friendly and helpful....food was delicious.