Once upon a time, you used to visit a shopping centre to shop. These days, you are likely to find yourself visiting a shopping centre to eat.
La Rosa Bar & Pizza is located on level 2 of that gorgeous city arcade, The Strand. Little sister to long time Italian favourite Pendolino, located at the other end of the floor, La Rosa offers an Italian wine bar and artisan pizza dining experience.
The restaurant itself seems fitting to be located inside such a historic and character-filled building. The decor is somewhat moody, with hints of red, dark wood, and candlelight, creating just the right ambiance. The restaurant is cleverly divided into sections, creating a more intimate feel to the rather large space.
The waiters, all men and most likely also all Italian, are attentive and knowledgeable.
The Pizza’s are excellent. They are authentic Italian style thin crust pizza’s, with minimal topping and are bursting with flavour with plenty of crunch. We highly recommend you try the Zeppola Dolci – which is a potato dough doughnut. It is quite something and we had to physically restrain ourselves from licking the plate clean! If only we weren’t in public…
La Rosa is one of our favourite go-to lunch spots in the cbd, but the bar really comes alive at night.
Address: Shop 133, Level 2, The Strand Arcade, 193 Pitt Street, Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9223 1674
Hours: Mon – lunch only, Tues – Sat – 11.30am – late
Website: La Rosa Bar Pizza
Images courtesy of La Rosa Bar & Pizza.