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Rossini at Circular Quay

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by Jessie (subscribe)
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Published November 29th 2014
I go to concerts at the Sydney Opera House a lot. I mean, at least once a month. These concerts are always at night, so I have now developed a favourite place to grab a bite beforehand.

Rossini is a cafeteria-style Italian restaurant located on Circular Quay (opposite Wharf 5) with front view of the harbour. However, the menu is very diverse, so whether you're here for a quick coffee or a glass of wine, a quick snack, or a 3 course meal, Rossini is the answer for all of them.

Rossini is open for brekky, lunch and dinner, but unfortunately I've only gone there for dinner.

I have tried pretty much all the things on the "Pizza" menu. (For all menus, click here), and have enjoyed them all. I'm not a big eater, so I'd always share a pizza with a friend, and am able to last the whole night without another bite.

Having said that, I actually share all the main dishes on the menu with a friend, because we all know that a restaurant with harbour view would not be cheap, and plus, it IS enough for 2 people.

Although they serve the food up quite quickly, I do have to admit, sometimes the vegetables seem to be a bit undercooked, which is why I normally opt for the pizza.

The waiters and waitresses are lovely. They come around numerous times during your meal and ask for your opinions. A lot of them seem to be on working-holiday-visas, so they're all pretty diligent and are eager to talk.

Rossini even offers take-away options with a 10% discount, so you can enjoy the harbour view elsewhere if you'd like.
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Why? Take a bite with breathtaking view of Sydney Harbour
When: Monday to Sunday 7.30am until late
Phone: 9247 8026
Where: Shop W5, West Podium Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, 2000
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