Rosa Mitchell’s latest restaurant is a sleek, slightly corporate space at the banking and legal end of the CBD but the Italian fare is as authentic as her fans have come to expect. Choose from textbook plates such as carpaccio – made here with Gippsland beef – or a juicy veal saltimbocca scented with sage and prosciutto. Service is sharp and friendly, there’s a strong artisanal bent to the kitchen (they make their own fettuccine and agnolotti) and the wine list is a lesson in Italian grape varietals. 

Rosa’s Canteen | Level 1, cnr Little Bourke and Thomson streets,  Melbourne | +61 3 9602 5491   

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