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Sosta Cucina

#233 of 3,204 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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North Melbourne
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12 Errol Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9329 2882
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I both decided to have Livornese Fish stew. We were both disappointed there was 4 mussels 4 clams 2 small prawns and a sardine in a red broth which was overloaded with lemon juice, it tasted very strange and we both left most of it and walked out. The decor was excellent, the service very professional, we... More 

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Thank Ron L
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Ron, we are very dissapointed that your meal was not up to your standard, I would really love for both of you to give us another go especially with the Cacciucco alla Livornese as i had it for lunch today and loved it. Please let me know personally when you would like to come in and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner at Sosta Cucina for a friends birthday. A balmy Melbourne evening with the large glass doors at the front, open to the sun and breeze. The service was outstanding and food excellent. We took some special wine for the evening and it was not a problem. How refreshing to be able to take your own... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a lovely restaurant! The servers were professional and friendly and the food was just incredible. We had had a pretty hectic day and getting to the restaurant was a feat unto itself. I'm so glad we did. I had the Linguine with Blue Swimmer Crab, which had been recommended to me, and it was sublime. I followed this by... More 

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Thank Mplusthree
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

So glad you had a great night with your family, we look forward to seeing you soon. Grazie Mille. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

have been here three times now after stumbling across it. Atmosphere is great as is the service. there are many choices from the menu with a heavy focus on Italian wines which I'm not overly keen on due to not knowing them all that well. Our last visit was with the children aged 13 and 11, both enjoyed it especially... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am not sure whether it was because of derby day but Sosta was very busy. Our group of four really enjoyed the atmosphere and naturally the cuisine. So a big tick for the calamari, the duck was very good, the flathead serving was smallish and the lamb delicious. We had the sides of potatoes and sweet peas which capped... More 

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Thank Rayzor57
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and constructive review Rayzor57, we hope to see you at Sosta Cucina soon. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Disappointed in tonight's meal at sosta. I had the duck and it was very over cooked. Tough and stringy and made me feel ill. Otherwise service was ok. :(

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Thank mebeforeyou1960
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

Thanks for your review mebeforeyou1960, we are extremely disappointed that you had a bad experience at Sosta Cucina and we are quite surprised with your complaint as we generally have rave reviews with our long standing duck dish. We would of loved if you could of addressed this at the time of your dinner so we could of flagged it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had a great experience at Sosta Cucina on a Sunday lunchtime. Excellent menu, great service and presentation. The only "knock" is the price of corkage - $20 a bootle is way too steep!!!

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Thank Seagull90
Melissa S, Owner at Sosta Cucina, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Seagull90 and we are so happy you enjoyed the experience. Our corkage charge is reflective of having a wine list, the amount of $20 inc GST is the same amount of money we would make from a bottle of house wine, considering we use premium glassware / decanting if required and offer good wine service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had the most amazing italian food; the mushroom fettucine was to die for. amazing little restaurant in North Melbourne. I would go back

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Having not visited Sosta Cucina for some years, we decided to try it again. Always a cosy Italian restaurant with fine simple food, but now the bar has been lifted higher. We found ourselves thinking we were near Via Condetti in Rome in one of those little trattorias. A special of lobster salad for an entrée, served simply with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch here with the expectation of eating from the business lunch menu. After hearing the specials and reading the full menu just couldn't go past it. We had a delicious lobster salad special to share then lamb ragu (crazy good), pork belly and some tasty tasty deserts. Sounds like a cliche, but seriously haven't had Italian this good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Errol Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > North Melbourne
  • Neighbourhood: North Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9329 2882

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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?