Inside the iconic 3 weeds pub in Rozelle, you’ll find Tottis Rozelle. It reminds me a lot of the Bondi Tottis in the layout and decor. For a Tuesday night, the Italian restaurant was absolutely pumping. The staff were kind enough to hold our table, despite we were running over 15 minutes late. We were seated at a bar table section, that looked out over the main dining space. It is laid back and casual, and a great family friendly space too.
Even though it was super busy and everyone is short on staff these days, we found that our waitress was incredibly attentive and friendly and dealt well with all our questions. She explained that it’s a great place to work.
We begin with a few cocktails – there’s spritzers, negronis and more, as well as a good wine list.
A visible woodfired oven showcases the famous puffy bread being cooked, and of course we order a serve of this. We mop up some of our creamy burrata cheese with our bread.
We then ordered a few dishes between the two of us and it was quite a lot of food, so we were able to take a little bit home.
From the antipasti menu, in addition to the cheese and bread, we order the refreshing kingfish crudo and octopus.
A huge charcoal grill in this restaurant means a lot of their menu is prepared via this method, we love the whole wood roasted flathead (allegedly deboned, but not quite), the flaky fish and is topped with a tasty mix of capers, currants and pine nuts.
Being an Italian restaurant, one expects there to be good pasta, and that there is. We enjoy the Casarecce, prawns, basil, pangrattato – perfectly cooked, nice and flavoursome and a decent portion too.
From the sides, we opt for some wood roasted carrots and charred broccolini, both the perfect accompaniment.
Finishing off with the classic Italian Tiramisu, which my dining partner enjoyed, commenting that it was a very good one. Super creamy marscapone cream and topped with cacao nib crumb.
Whilst it’s pricy, it’s a great venue for a long lunch, date, catch up with friends or even a group. We would recommend booking well in advance as it’s hard to get a table, and the line was also quite big as we were leaving. But we can understand why, for it’s an excellent venue all round.
197 Evans st
Rozelle NSW 2039
Tues- Sat: Midday-10pm
Sun: Midday – 9pm