Rosetta Sydney is not Perry's first foray into fine Italian dining, there's a stellar sister location down in Melbourne which has proven such a winning formula, Rockpool Dining Group (owner of Rosetta and Perry's boss) has brought it to the Harbourside city. However, this is no carbon copy chain restaurant situation. Rosetta Sydney will offer the same exceptional, authentic experience fans of the Melbourne restaurant have come to expect but with a fresh, Sydney-esque seafood-focused twist.

Rosetta Sydney. Image: Jason Loucas

As with every kitchen Perry rules the menu is all about seasonal produce from sustainable suppliers and farmers, the John dory and King George whiting come from a local supplier in Victoria and the milk-fed veal is direct from southern NSW. "The seafood and produce we're sourcing is second to none, the freshness and flavours will speak for themselves and we'll tease out those stunning characteristics with a simple Italian touch," Perry says.

Rosetta Sydney dessert. Image: Jason Loucas

The menu will include all the Italian classics from antipasto to pizzette to fresh house-made pasta to secondi and of course, delicious continental desserts to finish (think: cannoli and panna cotta). Located in the Harry Seidler-designed Grosvenor Place at the Circular Quay end of the city, the recently renovated space also hosts a terrace bar which comes with a fully loaded cocktail list, perfect for après-work drinks.

Rosetta Ristorante Sydney is located at 118 Harrington St, Sydney and will be open for dinner on Tuesday August 15. Regular opening hours will be lunch from 12pm - 3pm Monday to Sunday, Dinner 6pm - 11pm Monday to Saturday and 6pm - 10pm on Sunday. rosettarestaurant.com.au

Neil Perry’s Italian fine diner is finally opening in Sydney