On a balmy summers evening, Alfresco dining in St Kilda is always on my top things to do in Melbourne. Especially when it comes to dining on Acland Street – provided you can save drooling over the gorgeous cake shops for post dinner – there’s nothing better than sitting outdoors and watching the brilliant mix of crowds pass by.
Rococo, specialising in simple Italian fare, is one of my favourite places on Acland Street to stop by and soak in the relaxed, eclectic St Kilda atmosphere. If you prefer to sit indoors, the restaurant itself has plentiful seating for larger groups and tables for smaller, intimate dining as well.
Whilst Rococo serves up the usual Italian favourites, the highlight would certainly be the Antipasti. Each antipasto is well-portioned, ranging from cold dishes, seafood and a great selection of vegetarian options. The antipasti selection is an excellent precursor to each meal and given the wide range of options, you could select around 3-4 dishes to build your own meal. Highly recommend the Chargrilled Calamari, which has excellent flavours of chilli and garlic and the Grilled eggplant.
And if you finish up dinner early, definitely head to the St Kilda promenade to catch the sunset or desserts at any of the cake shops on Acland Street.
Antipasto – Chargrilled calamari
Grilled marinated eggplant
Just minutes away, sunset along St Kilda esplanade
87-91 Acland Street
St Kilda, Vic 3182