Rubino was originally opened as a confectionary in 1906, selling Rubino’s famous signature cassatella, which is still made today. The original confectionery shop façade leads to a split level dining room, made homely by old photographs and jars of preserves adorning the indoor space. The quaint and lovely restaurant heaves with city suits on weekday lunches, patrons searching for a cosy meal in the evenings and post-theatre goers over the weekend. Rubino is seldom quiet and has stood the test of time.
The knowledgeable staff take pride in recommending their favourites for your sampling pleasure. Be sure to drizzle some superb local olive oil onto your fresh risotto with rosemary, as Rubino prides itself on the use of local produce. The local goat’ s cheese deep fried and served with a homemade fig jam is memorable. As you tuck into your satisfying entrée of slow- cooked lamb shank or pecorino crusted veal chop, it becomes clear why the atmosphere at Rubino’ s hums with the subtle smugness of satisfied customers. A speciality of the house, the rosemary risotto is perfectly executd. Allow the nostalgic flavours of childhood to embrace you as you savour Rubino’ s gelato version of its legendary cassata Siciliana. The winning combination of a young, inventive chef and a loyal serving staff makes Rubino truly unforgettable.