Rocco's Bologna Discoteca

Rocco's Bologna Discoteca

Rocco's Bologna Discoteca is a Fitzroy bar and trattoria specialising in hot Italian sandwiches, regional Italian dishes, house made salumi and amari.


Wednesday - Sunday: 12pm - Late

Take away only available for lunch. says

Former pop-up takeaway joint Rocco's Bologna Discoteca garnered a cult-like following during lockdown for its saucy Italian sangas. So much so that owners Emilio Scalzo and Zoë Rubino (Poodle Bar & Bistro) decided to pop-down permanently on Gertrude Street.

With rich amber-wood details and curtain-covered windows, the two-storey space pays homage to old-world Italian trattorias and visits to Nonna's house.

The daytime food menu stars Rocco's beloved sandwiches, of course. Namely, the signature meatball sub and fried-bologna sandwich, which returns as a late-night option.

There's also a slew of larger Italian-style dishes by night, including bistecca alla Fiorentina (flame-licked steak on the bone), trippa alla Romana (Roman-style honeycomb tripe braised in tomato and white wine) and a number of house-made pastas.

For something a little lighter, settle in for a salumi platter or a swirl of pistachio soft serve. Or a nip of grappa, made in-house. The potent Italian spirit will come infused with flavours like loganberry, peach and rosemary; lemon verbena; or whatever seasonal ingredients the team can get its hands on.

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 ⊜  15 Gertrude St  Fitzroy  View Map
 ✆ Telephone: +61 3 9046 2000
15 Gertrude St FitzroyVictoria+61 3 9046 2000

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Rocco's Bologna Discoteca

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