The authentic flavours and textures of Italy have arrived in Eastbourne. Direct from the foothills of Abruzzo - known as the greenest area of Europe - where its pastures run for miles to the shores of the Adriatic, this is the source of Italian food at its finest.
Uniquely, we import Abruzzo-grown mountain lamb for our signature dish, Arrosticini (Rosticks), so you can savour the true taste of the heart of the beautiful Apennine country.
Our pasta is made fresh daily in the traditional way, by our expert chefs, so you always get the most authentic Italian dishes with the best flavours and aromas. Everything we offer at Rostick is genuinely, memorably, deliciously, Italian.
Our menu offers something for every palate, with vegetarian options as well as traditional meat and fish dishes.
From Antipasti (starters) through to Dolci (Desserts), we’re here to demonstrate that Italian cooking truly deserves its place at the top table of cooking excellence.
We think you’re going to love every bite. Benvenuto in Rostick - Abruzzo Amore!
Melanzane al Formaggio £7.00
Grilled Aubergines rolled with Mushrooms and Rocket over a warm Gorgonzola Sauce
Pepata di Cozze £8.00
Sautéed Mussels in a peppery fresh chopped Tomato and White Wine Sauce
Calamari Fritti £8.00
Deep fried crisp, golden Calamari, King Prawns, fried Zucchini and Tartare Sauce
Salmone Marinato £7.50
Fresh Salmon fillet marinated in brown sugar and rock salt, dressed with our own House Vinaigrette
Carpaccio di Manzo £8.50
Thin-sliced Beef served over Green Salad withOlive Oil and Parmesan Shavings
Carpaccio di Polipo £7.50
Thin-sliced Octopus Salad dressed with House Vinaigrette
Antipasto Rostick £8.50
A board of Abbruzan Ventricina, Salami, Pancetta, Pecorino Cheese and our homemade Pickles and Grilled Vegetables
Carpaccio di Zucchine £7.00
Thin-sliced fresh Courgette dressed with ChoppedTomato, Walnuts, Strawberry and Parmesan shavings
Insalata Caprese £7.00
Slices of fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Celery, with Olive Oil and Oregano
Zuppa del giorno (Soup) £5.00
Created by the chef. Ask about the Soup on the menu today
Ganassette di Maiale al Vino Rosso £14.00
Pork Cheeks simmered to perfection in a rich Red Wine Sauce over Riced Potato
Sauteed Pork Loin with spicy Abruzzan Salami,Fresh Sage and a White Wine Sauce
Involtino di Petto di Pollo £13.00
Chicken Breast, rolled and pan-roasted, stuffed with Courgettes and Carrots in an Olive Oil and fresh Herbs Dressing
Bistecca al Pepe £18.00
Grilled 10oz Sirloin Steak in a Green Peppercorn Sauce
Filetto Dolcelatte £20.00
10oz Beef Fillet Steak, grilled to perfection, with creamy Dolcelatte Sauce
Vitello alla Milanese (Veal) £17.00
Veal Chop breaded and pan-fried. A house speciality - delicious!
Misto di Salciccia alla Griglia £13.00
Mixed, grilled, specially imported Italian Sausages. Served with Vegetables and our delicious Chips
Porchetta al Forno £14.00
Oven-roasted Pork Belly, rolled and stuffed with imported Sausage, Ventricina, Almonds and Rosemary
* Vegetables of the Day/Potatoes and a Salad Garnish are served with main meals
Lasagne di Melanzane £9.00
Homemade Lasagne with layers of Fresh Pasta,Grilled Aubergine, Bechamel and Bolognese Sauce
Fusilli con Gamberi, Capesante e Zucchine £13.00
Homemade Corkscrew Pasta with King Prawns, Scallops, Courgettes, Garlic and Tomatoes
Fusilli al Tonno £12.00
Our own Corkscrew Pasta with fresh Tuna, Red Onions, Capers and Tomatoes
Strozzapreti Verdi con Salciccia e Cavolﬁore £11.00
Fresh Spinach Strozzapreti Pasta with imported Italian Sausage, Cauliflower, Tomato and Garlic
Rigatoni all’amatriciana £9.00
Fresh Rigatoni with Pancetta, Onions and Tomato
Rigatoni alla Bolognese £8.00
Fresh Rigatoni in a slow-cooked Meat Sauce
Rigatoni con Fegato £10.00
Fresh Rigatoni with sliced Pork Liver Sausage, with Courgette, Mushroom, Garlic and Chopped Tomato
Ravioli alla Norma £12.00
Homemade Rigatoni with cubed Aubergine, freshBasil, our own Plum Tomato Sauce and topped with salted dried Riccotab Cheese
Spaghetti Carbonara £10.00
Spaghetti made the traditional way, without Cream, but with Pancetta and Egg Yolk
Salmone alla Diana £15.00
Grilled Salmon fillet in a creamy Mushroom and Dijon Mustard Sauce
Branzino con Verdure £15.00
Sea Bass fillets, pan-roasted in White Wine, with fresh Vegetables and Tomato
Pesce Spada Pizzaiola £14.00
Swordfish Steak with Capers, Olives, Garlic, Tomato Sauce and Oregano
Arrosticini (Rosticks) £12.00
12 sticks per 220gr portion
Roasted Mutton skewers served with delicious toasted Garlic Bread and our own Chilli Sauce. This is the Abruzzan street food from which our restaurant takes its name.
Abruzzan Speciality: Spaghetti allo Scoglio £15.00
Spaghetti served with Mussels, King Prawn, Clams, Langoustine, Scallops and Calamari, in a light and subtle Tomato Broth, with a little Saffron
Abruzzan Speciality: Brodetto di Pescatrice £20.00
A large Monkfish chunk served in a terracotta dish, with Langoustine, Clams, Skate, Mussels and King Prawn, all presented together in a light Tomato Broth
Insalata Pomodori e Cipolla £3.50
Tomato and Onion Salad
Insalata mista £3.50
Patatine fritte £3.00
ROSTICK APERITIF £6.00
Martini rosso, red bitter and prosecco
APEROL SPRITZ £6.00
Aperol, prosecco and soda.
White - TREBBIANO D'ABRUZZO D.O.P. 12.0% 175 ml £4.50 / 250ml £6.00 / Bottle £17.00
Straw yellow with greenish reflections and a fresh, fruity bouquet. The palate is soft, smooth and fragrant. Excellent as an aperitif or ideal with appetizers and fish dishes.
White -PINOT GRIGIO I.G.T. 12.0% 175 ml £5.50 / 250ml £7.00 / Bottle £20.00
A dry white wine with a straw yellow hue. It stands out for its finesse and its persistence on the nose and palate. Excellent as an aperitif, matches well with fish
Rose - NERELLO MASCALESE SICILIA ROSE 175 ml £4.50 / 250ml £6.00 / Bottle £17.00
A dry, fruity, inviting wine with a slightly warm nose and a background of peach and spices. Considerable finesse on the palate which is kept together by a nice balanced acidity. Excellent with white meat and fish.
Red - MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO D.O.P. 13.0% 175 ml £4.50 / 250ml £6.00 / Bottle £17.00
A vinous and intense bouquet combines with a pleasantly tannic, full-bodied and harmonious palate making this wine an ideal pairing for pasta and red meats.
Red - FRAPPATO I.G.P. "ROCENO" 13.0% 175 ml £5.50 / 250ml £7.00 / Bottle £20.00
Grape Variety: FRAPPATO. Frappato is a typical Sicilian grape variety and this wine is a prime example. Light, soft tannins and an abundance of fruit, especially blackcurrant and strawberry. Fine structure and lengthy, a unique experience with subtlety and elegance.
PASSERINA I.G.P. "ORSETTO ORO" 2014 13.0% £27.00
Grape Variety: PASSERINA. Straw yellow colour with golden hints. Its bouquet is complex yet delicate with notes of blended citrus fruit, spice and flowers. Pairs perfectly with all fish, structured meat dishes and light nibbles
PECORINO CONTESA 2015 12.5% £24.00
Grape Variety: PECORINO. Straw yellow in colour with faint green reflections. The bouquet is fresh with pleasantly fruity notes. The freshness is mirrored on the palate which is simultaneously dry and harmonious. This is an excellent wine to enjoy as an aperitif or with fish dishes
LYRICUS VERDICCHIO DI JESI CL. D.O.P 2013 12.5% £21.00
Grape Variety: VERDICCHIO Pale straw in colour with green tinges, fine and intense bouquet with hints of fresh fruits and flowers. Dry, soft, well balanced with a persistent and pleasant aftertaste of bitter almond.
LIBAIO CHARDONNAY I.G.T. 2014 12.5% £26.00
Grape Variety: CHARDONNAY. This unoaked Chardonnay is a fresh and clean wine with harmonious structure and aromas of orange peel and honey, along with notes of golden apple, sage and figs. Earthy, nutty and green apple flavours leap forward. Enjoy its excellent balance and long, crisp finish.
SAUVIGNON VENETO I.G.T. 2015 12.5% £23.00
Grape Variety: SAUVIGNON A. Dry white wine, straw-yellow coloured with greenish highlights. Its herbaceous fragrance, reminiscent of elderflower, is typical of the varietal. Its good underlying freshness is matched by pleasant softness. Excellent with appetisers, fish recipes with sauces or vegetable risotto.
FRASCATI CICCARIELLO 2014 12.5% £18.00
Grape Variety: MALVASIA. Grapy fruity notes on the nose and a smooth, medium-bodied palate with a slight almond twist on the finish.
PINOT GRIGIO D.O.C. "SANT'ANTIMO" (Organic) 2015 13.5% £28.00
Grape Variety: PINOT GRIGIO. Straw yellow with greenish hues. Charming, pleasant and deep with the typical floral fruity scents of the grape. A fullbodied, fresh and sapid example with good acidity, perfectly balanced with hints of ripe fruit.
PRINCIPE D'ABRUZZO D.O.P. BIANCO 2013 12.5% £29.00
Grape Variety: regional white variety The Abruzzo DOP wines represent and reveal Abruzzo's magnificent territory through a refined and elegant synthesis of the most important grapes of the region.
SOAVE D.O.C. CLASSICO 2015 11.5% £20.00
Grape Variety: GARGANEGA, TREBBIANO, CHARDONNAY. A wine of straw-yellow colour, and a bouquet that is floral, intense and delicate. In the mouth it is medium-bodied, lightly bitter, and presents typical notes of dried fruits.
FALANGHINA BENEVENTANO I.G.T. 2015 13.0% £22.00
Grape Variety: FALANGHINA. Vivid straw-yellow in colour with a hint of green. Intense and persistent nose, rich, fruity with floral notes. Sapid, well structured and harmonious; fruity tasting note.
ROSAMARA VALTÈNESI ROSÉ D.O.C. 2015 12.5% £30.00
"Il vino di unanotte"
Grape Variety: GROPPELLO, MARZEMINO, SANGIOVETO, BARBERA. ‘The wine of one night' is a winemaking technique that requires the winemaker to be present for 24 hours, applying the tears method, which uses the core of the grape. The colour is pale candy pink. On the nose it is inviting, ample, with a hint of mayflower. The taste is harmonious, fresh, with excellent persistence.
CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO 2015 13.0% £24.00
Grape Variety: MONTEPULCIANOd’ABRUZZO. Bright pink, olfactory examination has floral aromas of rose, violet and fruity pomegranate. The taste is fresh and well balanced.
HOUSE PROSECCO £6.00 £24.00
Grape Variety: GLERA. Bright colour and inviting, faintly citrus-like. This semi-sparkling wine pairs deliciously with fish starters and light pasta or rice dishes.
PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE BRUT D.O.C.G. 11.5% £30.00
Grape Variety: GLERA NV 11.5% 12 x 37.5 cl A brilliant pale colour with fine perlage, this is a very clean, fresh sparkling wine. The aromas of green apple and peach blossom are complemented by a soft gentle texture with a crisp finish.
LYRICUS ROSSOPICENO D.O.P. 2014 12.5% £21.00
Grape Variety: MONTEPULCIANO, SANGIOVESE. The distinct notes of ripe cherry on the nose are echoed on the seductively velvety palate. Silky tannins are perfectly balanced by a notable structure.
VALPOLICELLA D.O.C. CLASSICO (37.5cl) 2014 13.0% £14.00
Grape Variety: CORVINA, RONDINELLA, CORVINONE. It has a ruby red colour, with an intense and persistent perfume presenting aromas of cherry and plum, alongside notes of flowers and a hint of spicy black pepper. It’s fresh and fruity, with an elegantly balanced structure and body, and harmonious acidity and tannins.
BARBERA D’ASTI D.O.C. (vespa) 2014 13.5% £30.00
Grape Variety: BARBERA. Strong, fragrant bouquet with aromatic overtones of ripe grapes. Its warm, generous taste and delicate, soft flavour combine with its pleasant acid freshness, with a smooth, opulent finish. Full purple red colour, vivid plummy fruity on the nose and a ripe, smooth palate with lots of fruit character.
ROSSO DON GABRIELE I.G.T. 2014 13.5% £28.00
Grape Variety: MONTEPULCIANO. Full-bodied wine with an excellent sour balance which brings to an intense and extremely persistent smell-and-taste sensation. It has strong flower notes of black cherry, currant, blackberry and strawberry, that develop in important vanilla notes.The tannin is sweet, the aftertaste is round and fruity.
GUNE ROSSO RISERVA D.O.C.G. 2009 13.5% £37.00
Grape Variety: MONTEPULCIANOd’ABRUZZO. A warm, powerful and structured wine with an intense mouth-feel bouquet full of notes reminiscent of blackberries, raspberries, vanilla and cocoa, with a taste that is soft and velvety, balanced with a sweet and intense tannic mouthfeel and a chocolate aftertaste. Easily drinkable.
CABERNET VENETO I.G.T. 2014 13.0% £24.00
Grape Variety: CABERNET. This wine has a deep ruby red colour and a sharp, vinous scent with herbaceous notes, typical of the varietal. It is dry on the palate, with attractive tannins and a satisfying finish. It goes particularly well with poultry dishes, game bird and aged cheeses.
CHIANTI SUPERIORE D.O.C.G. (flask)( 1Litre) 2013 13.5% £34.00
Grape Variety: SANGIOVESE, SYRAH, CABERNET SAUVIGNON. Its bouquet is intense and distinctive, with fruity notes of plums and black cherries pleasantly intermingled with black pepper and spices. Intense and full-bodied, this wine boasts elegant, well-integrated tannins. The finish is lingering, with hints of cherries and fresh plum.
NERO D’AVOLA D.O.C. "IL PIOPPO" (Organic) 2015 14.0% £21.00
Grape Variety: NERO D'AVOLA. Brilliant ruby red colour with violet hues, and a bouquet with intense cherry and blackberry notes, a light spicy undertone and hints of tobacco. Full-bodied with soft tannins and a balanced acidity that makes it an easy drinking red wine.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINOD.O.C.G. 2008 13.5% £50.00
Grape Variety: SANGIOVESE GROSSO.Ruby red colour, dry, assertive and tannic flavour. It has an intense, ample and persistent aroma and a complex and penetrating bouquet. Great structure and body.
IL ROSSO DEI VESPA PRIMITIVO SALENTO I.G.T. 2015 14.0% £35.00
Grape Variety: PRIMITIVO. Deep ruby red colour, with a bouquet of red fruit jam and spice. Its olfactory profile is warm, slightly balsamic, opening to great depth and balance. Harmonious and persistent with a slightly bitter finish.
PRINCIPE D'ABRUZZO D.O.P. ROSSO 2013 13.0% £29.00
Grape Variety: regional red variety. The Abruzzo DOP wines represent and reveal Abruzzo's magnificent territory through a refined and elegant synthesis of the most important grapes of the region.
RISERVA DUCALE CHIANTI CLASSICO D.O.C.G. 2012 13.5% £40.00
Grape Variety: SANGIOVESE, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT. This complex and deep red wine is characterized by sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes with delicately spiced hints of tobacco, leather, cedar, white pepper and a touch of flint. It’s well balanced on the palate, with velvety tannins and a lingering finish of rosemary and figs.
BAROLO LUIGI ODDEROD.O.C.G. 2009 14.0% £54.00
Grape Variety: NEBBIOLO. Bright garnet red colour with light orange tinges. The bouquet is unmistakable, deep and rather pleasant, and the palate presents notes of sweet spices, forest fruit, mountain dew and liquorice. Dry, velvety-soft and with an excellent structure.
PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA D.O.P. 2014 14.5% £26.00
Grape Variety: PRIMITIVO. Ruby red colour enriched with violet hues, and a luxurious perfume of ripe cherries and plum with pleasant notes of cocoa and vanilla. In the mouth it has a remarkable structure, and is soft thanks to the presence of sweet tannins.
BARBARESCO GIORGIO PELISSERO D.O.C.G. 2000 14.0% £75.00
Grape Variety: NEBBIOLO. The grapes from this barbaresco come from rented vineyards located on hill-slopes facing southwest from 35-year-old vines. Stylish wine and great finesse, with classic violet and rose perfumes.
VALPOLICELLA D.O.C. CLASSICO 2015 12.5% £22.00
Grape Variety: CORVINA, RONDINELLA, CORVINONE. A young red wine that emulates the authentic soul of the lands. Ruby red in colour with violet hints, and a bouquet that presents a combination of red fruits, vinous and spicy. In the mouth it is dry, warm, medium-bodied, velvety smooth and with balanced tannins.
TANCA FARRA D.O.C. SELLA & MOSCA 2011 13.5% £38.00
Grape Variety: CANNONAU, CABERNET SAUVIGNON. Ruby red with garnet red tinges. Ethereal, strong with characteristic herbal flavour. Full bodied, dry, balanced and harmonious with elegant structure.
AMARONE DELLAVALPOLICELLA D.O.C.G. 2011 14.5% £48.00
Grape Variety: CORVINA, CORVINONE, RONDINELLA. The grapes undergo 120 days of "appassimento" before ageing in large Slavonian oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months, and a further 6-8 months of maturation in the bottle. Its colour is ruby red, dense and compact, with an intense and ethereal bouquet, with fruity hints of cherry and dried prunes, dried flowers and spice. In the mouth it is full-bodied and extremely smooth, with beautifully balanced velvety tannins.
AGLIANICO CAMPANIA I.G.T. 2015 12.5% £23.00
Grape Variety: AGLIANICO Intense ruby-red in colour. Persistent and intense nose with a hint of wild berry and spicy notes. On the palate it is round with a good body and gentle tannins.
JACK DANIELS £3.50 / £5.00
JAMESON £3.50 / £5.00
BELLS £3.50 / £4.50
GLENFIDDICH £4.00 / £5.50
TALISKER £6.00 / £9.00
LAGAVULIN £7.00 / £12.00
HOUSE VODKA £3.50 / £4.50
GREY GOOSE / BELVEDERE £4.50 / £5.50
REMY MARTIN VSOP £5.00 / £7.00
HENNESSY VS £5.00 / £6.00
HOUSE GIN £3.50 / £4.50
TANQUERAY / HENDRICKS £4.50 / £5.50
BACARDI /CAPTAIN MORGAN £3.50 / £5.00
VECCHIA ROMAGNA £4.50 / £6.00
SODA / TONIC WATER / BITTER LEMON £1.50
MARTINI ROSSO / BIANCO / DRY 50 ml £3.50
BAILEYS 50 ml £4.50
GRAND MARNIER £4.50 25ml / £6.00 50ml
SAMBUCA / LIMONCELLO / GRAPPA £3.50 25ml / £5.00 50ml
DIGESTIVES £3.50 25ml / £5.00 50ml
PERONI 33 cl bottle £3.50
PORETTI 5 PREMIUM 33 cl bottle £4.00
FOSTERS pint £4.50
FOSTERS ½ pint £2.50
STILL / SPARKLING WATER 50 cl bottle £2.50
COCA COLA / DIET COKE / SPRITE 33 cl bottle £2.50
APPLE / ORANGE JUICE glass £2.50