One of the most endearing things about Brisbane is its diversity in culture, which explains why it is pretty easy to enjoy the best Italian in Brisbane. Italian food has, for many years, been considered one of the greatest culinary experiences, and for good reason. Part of the reason for this is that Italian cuisine is not only rich in flavour; it is also perfect for the typical communal dining experience.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway in Brisbane, there is no better food to sample than Italian dishes, complete with beautiful wine from choice vineyards in the country and beyond. Here are the top 10 Italian restaurants to choose from.
Start this culinary adventure at Popolo, a beautiful restaurant nestled in South Bank. Popolo exemplifies the very virtue of communal dining, so much so that it makes for the perfect family restaurant. The main dishes and the entrees are shared, so you should be able to connect with your friends and loved ones over a delicious dish of Lattonzolo Pesche, which constitutes peaches drizzled with anchovy sauce and served with suckling pig.
Popolo – 3 Sidon Street, Southbank; (07) 3846 7746
Beccofino beckons you to indulge in any of your choice Italian dishes in a contemporary setting with great ambience. The selling point for this restaurant has got to be the pizza menu. So diverse is the menu that it is categorized into two: pizzas that have a tomato base as well as those that do not. The aroma that wafts through the air on your arrival welcomes you to experience Italy in a surreal manner.
Beccofino – 10 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe; (07) 3666 0207
Tartufo gives you the most eclectic Italian fine dining experience in Brisbane. There are two degustation offers available on location, so if you like to consider yourself a connoisseur of Italian cuisine, this is the perfect place for you. Delicious foods for the degustation experience range from great desserts to pasta and risotto.
Tartufo – 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valle, (07) 3067 7896
Mario Sarti ranks as one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Brisbane, and has been in operation for close to two decades. The menu is extensive, and features popular Italian dishes as well as the little-known yet delicious meals. Make sure you sample the Gnocchi Al Forno, a house baked meal served with truffle and fennel and topped with smoked mozzarella cheese.
Mario Sarti – 41 Sherwood Rd, Toowong; (07) 3870 4933
Make time to head over to Bucci where you get to enjoy delicious dishes and a wide array of flavourful salads. The staff on location waits on you with an excellent attitude, ready to help with your choice of dishes. If you love meat, you must try the rib fillet with rosemary and drizzled with anchovy sauce in butter.
Bucci – 15 James Street, Fortitude Valley; (07) 3852 3323
There are several great Italian restaurants in Brisbane
- Jamie’s Italian, 237 Edward Street, Brisbane CBD, Brisbane, (07) 3144 3000
- Pane e Vino, 124 Albert Street, Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3220 0044
- Toscani’s, Lot 564 Eagle St, Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3236 5440
- Cinco Bistro, 589 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill, Brisbane, QLD
- Café Marinara Trattoria, 34 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane, (07) 3367 8885