From the crispy pizzas to the silky homemade pastas, Brisbane’s Italian restaurants are giving us the comfort food we need. Whether you’re craving a spicy arrabbiata or a classic carbonara, these establishments will transport your taste buds straight to the streets of Rome.
So, get ready to embark on a delicious journey through Brisbane’s Italian cuisine, where you’ll discover innovative dishes, warm hospitality, and a sprinkle of Mediterranean magic.
At Olive & Angelo, prepare to experience a culinary journey that will have your taste buds doing the tango. The Capricciosa pizza is a perfect equilibrium of crispy crust and scrumptious toppings that will make your mouth sing. And the prosciutto? Like a love letter from Italy. The mushroom risotto is a perennial favorite, a comforting dance of earthy shrooms and creamy rice.
📍12 Edward St, Brisbane City
Persone is a hidden treasure tucked away in Brisbane Quarter. Prepare to be delighted by a captivating menu that will take your taste buds on a joyride. Mouthwatering steak, heavenly prawn and fennel risotto – every dish is a flavour explosion.
The impeccable service adds an extra sprinkle of sophistication to your culinary adventure. And let’s not forget the convenience of nearby parking and an elevator straight to the restaurant.
📍81 N Quay, Brisbane City
POPOLO is where Italian culinary dreams come true. Tucked away near South Bank’s waterfront, this hidden gem will take your taste buds dancing as you savour every bite of their velvety cappellacci, served with buffalo mozzarella, sage, and burnt butter. The breathtaking river views and handcrafted cocktails complete the picture-perfect dining date.
📍3 Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD
Storia on Queen is not your average coffee spot – it’s also an Italian ristorante and bar. When it comes to food highlights, their carbonara is the star of the show, enticing you with its creamy, dreamy goodness.
So whether you’re dining in or taking your coffee to go, Storia on Queen is a daytime dining destination you simply can’t miss.
📍2/324 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD
Located in the heart of Brisbane, this treasure trove of flavours will give you a much needed Italian fix. With breathtaking views and impeccable service, OTTO is a feast for the senses. Indulge in their delightful seafood dishes that celebrate the ocean’s bounty, like Western Australia scallops and lobster spaghetti.
Or for the non-seafood lovers, there are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to choose from, such as the honey truffle goat’s cheese and brisket gnocchi.
📍Shop 1, River Quay, Sidon St, South Brisbane
The menu here at Beccofino is a fusion of traditional and innovative Italian dishes, crafted with passion and bursting with authentic flavours. Each plate is a work of art, meticulously designed to leave you longing for more. The duck ragu is a must-try, and the pizzas are downright tantalizing.
Whether you’re having an intimate gathering or a lively celebration, the cosy and inviting ambiance sets the stage for a memorable experience.
📍Cnr of, 10 Vernon Terrace, Florence St, Teneriffe
This splendid dining oasis in the city is the epitome of sophistication, whisking us away to an Italian trattoria. Each dish a delectable blend of fresh, local ingredients paying homage to the authentic Italian tradition. From mouthwatering pizzas to succulent pasta dishes, Toscano’s menu will have you spoiled for choice. Be sure to try mushroom and truffle arancini as well the Nonna’s recipe Polpette meatballs and spicy pork Nduja Ravioli.
Oh, and don’t forget the expertly crafted cocktails – they’re like a burst of creativity in a glass.
📍2 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Get a taste of the Amalfi Coast at Massimo Restaurant & Bar, nestled in the heart of Brisbane, Brisbane River views included. Tantalise your taste buds on a Italian coastal journey, from the whipped ricotta dip to the marinara and garlic sauteed mussels. And the grand finale? The mouthwatering limoncello semifredo, made with creamy limoncello yoghurt & almond crumb biscuit, italian meringue, and raspberry gel.
📍123 Eagle St, Brisbane City
9. Ciao Papi
Succulent beef carpaccio, comforting pasta dishes, and customisable pizza – these are a few of the things you’ll find at Ciao Papi.
As you dine, take in the breathtaking vistas of the Brisbane River and the iconic Story Bridge. The service here is impeccable, and the warm hospitality will make you feel right at home. At Ciao Papi, every bite and sip is a sensory delight that’ll have you feeling less FOMO for not being able to take that European summer holiday.
📍5 Boundary St, Brisbane City
10. The Verve
Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at this Italian steakhouse, located above Johnny Ringo’s.
At The Verve, you can tuck into epic eats such as spaghetti pasta cobs, pastas, wings, risotto, pizzas, and BBQ ribs. Emphasis on the spaghetti pasta cobs, which come loaded with Italian favourites such as bolognese, carbonara, and more.
📍Level 1/560 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
We hope you’ve enjoyed our curated list of must-try Italian restaurants around Brisbane. Happy dining!