Brisbane’s Finest Italian Restaurants for an Authentic Feast
Brisbane’s best Italian restaurants serving up high quality cuisine, delicious wines and good times.
For food that feels like home, Italian dining is the way to go. Hearty and flavourful meals made with high-quality ingredients (and a whole lot of love) is the Mediterranean specialty, so why not partake in an indulgent night out enjoying the simple pleasures in life; good company, good food and good wine. For a decadent, home-style feast, be sure to book a table at one of these Italian restaurants in Brisbane.
This neighbourhood trattoria pairs Italian eats with natural wines. Serving up old-style faves in a family-style way, the seasonal menu has everything from fresh pastas to crudo and pizzas cooked in their bespoke Marana Forni woodfire oven. With a kitchen helmed by Amalfi-born, Gabriele Di Landri, Sasso Italiano might just become your new favourite Italian. Our pick from the menu? The raviolone with ricotta and yolk, burnt butter, mixed mushrooms, and parmesan; the perfect carby treat!
4/148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba
New Farm Deli is an absolute Brisbane institution for authentic Italian dining. Having been completely refurbished following a devastating fire in 2019, the Deli has been thriving ever since with droves of regulars and new diners alike descending upon the New Farm based restaurant every weekend. Be sure to stroll through the shelves to take home high quality and authentic ingredients to recreate the magic at home.
Merthyr Village, 900 Brunswick Street, New Farm
Eagle Street’s most authentic Italian eatery is serving up a taste of Abruzzo and one of the best views in Brissy. Reopening this week, expect house-made pasta, bouncy focaccia and ocean-caught seafood from kingfish to chargrilled octopus and showstoppers like lobster. Banquets and progressive lunches served alongside bottomless boozy treats make Massimo one of our favourite new spots for a leisurely lunch.
123 Eagle Street, The Riverside Centre, Boardwalk Level, Brisbane City
It’s impossible to look past Beccofino when exploring Brisbane’s very best in Italian. With an indulgent menu spanning pizza, pasta, antipasto and desserts, this Teneriffe based restaurant has been keeping hungry stomachs happy for years. Make sure you order their ever-popular calamari… and get ready for this to become your new favourite pizza place!
10 Vernon Terrace (Corner Florence Street), Teneriffe
For an experience steeped in excellence, OTTO is the one. Meals are minimalistic yet perfectly balanced, allowing the quality of the ingredients to shine through. The staff are attentive and dedicated to ensuring a positive experience, which has created a loyal following of regulars and rave reviews for this South Bank restaurant.
Sidon Street, South Bank
Steeped in family traditions, Osteria Epoca functions not only as a restaurant but also as a cafe, bar, provisions store and deli. With a concise yet decadent dinner menu (porchetta, anyone?), this authentic Italian experience will make you feel right at home.
17 Orontes Road, Yeronga
Another long-standing Brisbane favourite, Popolo is one of South Bank’s most popular dining destinations. Popolo means “people” and this is the mantra of the restaurant, with hearty meals designed to be shared, enjoyed and lingered over.
3 Sidon Street, Brisbane
Located in the bustling King Street dining precinct, Il Verde focuses on using seasonal and sustainably sourced produce to create mouthwateringly authentic Italian dishes. With hearty portions of pasta, risotto or a classic pizza, the flavours of these expertly crafted dishes will have you returning time and time again.
2 King Street, Bowen Hills
Refusing to settle for anything less than the best, La Lupa’s head chef Valentina Vigni sources the organic, stone-milled flour for their pizzas from Italy to ensure it retains the nutritional value that it naturally possesses. Begin your dinner with antipasti to share, then delight in a variety of pizzas to suit any taste buds, paired with natural wines.
321 Montague Road, West End
Known as an Italian steakhouse and for their impressive drinks list, The Verve has relocated to a new spot in the Brisbane CBD while renovations take place. This is a great spot for winding down the work week on Friday night with their relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Verve’s menu easily caters to gluten-free and vegetarian patrons and the staff are known to be incredibly accommodating.
Hotel Orient, Level 1, 560 Queen Street, Brisbane
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