The last few years have been a coming of age for the Brisbane gastronomy scene. While the sunshine capital has formerly been overshadowed by the likes of Sydney and Melbourne when it comes to dining, this is no longer the case. Restaurants, bars, cafes and street food vendors have been popping up all over the city, specialising in everything from South American, Indian, African, Asian and of course, European cuisines. Arguably the most popular of the European continent and the comfort food of choice for people all over the world, is of course Italian. While it’s true that, yes, Italian restaurants in Brisbane are not a new occurrence, lately new and improved versions of them have been springing up in Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, Logan, the CBD, Woolloongabba and all over Brissie – so read on, and find out why this Mediterranean favourite is taking Brisbane by storm. After all, as Sophia Loren said, “everything you see, I owe to spaghett”’.