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Italian Restaurants in Brisbane

 Under the Brisbane sun</i>. 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”’.

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Corbett & Claude Elizabeth St

Corbett & Claude Elizabeth St

Brisbane CBD
Italian$$$$
5.3/6248
Corbett & Claude Elizabeth St
Corbett & Claude - Indooroopilly

Corbett & Claude - Indooroopilly

Indooroopilly
Italian$$$$
4.6/657
Corbett & Claude - Indooroopilly
The Roman Empire Bar Restaurant

The Roman Empire Bar Restaurant

Carindale
Italian
5.1/664
The Roman Empire Bar Restaurant
Salt Food Wine Coffee

Salt Food Wine Coffee

Rosalie
Italian$$$$
4.6/652
Salt Food Wine Coffee
Gino's Italian Restaurant

Gino's Italian Restaurant

Hamilton
Italian$$$$
5.1/616
Gino's Italian Restaurant
Tomato Brothers Wilston

Tomato Brothers Wilston

Wilston
Italian
5.5/611
Tomato Brothers Wilston
Gianni's Kitchen

Gianni's Kitchen

Newstead
Italian$$$$
5.4/614
Gianni's Kitchen
Da Sette Soldi Italian Restaurant

Da Sette Soldi Italian Restaurant

Calamvale
Italian
3.8/65
Da Sette Soldi Italian Restaurant
Earth Pizzeria

Earth Pizzeria

Indooroopilly
Italian$$$$
Earth Pizzeria
Gusto Da Gianni

Gusto Da Gianni

Hamilton
Italian$$$$
4.9/624
Gusto Da Gianni

Delizioso On Oxford

Bulimba
Italian$$$$
5.1/696
Delizioso On Oxford

Albany Italian Bar & Bistro

Albany Creek
Italian
4.4/640
Albany Italian Bar & Bistro

Il Verde

Bowen Hills
Italian$$$$
5.1/610
Il Verde

Mariosarti

Toowong
Italian$$$$
5.3/612
Mariosarti

Bella Napoli - Clontarf

Clontarf
Italian
5.0/61
Bella Napoli - Clontarf

El & Dora

Ascot
Italian$$$$
4.0/61
El & Dora

La Porchetta - St Lucia

St Lucia
Italian$$$$
3.5/62
La Porchetta - St Lucia

Cafe Conti

Wilston
Italian
Cafe Conti

Olive Garden

Brisbane CBD
Italian$$$$
Olive Garden

Soul Pizza Valley

Fortitude Valley
Italian$$$$
Soul Pizza Valley
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    Primi

    While Italy and Brisbane are on opposite corners of the globe, they share one main thing in common – a passionate love of food. Brisbane locals take their food and drinks seriously, and this is amplified at the Italian restaurants Brisbane is home to. You’ll find locally-sourced produce and ingredients combined with specialist products imported from Italy, all with the purpose of ensuring the dishes on offer in Brisbane’s Italian restaurants are a cut above the rest. For example, at Bucci you’ll find an emphasis on local produce like Hervey Bay scallops and Byron Bay veal and Mooloolaba swordfish, while at Gianni’s Kitchen, they’re all about keeping it authentic and importing strictly Italian items, even extending this rule to Italian water. But then at rustic Italian Brisbane restaurant, Coppa Spuntino you’ll find a delightful combination of both.
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    All about the aperitivo

    It’s no secret that the official drink of the year, is of course, the Aperol spritz. But why exactly has the world – and particularly Brisbane – fallen head over heels for the spritz and the Italian aperitivo in general? Well, while the Italian way of eating is about pure enjoyment of quality food and drink, it is also about doing so in a way that will aid proper digestion. Brisbane’s Italian restaurants have certainly taken this mentality and run with it, and you’ll find the likes of Prosecco, Vermouth, and Campari on offer, making the Italian restaurants in Brisbane the perfect place to start with an afternoon or early evening drink, before indulging in a delicious meal and dessert.
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    And it’s not all about the flour

    While yes it’s true, that when visiting an Italian restaurant, especially in Brisbane, a craving for a hefty bowl of delicious pasta, or enticing pizza is ever-so-strong, but there are some folks that this simply does not suit. Luckily, for those with coeliac or gluten sensitivity, Italian restaurants in Brisbane can cater to dietary issues with no fuss, and the food up for grabs is as good as a flour-laden pizza. The talented and accommodating teams at the Italian restaurants throughout Brisbane offer everything from gluten-free pizza bases and pastas, to fish, meat or chicken alternatives without sneaky gluten. Try a delicious mushroom risotto with freshly shaved parmesan, fresh caprese salad with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, gluten-free arancini balls at Brisbane Italian institution, Restaurant Il Verde, and of course, pay a visit to almost all the Italian restaurants in Brisbane for a tasty, and fresh gluten-free pizza with any topping you desire, and dine without the fear!
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    For the love of spaghetti

    So now you’ve got an idea of what to expect, all you need to do now is find the perfect Italian restaurant in Brisbane to suit you perfectly... Our advice? j=Jump on Quandoo, filter your preferences to be Italian restaurants in the Brisbane area, adjust your price point, and you’re away! You can also read reviews from other diners, and then after you visit your choice of Italian restaurant in Brisbane, leave your own and earn Loyalty Points in the process. Enjoy!