When you dine at Gino’s Italian Restaurant, you’re not only heading out for dinner – you’re becoming a part of the Barakat family who have been running the show here in Brisbane for over 33 years. They’re a passionate bunch, and as a result owners Sayed and Deborah love nothing more than serving up time-tested family recipes that locals just can’t get enough of. You’ll find an extensive array of Italian classics with plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options to boot, in a relaxing and cosy space that’s ideal for catching up with friends or having a special meal with the whole family. You’ll find Gino’s on Kingsford Smith Drive in Hamilton, where reservations are absolutely essential.
Now, we mentioned it’s a bit of a family affair at Gino’s Italian Restaurant, so you’ll find Sayed and Deborah’s children Dominique, Simon and Charlotte and cousin Eddie running the show and giving this Hamilton restaurant a real sense of warmth, as a result. You can really feel the passion! And what about the menu? Well, this is where Gino’s Italian Restaurant really shines. Start things off with a round of oysters to share, calamari served with fresh lemon and cocktail sauce and some Italian-style garlic prawns topped with lashings of olive oil, lemon and parsley.
Then, it’s time for the main affair. Some of our favourite dishes to sample include the famous Simons Special fettuccine made with fresh chilli, bacon and prawns in a Napolitana sauce; eggplant parmigiana smothered in Napolitana sauce and fresh parmesan; veal saltimbocca layered with ham and cheese or the seafood pizza topped with prawns, anchovies, olives and calamari. With plenty more besides, you can be sure you’ll find just what you’re craving at Gino’s Italian Restaurant. This Brisbane icon is located on Kingsford Smith Drive directly opposite Hamilton Park and the Brisbane River – just be sure to make a reservation ahead of time to avoid disappointment!
Overall the meal was great value. Plenty of food and piping hot. You do not get food like this at a five star restaurant!!
Great value for money, kid friendly resturant and authentic Italian food
We’d forgotten all about Gino’s but are really pleased we came back. Service was great - everyone was really friendly. Food was delicious and the BEST pizza we’ve ever had. Will definitely be coming back in a more regular basis.