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!
Friendly staff and great food. Nice and casual atmosphere. Service was exceptional and went out of their way to ensure my daughter had a great birthday dinner.
Gino’s always has great food coupled with excellent service. The great atmosphere has not changed for as long as I can remember and I am getting old now
Beautiful food, did not have to wait long at all. The place has that amazing smell of authentic Italian cooking when you walk through the door. Can’t wait to go back
Beautiful food and friendly service. I haven't been to Gino's for many many years but was pleased to find that it is as good now as it was then.
We had a table of ten booked for Gino's on Saturday night 20th Jan 2017. Staff quickly offered us three seating options and made us feel welcome. This small "family" style restaurant filled to capacity very quickly and we found it very hard to hear conversations within our own table. Some inconsiderate diners think their voices must be broadcast over the whole restaurant. This is not Gino's fault!! Food and service delivery was slow but we could see the staff were trying to provide everyone with assistance, again no problems there. Food; value was reasonable but the overall experience of true Italian food was not there. Again I will say there were super busy but delivering good food is paramount these days.
Great food and atmosphere ruined by poor to nonexistent service. No plates or cutlery until requested, meals for the table did not arrive together or in some instances at all, over 1 hour wait for mains, obviously harassed wait staff [? understaffed for a busy restaurant full of customers]. The whole experience was laughable. No apology for missing meals and no offer of a comp when the bill was paid. Just continue to use this restaurant for take-aways.
Food was great, service was good although one waitress was struggling due to language barrier but maybe it was her first day so wouldn’t mark them down on that. Atmosphere was great for Valentine’s Day and the tiramisu was delicious
Great food, good service and reasonable prices with own parking, a reminder of the past when restaurants made you feel welcome. Perhaps some music, be it live or if too expensive, recorded would add to the ambiance.
Great food always consistent relaxed atmosphere love this place. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys authentic Italian food.Still one of our most favourite places to eat in Brisbane
We eat here often and the food is lovely and value for money. Last night was a little noisy which we had not experienced before.