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5.1 /6 Excellent 47 Reviews

The Roman Empire Bar Restaurant

Carindale Italian $$ +100
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About The Roman Empire Bar Restaurant

What did the Romans ever do for us, eh? Well, aside from the aqueducts, the roads, irrigation, public health and sanitation. The Roman Empire bar and restaurant in Brisbane boasts a legacy of cooking that dates back to Roman times, with authentic Italian recipes that have stood the test of time. Of course, the Cosmopolitan Centre in Carindale is a slightly more recent addition to the landscape than the Colosseum or the Circus Maximus, but the tradition of the food is centuries old: pastas and pizzas, risottos and salads as well as plenty of meat and fish dishes. Take a trip back in time – or at least, a trip to Creek Road in Carindale – for an Italian meal that offers something for your entire legion. Book a table though, as they have been known to fill up quickly.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday Closed
The Roman Empire Bar Restaurant, Creek Road 1/742, 4152 Brisbane

Further Information

Serving up exceptional Italian food is the name of the game at The Roman Empire. Things are not done by half here, and there is passion flowing right through this Carindale restaurant, in true Italian style. Their menu is of course the star of the show, and we recommend starting your Italian affair with The Roman Empire with the antipasto plate brimming with cured meats, olives, cheeses and pickled vegetables, alongside natural oysters with a spiced gazpacho shot and fresh lemon on the side.

With your palate sufficiently enticed, perhaps go for the Moreton Bay bug risotto in a creamy garlic sauce, or the beef cheek orecchiette with flavoursome vegetable ragout. It would be remiss though to not indulge in one of their pizzas, and the king roberto is topped with pork belly, ham, pepperoni, bocconcini and mozzarella and we’re calling it one of the best pizzas in Brisbane. You’ll also find delicious Italian-style meat and seafood dishes and fresh salads, so everyone is guaranteed to be satisfied. You’ll find The Roman Empire along Creek Road in Carindale, close to Mount Gravatt East, about thirty minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. Bookings are essential.


47 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 47 Reviews
Food: delicious
Noise: average
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
19.09.2017 06:02

Service/food/atmosphere was incredible. Staff went above and beyond to accomodate requests and provide information. Will definitely be back and will be recommending to everyone I know

2 reviews so far 6
13.08.2017 14:21

We have visited Roman Empire several times & food & service has always been outstanding. It's usually busy so booking on the app is convenient.

1 review so far 6
14.07.2017 08:10

Food was absolutly delicious!!! The service was fantstic. Highly recommend Roman Empire for its high quality delicious food. The Smoked salmon Linguine paired with the Chaffey Bros reisling is to die for.

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 13:06

The Roman Empire Bar Restaurant featured excellent food and service. Situated in a hidden corner of Carina, Roman Empire lived up to expectations and gave us a great night out.

1 review so far 5
08.08.2016 12:44

Food was great, service was good, but need to have more flexibility with payment method. We had a party of 7 friends and everyone had either an eftpos card or credit card. The sign indicated only one bill per table, no split bills. When we questioned the waitress, her response was to go over to the teller machine in the convenience store which was totally inconvenient. We just settled in at our table on a cold winter's night and there was no way we were going to get up and walk a fair distance to go get money out. Many people these days don't carry cash and pay by credit card. We didn't order any share plates and only had a main and our own drinks to make it easy to pay for our own meals. As a large group of girlfriends, we all pay for our own meals so we will use cafes where you can either split the bill or have counter service where everyone pays at the counter.

1 review so far 4
29.07.2017 09:12

Three friends went for lunch on a Friday. We were early and the place was pretty empty. Staff were attentive to a degree and two of us enjoyed our meal. One ordered the Mariana fettuccine but wasn't overly impressed. My chicken was a bit chewy but had a nice flavour. It is years since we had been to Roman Empire, and clearly it has been taken over from the Italian family who used to run it , very successfully. Not sure if we will return, but I was impressed by the look of their pizzas, so that might persuade me to try again. Not a total loss but could have been better, but not too expensive either. Cant have everything it appears.

1 review so far 4
05.01.2017 10:54

Staff are very friendly and prompt with bringing orders. Entree's taste great! We had the Garlic Pizza Bread and the meatballs. Very tasty. My dinner was really good. I had the Fettucine Marinara. Someone else at the table had the Veal Scallopine. The might was a little on the tough side which can ruin a scallopine dish. Meat also didn't taste fresh. The Moreton Bay Bug Risotto was also ordered. Bugs were salty and the rice was non-existant. Overall the night was pleasing. Last time I was here was 4 years ago and I remember walking away quite content. This time...don't expect anything amazing. Great for a quick bite.

1 review so far 5
12.07.2017 09:16

We were a party of 8 for lunch. We were warmly greeted on our arrival and offered a choice of seating inside the restaurant or outside in the sun as it was a cool day. Water arrived immediately without any request. The lunch menu offered a good variety and also there were specials. Everyone likes specials. There is a good variety of drinks on offer. We did not have dessert but there we plenty to choose from. The coffee is very good.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2016 12:28

Fabulous food and amazing service. What more could you want? Well it's byo wine only so it's even better. Which is great if you have that special bottle of champagne to enjoy for your friends big birthday. How good is that? It's great amazing and fabulous I say.

1 review so far 4
08.06.2016 08:41

All 4 meals were reasonably good, especially the 2 pizzas. However, the portion size of the other 2 mains - chicken saltimboca, seafood risotto were quite small for the price. Service wasn't the best. Fortunately we had pizza bread starter, otherwise we would have been still been hungry after dinner.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2017 11:52

Easy access and parking to restaurant; good staff and great food. Great ambiance. Reasonably priced and food came relatively quickly so not a long wait to eat even though the restaurant was full. So overall, a very good experience.

4 reviews so far 5
04.03.2017 21:10

We were very pleased with the food and service. We had heard the restaurant was under new management, so wondered whether it would be as good as our last visit. We needn't have worried, it was a great experience.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 22:08

We went for a family birthday celebration and the food was really tasty and excellent, the service was great and we didn't have to wait long for the meal to come out.

1 review so far 3
22.05.2016 07:51

The meals were fantastic, when they finally arrived. An hour between entrée and main. Not good enough. Clearly a stuff up in the system somewhere. Hopefully a one off however it would have helped if the business demonstrated some/any empathy. Not so it seems . Poor customer experience. Would the food bring me back? Probably but I'd think about it first. Pity.

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 10:06

Really nice food and great staff. Had a great time with friends in a great location. Was a very breezy which was very good as it was very hot.

1 review so far 4
04.01.2017 19:25

This was my first visit. The food was really delicious and a good size serving. The service was a bit slow and indifferent and not much atmosphere. I'd go again based on the food to see if the service is any better.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 11:49

Our first experience with The Roman Empire was great food, good service and a relaxed atmosphere. Good to know there is a local place with great Italian food

1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 07:25

Great food. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The service was excellent, no long waits for meals. We'll definitely be going back on a regular basis.

1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 12:57

Met friends for lunch and as always, very good service and excellent food. We have been here quite a few times now and have never been disappointed.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 09:24

The whole dining experience was very good. The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. It was our second visit and we will be returning.