Thursday, December 17, 2009

Vapiano

Where: Vapiano, 119 Albert Lane Brisbane
http://www.vapiano.com.au/

When you bring Italy and Australia together you get some good things – like Ron Barassi and the Daddo brothers.

But when you bring traditional Italian recipes together with fresh local Australian produce, that’s when you get some truly great things.

To celebrate the coming together of these truly great things, we invite you to join us and director Will Cooke to be one of the first in Brisbane to enjoy the Vapiano experience.

With over 65 locations across the globe, Brisbane will be home to the first Vapiano on Australian soil.

Vapiano creates all its dishes from good, old-fashioned Italian recipes using on the best local meat, produce, cheese and flour. And when we say local, we mean local. Wherever possible, Vapiano sources everything from within a 150 kilometer radius. The fresh herbs are grown right right in our herb garden and placed on our tables for you to get your dishes flavours just the way you like them.

In the words of the Italians, “chi va piano, va sano e va lontano”, which literally translated means “do everything easy and relaxed in life, live healthier and longer”.

Editors Note

Vapiano offers a fresh and innovative approach to the modern Italian dining experience while featuring many classical Italian dishes

The restaurant which is one of 65 in the chain currently around the world, makes its own fresh pasta for preparing and serving from the open styled kitchens – the food preparation process is fully transparent, including the pasta making and adds a touch of interest for those who are interested beyond the plate.

Another curious yet very practical feature of Vapiano is the individual billing system, based on a plastic card which you receive upon arrival and scan for reach item you order. Each person has their own bill. Most convenient for the lunch time market.

Built over two levels and featuring a beautiful mature Olive Tree as one of the central focal points in the upstairs dining and bar, the food was enjoyable and certainly very fresh. I enjoyed the approach and will certainly return.


Salute
Alessandro

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blu Grotto Cafe Bar Baroona Rd

Blu Grotto Cafe Bar Baroona Rd

This eclectic venue is a dependable choice for tasty food, from salads and wraps to hearty steaks from the chargrill. Aside from satisfying the stomach, this groovy spot entertains with neon-lit decor, pumping house music and cocktails.

Not the discovery, but the revelation of the "Blu Grotto" is to be credited to the romantic disposition of two German tourists who visited Capri in 1826: Augustus Kopisch, a writer, and Ernst Fries, a painter.

The Grotta was, however, already known locally as "Grotta Gradola", the name being taken from the neighbouring ancient landing place of Gradola and Gradelle, even though it was avoided as a weird and bewitched place not so much because of its narrow access, as because of the legends about monsters and witches that dwelt in it….

The Blu Grotto in Rosalie village is inspired by this natural phenomenon. A dark cavernous opening reveals a mystery of relaxation, fine food and great service.The Blu Grotto has occupied the prime position overlooking the passing parade of trendy Rosalie Village for eight years. The ambience is relaxed and the food affordable and unpretentious modern Australian with Mediterranean and Asian influences.

Whether you are looking for a coffee, cake, cocktail, beer, wine, juice, full meal or share plate from 11.00 weekdays (Excl Mon & Tue) and 8.00 am Sundays until late, then Blu Grotto is the destination for you.

Shop 4 155 Baroona Rd
Rosalie 4064 QLD

Phone: (07) 3876 4653

www.blugrotto.com.au

Monday, August 3, 2009

La Concetta Given Tce

La Concetta Given Tce

La Concetta offers some very hearty, tasty old school Italian meals that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

245 Given Tce
Paddington 4064 QLD

Phone: (07) 3368 1611

Grappino Given Tce

Grappino Given Tce

Mint green and aubergine; chrome legs, Formica tops and vinyl chairs... Grappino is Italian retro "chic kitsch" at its best. Match their delicious, home-style fare with an Italian wine and have a bella sera.

As a typical Trattoria, Grappino's is a bustling place with quality food and value for money. Your dining experience will be filled with laughter as you are surrounded by family and good friends. Its a casual place where you can eat often. There is no fuss about the meals. They are simple and delicious.
Chef Roduner believes in the basics. The simplicity of cooking with a loving respect for nature and food prepared with passion & inspiration.

History
Opened in late 2004, Grappino has grown from strength to strength. The Roduner's moved their family from Switzerland to the picurest valley's of Tasmania before deciding to settle in Brisbane due to its warm climate and quickly growing cosmopolitan lifestyle.
The move proved a success as a real Italian Trattoria was something not in existence in the Brisbane culinary scene.

226 Given Tce
Paddington 4064 QLD

Telephone: (07) 3367 0033
http:/www.grappino.com.au

Vue Lounge Merthyr Rd

Vue Lounge Merthyr Rd

Famous for its great coffee, this popular eatery serves up cafe-style meals by day and more refined, Italian fare after dark. The breakfast burrito is a popular choice with a morning coffee, while for dinner, the slow-baked lamb shanks are a particular specialty.

Situated in New Farm, VUE Lounge is a favourite for locals as well as interstate and international visitors to Brisbane.Serving progressive Modern Australian cuisine VUE oozes style and sophistication and is the place to see and be seen in.

The relaxed and contemporary setting makes VUE the perfect venue for dinner with friends, that very special first date, to entertain important clients or hold a function.Vue is know for serving exceptional DiBella coffee and food, along with great entertainment providing a memoral experience.

Open 7am till 10pm Tuesday to Saturday,
7am till 6pm Sunday and Monday

Shop 83 Merthyr Rd
New Farm 4005 QLD

Phone: (07) 3358 6511
http://vuelounge.com.au/

Vine Caffe Restaurant and Bar Moray St

Vine Caffe Restaurant and Bar Moray St

A great modern bistro with Italian flair, Vine offers a cafe menu during the day and modern Italian dishes with provincial specials at night. The dark polished wood furniture and chocolate leather banquettes complement the renaissance-style artworks and add to the Italian bistro feel. The field mushroom bruschetta is a tasty variation on a familiar starter while dishes like the gnocchi in a Napolitana sauce with sheep's milk ricotta are excellent to follow. Despite the modern twist on the food, the service has all the traditional warmth and welcome that one expects in a good Italian restaurant.

Shop 5 158 Moray St (Cnr Merthyr Rd)
New Farm 4005 QLD

Phone: (07) 3358 6658
www.vinerestaurant.com.au

The Purple Olive James St

The Purple Olive James St

Holding all the charm of the classic alfresco cafes of Europe this well know restaurant also captures the modern class of a gourmet dining establishment. Situated in the ever changing New Farm area, the chic Purple Olive has an accent of the Mediterranean.

Our delicious menus cater for all tastes, while introducing customers to the authentic flavours of Southern Europe. Our menu includes seafood, pastas, risottos, steaks and vegetarian.

With a professionally trained staff, diners are assured of quality and service. At the Purple Olive it’s a certainty, yours will be an exceptionally pleasurable experience.

79 James St
New Farm 4005 QLD

Phone: (07) 3254 0097

Opening hours
Lunch: Friday to Sunday from 12 pm. Dinner 7 days from 5.30pm
www.thepurpleolive.com.au

New Farm Cafe Brunswick St

New Farm Cafe Brunswick St

New Farm Cafe has been serving good quality Italian, deli style breakfasts and lunches to locals for over 14 years. The wonderful aromas from the kitchen waft between the tables inside and there are two outdoor areas to dine al fresco. The service is as good as the food, which makes it rather hard to get a table for lunch or weekend brunch. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

900 Brunswick St
New Farm 4005 QLD

Phone: (07) 3358 2634

Tognini's Cafe Deli Baroona Rd

Tognini's Cafe Deli Baroona Rd

A successful combination of a cafe and deli, pick up some gourmet delicacies or take a seat on the pavement for coffee and cake.

Milton Shopping Village Baroona Rd
Milton 4064 QLD
Phone: (07) 3369 0915

Spring Hill Market Place cnr Turbot & Boundary Street
Phone: (07) 3831 5300

www.togninis.com

Arrivederci Pizza Al Metro Park Road

Arrivederci Pizza Al Metro Park Road

Situated on the Euro influenced Park Road strip Arrivederci Pizzeria is a dynamic family restaurant renowned for its Italian cuisine. Acclaimed for its spirited soccer fever, Arrivederci brings a sense of uniqueness and diversity to the Park Road experience. The famous 1-metre pizza first made its mark on the pizza scene in 1980, opening its doors on the Gold Coast. Travelling from the Gold Coast to the heart of Brisbane, a second restaurant opened across the road from the current pizzeria. Three years later, in 1993, Arrivederci Pizza Al Metro opened, being the first pizzeria to serve pizza by the metre in Brisbane

1/1 Park Road
Milton Brisbane QLD 4064

Phone: (07) 3369 8500

Opening hours
Sun – Thu : 11am – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm
http://www.arrivedercipizza.com.au/

Stella Star Cafe Whites Rd

Stella Star Cafe Whites Rd

Stella Star opened on 2nd July 2007 after an extensive internal refurbishment of the heritage listed Lota corner store. The unique ambiance created enhances the total dining experience at this incomparable restaurant.
Stella Star specialises in Mediterranean cuisine with a particular focus on Italian and is owned by Louie and Tracy Stella.
Louie has an absolute passion for perfection and tradition and his commitment is reflected in every dish offered.
All meals are personally designed and prepared by Louie and the main course offers a different selection every week.
Louie has travelled the world enhancing his extensive skills as a chef and has catered for functions and launches for Stella McCartney, Jimmy Choo, Brown Thomas and the Ryder Cup to name but a few.
As manager of one of Ireland’s leading restaurants, Louie often hosted guests such as Bono & U2, John Rocca and Bob Dillon.
Stella Star offers full catering for parties and functions where the same excellence in food can be experienced by clients, staff, family and friends. Groups up to 100 are easily catered for.
To make a reservation (and you should book to avoid disappointment) or make an enquiry about catering opportunities call Louie on 3393 6188-he will be delighted to help you.

Corner of Whites Road and Hindes Street,
Lota QLD 4179

Phone: (07) 3393 6188

Opening hours
Lunch
Tue – Sat: 12pm until 2:30pm
Dinner
Thu – Fri-Sat: 6.00pm till late
www.stellastarcafe.com

Piazza Italia

Piazza Italia

932 Moggill Rd , Kenmore
Brisbane, QLD, 4069
Australia
P: 07 3378 0388

KGB Urban Blamey Road

KGB Urban Blamey Road

KGB Urban is a bistro-style restaurant situated opposite the Village Markets in Kelvin Grove. With the name a referring to the infamous Russian secret police, it' s apt that the setting is quite industrial. The exposed pipes ad
orning the ceilings and walls, floor-to-ceiling dark wooden beams, concrete floor and bright red feature walls will have you yelling ' long live Lenin! ' in no time. Couple your new enthusiasm for Russian Communism with the most popular dish for either lunch or dinner - the grilled vegetable fettuccini served with basil pesto and parmesan.

Unit 6/62 Blamey Road (corner Victoria Park Road)
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Phone: 3839 3894
Fax: 3839 4852

Opening hours:
Open 7 days a week
http://www.kgburban.com.au/

Louey's Italian Restaurant Rotherham St

Louey's Italian Restaurant Rotherham St

Frenchified fine diner SaVini has been reborn with new owners and a new Italian focus. Though the name might conjure up visions of a casual space complete with red chequered tablecloths and a jovial pizza maker, Louey's hasn't lost its slightly formal edge. The linen-draped tables remain, washed by the balmy Queensland air coming in through the open sides, but the space has been enhanced by a large lounge area. This is packed with bar tables where barflies can nibbles on Italian-style snacks. Those who opt for the whole sit-down deal can choose from traditional Italian mains, from osso bucco to gourmet thin-crust pizzas.


25 Rotherham St
Kangaroo Point 4169 QLD

Phone: (07) 3891 5777

Opening hours:
open at 4pm daily
www.loueysitalian.com

Mario At The Dining Room Gerler Rd

Mario At The Dining Room Gerler Rd

Mario At The Dining Room is the latest venture of Mario Alfieri, former owner of Mariosarti at Toowong. The Dining Room follows in Mariosarti's footsteps with an emphasis on authentic Italian cuisine, generous portions and a warm, neighbourly atmosphere. The crab and prawn meat fettuccine is a favourite with those in the know, but Mario's daily specials come highly recommended.

49 Gerler Rd,
Hendra 4011 QLD

Phone: (07) 3268 4331
Fax: (07) 3268 4039

Opening hours
Dinner: Tue – Sat
Lunch: Fri and Sun
www.thediningroom.com.au

Acquolina Harbour Road Portside

Acquolina Harbour Road Portside

White linen-clothed, contemporary concrete-floored, panoramically glass-panelled, cool, neat and subdued. Sounds like your local Italian restaurant? Mine neither. But for the residents of Portside, their local is Acquolina, which occupies a prime position at the riverside complex and has nary a Chianti basket in sight. Outdoor diners get fewer frills on the table but are treated to water views to Newstead Park, and there's a semi-outdoor annex for those who can't decide.


37 Harbour Road Portside
Wharf Hamilton, 4007

Phone: (07) 3630 1706

Opening hours:
Daily 8am-10.30pm

Cosmopolitan Cafe Brunswick St

Cosmopolitan Cafe Brunswick St

Stepping through the doors of the Cosmopolitan Cafe it's like the '70s never left - but in a good way, of course. The deco and furniture reflect the better parts of the decade and the atmosphere is friendly and casual, thanks in due part to the welcoming staff. The Italian- influenced menu has daily specials that are largely gluten-free, such as the vegetarian omelette and vegetarian lasagne. A diverse mix of Fortitude Valley folk enjoy dropping into the Cosmopolitan's surprisingly spacious eating area, so just about everyone should feel at home here.

322 Brunswick St
Fortitude Valley 4006 QLD

Phone: (07) 3252 4179

Kiss Fine Food Cavendish Rd

Kiss Fine Food Cavendish Rd

This Coorparoo cafe presents a genial face to the world, from the mushy name to the sunny, plant-fringed frontage. But beyond the first impression of a simple, chirpy cafe, this eatery reveals a fine-dining heart. Kiss is the first venture of Brad Frischkorn, a seasoned chef who aims to bring more decent dining to the area without hitting his customers too hard in the pocket. At lunchtime, the casual cafe side of this venue shows, making it ideal for a laidback bite and a bit of vitamin D in the breezy little outdoor area.

Shop 4 380 Cavendish Rd
Coorparoo 4151 QLD

Phone: (07) 3324 0999

Flava Lounge Old Cleveland Road

Flava Lounge Old Cleveland Road

Recently taken over by a mother/daughter team, this ambitiously titled 15-year-old establishment is known for its breakfast omelettes. On any given morning, visitors to this house of fusion could expect to find themselves torn between the vegetarian option or the more aquatically inclined salmon version. It doesn't stop there either; there are plenty of other flavours to ponder as your morning-time brain kicks into gear.

If morning dining is not your thing, the Lounge also opens on weekend evenings. The welcome addition of a liquor licence means that patrons can knock back a glass or two while sampling one of the pasta or risotto dishes offered on the extensive menu.

Shop 1/200, Coorparoo Central,
Old Cleveland Road,
Coorparoo

Phone: (07) 3847 1117

Opening hours
Sun-Wed 7am-5pm, Thu-Sat 7am-9.30pm

Viale Canova Ristorante Sandgate Rd

Viale Canova Ristorante Sandgate Rd

Lorenzo Spezzamonte and Massimo Bortolazzo have brought authentic Italian cuisine all the way from Venice to Brisbane, Australia.
Arriving in 2002 Lorenzo and Massimo have together created a unique fine dining experience. Some of you ay have had the pleasure of tasting Lorenzo's fresh pasta, made every day.
"Viale Canova" is set to score full marks, not only for the food, but also for the friendly service and special atmosphere. The candlelit restaurant has an intimate and homely feel, similar to a family dining room, with beautiful artwork on its walls supplied by Oriel Gallery.
Soft music plays in the background. There may be a harpist, there may be a Carnivale, a fashion show or a masked evening - you never know what will happen next, but keep in touch to find out what special events are taking place.
It has always been Lorenzo's dream to open his own restaurant. Finally, in November 2004 that dream became reality when he opened "Viale Canova" with his partner Massimo.
Both come from Borso del Grappa, a little town close to the famous Bassano del Grappa and Possagno. This area is well known for the fame of sculptor Antonio Canova, born in Possagno in the 18th century. His classical, monumental sculpture overlooking Venice is one of his most visited artworks.
"Viale Canova's" logo is a tribute to the remarkable Canova, being a representation of the temple designed and built by Canova for his final resting place.
His talent will live forever. "Viale Canova", the restaurant is dedicated to providing a "Canovian" atmosphere for all family and festive occasions.

4/828 Sandgate Rd
Clayfield 4011 QLD

Telephone: (07) 3256 1901
Fax: 3256 1401

Opening hours
Monday closed
http://www.vialecanova.com/

Campo dei Fiori Junction Rd

Campo dei Fiori Junction Rd

Description Open for dinner only Campo dei Fiori (Field of Flowers) is a bright and breezy Italian cafe with a big, brick oven turning out delicious home-style pizza and calzone. For dinner for two by the cosy bay windows or dinner for 10 at one of the large timber tables Campo dei Fiori offers service, satisfaction and great value for money.

278 Junction Rd
Clayfield 4011 QLD

Phone: (07) 3857 3893

Opening hours
Tue – Sun: from 6pm
http://www.campodeifiori.com.au/

Sugo Mi Oxford Street

Sugo Mi Oxford Street

We ordered a simple Margherita from the Rosso list so we could really taste the sugo and it was impressive. Sweet in a savoury way, it had the best and most vivid qualities of a proper, almost drinkable homemade tomato sauce, requiring only the starchy, charry base and the jolt of anise from the basil to break its richness.
All this from a pizza – that is the glory of simplicity

3/190 Oxford Street
Bulimba QLD 4171

Phone: 07 3395 6327
http://www.sugomi.com.au

Verve Cafe Edward Street

Verve Cafe Edward Street

Verve Cafe is a modern Italian restaurant and bar situated in the heart of Brisbane.
Offering quality fresh food, a well stocked premium bar, comfortable, warm surroundings and topped off with exceptional service makes the Verve desirable to all. The Verve dining experience is relaxed, inviting and literally "underground".
Our menu features an array of innovative dishes that provide a creative twist on traditional favorites. The menu changes seasonally and is continually refreshed to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients

109 Edward Street
Brisbane

P
hone:(07) 3221 5691

Opening Hours
Lunch
Mon – Fri: from 12pm
Dinner
Mon – Sat: from 6pm
http://www.vervecafe.com.au/

The Venice Queen St

The Venice Queen St

Located right on the river, the Venice makes the most of its location (and name) with a large alfresco dining area and a menu filled with Italian delicacies, specialising in the regions of Tuscany and Umbria. So convincing is the cuisine and locale that diners may be fooled into believing that they have been transported to Venice itself.

501 Queen St
Brisbane 4000 QLD

Phone: (07) 3831 1400

Marco's Restaurant Eagle St

Marco's Restaurant Eagle St

Sister restaurant to the more upmarket Marco’s, serves casual options such as sandwiches as well as oysters and tapas. The water views are sensational.

Riverside Centre 123 Eagle St
Brisbane 4000 QLD

Phone: (07) 3831 5555
Fax: + 617 5564 0981

Groove Train Eagle Street

Groove Train Eagle Street

The Groove Train Brisbane will pleasure and pamper all five of the bodies senses. The sense of sight will be consumed by the beautiful views of the ocean, allowing the blue waters to swallow any turbulence from your day, and the distinctive yet unique decor creates a familiar comfort that is a customary Groove Train sentiment. The contempora
ry calming beats contribute to the relaxing environment, and soothingly surround and spoil your sense of sound. Shortly after a delightful encounter with the wait staff an ice cold beverage arouses your sense of touch by sending a chill down your fingertips, and also introduces you sense of taste to the dazzling world that it is so eagerly anticipating. Finally your sense of smell is stimulated when the principal part of the Groove Train experience arrives at the table. The aroma of the fabulous meal is more intoxicating than any beverage, and accompanies the extremely entertained sense of taste in an incredibly complementary manner. With all five senses spoiled into a stunning sense of satisfaction it’s another perfect Groove Train experience to rave about!








123 Eagle Street

Brisbane 4000

Phone: 07 3220 0420
http://www.groovetrain.com.au
/

Ciccio's Macgregor TCE

Ciccio's Macgregor TCE

Ciccio's is a lively mix of modern Mediterranean colour and rustic Aussie charm. The polished floor, corrugated iron features and timber bar are complemented by a dramatic, lime-green ceiling. Offering a wide selection of Italian favourites, with plenty of pasta, pizza, chicken and veal choices, the servings are extremely generous. There are plenty of wines available by the glass, plus a small reserve list, if you're in the mood to indulge.

471 Adelaide St
Brisbane 4000 QLD

Phone: (07) 3831 949

Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: midday-3pm & 6pm-10pm
Sat - Sun: 6pm-10pm

Sava Sava Milton Road

Sava Sava Milton Road

Sava Sava has three separate intimate dining spaces. There is a Tuscan feel to the decor and the atmosphere is very relaxed and casual. The meal sizes are huge and the prices are reasonable. You're advised to book as the locals treat this place like their second home, and you can understand why with such bargains as the two-for-one Tuesdays. The restaurant also specialises in functions, with a range of menus available.

396 Milton Road,
Auchenflower

Phone: (07) 3870 8482

Opening hours
Tue – Sun

Restaurant Marca Sandgate Road

Restaurant Marca Sandgate Road

1/299 Sandgate Rd,
ALBION,QLD Australia

Phone: +61 7 3398 6966

Opening hours
Tue – Fri: Lunches 12-2pm
Tue – Sat: Dinners 6-9:30pm
http://www.restaurantmarca.com.au/

Grande Piatto Martha Street

Grande Piatto Martha Street

Description The name of Grande Piatto restaurant in Camp Hill makes reference to its delightful merging of modern and traditional Italian fare. Grande Piatto has daily blackboard specials that offer diners a creative and diverse range of meals.

12 Martha Street
Camp Hill QLD 4152

Phone: +61 7 3398 6966
Fax: +61 7 3398 6971


Opening hours

Lunch Wed – Sat: 11:30am till 2:00pm
Dinner Mon – Sun: 5:30pm till 9:30pm
http://www.grandepiatto.com.au/

Gino’s Italian Restaurant Kingsford Smith

Gino’s Italian Restaurant Kingsford Smith

Gino's Restaurant has been a staple of the Baton Rouge restaurant community for over 35 years. Gino's was established in 1966 by the Marino family, Vincent, "Mama", Gino, Laurence and Frances.
The Marino family originated in Agrigento, Sicily and first came to the USA in 1951. With the exception of Vincent, patri
arch of the Marino family, who passed in 1970, Gino's remains 100% family owned and operated today. Gino's originally was located on Perkins Road, and moved to its current beautiful facilities on Bennington in 1975. Gino's specializes in traditional southern Italian food, Mediterranean style, with fresh seafood and, of course, steaks. At Gino's, our signature dish is Arancini, and our house specialties include Mama's Special Salad, Gino's Italian Salad and Laurence Bread. Gino's beautiful decor and Italian atmosphere lend to the romantic, and Gino's has always been a couples favorite. Visit us and see our etched glass reminiscences of Italy, fireplace, copper table tops and romantic candlelight. Complementing all this beauty is imported Italian music from our discreet sound system. On Gino's highly acclaimed Thursday Jazz Night, you can experience the best jazz in the area from local, national and international jazz artists.
Our wine cellar, stocked with over 300 wines, has been included in many "Best of" Lists and has won numerous awards over the years. Gino's Restaurant has won numerous awards over the years, being an almost perennial favorite in the Best Italian, Best Date and Most Romantic categories.
Our kitchen is supervised by our best, Mama... From day 1 she has been THE cook..
"she comes with the furniture" says Gino. It is with great pride and great care that Mama cooks with and supervises the heavy use of true imported cheeses, anchovies, olive oils, tomato products, pasta and herbs.








468 Kingsford Smith
Drive Hamilton QLD 4007

Phone: +61 7 3268 5366
http://www.ginosrestaurant.com.au/

Giardinetto Brunswick Street

Giardinetto Brunswick Street

Giardinetto Restaurant is situated in East Sydney on a well- known Stanley Street and has been trading under the name for almost 20 years (corner of Crown & Stanley
Streets).
Appropriate romantic music and faint candlelight allows the guests to relax and enjoy their meal and time together with their loved ones and friends alike. Small but cosy hall can accomodate up to 50 people, and for those relaxing quiet warm evenings there is a terrace with outside seatings.
The fine food of the restaurant is a fusion of a number of European and predominantly Old Italian cuisines. The dishes are traditional in their nature but with a hint of modern style. Our chef with great and substantial experience offers unexpected but harmonious combination of flavours and culinary styles in such dishes as Duck a la Orange, Chicken and Mushroom Crepes and Linguine Gaberatti. We are fully licensed and offer a great wine selection. BYO is also available.Demographically reasonable prices will pleasantly surprise our clients. Giardinetto restaurant is an ideal place for business meetings during lunch or dinner, parties, birthday celebrations, wedding receptions
and simply romantic dinner.

366 Brunswick Street,
Fortitude Valley

Phone: +61 7 3252 4750

Opening Hours:

Open 7 days / week.
Bookings essential.
Lunch Tuesday—Friday from Noon—2.30pm
Dinner Monday—Sunday from 6.00pm











http://www.giardinetto.com.au/

Earth ‘n’ Sea Oxford Street

Earth ‘n’ Sea Oxford Street

All Earth 'n' Sea Earth 'n' Sea restaurants are fun, staffed by enthusiastic students who love the exciting, bustling and informal atmosphere. They are also restaurants with a conscience, using only local products, low fat cheese and wholemeal bases. Our famous Satay Chicken and Mullumbimby Madness Pizza are to die for.
Pasta is also tops with diners with tortellini or cabonara and the tasty heat of Tai Chicken at the top of the popularity list. Family restaurants are open 7 nights a week from 5:30 pm. Alfresco dining, is in demand so we suggest you make a reservation so we can get you the best table. All stores offer a takeaway service and a home delivery service. We hope to see you there! Please ask our staff for the pizza and pasta specials on offer as well.

142 Oxford Street
Bulimba QLD 4171

Phone: +61 7 3899 5988

Opening hours
Open 7 nights a week from 5:30 pm
http://www.earthnseabrisbane.com.au/

Dell Ugo South Bank Grey Street

Dell Ugo South Bank Grey Street

Description For a touch of Italian class, visit Dell Ugo’s South Brisbane restaurant, where traditional and modern combine to form a delicious a la carte menu. The restaurant has been established at South Bank for the past five years and continues to grow in pop...


182 Grey Street
South Bank QLD 4101

Phone: +61 7 3844 0500
http://www.dellugosouthbank.com.au/

Dell’Ugo New Farm Brunswick Street

Dell’Ugo New Farm Brunswick Street

Dell’ Ugo serves cut-above, authentic Italian dishes in a buzzy dining block along New Farm’s major approach road. It absorbs the character of the street, so it’s fun and lively on a Friday evening – it’s not the place for a love tryst – and at lunchtime more redolent of Italy: vital and indulgent. Although the mood is open and inclusive, part of the dining area can be enclosed around a square table for a group of up to 22. Daily specials such as linguine alla vongole are recommended because the star ingredients always shine. That said, it would be a shame not to explore the menu. Past items such as duck maryland, stuffed with shallots and muscatels, in a honey-and-star anise broth, give you some idea. Professional service adds to the outing.

Suite 693 Brunswick Street
New Farm QLD 4005

Phone: +61 7 3254 2188
http://www.dellugo.com.au

Cucina of Italy Calam Road

Cucina of Italy Calam Road

Mouth-watering Italian with outstanding features, restaurant Cucina of Italy in Sunnybank Hills is definitely worth more than a gander. The menu leaves nothing out, with the most popular me
al being the “feed the man” pizza. Dive in.

Suite 36/223 Calam Road
Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3273 4900

Opening hours

Open 7 days for dinner Lun
ch Mon - Fri 12pm onwards except public holidays
http://www.cucina.com.au










Cucina Bar and Restaurant Sandgate Road

Cucina Bar and Restaurant Sandgate Road

Nestled in the hub of The Albion Hotel is The Cucina Bar, recently renovated to bring a Mediterranean feel to the Hotel. Choose from an extensive wine list and sample modern australian inspired cuisine from head chef Isaac Boyle. Dinning is a pleasant experience whether indoors or a fresh al fresco style. Cucina also has two intimate Wine Rooms available for private functions. Cucina Bar Restaurant is the perfect place to relax with friends. The d├ęcor and interiors of the Cucina Bar demonstrates soft Tuscan feel and with tones and colours to match the mood. The lighting and soft background music ensures a comfortable wining and dining environment.

Suite 300 Sandgate Road
Albion QLD 4010 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3262 2733

Opening hours
Lunch: 12:00 midday -2:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm - 8:30pm Sunday - Thursday
Dinner: 6.00pm - 9.00pm Friday & Saturday

Cosi Ristorante italiano Sandgate Road

Cosi Ristorante italiano Sandgate Road

Description Hidden away in Clayfield, this family run restaurant provides a great night out whether you're a group of friends or a couple. Cosi Ristorante Italiano is an
established Clayfield restaurant that has been pumping out traditional Sardinian and Italian.


Suite 713 Sandgate Road
Clayfield QLD

Phone: +61 7 3862 2160
Fax: +61 7 3864 2223






http://www.cosiristoranteitaliano.com.au/

Ciao Baby Sandgate Rd

Ciao Baby Sandgate Rd

“Ciao Baby” is the affectionate greeting and farewell commonly heard on the streets of Italy between friends and locals. Now, “Ciao Baby” is heard all over the streets of Brisbane’s north side and takes on a whole new meaning. Ciao Baby is a recent edition to Albion's Sandgate Road restaurant precinct with its new breed o
f inner city quick-and-casual concept restaurant and cool drinking spots. You don't have to worry about remembering Ciao Baby's street number: simply look for the two-storey Victorian building painted in vibrant red. This restaurant looks smart and is very, very Italian with its iconic Vespa scooter parked outside its entrance. The funky mood continues inside with the rough exposed brick and raw timber melding happily with splashes of red creating a rustic Italian ambience with a contemporary vibe. ‘Italiano’ with a funky eclectic twist is what Ciao Baby promises to deliver. Diners can experience Ciao Baby not only in the rustic environment of the Albion Restaurant but at home with takeaways. Our kitchen has made sure the Italiano styled menu is authentic and traditional using only fresh ingredients and produce. Home made pasta is the feature with a varied range of pizzas, antipasto dishes with coffees and desserts.

Suite 340 Sandgate Rd
Albion 4010 QLD Australia

Phone: +61 7 3862 4200
Fax:
+61 7 3862 4600

Opening Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday - Saturday
Dinner 5.30pm - Late








http://www.ciaobaby.com.au

Cafe Fuscia Wardell Street

Cafe Fuscia Wardell Street

At Fuscia we start at the beginning of the pizza dynasty. The place is Naples, Italy. The year is 997AD. A round dough is covered with herbs and spices and baked in a wood-fire oven. The Romans called it Foccacia. This ancient and basic method of cookery is still used with our authentic wood-fire oven. We concentrate on a combination of high quality ingredients so you can enjoy fresh wholesome food prepared according to ancient traditions.
At Fuscia, we strive to take you on a fascinating gastronomic tour visting the flavours of Italy. Influences from Piedmont in the North, right down to Puglia & Calabria in the South are conveyed throughout our menu. The menu at Fuscia we believe reflects the essence of the regionality of Italian cookery and also provides an insight into the characteristics of Italys regional cookery.
The menu at Fuscia will play to the seasons, it is our aim to provide a simple food experience that will surpass your expectations. LOVE the Team.

Suite Shop 1a 318 cnr Audrey and Wardell Street
Enoggera 4051 QLD Australia

Phone: +61 7 3369 7417

http://www.fuscia.com.au

Biagio Brunswick Street

Biagio Brunswick Street

An injection of fresh energy will hit Red Hill’s dining scene in July, as new owners rebrand the restaurant that once housed the Fish Grotto. Chef Biagio Biuso, originally from Sicily, comes to us from Zolli’s Trattoria, Townsville. He and wife Sarah have given their new restaurant a smart, elegant fit-out featuring a black marble bar, white linen tablecloths and black leather chairs. The a la carte menu will focus on seafood, and Biagio’s pasta al pistachio (with crispy pancetta) comes recommended.

Address Suite 695 Brunswick Street
New Farm QLD 4005

Phone: +61 7 3369 7417

Bellaggio Woodfired Pizzeria and Ristorante Brunswick Street

Bellaggio Woodfired Pizzeria and Ristorante Brunswick Street

With a little taste of Italy in every dish, Bellagio has stood the test of time in New Farm and is a popular spot for both newcomers and return diners. The interior of the restaurant is spacious and has a great open window looking onto Brunswick Street, perfect for a sultry Brisbane summer afternoon. The restaurant is comprised of indoor, outdoor and courtyard dining sections, and can cater for up to 200 people. The kitchen is made complete with a traditional wood-fired oven as its centrepiece. It burns western Ipswich ironbark which sets the oven at the necessary temperature while adding a unique taste to the pizzas. The traditional method of preparing these signature pies has remained intact and is just as important as the careful selection of toppings coupled with the right balance of quantity. All too often a pizza’s real flavour can be lost among a myriad of over-compensating toppings, leaving your tastebuds not quite sure which flavour was what. Here the bases are made daily and according to an authentic recipe – the result is a thin, crispy and delectable base that complements the fresh ingredients well.

Diners can choose from a range of interesting Italian-style antipastos and breads to kick off their meal. One starter of particular interest is the prosciutto, melone e ricotta fritta which is comprised of prosciutto crudo served with fresh rockmelon balls alongside deep-fried ricotta and rocket. Follow with a mazzicante pizza with provolone, truffle oil and mushrooms, or the nonno nicola with salsa pomodoro, mozzarella, funghi, grilled zucchini, truffle oil, bocconcini and prosciutto crudo. For those who can appreciate a great pizza, Bellaggio embraces a home-style atmosphere with great traditional fare, and is a must for the to-do list.

Suite 695 Brunswick Street
New Farm QLD 4005

Phone: +61 7 3254 0275

Bella della Spaghetti Casa Stanley Street

Bella della Spaghetti Casa Stanley Street

A vacation in Italy-inspired Bella Della Spaghetti Casa restaurant in Woolloongabba is heavily frequented by curious clientele looking to sample the divine spaghetti. The simple interior, intimate seating arrangement and pleasant staff assure this delicately decorated little restaurant is well-received by patrons.

Suite 803 Stanley Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Phone: +61 7 3391 6111

Beccofino Vernon Terrace

Beccofino Vernon Terrace

Suite 10 Vernon Terrace cnr Florence Street
Te
neriffe 4006 QLD Australia

Phone: (07) 3666 0207

Opening hours
Monday closed
Tuesday , Wednesday & Thursday from 5.30 til
l late
Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon till late
http://www.beccofino.com.au/


Bar Alto Lamington Street

Bar Alto Lamington Street

Close your eyes, click your heels three times and say "there's no place like Sydney". Or just take the CityCat to New Farm Park, because in a town where a good water view is generally accompanied by a surf 'n' turf smorgasbord, and where dining at a performing arts venue is something you previously only did after a matinee with Nanna, Bar Alto is dramatically removed from your Brisbane preconceptions. On the first floor of the Powerhouse Live Arts Centre, with the precinct's trademark graffitied brick and concrete walls, it's also about as unpretentiously chic as it gets (on a council budget, anyway). The spectacularly open kitchen means there's as much theatre in the galley as there is on the stage outside, but the real star here is the food.
Head chef Pablo Tordesillas - formerly of Otto in Sydney - is Spanish, but the heart of his kitchen is unmistakably Italian. Raise a smug glass of Valpolicella to the folks aboard the Kookaburra Queen; exorcise your demons by devouring a voodoo-doll-like quail saltimbocca; or test your powers of strategy as you mobilise cutlery forces towards your partner's perfect goat ragu. If half a bottle of Chianti Classico doesn't get you giggling, then the ridiculously low prices will, and if there's a better restaurant manager than Rachael Duffield they must be working the floor at Alain Ducasse; with her at the helm, service is polished and friendly and standards never slip.

Suite The Powerhouse 119 Lamington Street
New Farm QLD 4005

Phone: +61 7 3358 1063

Opening hours
Daily 11am till late
http://www.baralto.com.au/

Avanti MacGregor TCE

Avanti MacGregor TCE

In the leafy suburb of Bardon, Avanti Cafe and Pasta Bar boasts that they have the “most extensive pasta menu that you have ever seen”, and I must admit they might just have me there. The menu features 35 a la carte pasta dishes that are prepared fresh to order, and not only do they serve a lot of pasta, they also offer a wide range of breads, dips, salads and mains totalling more
than 100 menu items. Just as well given that the spacious restaurant can seat around 140 people in the tropical alfresco courtyard dining area, making for a great atmosphere when it fills up on weekends.
The restaurant has
a pleasant, airy feel about it, with high ceilings, trendy red seating and views of MacGregor Terrace. It’s been turning out affordable Italian food since 1994, and while it may not be fine dining, it’s ideal for a quick feed and catch up with friends and has a long list of devoted locals. Highlights of the menu include the linguini frutti di mare (succulent seafood, fresh herbs, lemon juice and creamy garlic sauce) or the canelloni al basilico (cannelloni stuffed with ricotta, pine nuts, spinach and chicken mince in a fresh pesto sauce).

63 MacGregor TCE
Bardon QLD 4065

Phone: 61 7 38369 4375

Opening hours
Daily 10am – 10pm
http://www.avanticafe.com.au/

Arriva Merthyr Road

Arriva Merthyr Road

This family-friendly restaurant serves fantastic meals that are generous in size and in flavour. The wine list has a good selection from Italy as well as Australia.

Arriva was awarded top honours for Best Traditional Pizza Maker, Best Use of Cheese and Best Seafood in the 2007 Dairy Farmer's Best Pizza Challenge.

Suite Shop 6, 84 Merthyr Road
New Farm, QLD 4005

Phone: (07) 3254 1599

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 5.30pm-10.30pm

Amici’s Italian Restaurant Arbour View Cafes

Amici’s Italian Restaurant Arbour View Cafes

Nestled in nature at Brisbane’s South Bank, Amici’s Italian Restaurant has everything you could want in a family restaurant, including a spacious courtyard and a great menu suitable for
fussy children.


Suite Shop 26B, Arbour View Cafes
South Bank QLD 4101

Phone:
+
61 7 3844 8806




1889 Pizzeria Hyde Road

1889 Pizzeria Hyde Road

1889 Pizzeria is a casual eat-in or take-away pizzeria that serves real pizza using quality ingredients and traditional influences. This Yeronga restaurant boasts its own wood-fired oven and pizzas that are based on traditional idea.


Suite 92 Hyde Road
Yeronga 4104, QLD Australia

Phone: +61 7 3892 7788

Opening hours
Open all weekend
from 11.30 till late
http://www.pizzeria1889.com.au/

Cafe da Vinci Cambridge Parade

Cafe da Vinci Cambridge Parade

Sit up on the veranda of this little cafe, watch the morning sun rising and enjoy the gorgeous view of Moreton Bay. Although the name suggests Italian food on the menu, this is more of a modern Australian cafe experience, with a great breakfast menu including yummy coffee and fresh juice. A wonderful way to kick-start your day, the cafe also offers a nice way to end it, with dinner available three nights a week. While it might not have Da Vinci's genius, it makes up for it with pleasant enthusiasm.



Suite 50 Cambridge Parade
Manly, 4179 QLD, Australia

Phone: (07) 3396 2069

Opening hours
Open 7 days, dinner only on Thu, Fri and Sat

Campos Wandoo Street

Campos Wandoo Street

Campos Coffee, as it is today, began in 2002. We purchased a tiny coffee business in the back lanes of Newtown, Sydney with one purpose- to create an establishment where every customer could be sure to receive an excellent coffee experience every single visit. All of us had been in the industry for quite some time- we had seen what happens when others cut corners to save a dollar- quality suffers, the company makes 2% more in profits, and focus is lost forever. Nothing could be depended upon and there was little integrity. We felt it was time to raise the espresso bar using this unrelenting focus to never compromise on anything.

Always updating, and always on the lookout for improvements- our work is never done here. If we are to be the cutting edge, we must never stop moving forward. This is a very exciting, young industry. Continuous improvement is a necessity and we are constantly upgrading our methods, beans and machines to ensure our customers will always receive the top experience as the Specialty Coffee industry grows and evolves. This website is here to help us convey what is happening in the Campos world.

Suite 11 Wandoo Street,
Fortitude Valley 4006, Qld. Asutralia

Phone:(07) 3252 3612
Fax: (07) 3252 3613

http://www.camposcoffee.com/