The Best Italian Restaurants In Brisbane

Italian risotto and wine
Italian risotto and wine | © teguhgalih/pixabay
Christina Zoga

All the flavorful treasures of Italy are hidden in a few little gems in the city of Brisbane. Experienced chefs and their passion for glorious Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flavors and textures welcome you to an unforgettable gastronomical experience. Check out our pick of the best Italian restaurants in Brisbane.

Italian risotto and wine

1. Enoteca

Restaurant, Market, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fast Food

Since 1889, the Moreton Rubber Works building has welcomed its visitors in the old and historic quarter of Woolloongabba. Situated a few minutes away from the CBD, you will find 1889 Enoteca amongst antiquaries, shops, and restaurants oozing with the charm of the old times. What makes 1889 Enoteca particularly special is its combination of a classic Italian restaurant and wine bar with spaces for private dining in a stone-covered cellar. The highlight of the restaurant is its impressive marble bar and the raw brickwork, enough to travel you immediately back to vintage greatness and glory.

2. Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas

Restaurant, Italian

The lightest potato and herb gnocchi with mussels, clams, chilli, Amalfi lemon and fennel tops
© Peter Smith / Flickr
Expect gourmet cuisine, authentic Italian flavors and pizzas, and an unforgettable dinner at Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas. The Head Chef and owner Leonardo shares his passion for Italian cuisine with his love for innovation, introducing us to a brand new world of gustatory experiences. Located in New Farm in Brisbane, Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas is definitely a pizza hotspot of the town and is a must for all the pizza-lovers.

3. Bar Alto

Restaurant, Bar, Diner, Italian

Bar Alto in Brisbane is well-known for its authentic Italian cuisine, serving an exquisite mixture of Italian dishes and contemporary cuisine and trends. Fluffy and light gnocchi served with mussels, juicy Italian pork sausage, fried crisp with sour sauce and a variety of well cooked and carefully prepared dishes are served by the Head Chef Sajith. All his professional experience from years working in Bombay, Miami, and the Cayman Islands is depicted in his pioneering approach to authentic Italian flavors. Definitely worth a visit.

4. Tartufo

Restaurant, Australian

Butternut squash arancini. Ah, more lovely arancini, fried balls of risotto goodness.
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A smart and elegant mix of modern and traditional is found in the authentic Italian, seasonal menu in Tartufo Restaurant. Inspired by the owner’s hometown of Naples, each dish introduces you to authentic Italian flavors and textures that will amaze you. Classy, authentic and flavorful, Tartufo Restaurant focuses on dishes made from seasonal and locally produced ingredients having their sources within 200km from the city of Brisbane. If you need a mini trip to Italy, Tartufo is the easiest way.

5. Mariosarti Ristorante Italiano

Restaurant, Australian

The loyal following of local Italian food lovers makes the reputation of Mariosarti Ristorante Italiano even stronger. Mariosarti opened its doors in 1995, aiming to make the diners of Brisbane more familiar with the finest ingredients of high end Italian cuisine. The passion for wine also made Mariosarti’s team create one of the best collections of high end wines in the world, ready to transform your Italian dinner into an unforgettable experience. A quick look at the restaurant’s a la carte menu will show you the way.

6. Beccofino


Classy and elegant, with respect to Italian tradition and attentive chefs and staff, Beccofino is a great choice for an authentic and unpretentious Italian dinner in Brisbane. From traditional Italian cuisine to more extravagant suggestions, the chef has preserved a more pioneering approach, offering an extensive special selection of dishes, including octopus legs served with spicy sausage and parsley oil.

10 Vernon Terrace (Cnr Florence Street), Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3666 0207

Seared scallops © Jon Sullivan/WikiCommons

7. Vine Restaurant Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, European

Tagliatelle with soft Italian cheese Robiola, poppy seeds and beet sauce.
© Cucino di Te/Flickr
One of the most versatile restaurants in Brisbane, Vine Restaurant & Bar is the dream and vision of Mark Rotolone and Mimma Diana, who today welcome us to a cozy and sophisticated dining space. Both brothers, Mark and Daniel Rotolone, run the restaurant, dedicated both to authentic and simply good Italian food with a contemporary edge.

8. Va Bene

Restaurant, Italian

Renowned as the best authentic taste of Italy in the city of Brisbane, Va Bene Restaurant will enchant you. Genuine Italian cuisine with emphasis to the Italian palette of ingredients and products comes along with dishes and recipes inspired by the Amalfi Coast. Risottos, pasta, antipasto and seafood with a touch of the Italian flare make you feel at your Italian home in an elegant and luxurious dining area. The spectacular wine list of the restaurant will not disappoint, as it covers a wide range of high quality Australian and Italian wines.

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