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The Best Italian Restaurants In Brisbane

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Updated: 9 February 2017
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.
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1889 Enoteca

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.

10-14 Logan Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3392 4315

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Bella Tiarnie Italian Restaurant & Gourmet Pizzas

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.

2/620 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3358 3003

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Bar Alto

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.

Lvl1/ 119 Lamington St, New Farm, Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3358 1063

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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.

1000 Ann St | Fortitude Valley, Emporium, Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3852 1500

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Mariosarti Ristorante Italiano

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.

41 Sherwood Rd Toowong, Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3870 4933

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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

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Vine Restaurant Bar

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.

5/158, Moray Street – New Farm, Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3358 6658

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Va Bene

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.

Bryden Street, Brisbane, Australia, +61 07 3357 3456