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Italian Dining in Brisbane City

Buongiorno! The City is home to a great range of Italian dining options, from a la carte and family-friendly, to casual and old favourites. Our top picks of Brisbane City’s best Italian restaurants cover the sleek, the soulful and everything in between.

Buon appetito!

Coppa Spuntino, Eagle St

Coppa Spuntino

Spuntino translates in Italian to "small snacks often served in bars", and true to the name you can enjoy a range of plates, tapas, charcuterie and mouth-watering pastas accompanied by Italian wine available by the glass, carafe or bottle. The cocktail list maintains the European vibe with nine types of Negroni alongside a selection of aperitifs. Coppa's Eagle Street Pier location attracts city goers looking for a long lunch overlooking the river, or evening diners wanting a view of the Story Bridge. 

Pasta Capriccio at Jan Powers Farmers Markets

Head to Jan Powers Farmers Markets on Wednesdays in Reddacliff Place to taste a piece of Italy. Pasta Capriccio offer fresh pasta, ravioli, lasagna, spaghetti, tagliatelle, gourmet sauces and pizza. 

Ciccio's Pasta Bar, Adelaide St

Located on the far end of Adelaide St, near the Brisbane Marriott Hotel, Ciccio's serves up fresh Italian pizza and pasta with a lively mix of modern Mediterranean colour and rustic Aussie charm. The large menu features plenty of pasta, pizza and antipasto choices and the servings are generous and delicious. 

Corbett & Claude, Elizabeth St

Corbett & Claude, Elizabeth St

Housed in the basement of heritage-listed Corbett Chambers building on Elizabeth St, the laneway bar serves up wood-fired pizzas share plates and antipasti complemented by a selection of sparking, white and red wines with a vast assortment of craft beers. With a pizza list as long as your arm, it's a tough choice, but if we had to choose right here, right now, we'd go for 'the cfo', 'the farmer' or the 'veggie patch'. There's also gluten free bases and vegan cheese available if that's your style. 

Firefly, George St

By day Firefly serves coffee, arguably Brisbane's best pizza and other well-priced fare to a bustling city crowd. By early evening on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the venue transforms into a dynamic space that's perfect for you to enjoy a casual drink with colleagues and friends while taking in the balmy Queensland twilight.

Pane e Vino, Albert St

Pane e Vino is a long-standing Italian restaurant in the heart of Brisbane City. Offering good food and wine, excellent service and cuisine inspired by the owners' home town in Italy, the secret to Pane e Vino's success is the emphasis on home-style meals, with top-quality ingredients and robust flavours.

Vapiano, Albert Lane

Vapiano prides itself on serving only the best made-to-order pizzas, fresh house-made pasta, hand-tossed gourmet salads and delicious dolci in a fun, relaxing atmosphere. It even has its very own fresh herb garden growing right in the restaurant!

Verve Restaurant, Edward St

Verve Restaurant and Cider House has an extensive menu specialising in modern Italian cuisine that caters to almost every palate. It offers an excellent selection of vegetarian options, and most of its menu can also be made with gluten-free products.

Persone, Brisbane Quarter 

Persone, by the Gambaro Group, is breaking the mold of classic regional Italian cuisine. Indulge in the delicious Italian food with specialty ingredients imported from Bologna, Parma, and more. Bask in the unbeatable Italian experience, with a glass of wine from the extensive wine list, while enjoying the riverside view. 

The Croft House, Charlotte St

While it’s a stretch to call The Croft House an Italian restaurant, its offering of pizzas and charcuterie will be sure the satisfy the craving. Make it a mid-afternoon stop over for an impressive cheese and charcuterie spread with wines to match, or dine any time of day to enjoy a menu of classic pizzas with a Queensland twist.

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