Tinderbox

Italian in Fortitude Valley

Straddling a leafy laneway by the Palace Centro cinemas, this smart-casual bistro puts its wood-fired oven to good use, charring pizzas with a style somewhere between doughy Neapolitan and crispy Roman. The Italian theme extends to the starters and mains, including smoked porcini arancini and pan-seared cuttlefish with heritage tomatoes, and 'nduja, a spicy, spreadable pork salami from Calabria.

Graze-friendly salumi (charcuterie) and cheeses are also available. If the weather's fine, request an outdoor table.