Top Choice Italian in Kangaroo Point & Woolloongabba

1889 Enoteca

Italian purists rightfully adore this moody, sophisticated bistro and wine store, where pasta is not served with a spoon (unless requested) and a Roman-centric menu delivers seductive dishes including carciofi alla …
Top Choice Italian in Hervey Bay

Paolo's Pizza Bar

Hordes of locals come for a slice of Naples from the pizza oven or in the form of fine pasta (the spaghetti marinara at $22 was amazing), and relish the attentive family-run service. It's the best Italian in the reg…
Italian in South Bank


Suited up in polished concrete and the orange glow of Aperol, this svelte Italian fires up superlative pizzas, divided into pizze rosse (with tomato sauce) or pizze bianche (without). The former includes a simple, b…
Italian in Fortitude Valley


Popular with on-point James St peeps, this modern, mosaic-clad bistro straddles a leafy laneway by the Palace Centro cinemas. The menu is a share-friendly, Italian affair, spanning spicy 'nduja (spreadable pork salu…
Italian in New Farm

Bar Alto

At the arts-pumping Brisbane Powerhouse, this snappy upstairs bar-restaurant draws culture vultures and general bon vivants with its enormous balcony, at the ready with gorgeous river view. Local ingredients sing in…
Italian in Mission Beach

Caffe Rustica

Traditional pizza and pasta are the staples at this evening haunt set inside a corrugated-iron beach shack; they also make their own gelato and sorbet. Bookings are encouraged as it's popular with locals year-round.
Italian in Brisbane

Il Posto

Plot your next Italian adventure at this neighbourhood stalwart, known for its soulful pasta dishes and thin-crust pizzas. Pizzas come either rosse or bianche (with or without tomato base), while pasta options inclu…
Italian in Mooloolaba & Maroochydore

Bella Venezia

Expectantly pricey given its central Esplanade location, smart-casual Bella Venezia cooks up decent Italian dishes, from succulent polpette al sugo (Italian meatballs in a rich tomato sauce) to pizzas, risottos and …
Italian in Peregian Beach & Sunshine Beach


While the crispy-thin pizzas and evening pastas are heavy on the Italian accent, the nosh at cafe-bistro 'Little Brothers' is best described as Italian-influenced: brekkie oven-roasted mushrooms with garlic and Mars…
Italian in Port Douglas

Sassi Cucina e Bar

It's quite a splurge on an authentic Italian feast at this legendary local eatery but it remains a favourite in Port Douglas. The brainchild of owner-chef Tony Sassi, from Abruzzo, the spin on seafood and spuntini (…