Whether you're after a candlelit trattoria serving the perfect ragu, a neighbourhood pizzeria or a noisy wine bar that trades in arancini and bresaola, Brisbane has the answer. Pair with a good glass of montepulciano or nebbiolo, and you're all set. Here's where to find the city's best.

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This elegant Italian restaurant moved into the space which once housed Stokehouse Q at the start of 2021. It's a perfect fit: one of Brisbane's best restaurants deserves one of its best locations. Whether you're here for the main event or the more casual Otto Osteria, you'll be in for some superlative drinking and dining .

480 Sidon Street, South Brisbane



This beautiful, fast-paced and very fun Italian restaurant is from the Same Same and Agnes crew. Expect house-made pasta, stacks of antipasti and soft-serve gelato, accompanied by a 350-bottle wine list – all in one of Brisbane's most beguiling dining rooms.

Ada Lane James Street, Fortitude Valley



A war-era warehouse transforms into a beautiful 60-seat Italian restaurant.

B 164 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley

1889 Enoteca


Real Roman food and the Italian treatment in Woolloongabba’s antique district.

819 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

Bar Alto


Italian eats with a riverside view.

Brisbane Powerhouse 119 Lamington Street, New Farm



One of the best places in town for true Neapolitan pizza.

1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley



Casual but classy Italian dining.

77 Grey Street, South Brisbane



An unfussy all-day Italian diner for the CBD.

The Riverside Centre Boardwalk 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Siffredi’s Spaghetti Bar


Three Stokehouse Q veterans are behind this down-to-earth little restaurant, where the clever pastas and interesting wine list change week to week, ensuring no two visits are the same.

36 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe

Coppa Spuntino


Coppa 2.0 resides by the river in the former Il Centro space on the Eagle Street pier. The digs here are much brighter than the Creek street original, but you might find its signature pastas – gnocchi with kale and walnuts, and pork and beef papparadelle – in full flight.

45 Eagle Street, Brisbane

La Costa Restaurant


This fast-paced Italian diner from the Eterna and Salt Meats Cheese team serves pasta, pizza, and a clutch of classy main dishes in beautiful heritage-listed surrounds.

209 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
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Pasta Club


An intimate handmade pasta spot from the team behind CJ’s Secret Pasta Club.

237 Boundary Street, West End



Rustic Italian cooking reigns at this spacious, timber-clad restaurant. Visit for woodfired Napoli-style pizza; oxtail and pork shin ragu rigatoni; plus a lengthy list of Italian vino to match.

15 James Street, Fortitude Valley



Pizza that's been delighting Brisbane since 2004.

10 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe



Housed inside an 1890's brick building in The Valley, this moody Italian diner and wine bar lists more than 150 sustainable drops from Sicily and beyond. House-baked breads, pastas and antipasti sidle refined mains with a traditional twist.

6 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley