Il Centro is one of Brisbane’s iconic waterfront restaurants and despite changing hands recently is still offering classic, modern, inventive Italian-style dishes. Head Chef Venada Dana comes from northern Italy and produces simple, elegant dishes perfect for long business lunches, romantic interludes and family get-togethers.
The venue has excellent views across the Brisbane River with both indoor and outdoor dining options. The service is relaxed and efficient.
The menu offers an extensive range of modern Italian dishes, including a seafood carpaccio of beetroot-cured barramundi with a burnt citrus dressing, slices of kohlrabi and local sardines – a fresh dish, with a strong citrus acidity. A delicately flavoured saffron linguine is served with a rich earthy ragu of wild boar and mushrooms in a truffle cream sauce and fennel puree. The menu changes regularly and there are always some daily blackboard specials, together with a comprehensive wine list from both Australia and Italy, with some by the glass.
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