Executive Chef Catherine Anders oversees the modern Italian menu at Il Centro, producing simple, elegant dishes perfect for long business lunches, romantic interludes and family get-togethers. The restaurant is situated in the premium waterfront-dining precinct of Brisbane, and features indoor and outdoor terrace dining plus excellent views across the Brisbane River. Uniformed waiters offer casual but efficient service.
The Southern Italian menu has an emphasis on fresh seafood. Barbecued marinated octopus is served with a white bean and tomato salsa topped with slices of cotechino sausage. Although each element in this dish is quite distinct, the flavours balance well. Scaloppine comprises crisp and hot parmesan-crumbed veal slices with a dominant herb flavour. The veal is served with a slice of prosciutto on a bed of fettuccine with a creamy mushroom carbonara sauce.
PSST! Enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Mr & Mrs G Riverbar opposite Il Centro – named for Andy and Marcia Georges, who own both the bar and Il Centro.