Since arriving last year from OTTO in Sydney, Will Cowper has stirred things up in Brisbane. His exceptional-quality Italian dishes are finely executed and do not disappoint. With a spectacular view across the Brisbane River and a sophisticated atmosphere, OTTO has a sense of occasion about it. The restaurant is a great example of Queensland fine dining at its best.
Highlighting the wonders of southern Italy, the menu boasts house-made pastas created fresh each day. Grilled butterflied sardines are soft and juicy, and they are complemented with sweet muscatels, tart fennel, crunchy pine nuts and brioche crumbs. It is a lovely mix of textures and flavours. Firm yet delicate gnocchi are tossed through a robust and earthy duck ragu, then topped with flash-fried cavolo nero and subtle gremolata. This is a well-executed dish that will leave you wanting more.
PSST! Buy a gift pack of OTTO olive oil and aged balsamic to take home or to give to a foodie friend.