Like its sibling in Sydney, OTTO Brisbane has established itself as one of the best and most consistent restaurants in the city. Chef Will Cowper has developed a menu of modern Italian-style dishes focused on the cuisine of southern Italy but with a unique Queensland touch.
With a spectacular view across the Brisbane River, a modern sophisticated atmosphere, and polished and efficient service, this venue has a sense of occasion about it.
The food is refined and elegant. Sardines are soft and plump in a lemon–butter sauce, giving a nice acid finish to the dish. Stracciatella is fresh, creamy, piquant and simply superb – served with generous amounts of sweet prosciutto and grilled peaches – a divine dish. A risotto of Moreton Bay crab and bugs is creamy, salty, full of flavour and topped with fresh calamari and black mussels, while the mezzelune is soft parcels of pasta filled with buffalo ricotta in a tomato sauce with flash-fried basil leaves – terrific flavours and textures.
PSST! The extensive wine list features some excellent Italian wines by the glass and Coravin™ pour, as well as classic Italian cocktails.