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“Good food slow drinks service ”

Il Centro Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #78 of 5,179 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Il Centro has long been regarded as one of Brisbane's best restaurants. Located in the heart of Brisbane's premier dining precinct, Eagle Street Pier, the multi-award-winning restaurant enjoys sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Since 1992, we've provided guests with a fine balance of casual yet elegant al fresco and indoor dining with a modern Italian flavour. Our innovative menu and superb location have made us a popular rendezvous for Brisbane's business community, local residents and visitors alike. Regular guests and first time diners always feel welcome at Il Centro. Good old-fashioned hospitality has been a major ingredient for our continued success. Your hosts, owners Andy and Marcia Georges, together with restaurant manager, Zahir Meher- Homji and sommelier, Shawn Gomes, have a gift for making guests feel like old friends. And this is an attitude you'll find instilled in all our staff. Our innovative modern Italian menu has a distinctly Queensland spin - best illustrated by our signature dish, the legendary Sand Crab Lasagne. And our executive chef, Catherine Anders, uses only the freshest local produce (including Queensland's best seafood and prime cuts) to create a selection to tempt all tastes. If you're planning on joining us soon, why not stop off for a pre-dinner drink at Andy and Marcia's celebrated cocktail bar, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar. The welcoming bar is opposite the restaurant, overlooking the river. Il Centro in the ideal setting for private functions and special events. We have a number of set menus available to suit your occasion. If you have an enquiry please call us. We look forward to the pleasure of your company very soon.
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Dined at Il Centro on a very busy Saturday night. The restaurant was absolutely packed and super noisy. The food was lovely although the drinks service quite slow. The staff were really busy and we had trouble getting the attention of staff to order drinks. After placing the drinks order we then waited ages.

No complaints at all about the food. I think the restaurant was understaffed and the noise of that many diners took away from conversation.

Still recommended. The food really is great.

Thank seaview088
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food... was here for a works christmas do with near 30 people service was brilliant very fast.. drinks where a little slow at the start but eventually got there.. crab lasagne is amazing definatly worth the travel for it melts in your mouth. Secondly had the chicken then the chocolate moouse.. lots of happy faces nobody had a bad word to say.. husband had the fillet steak and said it was the best steak he has had in a restaurant before ..cannot wait to come back again..

Thank stacywace
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Il Centro has firmly cemented it's position as my favourite restaurant in Brisbane, I have been several times and each has been an exceptional culinary experience.

The staff make you feel very welcome from the moment you walk in, paying the utmost attention to customer experience and satisfaction. The service is faultless.

The food is absolutely divine, especially the Crab lasagne, I must admit that this is amongst the best dishes I have ever eaten and I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Il Centro for the first time. (You will NOT be disappointed).

If you're lucky enough to be served by Jessica or Tristan you will certainly be in for a treat as both are exceptionally attentive and will go above and beyond to ensure that you have a great experience.

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Thank Luke V
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The Waterfront Place dining precinct in Eagle Street offers a wide selection of very good restaurants and amoungst these is the Italian restaurant Il Contoro. Modern decor, an abundance of glass and light coupled with crisp white table cloths and smartly dressed wait staff creates the scene for an upmarket dining experience. There is seating indoors and alfresco.Service is friendly, efficient and professional. The menu and wine list offers a good selection. Prices are at the upper end of the scale. Our food and wine choices did not disappoint. We dined on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was quite busy.
An appropriate venue for a special occasion or at anytime.

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Superb food. Beef ragou with oriciette. High quality food and excellent service. Good wine list, some Italian wines. Highly recommend

Thank JohnHRugby
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