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Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre

33 Caxton Street | Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3369 9500
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Ranked #423 of 2,994 restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $6 - $76
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Right in the heart of Caxton St, resides Gambaro's restaurant, an icon of Brisbane's best food. Their restaurant is open for breakfast on all days, attended by attentive and highly friendly staff. The coffee is very good, as are the enticing selection of delicious breakfast choices . I ordered the savoury mince with free range poached eggs, and loved every... More

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Brisbane
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259 reviews 259 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been coming to Gambaro's all my life. As it was my birthday, I decided to celebrate it at Gambaro's as I have many times in the past. We arrived just before 7.30pm to find the car park full. But there was space if we wanted $35 per vehicle valet parking. No thank you. We were directed to The... More

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GambaroBrisbane, Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Dear mssell, Thank you for being a loyal diner at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant and your positive feedback on our food is appreciated. We apologise for the inconvenience of the full carpark. Since the opening of the Gambaro Hotel on 1st May 2014 we are fortunate to now be able to offer the valet service whereby our hotel concierge will park... More

Southport, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We booked Gambaros for a friend's 50th. We were disappointed to not have had the full excellent service experience we believed they are renowned for. It took four attempts to bring me the drink I ordered correctly (a Pimms & lemonade). When our meals came out they had no idea whose was whose & put incorrect meals in front of... More

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Southport, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We booked Gambaros for a friend's 50th. We were disappointed to not have had the full excellent service experience we believed they are renowned for. It took four attempts to bring me the drink I ordered correctly (a Pimms & lemonade). When our meals came out they had no idea whose was whose & put incorrect meals in front of... More

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GambaroBrisbane, Public Relations Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Dear Xena_mojo, Firstly we apologise for the speed of our service on this occasion. In order to look into this further can you please provide the date you dined with us and the date of the email sent as we don't have a booking name that matches your Trip Advisor profile. We take guests feedback seriously and would like to... More

Brisbane
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went here one evening after the movies. Front of house was friendly and we were seated straight away. Drinks took a long time to arrive. The food was average only. The waiter (could he have been the owner?) was serving crepes suzette to many tables and thumped his trolley into ours on the way past with barely a word of... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Located in the famous Caxton Street precinct, its an international delight to walk into this haven for savoury Aussie/ Mediterranean dishes that will delight most culinary senses. The Gambaro family are iconic Aussies, hailing from the somewhere in Italy, bringing their love of mouth watering recipes to lucky Brisy foodies. Order the mudcrab, cooked as they suggest. It is sublime.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I very rarely complain about anything but was that disappointed with our meal and service that I felt obligated to share our experience. Admittedly we went on a busy afternoon and the restaurant was very crowded. Staff we encountered were very inexperienced and had trouble answering our questions. My husband's barramundi was revolting. It was full of the grey mush... More

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GambaroBrisbane, Manager at Gambaro Restaurant & Function Centre, responded to this review

Dear Denise, We are glad to hear that you were referred to the Gambaro seafood Restaurant as one of the best places to dine in Brisbane. However we are terribly disappointed that your experience was not to the award winning standard that the restaurant prides itself on. We'd really appreciate it if you could contact us directly on 07 3369... More

Mataranka, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Experienced excellent service and divine dining at Gambaro's on a very busy night. Seafood was exquisitely presented and cooked to perfection. Portion size was adequate and good value for money ($120 for garlic bread, 2 mains, 2 desserts and 2 glasses of wine). Restaurant staff were knowledgeable and attentive and valet parking was an unexpected bonus. Would highly recommend

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Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you want great seafood combined with amazing service and ambience Gambaro's is the place to go when you are in Brisbane. We were fortunate enough to meet one of the owners (John) who is a down to earth guy with a focus on his customers and he has nailed it. Be prepared for a longer stay at Gambaro's when... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had a great meal here. Its not cheap but the service, the setting and the food are well worth it. We had prawns, Lobster, Barramundi, which were all cooked and presented to perfection...to say nothing of the Sticky Date pudding and the Apple and Raspberry Crumble....not good for the diets!! but wow it was great. The service was great. They... More

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