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Otello's on Oxford

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Shop 1, 180 Oxford Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
(07) 3217 9809
Today
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Divine lunch served by attentive staff!

Had lunch at Otello last week and it was a delicious experience. Calamari and salad, pizza capricciosa and risotto to die for! The staff were attentive and not overbearing. I have a full life and go out to restaurants for the food. I don't need to have a social life with the staff at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Saava S
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had lunch at Otello last week and it was a delicious experience. Calamari and salad, pizza capricciosa and risotto to die for! The staff were attentive and not overbearing. I have a full life and go out to restaurants for the food. I don't need to have a social life with the staff at the restaurants I go to. I... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I am sure this place means well but truly lacks the heart of a true restaurant. My partner and I are locals and frequent a lot of what Bulimba has to offer. Unfortunately Otello's is not a place we visit. Not to say we have had terrible service, when we finally chose to eat there is was an average experience... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Definitely will be back. Service pretty good. Best Italian I've had in Brisbane and I am really fussy so that's saying something! Definitely enjoyed this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

$5 breakfast is great value and add ons are good value at $2 (except for the italian sausage which is more of a chipolata but very tasty :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just popped in for desert tonight. Waited 35 min before waiter returned to say my order was not available. Very apologetic. Offered free drinks. More time passed, offered free desert. Reordered and waited another 25 min before deciding to leave without our desert. Can't comment on food didn't get any.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It is now the fourth time we have had dinner here so I'm happy to give a decent review. The restaurant itself (like most of the restaurants on Oxford Street) has a really pleasant vibe and has the added advantage of serving excellent Italian food without trying to turn you into a receptacle for money. Otello's has a reasonable charge... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Traditional Italian cuisine combined with fresh local produce resulting in robust and flavoursome food

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An authentic Italian restaurant (one of the family was my Italian tutor years ago it turns out), they serve excellent coffee and fine food. Great selection of Italian sweats to go with coffee (the cannoli is some of the best I've had). Their lunchtime pizzas are well recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Outside the store was advertised "bacon and eggs for $5 before 12pm. Excited by the deal I tried to order the bacon and eggs at 11:40. The staff (who were extremely rude) told me the offer was only valid until 11:30 I told them the sign clearly says 12, and that they are legally obliged to deliver what was advertised... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Going by past mixed references to this restaurant my son and I were pleasantly surprised They had a $5 weekend breakfast comprising a couple of eggs , bacon and toast which was very good The restaurant was busy but staff , contrary to previous reports , were attentive and friendly Our order was taken quickly with surprisingly good coffee served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 1, 180 Oxford Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3217 9809

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?