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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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
$5 Breakfast with $2 add ons.

Dine on side walk, inside or outside under awning. $5 breakfast - 2 eggs [fried, poached or scrambled] with bacon & 1 slice of thick toast and any additional items $2 each. Coffee was not hot when served. Food was well presented / appealing and filling for me. Had a refreshing iced coffee with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Rosaria M
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Port Macquarie, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Dine on side walk, inside or outside under awning. $5 breakfast - 2 eggs [fried, poached or scrambled] with bacon & 1 slice of thick toast and any additional items $2 each. Coffee was not hot when served. Food was well presented / appealing and filling for me. Had a refreshing iced coffee with cannoli [Italian sweet] a pastry tube... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had dinner at Otellos last night and all 6 of us enjoyed all of the meals. Ordered the polenta chips which were divine for entree. The San Lazzaro salad, calamari, marinara pasta, pizza cappriciosa and gnocchi with mushroom sauce. There was a problem with the sauce for the gnocchi but it was fixed up immediately. Service was good. Quality of... More 

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60 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We were in Oxford street with a friend from surfers and as I had eaten there previously and was pleased with the food decided to have dinner. We ordered a pizza to share as an appetiser which we all enjoyed we then decided to have pasta marinara which was a disaster. The seafood what there was of it was tasteless... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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13 restaurant reviews
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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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Brisbane
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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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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?