We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely atmosphere and tasty food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Linestra - CLOSED

La Linestra
12 Martha Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4152, Australia
7 33986966
Website
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere and tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

I've been to Grande Piatto a few times now, and it's consistently nice for atmosphere and food. It's a small intimate restaurant serving hearty Italian meals. The seared scallops starter followed by a spicy penne dish were both great, and everyone enjoyed their meals. My only complaint is that they used to do a wonderful flash-fried spicy calamari in balsamic sauce entree that has been replaced by a less wonderful deep-fried unremarkable version. If they would bring back the old one then it would be perfect!www

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    4
    4
    3
    0
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Thoroughly forgettable experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

My wife and I dined here on a quiet weeknight. Everything about the night was terrible. We were initially the only patrons yet the waitress looked like she was seriously hassled and just didn't want to be there. The food was just terrible. The garlic bread was made with what seemed to be home brand garlic paste and tasted terrible. My lasagna was edible but my wife's crab ravioli was foul. To top of the night we had a massive argument (not related to the restaurant though- you will be happy to know we are still happily married). My wife wants to give them a second chance. I'm not so sure.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“A real Italian restaurant doesn't use "nespresso"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011 via mobile

Mid week, with only 2 tables occupied service was ok - not special not willing to flex AT ALL or accommodate any requests. Would not go there for a special occasion. We passed on coffee ;-(

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane
Top Contributor
256 reviews 256 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“YUMMY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

We dined on a Monday night and we were the only ones there until 7pm, food was fast and DELICIOUS! We had the Funghi Bruschetta, Veal Bocconcini, Crab Lasagna, Baci and Creme Brulee for dessert. We will definitely been returning!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Can recommend the entree...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

Can recommend the entree of scallops! very yummy.. just not quite enough of them. We went on a Thurs night and it was unexpectedly busy.. they only had one poor little waitress on and she did a good job of coping all things considered.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed La Linestra also viewed

 
Brisbane, Queensland
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Linestra, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.