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Bar Alto

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Lvl1/ 119 Lamington St, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
(07) 3358 1063
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 50
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Being Italian makes me a tough critic

With honesty, the food was great. Full of flavour, good size servings, great variety and well balanced, not too heavy or rich, as you can tend to find with some Italian restaurants. Location is great overlooking the river but decore is a little basic. Prices are fair for the quality and size of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mic E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With honesty, the food was great. Full of flavour, good size servings, great variety and well balanced, not too heavy or rich, as you can tend to find with some Italian restaurants. Location is great overlooking the river but decore is a little basic. Prices are fair for the quality and size of meal The negative for me was the... More 

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Thank Mic E
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the river with so much promise, followed up with mediocre food, mediocre disinterested service from a waitress who's smile appeared reluctantly and departed easily, and who it seemed would rather be elsewhere. Might have been an off night for them? Glad to say that great dining companions made the night thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless.

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Thank Glen B
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband and I have dined here many times most recently in December. Our experience has never been less than exceptional. The food is fantastic, generous and filling. The staff are delightful. Attentive, warm and helpful. The service is prompt but not rushed. The Pumpkin crespelle with burnt butter, Saltimbocca pan fried quail, and Goat ragu are among our favorites... More 

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Thank Perfume P
Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Had a great lunch at Bar Alto. Service and care by the general staff and particularly the maitre d', outstanding. A lot of care into the dishes and very good portion sizes. Great setting, quality tableware, nice vibe. Looking forward to being back.

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Thank SeanKennaway
Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We eat here regularly with friends and are never ever disappointed with the quality of the food or the service. It is consistent and always, always very good. Highly recommend it will never disappoint

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Thank Wayne M
Bulimba, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Had dinner with friends after a show. The atmosphere had a great buzz. The service was relaxed but professional. We shared three pasta dishes which were amongst the best I have ever eaten with a very fresh, crisp salad with a difference.

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Thank Donna C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

My friend had booked a table of 8 for her birthday. I ordered an entrees that turned out to be disgusting... It had been suggested by the waitress. I can only distribe it as it was.$18 worth of bitter thick raw cabbage pieces, a few crumbs of walnut and pork fat slices,it was almost inedible. Then for our sloppy mains...duck... More 

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Thank Melanie C
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Good fun, they need to relax with the wine pour!! View on the river is amazing & as a local I always enjoy it.. But not cheap!

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Thank Neil S
Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We go to many events at powerhouse often booking at Bar Alto as it is without equal the best service in Brisbane. The food is never disappointing either.We recommend all the time, possibly at our peril if we are unable to get in. Thank you to ALL the staff

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Thank Popeyetheman
Sydney
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Meeting friends for a quick bite to before they headed off to a show I didn't know what to expect when I first arrived but within seconds I knew that this place matched the rave reviews that it has been getting. The Brisbane Powerhouse is an enormous complex on the Brisbane River and it certainly looks the part with Bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lvl1/ 119 Lamington St, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: (07) 3358 1063

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?