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“Disappointing”

Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #78 of 4,327 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
“Disappointing”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Dined at Popolo on a number of occasions previously - very nice - this time very average - do not go near the meatballs - hard and tough as golf balls and smaller serving - fish nice - service average - asked for an iced late - told that barman would not make any iced coffees - barman came to table with 2 x espressos (only asked waitperson for 1 double espresso!). Asked him for a double espresso, milk and ice to make my own iced coffee (which you should never have to do) - he immediately asked if I wanted an iced coffee - yep and full credit to him - he immediately said he could certainly do as requested - such a shame for Popolo - great location but has definitely gone downhill - won't be back and would not recommend ( has this restaurant changed management???)

  • Visited February 2014
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Gold Coast
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“LOVELY!!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

We just randomly chose this restaurant & were very happy with our decision!
Service, food and location were all excellent!
We enjoyed the "shared" meals and it was hard to pick a favourite! All delicious!
Beautiful location overlooking the river, a most enjoyable evening!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank AnnieJuly
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brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“authentic italian”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

varied menu with authentic itai dishes, great views across the river - good cocktail and wine list - not cheap, but hey thats australia !

Visited September 2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So sad. Lovely position but terrible food”
Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

It was so disappointing to have such bad food from a place with such a lovely position on the river. The anchovies are presented in a HALF OPENED CAN !!! with lemon and a heavy inedible bread. The sardines were tough and tasteless. The whole experience was disappointing.

  • Visited January 2014
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New Mexico
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“A great way to while away an afternoon”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We enjoyed a relaxing happy hour at Popolo. You cannot argue with the view. The food was OK, not memorable. The service was excellent. It is expensive. A share platter and 4 cocktails came to $100 AU. But, that is just a heads up. Popolo is ideally located for a relaxing break. A perfect place to people watch and take in South Bank and Brisbane.

  • Visited January 2014
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