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“Love the sandcrab lasagne”

Il Centro Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #12 of 4,327 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Il Centro has long been regarded as one of Brisbane's best restaurants. Located in the heart of Brisbane's premier dining precinct, Eagle Street Pier, the multi-award-winning restaurant enjoys sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge. Since 1992, we've provided guests with a fine balance of casual yet elegant al fresco and indoor dining with a modern Italian flavour. Our innovative menu and superb location have made us a popular rendezvous for Brisbane's business community, local residents and visitors alike. Regular guests and first time diners always feel welcome at Il Centro. Good old-fashioned hospitality has been a major ingredient for our continued success. Your hosts, owners Andy and Marcia Georges, together with restaurant manager, Zahir Meher- Homji and sommelier, Shawn Gomes, have a gift for making guests feel like old friends. And this is an attitude you'll find instilled in all our staff. Our innovative modern Italian menu has a distinctly Queensland spin - best illustrated by our signature dish, the legendary Sand Crab Lasagne. And our executive chef, Catherine Anders, uses only the freshest local produce (including Queensland's best seafood and prime cuts) to create a selection to tempt all tastes. If you're planning on joining us soon, why not stop off for a pre-dinner drink at Andy and Marcia's celebrated cocktail bar, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar. The welcoming bar is opposite the restaurant, overlooking the river. Il Centro in the ideal setting for private functions and special events. We have a number of set menus available to suit your occasion. If you have an enquiry please call us. We look forward to the pleasure of your company very soon.
Brisbane
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Love the sandcrab lasagne”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Beautiful views. Classy, dignified atmosphere... you won't find ill mannered, noisy, inconsiderate adults, with the undisciplined children, in this establishment! The food is excellent, as is the service and extensive wine menu.

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Brisbane
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great food; great venue; a bit noisy; but worth the visit”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

I have mostly attended this restaurant as a lunch-time customer. I am yet to leave the venue with a bad memory: the food is always fresh, cooked to perfection and presented well. The service is usually friendly, courteous and obliging.
A great place to eat with friends - or someone special!

Visited May 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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“Great dining experience”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Yesterday my wife and I had an amazing fine dining experience at this restaurant on Eagle Pier which had the "wow" factor for us both. The flavours of our entrees comprising of crab and avocado salad and cured salmon and tiger prawn cannelloni were amazing whilst the main courses of gnocchi and also daily special of beef ragu just divine. The tiramisu is the best we have ever tasted anywhere in the world. The wine list was amazing as was the service. Can't wait to eat at this restaurant again when we next visit Brisbane.

  • Visited March 2013
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Robina, Australia
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“Best meal ever”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Totally enjoyed lunch here last Sunday. I truly believe the bugs was the best meal I have ever eaten. The taste and texture was just so good. I just had to close my eyes to concentrate on such a delight to my senses. The creme brûlée was also excellent.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing Sand Crab Lasagne!”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Fresh, tasty food - quite small servings as you come to expect at a restaurant such as this. Quite pricey but no more so than its neighbouring resturants. Nice location on the Brisbane River. Well trained, attentive staff. I will be back just for another taste of that amazing Sand Crab Lasagne!!

  • Visited February 2013
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