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“definately worth a try”

Il Centro Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #9 of 4,407 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
2 reviews
“definately worth a try”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

I had had many mixed reviews about their famous sandcrab lasange so I was keen to try it for myself. I loved it, the sauce was great! The desserts were good too. Ill be back

Visited February 2013
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caloundra
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“Still very good”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Have been to this restaurant on & off for many years..it always impresses with food,wine & service...prices reflect it's quality

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“A good restaurant that can be a lot better”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

My wife and I ate lunch here on a Wednesday. We live in Melbourne.

We chose this restaurant after walking around and having an external look at other restaurants in the vicinity.

It looked good so in we went.

The food was nearly a four and the service a two and a half.

My wife had the crab lasagne and a salad and I had a Porterhouse steak and a roll. We also had a lovely bottle of red wine.

The letdowns here were as follows.
The place was not full yet when we asked for a specific table we were left to feel uncomfortable.
The wine is not left on the table so you are at the mercy of the waiter to make sure your glass is never empty. They broke the rule.
Diners pay for bread/rolls which I cannot stand. The roll I ordered never came so I had to ask for it when my main was delivered to the table.

You know when you are being looked after and you know when you are not. Unfortunately we were not. Who pays the price? The waiter does because he would have got a good tip instead of getting zilch..

  • Visited March 2013
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Kickatinalong
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“Big White Plate”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

The menu is good, but not inspired. Portions are small for the price.
Service was very attentive, with wine and water being topped up every 5-8 mins.
Service of food was slow.
Oysters were fresh.

  • Visited March 2013
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“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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