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“Crab lasagna amazing”

Il Centro Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #16 of 4,297 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Crab lasagna amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Like almost all of the food in Brisbane, this restaurant is expensive compared to most other cities around the world, but this place's specialty lasagna was worth it. Great location on the river, with good pasta overall.

Visited July 2013
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“Crabmeat lasagna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Their crab meat lasagna was one of the best thins I have ever eaten. Great service and location. Get the half order and you wont be disappointed. The sauce they use is rich.

Visited May 2013
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“Wonderful atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Really nice atmosphere. The staff were really friendly and attentive. I've read mixed reviews before but my experiences were only positive. Had the main sized scallops and gnocchi and panna cotta. The meals were of excellent quality and there was an extensive wine list. It's a little pricey, but I found it to be worth it.

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“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We went last night for our anniversary. We're here for a few months so wanted some place special. Il centro was perfect! It was relaxing and beautifully situated. The service and host was very nice and treated with extra care. The food was yum! It was a very nice out!

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Adelaide, Australia
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“OUTSTANDING EVERYTHING!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion. In Brisbane for business with my family we were fortunate enough to get a table on a Saturday night.

The restaurant was pretty full on, but staff were well organised and very professional. Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. There were five of us and we each had separate mains. Each of which were quite outstanding. My steak was perfect...how unusual is that in a restaurant? My Italian wife's father has been in restaurants for decades. She totally loved the lasagne. That is very high praise.

We will definitely revisit. Hopefully the temperature will be better.

  • Visited July 2013
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