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Il Centro Restaurant and Bar

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Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 6090
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great view of the river Great service. Beautiful modern Italian food. We had arancini, zucchini flowers, sand cab lasagne, and duck risotto. Comprehensive wine list. Il Cento will not disappoint!

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Thank Alan M
Brisbane, Australia
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch on Sunday for a birthday. The restaurant is well presented with great views of the Storey Bridge and Brisbane River. Our waiter Allen was very efficient, knowledgable, friendly with a good sense of humour. My partner had oysters kilpatrick while I had the octopus for entrees which were very good. We both had the sand crab... More 

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Thank Thommo4113
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food from start to finish. Fabulous atmosphere. Book in advance if you can as most nights the restaurant appeared fully booked. Highly recommnded.

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Thank Nightwire
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here with friends and with work colleagues. The food is great, the service is a bit slow

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Thank LisaP4130
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here with my mother in law and daughter (7 year-old) and enjoyed every minute. The waiter and manager were both excellent, the meals were perfect and even though busy, we didn't waited too long for our meals. My steak was melt in the mouth and the crab lasagne was amazing. Dessert was also delectable! Also children catered for with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sand crab lasagne is a must, but even a small size is quite filly and heavy. I love their crab salad with a glass of riesling from their fantastic wine list.

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1 Thank Marianna K
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Some of the most refined Italian food I've ever eaten. Lovely location and friendly service. Expensive but worth it. Great for special occasions. Try the crab lasagne. You won't regret it!

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1 Thank kategosnell
Brisbane, Australia
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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Been around for a long time with same owner and attentive service and just good food. One of the better restaurants in Brisbane- best to sit out side of there is a table - just the spot for the long lunch if you have something to celebrate!

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Thank Oziemuncher
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were a group of 10people ,the lady serving us was very kind,efficient and polite,sorry I don't remember her name.The food arrived on time and it was great

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Thank Tish A
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Starters of salt and pepper squid and Carpaccio were both under seasoned and the squid slightly undercooked. Mains of veal in breadcrumbs with carbonara pasta which was very good but the slow cooked beef ragu was disappointing because of the overpowering sun dried tomato flavour...the meal was ''saved" by a superb passion fruit soufflé. Service was very good throughout. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3221 6090
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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