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Total Score

8.4
1376 reviews
Recommended
(8.5)
Food
(8.5)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(7.5)
Atmosphere
(8.3)
Nina Wu

dined on Sun, 21 Oct 2018

(8)
very good service!

dined on Sat, 20 Oct 2018

(9)
Some 23 years between visits and it didn't disappoint, menu was so good we had difficulty choosing, great wine list and excellent service. Everything we chose was perfect, will definitely be back sooner next time!

dined on Fri, 12 Oct 2018

(9)
Fantastic food. Service was a little slow initially. Can be loud due to the glass.

dined on Sat, 15 Sep 2018

(9)
Great experience. Food was so fantastic combined with a delightful staff and service.

dined on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

(10)
Absolutely amazing food with very attentive waiter. Definitely worth the visit! The crab salad and pork belly was exquisite
Sebastian Plant

dined on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

(10)
Excellent service and food. Always knowledgeable and experienced waiting staff, great menu, not too loud inside or too close to other people. Always a pleasure

dined on Sat, 19 Jan 2019

(2)
Food was average, under seasoned and expensive. Coffee was awful. Service was slow to start and Manager was very unfriendly. We used to go to this restaurant a lot, but we won't be back after our latest experience.

dined on Sat, 19 Jan 2019

(5)
Expensive good food but lacked ambiance - busy

dined on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

(9)
Service was excellent & we would happily return & recommend to friends
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Specials

Valentine's Day - Two Course $90pp

Spoil you loved one with us a Il Centro with stunning views of the Brisbane River. 2 x Course $90.00 first sitting We require full payment for this event. Oysters natural with gremolata and chardonnay vinaigrette $5 each Crusty bread PRIMI (choice of) Burrata Handmade burrata with grilled zucchini, hazelnuts, vincotto and EVOOi Vitello tonnato Thinly sliced braised veal served cold with mayonnaise tuna, berry capers and lemon zest Arancini Truffle arancini with Taleggio cheese, mushroom puree, crispy pancetta and goat curd Calamari Light dusted squids with chilli, squid ink vinaigrette, romesco sauce and baby gem Lasagne alla Granseola Il Centro’s famous sand crab lasagne with creamed crustacean sauce SECONDI (choice of) Porchetta Roasted free range Gooralie pork belly with celeriac puree, roasted potato, squash, green olive tapenade, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Manzo Char grilled, grass fed Dawson Valley (QLD) eye fillet with semi dried tomatoes frittata, asparagus, balsamic onion and red wine jus Scaloppine Parmesan crumbed veal scaloppine with fettuccine carbonara, crispy prosciutto and sautéed spinach Ravioli Porcini mushroom and ricotta ravioli with black garlic, crispy sage, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Pesce Crispy skin fish of the day filet with squid ink risotto, heirloom tomatoes and white asparagus Sides (choice of) Fagiolini Green beans with caramelized onions, semi dried tomatoes, smoked almonds and crispy parmesan Patate Fritte Beer battered chips with lemon and rosemary salt Rucola Rocket leaves with pear, roasted walnuts, parmesan and balsamic dressing DOLCI (choice of) Cannoli al cioccolato Cannoli with white and dark Valhrona chocolate mousse, pistacchio crumb and Nutella ice cream Tiramisu Il Centro's tiramisu with, vanilla mascarpone and espresso ice cream Semifreddo Peach semifreddo with uamaretto crumble, Florentine biscuit and aperol sorbet Formaggio A selection of cheeses - green apple and apricot chutney
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
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Valentine's Day- Three Course $120pp

Spoil you loved one with us a Il Centro with stunning views of the Brisbane River. 3 x course $120.00 second sitting We require full payment for this event. Oysters natural with gremolata and chardonnay vinaigrette $5 each Crusty bread PRIMI (choice of) Burrata Handmade burrata with grilled zucchini, hazelnuts, vincotto and EVOOi Vitello tonnato Thinly sliced braised veal served cold with mayonnaise tuna, berry capers and lemon zest Arancini Truffle arancini with Taleggio cheese, mushroom puree, crispy pancetta and goat curd Calamari Light dusted squids with chilli, squid ink vinaigrette, romesco sauce and baby gem Lasagne alla Granseola Il Centro’s famous sand crab lasagne with creamed crustacean sauce SECONDI (choice of) Porchetta Roasted free range Gooralie pork belly with celeriac puree, roasted potato, squash, green olive tapenade, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Manzo Char grilled, grass fed Dawson Valley (QLD) eye fillet with semi dried tomatoes frittata, asparagus, balsamic onion and red wine jus Scaloppine Parmesan crumbed veal scaloppine with fettuccine carbonara, crispy prosciutto and sautéed spinach Ravioli Porcini mushroom and ricotta ravioli with black garlic, crispy sage, hazelnut and truffle pecorino Filetto di Pesce Crispy skin fish of the day filet with squid ink risotto, heirloom tomatoes and white asparagus Sides (choice of) Fagiolini Green beans with caramelized onions, semi dried tomatoes, smoked almonds and crispy parmesan Patate Fritte Beer battered chips with lemon and rosemary salt Rucola Rocket leaves with pear, roasted walnuts, parmesan and balsamic dressing DOLCI (choice of) Cannoli al cioccolato Cannoli with white and dark Valhrona chocolate mousse, pistacchio crumb and Nutella ice cream Tiramisu Il Centro's tiramisu with, vanilla mascarpone and espresso ice cream Semifreddo Peach semifreddo with uamaretto crumble, Florentine biscuit and aperol sorbet Formaggio A selection of cheeses - green apple and apricot chutney
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Valentine's Day Banquet 8+ people

Full payment required for this menu of $90pp Ciabatta: Toasted ciabatta bread with tomato, garlic and olive oil Primi Vitello tonnato Thinly sliced braised veal served cold with mayonnaise tuna, berry capers and lemon zest Lasagna Il Centro’s famous sand crab lasagna with creamed crustacean sauce Caprese Buffalo mozzarella with vine ripened tomato, basil, grilled artichokes and balsamic glaze Secondi Tagliata di manzo Char grilled, grain fed, Darling Downs (QLD) Wagyu hanger steak with heirloom zucchini, red capsicum, salsa verde and red wine jus Pasta allo scoglio Saffron linguine with tiger prawns, fish of the day, black lip mussels, Moreton bay bug, cherry tomato, chilly, garlic and white wine sauce Fagiolini Green beans with caramelized onions, dried tomatoes, smoked almonds and crispy parmesan Patate arrosto Duck fat potatoes roasted with garlic, crispy cotechino, dried tomatoes and thyme Dessert Tiramisu Il Centro's tiramisu with vanilla mascarpone and espresso ice cream
Min. people
8
When
14 Feb 2019
Thu 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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About Il Centro

Class and comfort Il Centro is like a pair of comfortable shoes - not too flashy, but reliable, resilient and always a good fit. The food isn't over the top, but it is extremely tasty! Ease yourself into the comfortable, elegant decor and be waited on by attentive staff. Chef Catherine Anders has created a finger-licking Italian inspired menu bursting with fresh and familiar flavours. Try the delectable squid ink risotto with scallops and pickled fennel, or indulge in the intricate Moreton Bay bugs with oyster mushrooms, chestnuts and gnocchi and the unusual (but yummy) sweet corn sauce. However, the show stopper here is Il Centro’s infamous sand crab lasagne, which is rich and deliciously creamy. There are wines to match each and every dish, both local and imported, and sommelier Shawn Gomes’s is there to guide you. Desserts too are popular and aren’t to be missed so make sure you save room! For a meal that is bound to please, slip into Il Centro for a night of comfort and satisfaction - you’re guaranteed to try it on again. Best dish: sand crab lasagne

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