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Il Centro Restaurant and Bar

Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
+61 7 3221 6090
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab lasagne” (83 reviews)
“sand crab” (19 reviews)
“scaloppine” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was prompted by the good reviews and thought I would try it out for a friend's birthday treat. The crab avocado starter was divine and I enjoyed it. I had a chicken pasta dish which I thought was overpriced at $41. It was quite...More

Thank Ratuva2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

We dined here last night and what a great decision. The chicken orecchiette was just delicious and a great choice. As for the mango soufflé.....superb. The beautiful Camille made the whole experience complete. The best waiter I've experienced.

1  Thank Boo W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Il Centro last night and had the most amazing dining experience. The crab lasagne was sublime, as was the mango soufflé. The gorgeous Camille looked after us, and her expertise and friendliness were second to none. Truly a night to remember.

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can't top the view from this restaurant of the story bridge, a particular treat when it is lit up at night. Depending on the weather sitting outside can be quite pleasant. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the different courses. We had the Italian...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting, the service, the food - everything was excellent. I cannot recommend highly enough the crab lasagne, just order it and thank everything that this exists. Great Place - 10/10 will be back.

Thank misslisrocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to this restaurant by Australian friends of our daughter and we were not disappointed. Situated on the river front it is a short walk from the city centre amongst a number of other restaurants. Very nicely appointed with interior and exterior eating areas, and...More

Thank Mr. MJB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a variety of dishes including sandcrab lasagne. I have enjoyed many versions of sandcrab lasagne in many different restaurants however none are as amazing as this one. We also enjoyed a beautiful Ragu from the specials menu. The staff were also very accomodating...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Il Centro a couple of times and we decided to take our visitors from NZ there for dinner on the weekend. We definitely weren't disappointed. The food and service was amazing as usual. My only complaint is that we ordered a...More

Thank kimjas67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the delicious food. My husband had the crab lasagna and I wished I had chosen this. The fillet was wonderful as well. Desert was also amazing. The service and the views were just perfect. We'll be back!

Thank TataTartine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was good, service great, food nice but nothing special and wines very expensive. Not about to return.

Thank tropical_john1959
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lyn A
Do they do early bird discounts
15 June 2017|
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Response from Tish A | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so
Anna C
Do they sell pizza?
30 December 2015|
Response from Marianna K |
Yes they do. But it's only one kind as their menu gives you more delightful options to choose from.
Mick A
Is there a dress code?
11 July 2015|
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Response from Robyn H | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely dress well, no sneakers, t-shirts, thongs etc. There was an american couple eating there on the night we went and they were in shorts and joggers, not cool. Lots of trendy bars nearby for a cheeky after... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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