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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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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab lasagne” (104 reviews)
“souffle” (9 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 714 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot, food was pretty good, I wasn’t keen on the crab lasagna personally but my husband had a seafood pasta that was delicious. Wine selection was great although I didn’t drink as I am pregnant, they had one from the place in Italy where...More

Thank loganbogans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a couple of years since we’ve been here but happy to say quality and service is as good as I remembered. Meals were excellent quality and menu selection was comprehensive. Specials of the day worth checking for seasonal variations. We were there on a...More

Thank Missy601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankly an appalling evening and it was mainly the fault of the waiter. We were introducing friends to Brisbane and wanted to impress them. Well Il Centro really let us down. The waiter treated us dismissively. We waited almost TWO HOURS for our first course...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Dinner with our daughters on our last night holidaying in Brisbane was very pleasant at II Centro. We had not booked and we were pleased to be found a table with a view of the river on a busy Friday evening, as we were dining...More

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This was a return visit after a decent gap in time. Il Centro has always had a good reputation and has never disappointed before. The location is great. The room is very good (question the choice and volume of music). The service was fantastic. We...More

Thank Tim_Wi
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

While not full of customers this restaurant felt hectic. It was very loud inside and at times difficult to hear the waiter and others at the table. The food was average with most of our party finishing the meal underwhelmed by the quality of the...More

Thank infernopromo
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

As an Italian couple we are always a bit concerned about eating in Italian restaurants abroad. However, we have to say that the food here is SO GOOD. Everything is tasty and prepared with care and the staff is incredibly nice as well. We couldn't...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Our first night in Brisbane and we wanted a fine dinning experience we eat out on the patio as it was cold inside. They sat us at a table close but not directly under one of their heaters but we all ended up eating with...More

Thank Roland I
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Good morning Roland, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. The detailed points raised about both the food and service is certainly appreciated as without it, we at a head office level are often...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The entrees of crab salad and meatballs were good but the main of veal with spaghetti carbonara and spinach was shockingly bad - arrived burnt, tough and cold - a reall disappointment from what was a good restaurantMore

Thank Shelley F
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Good morning Shelley, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. The points you have raised about the food experience is certainly appreciated as without it, we at a head office level are often unable...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

I was after a delicious pasta dish in Brisbane, I thought that I would go high to make sure lunch was nailed! What a bad choice. The service was stuffy and slow, the pasta was undercooked, the duck was overcooked. The tastiest part of a...More

Thank Charlotte S
BoutiqueVenues, Guest Relations Manager at Il Centro Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Good morning Charlotte, I appreciate your feedback and apologise for the time it has taken to respond and follow you up. The experience that you have detailed about both the food and the service is certainly appreciated as without it, we at a head office...More

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Lyn A
15 June 2017|
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Response from bmw330au | Reviewed this property |
No they dont . This is not Mcdonalds !!
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Anna C
30 December 2015|
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Yes they do. But it's only one kind as their menu gives you more delightful options to choose from.
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Mick A
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$28
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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