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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Waterfront Place 1 Eagle St | Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dinner with friends outside on the deck on a warmish night in Brisbane. The view over the Entertainment Zone and the Storey Bridge creating a fantastic backdrop for the evening! The menu covered selections of all Italian food with the freshest pasta and cheeses, perfectly...More

Thank JulietteJJ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had high hopes for dinner here, it’s known as a Brisbane institution- we were let down. Firstly, the restaurant has no atmosphere- it’s too light and bright like being in a cafeteria. Secondly, the service was slow and not as professional as expected. We...More

Thank heliott2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a final treat for a group of 8 international executives we thought we'd host a table at this well located Eagle Street riverside restaurant. The food was delivered on time yet only adequate given the relatively expensive prices. My major complaint relates to the...More

Thank MurrayBSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a Friday night and we had booked but needn't have. The restaurant was very light and had little ambiance inside so we asked to be seated outside which was far more pleasant. It took a while to be served but when we were...More

Thank Terese M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting to write a glowing review of this restaurant which we had long wanted to visit. Sadly, not to be! We arrived at the entrance to the restaurant at the time of our reservation last night. After several waiting staff pushed past us...More

Thank Mem902
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an unexpected child free night. So we made a last minute booking and were the first patrons in the restaurant at 6pm. The food was delightful and the service was terrific. We told the restaurant about the occasion we were celebrating and were...More

Thank mssell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here last week and the place was almost empty. It didn't take long to work out why. Poor service and expensive food. Certainly not the place it was before the change of owners.

Thank allan875
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable night out with friends. We had a baby in a pram with us and that was not a problem they put us at a table with lots of space around. it, The menu was varied and we all seemed to order...More

Thank IsobelandDick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s on Eagle Street Pier and we sat on the ground floor near the window with night time views of the red and blue Story Bridge. We shared a prosciutto starter and for mains, my wife was delighted with their famous sand crab lasagna. I...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This is one of those restaurants that is riding on past successes, but is failing to deliver today. Its position gives it an advantage, alongside the river. However, the food was at best okay, and at worst, inedible. We dined with new work colleagues, and...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 !!
Anna C
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
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$28
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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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