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Arriva Italian Restaurant

#231 of 3,342 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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84 Merthyr Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
+61 7 3254 1599
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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brisbane, australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a party of 3 that dined at Arriva last night. My son and his partner treated me to a birthday dinner and it was a lovely choice. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very up market although relaxed. The service was efficient and the menu quite extensive. After perusing the menu for some time, we chose to start... More 

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Thank lisav29
Brisbane
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly great cuisine, authentic flavours and style. Menu choices were great. We chose Tartufo pizza (truffle) & Vitello Al Limone (veal escallops) along with garlic bread and side salad, we weren't disappointed. Wine choices were good but you can BYO wine. There's are choice of 4 homemade desserts (plus gelato), we sampled the Zuppa Inglese and scraped the plate clean!... More 

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Thank MMG-C
Australia
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here 3 times now and even though they are always busy, they always manage to squeeze you in. The food is extremely tasty and well priced. The servers are delightful and all speak Italian which somehow creates the illusion of being in a busy Roman setting.

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Thank SpikeAustralia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to New Farm. We stumbled across Arriva and found the food and service excellent. Had the, Bruschetta, Caprese and Pizza Paradiso. All were well presented and very authentic Italian flavours. Whilst enjoyed all the food, the highlight was the desert. That Tiramisu was to die for. One of the best I've ever had. Looking forward... More 

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Thank Peter V
Arriva N, Manager at Arriva Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Ciao Peter, thank you so much for your review! I am so pleased that enjoyed your dinner at Arriva. Looking forward to seeing you again soon ! More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and warm service! Especially loved the Margherita pizza and Porcini ravioli! We will be back in no time...

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2 Thank Katya_brisbane
Arriva N, Manager at Arriva Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Ciao Katya! Thank you so much for your review. I am really glad to hear you had great time with us. I hope to see you again soon at Arriva! More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

With only two of us they could not bring our meals out together. They were 10 minutes apart. We told them we would rather they hold the first plate until the other was ready. They prepared the quick meal first. The girl behind the bar kept yawning and toughing her face, hair and nose all night, then licked the empty... More 

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Thank DEMOGC
Arriva N, Manager at Arriva Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review and for being very straightforward with your comments. We certainly regret the fact that your food has not been served at the same time with a delay of 5 minutes between the 2 meals. Please accept our sincerest apologies. On the other hand, let me explain why the description of the restaurant as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

As a group of 10 we had an extended lunch at Arriva yesterday and I found as I am sure all of the group did that the food was excellent and the service spot on! My serving of Veal Fungi I was not only perfect but very large so much so I shared much of it with a fellow diner.... More 

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Thank Chris G
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We had made a group booking for a family lunch (reasonably warm November day in Brisvegas) and we were catered to reasonably efficiently. However, have a table for 12 meant that we were placed outside the Airconditioning under an awning so comfort wasn't at a premium, but to compensate there was a breeze blowing through so we weren't overly uncomfortable... More 

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Thank Wayne B
Toowoomba, Australia
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Delicious Mediterranean dishes with focus on Italian cuisine. Also offered very good vegetarian meals. Love the food, and service was very pleasant. This is a restaurant I want to return to, to experience more of their menu offerings.

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Thank Susanne_Bellamy
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here this evening. And it was absolutely amazing. The food was the best I've had in a long time. There were 5 people in our party and we all had the same opinion. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank Kaylene53
Matteo_Italiano, Public Relations Manager at Arriva Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kaylene Thank you for your review, and it is a great privilege for us to serve our guests in house. It is very encouraged to all of your friends enjoyed our new menu and had great time with Arriva. We also looking forward to provide authentic Italian experience for you and your friends soon. Grazie Mille More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$18
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Merthyr Rd, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3254 1599

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?