This is an authentic Italian restaurant in an easy-to-get-to location with reasonable parking. Pretty good combo that!We are not really frequent diners at Spizzico but it has become our destination of choice for real Italian flavours. We can always go to Vine for Australian-Italian, or Dell'ugo and Tartufo for fancy Italian or Becofino for modern Italian, but for the kind of taste and experience that is quintessentially Italiano, then it's Spizzico for us.Most recently we ate there late-ish on Sunday (got there just on 9pm) and we were treated in exactly the same way as if we had arrived at 7pm, unlike most Brisbane eating-houses these days. We were kind of celebrating and wanted to nosh it up big-time but the prospect of Monday morning loomed over us and so we just went with a main. In Spizzico, this means "secondi" - not primi so no pasta or pizza. She had the eye-fillet with green peppercorn sauce and pronounced it to be better than any of the steak-house meals she had eaten. I had the grilled seafood plate which was lip-smackingly delicious. Mussels, vongoli, prawns, squid, octopus, salmon and Moreton Bay bus perfectly cooked with a garlic/lemon/wine/parsley "jus". Oh and a perfectly cooked salmon steak too!Efficient service, acceptable wine list, friendliness and the kind of confident aura about the staff which means they know what they have makes the customers happy.We had the most expensive meals on the menu but even so, the bill was not Aria-esque. Another very enjoyable meal at Spizzico.
So so good! Excellent and attentive service and amazingly delicious food. We ordered the spinach and cheese ravioli with Gorgonzola sauce and the eye fillet with moreton bugs to share. Ravioli was homemade and cooked to perfection. Eye fillet and bugs were also cooked perfectly! For dessert we had the cheesecake of the day and crepes. Also delicious and all homemade. Don't let the exterior and location fool you. Really top quality food and excellent value for money!
Best pasta restaurant in Brisbane - and cheap!Have been there several times and once for takeaway and the food is just amazing! I recommend the veal tortellini, the chicken fettuccine and the pesto prawn gnocchi. The cannoli's are the best i've ever had, crunchy on the outside, delicious sweet ricotta inside. The service is great, friendly and attentive staff.
Generous servings, super yummy food in a central location... Decor/building was a bit blah... but awesome food made up for it. Quite polite staff. Do yourself a favour and try the gnocchi... delicious!