Places

Il Centro

At Number One Eagle Street Pier, gleaming through its glassy white and gold, is the modern Italian restaurant, Il Centro. With a cocktail party across at Mr and Mrs G Riverbar and a small wedding dinner in the private section, this restaurant was bustling on a weekday.

Unfortunately without any complimentary breads, we ordered our first dish of the night: Insalata di Granseola. It was a refreshing mix of crab and avocado on crisp lettuce leaves rounded off by the rich tang of the tomato gazpacho.

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Birthday girl had the Pollo, roasted chicken breast sweating with juice accompanied with creamy ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms and balsamic jus.

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 Dad had the Anatra, slow cooked duck still with a hint of pink, smooth celeriac panna cotta, mixed peas and speck and a spoonful of spiced apple chutney.

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Little Brother ordered the Pesce Barramundi, beautifully crisp yet a soft tender fillet, served with roasted baby potatoes, sauteed heirloom beans and bursting tomato, and salsa verde.

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For me, a jet black squid ink risotto, sweetly seared scallops and delicately pickled fennel.

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Overall, the food was of excellent quality (as to be expected) and service was both precise and professional. Only criticism, is that I would have liked a few smiles to feel Il Centro’s motto.

Il Centro | 1 Eagle St Pier, Brisbane | 3221 6090 |

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