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Briscola Italian, Canberra, AU-ACT

Briscola Italian

4.8
4.8
484 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Since 2010, Briscola has firmly established itself on the Canberra food scene and is arguably this town's most popular Italian restaurant. Now with a newly refurbished venue, it offers an unpretentious yet stylish approach to an authentic Italian dining experience.
At the forefront it’s about the food: simple, wholesome and traditional without being old fashioned. The “old fashioned” is evident in the service with Gianni and his incredible staff focusing on giving the diner a charming experience.
What sets it apart is how they transport you to Italy. Start with an aperitivo to open the palate, enjoy a local or Italian wine varietal and finish with a soothing digestive.
Briscola is situated conveniently in the heart of the city near hotels and public transport.
Sit inside or alfresco, Briscola seems to suit anyone… families, young couples, group functions and corporate luncheons. You can walk-in, but please book, it gets busy!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6248 5444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nickolaus Magro Ocaranza
  • Catering
    Stylish yet casual Italian dining. Cosy & unpretentious setting suiting couple, families and group functions. Offering full Italian menu including pasta, pizza, risotto, main meals and catering for most dietary requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    Outdoor gazebo can be booked for up to 20 people. Includes adjustable blinds, heating, festoon lighting and music. Option to fully enclose.
  • Neighborhood
    Canberra City
  • Cross street
    Best parking at Magistrates Court car park.
  • Parking details
    Magistrates Court car park off London Circuit
  • Public transit
    Two minute walk from the City Light Rail Station (Alinga St)<br />In front of City Bus Station No 1
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 484 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambiance

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Great for fine wines

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Canberra

    Lively

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

484 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is great, very attentive staff. We love the Gamberoni, Calamaretti and Caprese Burata salad. The kids meals are great too, with good pizza and pasta options as well as ice cream or gelato for their dessert included. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service from the staff, food was delicious and a lovely way to spend a lunch time. Thank you.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Briscola is a quaint restaurant in the heart of Civic in Canberra. The service was excellent and there was good variation of meal choices on the menu, complemented by the specials board, and all at reasonable prices. Booking a table online was easy and the meals arrived quickly. Would I would go here regularly? Yes.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was fantastic, food was served quickly and tasted great. Would recommend.

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  5. DianneP

    New South Wales

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well presented and beautiful in flavour.The service was excellent by the wonderful staff.

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  6. Mary

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner for a family's 50th birthday. Had a selection of meals including pasta, pizza, calamari, barramundi main and deserts, all were delicious and my dad who is a vegetarian and fussy with his food tried most things and loved it!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot. Sat outside in a lazy bright Sunday. Food was awesome. No rush to leave . Cocktails delicious. Could have stayed all afternoon

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic hearty Italian food. The family really enjoyed the food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and fantastic friendly service! Love eating at Briscola.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best Italian restaurants I have been to. Food was excellent and great choice on menu. Very reasonably priced. Service with a smile very prompt.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Briscola Italian using the Order Online button. Briscola Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6248 5444.

Briscola Italian is rated 4.8 stars by 484 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Briscola Italian

60 Alinga St, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Best parking at Magistrates Court car park.
  • Neighborhood
    Canberra City
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Magistrates Court car park off London Circuit
  • Public transit
    Two minute walk from the City Light Rail Station (Alinga St)In front of City Bus Station No 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nickolaus Magro Ocaranza
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 6248 5444
  • Catering
    Stylish yet casual Italian dining. Cosy &amp; unpretentious setting suiting couple, families and group functions. Offering full Italian menu including pasta, pizza, risotto, main meals and catering for most dietary requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    Outdoor gazebo can be booked for up to 20 people. Includes adjustable blinds, heating, festoon lighting and music. Option to fully enclose.
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