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Briscola Italian, Canberra, AU-ACT
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Briscola Italian

4.6
4.6
261 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Briscola has established itself on the Canberra food scene by offering and 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 focusing on giving the diner a charming experience. What sets us apart is how we 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 seems to suit anyone… corporate luncheons, young couples, families and group functions.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 22 people (notwithstanding COVID limits). Includes 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 261 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Innovative

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

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  1. PD

    PatrickD

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I've had great meals here before and the service is always friendly, this time was disappointed with the Veal Marsala, despite the meat being well-cooked, there was a distinct lack of marsala in the sauce which was instead quite a bland mushroom cream variety
  2. JP

    JessicaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Briscola never disappoints! The food is delicious every time and the staff are warm, friendly and fun. Sitting inside or outside, each has it's benefits.
  3. PB

    PaulB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always. Glad we came by.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Had great lunch specials although got charged the full price of moscato when wanting that instead of the house wine even though they was a $2 difference on the menu. Food was average, nicely presented, good service and lovely servers. Not worth the price for the taste.
  5. KM

    KenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    IWe had dinner here for our wedding anniversary and we were very happy with the experience. The service was polite and excellent, the food very good and we were able to eat outside. We would highly recommend thisrestaurant for Italian food.
  6. AB

    ArnaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, fantastic tasty food, great cocktails. Service was incredible. Definitely be back
  7. SM

    SheridanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely authentic Italian food. Quick service and lovely outdoor setting. Highly recommended.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night-beautiful food, fantastic service. Recommend to anyone.
  9. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had in Canberra By a country mile service was excellent Highly recommend
  10. MR

    MargieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food and cocktails were amazing and delicious especially the espresso martini’s. The staff were lovely and friendly. You could talk easily to the people at your table though the restaurant had a nice buzz. Thankyou for a great night out.
  11. CG

    CherylG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Staff and service brilliant. Would definitely go again.
  12. RP

    RobP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent traditional Italian restaurant in the heart of Canberra. Great food, wine and service!
  13. C

    Chard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really great restaurant overall. The service and food were fantastic. I couldn’t recommend it more highly. Also really nice atmosphere in the restaurant and catered really well to kids too. A must visit.
  14. TL

    TomL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent, service was very good, price was reasonable and it had a greatatmosphere. Strictly speaking, it was a little noisy where we were sitting, but then again it was outside at peak hour during Summernats! I would definitely go back again!
  15. AW

    AdamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the staff were brilliant, will definitely be back for more.
  16. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went in for our team lunch and everyone was very happy with their meals. Despite being quite busy, we could all hear each other and the service was great.
  17. K

    Kylie

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our 'go-to' restaurant for a family meal. We just had our staff Xmas party there too. Gianni, the owner, is the epitome of a great Matre'd. Highly recommend the calarmetti for an entree. It's how calamari should be cooked! They are wonderful catering for my daughter's allergies as well. Once you try it, you will keep coming back.
  18. GT

    GregT

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is an old favourite and was a good experience as always. Took my brother who is visiting Canberra. A bit of a foodie he was pleased with his meal (we had 3 courses). Sat outside so the noise level was good. Service was good and the wine list has something for everyone. Can’t go past the afogato limincello.
  19. CS

    ClaireS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always amazing! We love the food and the service.
  20. JK

    JennyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great pizzas last night and some lovely Italian wines to go with it! Attentive service as well.
  21. RR

    RosemaryR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The risotto & papadelle were superb! But then there was the Tirimsu & the panna cotta, fabulous
  22. LD

    LilD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Briscola Bar Amazing food from pizza breads to tasty seafood pastas and risotto amazing and so fresh. The Ferraro rocher calzone was to die for.
  23. ME

    MartinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food with plenty to choose from. Awsome service. One of my favourite restaurants in Canberra.
  24. CD

    CarlyD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I felt that it was really overpriced for the size of the pizzas and lack of toppings, I make better pizza myself. The ragu pasta was not very nice at all. Then had to wait to be attended to at the counter to pay, I was literally ready to walk out without paying...
  25. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and even better Italian food!!!
  26. DP

    DianneP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very friendly and attentive staff and great food .Overall great night
  27. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food is delish, the staff helpful and friendly and definately value for money. I love that they offer local wines :)
  28. LM

    LeonieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food,staff,service were all excellent. Meals were a little bit small for the men in our group.
  29. IF

    IanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great traditional menu exceptionally delivered with great timing, service and taste
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bristol’s is our favourite Italian restaurant. We always have the best night. We will be back
  31. MT

    MrsT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Tasty, not too formal and good for a casual catch-up with family and friends. A little loud inside, with the tables quite close together.
  32. C

    Chrissy

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic pizzas and a perfect lunchtime location.
  33. SO

    StaceyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really great and very family friendly
  34. S

    Snowyrendorh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was beautiful, service was great, convenient location, a bit pricey but as the food was great it was acceptable.
  35. BM

    BenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, will be back for more.
  36. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding, the flavours were not run of the mill but but a new and different taste sensation. Good vegetarian options were on the menu and the service was really good. People that care and knew about the food.
  37. m

    michellep

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    great food, we were there for a work lunch, and were seated immediately, the hostess was very observant and asked if we had limited time for lunch and took our order before the rush. The orders arrived in a respectable amount of time and all our meal were delicious- I had the 3 meat ragu with egg rolled pasta which was divine, Prices are reasonable, and service is quick and friendly. Highly recommend giving this cozy spot in the City a go if you are craving Italian or just some good food.
  38. SR

    SuzanneR

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Briscola is a great venue for a pre- theatre dinner. The food is reliably good, the wait staff were efficient and very obliging and it’s a short 5 min walk to the Canberra Theatre. We’ll be back again!
  39. G

    Gertie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent menu, great food with friendly helpful and prompt service
  40. AE

    AngelaE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    we had a table of 8 (ranging in age from 7 - 77) and every person LOVED their meal. The waitresses could not have been more attentive and helpful. Our family will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.6 stars by 261 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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, 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 22 people (notwithstanding COVID limits). Includes heating, festoon lighting and music. Option to fully enclose.

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