Popolo Restaurant

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Italian
Here at Popolo, we passionately embrace the philosophy that food is the link that brings family and friends together. With the word ‘popolo’ itself meaning people, we aim to replicate an experience that can only be felt at Nonna’s house.

Inspired by the Italian art of feasting, the carefully crafted shared menu is where local seasonal produce and high quality authentic ingredients come together to form a modern yet authentic dining experience. Grab a drink at the bar and nestle into the comfortable and contemporary venue as you soak up the spectacular views and vibrant atmosphere of one of the best Italian restaurants Brisbane has to offer.

Boasting a mix of sleek modern industrial interiors and classic Australian design features, our dynamic yet relaxed atmosphere strikes the perfect tone for your afternoon cocktail affair.
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CL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, with delicious dishes that were enjoyed by all of our small group. The only thing that wasn’t good, was the location of our table... right at the entrance to the restaurant.

LT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant and would highly recommend. The location is great with a lovely view of the river, very sunny aspect (though not directly on tables). Staff outstanding & very accommodating. Even gave us a complimentary birthday cake!

c
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great 'above Nona's' Italian. Share plates can be awkward for business group dinner. Otherwise bloody good. Great Italian wine list. Staff very accommodating with split bills, separating alcohol out from other items, etc. Views to the water are pretty wonderful.

NV
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and food

SN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite! Fantastic venue, service is incredible, food fabulous and location outstanding.

MV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the Mangia set and a Chianti wine, it was incredible and my partner and i were blown away at the incredible combination of the quality of the food we received, the quality of the wine and the all atmosphere of the restaurant

Not only was all of that amazing, but the service we received was exceptional, with just the right amount of banter, and courteous check ins to make sure that we were enjoying ourselves.

if you are looking for a quality restaurant for date night and don't mind spending a little bit more, Popolo's is a wonderful choice.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family favourite. Great for groups to be able to taste lots of wonderful dishes. We took the kids with us for Father’s Day and no problems. The staff were super accommodating with our booking which we increased a few days prior. Table was ready on time and food is spectacular. Waitstaff particularly friendly. Beautiful day and view over the river and city made for a perfect father’s day lunch.

IC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely memorable experience. Our daughters 18th with a great table with views of the river/city, amazing service and delicious food. Thank you to the team at Popolo for making this special

PK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Beautiful food and wonderful friendly staff

EF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!

RB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from super friendly hostess!!
We were all seated and ordering within minutes.
The food was amazing!! The share plate is a great combination of goodies
AND it was delivered in less than 10 minutes!!

We left a $25 tip ( and we are on a family budget, not a singles / dating budget )

Well worth a visit, we will be back for more..

PD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only recently discovered Popolo’s but now it’s fast becoming my favourite restaurant at Southbank! Food is fantastic and the service is efficient and courteous- couldn’t ask for anything better. Thank you!

BS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxed Sunday lunch overlooking the parklands and river. Restaurant was busy but not too noisy. Music playlist was excellent.
Service was very good - lots of assistance without any pressure.
Food was excellent; lots of gluten-free options (that we must have) included in the menu.

TR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service in a stunning location. Our favourite “go to” for special occasions.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable! Every single staff member was friendly and knowledgeable. The view from the restaurant is also lovely. High recommend!

MP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Lovely Italian nosh up and great place to while away the afternoon

RH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time thanks so much. Will definitely come back another time.

J
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the view and noise level of this place - the food, which was a range from bruschetta to chocolate mousse and ragu bolognese was amazing especially for the price and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our daughter’s 18th BiRtHdAy. Such a stunning view and gorgeous food. Loved buying multiple dishes and sharing them together. We will be back

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic table service

DV
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurants with tasty food, great waiters who make your stay very pleasant and an amazing view over the brisbane skyline!

MA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great with choice of waters offered immediately. Discussion of drinks was helpful and meals ( one pizza and one lamb) arrived promptly. Meals were both superb as was the wine. All in all an excellent experience.

v
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have been their twice and both times could not fault any thing. yum yum

BS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall, a really enjoyable experience with great food to share. Unfortunately our waitress spoke a bit fast through things but otherwise we had a really great night!

JH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had my husbands birthday celebration on Sunday with 10 friends and the whole experience was great

RH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already recommended. Food was great, view was awesome.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Foodand service were excellent. Nice view of the river and the city. The only thing that annoyed me was the total absence of heating. Winter evenings are pleasant in Brisbane but I beleive there should be some kind of heating or the doors should be closed.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely service and atmosphere!

KB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Lovely setting on a sunny winter’s day. My linguini and cab sav were both very good. Service was a bit lacking, very attentive at first, but brought the wrong main for my friend, and after clearing the mains failed to ask if we wanted coffee or dessert.

GC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wait staff amazing - highly recommend for lunch or dinner. The venue is capable of supporting large table numbers. The price is very reasonable. Don't forget to try the deserts...

CM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is special, next to the river and bathed by the city lights. Both us couples had been here before and we reordered some faves. The kingfish is so light and tasty, and the scallops, wow. The staff guided us on how many mains to share between 4. Three is the magic number, and we went wide in terms of variety. The Ragyu pasta is hearty and delicious. The gran panado cheese makes it. The swordfish was perfectly cooked. The squid ink linguini was a feast for lovers of seafood. And the service was friendly, helpful and first rate. Whether alone, a couple or a group, it’s a great place. Get there.

MS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly excellent service and food

HF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a group lunch. They were happy for some to order a la carte and some to have the set menu. The staff were great, the food was good and plentiful and the drink selection was excellent. The staff were happy for us to move to the lounge area for our last drinks when they needed to re-set he table for the next sitting.

AD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To start, the service was flawless. The food was delicious and the picnic experience was on a whole other level. Perfect date night. Thank you.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We totally enjoyed our dining experience at Popolo. We dined with a view of the river and city lights. The waitress was friendly and of course the food was beautiful. Thank you for a lovely night.

ED
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Popolo. The food is fantastic, service always prompt and friendly and the location and view are the best in Brisbane.

R
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Will definitely be coming back

S
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here Saturday 20 July - staff were very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Food was amazing, will definitely be coming back. It wasn't too noisy, just the right amount of atmosphere and the heaters were just right to keep us warm but not too hot.

RP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with a few friends at Popolo Restaurant on Saturday evening. My sister is gluten intolerant so a friend of mine had recommended this restaurant as his partner is also gluten intolerant. We had a lovely meal, bottle of wine, atmosphere and service was friendly and only to happy to please. Will be returning again and recommending to other friends.

DG
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

booked a table for 5 and we were all so impressed by the level of customer service and the great value for money food (+ was grateful that the bill could be split) :) I would 10/10 come back here !

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