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Briscola Italian, Canberra, AU-ACT

Briscola Italian

4.8
4.8
467 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 9 times today

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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.
  • Area
    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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 467 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambience

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Canberra

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Canberra

    Lively

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

467 Reviews
  1. ChelseaL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service - my favourite Italian restaurant in Canberra

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  2. Kylie

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food came out very quickly even though it was busy. Staff gave personal recommendations and were very friendly.

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  3. GSReview

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is immaculately clean and has a really nice vibe. The staff are attentive to customers, exceptionally professional and friendly, and the flavours of the food is next level. This restaurant delivers an excellent eating experience and I look forward to trying more of their food range in the future.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of food, and Gorgonzola gnocchi and lamb papadelle were fantastic, great service and good wine recommendation.

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  5. ClaireL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, quick and friendly service, very enjoyable evening!

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  6. KennethH

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simple and elegant menu. Enough variety to keep everyone happy. Don't forget the specials board! Absolutely terrific waitstaff!

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  7. NaphaH

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good value. The staffs are lovely. The pasta was sooo good and generous size. Highly recommend

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  8. Judith

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Briscola since it opened. I have always enjoyed going. The food is great and the ambience is pleasant. The service is consistently good.

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  9. Mickrick

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 2 wait staff and the boss were all great, they gave us informed help with selections when required.

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  10. Anglez

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine, staff were amazing especially Ainsley, her attention to reading the customers was amazing, great service professional and personal with a great little banter, her recommendations were exceptional. We chose well when booking this restaurant, a must when in Canberra.

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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 467 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 9 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.
  • Area
    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, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, 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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