Mosconi Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
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71 reviews
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$41 to $100
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European
Mosconi is a European focused Restaurant and Wine Bar, located just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of James St. Named after a fine Northern Italian wine - Barolo Mosconi, the refined flavour and long heritage of its namesake Cru is reflected in both the food and the interior of our restaurant. We serve modern European bistro fare in a cosy, welcoming setting. Head Chef Catherine Anders is no stranger to modern Italian fare with an impressive history including most notably the former Executive Chef of feted Il Centro. She has devised a small but robust menu that embraces the solo diners wanting a 'quick bite', but also people earning for a new consummate dining experience.
What 71 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food. Stand-outs included the sand crab, the tuna crudo and the special of the evening, risotto with scallops and pork and fennel sausage. Impressive wine list. Great value for money, excellent service. Very impressed, will visit again when in Brisbane.

LP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent staff. Unassuming but highly skilled and just the right amount of attention.
Superb wine list.

AM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Second time coming here - the chefs put on great specials and the service is always fantastic

m
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

always welcoming and consistently good. a wonderful place to drop by for simple glass of wine and charcuterie plate, or settle in for beautiful meal. service receives top marks, wine list is impressive ALWAYS, and you will definitely want to come back for more and make it one of your regulars.

AR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best food I have eaten out in Brisbane in a very long time. Everything was perfect about this restaurant! Thank you!

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, sitting outside on the footpath was lovely and created a nice ambience. Emer and Mark go above and beyond and the food is incredible. Xoxo

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent, knowledgeable and attentive staff
Food was sublime. Highly recommend this restaurant.

T
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service by a great host serving great food. Nice and relaxed atmosphere that is so close to the energy of James St.

E
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Mosconi was on my 'to do' list after I read the great write up and rating it had in Brisbane News magazine. The occasion was a long overdue catch up with close friends and although we had other James St venues shortlisted (Steak & Oyster, Beaux Rumble, Same Same), we opted for Mosconi. The restaurant fit out is beautiful and wine list superb - one of the best I've seen. Unfortunately, the food and service were just 'OK'. Food orders were attempted to be taken by waitstaff before we'd ordered drinks. A friend and I both ordered the gnocchi which was underwhelming. The main issue was the dish was served with fresh green peas, which neither my friend and I like, but the peas weren't disclosed on the dish description. I ate my dish due to hunger, however my friend could not eat hers and informed the wait staff as to why. I started the evening excited to be there, but it ended in disappointment.

RQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

The service wasn’t a good as our previous visit. The waitress seemed a bit out of sorts, not overly pleasantly and seemed a bit disinterested...this was a shame to be honest given the high price point. Hopefully that was a one off bad night for her.

WJ
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great addition to the Brisbane restaurant seen. Very chilled feel for friendly service. Great wine list and fantastic food.
Keep up the good work guys. See you again soon!

r
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great little restaurant with elegant simple tasty food and an awesome wine-list. Service was impeccable. Awesome place for a relaxed Sunday lunch, will definitely come back again soon.

B
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food and ambience but the drinks were small and underpoured (margarita, martini and wine).

PI
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Always welcoming, reliable, with attractive menu choices and that exciting Italian Bistro buzz!!!

TS
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service. Lovely small bistro with a relaxed feel.

JS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Excellent service and great location .

AM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Put simply, I cannot speak highly enough of Mosconi !

RM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food always good
I took two friends they were so pleased I introduced them to Mosconi

JO
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and wine list. The food was fantastic.

KJ
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Second time for dinner & just as good as the first & I had the duck special this time, yummy!

MH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent Food, great selection of wine and an easy location

T
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was delightful. Both people that served us were terrific. The explanation of the menu item and specials were great. The food was absolutely outstanding. The lamb ragu was the best!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff members 1 st anniversary

CS
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing!!! Every time we go everything is on point and delicious with impeccable service!

KJ
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We are definitely heading back to Mosconi, the food, wine and service was outstanding, everything was yummy. The only downside is that it is a little noisy. Thanks Karen

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed another wonderfully memorable dining experience again at Mosconi! The food is always exceptional!

LT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My second lunch at Mosconi and I'm very impressed. The octopus was beautifully prepared and I haven't experienced such a dish since living in Athens some years ago and the Ragu was equally impressive. Congratulations are due for the resident Sommellier who has presented a superb and extensive wine list.

CT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, wine and ambience for our anniversary lunch.

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and wine were excellent, service friendly, thoughtful and considerate. They kindly allowed us to arrive and leave late. It felt like we were in Italy. Just loved it.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Comprehensive wine list. Food was excellent. Will definitely return

JB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One the best Italian diners in the city. A busy atmosphere, with guests coming and going constantly, and yet the staff never seem rushed. They always have time for the guests. The kitchen is on song, rarely missing a chance to impress. Great wine list. A perfect choice for a long lunch or quick dinner.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Consistently great food!

KO
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant restaurant. Lovely food and wine. And staff were fantastic.

OT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Tasty food in tasteful surroundings

SH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was a great experience - the food, wine and champagne was outstanding. As a group of six, we would have preferred a more intimate space rather than being the first table at the front door, but then again I understand that space is minimal. Notwithstanding this, it was still a lovely experience. Thank you very much for a wonderful evening.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great local restaurant, amazing

GF
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best European restaurants in Brisbane, small and stylish. Mark and the staff were excellent and certainly know their food and wine.

k
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

lovely and accomodating staff and atmosphere. Steak and fish overcooked unfortunately :( For the price point I didn't expect that. Will probably try again in the future as the atmosphere was nice.

JR
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mosconi was outstanding ... excellent food, awesome atmosphere and superb service. HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISIT.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first visit to this gem of a restaurant. Service was excellent but the food was outstanding. Unpretentious, flavour packed and interesting. All round one of the best restaurants in Brisbane