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Persone Italian Restaurant

4.4
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265 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Italian
In Italian Persone means ‘people’. Persone is the embodiment of the sweet life. A place where people want to be and be seen. A place to indulge in ‘the good life’.
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Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 265 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Not enjoyed quite as much as previously as the service was not up to pre-lockdown levels. Hopefully that will improve.

MB
MichelleB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff were superb and most of the food was great. Was slightly disappointed with the choc mousse which is probably a personal thing wasn’t as sweet as I would like but was still enjoyable.

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LouiseP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, food was amazing and fresh and delicious! Wait staff knew their staff and could provide great recommendations on the night, beautiful view and overall a fantastic evening.

My only point of contention would be that there is no ability to leave a voice message so you can only message online for queries if they do not answer the phone, to which they don’t actually respond to the online messages. This part was a let down but everything else was fantastic!

MC
MareeC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The wines were just beautiful. Staff were just the best, so attentive and polite. Perfect night.

ND
NaomiD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Never disappointing. My favourite place to dine. Great staff and yummy food. Welcome back!!

MC
MikeC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and good service. Quiet night, and staff were in good humour given conditions.

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CarolynP
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very conscious of current environment - all wore gloves and patrons were seated apart. Also, hand sanitizer at entry.

TJ
TJ90
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Persone is a beautiful restaurant. The menu is really great and surprisingly reasonable considering how nice it is. The food is always great as is the service. Will continue to come back again and again.

MP
MelP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don’t wait for a special occasion, just head to Persone for a memorable lunch or dinner.

ML
MarianL
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue, food delicious & staff very friendly & helpful. Most enjoyable evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely loved every dishes we ordered. We defiantly will come back again soon! Added to my new favourite list now!

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AubinV
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleased with my visit. Waiters were lovely and very helpful especially Meg. Will be visiting back soon

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Carlee
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, wonderful service - a very enjoyable evening.

ND
NaomiD
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant every time.
Delicious dinners, awesome alcohol, friendly faces.
This is my absolute favourite dining destination in the CBD.

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Toddy
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were fantastic and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

HA
HALEYS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Had a most enjoyable evening entertaining guests at Persone. The restaurant was a hive of activity but we were still able to enjoy flowing conversation without too much interruption. The food and service were of an extremely high standard and the views are beautiful over the river across to QPAC and the Wheel of Brisbane. Would definitely recommend and look forward to dining at Persone again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a date night at persone and firstly cannot believe how well priced the menu is. Service was top notch with very friendly and helpful waiters that knew the menu well. It got quite busy but the staff seemed to be there when you needed them. My wife loved the bomboloni dessert. Wine list could have a few more natural wines but that’s just my taste. We really could not have asked for a better night out

MC
MikeC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was lovely. However, given the site has such a prime view, it was unfortunate to be seated behind the large structure in the middle of the restaurant, with no view at all. The service was off on the night, which didn’t help the experience.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Wait staff didn't communicate with each other and we got read out the menu and the specials twice. They kept on interrupting us how the drinks and food are going every five minutes by three different staff. It seemed quiet for a Friday night but they should just keep to the assigned tables if they have any and John was almost pestering us coming to us so frequently.

Papadelle was undercooked, chewy and floury. When mentioned the dish was taken back and got a replacement serving but it was way too salty.

We had better pasta served at a franchise.

CS
CoreyS
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a great atmosphere with good views of Southbank. The food was beautifully presented and extremely tasty, I would definitely recommend this place and we’ll be coming back.

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Sherwoood
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Good Italian food.
Poor service.
The second time in two weeks the order was wrong.

LM
LukeM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Good night out just a little bit disappointed with the service as no ice bucket came with the wine nor more water and the salad greens were just kale but otherwise food was awesome

SM
StevenM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had to wait a while initially but it was worth the wait.

AK
AlexK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

On New Years Eve I enjoyed the best food and most wonderful service at Persone. I could not wait to return on Valentines Day with a very special lady in my life and impress her.

Simply stated the food was atrocious, saved only by the dessert.

The service was a mix of being ignored and frantic. Only one young lady made the effort to provide some qualitative service and for that I am grateful she allowed me to salvage some value from the. Persone experience.

As far as ambiance is concerned Persone need to seek some professional advice, they have missed a sense of ambiance by miles.

What was wonderful about the evening was that the Lady I was with still appreciated our time shared - it would have been better if I could have shared with her the food and service that I experienced in my previous visits to Persone

MC
MeghanC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall we had a negative experience at Persone. We went for a valentines meal. Food was average. We paid and left. When we had left we checked our bank account to notice we had been charged for the meal twice. We went back and the manager said this is probably an error and you shouldnt have been charged twice, she passed her number in case the money hasn’t cleared and appeared in our account by next day (Saturday). We checked the bank the next day and we saw the money was still not in our bank and we had still been charged double the amount. We reached out to the manager to inform her of this. To which we got a call later in the day asking us to wait until Monday to see if it was back in our account. The meal wasn’t cheap and cost us around $230, so it has really cost us $460. We hope to have this money back ASAP. But I am not happy with the time this is taking to resolve. For a restaurant who only takes card, you would think they would have better facilities!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

The French Maître de was fabulous. Warm and welcoming so set the tone to be a relaxed and enjoyable evening. How far from the truth this was. We were a party of 4 who had hoped to have a unique dining experience on a Friday evening. Yes it was Valentine’s Day. Yes there were couples all around. However that only added to the presumed enjoyment. How wrong we were....
Our waiter John was timid, spoke so quietly that after two of us repeatedly said, “sorry what was the special?” and “what was the market fish?”, that both our husbands chose to sit back and tune out till John left the table so they could then ask us what he is said. Neither of us could confirm it either. Drinks took forever to come and when we did manage to pin down the sommelier she was helpful and did pick a lovely red, however the onus was on us to refill our glasses as well wave madly for attention for other drinks for our husbands. With regards ambience, we could not have been seated in a worse position. Jammed into the corner, a view of nothing other than direct exit to outside veranda - so we not only endured the heat of the evening as the door remained open but also multiple staff walking repeatedly back and forth all night.
Entrees were oysters and stuffed zucchini flowers. Group gave the oysters 8/10 (there was no explanation from the waitress as to what the accompaniment was with them), and the zucchini was passable 6/10 (not as fresh or lightly tempura as I had in Melbourne at Grossi Florentino in December 2019.) One group member is GF, and our waiter struggled to be convincing as to the ability of the kitchen to provide GF. Since the lighting was so dim it was difficult to see “GF” on the menu however I assured her there would have to be options since a girlfriend of mine had eaten there and she is GF. Mains were Fish, steak, pappardelle and GF seafood pasta. None were standouts to be honest and I had so been looking forward to eating the ragout which left me disappointed. 3/10

JA
JAMM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

When we arrived we were seated outside, with the sun beating down on us. Peak hour traffic hummed in the background. Summer afternoons in QLD are hot, especially in direct sunlight. There was no mention of this when booking. We asked to be moved inside but to no avail. We ordered crumbed veal that was inconsistently cooked, and quite fatty for veal. Service was ok but I had to pour my last glass of wine. Definitely better italian options around Brisbane.

PB
PBshshd
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Bit stale and clinical. Wine list was disappointing, not enough Italian reds by the glass and bottle prices too high.

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rishy
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

It was really bad experience i have ever had before in fine dining in brisbane. Food was served with cold condition and taking more than 1 hour. Server was no care with empty drinks, however, manager dealt with our complain with good manner and giving other options since we mentioned. Im the one who enjoys experiencing fine dining every weekends but i will not recommend this place to go for special day.

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service, have been a few times now and will be going back more for sure. Great food, Great service great view over the river.

FB
FoodieB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant and it didn't disappoint. I went with my family to celebrate my birthday and everyone commented on the superb the food, service and ambiance! Highly recommend.

MG
vipMelissaG
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Beautiful views. Food is amazing, especially love the desserts as they are very creative and are balanced perfectly. Service is outstanding. Will be back.

HC
HayleyC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

Food was amazing especially the ragu and scallops - the presentation and taste was beautiful fine dining compliments to the chef. However the service, presentation and atmosphere let you down :(

I would like to suggest white table clothes and candles instead of placemats and bright lighting. Esp in the five star W hotel building.

We were served by many different waiters, which is ok but not ideal if they don't communicate with each other, and we were served from the left, right, middle no consistency but the restaurant was busy.

Lastly there was wine from Clare on the wine list that was from the Barossa which was misleading.

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LeithT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

Our table was booked for 8.15pm and had a drink in the bar first. Had to remind staff re our booking. Orders were taken promptly but had to wait for 50 minutes for our meals during which time we were offered bread while we waited. Food when arrived was first class and our waiter John, very attentive. Desserts arrived quickly. We told front of house staff 4 times that there was no toilet paper in ladies loos but nothing was done.

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AliH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The decor and set-up of the restaurant was lovely. The ambiance was very welcoming and warm. The service of staff was great, it took about 10 mins to get our drinks list but that is only a very minor negative otherwise the rest of my experience was great!

MW
MadeleineW
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

'Persone' met all my expectations. Immediately when arriving at the restaurant I was blown away with the ambience and style. My partner and I were seated overlooking the most beautiful view of North Quay, Brisbane! The waitress was polite, on the ball and prompt. I would like to make a special mention to Claudia! I only briefly mentioned that it was my 21st and she made the night really special. I also loved her personality and bubbliness! Highly recommend the oysters! Most beautiful tasting and impeccable flavor (with the extras!!)… our main course meals were full of flavor and met all expectations. To top it off... the desserts!! I had a little extra message on mine in chocolate stating HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Big thank-you. Oh and also! The price points were terrific - definitely worth every cent.

AM
AliceM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous fresh food with fabulous views over the Brisbane River. Friendly, prompt service. Can’t wait to return!

JG
JulieanneG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dined at lunchtime and loved the food and service. Great wine list and views over the river

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SallyT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate NYE. Food, Service & location were amazing

AP
AmyP
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exquisite, service was personal and attentive and the location is second to none. I'll be back.

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Persone Italian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

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