Popolo Restaurant

4.6
870 reviews
$41 to $100
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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Experiences

  • Mamma's Day

    A$89.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Mother’s Day Menu Course One Sydney Rock Oysters w Champagne Vinaigrette, Yarra Valley Salmon Caviar Course Two Confit Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad w Shaved Prosciutto, Hazelnut & Basil Pesto Course Three Beetroot Gnocchi w Walnut-Sage Brown Butter, Baby Watercress, Radish Crème Course Four Mediterranean Baked Australian Baby Barramundi w Sicilian Caper and herb sauce. Course Five Strawberry Tiramisu w Red Wine Poached Wild Berries, Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Creme Drinks Additional
  • Mamma's Day Dinner

    A$89.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Mother’s Day Menu Course One Sydney Rock Oysters w Champagne Vinaigrette, Yarra Valley Salmon Caviar Course Two Confit Tomato and Burrata Caprese Salad w Shaved Prosciutto, Hazelnut & Basil Pesto Course Three Beetroot Gnocchi w Walnut-Sage Brown Butter, Baby Watercress, Radish Crème Course Four Mediterranean Baked Australian Baby Barramundi w Sicilian Caper and herb sauce. Course Five Strawberry Tiramisu w Red Wine Poached Wild Berries, Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Creme
  • Dinner & Show - Under The Tuscan Sun

    A$88.00 per person

    Apr 27, 2021 only

    Florence, Tuscany | Under The Tuscan Sun Course One: Tuscan fettunta topped w. tomato, basil & onion Course Two: Ribolitta Tuscan style cannellini bean stew w. tomato, kale & chilli served w. toasted ciabatta Course Three: Bistecca alla Fiorentina w garlic butter Desert: Tiramisu Cocoa, espresso liquor, savoiardi & marscarpone **Drinks Additional

Safety precautions

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 870 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner for two. Excellent table out the front looking across the river to the city.
Service was excellent and prompt and they achieved that balance between interrupting and being attentive.
The food was great.

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KarenB
Brisbane
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing view to enjoy a very yummy dinner. Friendly staff and great service.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Family evening out, wonderful experience, we will be back!

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WhitneyI
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Popolo, food was delicious!

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Sander
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great location and atmosphere, very well organized, fine customer service and food

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Waiter that seated us seemed a little unsure of the sign in procedure.
Waitress that served us all night didn't know the specials. We like a bit of a drink and we had empty glasses for a long time.
Waited a long time for mains to be cleared and wasn't offered dessert so we went next door to Aquitaine.
Food was amazing. Cocktails great. Ambience is great.

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JohnR
Sydney
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't recommend Popolo enough. The food, the wine, the service. Just wonderful.
I've been twice and I can't wait to plan another excuse to go.
Yes, it is a bit on the pricey side but it's worth every cent.
The staff are all magnificent.

JM
JeffM
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great evening - my son's birthday experience was great.

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angelar
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

good food. good service. a little expensive and noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful!

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Grimes
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food. Fantastic view and atmosphere.

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really loved the food and service at Popolo! All staff were friendly and helpful and the food and wine was just perfect.

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Xine
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Poor service. Had to remind staff that we were there. But after that plates and wine glasses were whisked away before we'd barely finished.

The stuffed zucchini flowers were coated in a very thick dry batter. The ravioli was cold and undercooked. The gnocchi though, was a highlight.

Disappointing, I took my guests there because I'd enjoyed eating there twice before. But I won't go back again.

HB
HelenB
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting friendly service fabulous food...lovely river outlook. First class

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BrettW
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to dine out. Service was very friendly with the quality and flavor
of the meals a high standard
Nice atmosphere looking out over the river

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Suvv
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant - the best thing was really the view :)

We ordered: Fish of the Day (barramumdi), brocollini sides, mushroom truffle pizza and pepperoni pizza. Everything except the pepperoni pizza was outstanding. The Pepperoni pizza had a bit too much oil. If it was just toned down on the oil it would have been much better. But overall, great experience!

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EricC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Popolo.
The food was delicious and the staff were excellent. We will come back again.

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Dana
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating with our requests! Perfect place to go before theatre.

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MatthewS
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went there for a first date and what a time it was. The service was great. the location and view was awesome and the food was amazing. Honestly it was the best dining experience I have had in a long while. My date agreed it was very nice.

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RobynR
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was superb in it's simplicity and freshness. The staff were excellent.

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AnitaB
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, came for a friend's birthday and had a great time.

AD
AlexD
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy with service. Food was great. Love their arancini balls! Yum!

JA
JenniferA
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food always super yummy and service outstanding as always. Always love coming here.

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Carlos
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Popolo is an amazing place, great service, amazing delicious food! however, the food took a little long to arrive. Nevertheless, i would recommend and definitely will be back.

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LucyW
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and service. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant

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MaxPower
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. I had the spatchcock and it exceeded my expectations. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable and the view of the Brisbane river made it a night to remember.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service and the food was delicious! The steak was the best we have ever had!!

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PetaS
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The menu states the options are share plates, which could imply they are large meals. I did not find the meals large. I am glad we took the advice of our sever and ordered two entrees and two main meals to share. This worked out perfectly for my husband and I to try four options, without any food wastage. We enjoyed the meals & the water view.

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SueH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with a riverfront outlook. Attentive staff. Definitely worth a visit!

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KathleenC
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this place. All the dishes are excellent- especially the calamari entree. Service is efficient and friendly and the cocktails are great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Worth going, friendly staff, good food, great experience 👍

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. Can't ask for much more

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JennyK
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Popolo but will not be the last. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. will be a family favourite from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Amazing food. Staff pleasant and hard working. Made to feel had to rush to leave - Had only taken last bite of dessert and waiter appeared with Bill and eftpos machine - Still had wine in glass and 45 minutes left on reservation.

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TheresaH
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely evening! Both the food and the service was outstanding.

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KaiM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We had eaten here before and had a lovely time, so we are unsure about this misstep. It was a Friday night and I think they were just geared up to crank through tables. We were advised as soon as we sat down we would not be allowed to linger, that we had two hours only. (Which is fair enough, but it was said abruptly). Immediately after our entrees were whisked away, one of the mains arrived, for one member of our party. The next mains came 10 minutes later. We just sat there while our party member ate so their ragú wouldn’t get cold.

We wanted to get dessert but felt that we wouldn’t be welcomed lingering. We still had plenty of time in our 2 hour block, but felt uncomfortable as our table was cleared so quickly. We were also seated right next to the hosts bench, so the whole evening felt mechanical. This was disappointing as we were celebrating a birthday and an engagement. With the choices that Southbank and Brisbane have to offer we won’t be rushing back.

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ParisLover
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Popolo feels like family. Can’t do without them.

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BernadetteA
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fabulous experience. Great good. Amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Poppolos made our anniversary celebration very special

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Nettie
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Views were lovely but the food quality didn’t match the price tag.

FAQs

Popolo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

Popolo Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://popolodining.com/vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.