Popolo Restaurant

4.6
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583 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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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What 583 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anon
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal and location. Great service and offering of drinks.

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AlisonR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere right on the river. Great food and service

KC
KarenC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always enjoy our visits to Popolo. Service was excellent & enjoyed our meal. Bruschetta has changed which was only down side, maybe have option of both would be good as not everyone is keen on mushrooms as opposed to tomato.

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, great atmosphere, great service, great food. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was friendly and attentive, and the food was brilliant as always. My guests will be returning as well, so you have made some new Popolo fans! Congratulations to everyone for a great lunch! One of my guests said that your Gnocchi was the best he has ever had anywhere, and the Porchetta was amazing - he said he will definitely be back soon to share the experience with his family, and also with his friends and work colleagues/clients.

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KerriP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been to Popolo's so many times and every time it has been great. I've introduced many friends to it and they all keep wanting to go back. Food is wonderful !

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MarloB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service.. This place delivers everytime we are there.. Favourite place to eat on date night 😄😄😄

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous birthday venue for a long lunch! Highly recommend

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KathlH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely spot for lunch by the river.
Every dish orderded was perfect.

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code0
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio, water view, beautiful location. Server was excellent, comparable to US where id just reurned from.
A few menu items from dessert missing because it was Sunday... isn't weekend funday important?

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Anon
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. So good to have popolo open again.

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SamL
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location, beautiful food, excellent service

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RuthK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue to watch the qld sunset. The food is tasty and serving size large (even enough for a teenage boy!)

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spaicexploration
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, especially the Gnocchi. The staff were excellent too, kind friendly and patient!

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JasonK
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Service and tasty food. Love this plance :)

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JulzieF
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, knowledgeable staff; great atmosphere and seriously delicious meals. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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robinb
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Italian food, we had three pizza which were all great. The views of the city are nice and the staff were very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable evening. Restaurant was a little cold inside however the view was lovely

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ReganW
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Location & setting are superb. Food and concept are excellent. Menu options are a bit limited. Actual food was served lukewarm and a bit uninspiring. Could be brilliant on a cool evening with hearty pasta options.

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EmmaE
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an incredible lunch at Popolo. I would highly recommend the wagyu pasta - it was delicious! I also loved that most of the menu is share plates - no order envy! Great location, service and food. Can’t wait to return.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to this restaurant numerous times and each time the service gets better! Which is why we continue to go back. They are always so helpful with any food intolerance and so pleasant to deal with! Thank you again for another excellent meal!

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can never fault this restaurant, the food is amazing and the service is so, so good. I love bringing people here as they are always blown away.

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DilysB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great setting. Food fabulous. Service great. Whats not to love!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating what should have been our wedding day. The service was amazing and the food was incredible

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JesseF
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ah-mazing food! Such a great culture and really like the share plate options! Fantastic service and a great atmosphere!

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NickV
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Peaceful atmosphere overlooking the Brisbane river.

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ChrissieR
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff.. so the atmosphere is always pleasant.. top priority for us.
We were exhausted and it was lovely to be in a place where we could just relax.
The lamb was great as were the zucchini flowers.
It was great to see you had placed the tables well apart according to recent guidelines.
I so hope you can open again soon.

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AnaW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience - a stunning view, great food, service and ambience.

Love this restaurant and would recommend trying it if you haven't already.

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SamaraT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This restaurant was fine, but nothing memorable. The view was lovely, and the atmosphere of the restaurant is good. Food was fairly average, service was friendly but fairly slow. I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it to people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great set menu on offer, and to go to a restaurant that’s very busy but not to be rushed in any way is what you think of when deciding to go back, I so wish more restaurants were like this one, loved it

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Food as always, staff were attentive, service was very quick (Especially for a Friday night) Will definitely be dining here again.

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DanielleT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely table to celebrate a birthday - it was a fantastic night with great cocktails and great food. Highly recommend a view of the river at night

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TimE
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Popolo with friends up from Sydney and we all felt that it was the perfect place for really interesting food in an outstanding location. Few places can beat an early autumn evening looking out over the Brisbane river from Southbank with good friends and great food.

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MaryannZ
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and location. Staff were friendly. Would highly recommend.

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KylieL
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We requested a great table for our 16 year old's birthday dinner and when we arrived our table had a wonderful view of the river. The service was exceptional, the food so authentically Italian and delicious it was an outstanding evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

One of entrees wasn’t Cooked properly so it was sent back but they dealt with it very professionally.

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DebbieT
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly and attentive service, best service weve had in ages for our table of 6.
Food fantastic, lots of plates to share.
Warm night beside the Brisbane river, life is good!

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KristyN
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single meal we ordered was devine. Service was consistent but not obtrusive. So delicious that we have already made another booking for when we are back in town.

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VirginiaS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience at Popolo. Great waitress & highly recommend

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AdrianF
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great view over Brisbane River with a lively open environment & authentic food

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Popolo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.

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