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Popolo Restaurant

4.6
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649 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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 649 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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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MichelleM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue
Fantastic service everyone so friendly and attentive. Wine was lovely will definitely be back highly recommend

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Julie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely location. Gorgeous view. Very friendly staff. Responsive and helpful service. A crazy friendly tame lizard added to the laughs. The few share plates we ordered were very nice.

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Sally
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t restaurant will definitely return. Service was superb, thank you Sarah.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Wait staff didn’t ‘scan’ the venue when attending to usual tasks. Consequently, we often had to wait for service and try to catch their attention.
Otherwise this was a great restaurant.

JD
JoeD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The price you pay for the food is extremely over priced. The mains were cold and poorly prepared. The margarita pizza was sloppy and the base was soggy. The lamb tasted as if it had been pulled out of a water bucket.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Love Popolo, great food. Waitstaff were amazing, the lady serving our table was excellent.

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AprilB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, food and vibe. Staff were all amazing!

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KathieS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Popolo for family or group occasions. The sharing plates are generous and the food is always delicious.

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Whilst in a nice location with great staff both front and back of house, real cocktails made correctly good seating and lighting making it a great experience but at a table of 6 we ordered multiple share plates and offering food arrived in good timing bar one that came as we finished the rest, we all found the food to lack taste and any real value from meatballs that just tasted of dry meat to seafood what reminded us of the Takeaway down the road, staff could not fault taste and overall food was very average, we all agreed we don’t mind paying for good food but unfortunately this was over priced for what we received, we would come back for a cocktail but not the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. Food was brought out quickly and same with the drinks. The woman who served us checked on us regularly and was wonderful! Always love dining at Popolo’s.

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mich
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Food was ok but nothing special. Noisy but social distancing was maintained.

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BradJ
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was excellent, would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting, friendly service and delicious food.

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HollieH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So impressed with the food. Wine was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. We loved it. Can’t wait to go back.

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Vinnie
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Italian food and service overlooking the Brisbane River and city buzz.
Great venue for a relaxing lunch or intimate dinner.
Be sure to book not to miss out.

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LizW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service would definitely return and could recommend

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MargieW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing!!!! Love their taste in music too. Could not fault a thing

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Vanessac
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Very disappointed. The position ambience and service was excellent. The food however was tasteless , and expensive .

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TrishM
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love this restaurant - food, staff, service and view exceptional!

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Lucindav
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a multiple of different food requirements, and all dishes were superb. Service was excellent and nice view of city lights

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AngJJ
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely view of the lights, bridge and river. This is a superb venue for alfresco dining. The food is great quality italian and worth a try.

I don't know how I never knew this is existed...I will be back for sure!!!

Good for: outdoor dining; views; quality and traditional italian; moderate noise; polite and responsive service; good car parking and close to southbank amenities.

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ClaudioN
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service, items in the menu rare to find somewhere else in Brisbane

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BelindaM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful restaurant. Outstanding service and food.

KC
KateC
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing as was the team and the service! 10/10 would recommend!

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

Popolo on the Brisbane river at South Bank is a great venue for night time dining with the lights of the city in the background. Tasty food, attentive, friendly staff made for a great night out.

TM
TrishM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food and service, staff lovely and know their content, I love the food at this restaurant

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BillyT
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, cocktails were very good. Food came out quickly which is always a plus.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Popolo is great! Love this place! Always a great time.

MS
MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Staff were very friendly and attentive especially our main waitress who was outstanding and probably best service I have had anywhere for a while. Will be back !

MP
MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was amazing. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely staff with a deep understanding of the menu and recommendations. Food was amazing and the view was just as good! Loved it!

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CraigB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We have returned to Popolo many times over the years and have always enjoyed the experience - food, service and ambience - all great.

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VanessaJ
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, venue, service and location. Well suited for all ages and sharing plates are a delicious way to celebrate modern Italian delicacies.

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RobinM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very happy with our dining experience at Popolo. Staff were very attentive, food amazing and price reasonable. Would highly recommend.

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NICKV
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made our special occasion so memorable. Staff were so helpful with allergy modifications. Best italian I have had. Totally recommend.

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WayneT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Always have the ragu and it was still good but not as good as it usually is. It's usually 'amazing' but the meat was a bit tough and the sauce was rather watery. Still enjoyed it but as we always have it, we noticed the difference. Still very much enjoyed ourselves
and will be coming back on the next occasion.

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Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent! Our waitress Sara was amazing, so attentive and friendly. We enjoyed all our sharing platters, generous portions. The atmosphere was also good, not too noisy.

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MadS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing service with the waiters being so friendly and welcoming. Food was tasty and very authentic.

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DavidB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic lunch in all respects, though got overcharged $90 which I didn’t realise until I got home. Popolos was very responsive when I rang though, and immediately credited the amount. Have been there several times and always enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and very well looked after. Fantastic!

FAQs

Popolo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 649 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.