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.
Beautiful food and wine however the large plates to share were a little small
Tables are a little small for shared menu style eating
Staff were really friendly
Would definitely return
Yummy food and 5 star service. It was a hot day some fans on the veranda ceilings would of been nice.
Service was great, welcoming, and felt vrr personal.
Disappointing on a hot Qld summer night when you are served a soft drink which has not been refrigerated. Very poor form. No amount of ice is a glass works to make hot soft drink, cold!
The food at Popolo is always of a high standard, but on a busy Saturday night we were let down by service, being placed out to the far side, we felt a bit forgotten. Wine list quite limited, feel this place is now catering more for the tourists, there are plenty of better Italian places in Brisbane for that authentic experience.
Popolo has a great atmosphere, food is delicious, staff are very friendly, service is good.
The ambiance is wonderful at Popolo, so lovely sitting by the river under the beautiful frangipanis. It is a little pricey for what you get but you have the expect that given the location. The staff are lovely and super friendly. Most of the time the food is great however on our recent visit, the menu had changed and the options were a little more limited. Last time I had the seafood squid ink linguine and it was incredible, so flavoursome and lots of seafood, everyone else had food envy. This time the only option was the Pipi Linguine and it was a huge disappointment, not very flavoursome and very simple, there is hardly any meat in pipi's so it was basically just pasta and for $32, you'd expect more than that. The others who ordered it also thought the same. Hopefully you can change that dish over for the squid ink pasta again.
Lovely service , we were very well looked after by all. The food also impeccable.
Great service and wonderful food. The view was amazing too. Would definitely recommend and go back.
Lovely lunch by the water. Great vibe. Will be back.
Waiters were very pushy trying to up sell. Them were rude after we just got two pasta dishes. The dishes were very underwhelming. The ragu was very chewy with no sauce or flavour and the gnocchi the same.
Im the fussiest human alive, along with my partner, we also never ever agree on food
But this date night we were literally in shock at how amazing dinner was! And the lady who served us was so kind and helpful!
The only thing i can say is add cola to the drinks menu
The beef platter enteee and the arinchini balls were to DIE for
Friendly people, amazing food, beautiful scenery.
Went here for my girlfriend's birthday dinner and she loved it. We had an amazing time. Would come again.
Absolutely love Popolos! If I’m heading to Southbank this is my go to place. I’ve introduced a lot of friends to it. And Saturday had another two friends who had never been! They loved that the food was ease to share.
This is one of the finest & classiest restaurant I've been to. Incredibly authentic, excellent service and delicious food. We will be back many times to come.
We have been visiting Popolo a few times in recent years as part of our family tradition for our birthday dinner.
Never disappoint, we have favourite menu we always go for. I’ve also organised a few catch up with friends over drinks or lunch.
Love this place, will keep on coming back.
Lovely relaxed lunch. Great river view. Good food. Service was good.
Beautiful food. The service was fantastic. Staff really so helpful with catering for allergies and food choices that would suit customer. Thanks so much. It was a lovely evening.
The food was excellent and the staff lovely. Perfect place to that special someone.
Great customer service, I love the location. Beef Carpaccio stands out of all the food we ordered.
Our Foodie Niece was with us and she was amazed at the Zucchini Flowers.. I was too .. the Eggplant confit stuffing was just right and it was the first time ever that I have liked anything eggplant.
The Arrancini was as good as always. As was the lamb.
Deserts were excellent.. the revamped Panna Cotta with the quince and honey was superb.
As other reviewers have said, I am always pleased to show off Brisbane by taking all visitors to Popolo.
And, as always, it is the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff that create the ambience that encourages us return.
A wonderful dining experience. We had a lovely evening and the food was all fabulous :)
Delicious meal, well presented. Our Brazilian waiter was delightful and looked after us very well.
Will be coming back
Loved the relaxed feeling. Food was delicious and good serving sizes. Will return
We had a lovely experience at Popolo, lovely view of the river and City, friendly, helpful staff, great food. Would highly recommend!
For years has been our absolute favourite restaurant in Brisbane. Always without fail the best food ,the best service and the best view. X
We were joined by two interstate visitors and proud to show off this great restaurant.
Amazing as always, the calamari was perfect as usual
Amazing! A dreamy family birthday dinner with delicious food and ambience.
I often have recommended Popolo..
this last visit, the staff ( Maria and Sarah) were very helpful and friendly. To us, this is the most important aspect when we decide where to go.
We tried dishes we don’t normally try at restaurants and were impressed. The lamb was the best ever.. tasty and perfectly cooked. The panacotta was exceptional and I hope it is still on the menu when we return at the end of this month.
Wine, as usual was just right, but I do wish you would serve NZ wine by the glass..
Excellent service and great food. Couldn’t have asked for more. Also the best strawberry aperol spritz!
This was a very special reunion for our family. Two of the five people had come from Salisbury in England and were meeting up with the other three who live in Queensland after many years. The position of Popolos with views of the city and river is perfect. We had very good attentive service from Celine? We took our time over a good selection of dishes, sharing most of them. Loved the hot coated olives, the barramundi, and the tiramisu was as light as a feather. It was a memorable meal and everyone was very happy. THANKYOU.
Great restaurant and atmosphere, lovely setting . Food was enjoyable, only blemish was that the waitress (not the one who took the order) served my meal to the person at the next table so my wife ate alone.., while I waited for his meal ... I heard his order (steak medium) mine was rare. ...I also heard the waitress describe the steak as rare when she delivered to him so he was an idiot, first for ordering a steak medium done 😉 second for accepting my order. Fortunately the waitress who took my order saw my empty plate and visible irritation and she intervened before I was served his medium steak... (which I would have politely declined) As as a result I had to wait. I laughed when I heard the first waitress apologise to the other customer due to his undercooked steak.....So entertaining overall but can’ score too highly on the service....
Food was great for sharing and had something to please everyone. Especially the starters. Wonderful ambience and location. The particular server we had though could have been a lot friendly to make the experience 5 star.
Food was exceptional
You can’t beat the location and the staff were very attentive and helpful. Food was great. Overall it is a perfect spot to enjoy Brisbane at night.
We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Popolo's on Saturday night. The view was incredible, the service wonderful and the food amazing. We loved every moment and will most certainly return again.
We are coming again tonight with a bigger group. The food and service at our table was outstanding on Friday night.
Always a lovely experience. The circle table out the front was perfect. We will visit again.
Had an enjoyable experience. Only issue is we found the share plate for 2 of a bit too small portion.