Bucci
Italian
  • 15 James St,
    Fortitude Valley,
    Brisbane
  • (07) 3252 7848,
    buccijamesstreet.com.au
  • Lunch daily noon-3pm

    Dinner daily 5.30pm-9.45pm


Bucci
-27.456303, 153.039041

Don't be alarmed if you're finding Bucci hard to resist. This well-liked Italian's upbeat red-and-black fit-out, its lively diner buzz and slightly sunken dining space exert a powerful pull on passersby. The attraction is compounded by a pitch-perfect drink list, with its clever array of apéritifs and digestifs, and classic entrées like mussels boosted by a well-judged sauce of white wine, parsley, garlic and tomato, or a knot of creamy burrata, say, simply dressed with a drizzle of James Street honey. Service can be brusque and short on detail, but a generous rack of hay-baked Flinders Island lamb paired with crushed potatoes and a bright salsa verde needs nothing extra. The River Café-inspired chocolate nemesis cake has been a signature since Bucci opened - or you could try a contemporary take on granita, a super-light snow dome of limoncello and mascarpone finished with roasted almonds and biscuity, caramelised white-chocolate rubble.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $14-$28

    M $32-$38

    D $12-$13

  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Shaun Malone & Danielle Dixon

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