Restaurant Reviews

1889 Enoteca: Restaurant review

1889 Enoteca

Address

10-12 Logan Rd
Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD

Hours

Lunch Tue-Fri, Sun noon-2.30pm
Dinner Tue-Thu 6pm-9.30pm, Fri-Sat 6pm-10pm

Prices

E $22-$25
M $32-$49
D $15

REVIEW

There's romance aplenty in the Old-World grandeur of gilt-edged mirrors and stained-glass windows, and the genial Italian-accented waitstaff. Traditional Roman dishes are given a modern flourish, whether it's lightly battered zucchini flowers yielding anchovy dotted mozzarella or saltimbocca alla Romana, elegant as it gets, the veal edged with fine prosciutto and scattered with fried sage and broccolini. Perhaps best of all are the pasta dishes - gnocchi has remained a fixture for years, and with good reason. Pan-fried in a cheesy sauce, the gnocchi is flecked with just the right amount of truffle shavings and fennel flavour from chunks of rustic sausage. The Italian-focused drinks list is also old-fashioned in all the right ways, showcasing minimal-intervention wines from small producers. A short list of desserts also appeals - perhaps a lovely vanilla panna cotta with pineapple and shortbread will do the trick.

Phone:
(07) 3392 4315

Bookings:
Bookings essential

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Matthew Stubbing

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.