I am a Brisbane-based writer who enjoys discovering good food experiences, great coffee and fun events. Subscribe and I will keep you posted on what's happening in your city. You can also follow my blog over at todayonmysideoftheplanet.com/
Published March 12th 2016
Finally, I found the perfect Italian
We were actually looking for some yum cha when we spotted this place on the corner of Little Stanley, Grey and Glenelg Streets at South Bank in Brisbane on Wednesday night.
Lured in by the smell of fresh pasta, seduced by candle lit tables and frankly reassured by a full house we all voted Italian.
From beginning to end The Spaghetti House Trattoria didn't disappoint. We started off enjoying cocktails while we waited for our meals. They have a decent cocktail menu and as you would expect of any self respecting Italian restaurant there were plenty of wine choices.
Sicilian Sunrise Cocktail
Right or wrong I tend to develop an accent whenever I am anywhere near Italian food. Why is that? Much like when I saw the sign pictured below and my hands automatically switched to Italian mode.
The food menu is extensive, my only problem with that was there was simply too much to choose from.
The entrées alone teased me with 'Olive All'Ascolana', 'Bruschetta con Pomodoro e Basilico', 'Fiche E Prosciutto con Gorgonzola Fondu'. Oh my (fans herself)! What does that even mean other than make sure you wear loose clothing?
Involtini Di Melanzane - Pan fried eggplant filled with mozzarella di buffalo & rocket topped with pomodoro sauce. $17.90
I knew walking in that I was going to order the bolognese but my decision wasn't cemented until I read: Slow cooked pork & beef with soffritto, wine and tomato. The bolognese was perfect, greedily I ordered the 'Grande' instead of the 'Piccolo' size which would have been more than enough.
Ragu Alla Bolognese $22.90 Grande $19.90 Piccolo
There were a lot of 'mmm' sounds coming from across the table as the fettuccine carbonara was being demolished. I was assured it was 'really good'. The carbonara contained pancetta, egg, cream and parmigaino.
The menu also featured all your other favourites such as pizza, gnocchi, ravioli and risotto.