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Main Dining Room - il locale, Rosalie, AU-QLD

il locale

4.4
4.4
58 reviews
$A40 and under
Italian
For those seeking a slice of Italy while in Brisbane, make a turn down Rosalie’s Nash Street to find Il Locale, shaded among climbing greenery. Enter to discover a contemporary space styled with timber furniture, impressive leading archways and a colourful light installation, creating a chic, yet relaxed vibe. Il Locale offers a full dive into traditional Italian cuisine, delicious in its simplicity. The freshness and quality of the locally sourced pruduce are the results of the great work of the Back of House team, led by Head Chef Rory Watson who is immensely fond and passionate of Italian food and culture and passing along his knowledge with pride.
A high-end customer service is also what Il Locale is about, putting guests enjoyment first, always.
Il Locale wants to bring a piece of italy, directly to you.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3368 2122

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nello Spagnuolo

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please give us a call on (07) 3368 2122 or email eat@illocaleitalian.com.au Large groups are welcome, set menu and drink packages are available. BYO events are on Thursdays.

What 58 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Brisbane

    Child Friendly

  • Brisbane

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inner Suburbs

    Child Friendly

  • Inner Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inner Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. LL

    LiamL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, attentive and knowledgable service from staff and chef. Food was freshly prepared and cooked, spectacular flavour and the gnocci in particular was an absolute standout. Clear to me was the heart and soul from the chef who takes great pride in what he produces, yet makes the time to interact with his customers to ensure they are having a wonderful experience. Very well priced for the fabulous food and drinks we enjoyed. Will certainly be back. Thanks so much for the great meal.
  2. HR

    HanR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner at your restaurant. Your staff were helpful, and the food great. Would recommend for a lovely dinner. The tiramisu was fantastic
  3. RI

    RandomInternetCanine

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Il Locale is a brilliant dining option in Rosalie. The food is always great, and the prices are good. Love it!
  4. JL

    JeffreyL

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    My wife and our guests had a lovely evening and the food was at it's usual high standard.The staff were friendly and attentive.
  5. JC

    JoCo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly have nothing bad to say. Great food, service and atmosphere. Staff so kind and friendly. Food truly sumptuous. I will be back.
  6. SG

    SimplyGed

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely food and the host (head chef) was excellent. They were short on staff so the front of house team were running round trying their best to keep everyone happy - which they did for us!!! They apologized at the end of the meal for the delays but, apart from waiting for a glass of wine, it was a great experience. We would definitely go back again
  7. BE

    BillE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They are short of staff but you could tell they gave it their best. Food was great, ambience great, staff really helpful if run off their feet. Always good food and good times there, love it.
  8. AH

    AlanH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, prompt, good menu and wine selection
  9. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, best pasta meal we’ve had in a long time. Great service, good meal size, hot and tasty
  10. k

    karenm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food and service. I'll definitely be back to work my way through the delicious menu!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and friendly efficient service. The food is always delicious and the restaurant has a lovely ambiance.
  12. GS

    GeorgeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    very good food,attentive service without being intrusive- an enjoyable experience.
  13. MW

    MaritaW

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining. Will be back for sure.
  14. LK

    LaraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian food. Pasta was delicious. Wine beautiful. Fast service
  15. KC

    KarenC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was good, recommend this restaurant. The G&T was not good though I didn't complain as they were obviously a bit understaffed with qualified bar staff - it looked like everyone was chipping in and they did a good job.
  16. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a favorite of ours. Great food. Consistent quality.
  17. J

    Janet

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best risotto ever!!!!
  18. JL

    JeffreyL

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My Wife and i go there all the time to celebrate our birthdays.This has been for a number of years now and the quality has remained always very good.We highly recommend the dining experience to anyone looking for high quality Italian cuisine.
  19. C

    Coco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the staff.. When it comes to pizza we are serious authentic Naples pizza lovers. This place did not disappoint! We will be returning!!
  20. NQ

    NealQ

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love love love this place. The food is so Authentic. Gnocchi is to die for. The Tiramisu is to die for. The liven waiter is attentive and kind and has an amazing memory.
  21. KC

    KC28

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pasta was excellent. Kids serve of pasta could be larger, my 8 year old needed 2 serves.
  22. VN

    VivN

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there a few times and food and service are outstanding. The only thing we noticed last time is that the portions got quite small. Couldn’t say we were completely full when we left.
  23. M

    Mitchell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and nice staff. My favourite Italian place in Brisbane.
  24. S

    Skye

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It is a gorgeous setting, food was hit and miss- some was amazing and some was very average. Waitress was asked to get a drink 3 times and forgot.
  25. DL

    DeborahL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very lovely. She made us feel welcome and was kind. We had a very enjoyable time on my Dad's 85th birthday. The food was fantastic.
  26. M

    Mckc124

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Only two staff members. Took forever to order. Food was good.
  27. GS

    GandS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Food was superb. Service was very ordinary. There were only 2 wait staff and numerous situations where the kitchen staff were visibly annoyed and the wait staff were short of patience with each other. It doesn't matter what the reason may have been, you have customers paying good money for a nice meal with good service. It made for a very uncomfortable evening. We wont be back.
  28. GP

    GillianP

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good selection of food and wine on the menu; tasty food very well prepared and presented. Excellent service from the helpful, courteous and efficient staff.
  29. MF

    MarieF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Disappointing service. When the restaurant runs out of ice because the ice machine can't make enough, and nobody thinks to go across the road and buy a couple of bags, it's not good enough! Staff has to know the menu. It's not that extensive. I asked what Bottarga was - the server said, I don't know... I think it's cheese. I googled it, and its fish roe!!! The food is lovely, but everything else seemed disorganised.
  30. PL

    PeterL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our meals were delicious and the service was second to none. The staff went out of their way to make us feel valued and appreciated.
  31. PR

    PReynildz

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and staff were very attentive and gracious
  32. SR

    SusieR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    The potion size of the meals were smaller than what we have experienced previously. We ordered sparkling water and waitress topped up sparkling water in glass with normal table water !!!! English was poor with both waitress and waiter who served us.” We were not given any further follow up service or customer service with our meals. We were given a dessert menu to order from before we even were served our mains. We have dined here several times before and we feel the standard of meals and service has slipped which is a shame.
  33. LR

    LeeR

    Queensland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Although this place came highly recommended,we were disappointed. Tried overcharging us, service was inattentive and food wasn’t anything special. You can definitely get better value in Rosalie and elsewhere. Thankfully we were with lovely friends, it’s the first bad eating experience we’ve had in Rosalie Village.
  34. AH

    AlanH

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Minimal staff, long wait for drinks and service, did not recognise booking through opentable
  35. IL

    ILPEREZ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Only use to come for the pillow ricotta stuffed gnocchi with truffle sauce. It was a real shame that they changed the menu and no longer was there. We substitute for the new gnocchi but was not the same and found it a bit dry. Pizza was good though. Some Italian music in restaurant would’ve been nice… we much preferred old menu… new entre was not as flavour as other… hopefully this review can bring back the ricotta and other entree they had.
  36. SC

    SueyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Il Locale, not only is the food fabulous but the service is always great. It always feels like your happiness is their priority. Highly recommend.
  37. NS

    NevilleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food delightful staff and great to support o local restaurant we can walk to
  38. ED

    ElissaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our visit! The food was delicious and the staff give warm, friendly service. They spoilt our kids - and especially our birthday girl - with a complimentary dessert, candles and a birthday song. It’s fine dining with a generous, family feel. Thankyou - we always enjoy visiting when we are in Brisbane.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great fresh Italian food. Staff are friendly and fun and made a good night out with friends
  40. C

    Chiara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Every time that we eat at the locale they welcome us with a big smile and an outstanding service. Food is really good and fresh. I would suggest to put more second dishes to have a broader choice. Pizza was amazing and the gnocchi alla Norcina as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from il locale using the Order Online button. il locale also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. il locale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3368 2122.

il locale is rated 4.4 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for il locale

Rosalie Mews, 21 Nash Street Rosalie, AU-QLD 4064

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Baroona Rd and Nash Street

  • Area

    Paddington

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nello Spagnuolo

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (07) 3368 2122

  • Private party facilities

    For private events please give us a call on (07) 3368 2122 or email eat@illocaleitalian.com.au Large groups are welcome, set menu and drink packages are available. BYO events are on Thursdays.

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