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Popolo - Popolo Restaurant, Brisbane City, AU-QLD

Popolo Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1606 reviews
$A41 to $A100
Italian
Here at Popolo, we passionately embrace the philosophy that food is the link that brings family and friends together. With the word ‘popolo’ itself meaning people, we aim to replicate an experience that can only be felt at Nonna’s house.

Chef Francesco, has produced a menu that compliments our riverside location in Brisbane's iconic South Bank. Proud to showcase the cuisine of his home town Naples, his food focuses on presenting wonderful ingredients, simply.

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2 people

20:30


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $A41 to $A100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (07) 3846 7784
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Francesco Vitagliano
  • Private party facilities
    Popolo is designed to enjoy the view, so is very open. We do not have any private dining rooms as a result. Groups of 10 or more are required to select from one of our delicious set menus.
  • Private party contact
    sean@popolodining.com: (07) 3846 7784
  • Area
    South Bank
  • Cross Street
    Dock Street
  • Parking Details
    South Bank Designated Parking.<BR><br />Pre Book at www.parking.eatsouthbank.com.au
  • Public Transit
    Citihopper - South Bank Pier 3 <BR><br />CitiCat - South Bank Piers 1 & 2 (10 minute walk)<BR><br /><br />South Bank Busway & Railway Station - 5 minute walk.<br />
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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What 1,606 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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1,606 Reviews
  1. Noah

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and great food. Price was vary reasonable.

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  2. SandraS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing if possible ask to be seated outside because the views are spectacular

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  3. WestProud

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Popolo on our trip to Brisbane from Melbourne to visit family and to celebrate a belated birthday with family. The location, ambiance, food and service were great. My first order though was not available which was slightly disappointing given we had an early booking but the second option did not disappoint. Everyone loved their meals and dessert was lovely! Looking forward to visiting again next time we are in Brisbane.

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  4. RoyC

    Brisbane

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our fourth and last time going to this restaurant, have given it too many times to get it right but it keep’s disappointing. Went to celebrate my mothers birthday, put in the notes area asking for a window seat and celebrating a birthday and nothing! Got a crap seat with view of the toilet block and no acknowledgement of my mothers birthday. Food was passable, waited over 30 mins for the mains to come out with starters taken off the bill, at almost $400 for 3 people, very poor value for money, virtually robotic waitress not interested in her job. And of course, don’t forget the 10% surcharge on Sundays. Don’t bother with this place, go to 1889 Enotecca or Massimo.

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  5. MichelleL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, venue, ambience and view fabulous!

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  6. LaurenC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at Popplo were attentive and efficient. The food was absolutely delicious and we enjoyed every moment in the beautiful setting. I recommend Popolo for anyone wanting amazing Italian food in a picturesque setting!

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  7. ScottH

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only feedback I would have is that it would be great if they had a kids menu.

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  8. Mila

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful. Very attentive staff. My colleagues turned up quite late, my fault really.. I should have accounted for rush hour and parking in such a popular location. The food was nice, my favourite was the tiramisu cake. Melts in your mouth. Service was quick considering we all ordered mains quite late into the booking and still managed to finish on 7. Will return, but this time with better planning around time on my part.

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  9. ElizabethA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant right on the River, and we were lucky to have a front table facing the city. This was appreciated as we had interstate visitors with us. Delicious food, wine and good services. We will be back.

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  10. BraydenK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service and great food. would definitely recommend

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  11. SanjanaB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To the perfect birthday dinner, started off with an amazing host and service from the section waitress and ended off with delicious food and perfect riverside view. Thank you Popolo, will be back for the perfect experience!

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  12. Dina

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything spot on as usual! My disappointment was the glass of Italian prosecco I ordered on arrival was flat, the last night's opened bottle unsealed perhaps?

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  13. ErrolS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff. Food was delicious. Service was very good. Relaxing and efficient

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  14. Anka

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have enjoyed Popolo's hospitality and food for a few years now, and yet again, they amazed us with some of the best pasta dishes we've had in a while.

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  15. FionaA

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We running late and staff super polite and quick to order and serve. Food was delicious and drinks tasty

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  16. KandP

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is in a lovely position with views of the river. Unfortunately that's where the lovely ends. We waited for an hour for our mains (which were nothing special) after only having olives as an entree and the wine was ridiculously expensive. We do understand that there needs to be a mark up on wine but 400% really? Won't be going back. Sorry

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  17. KatieW

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really nice time. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really nice experience, enjoyed the rose wine, olives and the ravioli was superb. The chefs did an amazing job and the waiters were soo lovely and the view was exceptional at night! Will recommend this restaurant to my friends! Felt like home! Grazie! :)

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  19. YingzhengCai

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The signature seafood linguine and wagyu steak is very good.

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  20. BriannaB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was lovely, everyone was friendly and the food was amazing.

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  21. HelenR

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic pizzas! Beautiful setting right next to the river. The staff are so attentive and helpful

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  22. JohnB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting is great, the staff was excellent, and provided great service. The food was really good with good portions.

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  23. Josie

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely venue that offers views of the river and a sense of connection to the parklands. Meals were well presented and satisfying portions. Although admittedly I was a little disappointed that I could not try the chefs signature dish because preparing this meal with gluten free pasta would be a departure from the original dish, and not allowed - fortunately there were plenty of other GF options. Service was great and staff were friendly, however I will make the comment that the first round of drinks was extremely slow in making its way to the table - not the first time that I have experienced this at Popolo. Overall, a really good experience and would recommend.

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  24. RichardS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, exactly as it should be, well worth the price

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  25. Ryan

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian pizza and pasta with exceptional service to match. Delightful dining experience late on a Sunday afternoon. We’ll be back again very soon!

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  26. JenS

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant at Southbank The staff are amazing

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  27. AnnaL

    Sunshine Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m afraid we were very disappointed .. three of our four dishes tasted extremely bland & the cost of our dining experience was shocking! We commented we won’t return to be honest.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, the waitress that served our table was very professional, happy and helpful thank you.

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  29. TaberthaP

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice vibe looking over the city Round table of 6 for only 4 people made it awkward to talk without reaching to yell. Too many waiters looking after us, kept repeating ourselves. Nice wine selection but menu was basic on range.

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  30. JackieJ

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning views, excellent service and a great range of food, wine and cocktails. A most pleasant experience. Will definitely be back soon :)

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  31. PennyH

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food service and cocktails in a beautiful waterfront location. The calamari is a must.

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  32. Terri

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service fantastic location recommend

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  33. LindsayH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting and delicious food. We had a great time at Popolo

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the pasta, my son had the chefs special Linguine w. Moreton Bay Bug, Spanner Crab & Lobster Bisque which was just divine. Will be coming back for this one! The Pappardelle w. Beef Short Rib Ragu, Grana Padano just melted in your mouth and flavoursome. The Paccheri, Buffalo Ricotta, Heirloom Tomatoes, Parmigiano Reggiano cooked to perfection and comforting. We enjoyed the river views and fantastic service. Thank you for a special evening!

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  35. MattS

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was watery and flavourless, very disappointed

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  36. Helen

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely evening, food delicious but had to wait a long time for our main meal

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  37. PeterB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was a little slow, our waiter disappeared after the main course, but a manager (I think) looked after us after that

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  38. Golf

    London

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely location and great and attentive service. Food was delicious and prepared to a high standard. Overall a little more expensive than similar, but would still recommend if your budget suits.

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  39. Jimmy

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable restaurant, great menu, food and wine! Good for GF people as well.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. We are getting use to the service here but did not care for being told by our server that she would come back and take our starter order all at the same time with the main course. We wanted to order starters first while we decided and had questions. Foot was delicious. They messed up our bill as well charging another table for a portion of our bill. The restaurant was difficult to find as well. However, it is a beautiful restaurant. The wine was amazing.

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2 people

20:30


Google Map for Popolo Restaurant

River Quay R3, Sidon St, Brisbane City, AU-QLD 4101

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Dock Street
  • Area
    South Bank
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $A41 to $A100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    South Bank Designated Parking.<BR><br />Pre Book at www.parking.eatsouthbank.com.au
  • Public Transit
    Citihopper - South Bank Pier 3 CitiCat - South Bank Piers 1 & 2 (10 minute walk)South Bank Busway & Railway Station - 5 minute walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Francesco Vitagliano
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (07) 3846 7784
  • Private party facilities
    Popolo is designed to enjoy the view, so is very open. We do not have any private dining rooms as a result. Groups of 10 or more are required to select from one of our delicious set menus.
  • Private party contact
    sean@popolodining.com: (07) 3846 7784
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