Winter means carbs. And carbs mean Italian. Lucky for us, Brisbane's Italian restaurant scene is pretty darn impressive, so we've taken this opportunity to share our list of Brisbane's best risottos, to keep you cosy and carbed up this winter.
Bucci never put a foot wrong, so, not surprisingly, their risotto alla Milanese con bottarga is a step towards serious stomach satisfaction. A super fresh saffron risotto with garden peas, lemon, and shaved bottarga, we recommend this winter warmer when the mercury hits single digits but, really, it's good any old time.
Making all our fungal fantasies come true is the risotto ai funghi at South Bank's Popolo. This wild mushroom risotto with black truffle and porcini cream is a celebration of all things shroomy, and one of the best risottos in Brisbane's Italian scene. Great for groups, we say get the fam' together at Popolo for an authentic Italian feast you won't forget anytime soon.
Mario at The Dining Room
This Hendra restaurant is renowned for their exceptional Italian fare, and their risotto is no exception. Dishing up an exceptional fresh seafood risotto marinara with chilli and tomato, it's no suprise this is a Brisbane Italian favourite. You need to make a date with Mario, pronto.
If you're looking for Italian in Brisbane, Beccofino is hard to pass up. Their risotto of the day may be ever changing, but we're so consistently impressed with their offering they've effortlessly made this list of Brisbane's best risottos.
Pane e Vino
The butternut pumpkin risotto from this Brisbane city Italian restaurant has winter written all over it. Served with bacon and parmesan, Pane e Vino serves up creamy risotto heaven.
Italian restaurant Sugo Mi has won many Brisbane hearts with their pizza, but their risotto is also exceptional. Made with porcini and wild mushroom, and served with truffle oil and shaved parmesan it's the perfect antidote to the winter blues. A scoop or three of their gelato — made in-house — doesn't hurt either.
Italians do seasonal eating so well, and a bowl of the risotto of the day at New Farm's Dell'Ugo is a celebration of the best of the season. A reliably high quality Brisbane Italian restaurant, you can trust the Dell'Ugo team to dish up some of Brisbane's best risotto to you, anytime.
Did we miss your Brisbane Italian favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
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