Bucci | 11/15 James Street, FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006

Last Friday, the other travel bunnie and I met up with another couple for our fortnightly dinner gathering.  In true Italian spirit, we decided for the soirée to be held at Bucci.

Located in the trendy and always busy James Street precinct, Bucci is definitely considered as one of the best Italian restaurants in Brisbane and despite it being opened for some time now, I had only had the opportunity to taste their desserts previously. Needless to say that I was extremely excited to get some homely Italian food into me.

We started the night by sharing a few nibbles, including the crumbed giant green olives filled with pork sausage, fennel seeds, rosemary & chilli, salsa rosa ($10.50 for six), two serves of the garlic rubbed ciabatta ($12.50 each), some bite size pea & mozzarella risotto balls ($14) and half a dozen Hervey Bay scallops grilled with garlic & parsley ($22). Although I’ve never been a big fan of olives, I really enjoyed those green olives as they tasted so delicious with the well-seasoned pork sausage. The scallops and mozzarella risotto balls tasted great too.

As we caught up with one another about the news in our lives, our mains arrived.

We had two serves of the Lamb, a chilli and garlic pasta the gnocchi (sorry about the light on descriptions but the other couple paid so I don’t have a lot to go off for the meals).  The Lamb was fantastically presented on two separate plates with the meat being perfectly cooked and pink in the centre.  Both pasta dishes were nicely sauced and the taste of the fresh pasta simply cannot be beaten.

We then moved on to the dolce with everyone tying each other's dishes.  There were Zabaglione’s, cannoli and cute Italian donuts flying everywhere (all at $15).  Rich chocolate, silky smooth Zabaglione, fluffy puffs of dough and creamy ricotta where swirling a round my mouth and by the end of the meal I was not only satisfied that I had finished some of the best Italian off but that I was in desperate need of a lay down at home.


Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $297

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