Pane E Vino has been a staple in Brisbane city dining for more than 20 years. The restaurant, located on the corner of Albert and Charlotte St offers an enormous range of authentic Italian food.
The fit out of the venue is a little outdated but holds character to match it's history. Pane E Vino has a casual, relaxed atmosphere and serves to an eclectic customer base. Uni students come for the cheap coffee, business people come for the great Italian drinks, and foodies come for the quality meals.
Pane E Vino has over 50 years of family history behind their story and it comes through in their cooking. The menu offers a great range of house-made pasta alone.
To begin, the classic Arancini hits the spot - stuffed with goat's cheese and beetroot. Followed by many flavoursome pastas and risottos.
A few menu highlights were the Mafaldine (a customer and staff favourite), Risotto Marinara, and the signature Pane E Vino Mess! After hearing the great things about the Mafaldine from the venue's very on manager, there was no way we weren't going to try it. The portabello and shiitake mushrooms tied in beautifully with the mascarpone and truffle paste. The dish had just the right amount of flavour and went down well with a glass of red.
The Risotto Marinara offers hand selected Australian seafood, roasted heirloom baby tomatoes, and fresh chilli. It was rich with seafood and incredibly moreish. After being blown away with some select mains, we couldn't wait to try out Pane E Vino's dessert menu.
Any dessert option is a great choice at Pane E Vino but it was obvious which was the menu favourite when they were set down on the table. Everyone within reaching distance gasped at the sight of the restaurant's signature dessert - Pane E Vino Mess. A bed of meringue loaded with rhubarb, and vanilla mascarpone. It was a hot mess but to put it simply, it looked like some one had dropped the pavlova-style dessert onto the board from two metres high. A delicious sight to dig into and a dessert that you couldn't get enough of.
The appearance of Pane E Vino may be casual but their menu is anything but. Great prices matched with great value!
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Pane E Vino Mess
124 Albert St
Phone - (07) 3220 0044
7am - 10pm 7 DAYS A WEEK