Ripiena, Fortitude Valley: Even before the coronavirus pandemic was a thing, Ripiena was selling plenty of takeaway pasta packs to time-poor locals. The hole-in-the-wall eatery has expanded its take-home selection to not only include fresh handmade artisanal pasta (including thick bucatini, coils of spaghetti and filled tortellini) and sauces, but also deli meats, grocery items and social-distancing pasta party packs. The latter is perfect for those that don’t want to cook, with ready-to-eat options like bolognese, cacio e pepe and amatriciana at your finger tips. Hit Ripiena’s website to browse the online store!
Julius Pizzeria, South Brisbane: Fish Lane’s perpetually busy Julius Pizzeria may not have a line of customers waiting to dine in like it usually does, but plenty of folks are still popping by to pick up takeaway orders! Julius’ phenomenal menu of red- and white-base pizzas, antipasti bites, mains, salads and desserts are still up for grabs. Simply head to Julius Pizzeria’s website to check out opening hours, takeaway information and details on delivery, available via Deliveroo.
1889 Enoteca, Woolloongabba: When we heard that Woolloongabba’s home of outrageously good pasta was doing takeaway, our eyes misted over with emotion. 1889 Enoteca’s classic Roman cuisine is enough to cure the foulest of moods, so if isolation is making you gruff, consider prescribing yourself a hearty dose of gnocchi with pork-and-fennel sausage, parmesan cream and black-truffle tapenade, rigatoni al’amatriciana, or handmade pappardelle with tomato sugo and braised pork and beef. Psst, you can also order wine! Check out the offering via 1889 Enoteca’s Bopple page.
Tartufo, Fortitude Valley: In response to the ongoing lockdown, Tartufo has altered its service model significantly. The restaurant has put forward a takeaway menu, with items available hot and ready to eat or frozen so you can break it out and heat it up when you’re craving it. While dishes such as the braised Angus beef cheeks and pepper-crusted spatchcock are best eaten fresh, Tartufo’s pizzas can be ordered fresh or frozen. The kitchen also has frozen meals that you can spread over a couple of dinners, including the four-layer lasagna, rigatoni with slow cooked beef and pork ragu, and deep-fried eggplant parmigiana. Check out Tartufo’s website for the full menu and order details.
Gianni’s Kitchen, Newstead: While Portside Wharf’s home of home-style Italian fare Gusto Da Gianni is temporarily closed, its sibling venue Gianni’s Kitchen in Newstead is still open for takeaway seven nights a week. The substantial selection has everything you could be craving at any moment, including 18 kinds of pizza, ten kinds of pasta, a huge range of starters and antipasti, as well as the restaurant’s signature mains. Check out the menu here, then call Gianni’s Kitchen on 07 3056 1766 to place an order.
Osteria Epoca, Yeronga: Cosy neighbourhood restaurant Osteria Epoca is looking to add a bit of variety to your takeaway splurge, implementing a weekly menu of special dishes in addition to its regular menu. Enjoy beautifully crumbed chicken parmigiana one night and creamy butter-and-sage gnocchi another, or opt for Osteria Epoca’s beloved beef lasagna, porchetta panino or beef meatballs in tomato sauce. Be sure to follow Osteria Epoca on Instagram for menu updates, then call the kitchen on 07 3892 6745 to place an order for this week!
Superfly Pizza, Woolloongabba: The little laneway pizzeria that could – Superfly has kept the ovens burning throughout lockdown and is slinging slices every night of the week between 5:00–8:00 pm. If you really want to get the best Superfly experience, we suggest starting with a serve of balls (meatballs, that is – lathered in tomato sauce) before tucking into either a meaty pizza topped with smoked ham, pork sausage, sopressa, mortadella, pepperoni and provolone, or the pumpkin pizza – with honey, rocket, thyme, blue cheese and mozzarella in the mix. Give the Superfly crew a call on 07 3391 1387 to place an order.
Mosconi, Fortitude Valley: Just off James Street, beloved Italian hotspot Mosconi is adapting to the tough times with a new takeaway service that extends from breakfast to dinner. From Wednesday to Friday between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm and on Saturday between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, Mosconi is dishing up tantalising eats including bacon-and-egg ciabatta rolls, meatball heroes, crumbed-chicken sandwiches, duck ravioli, creamy burrata, pappardelle oxtail ragu, pork cotoletta, gnocchi with prawns and much more. Head to Mosconi’s online ordering platform to peep the goods.
Beccofino, Teneriffe: Much like its Fish Lane sibling, Beccofino has transitioned to a takeaway service, putting the goods online for click-and-collect or delivery via Deliveroo. If it’s been a long time since you’ve enjoyed the restaurant’s signature flat ribbon pasta with duck and tomato ragu, a pizza topped with mozzarella, pork sausage, broccolini, smoked mozzarella and chilli, or crumbed chicken breast with shaved ham, tomato sugo, fior di latte cheese and roast kipfler potatoes, then you need to head to Beccofino’s website and get some grub to go.
La Lupa, West End: Montague Road mainstay La Lupa’s takeaway menu is one we can’t help but drool over. The thought of fluffy garlic, rosemary and crystal-salt focaccia, a fistful of burrata cheese served with olive tapenade and prosciutto di Parma, lupacchiotti topped with mortadella and pistachio cream, and squid-ink spaghetti with Mooloolaba green prawns gives us the warm and fuzzies. If you’re like us, then pencil in a date-night dinner at home with La Lupa’s menu at your fingertips.
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, Paddington and South Bank: This Brisbane-born gnoccheria concept is still pumping out serve after serve of cloud-like potato pillows, topped with an assortment of rich sauces. From Monday to Sunday between 4:00–9:00 pm, both the Paddington and South Bank locales will be whipping up takeaway orders en masse, offering the likes of gnocchi with creamy lobster and barramundi, wild mushroom and truffle, and traditional beef bolognese. That’s not all – you can also nab salt-and-pepper calamari, Sicilian ricotta cannolis, serves of cook-at-home gnocchi, gourmet pantry ingredients and even Italian wines and beers. Hit the restaurant’s website to select your location and to put an order in.
Pizzeria Violetta, Wilston and Kenmore: One of the biggest names in Brisbane’s pizza scene is keeping the ovens stoked throughout the pandemic, with Pizzeria Violetta’s Kenmore and Wilston locations up and running for takeaway and delivery orders. We’re talking 12 kinds of pizza, four delectable pasta options, starters (including rosemary and garlic bread, truffled arancini and fried calamari – yum) as well as pizza for the little ones – enough for a family feast this weekend! Order via Uber Eats or Deliveroo, or put a pick-up order in via Pizzeria Violetta’s website.
Lasagna Brothers, delivery only: The team behind Luigi’s Italian and Mama Taco have set up a new secret restaurant operating out of the Luigi’s Space on Hardgrave Road in West End. Named Lasagna Brothers, the concept can only be found on Uber Eats and boasts hearty options including classic lasagne, beef-cheek ragu lasagne, porchetta lasagne and caponata vegan lasagne.