For those who need a little help when it comes to speaking Italian, ‘Il molo’ translates to ‘The Jetty’. The name seems only fitting given the history of its location, where Bulimba’s successful modern Australian restaurant, The Jetty once stood.
Owned and run by The Coats Group, Il Molo has settled right in, taking The Jetty’s success one step further to produce high quality Italian food served up on Brisbane’s waterfront. This truly unique dining experience takes classics and spins them towards the contemporary, evident in both the menu and its refined, modern décor.
The space is lined with intimate small tables and large sprawling ones alike, ensuring the Italian fare can be enjoyed with your entire family present. Delve into piping hot arancini balls stuffed with winter truffle and mozzarella or a fresh insalata caprese before donning your bib and tucking into a big bowl of parpardelle al ragu with peas and gremolata. Alternatively, opt for one of the decadent main courses; such as the porchetta roast pork belly with buttered potato puree, apple chutney and jus.
However, a good Italian meal would not be complete without a pizza – perhaps of the confectionary kind, drizzled in Nutella, topped with strawberries and dusted with icing sugar. This traditional cuisine is, of course, best complemented by an Italian drop, which feature extensively on the drinks menu.
If it’s breakfast that you hanker for, you’re in luck – Il Molo will be opening its doors from 7am on weekends for coffee, freshly squeezed juices and pastries so good you’ll yearn for the streets of Rome with each mouthful.
Alternatively, stop by for an afternoon drink, with Aperativo Hour operating from 3pm until 5:30pm every day. Munch your way through the afternoon with a bite of the Il Molo pizza with pork sausage, prosciutto and truffle puree or a sweet dolci like the classic tiramisu with a tipple before a night out, settling in for dinner or simply soaking up the waterfront views.
Il Molo holds family at its core, with an expansive menu that caters for everyone from little ones to the fussiest of tastebuds. It’s time to gather the family and indulge in true Italian style with delicious Italian cooking that rivals only Nonna’s.