What You Could See
While on vacation in 2018, walking in downtown Brisbane I stumbled on this restaurant. I love watching all cooking shows and I love learning about some of the top chefs. Having said that, Jamie Oliver was no exception. I just had to stop and try it out.
One of the things that caught my eyes were what was written on the menu:
Welcome to Jamie’s Italian. We’re all about beautifully sourced ingredients and simply cooked Italian comfort food that makes you happy. I really hope you enjoy your meal.
What You Could Taste
For starters Jade and I had the crispy squid (calamari) It’s sustainably caught and battered with rocket, lemon and aioli. I always ask for dressing on the side, by doing this I am in control of how much is added., I do the same for all condiments (sauces, dressings, and gravies). While hubby had the margherita arancini which is tomato and mozzarella risotto balls with garlic and basil. For the main I had the spaghetti alla norma. This dish is a classic Sicilian pasta dish of eggplant, chili and basil in a rich tomato sauce with hard ricotta. It was very delicious. The sauce was rich and very tasty. The blend of spices were foundation of this dish. Jade asked for a pasta with chicken in a red sauce, not on the menu but it was prepared for her and she enjoyed it. Gramey had the Gennaro’s Tagliatelle Bolognese. He loves a variety of meat and this dish was able to satisfy that need, It consisted of pork, beef and red wince ragu, topped with pangrattato & parmesan. He also enjoyed his dish a well. So overall the dishes were very delicious, price was reasonable and the ambience was nice. There was a mini book shelf with Jamie’s cookbooks. The service was excellent. I highly recommend dining at any Jamie’s location.
Update: Due to the Covid pandemic, this location has been permanently closed, however there are other restaurants in different countries that are still operational.
Love it, sad to hear about the closing:(