A slice of Italy has come to Bulimba and a waterside favourite has undergone facelift. After attracting eager diners to the end of Oxford Street since 2009, The Jetty has sailed off into the sunset, with Il Molo taking its place.
Reopening in 2017, the site has a whole new focus for the kitchen and bar, but owners Jason and Katie Coats are still nodding to their past restaurant in a fitting way. If you know much Italian, you'll be smiling at Il Molo's moniker: translated to English, it means The Jetty.
Amidst black, white and wooden decor or on the sun-lit outdoor deck, patrons will still enjoy views of the Brisbane River at its most scenic; however the revamped space now serves up flavours and meals that will make you dream of a European jaunt. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, think prosciutto and mozzarella-filled omelettes, a seven-pizza menu, pappardelle pasta with a pork shoulder ragu, and lamb shanks with parmesan polenta and green tapenade.
Il Molo also offers Italian coffees, pastries and cakes to take away, wine and beer for those after a stiffer drink, and a decadent range of desserts. Who can pass up sweet ricotta and orange zest-filled Sicilian cannoli? Italian chocolate and raspberry doughnuts with hazelnut gelato? Here, a change really is as good as a holiday — for your tastebuds, at least.
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