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Star Melbourne Chef Guy Grossi Is Opening an Amalfi-Inspired Restaurant Inside The Westin Brisbane

Set to open in spring or summer, Grossi's first Brisbane venture will be "really light, fun and breezy", with coastal Italian dishes and plenty of wine on the menu.
By Sarah Ward
July 29, 2022
By Sarah Ward
July 29, 2022

Brisbane's culinary scene is no stranger to big openings, but it's likely that only Settimo, the new restaurant that's set to settle into The Westin Brisbane, has been likened to Italian film icon Sophia Loren. The person making the comparison: Melbourne's superstar chef Guy Grossi, who is behind the soon-to-open eatery, and calls it "really light, fun and breezy" — but also vibrant and sophisticated.

Grossi's first venture into Brisbane — and his second beyond his hometown, alongside Perth's Garum — Settimo is slated to open its doors in either spring or summer 2022. Given that it takes inspiration from the Amalfi Coast, that's fitting timing. Indeed, pairing coastal Italian dishes with Brissie's sunny, summery weather is a big motivation behind the restaurant.

Another aim: whisking tastebuds away to Positano, courtesy of a menu that heroes the best of the Amalfi Coast. Exactly which dishes will be on offer hasn't yet been revealed, but they'll focus on seasonal produce from international and local producers, as paired with a considerable wine list.

Settimo will join Grossi's stable of restaurants alongside Melbourne's Grossi Florentino, Ombra and Arlechin, and also the aforementioned Garum in Western Australia — which is located inside The Westin Perth.

"I am truly delighted to be bringing a new Grossi restaurant what is already such an exciting market for hospitality in Brisbane, working with The Westin Brisbane to bring to life a playful, Amalfi-inspired restaurant, in the heart of the city," commented the chef, author and TV personality in a statement announcing Settimo.

"We're thrilled to continue building on the wonderful partnership between The Westin and Guy Grossi. Garum at The Westin Perth has showcased incredible success and we're looking forward to bringing this collaboration to Brisbane's burgeoning world-class dining scene." said Brad Mercer, The Westin Brisbane's General Manager.

The eatery is now recruiting — and if you're keen for a look at what's in store, check out the video featuring Grossi below:

Settimo will open sometime in spring/summer 2022 in The Westin Brisbane, 111 Mary Street, Brisbane — we'll update you with an exact opening date when one is announced.

Published on July 29, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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