Casa Chow

This new pastel-hued Woolloongabba eatery serves up Chinese Peruvian dishes, and hails from the Sasso Italiano crew.
Sarah Ward
Published on August 23, 2022


First, Vincent Lombino and Jared Thibault gave Woolloongabba a stylish neighbourhood-style Italian trattoria. Now, they've added a new Chinese Peruvian restaurant and bar to the same precinct. Open since late July 2022, Casa Chow has followed in Sasso Italiano's footsteps, joining the inner-east suburb's South City Square.

The former Ovolo and QT Food and Beverage Directors are heroing Chino Latino cuisine, aka Chifa, in their latest 100-seat venture — a culinary style that matches Cantonese flavours with Peruvian staples. On the menu: dishes such as lomo saltado, a stir fry made with marinated wagyu, onions and aji amarillo chilli, and served over fries, as well as anticucho marinated skewers, plus a blend of dim sum and ceviche.

Executive Chef Gabriele Di Landri focuses on Chifa dishes that are designed to share. And, patrons tuck in while listening to Latin tunes spun at the venue's DJ booth, and sitting within a pastel-hued space with blue and pink walls, flowing curtains, booth seating and an open-style bar.

To wash Casa Chow's bites down with, Thibault and Bar Manager Shawn Brown are going big on pisco, the brandy made in Peru and Chile's winemaking regions. Expect to sip Scorpion bowl cocktails, pick from a hefty rum list and enjoy the best vinos that South America has to offer.

In collaboration with Aether Brewing, there's also be a bespoke rice lager, which features hints of Peruvian purple corn.


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