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Osteria Epoca

Restaurants, Italian St Lucia
4 out of 5 stars
Osteria Epoca
Photograph: John Reyment

We found a piece of Italy in the quiet back streets of Yeronga

In the sleepy southside suburb of Yeronga, tucked into a bend in the Brisbane river, most street names begin with the letter ‘o’. Get off the Brisbane Corso at Ormonde Road, take a right on Orient, left on Orsova past the park and fight into Orontes, to find – what else? An osteria. Lorenzo Nobilio has realised a lifelong dream opening his lovely Osteria Epoca, here in the old building of a former post office. It's the real deal, and just the kind of place you'd find in Vicenza, west of Venice, where Nobilio's great grandmother owned such a place.

Drop in for supplies of prosciutto, gelato, homemade Italian pastries, pastas and olive oils, or pause for a moment to enjoy coffee and cannoli. The osteria opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Nobilio's orecchiette al funghi a menu favourite. Little ears of handmade, Italian pasta come tossed with flavour-filled dried porcini, fresh field mushrooms and garlic in a saucy white wine and cream sauce with garnish of crunchy pangrattato, truffle oil and a showering of Grana Padano.

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By: Karen Reyment


Venue name: Osteria Epoca
Address: 17 Orontes Rd
Opening hours: Tue 6am-3pm; Wed-Sat 6am-10pm; Sun 6am-4pm
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