Authentic Italian, James St Restaurants in Brisbane
Gemelli, located on the corner of McLachlan and James Street, is one of the most popular James Street restaurants because it brings something unique to the neighbourhood. What makes Gemelli unique for Italian in Fortitude Valley is a menu that pays tribute to the home-style Italian cuisine the owners were raised on in their mother’s kitchen.
The ambience is as important as the food at Gemelli. Our restaurant features an open layout with large windows overlooking a covered terrace with sleek, comfortable furniture. Terracotta tiles and vibrant plants create a soothing dining environment while the indoor dining space feels warm and intimate. Ours is a homely 120-seat restaurant for leisurely family-style dining, with an extensive menu that encourages sharing.
The Gemelli menu is all about fresh local ingredients and fine regional fare sourced directly from Italy. We recommend starting things off with our antipasti selection that includes bruschetta, wood-fired Queensland king prawns, figs wrapped in deeply aged prosciutto or fried zucchini blossoms.
We serve a number of fresh pasta dishes such as our Rigatoni ragu, ravioli with spinach and ricotta and spaghetti alla marinara. As part of the “Secondi’ course, we recommend the Melanzane alla Parmigiana or the spectacular Barramundi or Salmon fillet served with roast potatoes and a medley of seasonal vegetables.
Gemelli is known in the James Street area for excellent dessert options. Whether it’s the creme brulee or gnocchetti, or vanilla bean pannacotta, every dessert is created with love and care.
The wine rack at Gemelli is the pride and joy of the establishment, setting it apart from other James Street restaurants. Our extensive wine list features 200 carefully considered wines that reflect our vision, enhance the flavours on the plate and align with our passion for high-quality, approachable Italian dining. Our list of wines includes local Australian wines, a selection of stand-out wines from New Zealand and some of Italy’s lesser-known but wonderfully unique regional wines.
Family-Style Restaurant For Italian in Fortitude Valley
Gemelli’s on James Street is a reflection of the rich Italian heritage of the Carney family. Contact us today for group reservations, family meals and bookings for special occasions.