Rustic, Award-Winning Italian Restaurant in Gold Coast
At Gemelli, every dish is a story of Italy’s culinary heritage, as told by our family. The heart of Italian cuisine is the love affair between the ingredients, the cooking method and every chef’s skill. Over centuries, Italian cuisine has thrived because of the unwavering relationship between the ingredients and the cook. Whether it’s a singular olive or a tomato, the perfect Italian dish features the best ingredients, treated with the utmost level of care and expertise that a rich culinary history teaches.
In this blog, we highlight some of the signature dishes that make Gemelli a top Italian restaurant in Brisbane.
Antipasti refers to small plates of vibrant food that are meant to whet the appetite and engage the senses before the actual meal unfolds. We recommend starting things off with a smoky, wood-fired crust of rustic bread with roasted garlic and Sicilian sea salt or a hearty portion of ‘Arancini Al Funghi’, crumbed rice balls made with mixed mushrooms, buffalo mozzarella, truffle oil and parmesan served with Napoli sauce.
Looking for something that is sure to wake up your palate? Our ‘Fichi Con Prosciutto’ is a delectable plate of the finest figs wrapped in a lovingly cured 24-month prosciutto with a gorgonzola cream to offset the rich flavours.
Wood Fired Pizza
At Gemelli, the house of authentic Italian food in Brisbane, every pizza is made the traditional way, in a wood fired oven. Excellent dough, years of technique and a few simple ingredients come together for an experience very few can replicate. From the mischievously named ‘Che Stupido’ with leg ham, mild salami, fennel pork and chilli sausage, or the understated ‘Salina’ with black olives, messina black anchovy, capers, burrata mozzarella and olive oil, there’s a gourmet pizza for every palate.
Pasta with Slow-Cooked Oxtail and Pork Shin Ragu
Our pasta is made fresh, in-house, daily using high-quality 00 flour and free-range eggs. We recommend the ‘Rigatoni Ragu’, a decadent combination of 8-hour slow-cooked oxtail and pork shin ragu with crushed San Marzano tomatoes sourced directly from the old country.
No meal is complete without at least one (if not more) of our excellent desserts. Enjoy a leisurely ‘Tiramisu’ with a house-made Savoiardi soaked in coffee with biscotti and mascarpone, or round off the evening with a decadent ‘Nutella Bomba’, a deep-fried Nutella calzone generously sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar and vanilla gelato.
Authentic, Ingredient-Driven Italian Food Brisbane
Looking for a Broadbeach restaurant that serves authentic Italian food using high-quality ingredients? Come dine at Gemelli, a family-run Italian restaurant in Brisbane with a passion for celebrating the very best that Italy has to offer. Contact us today to book a table, or call to find out how we preserve the rich tradition of Italian food.