What Makes Gemelli an Italian Destination?
The best Italian restaurants come from a childhood love of the culture and cuisine, with a little something extra that is the true Italian trademark: passion. Gemelli may have multiple locations, but while each of our venues has different menus and purpose, every Gemelli destination is filled with the same passion as the last.
The brothers behind Gemelli, Paul, James and Alec, grew up surrounded by the rich agricultural Italian community in Griffith, New South Wales. Coming from Italian heritage, they were brought up to appreciate good food and, most importantly, we were taught how to cook it!
Culture is deeply engrained into any child of Italian heritage, whether it be the annual sauce or salami making with your Nonni, or simply sharing a glass of Italian wine with family and friends, the passion for Italian food and culture is always there.
Family Recipes and Authentic Ingredients
Gemelli emphasises authenticity and soul-warming dishes traditionally eaten in Italian households. Recipes from the Gemelli kitchen, and from Paul, James and Alec’s Nonna, are created from a mix of imported Italian ingredients and local, home-grown Queensland produce.
Traditional Cooking Methods
Our pasta is made fresh, daily and in-house with the highest quality ingredients. Gemelli pizza is exclusively woodfired and cooked in a traditional method inside of a bespoke oven which was transported here from Naples, the home of pizza.
Gemelli has been awarded “One Glass” by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine for their expertly curated and extensive wine list. The wine list across all venues features a range of the highest quality imported (mostly Italian) and local Australian wines.
The best Italian restaurants in Brisbane are those intimate spaces run by people with the community ingrained in them. Those whose Nonni influenced the way they learned to love and appreciate food, who grew up squeezed around an enormous table or at smaller tables close to the ‘grown-ups’ table. Where every gathering meant lots and lots of food. Sharing meals, sipping wine and passing plates from one side of the table to the other. Whether you were family or not, you were sure to be fed, and fed well! This is the atmosphere you’ll find in an authentic Italian restaurant.
Gemelli: Authentic Italian Destinations
What makes Gemelli’s restaurants an Italian destination? Simply put, we give you Italian food that is handmade with love using authentic recipes, ingredients and methods, in an intimate space that makes you feel like family. We truly believe that the most delicious and authentic Italian in Fortitude Valley and the wider Gold Coast can be found at any of our locations.
Book your table or pop in to one of our James Street restaurants today.