Following the popular arrival of La Costa Bar, Cielo Rooftop, and La Valle wine bar in late 2020 and early 2021, the final piece of the La Costa puzzle opened on Friday, February 5.
La Costa Restaurant, the most food-focused of the four venues housed in the historic Brunswick Street site, is inspired by summers spent in the Italian Riviera, complete with exposed brick columns, seafoam-green and white decor, woven basket light fixtures and European oak table tops.
Serving dinner Wednesday-Sunday and lunch Friday-Sunday, La Costa Restaurant’s menu celebrates the ocean first and foremost, with plenty of Italian-inspired local meats, cheeses and vegetables also featured.
Beginning with antipasti, diners can expect arancini of the day and beef carpaccio with parmesan shavings, pine nuts and truffle oil before moving onto mains including mussels with white wine, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian sausage and toasted sourdough.
A range of pastas from decadent fresh truffle tagliatelle to Moreton Bay bug spaghetti with shellfish broth is set to tempt for lunch or dinner, while eight classic wood-fired pizzas offer a taste of elusive Italian holidays… It wouldn’t be a Ligurian affair without something sweet, so the standout dessert of tiramisu bomboloni is a must-try!
As with La Costa Bar, the drinks list features specially curated cocktails by Australia’s #1 bar, Sydney’s Maybe Sammy, as well as champagne, Italian wine varietals, local craft beers and boutique spirits. Taking inspiration from aperitivo culture, La Costa Bar perfectly complements the restaurant as a spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks and cicchetti (small bites), and brunch from 7 am Wednesday-Friday and 8 am on weekends.
La Costa Restaurant completes the group’s symbolic ode to the northern Italian coastline (la costa), with Cielo Rooftop (the sky), La Valle Wine Bar and Bottleshop (the valley) and La Costa Restaurant and Bar now unified at the one striking Fortitude Valley destination!