Olive & Angelo has opened its doors in Edward Street Brisbane offering homemade Italian cuisine. Operator Angelo Leonforte’s goal with Olive & Angelo is to bring authentic Italian food to the people of Brisbane through recipes with a wealth of history.

“Olive & Angelo is a business built around family and many of our recipes were handed down to me from my mother and father. We have a strong focus on sharing our passion for handmade food with our guests, and we want them to leave feeling they having met and spent time with our family,” says Angelo.

Food is the main event at Olive & Angelo, whether it be traditional antipasto to begin, a decadent serve of pasta, or a  tiramisu to end your day on a sweet note. In true Italian style, the pasta menu has classics such as gorgonzola dolce, cavalo nero, grana on fried potato gnocchi, bolognese and grana, which are proving favourites with guests, as well as a vegan beetroot pappardelle made from purple pasta, beets, dukkah, coconut feta, black olive, rucola, lemo.

The bustling kitchen also has a woodfired oven, turning out pizzas cooked Neapolitan style with options including the famous Diavolo topped with San Marzano tomato, fior di latte, spicy salami and basil. The ‘Trust the Chef’ offering includes a three-course Italian sharing feast with Angelo’s heritage dishes. An extensive list of wines, spritz aperitif, and mocktails  made on a base of alcohol-free spirit, Seedlip, will quench thirsts.

Olive & Angelo is looking forward to catering for everyone in its relaxed garden courtyard environment with quiet and intimate table service, once the Coronavirus threat has passed.  The venue boasts function spaces available for hire for parties ranging from small in size up to 250 guests. With its convenient CBD location, Olive & Angelo is the city’s newest hot spot for dining, drinking and dropping in with friends and colleagues around the clock, but not right now.

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