Bulimba’s Otello on Oxford has recently relocated to West End and is renamed Otello Trattoria Pizzeria. It is a very welcome addition to the many ethnic food establishments in this upcoming trendy area of Brisbane.

As a party of four we had a combination of dishes and the consensus at the end of the night was that the food was tasty fresh authentic Italian fare. While waiting for our mains we wereserved ‘garlic bread’ on a pizza crust base smothered in butter and of course garlic; very big, altogether delicious and consumed in record time.

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For our main courses three of us went for various wood-fired pizzas and were not disappointed. The crust was exactly what one remembered from an Italian holiday long ago and the toppings were tasty  and light – we are a sharing group so all got a chance to sample the various dishes. The fourth main was the Risotto ai funghi which was as creamy as one hoped, and the inclusion of the sweet potato added that extra flavor not usually found in risottos but which worked beautifully.

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We didn’t have room for desserts though we were tempted but there is only so much one can eat.  Staff were attentive and very pleasant right through the evening. The wine list was limited but reasonably priced. Altogether a place well worth checking out, and this is one restaurant that I look forward to returning in the near future.

Words by Jess O’Mahony