The lovely Mellie and Aaron have flown up for a whirlwind Brisbane trip so we selected the close proximity of Gusto Da Gianni's location to catch up. Gusto Da Gianni's is located in the waterfront entertainment precinct of Portside. Portside is a gorgeous location, easily accessible with a number of parking spots, Dendy Cinemas, a selection of restaurants and even offers the occasional spectacle of a cruise ship. It's a lovely location in Summer but be prepared to rug up in Winter as the water and concrete combine to create freezing winds. I've previously been to Gusto Da Gianni to soak up their contemporary atmosphere and enjoyed their mouth watering Italian cuisine, but on this occasion we were only there for some dessert.
We decided to order the Churros Con Chocolate, a traditional cinnamon fritter with melted dipping chocolate and a selection of Gelato. The Gelato was flavoursome and silky smooth and the Churros were gorgeously feather light. The Churro is a naughty addition on the menu as it is actually a Spanish dessert but I suspect it harks back to the ten years that Gianni Greghini was partnered with Javier Codina (now of Moda). But I'm just nit picking, Gusto Da Gianni's a lovely location for a casual lunch or an evening sweet treat.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Address: Portside Wharf, Remora Road, Hamilton, QLD 4007
Open: Daily, Lunch and Dinner.
Phone: (07) 3339 0999.
Price: Entree: $7-$25. Mains: $20-$38. Desserts: $9-$15.