Ciro’s Italian Restaurant is a tiny hidden gem of an Italian trattoria found in an Auchenflower side street just off Milton Rd.
Featuring red and white check table cloths and Italian posters on the wall, diners at Ciro’s can sit indoors or out and tuck into some of the best value pasta and pizza to be found anywhere in Brisbane.
Not only is the food delicious home-kitchen-style Italian, but portion sizes are generous, almost everything including mains are $20 or less* and, best of all, Ciro’s is BYO.
On the extensive menu you’ll find a huge range of pastas, pizzas, steaks, seafood and chicken dishes (the latter 3 served with salad and chips), salads and desserts.
For starters there’s bruschetta, garlic bread or focaccia (plain, herb or with cheese). Pasta dishes come as entrees or mains, with diners getting to choose their pasta (fettuccine, spaghetti, gnocchi, penne and veal tortellini) and sauce (including bolognese, carbonara, calabrese, pollo funghi, mushroom or amatriciana) and in addition there’s lasagne.
Traditional pizzas come small (ideal for kids), large (for 1-2)and family size (for 3 or 4), with toppings including margarita, marinara, capricciosa, mushroom or Napoli as well as Oz varieties such as meat lovers, chicken or ham and pineapple.
Al forno pizzas (all large size) are cooked without a pizza tray and include antipasto, Amalfi and prosciutto.
Otherwise mains include chicken or veal parmigiana or schnitzel, garlic or chilli prawns, T-Bone steak, fish of the day or fried calamari and salads include a choice of Caprese, Italian or Mediterranean.
For dessert there's a choice of tiramisu, banana milk chocolate and caramel or strawberry and white chocolate calzone or gelati cones.
Drinks-wise, there’s coffee, affogato, hot or iced chocolate, milk shakes and soft drinks or water.
Nice to know - Takeaway is available and Ciro’s has some fantastic lunch time specials.
Need to know – Entrance to Ciro’s is on Ridley St and along here there is some street parking.
*Correct at time of visiting in Aug 2018.