What’s happening to Brisbane lately? Recently, we tried to get into three different places for dinner and drinks, and at each place we were turned away as they were all full. What happened to this sleepy little town?
It got even crazier when we decided to try our luck at Alfredo’s. Brisbane: when did you get so cool??
Alfredo’s opened last year beside the popular Alfred & Constance, dishing up wood fired pizzas ’til late, wine, cocktails, and dessert. We stopped by at around 8.30 on a Friday night, and the place was pumping. With a name like Alfredo’s, you expect a cosy little mom’n’pop outfit, right?
Prepare yourself. There’s loud music. The lights are dim. The decorations are fairly sparse, save for a huge picture of (I assume?) Alfredo on the wall. Everyone’s laughing, chatting, yelling to be heard over the music, and chowing down happily on pizzas and beer.
It’s like a sexy bar and an Italian restaurant had a loud, rebellious child! It’s cool. It’s too cool for Brisbane. Since when did my humble little city get places like Alfredo’s?
We ordered the American Idiot pizza ($23.90), which was one of the best pizzas I’ve had in Australia. It had a lovely thin but soft crust, nice chunks of tender braised beef ribs, and a smattering of gorgonzola and pancetta – yup, ribs on a pizza! It was a little on the saucy side, but no big deal.
We were served by several of the young wait staff throughout our meal, and everyone was friendly and attentive. Alfredo’s also offer pizza by the slice until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights, so they’re a perfect spot for both a post-bar snack as well as dinner.
With places like Alfredo’s popping up, slice by slice Brisbane is getting a little bit cooler.
Corner of Alfred & Constance Street, Fortitude Valley (directly behind Alfred & Constance)
Ph: 3251 6555