Eat the best Italian retro classics over 50 years

Eat the best Italian retro classics over 50 years

The best Italian retro classics over 50 years

Giardinetto serves the sort of heart Italian food that's now regarded as retro classics
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For over 50 years Giardinetto in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has been serving the sort of hearty Italian food that’s now regarded as retro classics.

I’m talking Nona-style food such as hearty spaghetti marinara, traditional meat lasagne and garlic prawns.

If you remember when you could buy a large margarita pizza for $1.60 and a fillet mignon was $2.60, you probably ate there in the 1970s when the Valley started to gain its reputation as Brisbane’s night life centre. Along with some of Brisbane’s best nightclubs and bars, it also gained more than a few brothels and a notorious reputation.

About The Author

Kerry Heaney

Kerry Heaney is a food sherpa, travelling the world bite by bite. For her, it’s all about where to go to eat and where to eat when you go, and she’s been writing about that for the past 20 years. A writer and editor who contributes regular food and travel feature stories for a range of print publications including Escape.com.au, Kerry has been sharing food love through Eat, drink + be Kerry for nine years. Although dedicated to eating her way around the world, Kerry is an expert on Queensland food and has written the Queensland food component for several Hardie Grant titles. Kerry is immediate past president of the Australian Travel Writers Society (ASTW). Chat with Kerry on Facebook at Eat,drink+beKerry or see where she has been lately at eatdrinandbekerry on Instagram.

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