La Polpetteria pop-up at Locale
Even before the pandemic closed international borders, Commercial Road cafe and providore Locale has been a go-to spot for folks looking to savour a slice of Italy in Brisbane. This month the destination will play host to La Polpetteria, a pop-up focusing solely on polpette, more widely known as meatballs. Inspired by the late-night haunts of Italy, the Locale team is taking the concept of spaghetti and meatballs and expanding upon it, incorporating meat, vegetables and fish for a menu that riffs on the classic salivation-worthy sphere. La Polpetteria will take over Locale every Monday to Thursday between 5:00–8:30 pm until the end of March, serving the likes of fritto misto with Sicilian chickpea fritters, salt cod croquettes, Italian sliders, lobster and pistachio arancini, and homemade gnocchi with beetroot cream and fetta, as well as a wine list featuring bespoke Italian drops. Bookings are essential and can be made with the venue directly via [email protected] or on 07 3102 5898.