Sample restaurant-quality street food at the Newstead’s Italian Street Kitchen
We know what you are thinking – “Italian street food?” Yes, it exists. Did you know pizza is one of the oldest street eats in the world? You do now. Italian Street Kitchen at the Gasworks is a new casual eatery that is plating up some remarkable Roman-inspired cuisine that traces its origin to the bustling markets of Italy. If you want your pizza and pasta and paninis pronto, then come in and grab a table – Italian food has never been this easy to enjoy.
When we think Italian, our minds usually wander to lengthy meals boasting waves and waves of rich cuisine. This is true for most Italian-inspired eateries (and we aren’t complaining), but Italian Street Kitchen at the Gasworks is trimming the fat to prioritise restaurant-quality fare served efficiently for the modern, on-the-go dining crowd. Boasting two locations in Sydney, Italian Street Kitchen has already earned a reputation for delivering a formidable range of items inspired by the rich history of Italian street food, and now its Brisbane location is bringing the same style to Newstead’s lunch and dinner scene. Boasting a fresh and inviting fit-out, the space itself feels like you are entering a kitchen with seats privy to all manner of culinary theatre from the pizza oven, rotisserie or pasta station. The aroma itself is enough to get our stomachs rumbling, but a quick glance at the fare seals the deal.
The menu is broken up into several easy-to-navigate sections – antipasto, panini, oven-roasted dishes, pizza, pasta and spit-roast morsels. If you’d like to do as the Romans do, then you’d best start with some nibbles. Freak out over fried gnocchi, pine over potato and four-cheese croquettes, salivate over a salumi board or call for more calamari – there’s no wrong option. Following these snacks, you’ll either want to try some of the pizzas made on dough raised for 48 hours, or the house-made pasta that is crafted fresh and dried naturally. If you aren’t satisfied, then the beef rump cap or the lamb fresh off the spit roast is a great choice, then sweeten things up with an Italian fried custard crème fritta served with chocolate gelato. The icing on the cake – thirsty patrons can BYO wine, order Italian wine and beer off tap, or go crazy at the self-serve sparkling water station.
Italian Street Kitchen is now open. For restaurant operating hours and contact details, check out the Stumble Guide.
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