Gemelli Italian – Opening Soon
Big news for lovers of Italian cuisine – popular Gold Coast restaurant Gemelli Italian will be opening its first Brisbane eatery in May this year. The Gemelli team, headed up by owners James, Alec and Paul Carney, has snagged some prime real estate on James Street for the expansion, taking over the sites formerly home to Bucci and Lululemon. The Gemelli portfolio (which includes its flagship Broadbeach restaurant, Gemellini in Nobby Beach and Roy’s by Gemelli in Sorrento) is known for its rustic interior aesthetic and hearty traditional Italian cuisine. While the group is keen to replicate its warm atmosphere and tantalising seasonal menu in full, its James Street locale will boast two distinct settings. The Lululemon side of the venue will house the dine-in restaurant space (where crisp pizzas, silky pasta and heavenly mains reign supreme), while the Bucci half will be transformed into an aperitivo bar, inspired by cosy locales common in Milan and across northern Italy. Here guests will be able to sip on spritzes and Italian wine while snacking on salumi and other moreish bites. The restaurant’s award-winning wine list will also travel north, flush with Italian varieties expertly curated to match with the food. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on this exciting opening closer to mid-year.