Following on from the opening of its second Black Hide Steakhouse at Treasury Brisbane, the Gambaro Group went two-for-two with it’s second 2018 opening. The family’s Italian-centric restaurant Persone boasts the most impressive views of all of the Gambaro Group’s portfolio, boasting a stunning space on level two of Brisbane Quarter. The venerable restaurateurs dug into their own heritage for the concept – a contemporary Italian restaurant inspired by iconic film La Dolce Vita. The setting boasts an authentic Italian laneway aesthetic, with breezy alfresco dining, waterfront views and a private dining space. The menu offers up light Mediterranean fare, incorporating traditional recipes from several of Italy’s diverse culinary regions but with a modern Australian approach. The menu is heroed by imaginative dishes including the tuna crudo with negroni syrup, the rabbit ragu with percorino and herb crumb, crumbed veal cutlet with lemon and rocket and the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, which continues the Gambaro’s famed steak lineage in the form of a one-kilogram T-bone that has been aged for three weeks. A wine list of more than 120 labels is bolstered by top-shelf spirits, spritzers, and beers.