Brisbane City’s dining scene continues to boom in 2023 with the arrival of nationally praised chef and media personality Guy Grossi, who opened Settimo at The Westin Brisbane. Settimo channels Guy’s affection for the sunny splendour of the Amalfi Coast – its food, coastline, crystal waters and Mediterranean architecture. The restaurant (located in the former home of Eden’s Table) boasts an estimated 150-seats spread across several zones, featuring split face stone, Fibonacci stone and terrazzo, custom-designed terracotta and ceramic tiles, flax linen, and rattan. Alongside head chef Alessandro Pizzolato (formerly of Hellenika), Guy has crafted a menu that stretches from assaggini and antipasti to house-made pasta dishes, and seafood and protein mains. Of Settimo’s primi plates, early standouts include the pasta al limone, scialatielli all’Amalfitana (an Amalfi specialty that is loaded with seafood) and the cappelletti (ring-shaped pasta stuffed with snapper). Seafood addicts will no doubt be drawn to the impepata di cozze (steamed mussels with pepper) or the grilled calamari with wild greens, while carnivores can sink incisors into Amalfi lemon chicken, slow-cooked lamb or bistecca. Settimo’s dessert menu caps of feasting festivities with house-made gelato, rhum baba with limoncello and heavenly tiramisu. There’s even a breakfast offering that showcases Amalfi-inspired day starters like cacio e pepe omelettes, frittata, tomato and ricotta tarts, and salata di zucca. Settimo’s wine list is overseen by sommelier Deniz Hardman, who is showcasing a savvy mix of old- and new-world wines, with Italian vino (particularly Taurasi wines – a red variety made from the agliancio grape native to Campania) celebrated alongside Australian winemakers dabbling in Italian wine styles.


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