‘Meet me under the Eiffel Tower.’ It’s as much a familiar Brisbane phrase as it is in Paris, referring of course to Park Road’s iconic tower, sitting pretty atop one of the foodie precinct’s most long-standing dining spots – La Dolce Vita. Whether you stop by for breakfast, dinner or just a late night dessert, you’ll find a dish on the menu to tempt you – in fact, probably more than one.
For breakfast, classic feeds rule the list, with choices like rich baked eggs with chorizo, black pudding, broad beans and a cheesy truffle and parmesan crust, and waffles piled with berries and gelato or bacon and eggs. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, just hit the pastry cabinet – there’s no resisting the rows and rows of cannoli, Italian donuts and slices made in house daily.
Anyone who enjoys nothing more than classic Italian fare done well will find their ultimate feed here, starting with the likes of crumbed and fried olives and porcini arancini and moving onto pizzas, pastas and irresistible mains. Fettuccine Al Pollo in a creamy mascarpone sauce is a La Dolce Vita favourite that regulars will never allow to leave the menu, but you can also get your hands on oven roasted lamb rack and tender T-bone steaks – all made with local and sustainably sourced ingredients.