Bella Cosi Bugs
An Italian delight, perfect for an intimate dinner party.
Pescatore Moreton Bay bugs, prawns, black lip mussels, squid, clams and barramundi, sautéed with garlic, chilli, roma tomato and rocket, cooked in a white wine seafood bisque and served in a hot pan with warm ciabatta.
Rich and delicious food, passionately prepared in the Italian tradition, lives in every dish at Bella Cosi Restaurant on Thomas Street in Chermside. A rare find in suburban Brisbane, this restaurant's modern décor of charcoal grey and red accents sets a chic vibe, while private dining options are ideal for special events or corporate functions. With a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian dishes also on the menu, perhaps start with thinly sliced eye fillet carpaccio, lemon caper dressing, wild rocket, crumbed caper berries and Grana Padano. Seafood lovers will salivate over Moreton Bay bugs, sautéed with chilli, ginger and garlic, flamed in Brandy and served in rosa sauce with fettuccine; for a divine dolci, opt for chocolate pannacotta, crushed almond torrone and red wine glazed cherries.
Welcome to Bella Cosi!
Come in and meet our family. Since 2009 we have owned and operated our family restaurant as though it is "our family dining table". Vince and Laurence and our wonderful wait staff will welcome you and make your Bella Cosi experience a night of flavour, fun and fabulous memories.
Tina will make planning your special event a breeze. Over the last decade we have celebrated marriage proposals, Engagements, Weddings, Communions, Baptisms and birthday celebrations for all ages, even a 100th! We have enjoyed them as much as the guests have. We have a private dining room which seats up to 30 for more intimate functions or corporate events with full AV facilities. It also converts to a disco floor with mirror ball and lights if that's your style. (Yes, we've had a private 80's themed disco party)
We are so lucky to have had the support of so many wonderful guests at "our family dining table". Thank you!
Our family wouldn't be complete without our amazing loyal crew. Our Chefs Lachlan and Michele have over 40 years' experience between them and create and deliver the flavours Italian cuisine is known and loved for. Our kitchen brigade also has the talents of rising star apprentices, one of which took out the TAFE Queensland "Award for Excellence".
Passionately prepared, rich and delicious food in the Italian tradition lives in every dish at Bella Cosi. Bread, pasta and gnocchi hand made daily begin a wonderful journey through our menu finishing with classic and new desserts crafted with the best ingredients.
A dedicated Vegan menu "Vegano Italiano" and many gluten free options are always available. In the true sense of Hospitality, we'll happily try and meet any request if its within our offerings.
Wines have been hand selected from Italy, Australia & New Zealand to complement our food. If you'd like to try something new, we'll happily offer guidance, just ask. Our cocktail list boasts almost fifty cocktails and a few mocktails, including old and new favourites.
Look forward to seeing you soon!
22 Thomas Street, Chermside 4032 QLD - See Map
Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos, Apple Pay
Seats: 110 Chef: Lachlan Raineri