Your Go-To Italian Restaurant Brisbane

by | Jun 7, 2024 | News


Nestled in the heart of Brisbane, Factory51 is not just a restaurant; it’s a destination for those seeking authentic Italian cuisine paired with an inviting atmosphere. As one of Brisbane’s premier Italian dining spots, we take a look at what makes Factory51 a must-visit for locals and travellers alike, aiming to capture the essence of Italy right here in Brisbane.

A Legacy of Authenticity

Factory51 stands out in Brisbane’s culinary scene due to its commitment to authentic Italian recipes and the use of high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant’s menu is a thoughtful blend of traditional Italian dishes and modern culinary innovations, ensuring there’s something to satisfy every palate. From classic hand stretched pizzas with perfectly charred crusts to innovative pasta dishes that tell a story of regional Italian cuisine, Factory51 is a celebration of Italy’s rich gastronomic heritage.

The Ambiance: Rustic Chic

Walking into Factory51, guests are greeted by a warm and rustic ambiance, reminiscent of a traditional Italian trattoria, yet with a modern twist that speaks to the urban setting of Brisbane. The exposed brick walls and wooden beams give a nod to the building’s industrial past, while festoon lights strung overhead exude intimacy and warmth. This blend creates a unique dining environment where history and design coexist harmoniously.

Whilst the restaurant has some indoor seating where guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen in action, it’s the adjoining laneway where most restaurant-goers opt to dine. Complete with a retractable roof, and fans or heaters pending the season, the laneway is a hub of conversation and the heart of connection. Whether it’s a weeknight or weekend, you’ll find diners enjoying mouthfuls of flavour and chinking of glassware.

A Menu That Celebrates Italian Cuisine

Factory51’s menu is carefully curated to offer a diverse range of Italian flavours. The starters feature antipasti favourites like bruschetta topped with ripe tomatoes, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction, and arancini balls filled with gooey mozzarella and accompanied by a rich tomato sauce.

The pizza selection is particularly notable, made from dough that’s hand-kneaded and left to rise slowly, creating a light and airy base. Topped with ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella from Campania, and fresh basil, these pizzas are a homage to the simplicity and excellence of Neapolitan style.

Pasta lovers will delight in dishes such as the spaghetti w braised beef ragu, topped with peas, basil, and ricotta; or the lightest handmade gnocchi balanced with prosciutto and truffe cream, and finished with just the right amount of parsley and parmesan. Each dish is a testament to the skill of Factory51’s chefs, who blend technique with high-quality ingredients to create memorable meals.

Warm Up This Winter

Warm up this winter at Factory51 and indulge in the cosy, comforting flavours of our specially curated menu. Dive into the heart-warming delights of our seafood stew ‘cacciucco’, brimming with prawn, coral trout, scallop & calamari simmered in a fennel seed caramelised onion & tomato sugo… with a side of garlic focaccia of course. For the pizza bianche lovers, don’t miss out on our truffle & smoked speck pizza, a luxurious combination with a black truffle sauce that promises to tantalise your taste buds. And for dessert, Factory51’s signature tiramisu awaits, layered with espresso, mascarpone, tia maria and sponge fingers, the perfect end to a perfect meal.

An Unrivalled Wine Selection

No Italian dining experience is complete without a glass of wine, and Factory51’s wine list is as thoughtfully composed as its menu. With a focus on Italian varietals, from robust Chiantis to crisp Pinot Grigios, the selection is designed to complement the flavours of the dishes perfectly. The knowledgeable staff are always ready to recommend the perfect pairing, enhancing your dining experience.

Group Dining

Gather your friends and family for a memorable dining experience with our Italian Feast Group Menu at Factory51. Designed to cater to the spirit of shared meals, this menu features a range of exquisite dishes that encapsulate the essence of Italian cuisine. Begin with a selection of four dishes including porcini mushroom arancini and battered eggplant with a balsamic vinegar caramel. The main feast features two handcrafted pasta dishes, three wood fired pizzas, and a side rocket, pear, and parmesan salad. If your satisfied bellies long for a sweet finish, add a mini pistachio ricotta cream cannolo. Explore our group dining menu and reserve your table today for an authentic Italian feast that everyone will cherish.

Special Events

Factory51 is not only a place for casual dining but also a sought-after venue for special events and private gatherings. Whether it’s an engagement party, wedding, corporate meeting, networking event, or fundraising dinner, Factory51 can host your event in The Workshop function space. Set behind the restaurant, with its own private laneway, The Workshop delivers quality Italian fare from the same team of experienced chefs.

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Sustainable Practices

In an effort to support the local community and reduce environmental impact, Factory51 is committed to sustainable practices, including sourcing ingredients from local producers and farmers. This not only supports the local economy but also ensures that the food served is of the highest freshness and quality.

Italian Restaurant Brisbane

Whether you’re a local resident of Coorparoo, or just visiting Brisbane, we invite you to indulge in an Italian dining experience like no other. Located just a few minutes outside the Brisbane CBD, Factory51 is the perfect Italian restaurant for those looking to enjoy a meal that is both comforting and atmospheric.

Ready to Book?

Make a booking directly through our website to secure your table for any occasion, whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a larger group celebration. Our online reservation system is user-friendly, allowing you to choose the date, time, and number of guests in just a few clicks. Experience the warmth and charm of authentic Italian dining by booking your table today, and let us take care of the rest, ensuring a delightful and memorable dining experience for you and your guests.


07 33240844
51 Holdsworth St Coorparoo QLD