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15 James St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
+61 7 3252 7848
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab linguine” (27 reviews)
“wild boar” (9 reviews)
“arancini” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
15 James St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with friends and shares a plates from the tapas. As always the food is excellent. The spicy calamari was the best I’ve have and so light and soft. The special arancini was delicious, which brings me to deserts.... to die for!!! Flourless...More

Thank GrandeScoreggia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for the delicious food and great service. We always thoroughly enjoy having dinner here when we visit the Valley.

Thank Adriana M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having based our visit on previous reviews we left feeling satisfied, but not amazed. Don’t get me wrong, the food was tasty (especially the calamari fritti) but we didn’t leave feeling like it was the most exceptional meal we’ve had. Gf diners are WELL looked...More

Thank FuudTrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We four people visited for lunch on a Monday, the restaurant was busy but not full. We waited a half hour to have our order taken, we caught the attention of a drink waiter. The food was wonderful, my serve of Nudi was very flavourful...More

Thank Desley L
DiOz10, Owner at Bucci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Desley L for your comments on your group of four's lunch. As you say, the Nudi is flavourful. However, it's a complicated hand made dish that takes time to complete. This is reflected in the price. We have spoken to our restaurant manager...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great. The food absolutely superb. The crab linguine yum.. Great place for a casual catchup. Do yourself a favour..

Thank fromelles
DiOz10, Owner at Bucci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Love your short and sweet review fromelles! Your words were very complimentary, we are all thrilled, thank you and see you soon - the Bucci team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in for lunch with no reservation and were accommodated perfectly. It was Saturday and 2pm in the afternoon and the restaurant was quite full. Authentic Italian food with amazing flavours. The wait staff were friendly attentive and knowledgeable. We will come back for dinner...More

Thank Steve A
DiOz10, Owner at Bucci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Steve A, We were happy to hear you enjoyed your Saturday lunch at Bucci and were able to find a table easily on what is usually a busy day. Thank you for your compliments too, and we look forward to welcoming again soon, this...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had a group of 10 and some of us shared, others did their own thing. The staff were so accommodating and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious .More

Thank Jo B
DiOz10, Owner at Bucci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Jo B, we were thrilled to know that your group of 10 had a great night at Bucci, whether they shared dishes - which is a great way to taste different flavours - or selected their favourites. Our kitchen chefs and floor team go out...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Waitstaff and Chef were excellent in accomodating my gluten intolerance needs without compromising on taste! They prepared a delicious Spaghetti con Cicale di Mare (Moreton Bay bugs, tomatoes etc) with their GF Penne pasta. This coupled with a side salad (the grilled asparagus in this...More

Thank becmilligan
DiOz10, Owner at Bucci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi becmilligan, we are always happy to accommodate a customer’s gluten free diet and do keep GF pasta. The taste of the dish you chose is deliciou,s and the side salad with asparagus, a great combination. Do come again, we are always happy to cook...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

This is a great restaurant. Located on a buzzy street it really entices you in with the exciting feel. Our table was ideally located in a corner beside the “glass”. Our favourite. Service is always excellent - professional and pleasant. Classic Italian fare constantly changing....More

Thank Don B
DiOz10, Owner at Bucci, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Don B, as a very regular customer we were so happy to read that you continually find Bucci exciting, our staff professional and our food innovative, Your review have been read by our team who were thrilled by your compliments. So, a big thank...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Well positioned in Brisbane's James Street. The food was excellent on all accounts. I can recommend the crab linguine and my partner had the risotto which surprised me. He said the flavours were excellent. The food cam ewll paced and the service was attentive without...More

Thank jucee
DiOz10, Owner at Bucci, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Hello jucee, we're delighted you and your partner had a lovely Birthday night at Bucci and you both enjoyed your meals. The crab linguini is a guest's favourite and our risotto, which changes daily, is always delicious. The weekend is always busy and as guests...More

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Jason M
23 June 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
I’d be more sympathetic if you actually got human hair in your meal at Bucci, which could possibly happen, though this is why their kitchen staff frequently do wear their specialty chef’s hats. Some cunning guests have been... More
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Response from Bucci_Owners | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for thinking of us for your party at Scrumptious Reads, we would be delighted to cater for your event. We have menus and event info that we would love to share, could you please let us know your email address... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 James St | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 4006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3252 7848
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