Hendra, Brisbane Area
Price Range * Dinner under $20 (AUD)
Mario at the Dining Room is a savvy little Italian restaurant that's taken up residency in an old house in Hendra. Although the restaurant is "fine dining" in the sense that the venue is classy and the service is impeccable, the food here is hearty and served in generous portions, as is the welcome guests receive. Often chef Mario Alfieri greets diners personally to ensure dishes are to their satisfaction and all guests are treated like old friends.