Food Philosophy

Our philosophy at the Roman Empire is simple – quality food made in-house from the freshest ingredients, with great service and a friendly atmosphere.  We use the freshest ingredients, with Roberto selecting our produce from local markets.  Our chefs make everything in-house from our gnocchi to our custard filled cannoli.

Passion for Food 

Chef and owner Roberto has been cooking professionally since 1997, starting his career in Noosa and Mooloolaba before moving to Brisbane in 2004.  He developed a passion for cooking and creating great food at a young age.  His visits to both his Nonnas’ kitchens inspired his love of traditional Italian cooking.  Nonna Nina’s recipes were hearty, full of slow cooked meat and fresh vegetables picked from her garden.  Nonna Pirrello’s recipes were full of fresh seafood, caught by Nonno Pirrello.

Though their styles of cooking were different, both his Nonnas inspired Roberto with their traditional recipes and love of fresh product.  Roberto loves to experience food from different people and different backgrounds to see how their techniques can improve the quality of the food he is creating.  As a chef, Roberto believes that you are always learning and refining so you can create the best product.  This is something he instils in all the chefs he trains.

Shop 1, Cosmopolitan Centre, 742 Creek Road, Mt Gravatt East, Queensland

Phone 3420 0969 for reservations

Shop 1, Cosmopolitan Centre
742 Creek Road
Mt Gravatt East
, Queensland

Hours of Business

Monday: 5pm-11pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 8am-11pm

Reservations: 3420 0969

742 Creek Road, Mt Gravatt East

Barbara Greaves

Celebrated my 60th birthday with a group of friends here last night. Meal was excellent and service was great. Very enjoyable evening.

The Roman Empire Restaurant
5.0
2013-04-30T23:22:04+00:00
Celebrated my 60th birthday with a group of friends here last night. Meal was excellent and service was great. Very enjoyable evening.

Shanyn Limpus

Fantastic food and service. It's the only place we go now 🙂
The Roman Empire Restaurant
5.0
2013-05-01T00:49:02+00:00
Fantastic food and service. It's the only place we go now 🙂

Carolyn Major

Just had a beautiful Breakfast at T.R.E. Best food and Gr8 service. Thank you ... Cheers Carolyn

The Roman Empire Restaurant
5.0
2013-04-30T23:23:54+00:00
Just had a beautiful Breakfast at T.R.E. Best food and Gr8 service. Thank you ... Cheers Carolyn

Ron Mayne

My favourite restaurant - love my Wed morning long blacks & occasional meals.

The Roman Empire Restaurant
5.0
2013-05-01T00:45:31+00:00
My favourite restaurant - love my Wed morning long blacks & occasional meals.

Luke and Danusha Chidgey

This is one of our favourite restaurants, the food is awesome, the people are lovely, family friendly and most of all...they remember the ones who keep coming back. Thank you for the lovely coffee on valentines day. Can't wait for the new menu... yum!
The Roman Empire Restaurant
5.0
2013-04-30T23:26:54+00:00
This is one of our favourite restaurants, the food is awesome, the people are lovely, family friendly and most of all...they remember the ones who keep coming back. Thank you for the lovely coffee on valentines day. Can't wait for the new menu...yum!
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