Da Biuso Restaurant Brisbane QLD

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What’s Da Biuso

Da Biuso is the heart and soul of the Biuso family. Every detail is imbued with deep respect for our Sicilian heritage and love of fine food, wine, and travel. We’re spreading the love, one plate at a time.


A restaurant on wheels may not sound particularly sophisticated, but Da Biuso, a new 12-seater degustation eatery from the team behind Fortitude Valley’s now closed Casa Nostra Ristorante, will be exactly that. Hitting the streets of Brisbane on 3 March, Da Biuso is housed inside a converted school bus, and is set to be the first mobile fine dining venue in Brisbane—so you’ll want to snap a booking fast.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to wear seatbelts or worry about your wine glass tumbling over—the restaurant won’t be moving during service, but it will move to new locations throughout the year. For its first seatings, you’ll find it at Ascot Green, alongside the racecourse on Lancaster Road, a calm and green spot for an exquisite meal—and handily central so you can take advantage of their surprisingly lengthy wine list.

While there’s no hiding that Da Biuso is a bus from the outside, inside you’ll feel as though you’re in a glamorous, old world train dining car—pop a martini in your hand and you could be on a 1930s train trip across the continent. Sheer drapes cover the windows, golden glass lamps provide moody lighting and white leather seats set around the tablecloth covered tables, while a tiny bar and wine cellar have been squeezed in at one end.

Co-owner and Head Chef Biagio Biuso (the name of the restaurant literally means to “to go to the Biuso’s”) has crafted a six-course Mediterranean-inspired degustation that takes simple dishes and elevates them with unique flavour combinations and fresh, seasonal ingredients. The menu will change regularly, but to start with you can expect dishes like oysters alla’onda with seafoam, watermelon granita, and a caviar cigar, scampi paired with a spritz cocktail, duck-stuffed pasta, Tasmanian lamb with broccoli stufati and a dessert of pineapple, passionfruit, mango cream, raspberry and banana.

Biuso’s son Joseph will be with him in the kitchen, while his wife and co-owner Sarah will be the one to take you through the wine list as sommelier. Matched wines are an option, or you can take your pick from the carefully curated selection of Italian drops. There’s also a handful of classic cocktails, with several using the Brisbane-made Winston Quinn Gin.

Seatings are available every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday for lunch and dinner and are bound to get booked up fast. Da Biuso will also soon be available for private functions at any location—can you imagine this in your driveway for your next dinner party?




Ascot Green, 230 Lancaster Road
Ascot, 4007 QLD