From this Thursday 12 December you can live la dolce vita at M&A Lane’s newest edition- Locanda Osteria & Bar

Opening its doors this Thursday, Locanda Osteria and Bar will treat customers to authentic Italian la dolce vita (the sweet/ good life) on the new M&A lane way.

Three members of Brisbane’s restaurant ‘royalty’ are behind the 90 seat capacity Italian food and wine establishment, including partners in Wooloongabba’s 1989 Enoteca restaurant and bar, Manny Sakellarakis and Dan Clark and Southbank’s Cove Bar and Dining owner Adam Barton.

Offering authentic Italian food and wine with a primary focus on showcasing traditional dishes, Daniel Jones will head up the kitchen with his love of Italian fine-tuned under the guidance of Luigi Bazzani at Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort.

The menu will feature small snacks, small plates, salads, pasta, mains, shared plates, side dishes and desserts and Genovese coffee.

And the Italian focus is not lost on the wine list, with a heavy emphasis on Italian varieties listed by Provence. There are also Italian classic drinks such as Asperol Spritz, Campari and soda, Peroni Tradizionale or Prosecco.

Co-owner Adam Burton says Locanda would be unique and promises to offer a ‘total and authentic Italian dining experience’ as many dishes on the menu are probably not well known to anyone living outside the Italian towns in which they were first created.

“Brisbane diners are more informed, educated and passionate about what and where they eat and expect the ‘whole package’ when dining out.

“The quality of food, service, drinks and atmosphere all contributes to the overall experience and Locanda Osteria and Bar will offer all four elements in spades,” he says.

Locanda Osteria & Bar will join the first two restaurants to open ( Mighty Mighty and Papa Jack’s) in the McLachlan and Ann street lanes. The new M&A lane way will see 13 of Brisbane’s best restaurants, bars and retail outlets opening before February 2014 as part of Laing O’Rourke’s new $250million mixed use development.

Locanda Osteria and Bar opens on Thursday 12 December and will be available for lunch and dinner dining from 11.30am til late, seven days a week.