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Mero Does More Than The Usual

Mero Does More Than The Usual

| On 08, Aug 2014

The Moubarak brothers are seriously God’s gift to the Brisbane dining scene. Their cocktails at Laruche are delicious and the melt-in-your-mouth wagyu brisket at Gerard’s is orgasmic. Aside: if Gerard was an actual person I would wed him.

Now the super trio have opened up an Italian restaurant. With pizza. I am in heaven!

The Mero Kitchen and Bar at Indooroopilly is a modern day trattoria with pizza, pasta and share plates that are well above the normal fanfare. mero5

Think seafood linguine with spanner crab, squid and vongole nestled amongst a heady aroma of garlic, chilli and Queensland bottarga. Or maybe you fancy a share plate of rolled and roasted porchetta, juicy on the inside and salty, crackling goodness on the outside, served with kipfler potatoes, pear and vincotto. Or to get your salivary glands really working, let’s reflect on the pappardelle. Thick, ribbony strands of pasta tossed with duck ragu, spinach, peas, green peppercorns and a generous grating of pecorino Romano. Dangerously good.

For me though, a pizza is always the way to go menu option and Mero did not disappoint.

I opted for the hot sopressa salami pizza with red peppers, olives, mushrooms and provolone. With all of my favourite toppings on the one pizza, it was almost impossible to be disappointed. The dough was thin and smooth and although the crust was not as crispy as I like, it was tasty and did a great job of balancing all the toppings. The richness of the tomato sauce was freshened by the salty olives  which I could eat by the bucketful. The fresh, juicy chunks of roasted pepper completed the dish which was delicious and eaten up in no time.mero3

The other pizza we ordered was the vegetarian option of  char-grilled zucchini, eggplant, pumpkin, red onion and ricotta. The smoky flavour of the zucchini blended perfectly with the sweetness of the slightly caramelized red onion. With crumbly ricotta dotted across the plate, the pizza maintained its light and relatively healthy feel throughout the meal. mero2

Another reason to return to Mero is the service. They’re attentive, funny to boot and are keen to share a joke.

So call your special someone to share some Italian food with as you snuggle up on the cushioned benches.

The Details: 

What: Mero Kitchen & Bar Indooroopilly

Where: Level 3, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre

More info: http://indooroopillyshopping.com.au/store/the-mero-kitchen-bar/

Review Overview

Food
8.5
Atmosphere
7.5
Service
8
Value
7.5
7.9

Superb

Mero serves delicious, flavoursome food in a relaxed, yet engaging manner.