Giuseppe always had a dream to open a restaurant that provided authentic Italian Cuisine. One day he was in the New Farm area and noticed a beautiful restaurant for sale. He enquired and then within one month on the 11th of June 2000 he opened “Cafe Dell’Ugo” Ristorante Italiano.
With the help of his very good friend and top Chef Angelo Morvillo he was able to offer his customers the very best in authentic Italian cuisine. In 2001, Giuseppe’s wife Gloria joined him at the restaurant, working side by side with him to build the restaurant to an even greater success. In 2004, together with their friend Soula they opened dell ‘ Ugo Southbank and shortly after shortend the original name to: “Dell’Ugo New Farm”
In 2003, after working at “Porto Santo Stefano” on the coast of Tuscany their eldest son Nicola returned to work in the Dell’Ugo kitchen and it wasn’t long till Nicola took the reigns. He became head chef in 2006 after working with some of Brisbane’s top Italian chefs.
Like his father and mother Nicola believes in “consistency” he is very strict on making sure all dishes are presented the way they should be and that his team use only the best quality ingredients possible. In 2008 Nicola left to fulfill another dream, he worked for two years in one of the worlds best Italian restaurants – 3 michelin star “Don Alfonso 1890″ and returned to Brisbane in 2010 bringing more of a modern finesse to Dell’Ugo’s kitchen.
Award winning menu
The success at Dell’Ugo New Farm is the passion in what Giuseppe and Gloria do, the love of good food and wine, and creating a welcoming atmosphere as if you were guests in their home.