Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of cultural, social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BC.  Italians’ natural tendency to foster relationships and quality of life elevated the “cultura della tavola” to an art form, whose distinguishing features are quality and authenticity.  Today food constitutes a major pillar of the Italian culture, a heritage to be safeguarded and recognized against any type of alteration and falsification.

For this purpose Unioncamere (Union of Italian Chambers), Assocamerestero (Union of Chambers abraod) and ISNART (Istituto Nazionale Ricerche Turistiche) created “Ospitalità Italiana –  Ristoranti nel Mondo”, a certification conferred to quality Italian Restaurants all over the world.

The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland is involved in the the selection process of eligible restaurants servicing authentic Italian cuisine in Queensland. Eligible restaurants will be selected, verified by ICCI QLD personnel and nominated through an application process. Certified restaurants will be awarded a Certificate and a Ospitalità Italiana plaque as well as receiving visibility on a global scale including Ospitalità Italiana website.

Project Objectives

  • To promote Italian food products and culinary culture;
  • To foster the image of Italian restaurants abroad that guarantee high quality standards;
  • To develop a world wide network that advocates Italian excellence cuisine.

10 Eligibility Criteria

1. Italian distinctiveness and identity
2. Hospitality
3. Mise en place (glasses, table cover, plates)
4. Kitchen
5. Menu
6. Food Offer (at least 50% of recipe to be of clear Italian descent)
7. Wine List (at least 5 Italian wines)
8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
9. Proved Experience and Skills in Italian cuisine
10. DOP or IGP products (certified Italian products)

The procedure for awarding the Ospitalità Italiana brand is as follows:

  • 1: Application by the company
  • 2: Verification visit, with collection of documentary material by the local Italian Chamber of Commerce
  • 3: Analysis of the material collected by an Evaluation Secretariat which may or may not award the brand to the applicant
  • 4: Granting of the brand and its distinctive signs for 2 years, after which the process is repeated.

Do you think your restaurant qualifies for the Ospitalità Italiana certification? Contact us at

NEW Accredited Restaurants in Queensland 2022-23


41 Sherwood Rd, Toowong QLD 4066
+61 (07) 3371 5727

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Gemelli Brisbane

15 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
+61 (07) 3741 7990

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Gemelli Broadbeach

2/2685 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218
(07) 5504 7413

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Io Esco Cucina

3a Masthead Way, Hope Island QLD 4212
+61 7 5577 8800

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Mamma’s Italian

69 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe QLD 4020
+61 (07) 3284 4512

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Osteria Epoca

17 Orontes Rd, Yeronga QLD 4104
+61 (07) 3892 6745

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81 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4000


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What’s in the pot? Osteria

133-137 Redcliffe Parade Shop 5 Cominos Arcade, Redcliffe QLD 4020
+61 406 480 796

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RENEWED Accredited Restaurants in Queensland 2022-23

Il Locale

21 Nash St, Paddington QLD 4064
(07) 3368 2122

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1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
(07) 3852 1500

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The Royal

1259 Sandgate Road Nundah Qld 4012
07 30517619

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Viale Canova

4/828 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield QLD 4011
(07) 3256 1901

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