This rather small restaurant located in Bulimba has been regarded by many people as having the best pizza in Brisbane, and has won an award to back this up. I assumed this place would be very busy so when I rang up at 6pm on a Friday night to see if there were any free tables, I was pleasantly surprised to be told we did not need a booking, just go in whenever we want. So we did
Parking was a bit of an issue in the cramped suburban streets but we managed to find a park round the back. The restaurant was somewhat busy, but not completely full. It really was quite a small place though – most of the dining area was outside on the footpath. We were fine with that as there were plenty of heaters available
We decided to order a few dishes to share. To start things off, we ordered some bruschetta and for mains we got Osso Bucco, Marinara Linguine and of course, a pizza with Palermo topping.
I thought the bruschetta was very nice. The tomatoes were fresh and the bread was nicely toasted and soft inside.
The Osso Bucco was also quite good. The meat was soft and moist and full of flavour. However I wasn’t too keen on the Parmesan polenta.
The Marinara linguine was a bit too salty in my opinion by the pasta was cooked very well.
The pizza was, well… ok I guess. We could see the ingredients were gourmet and nothing like the ones at fast food restaurants, but it wasn’t blow-your-socks-off good.
Overall, we did enjoy our dining experience at Sugo Mi. The atmosphere was good, service was great and the food arrived in a timely fashion. My concern is that I think it may be a bit too pricey for a small suburban restaurant and although the food wasn’t bad by any standards, it also wasn’t smashingly brilliant either. If I were to give it a rating, I’d give it 3 out of 5.