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Multi Award winning Ristorante Fellini is celebrating 21 years since first opening its doors at Marina Mirage on the Gold Coast.

Following its inception in 1996, the iconic Ristorante Fellini has become famous for its sweeping Broadwater views, charming service and outstanding traditional Italian cuisine.

Restaurateurs Carlo Percuoco, Richard Burt and Raffaele Di Benedetto are celebrating the milestone birthday by reflecting over the moments that have established Ristorante Fellini as one of the Gold Coast’s finest Italian restaurants.

“Over 21 years we served over 1.2 million dishes of authentic Italian cuisine, that’s enough to provide dinner to the entire population of the Gold Coast twice and still have left overs!” Says Co-Owner Carlo Percuoco.

“Needless to say, our Master of Pasta and co-owner Raffaele Di Benedetto has been kept busy making over 45,000 kilos of fresh pasta at our onsite pasta factory Pastificio Fellini – and that figure doesn’t even include the pasta we wholesale to other restaurants!

“We have also served one of our most popular dishes, Fiori di Zucchini, 100,000 times over the last 21 years.

“Fiori di Zucchini is a mouth-watering combination of delicate zucchini flowers filled with spanner crab meat and lightly fried in a yeast batter, served with a refreshing san marzano tomato salad drizzled with aged balsamic, basil and extra virgin olive oil.

“One of the most popular cocktails of the moment is the Espresso Martini to which we have served over 21,000 as well as a staggering 300,000 bottles of wine from our award winning extensive wine list.

“These numbers are reflective of the hard work of the whole Fellini team, whose passion, dedication and professionalism have made Fellini what it is today.

“Since opening our doors we have gone to great lengths to set a standard of excellence that focuses on service, cuisine and tradition – sourcing our ingredients from specialist suppliers, training our wait staff in fine dining service, and even importing specialist pasta machines from Italy so we can make pasta fresh on site daily.” He said.

The restaurant’s blend of modern dining with traditional methods has seen Fellini earn over 100 culinary accolades ranging from being named the best Italian restaurant throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory in 2016, to being recognised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce’s Ospitalita Italiana Seal as upholding the quality, authenticity and traditions of Italian cuisine.

“It’s an honour to be consistently recognised on an international scale for the work we put into Fellini, having received over one hundred industry awards we are still continually humbled by the support and praise we receive from our diners and the greater community.

“Over 21 years we have attracted a loyal local customer base including some of Gold Coast’s best and brightest, with prominent business identities, leading surgeons, politicians, social personalities and PR queens choosing Fellini to celebrate milestone birthdays, proposals and weddings of their own.

“We are especially fortunate to be the Gold Coast restaurant of choice for national and international celebrities with clientele including Sir Michael Caine, Mike Myers, Kate Hudson, Colin Firth, Penelope Cruz, Freddie Prinze Jnr, Joel and Benji Madden, Kirk Hammett from Metalica, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, The Rolling Stones, Naomi Watts, Levi Schreiber, Josh Hartnett, Michael Shumaker and Moto GP world champion Valentino Rossi – to name a few!

“It has been an amazing journey over the past 21 years for my whole family and my partners and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence on the Gold Coast.” He said.

Ristorante Fellini e Bar is owned and operated by Carlo Percuoco and partners Richard Burt and Raffaelle Di Benedetto.

Together the partners’ continue to serve the finest in Italian Cuisine backed by generations of family cooking, as they have since day one.

Ristorante Fellini is located at Marina Mirage, Main Beach on the Gold Coast.
More information can be found on or by calling (07) 5531 0300.



Level 1 Marina Mirage
74 Seaworld Drive

Phone Number
07 5531 0300 for enquiries & reservations



Opening Hours

Open 7 days a week
Monday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Tuesday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Thursday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday - 12:00pm to 10:00pm

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Information in this news article is correct as of 23 June 2017. Media Release via Anna Davies for Louise Carroll Marketing Photos by: Crave Gold Coast

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