Giardinetto is located right in the middle of Fortitude Valley. It's close to the mall, various clubs and pubs, and on weekend nights it's always bustling. The restaurant has tables inside and outside on the sidewalk - if it's a wet night I recommend booking inside. Meals range from pasta to pizza and the occasional risotto, and there is a good selection of entrees. Last time I was there it was licenced and BYO, with a corkage charge for anything you bring yourself. Serves are average but reasonable - this place is a bit more high end than your local pasta joint, so it's not a huge mound at a bargain price. The price is a bit above average, but an entree, meal and drinks won't break the bank.
Favorite Dish Spinach and ricotta ravioli - the sauce varies from tomato based to creamy and is always fantastic. The other various pizza's and pasta's are also impressive.