Ever wondered how Lucky’s Lane got its name? Back in 1971, Luciano (Lucky) opened an Italian Trattoria on the corner where the Beat Nightclub now stands. With its authentic Italian food and bohemian feel, it was a popular late night restaurant for locals. The ‘little man in braces’ opened the doors in Ann street for over 25 years, introducing Brisbane to the wonders of Italian food and culture.
Lucky, who arrived in Australia in 1969, has always been in the restaurant trade, and worked at Milano Restaurant before opening his own business. Now in his 80’s, he is involved in community work but always has time to reminisce about those bygone days.