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Alberto's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 23 597
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowing the owners, Kerry & Kathy Robinson for the last 12 years has been a pleasure. Their friendship & excellent quality of food & service is unsurpassed ... especially Kathy's fresh salad bar and Kerry's special NZ steak dinner - "to die for". Have just returned from another six week stay - visited Alberto's eight times during Oct & Nov/16... More 

Thank Douglas M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had the steak and I had pork, the food was great and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend you try this restaurant. You wont regret it.

Thank Sue C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

His place looks great from the outside, and is like eating in your own front room once inside. The steaks are great so well worth visiting, however depending where on the island you are staying, you may need transport to get there

Thank DelS22
Trondheim, Norway
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125 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a fancy restaurant. So why go there? The food is simply good! From their self-service salad bar with recommended potato salad and pawpaw salad to mains like steak, they serve you proper, good food. Vegetarian options are few, so order a large salad instead, you won't regret. Attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere, good food. Simply great.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to eat really struggle finishing our meals, didn't want to stop eating because it was so good, yet we were full to the brim. Lovely staff we were well looked after. Very much enjoyed even with the very rowdy oz family dining there 😉

Thank Toni D
Auckland, New Zealand
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great way to spend a night out with local Host's and lots of laughter. the Steak was cooked to perfection and I would recommend this to those of you looking for a nice place to eat with down to earth hosts. One of the best places to eat on the Island.

Thank Cam P
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was our third trip to Alberto's over a few years. We enjoyed our steaks which are rather large! You just help yourself to a selection of fresh salads. We also shared a yummy marshmallow-like pavlova. Kerry is a friendly and attentive host. We will return

Thank TammyBarker16
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Love this place, not sure if Alberto himself is still there or not, but he was the best host ever! Look forward to heading back there on my next trip.

Thank Annie R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visited for dinner on the recommendation of one of the bus drivers who informed us it was the “best prime steak on the island”….and he was right. I had the steak and my wife had the Swordfish. Waiting for our meals, we were worried about her choice as we could only see Steak and baked potatoes being delivered to... More 

1 Thank Steve C
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The swordfish was amazing so was the steak. The salads were yummy. The atmosphere was friendly. This place is so clean.i couldn't find a thing wrong

Thank jackson52016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 23 597

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?