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AU$10 - AU$50
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this restaurant on holiday in the GC this week and was greeted by a man who I assume to be the manager. During the meal, I saw the way that he was speaking to the other staff members behind the bar and that...he was being very hostile and rude towards them. The young girls looked uncomfortable around the manager the whole time we were there. Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great authentic Italian food options. Delicious food. Beautiful open plan setting and super friendly staff. Well priced.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am very impressed. Food was amazing and the staff was very nice. The staff made sure everything was taken care of and the prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was divine, a broad menu to cater for many tastes. We dined with 2 fussy kids, who barely left a crumb on their plates. Food was fresh, so delicious, and service was impeccable. Reasonbly priced for the quality of food, service and atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

Attended this restaurant based on other reviews. Despite attending on a weeknight we were happy we had booked as on arrival the line of people eaiting for a tablle, was overflowing ontop the footpath! Service was quick as was our food despite how busy the...place was. My Ravioli was delightful. Clearly it was hand made as each cushion varied in size but was still cooked al dente. The napoli sauce it came with was so delicious that I used the kids pizza crusts to wipe my plate. The pizzas were good...bit thin for my peference but full of flavour. The wait staff were very professional and even arranged for a special treat for our child when they found out it was his birthday.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Busy Italian restaurant, I am a local and aware this time of year can be very busy. Dropped in early approx 1815 hrs and they seated us without a reservation on the proviso we finished at 7 pm . All good for us but it...took 10 mins before they took our order of garlic cheese bread ( very yummy) and 2 main meals. Trouble is we didn’t get our meal till 1855hrs ….. not our fault of course and the very tall Italian waiter had the hide to come over as my husband was having his last mouthful and scowl at us for not vacating the table at 1900 hrs . So I suggest if they are going to make such demands they had better put another chef on and serve our meal in a timely manner. Can’t fault the food just the service.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Absolutely shocking! Service non-existent. We waited 90 minutes for our main which was garlic prawns!(Are you kidding me?) when we decided to leave because we were over it! They still had the audacity to charge us for our starter and bottle of wine! If they...focused on the tables that were seated and had ordered food as opposed to being greedy and trying to seat as many people as possible we probably would have got our food!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Raffaele Velardo, Owner at Alfresco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2023

Hi Amanda, Thanks for your feedback and apologies you had to wait so long for your main meals. It is the busiest time of the year for us with record numbers of patrons, unfortunately there are longer waits for food than normal during peak service...More

Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

From the minute you walk in the front of house welcomes you and makes you fell special. Out of 5 meals each was fantastic and very Italian. Almost like being back in Milan. Went back another night and again the meals were great and the...service first rate.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

We’re very happy to have chosen Alfresco Italian Restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had booked a table and even though we arrived early we didn’t have to wait at all. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The homemade focaccia was...amazing and both the di mare and the pepato steaks were cooked to perfection. The staff were all very friendly and efficient. We were pleasantly surprised when one of the waitresses brought a dessert to our table to wish us a happy anniversary. It was really lovely of them. If you don’t want to drive or take an Uber you can go by tram as it is very close to Surfers Paradise Station. The only negative I can mention is that it was a bit noisy at times. I highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Excellent Italian Restaurant with professional and very friendly staff. The food was exceptional as was the service - could not fault. Would highly recommend this Restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 October 2023

That’s amore! There's so much to love about this restaurant. Beautiful staff, cheeky waiters, beautiful food & atmosphere & singing along to that's amore!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Very generously-sized entrees. The mains, however, were overpriced (more fine-dining than the family restaurant it is). Most staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

Italian cuisine is my favorite and so I have eaten many Italian meals. This restaurant would rate as possible the best I have had. We called in with no booking and were accommodated by the floor manager who managed to seat us. The place was...very busy, but service was fast and efficient. Highly recommend Alfresco for those who like this cuisine.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Our meal here was delicious. We selected the lemon and garlic olives to start and then pasta dishes for our mains. The spinach and ricotta ravioli with amore sauce (chicken, mushrooms, basil and cream) was a standout. The service was great - polite, attentive, cheerful....Definitely the best meal we had during our week on the coast.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

This is excellent Italian food, pastas and pizza, plus others. We were in Surfers for two nights. The pasta was so good on night 1 we went back for pizza on night 2, despite there being 10 other restaurant options in a two block radius....The service was really good too. Its a very genuine Italian experienceMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hi Sonali, We usually have feedback on our restaurant on trip advisor, however since you have asked the questions we are glad to respond. Unfortunately we do not deliver ourselves however during quieter times we use Uber... More
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Hi, We are closed Christmas Day and New Years Eve. We are open every other day from 5pm. Ciao Alfresco
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ALFRESCO ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Surfers Paradise - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Alfresco Italian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Alfresco Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5