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Domani's Restaurant | Cafe | Bar | Tapas was established 1993. Domani's alfresco restaurant and bar is a centerpiece of the Gold Coast's premier dining strip.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, Australian
FEATURES
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Family friendly. Superb food. My kids loved the pizza menu. Food across the board clean, fresh and full of flavour. Very reasonable pricing. The eye fillet (with surf and turf) was exceptional. Best I’ve ever had. Unbelievable oysters. Can’t recommend this place enough...for a family or a couple who want to enjoy great food and service.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Excellent service brilliant Italian food, friendly environment great music, highly recommend can’t wait to go back again

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 August 2023 via mobile

Tuesday impromptu lunch at Domanis was excellent. Kimberley could not have been more helpful with our requests. We all enjoyed our 2 courses each and the wine list. We even received a special treat at the end. Thank you Domanis for a fabulous lunch we...will be back for excellent food and your friendly attentive service.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

The food is delicious and the service is exceptional ,we would highly recommend dinning here.the staff went out of there way to make you feel special

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

Fantastic restaurant. The food was fantastic. Service excellent. Lov ed the duo Charlie Bravo playing great back ground music on the night also. Even got to have a dance as the night progressed.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023 via mobile

Fabulous service as always Very friendly Food great except pizza marginal Gorgeous owner fabulous Always enjoyable

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2023

Friendly, efficient service until my steak was served over-cooked. Sent it back & the 2nd wasn't much better. Service fell away after that.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 February 2023 via mobile

The service was lovely, the food was below average. Very disappointing. The pizza was dry, the pasta was mediocre. Pizza bases need some work.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023 via mobile

Booked for birthday party of more than 30 people. Staff were very organised and managed the drinks and meal ordering and delivery really well and were professional. Everyone enjoyed their meals and had a really lovely evening.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

We were seated quickly and in a nice spot. Lovely waitresses but messed up simple orders. The children’s chicken tender was undercooked. Main adult pizza was something out of a frozen supermarket freezer. Highlight was the wine we ordered! Might be in a premier street...but very average.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2022 via mobile

From Sydney and have been to Gold Coast many a times over the past 30 years. Here for our 33 year anniversay and have had a great time and great meals at many restaurants such as the Koi & Gemellis at Broadbeach and De Vito's...at Southport over the past few days. This place tops the lot with quality of food (had oysters and bugs) ambience and staff. The price of both food and drinks are very reasonable and when I return to Sydney I will be bragging about this place to all my frienda and family. Highly recommend this place for any occassion.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 December 2022

Had the Ceasar Salad with the grilled prawns today, whilst I've had many with the grilled chicken, but never with the grilled prawn. I made the best decision for the prawns for the first time today. What a fabulous meal. Loved it!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

I do go her now and then. I have enjoyed all my meals. Some meals have fallen short in serving size when comparing to the price. Great atmosphere for friends catch up

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2022

We had a beautiful pasta dish with truffles. It was superb the music was great and Wolfie a great entertainer. We especially go for the meal and music. If you want a quiet night digest you go some place else .

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2022

We have been there 4 times in about 2 months. 1st time.. Sunday lunch.. service abysmal.. had to ask waitress 4 times for ice for our water. In the end I walked up to the bar personally and asked for ice.. and this took 2...seconds to get !!! The food was excellent.. Chicken Saltimboca and Fish of the day excellent.. except not enough vegetables more greens please. 2nd time.. service better as the best waiter there (guy in the black tee shirt) served us. Food.. Chicken Saltimbocoa even better then the 1st visit but the fish of the day.. much to be desired, Extra steam vegetables.. excellent 3rd time. .. Ok all I guess 4th time as 3rd time was good… .. that is why we returned for Fathers Day lunch and despite booking a week earlier and stating a choice of table.. the waitress useless wanted to put us on the worst table around.. which we pointedly refused to sit at and pointed to an empty table which would suit us better… At which time a waitress statesd.. I will see if that table is booked ??? Umm I had booked a table more than 7 days earlier and how dare the staff want to sit us at a crappiest table. so I insisted that the table I pointed to (which incidentally was waiting doing nothing!!) .. or we walk away…!!! Umm answer.. of course you can sit at that table… so why did the staff not sit us at that particular table in the 1st place??? now for the food bruschetta… don’t bother abysmal.. I had to ask for salt to taste anything….smallest of pieces of bread, needed a amplified glass to see the ingredients.. umm tomato, bocacinni, avocado. ( no avocado whatsoever) smidgen of onion… Would never bother ordering this again. However. Chicken Saltimboca and Fish of the day was excellent. Side of stream vegetables was Ok.. but a few drop Of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and a tiniest piece of butter.. would make these veggies sing!!!, Accolades to our waitress Kimberley who was a great and extremely helpful waitress and the owner needs to look to keeping her whatever it takes as well as the ever so efficient waiter with the black tea shirt wonderfull waiter.. both of whom are a credit to the establishment.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Domanis Cafe Restaurant Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4