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Alfresco had been operating in Surfers Paradise since 1992. We serve Pizza, Pasta, Steak & Seafood and have a great wine & cocktail list to suit. Our restaurant holds a strong Italian influence set in a casual, fun & relaxed environment. We have both indoor & outdoor dining options Come & join us for a relaxed pizza & a beer or a full 3 course meal ! Ciao !
PRICE RANGE
₱367 - ₱1,836
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Excellent service. We did not have a booking and the restaurant was really busy, but they were still happy to accommodate. We had to wait for a little while to get a seat, but we are glad we did. We entre if chessy...garlic pizza, ordered pasta dishes, and a steak for mains. Delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually love this restaurant but this time I had booked well in advance but got a table that was a thoroughfare for staff. The gnocchi was not as soft as it should be and I feel that we were rushed, in and out in...under an hour. It was so noisy that drink requests were totally wrong. I felt the staff didnt care about couples they were only concerned about larger tables. Once your meal was served they dont come near you. We did not get offered the dessert menu, so we decided to leave. At the time of booking, They asked why we were dining so I had said in my booking that it was my birthday. I thought I might get at least a happy birthday- But nothing Why ask? Very disappointed from a regular that use to attend the old restaurant across the road.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Raffaele Velardo, Owner at Alfresco Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mia, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We deeply regret to hear that your recent visit did not meet your expectations, especially considering your loyalty as a regular customer. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you experienced with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Alfresco based on the great reviews we'd seen. We were greeted by a friendly man on the welcome desk who congratulated us for being on our honeymoon. We shared bruschetta to start which was nice. I had the ravioli with tomato sauce for...main which again was nice. My partner had lasagne and was quite disappointed, it was a little lacking in flavour and didn't have much meat in it - it looked a bit like a microwave lasagne although I'm sure it wasn't. Overall the meal was nice but we have had better Italians, the pizzas looked great though so we wish we'd tried one. They did bring out a free small dessert saying happy honeymoon which was a lovely touch.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have no idea how this place gets 4 stars. There was nothing 4 star about it. Service was 3 star, food was barely 3 star and it is expensive for the quality. Nice location but even atmosphere is meh.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful staff, and super friendly and genuine customer service. Tony I believe it was, was a lovely server and did well to put up with us. Will be back!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 3, 2024

We recently dined at Alfresco whilst on holidays in Surfers Paradise. It's our favorite restaurant, however this time around we were disappointed in the food, service and general dining atmosphere. We were placed on a table at the back part of the restaurant and the...wait staff seemed more interested in the larger groups that were in the same section. Our entree came out quickly (calamari), it was bland. The side salad was the best bit. Then we waited for over 45 minutes for our main course (pescatore spaghetti) - it only came out after someone realised that we had not been served. This too was bland (no flavour, like the seafood and spaghetti had been cooked separately and then dumped onto the plates) and it was just warm. Our coffees weren't hot either and we had to ask for sugar and side spoons. We didn't bother letting the staff know about our disappointment as they disappeared as quickly as they came out to drop off the food/drinks.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 19, 2024

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 February 5, 2024

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 January 30, 2024

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 January 23, 2024 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 January 17, 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 January 5, 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 December 28, 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 December 30, 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 December 15, 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 December 1, 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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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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  • Food: 4.5
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