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Alfresco on Elston

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Shop 2 & 3, 3018 Surfers Paradise Blvd | Corner Hamilton Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
07 5538 9333
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 198
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real people business, welcoming with exceptional food

Ate at Alfresco on two consecutive nights just because it was so much fun and we now knew how good the food was. Extremely busy both nights but we were able to be seated after a short wait. Friendly family business. Noisy and entertaining but able to be heard i.e the bubble of people enjoying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Richard C
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Ate at Alfresco on two consecutive nights just because it was so much fun and we now knew how good the food was. Extremely busy both nights but we were able to be seated after a short wait. Friendly family business. Noisy and entertaining but able to be heard i.e the bubble of people enjoying themselves in a relaxed atmosphere.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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143 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Real restaurant pizzas at a fair price for take away customers. Quality ingredients and pleasant service. Our large order was ready in 15 minutes, 5 minutes less than they warned us even though it was a busy Saturday night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Really nice Italian restaurant 5 minutes away from the centre of Surfers Paradise and right by the light rail station. Food was great, drinks really reasonable ($5 beer special was a bonus). Got a bit cold in the restaurant as the night went on.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The food here is delicious and the serving is pretty huge. Love their pizza and their carbonara. Was told that it is a family business hence not able to open branches outside of Australia. The owner was very friendly and funny. We had a great time at Alfresco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner last night and it was absolutely lovely. The staff were great and very friendly. The food was perfect. 10/10 would recommend and definitely will be back again.

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Benalla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had dinner here on our last night in Surfers and wish we had found it sooner, pizza ,steak and calamari were all fantastic, the desserts were great too, especially the crème caramel which we were told was pretty amazing and it did not disappoint. We had a great meal all round.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Let me just say... Any negative reviews should be ignored because clearly they don't know a great restaurant from an average or bad one. My partner and I dined here tonight. Firstly, the food. Simply faultless and each dish was the best Italian food I have ever had. Secondly, the service... I don't know how many hosts/waitresses can shake hands,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We dined twice at Elston and found the food to be of high quality and the service friendly and attentive. We highly recommend the marinara. Beautiful views and a glowing sunset at dusk.

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Sydney
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44 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I pre-booked this restaurant from Sydney for my mum and daughters birthday dinner for 15 of us (all from Sydney) based on tripadvisor reviews. I even sent an email requesting a birthday cake which they offered to organise and I would pay for. It all seemed too easy. Firstly, it was an extremely busy restaurant and so service was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There are plenty of Italian restaurants on the coast as we know, but this little gem really stands out. Great prices and authentic Italian food seems to be standard for Alfresco, the same can be said for the friendly staff that make you feel right at home. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 2 & 3, 3018 Surfers Paradise Blvd | Corner Hamilton Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: 07 5538 9333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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