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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 180
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just awesome

Simply the best food I have ever eaten... The pasta was fresh and sauce with full of flavour and the staff were friendly and looked after us the whole night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Shane B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Simply the best food I have ever eaten... The pasta was fresh and sauce with full of flavour and the staff were friendly and looked after us the whole night.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Service and the food was excellent served in the alfresco area overlooking the sea. Staff were very informative on the origins of the name. ( Surfers Paradise was called Elston prior to 1933)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a corporate function here for 50 odd. We had a banquet and the owner was flexible in putting something together for us. The food was great and very reasonable prices. The owners are very attentive and very friendly and personable. Go there. My only complaint was there was too much food!

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newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Delicious food for all tastes and budgets. Coffee to die for. Atmosphere and decor inviting. Staff very hospitable and prompt. Wow did I mention the coffee and cake deal all day for $7.50. OMG. And right on the esplanade. ❤️

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wow, the food, the service, the atmosphere! My partner and I went to this restaurant during our stay at the Gold Coast and we honestly could not fault it. The waitress serving us was absolutly fantastic and jumped straight onto every request we had. We had a three course meal and waited no longer than 20 minutes between each serving.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place is amazing. Absolutely fantastic food and incredible hospitality. I was there on a cold, rainy and extremely windy Thursday night but the incredible warmth and hospitality from the staff was enough to forget the bad weather. Coming from Italian background it's hard to give out good reviews on Italian food but this restaurants was top notch. The atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I visited Alfresco on Elston restaurant with 5 adults and 6 children. We were staying just up the road and wandered on down for dinner. We were discussing on the way down the street that we should have booked somewhere because it might be hard to get a table with so many people. They were very accomodating - moving tables... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We booked here for Valentine's Day because of the great reviews on trip advisor. The food was amazing, we had risotto, oysters, Morton bay bugs & gnocchi. The wait staff were so polite & helpful & the service was really speedy. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place is fantastic, a lovely family run Italian restaurant, would definitely recommend visiting if you're in the area We arrived on a busy Friday night, didn't book but I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment. Staff are all very friendly and efficient. We tried two pizzas, a pasta and a risotto, all amazing. Pizzas can be divided into half... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this restaurant. Alfresco would have to be one of the best family restaurants in the Gold Coast. The star rating on service and quality of food is limitless. The staff are mighty pleasant and prompt with their service. This restaurant does tend to get busy on most days so booking may be essential....... More 

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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, Mediterranean, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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?