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Alfresco on Elston

2 & 3 3018 Surfers Paradise Boulevard | Corner Hamilton Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
07 55 389 333
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Warragul
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable food and good layout. Service was good as well. I do miss the atmosphere of the old place across the road, however times ensure we must move on. I am also sure given time this new restaurant will have the same atmosphere. In the mean time, enjoy the fine food and wine, along with the great service.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay and I wish we could have gone there even more. The service is top notch - we asked for several changes to our food and they happily accommodated our requests. The food was delicious when it came, so tasty. Highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a traditional family run great, long standing Italian restaurant. There is something here for everyone. Very good value.

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Tokyo, Japan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went Sunday night in off season and the place was buzzing! Good vibe close to centre of SP and now convenient with a tram stop outside. Inside & outside dining. Fast efficient helpful & friendly staff. Most important the food was great. For pasta you choose the pasta & then the sauce (partner had spaghetti Carbonara which was al dente... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Was recommended to dine here by staff of Wyndham Surfer's Paradise and this quaint restaurant did mot disappoint! The crew were all very warm and welcoming and service was very personalized. The owner himself came to sit with us and was accommodating to prepare pasta aglio el olio for me even though it was not offered on the menu (I... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Great tasty food, good wine, superb staff , what more could you want . Parma was excellent so we're the pizzas

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

After reading previous reviews we chose to go to this restaurant. Unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. Service wasn't good, took ages to get seated and than didn't get given menus till much later. We weren't once checked on if our meals were okay. We ordered a pizza and several tapas. The bread with the tapas was burnt and... More 

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raff747, General Manager at Alfresco on Elston, responded to this review

We were disappointed to read about your recent experience. We pride ourselves on our reputation. After 3 consecutive years with a 4.5 star rating at Tripadvisor, we work hard for every rating. We've taken your comments on board and can only hope you try us again in the future and give us another opportunity to make it up to you.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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562 reviews 562 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Dropped by for dinner on a weeknight without a reservation and the place was humming. Very busy and an extensive area of indoor and semi outdoor dining. Talking with some locals at a nearby table it is always popular and crazy at weekends and in holiday periods. We were shown to a table with the right amount of space for... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Lovely dinner out with family and friends. Very efficient service, needed a bit more time between entree and main. Highly recommended!!

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Wynyard, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a comedy of errors. Don't bother with the bruschetta - just have some tomato on toast at home. AND DONT ORDER STEAK. Firstly clueless to what medium rare means and secondly extremely poor steak. Send back a mostly untouched entree and main. No one cares. They know they will fill your seat with another tourist tomorrow.

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raff747, General Manager at Alfresco on Elston, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. As a family owned business, we appreciate every opportunity to make our business better. I know some people find it difficult to complain in person, but from our point of view, if we don't know, we can't fix. We do care as we have withstood the test of time for over 22 years. We hope... More 

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Additional Information about Alfresco on Elston

Address: 2 & 3 3018 Surfers Paradise Boulevard | Corner Hamilton Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number: 07 55 389 333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
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
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

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