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Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar

6 Marsden Road, Paihia 0247, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6797
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Ranked #6 of 41 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Locals all in for the evening swill, so we had a few ourselves. Nice place,nice atmosphere and friendly German waitress willing to have some fun. Staggered next door to happy crash ( Hic) .

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Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Great meals excellent options and beautifully presented. Wine list very good and friendly service. Ideally located next to Edgewater Palms and the waterfront.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

As the title says, the food was OK. I felt like I could have cooked it myself and the veggie dish of the day was a mix mash of a tomato linguini that lacked flavour, with carrots and water chestnuts! I did really enjoy the mussels and clams, the portion sizes were very generous and the staff were friendly and... More

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review. It was disappointing to read that you did not enjoy some of the dishes on your visit to our restaurant although it was great to see you found the mussels and clams to be so good and the service to be good. I have passed your comments on to our head chef and he... More

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

great food and obviously ate WAY too much. good prices, friendly service and will visit again soon! Thanks for an awesome night!

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for the great review, delighted to see you left Alfresco's happy and well fed! We'd love to see you again when you are back in Paihia. Many thanks Todd More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Was disappointed my mussels still had beds in them. Not a good look, the CHEF should of known better! Other dish order was of good quality.

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for your review. I was disappointed to read that you were unhappy with your mussel dish and this has been passed on to our head chef. I was happy to see that you enjoyed your other meal and as a result I cannot understand your 1 star rating for your visit. We want our guests to leave... More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were recommended this place by the Ramada next door and were not disappointed. The seafood platter to share was generous, and we started with blue cheese broccoli soup and a side of grilled calamari. Paired with Martinborough Three Paddle Riesling, the meal was filling as it was satisfying. That didn't stop us from getting dessert : The deconstructed pear... More

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lynn Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review! I'm delighted to see you were able to sample so much of our menu and found it all to be soo good! We'd love to see yu again the next time you are in Paihia! Many thanks Todd More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Really lovely place to have a relaxed dinner, the service was friendly and the food tasty. Would and will be going back for sure :)

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Thomas Thanks for the great review. I'm very happy to see you enjoyed the food and service at Alfresco's so much! Look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Paihia. Many thanks Todd More

Christchurch
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was the best food we ate in Paihia, with all four meals delicious. The service was prompt and friendly and the servers had a great sense of humour. The only disappointment is that we discovered it at the end of our trip! Would quite happily have eaten here for dinner every night .

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Scarlett Thanks so much for the great review, I'm delighted to see that you had such an awesome experience at our restaurant! I hope you make it back to Paihia again soon so you can sample some more of the menu! Many thanks again Todd More

Maungaturoto, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good Food, Great service, and reasonably priced. They had a lovely outdoor area, covered with lots of heaters. Lovely ambience with water trickling. They were welcoming, warm and friendly.

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit with us so much and found the outside eating area to be soo good. Many thanks again Todd More

Opua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Live Music between 3 and 6 on a Sunday had bought me back to this restaurant on a child free weekend over the school holidays. What a great way to spend the afternoon. Dann on guitar, a couple of wines and some nibbles turned into an early dinner and we didn't leave until after 8. Love this place, been many... More

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ToddEvers, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Gail Thanks for the awesome review! Glad too hear you have found us again and enjoyed yourself so much over our always popular jam session on Sunday afternoon! Many thanks again Todd More

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