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La Vida Restaurant

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Italian, Seafood, Australian
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11 Hastings Street, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
(07) 5447 4611
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality and tasty food, but no bread served with the chowder!

We came for the Moreton Bay Bugs which were great as expected. All dishes served were good portion sizes, quality and tasty. We would recommend the gnocchi dish and also the scallops. Only let-down with the food was that the chowder was not served with any bread. You could of course buy some bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
AUSLion
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Broadbeach, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Located right on Hastings Street. Great position. We went during the International Food and Wine Festival. You would think that would be the perfect time to put your best foot forward. Sorry to say, that this one took a step back. Food was average and our waitress gave the impression that she would have preferred to be somewhere else. Staff... More 

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Gold Coast Qld Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Of all the great restaurant options in Noosa , we chose La Vida. Very disappointed. Great friendly service , on the special board was Seafood Chowder so we both ordered that. Cold wet night we were expecting something very special. Got water down broth with potato cubes and Prawns that hadn't been de veined, disgusting.. who doesn't devein Prawns. Awful... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We came for the Moreton Bay Bugs which were great as expected. All dishes served were good portion sizes, quality and tasty. We would recommend the gnocchi dish and also the scallops. Only let-down with the food was that the chowder was not served with any bread. You could of course buy some bread, but the near $10 price tag... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We loved Noosa Heads, loved nearly everything about it. But we definitely posed a problem for busy restaurants over the frantic Easter and school holiday period - we were a group of 12 comprising two infants, four children and six adults, enough to make a maître d' pale as most restaurants would not take an evening booking. However, La Vida... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Came here a while back, this review is long overdue. We didn't have a reservation but still were able to secure a great spot in this tiny restaurant. The service was fantastic and the food was great! Huge portion size for the price with the lamb shank! My friend had the duck and thought it was great as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It doesn't have a celebrity chef or a beach-front view but boy the food is good. We were staying nearby at Seahaven and decided to give it a go for a romantic dinner for two. We had the seafood platter which was fresh and tasty. The service was friendly and unpretentious. The food is honest and very good. We will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

What a surprise this restaurant was. We were a walk in during the busy Easter holiday and they accommodated us with a smile. The waitress was so helpful and offered my teenage kids both menus (ie kids and adult menu) and said they could choose from either. Most places have a strict 12 years and under policy. My son felt... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Havr the seafood tapa for two. Looks good and taste great as well. I am even three types of pale al beer, to see whi c h one suites the best. Very friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Delicious food and friendly, efficient service. I had fish of the day, a lovely mix of flavours. My wife had Moreton Bay bugs, very nice. My two children were well catered for and very happy. A very pleasant experience overall.

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verrierdale
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here last week. We were very surprised to agree that we enjoyed the best calamari we had ever been served and that's saying something for a couple of old foodies! We enjoyed the beautiful duck with apricots also. It was a lovely evening in Noosa and the staff ensured that we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Hastings Street, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Noosa
  • Phone Number: (07) 5447 4611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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