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3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Queensland QLD 4212, Australia
07 5577 8800
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Ranked #3 of 31 Restaurants in Hope Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been visiting Ioesco monthly for years now and not once have I left disappointed. The service is by far the most professional and welcoming I have received on the Gold Coast. The food is phenomenal. I have sampled everything from pasta, pizza, antipasti, seafood and desserts and have not once left feeling anything other than overwhelmed at how... More 

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Main Beach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Max and Amanda are great hosts. They really care about their customers experience and want to maintain a reputation for quality and service. Everything from greeting when we arrive to an amazing meal and get cellar and then great dessert. We take the kids too (ages 10 and 12) and they are welcomed and love the food too. I love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Best Italian in sanctuary cove located they have got amazing escalopes great pizzas lovely pasta and the Cesar salad is to crave for

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Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A bit out of the way unless your are staying in Sanctuary Cove, but worth the trip. Probably the best restaurant on the Gold Coast

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant looks fancy but the food is cheap. Very cheap. Pretends to be something it isn't. Wouldn't go back again. Service was really good but they were dishing up overpriced and poor quality food. Overpriced wine too. Be warned - They were also bringing sparkling mineral water to the table when we weren't ordering it. Appeared to be money making... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant for a long time now. We are from Melbourne and visit once or twice a year and stay at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove. We always book this restaurant once, sometimes twice, during each visit. Consistently good food. Lorraine and John

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gold coast
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We heard the food was good and it is but we were shocked hearing the owner, Max abuse his staff. We were shocked to hear him swear repeatedly aat the wonderful young girl behind the bar who was so lovely and polite and literally working her butt off. Uncalled for and so wrong. Kudos to her she told him off... More 

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Currumbin, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We've eaten here twice now and have been truly amazed each time. Nothing is too much trouble the staff are excellent, it's got a great atmosphere, it's not too expensive and has awesome food. Nothing to fault here at all. Wish we lived closer we'd eat there frequently! The specials list each day is so yummy sounding and yet there... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

The food quality here is very good, and the portions are large. Unfortunately, one the main course was served, we were ignored by the staff and I was unable to order a glass of wine. Hence we paid and left. They lost out on potential revenue. Interesting to notice that the owner (guessing) was sitting down doing paperwork, ignoring the... More 

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Gold Coast
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Undoubtedly the best Italian food on the Gold Coast. Simple and Delicious Five Star cuisine with great hospitality to match. Congratulations Max.

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Additional Information about Ioesco Cafe

Address: 3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Queensland QLD 4212, Australia
Phone Number: 07 5577 8800
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Hope Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm  7:00 am - 10:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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