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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
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
Gold Coast, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Probably the worst service I have received, rude staff not offset by the average food. Only 2 positives I could salvage were the gnocchi and the location.The one saving grace is that I never have to go there again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Having heard many rave reviews we were cincerned that our expectations may exceed our experience. They did not. The food was beautifully presented and truly delicious. Generous serving sizes, great service and a nice peaceful ambience.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had dinner with friends the other day. Everyone had a great time, the staff is friendly, the food is amzing. I had the best meatballs I ve ever eaten.

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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
Cuisine: Italian

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