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3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Queensland QLD 4212, Australia
07 5577 8800
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Ranked #4 of 32 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
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Gold Coast
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic Italian restaurant. The service is outstanding and food is sensational. Just go..m

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Queensland, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate here last night on the recommendation of a friend. Our lovely waitress was attentive and informative and with her guidance and the Specials Menu, we settled on the mussels plus the potato croquettes with gorgonzola sauce for our entrees. The 4 large croquettes were light and fluffy and the sauce was very good indeed, but although the mussels... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Arrived and was sat at a nice table inside by the window. Ordered the calamari and gnocchi as a main and we where very happy with both. The service was good and the food was quick and of high quality. All in all an lovely restaurant.

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Gladstone, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were confused by the Maître D to start off with as someone else and he was going to get us to sit a wait for a table even though we booked. Had a pizza as an entree and was so good. Our main we were not over impressed with. Lamb shanks were very oily and couldn't be eaten and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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158 reviews 158 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Now, I know bigger is not better...if you need a feed, and want quality food though, this is the place for sure. All the portions are huge. One of my faves is Veal Milanese, and so I ordered it. Two huge escalopes of Veal, a full serve of very tasty Spag Bol AND chips later, and I was stuffed. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

What a find! Didn't expect to find this place on the wharf in sanctuary cove. Amazing authentic Italian food, best service in years and pretty good value. If you only have 1 night in the area, go to this restaurant!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Dined with 8 family for lunch and we were not disappointed. Perfect attentive service (but not overly done) by a delightful lady, who dealt with any request promptly. We all Thoroughly enjoyed our food - mains and wicked desserts. A great selection of veal and chicken, and they excelled with all our choices - very generous servings, perfectly cooked vegetables,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were greeted by a surly Maitre'd who showed us to our table. Thankfully our waiter for the evening was far more friendly and helpful. We started with traditional garlic buttered italian bread followed by griglia mista (lightly fried then grilled prawns, scallops, calamari with a garlic aioli) & pollo pepato (chicken breast in a mushroom, green peppercorn, blue vein... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had been given plenty of recommendations for this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Atmosphere was perfect, service impeccable and the food was faultless. We ordered the duck, beef carpaccio and stuffed figs to share as a starter and couldn't decide which was the best they were all so good. Followed by pizza which we couldn't finish due to... More 

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Helensvale, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We dined here recently for dinner with two friends visiting from Sydney. There are some mixed reports on this restaurant so I was interested to visit and judge ourselves. Firstly we thought the service was very good. Marcel our waiter took very good care of our orders throughout the evening. We ordered two baby calamari, one fig and one duck... More 

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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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