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Ioesco Cafe

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3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Queensland QLD 4212, Australia
07 5577 8800
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

We were on a drive from Sydney to Noosa and stayed at sanctuary cove on the way. We ate at Ioesco 3 times and had superb food and great service every night. Our visit coincided with a big storm and we could see torrential rain outside but the restaurant was always busy and had a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Dennis H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were on a drive from Sydney to Noosa and stayed at sanctuary cove on the way. We ate at Ioesco 3 times and had superb food and great service every night. Our visit coincided with a big storm and we could see torrential rain outside but the restaurant was always busy and had a wonderful atmosphere. We live in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was the best meal I had in 5 days at Intercontinental. Food was terrific, staff was as well. This is the ONLY restaurant I visited in Marina Village that was worth the price. Only negative was the lighting at the table, almost impossible to read the menu. The only lighting was a small candle.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the 3rd time we have visited Ioesco.. Seafood is amazing.. If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion then I would highly recommend. One of my guests ordered a medium rare steak.. it came out more medium to well done... so I suggest you make sure you ask for your steak the way you like it. Service... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Six of us dined here last week. Service was a bit "uppity", but we all ordered entrees and mains. Mussels were the highlight of the entrees and a very generous serving which could have been enough for 2. Ordered bread as well which was very nice but expensive for what you received. Of the main courses the barramundi was excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Had a birthday dinner here with my wife and 3 teenage daughters. Beautiful food, wine and service. Definitely my favourite Italian restaurant on the coast. Unpretentious but classy and a reasonable price. One note; waiting staff did expect to be tipped.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My partner and I have been here a few times now. Every time we are in Sanctuary Cove we make a point of coming here. They have a Marsala Duck under the Entrees which is amazing and we get this every time! Wait staff are attentive and never let your wine glass fall empty. If making a reservation, ask for... More 

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Main Beach, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

At last we have found authentic Italian food at a reasonable price on the Gold Coast. We were greeted immediately by attentive, pleasant staff, who then took care of all of our needs with efficiency throughout the evening. The menu was extensive and made it very difficult to choose. The quality of my veal was top class and the lemon... More 

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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited to celebrate my Mother's birthday and wasn't disappointed. Lovely surroundings and the food is 5 star - definitely a level above anything else we've tried in Sanctuary Cove and on par with some of the best restaurants we've been to. Fresh, delicious, beautifully presented. My only criticism was slightly aloof service after we had a legitimate issue with one... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited this restaurant last Friday night for a birthday dinner with family. We had booked a table outside and the setting and atmosphere is very lovely. Service was a little strange. We were 15 minutes early and were asked to wait at the bar, which was fine, however there was no drink service or obvious area were I could go... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We found that all of the Sanctuary Cove Restaurants were really well priced. Not what we had expected. Guess that's why we ate out so much! Ioesco was wonderful. Service is great and the menu is extensive. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Queensland QLD 4212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Hope Island
  • Phone Number: 07 5577 8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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