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Ioesco Cafe

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3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland QLD 4212, Australia
07 5577 8800
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never fails to satisfy

One of our favourite restaurants as it never fails to deliver excellent service and excellent food. Need to make a reservation as this is a very popular restaurant - this speaks for itself.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of our favourite restaurants as it never fails to deliver excellent service and excellent food. Need to make a reservation as this is a very popular restaurant - this speaks for itself.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We celebrated my mothers 80th birthday with a Sunday lunch and found both the service and food exceptional. They made her feel very special, even allowed us to bring our own birthday cake which they served with extra cream and a chorus of happy birthday. Would certainly recommend and will be going ourselves again very soon.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I ate here with a large group, the food was good and it was well organised. The zucchini flowers were very nice. I'd go back.

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Southport, Australia
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Ioesco combines very good food with excellent service and a lively ambience. My wife and i had dinner at Ioesco on a bust Friday night. We had to wait a few minutes at the bar until our table was ready (we had arrived about 15 minutes before our booked time), The Maitre'd ensured we were given water an a drinks... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I helped a friend celebrate her 70th birthday at this superb restaurant with 2 others. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table. The setting, atmosphere, service and food were all first class. Cannot wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Well, after five meals in four weeks, I could hardly not provide a review. My reluctance to provide a review was based purely on personal greed. This restaurant is clearly the best restaurant in Queensland. Any more positive reviews will only result in longer waits to get a booking. If only all restaurants were like this! The food is amazing.... More 

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Hope Island, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Book ahead! This is one of the best Italian restaurants on the Gold Coast. I've eaten here 5-6 times over the last couple of years and the service is excellent, the food beautiful, the location good and the price reasonable for the quality. They just need a bigger premises, even days ahead they are often fully booked.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We are locals and this would have to be the best restaurant in Sanctuay Cove Food, service, atmosphere -fantastic

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We have gone to this restaurant on several occasions over the last 5 years and it has delivered excellent food with 5 star service every time. Whether for lunch or dinner it has always been the same. It is not a cheap restaurant but it is extremely good value for what you get and well worth it if you are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We decided to eat here for my hubby's birthday lunch .. there were 3 of us all together, we each had 2 course and altogether 5 Asahi beers and it came in at around $200. Entree's we had the masala duck, the croquettes, and the fritto misto..each at around $20 or so each. The masala duck was very tasty and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, 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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