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Alberto's Bar and Bistro

Albert Road, Retford DN22 6JB, England
+44 7904 802802
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Ranked #2 of 65 restaurants in Retford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Mexican, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: A family run independent bistro serving freshly made Italian & Mexican meals plus Alberto's Special fusion dishes. Alberto's Bistro is set in a seperate room from Alberto's Bar, which can be quite busy &, at times, some noise from the bar may filter through to the bistro. Alberto's Bistro is open from 6pm Wednesday to Saturday. On Wednesdays & Thursdays our menu offers tapas style versions of dishes from the regular menu. Bookings are recommended, but not always necessary, as our capacity is 20. Sorry, no children under 12.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: A family run independent bistro serving freshly made Italian & Mexican meals plus Alberto's Special fusion dishes. Alberto's Bistro is set in a seperate room from Alberto's Bar, which can be quite busy &, at times, some noise from the bar may filter through to the bistro. Alberto's Bistro is open from 6pm Wednesday to Saturday. On Wednesdays & Thursdays our menu offers tapas style versions of dishes from the regular menu. Bookings are recommended, but not always necessary, as our capacity is 20. Sorry, no children under 12.
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English first
Retford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Recently took a foreign friend that was visiting - we all enjoyed thoroughly! First night Id been with the normal menu rather than tapas and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered lasagne - which was fantastic!! The entire meal was very high standards and just as important - very good value for money! Would not go anywhere else in Retford to... More

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Retford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Went there recently with 2 friends for a belated birthday meal. It was tapas night and I was a little apprehensive as I have never been for a tapas style meal before. I needn't have worried. The food was absolutely lovely. We all ordered four dishes and we couldn't believe the size of the portions. Needless to say we were... More

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Alberto's. It's true, our tapas style dishes are more like starter portions than traditional tapas, but this is the Tapas Revolution!!!! Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again, with your husband this time. More

Worksop, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited Alberto's for the first time with friends celebrating a milestone birthday, the staff were very pleasant, friendly and smiling, rare these days, the food was well presented, and the plain Lasagne, was tasty, and excellently cooked. Not only was the food, surroundings and friendly staff a plus, the ladies washroom had attention to detail and brilliantly clean.

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I visited Albertos as a spur of the moment thing but we were so glad we did. Although we didn't realise it was Tapas night, the lady squeezed us in and we were really pleasantly surprised by the choice. We had the most amazing food we've tasted, in any local restaurant, for a while. The young girl... More

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, what a fantastic review! Looks like we ticked all the boxes for you and that's great! I will make sure our new waitress knows about your lovely comments, and, of course, the chef. We hope you can pop in again sometime, or book on 07904802802. Thanks again fo all at Alberto's. More

notts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We four ladies went for a meal it turned out to be tapas night so what Lovley food we had all ordered very quickly once we could make up our minds what to have ,very nice it was too Very pleasant waitresses will be going back to try other night too .

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you ladies. It's great to know that you were impressed with our new watress. Hope to see you again soon. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed, as usual, the tapas. Unfortunately the waitress seemed to be preoccupied, there were only 3 of us in when order for drinks and food taken. And only three other people came in. The refurb seems to have taken the atmosphere. Also a friendly smile and chat from waitress as before would be a welcome addition.

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you very much for your review. The waitress on duty that night was on trial and, even though she had experience in other establishments, we realised that she wasn't quite right for us. As far as atmosphere is concerned, I understand what you say and it's always been a bit difficult for us with early sittings. We... More

england
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not sure where the previous reviewer ate but it wasnt albertos, we were a table of 12 and everything was fabulous, great food and service

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for your comments and support. READERS PLEASE NOTE...................The 'previous reviewer' mentioned in this review, is not the one you see now! That's because this review was left in response to a malicious review which has since been removed by Trip Advisor for legal reasons. More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

During our brief late afternoon visit to Retford we drove past this retaurant and although tucked away were struck by the clean and creative outside apperance and promised we would have a closer look on the way home. When leaving Retford around 5pm we decided to stop for and internal inspection and a drink. It was really striking so we... More

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Guys, and thanks for your brilliant review! I remember your visit and enjoyed chatting to you at the bar. I hope you get some helpful votes for this informative review and that it's not too long before you venture over to Retford again! Many thanks, All at Alberto's. More

Retford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Had such a lovely night. Fantastic food! Lovely cosy Mediterranean atmosphere. Will be returning. Such a nice place to go in Retford.

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating what we do. Hope it's not too long before we see you again. More

Prescot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely little bistro so friendly and welcoming we were there Tapas night had a selection each and every dish delicious and well presented, excellent value great service I understand nee Decor it has a Mediterranean feel very tasteful and relaxing. Wish they would open a branch in Cheshire then I would certainly be a regular

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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review....and for finding us! Hopefully you will pay us a visit next time you are in the area. More

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