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Alberto's Bar and Bistro

Albert Road, Retford DN22 6JB, England
+44 7904 802802
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Ranked #4 of 62 restaurants in Retford
Price range: $12 - $18
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.
Restaurant details
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We regularly come to Albertos for tapas and I wouldn't bother eating out at any other place in Retford. The food is incredible, the value unbelievable, environment cosy, service/staff friendly and presentation of food is top notch!! Really enjoy coming here and only on our doorstep!!!

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Before the birth of our first child Alberto's was and in fact still is our favourite restaurant, it is just too far us to travel at the moment. The food is fantastic, the freshest and tastiest that you will find for miles around, we all ways visit on the tapas nights and of the dozen times we have been to... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We went here over the Christmas period and had the tapas menu. The food was well presented and even though it seemed like there wasn't a great quantity of food it filled us both up and we were more than satisfied. The waiting staff and bar staff were very quick and professional and it made for a nice evening out.... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Travelling North we were stuck outside Retford for one night only but a quick search found us at Alberto's in Albert Street for meal. Welcomed by a genial host this old un pretentious small pub serves not only the local street community but serves up imaginative meals freshly cooked. There are only 4-5 tables and the space is shared with... More

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

Well done for choosing Alberto's, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We serve Mexican and Italian style dishes on all nights that the bistro is open (Wednesday to Saturday) plus our own Alberto's dishes with a Mediterranean influence. To avoid any confusion for readers, the bistro is for diners only and is through an archway in a... More

Retford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect as it was my wife who booked it. When we arrived it felt a little bit like a local pub with a few dining tables in a room to one side, which is exactly what Alberto's is. We got a friendly greeting and were quickly seated, really good start. The menu is split between Italian... More

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

What a perfect review. You have probably summed up exactly what Alberto's is all about better than we have done in our trip advisor property description! I do hope people take the time to read your review thoroughly and that you get lots of helpful votes. I should say that it's not always that rowdy in the bar, but on... More

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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This restaurant offers a delightful range of home cooked Italian and Mexican food . It has Tapas nights which are a real treat as you get to try more food off the menu in smaller portions. It's an enjoyable environment for both eating and drinking and the staff are friendly and attentive. Booking essential to avoid disappointment. If you haven't... More

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

Hi and thank you for your kind review and your high recommendation. We do sometimes have availability for 'walk in' customers but you are right to advise people to phone in advance to avoid disappointment. Our number is 07904 802802. We do hope to see you again soon at Alberto's. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Four of us payed a visit to this highly recommended eaterie, and we were not disapointed. We had every dish on the menu, plus a dessert each plus drinks and still had change from £100. The dining room is bright, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The service was very good and the food very fresh and tastey. In all a great... More

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

Thank you very much, firstly for giving Alberto's a try, and secondly for leaving such a kind review. It is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Eaten here many times now, had both the normal and tapas menu. This place never disappoints, top class home cooked food, friendly staff and a welcoming atmosphere! Highly recommended!!

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

Thank you very much for your review, for highly recommending us and for visiting us once more. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards from all at Alberto's. More

staffordshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Went here as a group of 6 the food was fantastic (tapas) we had every one on the menu plus a few more was enough for all of us the service and hospitality was second to none. I was the only one who had a dessert and it was scrummy. Would definitely return when in the area. Try it I... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Alberto's. Thank you very much for your comments and for recommending us. I hope we will see you again when you are in the area. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

this was a lovely tapas experience made a change from the normal starter and main all the dishes we ordered were very taste full of flavor a lovely relaxed way of eating would recommend cant fault the food or service lovely pleasant evening

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

Thank you very much for your contribution. We are pleased that you have enjoyed the way we do things here at Alberto's and we hope you will get a chance to visit us again sometime. More

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