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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: $8 - $19
Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
East Retford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner in Alberto's for the first time last week and were blown away, we didnt realise that there was such good and affordable food on offer just around the corner from us! The staff were very friendly, greeted us, showed us to our table and made sure we had everything we needed without being intrusive.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Tapas were super. Service was very good and waitress was friendly and polite. Will return again when on business in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband went at last minute glad we did food was really nice a good value . We had nacho starter and steak sizzler for main would highley recommend

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Retford, UK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited Alberto’s for a midweek treat and were glad that it was the Tapas menu as we had never sampled that before. As most other reviewers have commented, the food is wonderful, portion sizes generous and the service is good. It is attached to the main bar so I guess on occasions it could get noisy but nothing too... More

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

Readers please note, our house wine is £11.75 not £17.50! It's misleading to readers if our house wine appears to be £17.50, so please read on..... The wine that was served on this occasion was our most expensive red wine, a Gran Reserva Cabarnet Sauvignon at £17.25. I am convinced that you won't find the same wine cheaper anywhere else,... More

Retford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

Your review is much appreciated. Thank you very much. We do hope to see you again in the near future. More

Retford
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4 reviews 4 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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albertosretford, Owner at Alberto's Bar and Bistro, responded to this review

Hi, and thanks for your review. Sounds like we've got ouselves another Alberto's Lasagne fan! More

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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

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