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Alberto's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
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Arorangi, Cook Islands
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful service with friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Food was great value for money and the steak was the best I've had in years. The salad bar was a nice touch and there was plenty of options in both menu and in the salad bar. The owner was lovely and went around each table to personally check that everyone... More 

Thank Stigsmumma
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff ok, manager helpful, salads very nice. Steaks were below average, I had swordfish which was lovely. Orders got bit mixed up, and explanation of menu options was lacking due to an inexperienced waitress. Disappointing overall.

Thank Denise B
New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Island hospitality at its best! Friendly staff and comfortable surroundings are what make a place, food was out quickly, great value for money

Thank kellya135
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The manager was rude and the staff walked around on egg shells. This didnt set out for a plesent atmosphere to begin with. Ordered our meals and wish now we hadnt. Was extremely slow and cold when served, actually wondered if they forget to serve them when done. I wouldnt waste my time going back, there are far nicer dining... More 

1 Thank jessb12016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pulled in with no booking and were seated immediately. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Our group of six were all very happy with our meals, and it was so nice to have a salad bar to choose your side salad. The desserts were also beautiful A big thumbs up for having a notice board on the wall... More 

Thank Bronwyn M
Blenheim, New Zealand
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175 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in late with no booking but the staff made us feel welcome. We all gad tge daily special of garlic bread, steak and dessert. None of us disappointed by the fabulous steak. Nice casual dining at a reasonable price.

Thank Tina B
Australind, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with family, and the fact the owner is from our home town was an awesome bonus. Was a nice time to reflect on the "good times" 😉

2 Thank tere e
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our first ever visit to Alberto's my husband and I had the steak special - garlic bread, steak+salad+baked potato and dessert. The steak was amazing. Lovely thick cut and cooked perfectly to our liking (medium rare). The garlic bread and salad bar was very good too. Cheesecake for dessert was a little disappointing. It had a thawed from frozen... More 

Thank Carolyn S
Oceanside, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Alberto's on a Thursday evening. Nice ambiance, friendly wait staff and owners. My wife and I both had tomato bacon soup to start, and it was delicious. The steak was well prepared and very tasty. The meal came with a walk up salad bar that had plenty of tasty options. Very enjoyable meal. Would return

Thank oanddkerton
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

service slow food poorly cooked and served on cold plates. no apology for poorly cooked supposedly coconut prawns insipid small shrimp around rice mound.poor value must say the chowder was good no sparkling water available or chilled plain water the ladies plate (supposedly barbque pork medallions we took back to hotel dog as inedible small salad as entree was in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: 23597

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?