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3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia
+61 7 5577 8800
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
“veal marsala” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didnt make a reservation and staff made room for us, even though the restaurant was already busy and bustling. Service was super and the food was very authentic and delicious. Definitely worth a visit if you're hankering for pasta ;)

Thank Nonie W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit and we loved it. Great food, friendly helpful start. Great atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Thank zoeholt74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hope Island I am sure has many foodies, but not many good restaurants, this is one of the best, the owner has had a number of restaurants around the local area and they just keep getting better

Thank garryjamesk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had dinner here and all our food was very good. The chicken, blue cheese and mushroom was our favorite. The veal saltimbocca was good but not as flavorful as what I have had before so won’t have that again. The zucchini flowers were...More

Thank traveller77722
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

A busy Mother’s Day afternoon at Sanctuary Cove, we walked around looking for a nice spot and luckily these guys could fit us in after 2:30. Patagonian Toothfish sounded to unique to pass up. It was in a curry sauce with citrus and coconut. My...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Delicioso...authentic and fresh...5⭐ professional table service...highly recommended...a great venue.. 🍷🍷

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed April 28, 2018

nice restaurant,waitress would like to sell more like a bottle wine and garlic bread as a starter but we said no,then he wasnt funny anymore,they just wanna sell if so then they smile.Pizza was the biggest disappointment ever,for more then 25 bucks you are getting...More

Thank Gotte B
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Wow what a lovely way to spend a few hours during the middle of the day and what a nice fine dining experience. Worth every penny with food that will have you going back for more.

Thank MelissaBou16
Reviewed April 18, 2018

We were recommended to dine at this restaurant by Matt, the General Manger of Sanctuary Cove resort, where we were staying for the Commonwealth Games. It was fabulous! My husband, daughter and I enjoyed all our beautiful meals. The staff are very attentive and accommodating...More

Thank Marilynr36
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I took my eight-year-old daughter here for the first time. Everything from the greeting at the door to when we left was impeccable. Sensational service and the most delicious food ever! My daughter had the garlic bread and ham and pineapple pizza (of course)and I...More

Thank Ms_Y_Karmel
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Hope Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5577 8800
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Ioesco translates as ‘I am going out’, a fittingly momentous title for one of Gold Coast’s premier Italian restaurants, Ioesco - Cafe Cucina Bar. The likes of Gordon Ramsay have graced Ioesco’s stylish dining room, where sparkling chandeliers, a marble bar and water views are tempered by a relaxed vibe and alfresco seating in the tranquil Sanctuary Cove surrounds. Passionate and knowledgeable staff work the floor delivering contemporary interpretations of classic Napoli cuisine that, happily, don’t compromise on size or quality. Moreish starters such as duck breast with marsala mushroom cream sauce offer perfect preludes to mains like Barossa chicken breast with king prawns, avocado and garlic brandy cream sauce as well as spinach and buffalo ricotta ravioli with Napoli cream sauce.
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