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“All-round Excellence”

Cardone's Seafood & Grill
Ranked #1 of 155 Restaurants in Glenelg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cardone's Seafood & Grill is an award winning restaurant located on historic Jetty Road at Glenelg. Specialising in fresh local Seafood, it also has plenty of variety of meat dishes, pasta, vegetarian and gluten free options. Open 7 days for lunch & dinner. Bookings essential to avoid disappointment. Winner of 2014 & 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant in South Australia, awarded by the Restaurant & Catering Association of SA.
Encounter Bay
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5 reviews
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“All-round Excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

Two friends recommended Cardone’s to us and now I see why. Greeted by one of the owners whose name I didn’t catch but he was lovely, chatty and made us laugh (without being annoying or making us feel uncomfortable in any way).
Owner wished my mum happy birthday and once seated gave her a complimentary bubbles and our daughter some crayons. This was all greatly appreciated!
Our meals were all fantastic, everything from the salad to the sauce was very tasty and good serves, even my 5yo daughter said she loved her calamari. (Childs meal included drink, meal and ice-cream, which kept her happy the whole time we were there).
We were so full from our meals that we regretfully couldn’t fit dessert in.
All-round the service, food and atmosphere was excellent and would highly recommend this Family owned restaurant to anyone for dinner or lunch. One not to miss in the heart of Glenelg!

  • Visited March 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were in Adelaide to celebrate a 40th birthday and chose Cardone's based on its Trip Adviser reviews. What a great choice! We were greeted, seated and served by the very personable owner Nick Cardone whose professionalism and obvious passion for fine food permeated every aspect of our evening. Nick delivered on his promise that the roasted garlic bread starter would be the best we had ever had, and it turned out to be an impeccable harbinger of things to come. Our orders of flathead and prawns were flavourful and cooked to perfection and rounded out with delightfully fresh salad and crisp potatoes. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we highly recommend this restaurant as the food, service, value and atmosphere was second to none - thank you Cardones!!

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Foxtrot2002
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California
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Ate here twice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

We had two nights on our own for dinner and ate at Cardones both nights. We tried the lamb, pork chop, paparadelle with crab, seafood linguine, and rhubarb tart. Everything was excellent. we saw more dishes we wanted to try but didn't have time. This is the best restaurant in Glenelg!

Visited February 2014
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2 Thank mtzdwra
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Goolwa, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

We chose this restaurant for a family birthday celebration because of the reviews and it did not disappoint. The "birthday girl" was offered a complimentary glass of wine of her choice upon arrival, which was a lovely start. Garfish was fresh, sweet and perfectly cooked, with a generous sized serve. My husband described his steak as "the best steak he could remember eating" and raved about his dessert too (waffles). Everyone enjoyed their food and the wine list has a good selection. Beer cold and promptly replenished. Staff were efficient and very friendly - actually seemed like they were glad to be there, which is often rare. And Nick, well, cheeky devil. Do yourself a favour and put this restaurant on your list to visit soon.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Kathy H
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Adelaide, Australia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Decided to lunch at Cardone's Seafood and Grill Glenelg yesterday. Haven't been here since the change of name but I have to say the food and service was outstanding. We started with the Roasted Garlic Butter and Flat Leaf Parsley Ciabatta Bread which was made to perfection then we both had the Pan Fried Potato Gnocchi, Braided Beef Eye FIllet, Leek, Carrot, Shallot and Tomato Ragu. The portion sizes were perfect and the Gnocchi was the best I've ever had. The staff were friendly and helpful but didn't intrude which was great. Prices are okay but some would think they are a little bit pricey. We will definitely be going back.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank molmax
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