I am a local and have eaten here 3 times before. The food is good value however, I will never eat here again and will not be recommending it in future. I hope you can appreciate why....
Last Saturday evening, four of us decided to visit La Cantina Broadbeach for some takeaway Gelati ($12.00). Given that we had eaten a large (and late) lunch, we were not overly hungry and intially wanted the takeaway Gelati. Once there however, one of us liked the pizza menu and wanted to try the 'Outback Pizza.' ($21.90) We paid and a kind girl set a table up for us. About 10 minutes later, she came back to the table to tell us 'I'm so sorry but the owner has recommended that you need to order more dishes because there is 4 of you on the table.' After hearing this, it became quite clear what that the owners instructions were while he was away - generate as much business while he was away because they need to get paid!
Having working in hopsitality for 6 years including 'Lygon Street' and reputable Restaurants in North Carlton in Victoria, I can appreciate that businesses need to make money and pay their staff - especially on a Saturday night at 7.30pm. In our defence however, the resturant was only half full (including reserved table tables) and we never intended to 'hog the table' all night. In the end, we had the pizza to 'Takeaway' - still baffled as we walked out of a half empty restaurant.
My partner and I like to eat out at various restaurants on the Gold Coast and like to support small businesses however this experience does not leave much to be desired - regardless of what the food is like.