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Italian Family Friendly

Alfresco on Elston

Average price $45
9.1/10
38 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $45 Special request
Eye fillet grilled
$35

250-280 gram eye fillet steak grilled with olive oil, served with sauteed seasonal vegetables

Eye fillet al Funghi
$38

250-280 gram eye fillet steak grilled with a mushroom and cream sauce, served with sauteed seasonal vegetables

Eye Fillet Dianne
$38

250-280 gram eye fillet steak grilled with our version of the Diane sauce, served with sauteed seasonal vegetables

Dietary options

Gluten free

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 38 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Jennifer J.
    Jennifer J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Loved the food, atmosphere was great, I have an Italian background and their food was as original you could get, I felt like I was in Italy. The staff were very welcoming. Would definitely go back!

  2. Mark A.
    Mark A.
    • one review
    9/10

    This is an excellent restaurant, excellent food at real good value. Service was a little slow but wine was excellent value go for the Barbera D’Asti at $38 bargain ????????

  3. Jacob T.
    Jacob T.
    • one review
    9/10

    We had a great time at dinner, service was great and so was the food. Planning on a return visit soon

  4. Michael C.
    Michael C.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Service provided and the quality of food are very good.

  5. Holly J.
    Holly J.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Food was very good host very congenial staff lovely but a little mix up with drink order and some things ordered just didn’t eventuate

  6. Bernie D.
    Bernie D.
    • one review
    9.25/10

    Great atmosphere and service

  7. Emma A.
    Emma A.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great location, quick service, friendly staff. Food always fresh and tasty. And BYO ..

  8. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    8/10

    Really good taste

  9. Laurel C.
    Laurel C.
    • one review
    10/10

    This was our second time having dinner here. We live in Brisbane. We were down for the weekend and just had to go back again. The service and food is really good.

  10. Alex B.
    Alex B.
    • 42 reviews
    7.5/10

    Love the pizzas, spaghetti & meatballs & BYO!

  11. Matt M.
    Matt M.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Great food and service can’t fault

  12. Alex B.
    Alex B.
    • 42 reviews
    8/10

    Yummy Italian, great atmosphere, love the BYO

  13. Laurie M.
    Laurie M.
    • 20 reviews
    8.5/10

    Raff and his team always do a great job. Been coming to Alfresco every time we visit Surfers Paradise over the past 30 years and have never been disappointed. Fantastic food and service. Thoroughly recommend it.

  14. John D.
    John D.
    • 8 reviews
    8.5/10

    We were warmly welcomed by Raff who set the tone for excellent service from all of the staff. There are 2 sections which they try and fill in sequence. If you are early there is therefore a choice between noisy & packed or less busy and quiet in the alternative section. The food is standard Italian pizza and pasta fare, which arrives quickly after ordering. It's BYO too which is good as it keeps the cost down for families & groups, although the wines aren't too expensive. The food prices are probably a bit high for the standard offered, however, the pasta mains were generous helpings.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    6.5/10

    When you plan the national anthem at a birthday party. Pretty cringe. Pizza and bollanse could use some more additions. Humus etc. Less cheese.

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 258 reviews
    6.25/10

    Kids were greeted with Italian themed colouring page & pencils - which was great for keeping them busy while waiting for the food. Wait staff were friendly & attentive. Gnocchi was delicious, salad fresh, as for the pizza, was disappointed that shredded ham was used instead of fresh shaved leg ham (reminds me of la porchetta pizza (cheap pizza chain in Melb)). Kids' 2 scoop of ice-cream was very generous but the creme brûlée had some issues, was soft on top but bottom either didn't set properly or it had curdled-there were noticeable lumps & the caramel was on the flavourless side.

  17. Elena P.
    Elena P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Very nice place.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    8.25/10

    Fabulous friendly staff that engaged rally well with the children.

  19. Lisa L.
    Lisa L.
    • one review
    4.25/10

    Service was very slow.Took 30mins for drinks to be brought out & even then the order was wrong.The food was luke warm when brought out & staff were very disorganized.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 259 reviews
    9/10

    good service and good meal

More information

How to get to the restaurant

3018 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, 4217, Surfers Paradise (QLD), Australia

Directions to get there

Gold Coast & Hinterland

About the restaurant

Italian Home Cooking at its Best Their aim is to set the standard of casual Italian dining at the Gold Coast Alfresco Italian Restaurant Bar Pizzeria, which has been in the business of providing good home cooked food for over 20 years. Situated at the Surfers Paradise Boulevard, the Velardo family have carefully selected a menu to make you feel that you are in a part of Italy. With light and fresh entrees like Minestrone – a homemade Italian style bean and vegetable soup – or the grilled octopus marinated in a homemade chilli Napoli sauce and served on a bed of rice, your tastebuds are sure to be set tingling. For mains try the lasagne – traditional homemade style or the calamari, carbonara and eggplant parmigiana. The restaurant also offers an array of pizzas, risottos, combination of seafood and meats. Match your meals with their selection of Italian and Australian wines or sip on a cocktail or two. This family-run restaurant of committed individuals assure in providing you with the best service and Italian food, welcoming you into a warm and friendly environment. Best dish: Pasta carbonara

Features

Mediterranean, Seafood, Pizza, Cafe,

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