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What

Where

Where

Fine Dining

Cucina Vivo

8.2/10
118 reviews

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Restaurant menu

The chef recommends...

Calamari fritti lightly fried

Served with herbed aioli and parsley

Fiori di zucca

Fried zucchini flowers, ricotta and lemon, crushed macadamias and macadamia dressing

Gamberi alla griglia

King prawns, char-grilled, chilli, garlic, tarragon oil, orange and fennel salad

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.2/10
based on 118 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.3/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :8/10
  1. Robert D.
    Robert D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We had a great time and the food was fantastic and staff excellent. We don’t always tip but did tonight as it was deserved. Will certainly go there again.

  2. Ugo g.
    Ugo g.
    • one review
    6/10

    Such a pity a really beautiful location and decor very spacious not cramped sincere welcoming competent staff but the food was not acceptable at all the pork parmeggiano was pink which is a health risk but the answer from the chef is they do that for extra flavour ! The carbonara has no bacon and the answer was they don’t put bacon in the carbonara ! Some deluded chef there destroying this beautiful place

  3. Ange M.
    Ange M.
    • one review
    5/10

    We have dined here several times however this time were disappointed in the quality of the food. The barramundi was quote ‘edible’ the veggies although plentiful were bland & tasteless not even tossed past a shard of garlic or a little butter. The Australian moscato was unavailable & the Italian substitute was disappointing especially at $15/glass. The dessert special which we shared to celebrate the restaurant’s 5th birthday was visually stunning & enjoyable..

  4. Christina K.
    Christina K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Beautiful atmosphere with dim lights and candles, excellent service from staff and delicious food and wine! Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

  5. TRACEY L.
    TRACEY L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Will definitely go back, I have allergies and was well listened to and well catered for! Thanks

  6. Louis L.
    Louis L.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The food quality was excellent but the meal portions far too large. I had an entree of champagne lobster on carrot puree with walnuts. Delicious and a very generous 3 tails served. My main course was scallopini Marsala which once again was delicious . My husband had crumbed pork cutlet which he enjoyed immensely but so large even he could not finish. Very friendly and professional service from the moment of arrival. We will definitely return but maybe share our plates.

  7. Murray S.
    Murray S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely Food & Excellent Service

  8. Victoria K.
    Victoria K.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    The flounder was divine,as was the lobster. Great wine selection too.

  9. Dianna K.
    Dianna K.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Two of our party had the Flounder and it was appalling. It was drowned in a butter caper sauce and the fish was black due to the burnt butter. The fish is usually delicate and light in flavour however the cooking style left it bitter and inedible. I complained and was offered a replacement meal and decided on the Beef Risotto which also wasn’t enjoyable. The rice was undercooked and the flavours didn’t mesh. The waitress was most apologetic and did all the right things however the chef has failed and the menu needs to get back to basic Italian rather than jumping on the band wagon of new and exotic incarnations. Won’t go back in a hurry ☹️

  10. FLORA T.
    FLORA T.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food & the service was excellent.

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 298 reviews
    8.75/10

    Staff were very helpful accommodating us to a quieter area. Enjoyable night, delicious meals.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    7.25/10

    Great for pre theatre dinner

  13. Thanusan S.
    Thanusan S.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    The food was excell nt. Enjoyed it very much, both the entree and main. The setting was beautiful, however the whole experience was ruined by the the poor customer service.

  14. Thanusan S.
    Thanusan S.
    • 3 reviews
    7.25/10

    The food was fanatastic, the layout was great and nice / different ambience. Poor customer service from the waiter serving us.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    9.75/10

    Fantastic food and service. Staff are amazing

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 268 reviews
    5.75/10

    Gluten-free pizza was undercooked. The follow-up pizza, which came after the original was put back into the oven and burnt, was still not great. Staff acknowledged they've had previous issues and the cost was deducted from the account. Nonetheless, my wife and I did not eat our meals at the same time.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 272 reviews
    6.5/10

    Pizzas were great and the best value, otherwise quite expensive for portion size.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    9.25/10

    I loved the dishes, everyone was satisfied. My favourite has to be the saffron risotto.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    7.75/10

    Toppings quantity for pizzas could be more. Not good value for it's price.

  20. Nanci L.
    Nanci L.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Truffle Arancini Balls amazing. Focaccia tasty, wine choices superb.Veal, Steak, Duck and Pasta all delicious.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Boardbeach Island, Broadbeach, 4218, Broadbeach, Australia

Directions to get there

Gold Coast & Hinterland

Features

Italian

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