Top 3 Italian Restaurants on the Gold Coast


Wow! This was a hard one. There are so many amazing Italian restaurants on the Gold Coast and narrowing it down to just 3 seemed an impossible task. But we did it (and put on a few kilos in the process). The criteria included authenticity, food and service. Listed below are what we have determined as the best Italian Restaurants on the Gold Coast.

1. Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria


Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria has been a Gold Coast favourite for as long as we can remember. Everyone knows Mario’s! They are located at the beach end of the Oasis Mall, with comfortable seating inside and out. It’s a fantastic place for any celebration or even a romantic dinner for two. The prime location is easily matched by the delicious food on offer, including seafood, steak, scaloppine, pasta and pizza. The professional wait staff always have time for a quick chat and a joke. One of our many favourite dishes is the Amatriciana. Nothing but exceptional quality Italian food is served here.

Reservations: (07) 5591 1899

Order takeway/delivery

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2. Alfresco Italian Restaurant Gold Coast


Located at the southern end of Surfers Paradise, Alfresco Italian Restaurant is a true family Italian Restaurant. Alfresco’s offer indoor and alfresco dining (depending on your mood) and serve up some truly exceptional modern and traditional dishes. The quality and consistency of their food is of a high level and the staff will always make you feel warm, welcome and comfortable – as if you were one of the family. It’s obvious a lot of pride is taken in serving only the best Italian food. You will be left with a full tummy and an amazing dining experience.

Reservations: (07) 5538 9333

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3. Mano’s Italian Restaurant & Bar


Another one of the Gold Coast’s best Italian restaurants is Mano’s. The spectacular setting and relaxed environment of Paradise Point makes for a delightful night out. The food created by this multi-award winning restaurant is absolutely incredible. Like most Italian restaurants, there’s plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy fresh, hearty Italian food. Thank you Mano’s for your mouth-watering flavours and ever-friendly service.

Reservations: (07) 5577 1818

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