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Food & Liquor-SURFERS PARADISE, QLD
Food & Liquor-Surfers Paradise, QLD
Immigrating to Australia in 1980 after a massive earthquake around the Naples area, Mamma's sister lived in Australia so Tony, Silvana and their 3 year old son hopped on a plane and travell..
2 & 3 3018 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 4217.
2 & 3 3018 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Par..
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Immigrating to Australia in 1980 after a massive earthquake around the Naples area, Mamma's sister lived in Australia so Tony, Silvana and their 3 year old son hopped on a plane and travelled to the other side of the world to make a new life. With the birth of their daughter in Lilydale, Melbourne the Velardo family now had an Australian born child. Our restaurant story actually began back in 1985 in Southport, as a little humble hole in the wall take away shop called Arrivederci in Southport. With no experience, hardly any english and sometimes only making one pizza a night, Tony and Silvana's passion for cooking Italian food and looking after their customers, is what drove them to restaurant it is today. In 1996 that little hole in the wall turned it into a 30 seater restaurant called Tony & Silvana's making our deep Italian roots felt in every corner of the restaurant. Being from the Naples region, the many pictures & murals that are in our Ristorante depict the Naples region the especially the Amalfi Coast also known as La Costiera Amalfitana, one of the most beautufil coastlines in the world. In 1990, when that little 30 seater started to become successful, it was sold and the family moved back to Italy for nostalgic reasons. We stayed in Italy for a little while and decided after that Australia was the land of opportunity, and almost 29 Years later here we are. We still have 95% of their relatives in Italy and hold strong family ties with them. We are proud Australians, however Italy will always hold a special place in our hearts. In 1991 we came back to Australia and bought back the restaurant in Southport which was re named Alfresco. Then In 1992 we bought the restaurant in Surfers Paradise and named it also Alfresco, and at that time were running both restaurant simultaneously. In 1996 we decided it was best we closed the Southport venue so that Mum and Dad could work together in the one business that had grown from a 40 seater to a 110 seater restaurant. At Alfresco our vision is to be recognised as the benchmark in casual Italian dining, to provide outstanding food, create a casual, fun, friendly environment, and to ensure you are well looked after by our friendly professional staff. We really want you to feel as though you are in a little part of Italy. We hope you enjoy your experience & Buon Appetito! Our vision, Despite Australia's monumental distance from Italy, Italians are the third largest ethnic group in Australia. And Italian food has become a standard part of the Australian diet. A century ago, most Australians might not have known what pasta, garlic, basil, Napoli sauce, or olive oil was. But today, these foods have become almost a staple in the Aussie diet. Therefore, it is not surprising that almost 10 percent of all restaurants in Australia are Italian restaurants. Of those 10 percent, Alfresco will surely become one of your favourites, if not your absolute favourite eatery. Alfresco offers a scrumptious array of popular Italian foods, such as pizza, lasagne, and spaghetti, and lesser known meals, such as Calamari, Carbonara, and Eggplant Parmigiana. In addition to entrees, we specialise is Seafood's and Meats, mouth watering desserts, Pizzas and some of the best Italian wines & Australian wines. The atmosphere of the restaurant is friendly and welcoming, and even if your family has British, Spanish, French, or Middle Eastern heritage, you will still feel at home at our restaurant. Our food is made fresh and crafted from only the finest ingredients. Our prices are extremely reasonable. And our staff is committed to providing you with the highest level of service.

We are the Velardo Family and would like to welcome you to Alfresco Italian Restaurant which has been tantalising Gold Coast diners' taste buds for over 20 years now.

 

Immigrating to Australia in 1980 after a massive earthquake around the Naples area,  Mamma's sister lived in Australia so Tony, Silvana and their 3 year old son hopped on a plane and travelled to the other side of the world to make a new life. With the birth of their daughter in Lilydale, Melbourne the Velardo family now had an Australian born child. 

 

Our restaurant story actually began back in 1985 in Southport, as a little humble "hole-in-the-wall" take away shop called "Arrivederci" in Southport.  With no experience, hardly any english and sometimes only making one pizza a night, Tony and Silvana's  passion for cooking Italian food and looking after their customers, is what drove them to restaurant it is today.

 

In 1996 that little "hole-in-the-wall" turned it into a 30 seater restaurant called Tony & Silvana's making our deep Italian roots felt in every corner of the restaurant. Being from the Naples region, the many pictures & murals that are in our Ristorante depict the Naples region the especially the Amalfi Coast also known as La Costiera Amalfitana, one of the most beautufil coastlines in the world.  

 

In 1990, when that little 30 seater started to become successful, it was sold and the family moved back to Italy for nostalgic reasons. We stayed in Italy for a little while and decided after that Australia was the land of opportunity, and almost 29 Years later here we are.

We still have 95% of their relatives in Italy and hold strong family ties with them. We are proud Australians, however Italy will always hold a special place in our hearts.

 

In 1991 we came back to Australia and bought back the restaurant in Southport which was re-named "Alfresco". Then In 1992 we bought the restaurant in Surfers Paradise and named it also Alfresco, and at that time were running both restaurant simultaneously.  In 1996 we decided it was best we closed the Southport venue so that Mum and Dad could work together in the one business that had grown from a 40 seater to a 110 seater restaurant.

 

At Alfresco our vision is to be recognised as the benchmark in casual Italian dining, to provide outstanding food, create a casual, fun, friendly environment, and to ensure you are well looked after by our friendly professional staff. We really want you to feel as though you are in a little part of Italy. We hope you enjoy your experience & Buon Appetito! 

 

Our vision,

 

Despite Australia's monumental distance from Italy, Italians are the third largest ethnic group in Australia. And Italian food has become a standard part of the Australian diet. A century ago, most Australians might not have known what pasta, garlic, basil, Napoli sauce, or olive oil was. But today, these foods have become almost a staple in the Aussie diet. Therefore, it is not surprising that almost 10 percent of all restaurants in Australia are Italian restaurants. Of those 10 percent, Alfresco will surely become one of your favourites, if not your absolute favourite eatery.

 

Alfresco offers a scrumptious array of popular Italian foods, such as pizza, lasagne, and spaghetti, and lesser-known meals, such as Calamari, Carbonara, and Eggplant Parmigiana. In addition to entrees, we specialise is Seafood's and Meats, mouth-watering desserts, Pizzas and some of the best Italian wines & Australian wines.

 

The atmosphere of the restaurant is friendly and welcoming, and even if your family has British, Spanish, French, or Middle Eastern heritage, you will still feel at home at our restaurant. Our food is made fresh and crafted from only the finest ingredients. Our prices are extremely reasonable. And our staff is committed to providing you with the highest level of service.

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