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3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia
+61 7 5577 8800
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We celebrated our adult daughter's birthday at Ioesco and what a lovely night. The wait staff were very good, explaining dishes and where the seafood was sourced. So many tempting dishes to choose from. I selected feta fish - sounds ordinary I know but what...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank chook13Brisbane
Reviewed 5 days ago

Back to Ioesco last Saturday night with friends - great food as usual, service fantastic as usual, drinks overpriced but not where we go weekly so expected.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a truly wonderful meal here with a friend. It was Wednesday night, very busy...so don't forget to book! Huge portions and wonderful service. A special thanks to our waiter Tom!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lyndall K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant meal! I could not speak higher of the meal or service I received from Chiko. A great recommendation for the risotto, gnocchi and the wine. Visit this place if you want a great meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheRealPickleRick
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A family group of eight attended my birthday dinner at Ioesco. The food, in particular the pasta dishes were excellent and well priced. There was a complaint about the veal dish but otherwise a fantastic meal.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank F8185BBdavid
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Booked here as its very busy pre ordered the slow cooked lamb shoulder was a veery busy night was advised not to order an entree as the lamb shoulder was a big meal in its self did order some roast potatoes as a side dish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SteveH3172
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Amanda and Max have opened a new section of their Restaurant called Esco for breakfast and lunch. One of the first to eat breakfast of poached eggs, asparagus. vine ripened tomatoes for $14.00. Added bonus, linen napkins, a side of extra virgin olive oil for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 901wanderer
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We have frequented this restaurant on many an occasion both as a couple and with friends. We have never had a bad meal and the wine list is comprehensive and reasonable. The food is plentiful and tasty. The wait people are attentive and where a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank doublespresso
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We had dinner on a busy Saturday night. Didn’t have a booking but it was no problem to sit at the bar and wait for a table. Calamari and potato croquettes were excellent, pasta dishes were excellent, and our waiter Chiko was excellent. We really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BattlinAussie
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Great service, great atmosphere and excellent food, not been able to get in here before but now looking forward to our next visit. This is not, for us, a weekly place to visit, more reserved for those special occasions, cannot speak highly enough though. Thank...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Davedinosaur
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Michael Y
8 October 2018|
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Response from Tigerbob6905 | Reviewed this property |
We have had takeaway previously but not for some time. they have always been happy enough to oblige but I think you are better ordering early as the restaurant does get very busy.
Russ E
9 August 2018|
Response from GlobeTrotting740448 | Reviewed this property |
Russ, their menu is on line on their website!
13 September 2017|
Response from leislieh |
Never mind I see it on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
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Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3a Masthead Way | Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4212, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Hope Island
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5577 8800
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Ioesco translates as ‘I am going out’, a fittingly momentous title for one of Gold Coast’s premier Italian restaurants, Ioesco - Cafe Cucina Bar. The likes of Gordon Ramsay have graced Ioesco’s stylish dining room, where sparkling chandeliers, a marble bar and water views are tempered by a relaxed vibe and alfresco seating in the tranquil Sanctuary Cove surrounds. Passionate and knowledgeable staff work the floor delivering contemporary interpretations of classic Napoli cuisine that, happily, don’t compromise on size or quality. Moreish starters such as duck breast with marsala mushroom cream sauce offer perfect preludes to mains like Barossa chicken breast with king prawns, avocado and garlic brandy cream sauce as well as spinach and buffalo ricotta ravioli with Napoli cream sauce.
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