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“Great food, great presentation”

Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #6 of 62 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 32
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: UNLIKE MOST PLACES WE NEVER CHARGE HOLIDAY SURCHARGE Live Music Every Sunday Afternoon 3pm - 6pm. Happy Hour Everyday 3pm - 6pm Alfresco's is a family run business that is open everyday from 8.00Am serving freshly produced food and excellent coffee. We strive to give great service anytime of the day.
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We went here because it was highly recommended by Nikki from the Edgewater Palms, right next door. Just walked right over. We were there on a Saturday night but didnt have more than a 2 minute wait at around 8:00pm. They have a lovely patio area for dining but it was a little to chilly when we were there for that.
They have a extensive menu with lots of sea food but I ventured for steak. It was delicious and the presentation was just as pleasing.
The owner/manager is very hands on and we spoke to him about how much we liked it. The people at the table next to us said they always come here when visiting the Bay of Islands area as the food is always consistent and excellent.

Thank cruisr
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Kelvnz, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Hi Cruisr
Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us such a great review! Its great to hear that you had such a great experience with us. We always aim to provide great food and service and this is reflected in your review. It was great meeting you and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand.
Safe travels!
Kelvin

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Reviewed 6 May 2012

We had a lovely waitress who would find time to chat to us in between serving the meals and drinks. Our meal was so good. We had the seafood platter and the lamb dish. We also have the pavlova and the creme brulee. The whole meal was fantastic and it was certainly lacking nothing to make our special anniversary dinner memorable.

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Kelvnz, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Hi Karen
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I'm delighted that you chose to spend it with us at Alfresco's. I was also very happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service so much on the night. Here's to another 25 years of marriage!
Many thanks and hope to see you again if you are in Paihia!
Kelvin

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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Visited on a busy Friday night, table for 2. At arrival the waitress warned us it was very busy and she made useful recommendations to get us started. She was doing a tremendous job looking after every body, we got our food quite quickly despite to kitchen backlog, they were catching up fast! Our dips as a starter were OK. Surf & turf looked stunning, just too much food, the potato salad and cheese on top of the steak made the whole combination a bit heavy. Taste was good. Pinot noir wine was delicious.

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Kelvnz, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2012

Hi there
Many thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I was very happy to hear that you found the service to be excellent and that you enjoyed the wine. I was disapointed to hear you didn't enjoy the combination of the surf and turf as this has been one of our biggest and most popular sellers this season. Just to clarify there is actually no cheese on this dish and that it is finished with a creamy garlic sauce. I have however passed your comments on to our kitchen staff.
I would hope you would come and see us again if you make it back to Paihia.
Many thanks
Kelvin

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We just stopped off for a quick lunch and the food was excellent. Not "posh" but certainly good value for money and friendly relaxed service.

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Kelvnz, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2012

Hi there
Really good to hear you enjoyed the food and service at our restaurant! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in NZ
many thanks
Kelvin

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We had an exceptional meal and the service was very jolly. Highly recommend.

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Kelvnz, Owner at Alfresco's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Hi
We're absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed our restaurant so much! It's great great to see you enjoyed both the food and service! Hopefully we'll see you again soon.
Enjoy the rest of your trip in NZ
thanks again!

Kelvin

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