Alfresco Italian Restaurant
Restaurants - Surfers Paradise, QLD
Here at Alfresco we're more than just an Italian Restaurant, we're Family!
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.