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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Our first time eating here. A quiet and initimate spot with lovely attentive staff. The Ribeye steak with prawn was amazing! We ordered the single malt whisky and we just admired the glass it was served in. Our host was so generous when we complimented...the whisky and the glass that he gave us the glass to take home!! What an amazing gift and memory to celebrate our 10yr wedding anniversary ❤️More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

In our 10 days on Rarotonga we dined at Alberto's twice, which probably tells you what we thought of it. While keen to try lots of different dining experiences (and we did), we found Alberto's to be the best dinner offer and so went back....Immaculate premises with a homely touch, engaging hosts, friendly but efficient waiting staff and the food was really good. The steak was the best we had on the island (given there is no local beef industry) and the fish was beautifully fresh and perfectly cooked. The parrot fish was the pick, though mahi mahi was also really good. We would certainly go again and probably order the same dishes.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2023

The parrot fish was absolutely superb but the steak merely average. Portions are very generous and there's an awesome salad bar!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

This was a great choice for our family dinner. The steak and steak special were a hit. With a fussy grandma and granddaughter combo, even they loved their meals. Our family would definitely recommend Alberto's.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023 via mobile

Faultless dining experience! This place was a special highlight. The atmosphere when you walk in is so warm and welcoming. The staff were exceptionally professional and knew the menu well. The steak....that STEAK! Was devine. It was like butter cutting through it. The pawpaw and...curry salad was a new favorite find. YUM! Some places will stay with you when you leave ....and this was one of them. It really was one of the best dining experiences I ve had in a long time. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

We went to Alberto's Restaurant on our last night in the Cook Islands we saved the best for last. Honestly, we both had steaks and they were sensational better than some fine dining places we have been to. fresh tasty and well cooked we loved...our meal. thankyouMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2022

A long time iconic restaurant by now, we had to go there this time. Very friendly hosts, very tidy place and a dated but very cozy atmosphere reminding us of the good old days here. We had ribeye steaks, medium to rare, perfect. Came with...chips or oven potatoe, vegetables and salad from the bar. Absolutely beautiful and generous. Lager beer from Rarotonga Breweries, fresh from the tap was another delight because they had the temperature just right. They also offer takeaway food on the far end of the restaurant. Very tidy ship. highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 August 2022

We were hanging out for vegetables and this place did them beautifully. Delicious prawn entree. We will be back

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022

Really enjoyed this restaurant and will certainly eat there again on our next visit to Raro. Steak was cooked to absolute perfection and entire dining experience was first class.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022

Beautiful fillet steak cooked to perfection on two different orders, a tasty seafood curry and pan fried Parrot fish, all topped off with delicious fresh salad. The steak package included garlic bread entree and a choice of desserts. Washed down with delightful cocktails or an...ice cold beer. The service is exceptional and everyone is super friendly 👍More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2020 via mobile

We have been visiting the island for 22 years and had never managed to get to Alberto’s. Sadly it was the worst dining experience we have ever had on the island. Words can’t really describe. Under seasoned, poorly cooked steak. Not a lot of love...involved.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 14 April 2020

Just had to try the steak dinner, wow ,so much food for the dollar, huge portions on all menu items great value

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

I enjoyed this little treasure, great staff with a nice menu of options made us happy to stumble in last eve. Great grill items and a nice salad bar offering. Neat as a pin with flags of the world decor that reminded me of many...a yacht club I’ve discovered. Attentive service and nice ambience. We’ll be back. Thank you for a memorable evening.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

Good food, reasonably priced. Quiet place close by our place. Beef and broccoli, smoked marlin fettuccine. No water unless you pay for a bottle. Take always for $12/plate chicken chow me in and spicy seafood with rice.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Good selection of meat and local Asian inspired dishes. Has a quirky salad bar that had some tasty dishes too. Has a bar for after dinner drinks. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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It opens at 6pm. Put your name on the blackboard by car park. They may be away on holiday, pop down to Kikau Hut and ask the owner there. They will know
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ALBERTO'S RESTAURANT, Arorangi - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Alberto's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4