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About Us

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About Us

Ciao a tutti,
For over a decade Ioesco has been bringing an authentic Italian dining experience to Sanctuary Cove locals and the greater Gold Coast community. Ioesco is a traditional, Italian family restaurant.

We serve rustic food, from everyday favourites to new dishes and the one thing that people can always be guaranteed that the food is the freshest you can get.We have created signature contemporary interpretations of a classic Napoli cuisine, that doesn’t compromise on size or quality.

The restaurant is fit with soaring ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, a marble bar and water views; all of which are complemented by a relaxed vibe and alfresco seating in the tranquil Sanctuary Cove surrounds.


I have been dining at Max's many restaurants including Ioesco for close on 20 years. The one thing you can always count on with his restaurants is the high standard of food and most often good service.


This continues to be one of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast and in my view one of the best venues for Italian food outside Italy. Neapolitan influences. Excellent staff, and your hosts Max and Amanda do their best to ensure that you have a wonderful experience with them.


As regular restaurant suitors we can honestly say there is no better place than Ioesco. A superb experience every time. The most professional operators and the most exquisite food.


Without doubt the best restaurant on the Gold Coast. From the individual and humorous service, incredible food, excellent wines and relaxed atmosphere there is no better place to go.


I have no words to describe the food at this Italian restaurant. It is simply to die for. I could not get it in quickly enough.


Ioesco Fine dining,
3a Masthead Way, Hope Island QLD 4212

Tuesday – Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch.
Lunch 11:30 – 2:30
Dinner 5:30 – 8:30

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